User Guide

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM ..................................................................... 6 1.1. 1.2. 1.3. 1.4. 2. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM .................................................................................. 6 WORK STAGES IN THE PROGRAM ................................................................................................ 6 OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE MENU ............................................................................................. 8 RIBBON .................................................................................................................................... 23

CONFIGURATION ...................................................................................................................... 24 2.1. 2.2. 2.3. 2.4. 2.5. 2.6. 2.7. 2.8. 2.9. 2.10. 2.11. 2.12. 2.13. 2.14. 2.15. 2.16. JOB PREFERENCES .................................................................................................................... 24 UNITS ....................................................................................................................................... 25 DATABASES .............................................................................................................................. 26 OPTIONS ................................................................................................................................... 27 PRIORITIES ............................................................................................................................... 28 POSITION NAME ........................................................................................................................ 29 DIMENSION LINES ..................................................................................................................... 30 GROUP DIMENSION LINE ........................................................................................................... 31 SIMPLE DIMENSION LINE........................................................................................................... 33 FOUNDATION PLAN ............................................................................................................... 34 STORY PLAN ......................................................................................................................... 36 VERTICAL SECTION............................................................................................................... 41 ELEVATION VIEW ................................................................................................................. 43 3D VIEW ............................................................................................................................... 45 DETAIL ................................................................................................................................. 46 MODIFICATION OF DRAWING PARAMETERS .......................................................................... 47

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OBJECT INSPECTOR ................................................................................................................. 49 3.1. 3.2. 3.3. 3.4. 3.5. 3.6. 3.7. 3.8. 3.9. DESCRIPTION OF OBJECT INSPECTOR........................................................................................ 49 OBJECT INSPECTOR .................................................................................................................. 49 MODEL TAB .............................................................................................................................. 50 LAYERS - STRUCTURE MODEL .................................................................................................. 53 REGISTER LAYER - STRUCTURE MODEL .................................................................................... 53 PARTS EDITION TAB ................................................................................................................. 54 POSITIONS TAB ......................................................................................................................... 54 PRINTOUTS TAB ........................................................................................................................ 57 STRUCTURAL DETAILING CENTER TAB .................................................................................... 57

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BASIC PARAMETERS OF A BUILDING................................................................................. 58 4.1. 4.2. BUILDING PROPERTIES .............................................................................................................. 58 STORY NAME ............................................................................................................................ 58

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WORKFRAMES ........................................................................................................................... 60 5.1. 5.2. 5.3. WORKFRAME............................................................................................................................ 60 RECTANGULAR WORKFRAME ................................................................................................... 61 CIRCULAR WORKFRAME ........................................................................................................... 63

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DEFINITION OF STRUCTURE ELEMENTS .......................................................................... 67 6.1. BEAMS / GROUND BEAMS.......................................................................................................... 67 6.1.1. Beam / ground beam - definition ..................................................................................... 67 6.1.2. Beam - section ................................................................................................................. 68 6.1.3. Beam - vertical definition ................................................................................................ 69 6.1.4. Beam - details .................................................................................................................. 70 6.1.5. Beam definition - command line ...................................................................................... 71

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6.2. WALLS ..................................................................................................................................... 72 6.2.1. Wall - definition ............................................................................................................... 72 6.2.2. Wall - section ................................................................................................................... 73 6.2.3. Wall - vertical definition .................................................................................................. 74 6.2.4. Wall definition - command line ........................................................................................ 75 6.2.5. Definition rule - offset different from zero ....................................................................... 76 6.3. COLUMNS ................................................................................................................................. 77 6.3.1. Column - definition .......................................................................................................... 77 6.3.2. Column - section .............................................................................................................. 78 6.3.3. Column - vertical definition ............................................................................................. 79 6.3.4. Column definition - command line................................................................................... 80 6.4. FLOOR SLABS / RAFT FOUNDATIONS ......................................................................................... 80 6.4.1. Floor slab / raft foundation - definition ........................................................................... 80 6.4.2. Slab - section ................................................................................................................... 81 6.4.3. Slab - vertical definition .................................................................................................. 82 6.4.4. Slab - details .................................................................................................................... 83 6.4.5. Slab definition - command line ........................................................................................ 84 6.5. SPREAD FOOTINGS .................................................................................................................... 85 6.5.1. Spread footing - definition ............................................................................................... 85 6.5.2. Spread footing - section ................................................................................................... 86 6.5.3. Spread footing - vertical definition .................................................................................. 86 6.5.4. Spread footing definition - command line ........................................................................ 87 6.6. CONTINUOUS FOOTINGS ........................................................................................................... 88 6.6.1. Continuous footing - definition ........................................................................................ 88 6.6.2. Continuous footing - section ............................................................................................ 89 6.6.3. Continuous footing - vertical definition ........................................................................... 90 6.6.4. Continuous footing - details............................................................................................. 91 6.6.5. Continuous footing definition - command line ................................................................. 91 6.7. DOORS ...................................................................................................................................... 92 6.7.1. Door - definition .............................................................................................................. 92 6.7.2. Door - geometry............................................................................................................... 93 6.7.3. Door - vertical definition ................................................................................................. 93 6.7.4. Door definition - command line ....................................................................................... 94 6.8. WINDOWS................................................................................................................................. 94 6.8.1. Window - definition.......................................................................................................... 94 6.8.2. Window - geometry .......................................................................................................... 95 6.8.3. Window - vertical definition ............................................................................................ 95 6.8.4. Window definition - command line .................................................................................. 96 6.9. OPENINGS/RECESSES - WALLS .................................................................................................. 96 6.9.1. Opening / recess - definition ............................................................................................ 96 6.9.2. Opening / recess - geometry ............................................................................................ 97 6.9.3. Opening/recess - vertical definition ................................................................................. 98 6.9.4. Opening definition - command line ................................................................................. 98 6.10. OPENINGS/RECESSES - SLABS................................................................................................ 99 6.10.1. Opening / recess - definition (slab).................................................................................. 99 6.10.2. Opening/recess - geometry (slab) .................................................................................. 100 6.10.3. Opening/recess - details (slab) ...................................................................................... 101 6.11. LINTELS .............................................................................................................................. 101 6.11.1. Lintel - definition ........................................................................................................... 101 6.12. RING BEAMS ....................................................................................................................... 103 6.12.1. Ring beam - Definition................................................................................................... 103 6.12.2. Ring beam - Section ....................................................................................................... 104 6.12.3. Ring beam - Vertical Definition ..................................................................................... 105 6.12.4. Ring beam - Details ....................................................................................................... 105 6.13. PREFABRICATED ELEMENTS ............................................................................................... 106 6.13.1. Prefabricated element / stairs - definition ..................................................................... 106

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...................................2. Stairs ........ 10................ 137 STYLES OF ELEMENT GRAPHIC DISPLAY ........... Description style ...................................... Definition / modification of openings ............. 110 6...............DRAWING POSITIONS .............. Prefabricated elements ................................ Manager of plane properties ........... 149 © 2009 Autodesk.... 143 CREATING OF A VERTICAL SECTION OF A BUILDING ........2.............................................................2.......................... Inc..................1.... 113 6.......4... 124 7...................................intermediate horizontal plane ....... 117 6...........................................................definition......................................... 142 VIEWS / PLANS CREATED FOR A STRUCTURE MODEL .......................................definition .........................1..............1..... Styles of element description............. remaining openings) .................2...................................................15.... 112 6.....beams ...2................ 122 7............. 146 REGISTER LAYER ....................... 132 7....................................3...............section ...1............................. 137 AUTOMATIC POSITIONING ........ 10................ DATABASES OF VOLUMETRIC ELEMENTS ....3................ ELEMENT POSITIONING .14..... 133 7.1.......3.................................2.. 148 11..... Prices of formworks and materials ...................... 124 7.2............. DESCRIPTION STYLES ............................... windows..............................................................14........................................................definition ......... 144 CREATING OF AN ELEVATION VIEW OF A BUILDING ........................ 10................................................................3.................... 132 7....... 134 7................................................................................2...............spread footings ...................inclined plane.. GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF STRUCTURE ELEMENTS ....15........ 114 6..14... POSITIONING OF STRUCTURE ELEMENTS ..........................5.............. 119 7..................... Definition of planes ........................ 10......1....1...................................................................................................................................................2......3...........stairs ....3............................................................. 142 CREATING OF A PLAN (PROJECTION) OF A BUILDING STORY ....... PLANES......6........ 109 6.......... Definition of planes ........................3.13....................3..1................................ 142 CREATING OF A PLAN (PROJECTION) OF FOUNDATIONS ............... Definition of prefabricated elements ....... AVAILABLE DATABASES .....................2... Opening list (doors.3..... 135 8............................. 106 6......DRAWING POSITIONS ......................... Stairs ............................... 110 6.....................13............. 119 7................. Definition of planes .Formwork Drawings ..........................................2............................... 119 7...................................... 111 6.. Databases .....................2........ 121 7...........4....7........ 137 8...................14......................... Stairs ........4.................... 147 10....... DEFINITION / MODIFICATION OF DATABASE ELEMENTS ......................inclined plane of a defined shape and inclination........... 148 11............................................................................................................. Prefabricated elements ........................ All rights reserved ...... Definition of planes................... 9................................................................................................... Prefabricated elements .................. 140 9... 119 7........................................AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing ............... 11.................User Guide page: 3 6...4. Prefabricated elements ..... 140 CREATING OF STRUCTURE VIEWS ..............................................4.................. Definition / modification of a material .....................................................1..parameters of plane location ............ 10...................vertical definition .................................................................................................. 132 7..............................8................................. 10.................... 10.........................................................................1........................ 148 11............................15.......... Definition / modification of a cross-section ........................................................... 112 6............................. 107 6......2..............................................1.......3................. Prefabricated element ....15............................................................ 8...........2......... List of cross-sections........................ Prefabricated element ...... 122 7.................15..........1..................1..............................2....................................................15... 117 7. STAIRS ............... DATABASES ...columns..................... 125 7..............5.............. Material list ..........................................................2.......... 148 11............ ELEMENT DESCRIPTIONS. Prefabricated element .............. 10................ Definition of planes ..1....................................... 145 CREATING OF A 3D VIEW OF A BUILDING ..........13................................................................... DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE ELEMENTS ...... Definition / modification of sections and openings ........................5.........1.........................................................................................vertical definition .............2...............6..3......................15................................. 115 6....................................................................... 111 6.. 126 7... 146 LAYERS ................................................................................2..................5............................................................................4.............................................................3........section ... 128 7...1.....................................

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11.2.3. 11.2.4. 11.2.5. 12.

Description elements ..................................................................................................... 150 Description syntax ......................................................................................................... 152 User description - mechanisms of the AutoCAD program............................................. 154

GRAPHIC SYMBOLS ............................................................................................................ 155

12.1. HOW TO INSERT GRAPHIC SYMBOLS ................................................................................... 155 12.2. STYLES OF GRAPHIC SYMBOLS............................................................................................ 155 12.2.1. Styles of symbols ............................................................................................................ 155 12.2.2. Axis ................................................................................................................................ 156 12.2.3. Elevation mark ............................................................................................................... 157 12.2.4. Section symbol ............................................................................................................... 158 12.2.5. Graphic designation ...................................................................................................... 158 12.2.6. Intersecting line ............................................................................................................. 160 12.2.7. Opening symbol in view ................................................................................................. 160 12.2.8. Opening symbol in cross-section ................................................................................... 161 12.2.9. Symbol of main direction of the slab ............................................................................. 162 12.2.10. Detail symbol ............................................................................................................. 163 13. STYLES OF DRAWING TEMPLATES ............................................................................... 164 DRAWING TEMPLATE MANAGER ......................................................................................... 164 ADJOINING ELEMENTS ........................................................................................................ 165 GRAPHIC PRESENTATION .................................................................................................... 169 SECTION / VIEW - PARAMETERS .......................................................................................... 171 DRAWING LAYOUT ............................................................................................................. 172 DRAWING COMPONENTS ..................................................................................................... 175

13.1. 13.2. 13.3. 13.4. 13.5. 13.6. 14.

SUMMARY TABLES ............................................................................................................. 182

14.1. SUMMARY TABLES (STYLE MANAGER) ............................................................................... 182 14.2. DEFINITION/MODIFICATION OF A SUMMARY TABLE STYLE ................................................. 183 14.2.1. Definition/modification of a table style.......................................................................... 183 14.2.2. Table: components and layout ....................................................................................... 183 14.2.3. Font, color, line ............................................................................................................. 184 14.2.4. Options .......................................................................................................................... 185 14.2.5. Sorting and detailed options .......................................................................................... 186 15. PRINTOUT - TABLES ........................................................................................................... 187 TABLE PRINTOUT MANAGER ............................................................................................... 187 TABLE COMPOSITION .......................................................................................................... 188 PAGE SETUP ........................................................................................................................ 189 FRAMES .............................................................................................................................. 189 DISTANCES ......................................................................................................................... 190 COLORS AND FORMATS ...................................................................................................... 190 HEADER.............................................................................................................................. 191 FOOTER .............................................................................................................................. 191 PARAMETERS...................................................................................................................... 192 TEMPLATES ........................................................................................................................ 194

15.1. 15.2. 15.3. 15.4. 15.5. 15.6. 15.7. 15.8. 15.9. 15.10. 16.

DRAWINGS ............................................................................................................................. 195 FORMWORK DRAWING WIZARD .......................................................................................... 195 EXPORT OF FORMWORK DRAWINGS TO DWG ..................................................................... 195 EXPORT OF FORMWORK DRAWINGS TO AUTOCAD STRUCTURAL DETAILING - REINFORCEMENT ............................................................................................................. 196 AUTOMATIC REINFORCEMENT ............................................................................................ 200

16.1. 16.2. 16.3. 16.4. 17.

TOOLS ..................................................................................................................................... 202 COPY STORY ....................................................................................................................... 202

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17.2. COPY / MOVE SELECTED ELEMENTS .................................................................................... 202 17.3. FILTERS - ELEMENT SELECTION BY TYPE ............................................................................ 203 17.4. FILTERS - ELEMENT SELECTION BY SECTION ....................................................................... 204 17.5. FILTERS - ELEMENT SELECTION .......................................................................................... 205 17.6. MODIFICATION ................................................................................................................... 206 17.6.1. Wall - modification of element graphic representation ................................................. 206 17.6.2. Beam / ground beam - modification of element graphic representation ........................ 206 17.6.3. Column - modification of element graphic representation ............................................ 207 17.6.4. Slab/raft foundation - modification of element graphic representation ......................... 208 17.6.5. Spread footing - modification of element graphic representation ................................. 208 17.6.6. Continuous footing - modification of element graphic representation .......................... 209 17.6.7. Openings (windows, doors) - modification of element graphic representation ............. 210 18. EXAMPLE - PROCEDURE WHILE WORKING IN THE PROGRAM.......................... 211 SHORT EXAMPLE - USE OF AUTOCAD STRUCTURAL DETAILING - FORMWORK DRAWINGS 211

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1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM 1.1. General description of the program
AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Formwork Drawings has been developed to make it easier to prepare formwork drawings (plans of arrangement of structural positions) of structure components. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Formwork Drawings is the program for defining a structure model, creating drawings (sections, views, projections), creating formwork drawings of single structure elements, preparing tables of material elements and estimating costs of a structure. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Formwork Drawings allows making detailed drawings of a structure (story plans, foundation plans, sections, elevation views, etc.); it is equipped with a complete set of options for drawing and description of structure elements, that are adapted to the needs of an engineer / designer. The program may be used as: • a program for exporting elements of a structure model to AutoCAD Structural Detailing Reinforcement and generating required reinforcement • a tool to use when preparing bids (quick modeling, cost estimation). AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Formwork Drawings combined with the program AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Reinforcement allows preparing a complete structure project and generating detailed drawings with the possibility to edit prepared drawings. Basic functions of AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Formwork Drawings are: a) definition of a structure model b) creating formwork drawings (single structure elements, story plans, elevation views, etc.) c) export of structure model elements to AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Reinforcement. The following objects are singled out in the program: • Structure model, structure model elements - real structure elements (3D); detailed drawings are created for them • Position - an object concerned with organization of structure model elements; a (letter - digit) designation of identical elements in a structure • Document - a set of views of a position in specified projections and views (any number of documents may be generated for each position); a document consists of views. NOTE: A document may be edited only in the edition layout; a document may be printed only after it is inserted to the printout layout. • View - a single drawing; it is always a document component - if it has been added to a printout, it is a printout element at the same time. NOTE: only a view (drawing) placed in the printout layout may be printed • Printout - ready-to-use printout composed of views; its equivalent in the AutoCAD ® program is a layout together with AutoCAD views placed in it; for each printout there is exactly one layout corresponding to it. The listed elements are concerned with the stages of work on a project.

1.2. Work stages in the program
AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Formwork Drawings is a program for creating drawings of buildings (elevation drawings, plans of stories, plans of foundations, sections, etc.). Creation of drawings in the program is an automated process. Drawings are created based on a 3D model of a real building which is defined using the options available in AutoCAD Structural Detailing Formwork Drawings. Since AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Formwork Drawings works on the AutoCAD ® platform, there is also a possibility to use the options available in that program (e.g. edit operations such as copying, moving, etc.).

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Creation of a building model and its drawings can be divided into the following stages:
1. defining a model / loading a model from other programs

Structure model includes three-dimensional elements of a real 3D structure; drawings will be prepared for these elements. Definition of the model consists in determining the locations of structural elements of a building, such as: beams, columns, walls, slabs, foundations, etc. See – definition of basic structure elements: Walls Columns Beams Slabs Spread footings Continuous footings Doors Windows Lintels Databases
2. assigning positions to structure elements

Assigning - to elements of a structure model - positions (an object concerned with organization of structure model elements; one or several structure elements are assigned a position for which a common set of drawings may be generated). Positions are available on the two tabs of the Object Inspector dialog box: Model and Positions. See: Positioning of elements of a structure model Automatic positioning
3. automatic creation of drawings of a building model

Once positions are assigned to model elements, the program automatically creates drawings of a building based on the configurable templates which define projections, scales, appearance of descriptions, symbols and other parameters concerning graphic representation of an element in a drawing – see: creating a story plan creating a foundation plan creating a 3D view creating an elevation view creating a vertical section. Drawings can be edited using the tools available in AutoCAD Structural Detailing Formwork Drawings or the AutoCAD ® standard options. In the case of model modifications, it is possible to automatically update created drawings.
4. export of model elements to other programs / printouts

The following possibilities are offered here: - saving of formwork drawings of individual structure elements in a DWG file - export of formwork drawings of structure elements to AutoCAD Structural Detailing Reinforcement - automatic generation of reinforcement and drawings of structure element reinforcements in AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Reinforcement.

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door. the option is used to define door openings in selected elements of a structure model. Opens the Window: definition dialog box after indicating a wall. recess or opening in the wall. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Slab command Command line: RBCX_DEF_SLAB Opens the Stairs: definition dialog box.3. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Beam command Command line: RBCX_DEF_BEAM Opens the Slab: definition dialog box. the option enables definition of beams in a structure model. Options available in the menu Below is a list of all options available in AutoCAD Structural Detailing . the option is used to define lintels above the selected elements of a structure model. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Ring Beam command Command line: RBCX_DEF_RING_BEAM Opens the Door: definition dialog box after indicating a wall. Inc. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Stairs command Command line: RBCX_DEF_STAIRS Opens the Ring beam: definition dialog. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Lintel command Command line: RBCX_DEF_LINTEL Column Beam Slab Stairs Ring beam Door Window Lintel © 2009 Autodesk. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Doors command Command line: RBCX_DEF_DOOR. use this option to define ring beams in a structure model. the option enables definition of stairs in a structure model. All rights reserved . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Wall command Command line: RBCX_DEF_WALL Opens the Wall: definition dialog box. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Window command Command line: RBCX_DEF_WINDOW. the option enables definition of walls in a structure model.Formwork Drawings . Opens the Beam: definition dialog box. the option enables definition of columns in a structure model. Opens the Lintel: definition dialog box after selecting a window. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Column command Command line: RBCX_DEF_COL. the option enables definition of floor slabs in a structure model.User Guide 1. the option is used to define window openings in selected elements of a structure model.page: 8 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . The list includes location of options in the text menu.Formwork Drawings. Definition Wall Opens the Wall: definition dialog box. commands that activate options from the command line and short descriptions of options. icons that represent particular options.

the option is used to define an opening/recess in the selected walls of a structure. the option is used to define an opening/recess in the selected slabs of a structure model. a new category Groups displays in Object Inspector. dowel reinforcement and so on) for elements that belong to the group. stairs. beams. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Continuous footing command Command line: RBCX_DEF_CONT_FOOT. specify the group name. columns and spread footings 2. A defined group is saved in the Object Inspector pane. Inc. the option enables definition of raft foundations in a structure model. after creating a first group. a group is a user-defined set of elements with the specified name.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Using this option you can also define reinforcement (common reinforcement for elements of the group. etc. slab for other structure elements. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Opening/recess in slab command Command line: RBCX_DEF_HOLE_SLAB Opens the Spread footing: definition dialog box. the option enables definition of prefabricated elements in a structure model. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Opening/recess in wall command Command line: RBCX_DEF_HOLE_WALL. Opens the Continuous footing: definition dialog box.). Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Prefabricated element command Command line: RBCX_DEF_PREF Select this option to define a group.User Guide page: 9 Opening/recess wall in Opens the Opening: definition dialog box after indicating a structure element (wall). columns. Prefabricated elements are volumetric elements of complex geometry (spread footings. Opens the Ground beam: definition dialog box. a frame that consists of beams. All rights reserved . Typical examples of groups defined from different structure elements are: 1. Opening/recess slab in Spread footing Continuous footing Ground beam Raft foundation Prefabricated element Add group © 2009 Autodesk.Formwork Drawings . the option enables definition of continuous footings in a structure model. It allows generating drawings for a defined set of structure elements. To define a group: 1. that is a set of structure model elements. the option enables definition of ground beams in a structure model. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Ground beam command Command line: RBCX_DEF_GROUND_BEAM Opens the Raft foundation: definition dialog box. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Raft foundation command Command line: RBCX_DEF_SLAB_FOUNDATION Opens the Prefabricated element: definition dialog box. the option enables definition of spread footings in a structure model. Opens the Opening: definition dialog box after indicating a structure element (slab). select elements of the group 2. Structure elements can belong to several groups. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Spread footing command Command line: RBCX_DEF_FOOT.

selecting the main element or deleting an element) are performed in the Object Inspector pane. follow the steps below: 1 select the Formwork Drawings / Insert structural axis command 2 enter a number (name) of a structural axis 3 indicate the first point of an axis symbol 4 indicate the second point of the axis symbol (see the drawing below) 5 if need be. All rights reserved . Individual plans are created in relation to the main element of a group.User Guide A first selected element of a structure is treated as the main element of a group (it is marked in Object Inspector). Menu: Formwork Drawings / Workframes / Insert rectangular workframe command Command line: RBCX_DEF_WORKFRAME Opens the Workframe dialog box where parameters of a circular workframe can be defined. while inserting the axis the user may enter any number (each following one will be inserted according to the recently-specified numbering). Selecting the main element is important when drawings are generated for a group. Insert workframe circular Insert structural axis A number of the axis is proposed according to the settings in the default style. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Insert structural axis command Command line: RBCX_DEF_SYMBOL_AXIS Planes Definition of plane Opens the Definition of planes dialog box. Operations on groups (that is adding an element. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Planes / Definition of plane command Command line: RBCX_PLANE_DEF © 2009 Autodesk. Inc. The option enables defining intermediate (horizontal) planes or inclined planes on which elements of a structure model can be defined.Formwork Drawings . determine the order allowing insertion of axes in groups. Symbols are drawn according to a default style set in the Job Preferences dialog box.page: 10 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Workframes / Insert circular workframe command Command line: RBCX_DEF_WORKFRAME_RADIAL The option is used to insert an axis in a selected place in a drawing. To insert a structural axis symbol in a drawing. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Define / Add group command Command line: RBCX_ADDGROUP Workframes Insert rectangular workframe Opens the Workframe dialog box where parameters of a rectangular workframe can be defined. There is a possibility to modify the axis number using the relevant option from the context menu.

Menu: Formwork Drawings / Planes / Group planes command Command line: RBCX_GROUP_PLANES The option allows ‘splitting’ a group of planes into single separate planes (the option has the opposite action to the Group planes option). Inc. The operation results in ‘returning’ elements to default levels of the reference plane. All rights reserved . Geometry of structure elements is adjusted to the slope of the inclined plane. Once created. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Planes / Attach to plane command Command line: RBCX_ATTACH_TO_PLANE The option allows ‘detaching’ selected structure elements from an indicated inclined plane (the option has the opposite action to the Attach to plane option). the group of planes is regarded in the same way as a standard single plane. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Display / Show whole building command Command line: RBCX_VIEW_BUILDING After selecting this option. To obtain a group of planes. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Display / Show active story command Command line: RBCX_VIEW_STOREY Show active story © 2009 Autodesk. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Planes / Detach from plane command Command line: RBCX_DETACH_FROM_PLANE The option allows creating a group of planes. only an active (selected) story of a building will be presented on the screen. the user should indicate planes that should belong to the group of planes. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Planes / Ungroup planes command Command line: RBCX_UNGROUP_PLANES Detach from plane Group planes Ungroup planes Import/Export Import structure from Autodesk CBS The option allows import of a structure model created in Autodesk Concrete Building Structures.g. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Import\Export / Import structure from Autodesk CBS command Command line: RBCX_LOAD_ROBIN_MODEL The option allows opening Autodesk Concrete Building Structures and saving a structure model in the format of this program.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .User Guide page: 11 Attach to plane The option allows attaching selected structure elements to an indicated inclined plane. and next. such a group is regarded as a separate object which enables defining elements of a structure model with a complicated plane geometry (e.Formwork Drawings . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Import\Export / Export structure to Autodesk CBS command Command line: RBCX_SAVE_ROBIN_MODEL The option allows saving a structure model as an ACIS solid (as a drawing in a DWG format). Menu: Formwork Drawings / Import\Export / Save model as ACIS solids command Command line: RBCX_ACIS_EXPORT Export structure to Autodesk CBS Save model as ACIS solids Display Show whole building A whole structure model is presented on the screen. planes of a multi-pitch roof). specify a name of the group of planes.

element selection dialog box. All rights reserved . This type of drawing can be widely used in the structure documentation which necessitates preparing drawings (using a more accurate scale) of details of the contact between elements or connections of elements. It is usually created in relation to the plan (of story or foundation) or the vertical section. Inc.page: 12 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . the option is used to define criteria of selecting elements in a structure model. the option is used for viewing and editing parameters of defined intermediate or inclined planes. it is created based on another document (a source document). A detail drawing inherits all settings from the source document (see also: Job preferences / Detail. To create a detail: Create plan foundation of Create section vertical Create view elevation Create 3D view Create detail a drawing © 2009 Autodesk. indicate lines intersecting a structure model and a section ‘depth’. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Display / Show planes command Command line: RBCX_EDIT_PLANES Show elements Show planes Create plan of story After selecting this option the program automatically creates a plan of a selected story in a building. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Display / Show elements command Command line: RBCX_VIEW_ELEMENTS Selecting this option opens the Manager of plane properties dialog box.Formwork Drawings . Detail Style). Menu: Formwork Drawings / Create plan of story command Command line: RBCX_DEF_STOREY_VIEW After selecting this option the program automatically creates a plan of building foundations. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Create plan of foundation command Command line: RBCX_DEF_FOUNDATION_VIEW After selecting this option the program automatically creates a vertical section of a structure model. to create an elevation view. to create a vertical section. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Create vertical section command Command line: RBCX_DEF_V_SECTION After selecting this option the program automatically creates an elevation view of a structure model. Menu: Formwork Drawings /Create elevation view command Command line: RBCX_DEF_ELEVATION After selecting this option the program automatically creates a threedimensional view of a structure model. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Display / Show only selected elements command Command line: RBCX_VIEW_SELECT_EL Selecting this option opens the Filters . only selected elements of a building will be presented on the screen. indicate lines of the elevation view and a direction of the view. A detail is a specific type of document.User Guide Show only selected elements After selecting this option. Menu: Formwork Drawings /Create 3D view command Command line: RBCX_DEF_VIEW3D Select this option to automatically generate a detail in drawings.

select any edge of the group element (you can select a part of or whole drawing using a window). Menu: Formwork Drawings / Element description command Command line: RBCX_LABEL Use this option to describe defined groups of structure elements. the user should indicate an element(s) to be dimensioned (intersect the element with an auxiliary line) and define an offset of a dimension line from the dimensioned element. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Dimension lines / Arc dimension line command Command line: RBCX_DIM_ARC Simple line dimension Arc dimension line © 2009 Autodesk. The user should indicate elements to be dimensioned and define an offset of a dimension line from dimensioned elements. beams. select the place and circle the area to be included in the detail. Names of subsequent details are unique in the project. views and sections. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Dimension lines / Simple dimension line command Command line: RBCX_DIM_SIMPLE The Arc dimension line option is used to create dimension lines for arcshaped structure elements (walls. it is under the document it was created from.User Guide page: 13 1. descriptions of structure elements are possible in plans (of stories or foundations) and in sections. All rights reserved . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Group description command Command line: RBCX_GROUP_LABEL Group description Dimension lines Group dimension line The Group dimension line option is used to create dimension lines for structure elements presented in created plans or sections of a designed object. A circle that indicates the detail is drawn in the source document (the document where the detail location was selected). NOTE: A detail drawing presents elements to the extent limited by the square inscribed in the specified circle. continuous footings) located in generated plans or sections of a designed object.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . If an element belongs to several groups. Inc. move to the Edition Layout (from the level of a user-selected document) 2. all groups are described. To describe a group in the drawing. Groups are described according to the style in element description styles. The program will automatically recognize selected elements and appropriately group dimension lines.Formwork Drawings . the user should indicate one arc element to be dimensioned and define an offset of a dimension line from the dimensioned element. A detail is added to the list in the Object Inspector pane. descriptions of groups can be placed in plans (of stories or foundations). Menu: Formwork Drawings / Create a drawing detail command Command line: RBCX_DEF_DETAIL Element description The option allows description of individual objects in a structure. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Dimension lines / Group dimension line command Command line: RBCX_DIM_GROUP The Simple dimension line option is used to create dimension lines for individual structure elements located in generated plans or sections of a designed object.

User Guide Add division point The option allows modifying dimension lines created by the program by defining additional points (auxiliary lines) to which a given dimension will refer. Before deleting a line © 2009 Autodesk.page: 14 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Once a point (auxiliary line) is deleted from a dimension line.Formwork Drawings . dimensions on the dimension line will be recalculated (see the drawing below). Dimensions presented on the dimension line will be recalculated and adjusted to the location of a new point on the dimension line (see the drawing below). All rights reserved . Before adding a line After adding a line Menu: Formwork Drawings / Dimension lines / Add division point command Command line: RBCX_DIM_UTIL_ADD Delete division point The option allows modifying dimension lines created by the program by deleting indicated points (auxiliary lines) on a dimension line. Inc.

Menu: Formwork Drawings / Select labels and dimensions command Command line: RBCX_LABEL_SELECT Insert opening symbol in view Insert symbol section in opening cross- Select labels dimensions and © 2009 Autodesk. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Insert elevation mark command Command line: RBCT_DEF_SYMBOL_COTE Insert symbol main direction of Use this option to insert a symbol of main direction for slabs. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Insert opening symbol in cross-section command Command line: RBCT_DEF_SYMBOL_HOLECAST Opens the Filters – element selection dialog box. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Insert opening symbol in view command Command line: RBCT_DEF_SYMBOL_HOLE The option is used to insert an opening symbol in the cross-section. To insert an elevation mark in a drawing. You can perform this operation in the Edition Layout. the option is used to define criteria of selection of labels and dimensions of structure objects.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . To insert an opening symbol in a view. Levels are designated with respect to the base level defined in the Building parameters dialog box. Symbols are drawn according to a default style set in the Styles of symbols dialog box. Labels (descriptions) of structure elements are available in plans (of stories or foundations) and in sections.Formwork Drawings . follow the steps below: 1 select the Formwork Drawings / Insert opening symbol in view command 2 select a point inside the opening in the view. follow the steps below: 1 select the Formwork Drawings / Insert elevation mark command 2 indicate a point on a selected level (the program will automatically calculate the height with respect to the base point). Symbols are drawn according to a default style set in the Styles of symbols dialog box. All rights reserved .User Guide page: 15 After deleting a line Menu: Formwork Drawings / Dimension lines / Delete division point command Command line: RBCX_DIM_UTIL_DEL Insert elevation mark The option is used to insert an elevation mark in a selected place in a drawing. Symbols are drawn according to a default style set in the Styles of symbols dialog box. Inc. Symbols are drawn according to a default style set in the Styles of symbols dialog. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Insert symbol of main direction command Command line: RBCX_SLAB_MAIN_DIR The option is used to insert an opening symbol at a selected place in a drawing.

such as a volume or area © 2009 Autodesk.elements command Command line: RBCX_LIST_DETA After running this option.costs command Command line: RBCX_LIST_PRICE After running this option.elements Detailed . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Change size of labels and dimensions command Command line: RBCX_MOD_LABEL_SCALE Tables Summary . NOTE: The table may be added only to a completed printout (generated drawing).selected model elements . Inc. NOTE: The table may be added only to a completed printout (generated drawing). the detailed element table (this table includes both summary tables) is inserted in a drawing.page: 16 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .selected model elements . the option is available in the edition layout.whole building (all model elements) . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Tables / Summary .elements After running this option.filtered model elements.Formwork Drawings . After indicating a label or dimension of a structure element. the element summary table is inserted in a drawing.whole building (all model elements) .selected model elements . This table may be inserted for: .elements command Command line: RBCX_LIST_ELEM After running this option. the summary table of element costs is inserted in a drawing.selected model elements .User Guide Change size of labels and dimensions The option allows specifying a scale factor for labels and dimensions of structure objects. All rights reserved . This table may be inserted for: .filtered model elements. This table may be inserted for: . it cannot be inserted to a structure model or to the edit layout. NOTE: The table may be added only to a completed printout (generated drawing).whole building (all model elements) . This table may be inserted for: .whole building (all model elements) . it cannot be inserted to a structure model or to the edit layout.openings Summary .costs Detailed . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Tables / Detailed . the user should define a factor value by which the size of a label or dimension will be multiplied. a detailed table concerned with openings is inserted in a drawing.openings command Command line: RBCX_LIST_HOLE Summary . it cannot be inserted to a structure model or to the edit layout. A summary table includes basic data for a group. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Tables / Detailed .filtered model elements. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Tables / Summary .groups Select this option to insert to a drawing a summary table for a specified selection of groups or for all groups.filtered model elements. it cannot be inserted to a structure model or to the edition layout. NOTE: The table may be added only to a completed printout (generated drawing).

tables Styles symbols graphic Styles – element graphic display Styles – templates drawing Databases Section database Opens the Section list dialog box. Opens the Structure model – graphic representation of elements dialog box.csv format file. colors. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Styles / Styles . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Tables / Detailed . structural axis symbol). the option allows defining styles (format) of symbols presented in structure drawings (elevation mark.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Tables / Table Printout / Export / Edit command Command line: RBCX_LIST_EXP Opens the Description Styles dialog box. the option allows defining/modifying summary tables for structure model elements.mdb file). the option allows determining a method of creating formwork drawings of elements of a building structure. A detailed table lists elements of the group and their basic data. the option allows defining the manner of representing structure model elements on the screen (line thickness and type.g.User Guide page: 17 of the group as a whole. the options provided in this dialog box allow the user to: = define a new section shape = open external section databases (e. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Styles / Element description styles command Command line: RBCX_STYLE_LABEL Opens the Summary tables .).style manager dialog box.tables command Command line: RBCX_STYLE_LIST Opens the Styles of symbols dialog box. the option allows defining styles (format) of description for individual elements of a structure model.groups command Command line: RBCX_LIST_GRSUM Detailed .xls or *.element graphic display command Command line: RBCX_STYLE_GRAPHIC_PRESENTATION Opens the Drawing template manager dialog box. the program updates an indicated table after changes made in geometry / parameters of a structure model. All rights reserved . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Tables / Update table command Command line: RBCX_LIST_ACT / The option allows printing a table or exporting a table to an *.groups Select this option to insert to a drawing a detailed table for a specified selection of groups or for all groups.groups command Command line: RBCX_LIST_GRDET After the option is switched on. Inc. © 2009 Autodesk. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Tables / Summary . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Styles / Styles – drawing templates command Command line: RBCX_DRAWING_LAYOUT_MNGR Update table Table Printout Export / Edit Styles Element description styles Styles . etc. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Styles / Styles . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Styles / Styles – graphic symbols command Command line: RBCT_DEF_SYMBOL_STYLE.Formwork Drawings . Robot databases) = save defined sections in a database (*.

Menu: Formwork Drawings / Databases / Prefabricated element database / Column database command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_BASE_PREF_COL Opens the dialog box Prefabricated slab list (prefabricated elements. the options provided in this dialog box allow the user to: = define a new shape of a prefabricated column = open files with definitions of prefabricated columns = save defined shapes of prefabricated columns in a database. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Databases / Material database command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_BASE_MAT Opens the Spread footing list dialog box (prefabricated elements.e. Robot databases) = save defined materials in a database (*. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Databases / Stairs database command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_BASE_SOLID Spread database footing Stairs database Prefabricated element database Beam database Opens the dialog box Prefabricated beam list (prefabricated elements.e.mdb file).page: 18 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .e. solids of complex geometry). the options provided in this dialog box allow the user to: = define a new shape of a prefabricated beam = open files with definitions of prefabricated beams = save defined shapes of prefabricated beams in a database. solids of complex geometry). i. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Databases / Spread footing database command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_BASE_SOLID Opens the dialog box List of stairs (prefabricated elements. i.Formwork Drawings . the options provided in this dialog box allow the user to: = define a new shape of a spread footing = open files with definitions of spread footings = save defined solid shapes in a database. solids of complex geometry). the options provided in the dialog box allow the user to: = define a new shape of stairs = open files with definitions of stairs = save defined stair shapes in a database. the options provided in this dialog box allow the user to: = define a new shape of a prefabricated slab = open files with definitions of prefabricated slabs = save defined shapes of prefabricated slabs in a database. All rights reserved .User Guide Menu: Formwork Drawings / Databases / Section database command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_BASE_SECT Material database Opens the Material list dialog box. Inc. Column database Slab database © 2009 Autodesk.g. solids of complex geometry). i. i.e. i.e. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Databases / Prefabricated element database / Beam database command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_BASE_PREF_BEAM Opens the dialog box Prefabricated column list (prefabricated elements. the options provided in this dialog box allow the user to: = define a new material type = open external material databases (e. solids of complex geometry).

e.e.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Databases / Prefabricated element database / Continuous footing database command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_BASE_PREF_CONT_FOOT Opens the dialog box Prefabricated raft foundation list (prefabricated elements. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Databases / Prefabricated element database / Raft foundation database command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_BASE_PREF_SLAB_FOUNDATION Opens the Window list dialog box. the options provided in this dialog box allow the user to: = define a new shape of a (prefabricated) ground beam = open files with definitions of (prefabricated) ground beams = save defined shapes of (prefabricated) ground beams in a database.e. solids of complex geometry). i. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Databases / Window database command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_BASE_WINDOW Ground database Continuous database footing Raft foundation database Window database Door database Opens the Door list dialog box. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Databases / Prefabricated element database / Ground beam database command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_BASE_PREF_GROUND_BEAM Opens the dialog box Prefabricated continuous footing list (prefabricated elements. solids of complex geometry). the options provided in this dialog box allow the user to: = define a new shape of a (prefabricated) continuous footing = open files with definitions of (prefabricated) continuous footings = save defined shapes of (prefabricated) continuous footing in a database. the options provided in this dialog box allow the user to: = define a new window shape = open external window databases = save defined window shapes in a database (*. solids of complex geometry). Menu: Formwork Drawings / Databases / Prefabricated element database / Wall database command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_BASE_PREF_WALL beam Opens the dialog box Prefabricated ground beam list (prefabricated elements. the options provided in this dialog box allow the user to: = define a new door shape © 2009 Autodesk.User Guide page: 19 Menu: Formwork Drawings / Databases / Prefabricated element database / Slab database command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_BASE_PREF_SLAB Wall database Opens the dialog box Prefabricated wall list (prefabricated elements. Inc.e. the options provided in this dialog box allow the user to: = define a new shape of a prefabricated wall = open files with definitions of prefabricated walls = save defined shapes of prefabricated walls in a database.Formwork Drawings . the options provided in this dialog box allow the user to: = define a new shape of a (prefabricated) raft foundation = open files with definitions of (prefabricated) raft foundations = save defined shapes of (prefabricated) raft foundations in a database. i. solids of complex geometry). i.mdb file). i. All rights reserved .

) may be modified. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Tools / Modify command Command line: RBCX_MOD The option allows modification of graphic parameters of a selected structure element. filling.mdb file). the options provided in this dialog box allow the user to: = define a new opening shape = open external opening databases = save defined opening shapes in a database (*. geometric parameters. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Tools / Modify graphical parameters command Command line: RBCX_MOD_PROP Open the Filters – element selection dialog box. After selecting this option. etc. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Tools / Element selection by type command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_SELECT_EL Opens the Filters – element selection dialog box. selecting a group or groups highlights them in the structure model. etc. beam. Once the structure element is selected. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Databases / Door database command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_BASE_DOOR Remaining openings Opens the Opening list dialog box. priority.User Guide = open external door databases = save defined door shapes in a database (*.Formwork Drawings . position. All rights reserved . It activates the mode of operation on the group (such as adding an element) or mode of operation on elements (such as positioning the elements). column. Once the structure element is selected. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Tools / Element info command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_INFO Use this option to select a group in a structure model. Inc. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Tools / Element selection by section command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_SELECT_EX The option allows displaying information concerning an indicated element. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Databases / Remaining openings command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_BASE_OPENINGS The option allows modifying parameters of a selected structure element (parameters of a wall. the dialog box appears on the screen where parameters of the structure element presentation (type of the element contour line. respectively. priority. element hatching. length. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Tools / select group command Command line: RBCX_SELGROUP Tools Modify Modify graphical parameters Element selection by type Element selection by section Element info Select group © 2009 Autodesk.) may be modified. the option is used to define criteria of selection of elements in a structure model. the option is used to define criteria of selection of elements in a structure model.page: 20 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . material. etc. the dialog box with basic information about the selected element (element type.) appears on the screen.mdb file). etc. Once an element is selected. select a selection mode in the command line: selecting a group or selecting elements of the group. the dialog box appears on the screen where parameters of the structure element definition (material.).

a ground beam. select a slab 2. a ground beam or a continuous footing. select the slab surface (top or bottom) 3. They need to be generated again.a selected ground beam for a beam. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Modify / Cut beam/wall to polyline command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_CUT_POLYLINE Select this option to define inclination of a slab. then after a swap. define an offset of the edge or vertex of the slab. An offset with the [+] sign is directed up (in relation to the building). all parameters determined for a beam/ground beam are kept (section. only the object type changes. All rights reserved . An offset value is specified in work units. positioning of such an element should be repeated. Using it you can dimension slabs of varying thickness (previous versions of the software allowed defining slabs of only constant thickness). while the offset with the [-] sign is Modify Change beam ground beam to Copy / elements Move Define opening in a beam Cut beam/wall polyline to Inclination surface of slab © 2009 Autodesk. 3D views) are out of date.Formwork Drawings . a continuous footing or a wall to the plane determined by a polyline.indicate a beam.Definition dialog box – select a type and geometry of an opening in the section of a beam/continuous footing .in the Opening in a beam . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Modify / Copy /Move elements command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_COPYOBJECTS The option allows defining an opening in a beam. After swapping them. the offset is defined in the perpendicular direction to the slab. NOTE: If a beam / ground beam has been positioned.User Guide page: 21 Refresh model structure Use this option to generate a correct structure model and to delete incorrect items in the model that are associated with connections in a structure model element (such as intersections of walls with beams / slabs). a ground beam.indicate a beam. a continuous footing or a wall . sections of a building. a ground beam or a continuous footing .indicate a part of a beam/continuous footing/wall to be cut off.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Modify / Change beam to ground beam command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_SWAP_BEAM The options allows copying or moving selected structure elements to a new place indicated by the user. To define inclination of a slab: 1. position with respect to a story).a selected beam for a ground beam . NOTE: After performing this operation all documents (story plans.indicate a polyline defining the cutting plane . Inc. the user should: . the user should: . Menu: Formwork Drawings / Tools / Refresh structure model command Command line: RBCX_MODELREFRESH The option allows swapping: . To define an opening. The Copy / Move selected elements dialog box opens on the screen.indicate the location of an opening along the length of a beam/continuous footing Menu: Formwork Drawings / Modify / Define opening in a beam command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_HOLE_BEAM The option allows cutting a beam. To do it. because elements of a structure model might have been changed. elevation views.

Opens the Options dialog box. there may be a gap between the elements (it is supplemented during the merge operation) Menu: Formwork Drawings / Modify / Merge elements command Linia komend: RBCX_TOOL_MERGE_ELEMENTS Use this option to split an element.page: 22 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . To do it. materials. select elements to be merged into one element. and for a slab. the option enables adopting basic parameters used in AutoCAD Structural Detailing (codes. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Modify / Inclination of slab surface command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_INCLINED_PLATE Merge elements Use this option to merge elements. For a linear element. The following conditions must be satisfied to perform this operation: 1. the merged elements are deleted from Object Inspector and a new element consisting of component elements displays in their place. positions assigned to elements that are split. NOTE: After performing this operation. They are saved in Object Inspector on the Parts Edition tab. the option enables setting parameters of the work environment of AutoCAD Structural Detailing. are deleted (if element positioning has been performed previously).User Guide directed down. After performing this operation.Formwork Drawings . All rights reserved . define a division line. etc. Offsets can be deleted from the slab to restore its initial thickness. units. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Job Preferences command The option is used to switch on / off presentation of the Object Inspector dialog box which is in a standard way located in the left-hand part of the screen. Offsets of edges or vertexes of the slab are treated as machinings of the slab. select an element to be split. To merge elements. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Modify / Split elements command Command line: RBCX_TOOL_SPLIT_ELEMENT Opens the Job Preferences dialog box. Menu: Formwork Drawings / Object Inspector – Show / Hide command Command line: RBCTOI Split elements Job Preferences Preferences Object Inspector – Show / Hide © 2009 Autodesk.) Menu: Formwork Drawings / Job Preferences command Command line: RBCX_JOB_PREF. elements must have the same section and material 3. select a division point. it can be a linear element or slab. Inc. elements must be collinear or coplanar 2.

vertically or as a floating palette. Ribbon The ribbon is an element of the user interface which replaces the traditional menu and toolbars and allows easy managing and customizing the workspace. thus the application displays fewer functions and increases the allowable workspace placing the whole interface on a small area that can be anytime shown or hidden. drop-down lists. NOTE: You can display the ribbon horizontally. delete and modify positions of panel elements. To change between workspaces. text fields and other elements characteristic of a given tab. you can also use the bottom right corner of the screen. All rights reserved . Open this editor using either of the following methods: • • on the Manage tab > Customization > User Interface click type CUI in the command line. select the Customize tab > Workspaces and select Set current from the context menu. in the Customize User Interface (CUI) editor window. sliders. Using the ribbon. Inc. such as icons. Using the editor you can also switch between workspaces (you can select the classic workspace without the ribbon. that is you can add. You can display the ribbon manually using either of the following methods: • select the main menu Tools > Palettes > Ribbon • type RIBBON in the command line to show the ribbon or RIBBONCLOSE to hide it. To do it.User Guide page: 23 1. you do not have to display many toolbars. grouped on tabs that are named by task or subject. for example). The ribbon consists of several panels. Workspace Switching icon at the © 2009 Autodesk.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . You can customize the ribbon. The ribbon panels include many commands that have been on toolbars and in dialogs so far.4.Formwork Drawings . The ribbon displays automatically when a drawing is created or opened using the 2D Drafting or 3D Modeling workspace.

1. CONFIGURATION 2. Help) and the following ones: Default .page: 24 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Cancel. Templates are located in the CFG folder and contain settings for a given country. on the Structural Detailing / General Settings tab. All rights reserved . with the mouse cursor. The right part of the dialog box contains the standard buttons (OK.Formwork Drawings . the dialog box is updated after selecting an option.User Guide 2. Inc. © 2009 Autodesk.pressing this button saves the current status of preference parameters under a specified name Delete . You can select a work template for AutoCAD Structural Detailing modules and workspace names (such as ASD or Classic ASD) in the AutoCAD ® Options dialog. for example the RBCR-001.pressing this button saves the values of the job preferences parameters as default ones Save .dwt file is the template for the USA. The Job Preferences dialog box can be divided in the two main parts: • in the left-hand part of the dialog box is a selection tree (see the drawing below) from which the user selects.pressing this button deletes a set of job preferences saved under the currently-selected name. Job Preferences The option allows determining basic parameters used in AutoCAD Structural Detailing. The option is accessible: • from the menu by selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Job Preferences icon • by pressing the Job Preferences • from the command line: RBCX_JOB_PREF. one of the options of the program job preferences • the part of the dialog box to the right of the selection tree includes parameters relevant for the option selected by the user from the selection tree.

Russia Great Britain Poland Spain. The following language versions of AutoCAD Structural Detailing are available USA France Italy . the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below. © 2009 Autodesk.User Guide page: 25 Select the Formwork Drawings tab to choose a drawing template that will be opened when launching AutoCAD Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings . Units After selecting the Units option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Job Preferences dialog box.Reinforcement modules (when exporting formwork drawings to AutoCAD Structural Detailing . 2.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Reinforcement). All rights reserved .2. Inc.

click . foundations. etc. The unit precision will be reflected in descriptions of elements. The aim of the option is to determine how to present length / description units less than 1m and greater or equal to 1m. etc. doors. Units are selected from the drop-down list available for each of the categories. if centimeters are selected in the for < 1.User Guide The top part of the dialog box contains the field for selection of a preference option set. columns. All rights reserved .Formwork Drawings . respectively). stairs. etc. Inc. the selection list is no longer accessible and work units may not be changed. When the project already includes at least one structure element. materials.page: 26 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . These fields enable defining a number of decimal places for each of the quantities. the user may determine AutoCAD Structural Detailing work units. The dialog box also holds the options: Description units and Dimension units. NOTE: Work units may be changed in a project BEFORE defining the first arbitrary structure element (wall.33 m will be displayed as 33 cm.0 m field. the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below (the drawing presents a selected opening database). Units have been divided into the following categories: • length unit.Formwork Drawings are used to: • define new structure elements (cross-sections. Databases After selecting the Databases option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Job Preferences dialog box. 2.3. windows. then the dimension 0.with the left mouse button . openings. Below.Formwork Drawings. The fields located on the right side enable defining a number of decimal places for each of the quantities.).on the arrows decimal places is increased or decreased.). spread footings or prefabricated elements) © 2009 Autodesk. To change the (the number of number of decimal places. this remark is concerned with values placed in drawings (dimension lines. including the following components: formwork dimensions. For all the units it is possible to change the manner of presenting the number format for the quantities listed. descriptions. For example. • dimension unit for a cross-section of structure elements • dimension unit for openings • angle unit • volume unit • area unit • mass unit • currency. For these units it is possible to change the manner of presenting the number format. The databases provided in AutoCAD Structural Detailing . In the bottom part of the dialog box the user may select units applied in dialog boxes of AutoCAD Structural Detailing .

the right part of the dialog box includes the tab shown below. Inc. Options After selecting the Options option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Job Preferences dialog box. etc.mdb files).AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . foundation plans. doors or other openings).Formwork Drawings . part that refers to cutting of steel elements included in the structure model selected option: Cut elements while defining and modifying a building model Steel elements will be cut on an ongoing basis in the structure model while defining or modifying a model selected option: No cutting Steel elements will not be cut in the structure model (they will keep their initial length) and in drawings.Material list .g. Robot databases) • save defined elements in databases (*.) 2.4.Section list . external databases (e. the Prices button is also available.User Guide • open existing. The Cutting of elements tab The above dialog box holds options that enable selecting the method of cutting (cutting to fit) elements of a structure model. page: 27 Pressing the Details button opens one of the dialog boxes listed below: . part that refers to cutting of RC slabs included in a structure model selected option: Cut elements adjoining the slab while defining and modifying a building model Elements adjoining the slab will be cut on an ongoing basis in the structure model while defining or modifying a model selected option: Cut elements adjoining the slab while creating a drawing Elements adjoining the slab will not be cut in the structure model while defining or modifying a model (elements may interpenetrate with the defined slab). When material databases are selected. pressing this button opens the Prices of formworks and materials dialog box. 2.Opening list (windows.g. All rights reserved . cutting of elements will be performed while creating drawings of the structure model (e. The dialog box is split in the following two parts: 1. vertical sections through a building. © 2009 Autodesk.

User Guide 2. thus the wall will be cut to the defined beam. These values may be changed freely while defining structure elements. This rule is illustrated in the drawings below (for two walls).Formwork Drawings . a more important element is the one defined first. The above dialog box allows defining values of priorities (importance of elements) assigned by default to individual components of a structure.page: 28 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . The program adopts default values of priorities for individual structure elements. Inc. Correct definition of priorities of structure elements allows correct definition of element interpenetration while creating plans and sections. © 2009 Autodesk. a hierarchy of structure element importance is defined . The basic rule adopted in the program says that elements with a lower value of a priority are cut to fit elements with a higher priority. NOTE: In the case of elements with the same value of priorities. the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below. The priority determines importance of an element in relation to other elements in a model. it also has effect on calculation of volume and area of formworks of materials used in a structure.from the most important element to the least important one. it means that a higher-priority element does not change. Priorities After selecting the Priorities option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Job Preferences dialog box. whereas a lower-priority element fits to the element of a higher priority value. A priority is a value which enables managing interpenetration (cutting to fit) of structure elements that overlap with each other. The priority of the beam is higher. the drawing below illustrates interpenetration of a wall with the priority of 30 and a beam with the priority of 50. All rights reserved .5. As an example.

User Guide page: 29 Element A defined first Element B defined first 2.Formwork Drawings . ground beam and raft foundation) the syntax of a position name must include a story number and an element number. continuous footing. NOTE: For all structure elements (except spread footing. the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below.6. NOTE: When closing the dialog box the program verifies if the syntax definition is correct. The above dialog box enables defining a syntax of names assigned to positions created in course of automatic positioning of structure elements. All rights reserved . so that it is not possible to assign the same position to different elements. Inc. © 2009 Autodesk. Position name After selecting the Position name option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Job Preferences dialog box.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . it means that the variable {%El_num} must be a component of the syntax of each element name. lintel.

All rights reserved . Stairs {%S_num}_{%El_num} spread footing: e. 2 column: e. the variable of a story number and the variable of an element number. Lintel {%S_num}_{%El_num} floor slab or raft foundation: e.User Guide Names of all structure elements.g.g.g.g. continuous footings and raft foundations) must include both.7. the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below. This requirement has been introduced because of reasons concerned with the process of element positioning.g. Spread footing {%El_num} continuous footing e. Wall {%S_num}_{%El_num}. except lintels and foundations (spread footings. where: 2 – denotes the number of a building story 3 – denotes the successive number of a wall on the building story no. The following parameters of dimension lines can be defined in the above dialog box: © 2009 Autodesk.g. If the syntax of a name of an arbitrary structure element (except lintels or foundation elements) does not include both components. Continuous footing {%El_num}. an appropriate message appears on the screen (see the drawing below).Formwork Drawings .page: 30 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Dimension lines After selecting the Dimension lines option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Job Preferences dialog box. Inc. 2. the final description of a wall may take the following form: Wall 2_3.g. After the syntax for an arbitrary structure element is defined. for example. Slab {%S_num}_{%El_num} stairs: e.g. the field on the right side presents a preview of an element name resulting from the defined syntax. Column {%S_num}_{%El_num} beam / ground beam e. Beam {%S_num}_{%El_num} lintel: e. The syntax of a position name may be determined for the following structure elements: walls e.

User Guide • • • page: 31 dimensioning style – selected from the list of styles defined with the use of the mechanisms of the AutoCAD ® program (NOTE: a dimensioning style must always be selected) distance between successive dimension lines (see the drawing below) offset of auxiliary lines from a dimension line (the value A in the drawing below) or from a dimensioned element (the value B in the drawing below). The Definition tab This tab holds options that allow creating dimension lines of objects of a building.Formwork Drawings: Add division point to dimension line and Delete division point from dimension line (see description of options in the menu of AutoCAD Structural Detailing .g. Modifications like deleting certain elements (e. openings) or changing their overall dimensions are instantly reflected in the relevant dimension chains. 2. Inc. the following group dimension lines can be created: © 2009 Autodesk. Group dimension line After selecting the Group option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Job Preferences dialog box. A group dimension line enables creating dimension lines for several structure elements included in a structure plan or view.8. NOTE: Created dimension lines may be modified using two options provided in the menu of AutoCAD Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings). it means that after modifying a structure dimensions do not need to be defined again.Formwork Drawings . the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below. All rights reserved .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .

© 2009 Autodesk. then while creating dimension lines of structure objects (group dimension lines) dimensions between characteristic points of an object and faces (edges) of openings will be added.walls adjoining to the wall . follow the steps below: • switch on an appropriate option or several options • select a location of the description (the upper edit field refers to a description positioned over the dimension line.page: 32 • • AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . whereas the lower one – to a description under the dimension line) • press the arrow . beginning or end of a wall. All rights reserved .columns included in the wall Opening dimension . The Openings tab This tab holds options that enable the user to determine a method of describing a dimension line for openings (opening dimension . The description of an opening dimension line may be placed in one line (over the dimension line) or in two lines (over and under the dimension line). then while creating dimension lines of structure objects (group dimension lines). indentation in a wall. the total dimension of a structure element will be added Characteristic points of a building . then while creating dimension lines of structure objects (group dimension lines).) will be added Adjoining elements .g. a description of a dimension line depends on the parameters adopted on the Openings tab. dimensions between characteristic points of objects (e. Inc. To determine the method of describing a dimension line. this option is mainly concerned with walls . The description of an opening dimension line may consists of: • opening width • opening height • sill height (only for window openings).if this option is switched on.beams adjoining to the wall .if this option is switched on.dimensioning concerns the following adjoining elements: . dimensions between characteristic points of an object and opening axes will be added. then while creating dimension lines of structure objects (group dimension lines). etc. a description of a dimension line depends on the parameters adopted on the Openings tab Opening dimension .to face .to axis .to face).Formwork Drawings .if this option is switched on. then while creating dimension lines of an object the program also automatically dimensions elements adjoining to the main element (dimensioning refers to selected adjoining elements).if this option is switched on.if this option is switched on.columns adjoining to the wall .User Guide • • • Total dimension .

User Guide page: 33 2.) and drawing elements defined using the AutoCAD ® program (lines. while creating dimension lines. columns. The options in this dialog box enable defining parameters for dimension lines of simple elements presented in drawings. All rights reserved . intersecting these elements (i. The two tabs: AutoCAD Structural Detailing Elements and ACAD Elements are shown in the following drawings. Wall and Beam). simple elements are basic elements of a structure model (beams. Inc. windows. doors.Formwork Drawings: Add division point to dimension line and Delete division point from dimension line (see the description of options in the menu of AutoCAD Structural Detailing . When any option on the AutoCAD Structural Detailing Elements or ACAD Elements tab is switched off. then such an element will not be considered while creating dimension lines. NOTE: Created dimension lines may be modified using two options provided in the menu of AutoCAD Structural Detailing .g. arcs. circles. then a dimension line representing the total dimension of dimensioned elements will be added while creating dimension lines (see the drawing below) In the upper part of the dialog box there is also the Show dimensions to axis option . If any option is switched on on the AutoCAD Structural Detailing Elements or ACAD Elements tab (e. then.Formwork Drawings).e. etc. The upper part of the dialog box holds the following option: Add total dimension – if this option is switched on.Formwork Drawings . Simple dimension line After selecting the Simple option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Job Preferences dialog box. walls and beams in a structure model) with an auxiliary line will result in creating dimension lines for them.).if this option is switched on.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below. The AutoCAD Structural Detailing Elements tab © 2009 Autodesk. then dimensions on the dimension line refer to axes of dimensioned elements.9. etc.

the right part of the dialog box includes several tabs discussed below. All rights reserved . Pressing the None button switches off all the options provided on the AutoCAD Structural Detailing Elements or ACAD Elements tab. Inc.page: 34 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . General parameters tab © 2009 Autodesk.10.Formwork Drawings .Foundation plan After selecting the Foundation plan option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Job Preferences dialog box.User Guide The ACAD Elements tab Pressing the All button switches on all the options provided on the AutoCAD Structural Detailing Elements or ACAD Elements tab. 2. Definition tab The options provided on this tab allow defining the location of a foundation section which will be used to create a drawing of the foundation plan: • on the foundation reference level (‘upward’ orientation) • above the upper plane of foundations (‘downward’ orientation) with the possibility to define a distance from the top plane of foundations.

Cut elements tab The options provided on the above tab concern parameters of presenting cut structure elements in the foundation plan. All rights reserved .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Below description parameters can be determined. this tab includes exactly the same options as the previous tab (Visible elements). the following parameters can be set here: color. color and thickness) and optionally. in the middle) and a distance between the description and the view drawing. drawing designation A. for edges of the foundation contour as well as for hatching the following two options are available: • as in the model / by element type / by material (the last type is available for hatching) • fixed . color. parameters of hatching (style. then the defined drawing name will be included in the Object Inspector dialog box and in the created drawing (as a drawing title).User Guide page: 35 In the upper part of the dialog box a drawing name and index should be specified (e. then the program makes accessible the options in the lower part of the dialog box which allow the following: • Drawing description – defining a description of a foundation plan. Visible elements tab The options provided on the above tab concern parameters of presenting visible structure elements in the foundation plan. etc. NOTE: If the Drawing description option is switched on.determined by the user: it is possible to define parameters of edges of the foundation contour (line style. Inc. scale and angle of hatching).). on the left side. style and size of a description. C.g. if the Drawing description option is switched off. B. then the defined drawing name will be included only in the Object Inspector dialog box. © 2009 Autodesk. • Description location – defining the location of a description in a foundation plan drawing. on the right side. it is possible to select several description locations (above or under the drawing. if the Drawing description option is switched on.Formwork Drawings .

© 2009 Autodesk. Definition tab The option group Draw symbolic elements of a higher story is available on this tab. then the story plan drawing will present structure elements situated on a higher story – the following parameters can be chosen to present contour of these elements: style. All rights reserved . hatching styles. Inc.User Guide Invisible elements tab The options provided on the above tab concern parameters of presenting invisible structure elements in the foundation plan. Depending on a selected option. If this option is switched on.Formwork Drawings . Invisible elements are presented in the foundation plan if the Draw invisible elements option is switched on. Only the following two tabs are accessible for this plan type: Definition and General parameters. the contents of the available tabs changes. Definition tab The options provided on this tab allow defining a story plan type: • story plan according to the model representation .see the drawing below.Story plan After selecting the Story plan option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Job Preferences dialog box.page: 36 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . the right part of the dialog box includes several tabs discussed below. 2. assigned to elements) .11. color and thickness. etc.top view • story plan as a regular horizontal section. STORY PLAN .MODEL REPRESENTATION – TOP VIEW For this plan type the created drawing of the story plan will include all ‘visible’ elements of a structure model (along with colors. this tab includes exactly the same options as the previous tabs (Visible elements / Cut elements).

• Description location – defining a description location in a story plan drawing. NOTE: If the Drawing description option is switched on. Inc.Formwork Drawings . Contour edges and Section edges. the following parameters can be defined here: color. it is possible to select several description locations (above or under the drawing. in the middle) and a distance between the description and the view drawing. style and size of a description.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . then the defined drawing name will be included only in the Object Inspector dialog box. if the Drawing description option is switched on. © 2009 Autodesk. An example of such a story plan is illustrated in the drawing below. All rights reserved . Below description parameters can be determined. on the right side. then the program makes accessible the options in the lower part of the dialog box which allow the following: • Drawing description – defining a description of a story plan. on the left side.User Guide page: 37 General parameters tab In the upper part of the dialog box a drawing name and index (number) should be specified. if the Drawing description option is switched off. then the defined drawing name will be included in the Object Inspector dialog box and in the created drawing (as a drawing title). STORY PLAN – REGULAR HORIZONTAL SECTION The following four tabs are available: Definition. General parameters.

section location: 70 cm from the upper story level. • selection of the base story level • orientation of the horizontal section (‘up’ or ‘down’) • section depth • location of a section with respect to a selected story level (it can be defined by means of the slider in the right-hand part of the tab or by entering a number to the Section location edit field.Formwork Drawings . © 2009 Autodesk. Example parameters of the horizontal section are presented in the drawing below: . Inc. All rights reserved .base story level: upper .section orientation: ‘down’ . the sign convention for values of the section location is presented in the drawing below.section depth: 30 cm .User Guide Definition tab This option holds the options used to define the following parameters of the horizontal plan of a structure model.page: 38 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .

it is possible to select several description locations (above or under the drawing.g.User Guide page: 39 General parameters tab In the upper part of the dialog box a drawing name and index (number) should be specified. This option is particularly useful.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . etc. © 2009 Autodesk. if the Drawing description option is switched off. All rights reserved . if in one plan it is necessary to show all openings (usually positioned on different levels) in walls. all openings/recesses are projected onto one common level. then the defined drawing name will be included only in the Object Inspector dialog box.Formwork Drawings . openings/recesses are included in the story plan irrespective of the selected cutting level. Below description parameters can be determined. in the middle) and a distance between the description and the view drawing. on the right side. ventilation system openings. Once this option is switched on. For a classic foundation plan. air conditioning / heating system openings. the General parameters tab contains an additional option Present openings/recesses independently of the cutting level – projection. NOTE: If the Drawing description option is switched on. the following parameters can be defined here: style. e. then the program makes accessible the options in the lower part of the dialog box which allow the following: • Drawing description – defining a description of a story plan. color and size of a description. then the defined drawing name will be included in the Object Inspector dialog box and in the created drawing (as a drawing title). • Description location – defining a description location in a story plan drawing. Inc. on the left side. if the Drawing description option is switched on.

User Guide Visible elements tab The options provided on the above tab concern parameters of presenting visible structure elements in the story plan.page: 40 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . scale and angle of hatching). Invisible elements are presented in the story plan if the Draw invisible elements option is switched on. color and thickness) and optionally. for edges of the contour of structure model elements in the plan as well as for hatching the following two options are available: • as in the model / by element type / by material (the last type is available for hatching) • fixed . color. this tab includes exactly the same options as the previous tab (Visible elements). Inc.determined by the user: it is possible to define parameters of edges of the element contour in the plan (line style. Cut elements tab The options provided on the above tab concern parameters of presenting cut structure elements in the story plan. © 2009 Autodesk. parameters of hatching (style.Formwork Drawings . All rights reserved . this tab includes exactly the same options as the previous tabs (Visible elements / Cut elements). Invisible elements tab The options provided on the above tab concern parameters of presenting invisible structure elements in the story plan.

if the Drawing description option is switched on. Visible elements tab The options provided on the above tab concern parameters of presenting visible structure elements in the vertical section. if the Drawing description option is switched off. it is possible to select several description locations (above or under the drawing. in the middle) and a distance between the description and the view drawing. the following parameters can be defined here: color.12. General parameters tab In the upper part of the dialog box a drawing name and index (number) should be specified.User Guide page: 41 2. Inc. • Description location – defining the location of a description in a vertical section drawing.Vertical section After selecting the Vertical section option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Job Preferences dialog box. Below description parameters can be determined. NOTE: If the Drawing description option is switched on.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . then the defined drawing name will be included in the Object Inspector dialog box and in the created drawing (as a drawing title).Formwork Drawings . then the defined drawing name will be included only in the Object Inspector dialog box. on the left side. for edges of the contour of structure model elements as well as for hatching the following two options are available: © 2009 Autodesk. on the right side. then the program makes accessible the options in the lower part of the dialog box which allow the following: • Drawing description – defining a description of a vertical section. All rights reserved . style and size of a description. the right part of the dialog box includes several tabs discussed below.

All rights reserved . this tab includes exactly the same options as the previous tab (Visible elements). parameters of hatching (style. scale and angle of hatching). Invisible elements are presented in the vertical section if the Draw invisible elements option is switched on. color and thickness of a break line as well as length of the line outside the structure model element.page: 42 • • AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . color. this tab includes exactly the same options as the previous tabs (Visible elements / Cut elements).User Guide as in the model / by element type / by material (the last type is available for hatching) fixed . Invisible elements tab The options provided on the above tab concern parameters of presenting invisible structure elements in the vertical section.determined by the user: it is possible to define parameters of edges of the contour of structure model elements (line style. color and thickness) and optionally. Breaks tab The options provided on the above tab concern parameters of presenting breaks of structure model elements in the vertical section: • No break line . the following options are available on this tab: line style.break lines will be presented. Cut elements tab The options provided on the above tab concern parameters of presenting cut structure elements in the vertical section. © 2009 Autodesk.Formwork Drawings .break lines will not be presented (no other options on this tab are available then) • Draw a break line . Inc.

on the right side. style and size of a description.13.Formwork Drawings . NOTE: If the Drawing description option is switched on. on the left side. if the Drawing description option is switched on. if the Drawing description option is switched off. then the program makes accessible the options in the lower part of the dialog box which allow the following: • Drawing description – defining a description of an elevation view. Visible elements tab © 2009 Autodesk. All rights reserved . then the defined drawing name will be included in the Object Inspector dialog box and in the created drawing (as a drawing title). in the middle) and a distance between the description and the view drawing. General parameters tab In the upper part of the dialog box a drawing name and index (number) should be specified. then the defined drawing name will be included only in the Object Inspector dialog box. • Description location – defining the location of a description in an elevation view drawing. Below description parameters can be determined.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . this tab allows determining the manner an elevation view is presented in the drawing: • structural model • architectural model. it is possible to select several description locations (above or under the drawing.Elevation view After selecting the Elevation view option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Job Preferences dialog box.User Guide page: 43 2. Moreover. the right part of the dialog box includes several tabs discussed below. the following parameters can be defined here: color. Inc.

page: 44 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .determined by the user: it is possible to define parameters of edges of the contour of structure model elements (line style. color and thickness of a break line as well as length of the line outside the structure model element. color and thickness) and optionally. © 2009 Autodesk.break lines will not be presented (no other options on this tab are available then) • Draw a break line . the following options are available on this tab: line style. Invisible elements are presented in the elevation view if the Draw invisible elements option is switched on. color. Breaks tab The options provided on the above tab concern parameters of presenting breaks of structure model elements in the elevation view: • No break line . this tab includes exactly the same options as the previous tab (Visible elements). All rights reserved . for edges of the contour of structure model elements as well as for hatching the following two options are available: • as in the model / by element type / by material (the last type is available for hatching) • fixed . parameters of hatching (style. Inc. Invisible elements tab The options provided on the above tab concern parameters of presenting invisible structure elements in the elevation view.User Guide The options provided on the above tab concern parameters of presenting visible structure elements in the elevation view.Formwork Drawings .break lines will be presented. scale and angle of hatching).

NOTE: If the Drawing description option is switched on. Visible elements tab The options provided on the above tab concern parameters of presenting visible structure elements in the 3D view of a structure model.14. on the left side. Inc. if the Drawing description option is switched on. • Description location – defining the location of a description in a 3D view drawing. style and size of a description. if the Drawing description option is switched off.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . the right part of the dialog box includes several tabs discussed below. then the defined drawing name will be included only in the Object Inspector dialog box. then the program makes accessible the options in the lower part of the dialog box which allow the following: • Drawing description – defining a description of a 3D view. the following parameters can be defined here: color. in the middle) and a distance between the description and the view drawing. for edges of the contour of structure model elements as well as for hatching the following two options are available: • as in the model / by element type / by material (the last type is available for hatching) © 2009 Autodesk. All rights reserved .User Guide page: 45 2. General parameters tab In the upper part of the dialog box a drawing name and scale should be specified. it is possible to select several description locations (above or under the drawing.Formwork Drawings .3D view After selecting the 3D view option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Job Preferences dialog box. then the defined drawing name will be included in the Object Inspector dialog box and in the created drawing (as a drawing title). Below description parameters can be determined. on the right side.

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fixed - determined by the user: it is possible to define parameters of edges of the contour of structure model elements (line style, color and thickness) and optionally, parameters of hatching (style, color, scale and angle of hatching).

2.15.Detail
Select the Detail option from the tree in the Job Preferences dialog to display the following tabs in the right pane of the dialog. General parameters tab

Specify a name and scale of the drawing at the top of the dialog. Below you can define description parameters; if the Drawing description option is selected, the options below become available: • Drawing description – select it to define a detail description; specify the following parameters: color, style and size of the description. • Description location – select it to define the location of a description in a detail drawing; you can select several locations (above or under the drawing, on the right side, on the left side or in the middle) and a distance between the description and the detail drawing.

NOTE: If the Drawing description option is selected, the defined name of a drawing displays in the Object Inspector pane and in the created drawing (as a drawing title); if the Drawing description option is cleared, the defined name of a drawing displays only in the Object Inspector pane. Breaks tab

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Use these options to define parameters of presenting breaks of elements of a structure model in a detail drawing: • No break line – select it and break lines will not be presented (no options are available on this tab) • Draw a break line - select it and break lines will be presented; the following options are available on this tab: line style, color, thickness of a break line and length of the line outside the element of a structure model.

2.16.Modification of drawing parameters
The Modification of drawing parameters dialog box allow modifying values of parameters for drawings created for a structure model (foundation plan, story plan, vertical section, elevation view and 3D view). The dialog box opens after selecting a drawing on the Positions tab in the Object Inspector dialog box, pressing the right mouse button and choosing the Properties option from the context menu. Parameters defined in the Modification of drawing parameters dialog box are identical to those in the Preferences / Drawings dialog box for individual drawing types, except the Definition tab for the vertical section and the elevation view as well as the Definition tab for the foundation plan. The Definition tab for modification of the vertical section and the elevation view

The vertical section through a structure and the structure elevation view can be made for: - selected story (selected stories) of a building - whole structure height

for this case the following parameters have to be defined: = upper level (upper story with an offset, if needed), i.e. the upper limit of the section = lower level (lower story with an offset, if needed), i.e. the lower limit of the section. The following sign convention for offset values has been adopted (it refers both to the lower and upper levels of a story):

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Definition tab for modification of a foundation plan

A foundation plan can be made for: • all stories in a structure model (this is a default option setting), after selecting the All option • selected stories of a structure model provided on the list of all stories (stories are sorted on the list), after selecting the List option; this option is particularly useful when foundations are positioned on several stories – it allows obtaining separate drawings of foundations for individual stories. NOTE: To obtain changes in a foundation plan, e.g. after selecting stories to be included in the foundation plan, it is necessary to update the foundation plan.

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3. OBJECT INSPECTOR 3.1. Description of Object Inspector
Inspector is a tool for managing elements (objects) included in a project created in AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Formwork Drawings. By standard, the Inspector dialog box is presented in left part of the program viewer, next to the field for graphical model definition. The most important tasks carried out by Inspector include: • presenting contents of a project in the appropriate order (sequence) • selecting elements that should be acted on by a chosen command • presenting and modifying properties of project elements (these may be single elements or whole objects) • activating some of the commands applied to a particular selection (it depends on the inspector mode) • verifying and modifying positions • creating and managing drawing documentation of a project.

3.2. Object Inspector
The Object Inspector dialog box is by standard located to the left of the field of graphical model definition. Width of the dialog box may be freely adjusted to leave as much space as possible for the field of graphical definition of a structure model. The Object Inspector dialog box, shown in the drawing below, may be divided into the following parts: • tabs containing lists (sets) of project elements depending on the design stage (modeling / positions / printouts) • table presenting properties of selected objects.

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the remaining fields are blank (yet they may be changed) • if several objects of different types are selected. 3. By standard.3. The context menu.Formwork Drawings project. When selected on the list. All rights reserved . ground beams.page: 50 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . then the table presents all the fields with properties relevant to the selected element type. This name may be changed in the Building Parameters dialog box which opens after selecting the Properties option in the context menu. spread footings and continuous footings. Context menu for a whole building © 2009 Autodesk. that appears in the Object inspector dialog box after pressing the right mouse button. however. This part of the dialog box allows presenting. columns. Table features include: • if one of the elements is selected. on the successive tabs. changes depending on what the user selects: an element group. the table presents only the fields with properties that are common for all object types. The table works as all dialog boxes with properties in the AutoCAD ® program. an element becomes simultaneously highlighted in the graphical editor (the selection operation is interactive. therefore. in other words. each of them comprises different types of objects organized in a slightly different way. Names of successive stories can be defined in this dialog box as well. Elements found on the list may be selected with the mouse cursor (it is possible to any number of elements). all the elements chosen in the Inspector dialog box are highlighted in the graphic editor and the other way round: if an element is selected in the graphic editor. At the bottom of the dialog box is the table with properties of elements selected on the list. Each of the tabs is intended for presenting elements on different stages of a design process. only the values that are common for all the elements are presented. then the table presents all properties of the selected element • if several objects of the same type are selected.Formwork Drawings . Model tab This tab presents story by story model elements defined in a structure (beams.User Guide The middle part of the dialog box holds the following tabs: • Model • Parts Edition • Positions • Printouts • ASD Center. Inc. raft foundations. then the selection is also presented in the Inspector dialog box). the whole structure model is called Building. walls. lintels). an element or a building. a current list of objects defined in an AutoCAD Structural Detailing . slabs.

this dialog box is used to select elements for presentation on the Model layout • Selection .element selection dialog box. All rights reserved .Formwork Drawings . after running this command.selecting this command opens the Filters . • Show active story – after selecting this command. for definition of the copying parameters: .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . the Automatic positioning dialog box opens on the screen • Remove position – selecting this command removes positions assigned to all elements defined in the whole building. the program opens the Copy active story dialog box.element selection dialog box.after selecting this command. shown in the drawing below.selecting this command automatically generates a projection (plan) of a building foundation • Properties . Context menu for a story The above context menu contains the following options that allow performing operations for a selected story: • Activate story .selecting this command copies a chosen story above or below a selected story. the whole building model is presented on the Model layout • Display .direction of the story copying (down or up with respect to a selected story) © 2009 Autodesk. only the active (highlighted in the Object Inspector dialog box) story is presented on the Model layout • Show whole building .number of repetitions .User Guide page: 51 The above context menu contains the following options that allow performing operations for the whole building: • Automatic positioning – selecting this command allows assigning positions to all elements defined in the whole building. Inc.selecting this command opens the Building parameters dialog box. this dialog box is used to choose elements to be selected in a building model • Create foundation plan .selecting this command opens the Filters .selecting this command inserts a story above or below a selected story.selecting this command activates a selected story in a building • Insert story . the inserted story will have a default story height defined in the Building parameters dialog box • Copy story .

page: 52 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .g. continuous footings.selecting this command deletes a selected element (or a group of elements) from a structure model • Automatic positioning – selecting this command allows assigning a position to a selected element (or a group of elements.User Guide • • • • • • Delete story .g. walls). after running this command. spread footings. the Automatic positioning dialog box opens on the screen • Remove position .selecting this command automatically generates a projection (plan) of a selected story Automatic positioning – selecting this command allows assigning positions to all elements defined in a whole building.selecting this command removes positions assigned to all elements of a group or a position assigned to a selected element. Context menu for a group of elements (e.selecting this command deletes all objects situated on a selected story (the story is not deleted from a building model) Create story plan . e. after running this command.Formwork Drawings . Context menu for a group The context menu has options that allow the following operations for a group: • Add to group – select this option to add an element or elements selected in the model to an existing group • Select main element of the group – select this option to: © 2009 Autodesk.selecting this command opens the Layers dialog box.selecting this command deletes a selected story from a building model (along with all the objects situated on that story) Delete objects from story . ground beams and raft foundations are not copied to higher stories. Inc. walls) or for an element on a selected story The above context menu contains the following options that allow performing operations for a selected element (or a group of elements): • Delete . the Automatic positioning dialog box opens on the screen Remove positions – selecting this command removes positions assigned to all elements defined in a whole building. NOTE: When copying a story. All rights reserved . Layers .

Layers are defined separately for each story.User Guide page: 53 • • (if this option is selected for a group) activate selection mode to select the main element of a structure model (if this option is selected for an element of the group) to select this element as the main one.g. Pressing the Delete button deletes a selected layer from the list of layers available for a given story. a layer of an architectural project of a structure). There are two methods of defining / registering a layer: • Existing .Formwork Drawings . Register layer .4.Structure model The dialog box shown below is used to define a layer in a structure model (e. Delete – select this option to delete the group from the list in the Object inspector pane Delete from group . © 2009 Autodesk. determine the layer in a structure model.after selecting this option. NOTE: the layer must be added earlier using the AutoCAD ® options • New . the user should specify a layer name.select this option to delete a selected element from the group.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . All rights reserved .from the list of defined layers the user should select the name of a layer to be added. Inc.g. a layer of an architectural project of a structure). 3.Structure model The dialog box shown below is used to register a layer in a structure model (e. 3. the Add button should be pressed. Layers .5. To add a layer to a given story (the story name is presented in the top part of the dialog box). Then the Register layer dialog box opens. and next.

All rights reserved . previous versions of the software required redefining an element to avoid displaying machinings. It is blank if you have not selected any elements. The context menu options: • Zoom to element – select this option to center the view to a selected element • Delete machining – select this option to delete the element machining.User Guide 3. the structure of positions and documents is shown in a form of a tree (see the drawing below). Parts Edition tab Use this tab to collect information about machinings of an element. it might have been difficult for complicated shapes of elements or machinings. Machinings displayed for elements include fitting to polyline or slab inclination. Inc. The tab is filled according to the selection of elements. 3. If selected elements have not any machinings. This tab allows you to delete machinings of individual elements without the need to redefine the element. the list is sorted by prefixes and numbers.Formwork Drawings .7. thus you can obtain the original shape of an element. Machinings on individual elements can be deleted.page: 54 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . this tab displays the message that there are no such elements. Positions tab This tab presents a list of defined positions. © 2009 Autodesk.6. This tab presents a list of all positions defined by the user by means of the Positioning option. It facilitates work very much.

selecting this command allows selection of positions • Create Folder – selecting this command allows creating an additional folder in the position tree. a new folder name should be typed in the command line • Delete . that appears in the Object inspector dialog box after pressing the right mouse button.Formwork • Drawings project (it means that a given position has a formwork drawing in the same project as a structure model) – the icon means that a given position has a formwork drawing created in AutoCAD • Structural Detailing . walls of a selected story) or a single position. The context menu.Formwork Drawings . © 2009 Autodesk.Reinforcement and opens the formwork drawing of a given position. All rights reserved .User Guide page: 55 The icon of a position on the list may be presented as (see the description of the context menu for a single position): – the icon for documents within an AutoCAD Structural Detailing . This drawing is saved in a separate file. Context menu for a group of positions The above context menu contains the following options that allow performing operations for a selected a group of positions: • Create SubFolder – selecting this command allows creating an additional subfolder in the position tree • Change name . changes depending on what the user selects: a group of positions (e.g. Doubleclicking on this icon automatically runs AutoCAD Structural Detailing .selecting this command allows changing the name of a selected folder.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Reinforcement.selecting this command deletes a selected folder (a group of positions) • Select positions . Inc.

the program opens the Formwork drawing wizard dialog box for selection of drawing positions and indicating a file where to save information (see the description of the Formwork drawing wizard dialog box) Delete .selecting this command allows automatic generation of reinforcement for a selected position in AutoCAD Structural Detailing . the AutoCAD Structural Detailing .selecting this command allows modifying the name of a selected position.page: 56 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .User Guide Context menu for a single position The above context menu contains the following options that allow performing operations for a selected position: • Modify name . if the project is not saved.selecting this command allows selection of positions • Export formwork drawings to AutoCAD Structural Detailing . All rights reserved .selecting this command allows reading formwork drawings by AutoCAD Structural Detailing Reinforcement.Reinforcement program runs then Export formwork drawings to DWG format . Inc. © 2009 Autodesk.DWG format file. a project must be saved in a file with a specified name. the message shown in the drawing below appears on the screen • • • • Automatic reinforcement .selecting this command deletes a selected position Create Folder . the program opens the Formwork drawing wizard dialog box for selection of drawing positions and indicating a file where to save information (see the description of the Formwork drawing wizard dialog box) NOTE: To perform this operation.Formwork Drawings .Reinforcement .selecting this command allows saving formwork drawings in a *. a new position name should be typed in the command line • Select positions . NOTE: The options allowing export of formwork drawings and automatic reinforcement are available in the context menu after positioning of the building elements has been performed.Reinforcement.selecting this command allows creating an additional folder in the position tree.

foundation plan. styles.an appropriate drawing is displayed on the screen. section through a structure. contains several options allowing operations on selected printouts: • Delete – selecting this command deletes chosen printouts from a project • Change name .selecting this command makes a chosen printout inactive • Save printout . the selected database element is available in the current project. however.it is impossible to select elements of two different printouts). After pressing the File button and selecting a file with an earlier-saved project. The context menu.selecting this command hides some of the objects (section symbols and axes) in structure plans / views • Show all hidden objects .Formwork Drawings . even those which do not include any views.selecting this command updates a selected drawing (after changes made in a structure model) • Properties .selecting this command restores the display of hidden objects (section symbols and axes) in structure plans / views • Layers .selecting this command adds a blank printout to the project (the name is entered to the command line) • Activate . The structure of user-defined printouts and views is shown in a form of a tree.DWG format file.Formwork Drawings.) between user’s projects. elevation view. If the printout layout is active.Formwork Drawings project. Printouts provided on the list may be selected with the mouse cursor (take note that only elements of one printout may be selected at a time . so that it is obvious to which document given views belong.9. Printouts tab This tab enables managing printouts in AutoCAD Structural Detailing . materials.8.selecting this command allows changing the name of a highlighted printout (the name is entered to the command line) • Add printout . prefabricated elements. it presents a list of all printouts defined in an AutoCAD Structural Detailing .selecting this command opens the Layers dialog box. Selection of a printout in the dialog box is synchronized with the graphic editor . Inc. the tree also includes the intermediate level.selecting this command saves a chosen printout to a *. Printouts are presented together with a set of views. the following options are available for structure plans / views (story plan. The printout list contains all the printouts. the Inspector dialog box shows all the databases defined in the selected project. pressing the right mouse button and choosing the Add command.selecting this command activates a chosen printout • Unload printout . From the logical viewpoint.User Guide page: 57 Additionally. which appears after pressing the right mouse button while the cursor is positioned on the Printouts tab.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . etc. then the icon of a printout corresponding to the active printout layout is presented in red color. 3. After highlighting a selected database (element). which may be used in the current project. views are placed in a printout. All rights reserved . © 2009 Autodesk.selecting this command opens the Modification of parameters for drawings dialog box for a given plan / view of a structure • Hide objects . 3D view): • Activate . for the user’s convenience. 3. Structural Detailing Center tab The options located on this tab are used to copy databases (sections.selecting this command activates a chosen drawing • Update .

) button in the Building parameters dialog box. 4. Building properties The Building parameters dialog box is used to define or modify basic data concerning a designed building. All rights reserved ..) opens an additional dialog box Story name • default story height is used when: .. The dialog box opens on pressing the (.2. BASIC PARAMETERS OF A BUILDING 4. The Properties option is available in the context menu on the Model tab in the Object Inspector dialog box.pressing the button (..1. this value has direct effect on the story name (if the variable of the story level is used) in the dialog boxes for definition of structure elements (on the Vertical definition tab) and while inserting elevation marks in drawings • format of the story numbering.Formwork Drawings . © 2009 Autodesk. Story name The Story name dialog box allows defining a syntax of names assigned to stories in a building.User Guide 4. Inc.defining a new story .page: 58 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . The following parameters of a building can be defined in the above dialog box: • building name (the name will be presented in the Object Inspector dialog box and in drawings) • story name .defining parameters of a story plan • building base level (reference level) – the level referring to the bottom of the first story..

apart from the defined general style of names assigned to stories. A story name defined using the above syntax is taken into account only when defining a new story or copying an existing one. All rights reserved .Formwork Drawings . © 2009 Autodesk. The Preview field shows the story name resulting from a defined syntax.User Guide page: 59 The options provided in this dialog box are used to define a syntax of a story name.story number %Up_lev . the above dialog box offers a mechanism for free composition of the syntax and the contents of a story name. Inc.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .story upper level. By pressing the relevant button a name components are placed in the field including definition of the syntax of a story name. The list of variables included in a story name includes as follows: %S_num .

) Workframes are not presented in views / plans as one object. etc.Formwork Drawings .are positioned within the defined range of the cross-section.saves a defined workframe under the name entered in the Name selection field • Delete .deletes a selected workframe from the list. The upper part of the dialog box holds a selection list which enables choosing a workframe created earlier or defining a workframe with a new name (the name should be entered on the selection list). CIRCULAR WORKFRAME • the menu by selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Workframes / Insert circular workframe icon • the toolbar by pressing the • the command line: RBCX_DEF_WORKFRAME_RADIAL.page: 60 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Inc. each workframe axis is displayed separately. To the right of the selection list there are two buttons: • Save . elevation view.creates a workframe based on parameters defined in the dialog box Inherit properties . crosssection.1. Structure views / plans show only axes which: . The dialog box opens showing the workframe type recently defined and parameters adopted for it. line type. WORKFRAMES 5. etc. Workframe The option is used to define a workframe which makes definition of a structure model on the plane easier. That way of presenting axes enables modification of parameters for each axis separately (color.intersect with elements of a structure model (plus one axis more on each side) . Workframes and axes can be displayed in created plans and views (foundation plan. There are two types of workframes available in the program: rectangular workframe and circular workframe. The right part of the dialog box includes two icons: Insert . © 2009 Autodesk. All rights reserved . length. The option is available from: RECTANGULAR WORKFRAME • the menu by selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Workframes / Insert rectangular workframe icon • the toolbar by pressing the • the command line: RBCX_DEF_WORKFRAME.adopts parameters of a workframe defined earlier.User Guide 5.).

Inc.2.User Guide page: 61 5. Rectangular workframe The dialog box for definition of a rectangular workframe consists of the three tabs listed below: Definition The Definition tab is shown in the following drawing The dialog box holds the options as follows: • the Spacing of workframe axes field allows defining workframe spacings (vertical and horizontal) • the Axis extension field allows defining values of the axis extension outside the workframe • the Tablets placing field allows selecting locations of axis descriptions. All these parameters are illustrated in the drawing below (axis extensions and descriptions are defined only at the top and on the right side of the workframe). All rights reserved .Formwork Drawings .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Description of axis The Description of axis tab is shown in the drawing below © 2009 Autodesk.

for vertical axes: right or left). which when pressed. b.move on to the next table line and specify a position and a description of the second axis . © 2009 Autodesk. 3 . follow the steps below: .. I.Formwork Drawings . A..User Guide The following options are available for horizontal and vertical axes: • Numbering . opens the Description of workframe axes dialog box where the user may define descriptions of successive workframe axes To define descriptions of workframe axes. • Initial value ..the field for selecting a method of axis description. Inc.perform the above operation for defined workframe axes .. then the (…) button is accessible.page: 62 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . II.. III .if the user-defined option is selected for any axis. a. the following description types are available: 1.the options are used to choose a direction of axis description (for horizontal axes: up or down. 2... c . B..press the OK button. All rights reserved . user-defined .the Start at field is used to determine an initial value of the axis description (depending on a selected axis description type) • Description direction .specify a position and a description for the first axis . C .

) is selected.3.g.Formwork Drawings . color and thickness. then the Distance If a tablet shape including an axis designation (e. size. The Tablet field allows determining parameters of a label of the axis description: label shape. octagon. The following parameters can be set here: font style. color and size. Inc. The options in the Text field refer to the axis description included in a label. 5.User Guide page: 63 Representation The Representation tab is shown in the drawing below The Axis field holds parameters of a line presenting the axis in a drawing: line type. edit field is also available and in this field the user should specify a value of the distance between the two symbols. color and thickness of the label line. the following label shapes are available in the program: circle. Circular workframe The dialog box for definition of a circular workframe consists of the three tabs listed below: Definition The Definition tab is shown in the following drawing © 2009 Autodesk. ellipse. square.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . All rights reserved .

. 2.. All these parameters are illustrated in the drawing below (axis extensions and descriptions are defined only at the top and on the right side of the workframe). user-defined . II. c .Formwork Drawings . C .. Inc. a. III .. then the (…) button is accessible..if the user-defined option is selected for any axis...page: 64 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . 3 .. b.the field for selection of a method of axis description.User Guide The dialog box holds the options as follows: • the Spacing of workframe axes field allows defining workframe spacings (radial and angular) • the Initial radius field allows defining a value of the radius with which a radial workframe will begin • the Axis extension field allows defining values of the axis extension outside the workframe • the Axis designation field allows selecting locations of axis descriptions. Description of axis The Description of axis tab is shown in the drawing below The following options are available for horizontal and vertical axes: • Numbering . the following description types are available: 1. I. All rights reserved . which when pressed opens the Description of workframe axes dialog box where the user may define descriptions of successive workframe axes © 2009 Autodesk. B. A.

the options are used to choose a direction of axis description (for the radial distribution: to the outside or to the inside.User Guide page: 65 To define descriptions of workframe axes.specify a position and a description for the first axis .Formwork Drawings .perform the above operation for defined workframe axes .move on to the next table line and specify a position and a description of the second axis .press the OK button. All rights reserved . • Initial value . Inc. Representation The Representation tab is shown in the drawing below © 2009 Autodesk. for the angular distribution: dextrorotary or levorotary).AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . follow the steps below: .the Start at field is used to determine an initial value of the axis description (depending on a selected axis description type) • Description direction .

then the Distance If a tablet shape including an axis designation (e. The following parameters can be set here: font style.User Guide The Axis field holds parameters of a line presenting the axis in a drawing: line type.page: 66 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .g. color and thickness of the label line.Formwork Drawings . color and thickness. All rights reserved . square. ellipse. © 2009 Autodesk. edit field is also available and in this field the user should specify a value of the distance between the two symbols. size. ) is selected. octagon. Inc. The Tablet field allows determining parameters of a label of the axis description: label shape. the following label shapes are available in the program: circle. color and size. The options in the Text field refer to the axis description included in a label.

User Guide page: 67 6. © 2009 Autodesk. Beams / ground beams 6.definition The option enables definition of a beam or a ground beam in a structure model. Beams are inserted in horizontal plans of an active story (in the top view). At the bottom of the dialog box is the Priority field which presents a default value of a priority which allows managing interpenetration (cutting to fit) of structure elements that overlap with each other. the dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen. This value may be modified for the defined beam. ground beams are not copied to higher stories.Formwork Drawings .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Inc. DEFINITION OF STRUCTURE ELEMENTS 6. Beam / ground beam . The dialog box consists of the following tabs: Section Vertical definition Details.1. All rights reserved .1. Definition of the beam / ground beam starts with: • selecting the menu option Formwork Drawings / Define / Beam or Formwork Drawings / Define / Ground beam or • pressing the icon • entering into the command line: RBCX_DEF_BEAM or RBCX_DEF_GROUND_BEAM. NOTE: only after pressing one of these icons definition of the beam is possible in the graphic viewer of the program. The beam may be defined as: • • rectilinear beam: building story by defining the beginning and end points of the beam in a plan of a by defining three successive points of an arc belonging to the beam arc beam – curved: in a plan of a building story (see also: Definition of parameters of arc elements – Job Preferences / Options). The beam may be defined both in the 3D view and the 2D view.1. The right part of the dialog box holds several icons that are used to select a mode of graphic definition of the beam. After activating the Beam definition option. NOTE: When copying a story.

the user may determine an additional parameter (an offset from the definition line) in the edit field next to the icon if the offset equals zero. pressing the (. upper and lower lines are illustrated schematically in the drawings below.Formwork Drawings . there is also the indicated arcs and open polylines to beams. . enables turning Moreover. All rights reserved .User Guide Select icon available which.2. Center line is selected: Upper line is selected: Lower line is selected: When defining a beam by means of the outer or inner line..) button located to the right of the selection list opens the Section list dialog box which allows adding a new section to the section list • material the beam is made of • axis of beam definition. © 2009 Autodesk.section The Beam: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Section tab in it. Beam .1.page: 68 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . This dialog box allows defining parameters of a beam cross-section. when pressed. The icon earlier.. then the definition line coincides with the upper or lower line. located in the bottom right corner is used to inherit parameters from a beam defined 6. the axis of beam definition may be assumed as: center line upper line lower line The methods of definition using the center. The following parameters should be determined for each type of the beam cross-section: • beam section by selecting the section’s name from the list of available sections. Inc.

135 and 180 degrees. it is the angle = 17 degrees) . there is also the World UCS option available (see the drawing below). 45.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .vertical definition The Beam: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Vertical Definition tab in it. NOTE: After switching on the World UCS option. 90.Story 2. 6.1. The option makes it easier to define the orientation of the beam cross-section with respect to the global coordinate system. an angle is converted to a new reference system. The Beam level list includes all the levels of an active story of a building defined so far. Bottom . Beam .3. Top . This dialog box is used to determine a location of a beam with respect to an active story. NOTE: While defining a beam lying on an inclined plane.Formwork Drawings . If the World UCS option is switched on. then angle values provided on the selection list refer to directions of axes of the global coordinate system (see the examples below). All rights reserved . If the World UCS option is switched off. then angle values provided on the selection list refer to the orientation of an inclined plane. the location of a beam in a building is defined by selecting a plane (e. Inc. for the same position of the cross-section. the following typical values of the rotation angle are available: 0. this field also allows entering an arbitrary value of a rotation angle.User Guide • page: 69 angle of rotation of the beam cross-section. an angle of plane inclination is calculated on the selection list (in this case.g.Story © 2009 Autodesk. After changing the angle to the one equal to zero and with the World UCS option switched on.see the drawing below. The World UCS option switched off Angle = 0 After switching on the World UCS option. the position of the beam cross-section changes .see the drawing below.

button The following sign convention for offset values has been adopted (it refers both to the lower and upper levels of a story): 1. The following situations are possible: Reference edge Location of the beam with respect to the story level 1. When defining the vertical location of a beam.Formwork Drawings .1. If the offset equals zero. then the definition line coincides with the upper or lower plane of a story.page: 70 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .details The Beam: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Details tab in it.User Guide 2). Beam . This list also contains all inclined planes defined for a selected story (see: Definition of a plane). the user may define an additional parameter (an offset from the lower or upper level of a story) in the Offset edit field. © 2009 Autodesk. All rights reserved .4. In addition. 2. negative offset value 6. Inc. there is a possibility to define the reference edge of the beam with respect to the upper or lower level of a story. positive offset value 2. Pressing the allows selecting a horizontal element edge determining an offset value.

Arc Pick first point: Pick second point [Side / Offset]: Pick third point [Side / Offset]: where: Side .location of the definition axis of a beam (upper.command line While defining a beam or a ground beam.User Guide page: 71 NOTE: Options on this tab are available only then.Formwork Drawings .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . vertically: 3.location of the definition axis of a beam (upper. Options in the above dialog box allow selecting a type of ends of the beam lying on an inclined plane (at the beginning as well as at the end of a beam): 1. horizontally: or or . arcs. Beam definition . while creating an element.5. when an inclined plane has been chosen as a reference level in the dialog box on the Vertical Definition tab. lower. offset and side are not supported. polyline do not need to be located in the same plane. or 6. Select Select object: Finish [Side / Offset]: where: Side .1. perpendicularly to the edge: 2.distance from the lower or upper level of a beam NOTE: Lines. central) Offset .location of the definition axis of a beam (upper.distance from the lower or upper level of a beam NOTE: When defining an element on the axis (axis location: central). it is projected on a specified plane(s). lower. All rights reserved . central) Offset distance from the lower or upper level Inherit properties of a beam Select object © 2009 Autodesk. the following parameters can be determined in the command line: Points Pick the beginning point: Pick next point [Side / Offset]: where: Side . central) Offset . lower. Inc.

individual walls are inserted in horizontal plans of a given story (in the top view). Wall . there is also the indicated drawing objects (open polylines. walls will be defined along the perimeter of the rectangle defined by the diagonal. Select icon available which. enables turning Moreover. when pressed. The dialog box consists of the following tabs: Section Vertical definition.2. All rights reserved . NOTE: only after pressing one of these icons it is possible to define a wall in the graphic viewer of the program. located in the bottom right corner is used to inherit parameters from a wall defined © 2009 Autodesk. A wall may be defined both in the 3D view and the 2D view. Walls are defined in 3D space. The right part of the dialog box holds several icons that are used to select a mode of graphic definition of a wall. Inc.User Guide 6.Formwork Drawings . the dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen. Walls 6. This value may be modified for a defined wall. but to make work easier. After activating the Wall definition option.2.page: 72 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . The option is accessible from: • the menu selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Define / Wall • the toolbar by pressing the icon • from the command line: RBCX_DEF_WALL.definition The option enables definition of walls in a structure model. At the bottom of the dialog box is the Priority field which presents a default value of a priority which allows managing interpenetration (cutting to fit) of structure elements that overlap with each other. The icon earlier. A wall may be defined as: • • • rectilinear wall story by defining the beginning and end points of a wall in a plan of a building by defining three successive points of an arc in a plan of a building story arc-shaped wall (see also: Definition of parameters of arc elements – Job Preferences / Options) wall composed of segments – defined by indicating a diagonal.1. arcs) into walls.

2.User Guide page: 73 6. the axis of wall definition may be assumed as: center line upper line lower line The methods of definition using the center. the user may determine an additional parameter (an offset from the definition line) in the edit field next to the icon if the offset equals zero. © 2009 Autodesk. Center line is selected: Upper line is selected: Lower line is selected: When defining a wall by means of the outer or inner line. All rights reserved . then the definition line coincides with the upper or lower line.Formwork Drawings .2. Wall . .section The Wall: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Section tab in it. upper and lower lines are illustrated schematically in the drawing below.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . The following parameters should be determined for each type of the wall cross-section: • wall thickness • material the wall is made of • axis of wall definition. Inc.

Formwork Drawings .Story 2). Inc. Wall . button allows selecting a NOTE: It is also possible to define a wall by attaching it only to e.User Guide 6. then the definition line coincides with the upper or lower plane. the vertical location of a wall in a building is defined by selecting a plane in which the top and bottom faces of the wall should be positioned (e. The following sign convention for offset values has been adopted (it refers both to the lower and upper levels of a story): © 2009 Autodesk.2. If the offset equals zero.3. the user may define an additional parameter (an offset from the lower or upper level) in the Offset edit field.page: 74 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Such a situation is presented in the drawing below.g. Pressing the horizontal element edge determining an offset value. When defining the vertical location of a wall. The wall height is defined then by the offset value. Top .vertical definition The Wall: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Vertical definition tab in it. The options in this dialog box allow selecting levels (upper and lower) of a defined wall. Bottom .Story 2.g.Story 2). Bottom .g. e. All rights reserved . The lists Wall upper level and Wall lower level include all the levels of an active story of a building defined so far. the lower level of a story (then the upper and lower levels of the wall assume the value.

lower. Wall definition .location of the definition axis of a wall (upper.distance from the lower or upper level of a wall NOTE: Lines.Formwork Drawings .4. polyline do not need to be located in the same plane. All rights reserved .distance from the lower or upper level of a wall Arc Pick first point: Pick second point [Side / Offset]: Pick third point [Side / Offset]: © 2009 Autodesk.location of the definition axis of a wall (upper. central) Offset . Inc. while creating an element. central) Offset . the following parameters can be determined in the command line: Points Pick the beginning point: Pick next point [Side / Offset]: where: Side .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . offset and side are not supported. it is projected on a specified plane(s).location of the definition axis of a wall (upper. arcs. lower. lower.2.distance from the lower or upper level of a wall NOTE: When defining an element on the axis (axis location: central).command line While defining a wall. Pick Select object(s): Finish [Side / Offset]: where: Side . Diagonal First corner: Second corner [Side / Offset]: where: Side . central) Offset .User Guide page: 75 6.

to point 4).g. lower. 30). If the offset value is greater than zero (e. beams: If the offset value is greater than zero (e. and successive elements are defined counterclockwise. an offset value may differ from zero (the definition axis is positioned as: outer line or inner line). continuous footings. All rights reserved . through points 2 and 3. Definition rule .2. to point 4).g. then the user obtains elements ‘inside’ the contour shown above – the drawing below (definition from point 1.5. such an element will be defined on the contour shown in the drawing below.offset different from zero While defining a structure element. then the user obtains elements ‘outside’ the contour shown above – the drawing below (definition from point 1. central) Offset . 30). Walls.User Guide where: Side . To illustrate the rule of definition of a structure element with an offset.distance from the lower or upper level of a wall Inherit properties Select objects 6. through points 2 and 3.page: 76 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . and successive elements are defined clockwise. © 2009 Autodesk.Formwork Drawings .location of the definition axis of a wall (upper. Inc.

definition The option enables definition of columns in a structure model.3. the dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen.1.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . The option is accessible from: • the menu selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Define / Column • the toolbar by pressing the icon • from the command line: RBCX_DEF_COL. Columns are defined in 3D space.User Guide page: 77 Slabs: The offset value is greater than zero The offset value is less than zero 6. but to make work easier.3. Column . After activating the Column definition option.Formwork Drawings . © 2009 Autodesk. A column may be defined both in the 3D view and the 2D view. Columns 6. Inc. individual columns are inserted in horizontal plans of a given story (in the top view). All rights reserved .

The icon earlier.section The Column: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Section tab in it. closed polyline) to a section and a column.. enables turning Moreover. the user should select two points of a (rectangle-shaped) region . to do it. when pressed. handle points for individual types of the column-cross sections are presented in the drawings below © 2009 Autodesk. At the bottom of the dialog box is the Priority field presenting a default value of a priority which allows managing interpenetration (cutting to fit) of structure elements that overlap with each other.Formwork Drawings .User Guide The dialog box consists of the following tabs: Section Vertical definition. Column .a column with the specified parameters will be defined at all workframe points positioned inside that region.3. This dialog box allows defining parameters of a column cross-section. All rights reserved .2. pressing the (. • Select icon available which. circle. Inc. NOTE: only after pressing one of these icons it is possible to define the column in the graphic viewer of the program. The right part of the dialog box holds several icons that are used to select a mode of graphic definition of the column. The following parameters should be determined for each type of the column cross-section: • type of the column section by selecting the section’s name from the list of available sections.. This value may be modified for the defined column.page: 78 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . The column may be defined: • • by indicating a point in a plan of a building story with a value of the angle of section rotation chosen from the selection list by indicating a point in a plan of a building story and defining graphically the rotation angle of the column cross-section (the angle is defined by indicating a point in the direction of which the column will be ‘facing’) by indicating several points of a workframe. located in the bottom right corner is used to inherit parameters from a column defined 6.) button located to the right of the selection list opens the Section list dialog box which allows adding a new section to the section list • material the column is made of • handle points of the column while defining it on the screen. there is also the indicated drawing objects (rectangle.

AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Top . Pressing the horizontal element edge determining an offset value. The lists Column upper level and Column lower level include all levels of an active story of a building defined so far.Story 2.vertical definition The Column: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Vertical Definition tab in it. Column . 135 and 180 degrees. 90. If the offset equals zero.Formwork Drawings . the user may define an additional parameter (an offset from the lower or upper level) in the Offset edit field. Inc. 45.3. button allows selecting a © 2009 Autodesk. this field also allows entering an arbitrary value of the rotation angle.User Guide page: 79 rectangular section round section L-shaped section • rotation angle of the column cross-section.Story 2). the following typical values of the rotation angle are available: 0. 6. Bottom .g. All rights reserved .3. the vertical location of the column in a building is defined by selecting a plane in which the top and bottom points of the column should be positioned (e. When defining the vertical location of the column. then the definition line coincides with the upper or lower plane. The options in this dialog box allow selecting levels (upper and lower) of a defined column.

The column height is defined then by the offset value. Floor slab / raft foundation .command line While defining a column. Slabs and raft foundations are inserted in horizontal plans of an active story (in the top view). Inherit properties Select objects 6. © 2009 Autodesk. the lower level of a story (then the upper and lower levels of the column assume the value.4. floor slabs are not copied to higher stories. the following parameters can be determined in the command line: Insert Pick insertion point: Insert + rotate Pick insertion point: Rotate column [Orientation]: Pick Select object(s): NOTE: In the current program version.Story 2). Column definition . All rights reserved . e. Floor slabs / raft foundations 6. NOTE: When copying a story. A slab / raft foundation may be defined both in the 3D view and the 2D view.page: 80 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Inc. 6.User Guide NOTE: It is also possible to define the column by attaching it only to e.3.4. Bottom .Formwork Drawings .definition The option enables definition of floor slabs and raft foundations in a structure model. After activating the Slab definition option.4. the dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen.g. Definition of the floor slab / raft foundation starts after: • selecting the menu option Formwork Drawings / Define / Slab or Formwork Drawings / Define / Raft foundation or • pressing the icon • entering into the command line: RBCX_DEF_SLAB or RBCX_DEF_SLAB_FOUNDATION. this command allows selecting only objects such as a circle and a rectangle.g.1.

AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings . This value may be modified for a defined slab / raft foundation. NOTE: only after pressing one of these icons it is possible to define the slab / raft foundation in the graphic viewer of the program.User Guide page: 81 The dialog box consists of the following tabs: Section Vertical definition Details. The slab / raft foundation may be defined: • • • • The icon earlier. located in the bottom right corner is used to inherit parameters from a slab defined 6. All rights reserved .2. Inc. the slab / raft foundation will be defined on a contour of the rectangle defined by the diagonal by indicating an internal point of a closed contour. Slab .section The Slab: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Section tab in it. by giving successive points defining geometry of the slab / raft foundation by indicating a closed polyline that determines a contour of the slab / raft foundation by indicating a diagonal. The right part of the dialog box holds several icons that are used to select a mode of graphic definition of the slab / raft foundation.4. At the bottom of the dialog box is the Priority field which presents a default value of a priority which allows managing interpenetration (cutting to fit) of structure elements that overlap with each other. The following parameters should be determined for each type of the slab cross-section: • slab thickness • material the slab is made of © 2009 Autodesk.

In addition. as an example of definition of the slab with the offset. the drawing below illustrates definition of the slab on the presented contour 1. the location of a slab in the building is defined by selecting a plane (e. Slab . This dialog box is used to determine a location of a slab with respect to an active story. slab offset is greater than zero and characteristic points of the slab are defined counterclockwise 6.Formwork Drawings . there is a possibility to define the reference edge of a slab with respect to the upper or lower level of a story.Story 2.3.vertical definition The Slab: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Vertical definition tab in it.page: 82 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Top . Bottom . slab offset is greater than zero and characteristic points of the slab are defined clockwise 2.g. The following situations are possible: © 2009 Autodesk. The Slab level list includes all levels of an active story of a building defined so far.4. This list also contains all inclined planes defined for a selected story (see: Definition of a plane). Inc.Story 2). All rights reserved .User Guide • offset of the slab edge.

If the offset equals zero. Options in the above dialog box allow selecting a type of the edge end of a slab lying on an inclined plane: 1.4. then the definition line coincides with the upper or lower plane of a story. one-way slab © 2009 Autodesk. You can also specify the main direction of the slab on the Details tab: 1.User Guide page: 83 Reference edge Location of the slab with respect to the story level 1. the user may define an additional parameter (an offset from the lower or upper level of a story) in the Offset edit field. perpendicularly to the edge 2.Formwork Drawings . when an inclined plane has been chosen as a reference level in the dialog box on the Vertical Definition tab. 2. When defining the vertical location of a slab. horizontally. vertically 3. Slab . All rights reserved .details The Slab: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Details tab in it. button 6. Pressing the allows selecting a horizontal element edge determining an offset value.4.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Inc. NOTE: The edge end options on this tab are available only.

Information about the main direction is used when creating structure drawings (plans of stories or formwork drawings of slabs). Slab definition . polyline do not need to be located in the same plane. arcs. Diagonal First corner: Second corner [Side / Offset]: where: Side – location of the reference edge (upper. All rights reserved . Inc. Slabs are by default one-way reinforced (reinforcement is positioned parallel to the shorter side of the slab).Formwork Drawings . A new style for graphic symbols is available in the software. lower) Offset .4. 6. it is projected on a specified plane(s). the following parameters can be determined in the command line: Points Pick the beginning point: Pick next point [sElection / Arc]: Selection Select edge Arc Pick second arc point Pick third arc point Select Select object(s): Finish [Side / Offset]: where: Side – location of the reference edge (upper.User Guide 2. it allows you to define the way the main direction of the slab is drawn (see Style of the main direction of the slab). two-way slab.distance from the lower or upper level of a slab NOTE: Lines.5.distance from the lower or upper level of a slab Internal point Select contour internal point Inherit properties Select objects © 2009 Autodesk. lower) Offset .command line While defining a slab or a raft foundation.page: 84 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . while creating an element.

Spread footing .a spread footing with the specified parameters will be defined at all workframe points positioned inside that region.5. the user should select two points of a (rectangle-shaped) region .User Guide page: 85 6. The spread footing may be defined in the following ways: • • by indicating a point in a plan of a building story with a value of the angle of section rotation chosen from the selection list by indicating a point in a plan of a building story and defining graphically the rotation of the spread footing with respect to the insertion point (the angle is defined by indicating a point in the direction of which the spread footing will be ‘facing’).5. © 2009 Autodesk. spread footings are prefabricated elements (volumetric elements of complex geometry). to do it. individual spread footings are inserted in horizontal plans of a given story (in the top view). but to make work easier. The dialog box consists of the following tabs: Section Vertical definition. The option is accessible from: • the menu selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Define / Spread footing • the toolbar by pressing the icon • from the command line: RBCX_DEF_FOOT. Spread footings are defined in 3D space. A spread footing may be defined both in the 3D view and the 2D view. In the program. NOTE: only after pressing one of these icons it is possible to define the spread footing in the graphic viewer of the program. All rights reserved . • • located in the bottom right corner is used to inherit parameters from a spread footing The icon defined earlier. by defining the spread footing under the column by indicating several points of a workframe.Formwork Drawings . Inc. The right part of the dialog box holds several icons that are used to select a mode of graphic definition of the spread footing.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . the dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen.definition The option enables definition of spread footings in a structure model.1. This value may be modified for a defined spread footing. Spread footings 6. At the bottom of the dialog box is the Priority field which presents a default value of a priority which allows managing interpenetration (cutting to fit) of structure elements that overlap with each other. After activating the Spread footing definition option.

User Guide 6.Formwork Drawings . 6. The following parameters should be determined for each type of the spread footing cross-section: • type of the spread footing section by selecting a solid name from the list of available solids.) button located to the right of the selection list opens the dialog box which allows adding a new spread footing type to the list of available spread footings • material the spread footing is made of • handle points of the spread footing while defining it on the screen. handle points for individual types of the spread footing cross sections are presented in the drawings below rectangular section round section • angle of rotation of the spread footing cross-section. Spread footing . 135 and 180 degrees.5. Inc. © 2009 Autodesk. the following typical values of the rotation angle are available: 0.5. 90. 45.3.. Spread footing .vertical definition The Spread footing: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Vertical definition tab in it.page: 86 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . pressing the (. this field also allows entering an arbitrary value of the rotation angle.section The Spread footing: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Section tab in it. This dialog box allows defining shape parameters of a solid (spread footing).2. All rights reserved ..

In addition.User Guide page: 87 This dialog box is used to determine a location of a spread footing with respect to an active story. Top . When defining the vertical location of a spread footing. the following parameters can be determined in the command line: Insert Pick insertion point: Insert + rotate Pick insertion point: Rotate spread footing [Orientation]: Under column Select column(s): NOTE: NOTE: The command works both for a single column and for several selected columns.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Spread footing definition . Bottom .Formwork Drawings . The following situations are possible: Reference edge Location of a spread footing with respect to a story level 1. the user may define an additional parameter (an offset from the lower or upper level of a story) in the Offset edit field.Story 2.5. the location of a spread footing in a building is defined by selecting a plane (e. there is a possibility to define the reference edge of a spread footing with respect to the upper or lower level of a story. 2. Orientation of spread footings should be compatible with orientation of columns.command line While defining a spread footing.g. If the offset equals zero. All rights reserved . Inc.Story 2).4. The Spread footing list includes all the levels of an active story of a building defined so far. 6. then the definition line coincides with the upper or lower plane of a story. Inherit properties Select objects © 2009 Autodesk. Pressing the button allows selecting a horizontal element edge determining an offset value.

there is also the indicated arcs and open polylines to continuous footings. enables turning Moreover. Continuous footings are inserted in horizontal plans of an active story (in the top view).page: 88 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . At the bottom of the dialog box is the Priority field which presents a default value of a priority which allows managing interpenetration (cutting to fit) of structure elements that overlap with each other.User Guide 6. Continuous footing . Inc. when pressed. The continuous footing may be defined as: by defining the beginning and end points of the continuous • rectilinear continuous footing footing in a plan of a building story by defining three successive points of an arc belonging to the • curved continuous footing continuous footing in a plan of a building story • continuous footing under an already-defined wall. All rights reserved . After activating the Continuous footing definition option. The option is accessible from: • the menu selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Define / Continuous footing • the toolbar by pressing the icon • from the command line: RBCX_DEF_CONT_FOOT. Continuous footings 6.1. NOTE: only after pressing one of these icons it is possible to define a continuous footing in the graphic viewer of the program. A continuous footing may be defined both in the 3D view and the 2D view. the dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen.6.definition The option enables definition of continuous footings in a structure model. This value may be modified for the defined continuous footing.6. Select icon available which. The dialog box consists of the following tabs: Section Vertical definition Details. The right part of the dialog box holds several icons that are used to select a mode of graphic definition of the continuous footing. located in the bottom right corner is used to inherit parameters from a continuous The icon footing defined earlier. © 2009 Autodesk.Formwork Drawings .

upper and lower lines are illustrated schematically in the drawings below. 45. the user may determine an additional parameter (an offset from the definition line) in the edit field next to the icon . if the offset equals zero. This dialog box allows defining parameters of a cross-section of a continuous footing. 135 and 180 degrees. there is also the World UCS option available (see the drawing below). pressing the (.6. Continuous footing .. All rights reserved .. the axis of continuous footing definition may be assumed as: center line upper line lower line The methods of definition using the center. the following typical values of the rotation angle are available: 0. The following parameters should be determined for each type of the continuous footing cross-section: • continuous footing section by selecting the section’s name from the list of available sections. NOTE: While defining a continuous footing lying on an inclined plane. then the definition line coincides with the upper or lower line. Center line is selected: Upper line is selected: Lower line is selected: When defining the continuous footing by means of the outer or inner line.section The Continuous footing: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Section tab in it. Inc.2. 90.Formwork Drawings . • © 2009 Autodesk.User Guide page: 89 6. angle of rotation of the continuous footing cross-section.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .) button located to the right of the selection list opens the Section list dialog box which allows adding a new section to the section list • material the continuous footing is made of • axis of definition of the continuous footing (beam). this field also allows entering an arbitrary value of a rotation angle.

Top .User Guide The option makes it easier to define the orientation of a continuous footing cross-section with respect to the global coordinate system. Examples of application of this option are given in the topic dedicated to the beam definition. 2.Story 2. Inc. 6. the user may define an additional parameter (an offset from the lower or upper level of a story) in the Offset edit field. This list also contains all inclined planes defined for a selected story (see: Definition of a plane). the location of the continuous footing in a building is defined by selecting a plane (e. there is a possibility to define the reference edge of the continuous footing with respect to the upper or lower level of a story.g. then the definition line coincides with the upper or lower plane of a story.6.Formwork Drawings . The following situations are possible: Reference edge Location of the continuous footing with respect to the story level 1. This dialog box is used to determine a location of a continuous footing with respect to an active story. © 2009 Autodesk.page: 90 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Continuous footing .vertical definition The Continuous footing: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Vertical definition tab in it. All rights reserved . In addition. The Cont. Pressing the button allows selecting a horizontal element edge determining an offset value. footing list includes all levels of an active story of a building defined so far.3. When defining the vertical location of the continuous footing. If the offset equals zero. Bottom Story 2).

horizontally: or or . All rights reserved . NOTE: Options on this tab are available only then.details The Continuous footing: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Details tab in it.Formwork Drawings .distance from the lower or upper level of a continuous footing © 2009 Autodesk.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . or 6. Select Select object(s): Finish [Side / Offset]: where: Side . Inc.command line While defining a continuous footing. offset and side are not supported. Under wall Select wall(s): NOTE: The command works both for a single wall and several selected walls. lower.location of the definition axis of a continuous footing (upper. Options in the above dialog box allow selecting a type of the edge end of the continuous footing positioned on an inclined plane (at the beginning as well as at the end of the continuous footing): 1. Continuous footing .6. Continuous footing definition .6.location of the definition axis of a continuous footing (upper. the following parameters can be determined in the command line: Points Pick the beginning point: Pick next point [Side / Offset]: where: Side . central) Offset .distance from the lower or upper level of a continuous footing NOTE: When defining an element on the axis (axis location: central). vertically: 3. perpendicularly to the edge: 2.5.User Guide page: 91 6.4. lower. central) Offset . when an inclined plane has been chosen as a reference level in the dialog box on the Vertical Definition tab.

The icon earlier.User Guide NOTE: Lines. After switching to the graphic viewer the location of the door in a selected wall is displayed on an ongoing basis.page: 92 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .distance from the lower or upper level of a continuous footing Inherit properties Select object 6. Door . arcs. lower. but to make work easier. it is projected on a specified plane(s). located in the bottom right corner is used to inherit parameters from a door defined © 2009 Autodesk. polyline do not need to be located in the same plane. individual door openings are inserted in horizontal plans of a given story (in the top view).7.1.definition The option enables definition of doors in walls of a structure model. Inc. Doors 6. Arc Pick first point: Pick second point [Side / Offset]: Pick third point [Side / Offset]: where: Side . while creating an element. icon located in the right-hand part of the The door may be defined after pressing the Insert dialog box.7. The option is accessible from: • the menu by selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Define / Doors • the toolbar by pressing the icon • from the command line: RBCX_DEF_DOOR. All rights reserved .Formwork Drawings . A door may be defined both in the 3D view and the 2D view. Doors are defined in 3D space. central) Offset . the dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen. After activating the Door definition option and indicating a wall in a structure model.location of the definition axis of a continuous footing (upper. The dialog box is composed of the following tabs: Geometry Vertical definition.

AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .0 from the lower wall level): . pressing the (.location of an opening with respect to the lower wall level measured to the lower part of the door . two possibilities are available (a default value is 0. the door handle point may be positioned: – on the left – in the middle – on the right.. Door .vertical definition The Door .2. While defining geometry of a door.) button located to the right of the selection list opens the Door list dialog box which allows adding a new shape to the list of shapes • door handle point (it is a point within an opening in relation to which the door opening in a wall be inserted). 6..7.location of an opening with respect to the lower wall level measured to the upper part of the door • by defining the level with respect to the plane level (location) of a door opening is determined with respect to a plane (any plane defined earlier in a structure model) selected from the drop-down list of planes. There are two methods of defining a vertical location of a door in the program: • by defining the level with respect to the wall level (location) of a door opening along the wall height (the Z coordinate). Door .Formwork Drawings .User Guide page: 93 6.geometry The Door: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Geometry tab in it.7. additionally. All rights reserved . Inc. the following parameters can be determined: © 2009 Autodesk.3. the following parameters should be determined: • type of shape of a door opening by selecting the section’s name from the list of available shapes.definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Vertical definition tab in it.

Formwork Drawings . The option is accessible from: • the menu by selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Define / Window • the toolbar by pressing the icon • from the command line: RBCX_DEF_WINDOW.8. but to make work easier. individual window openings are inserted in horizontal plans of a given story (in the top view).1. the dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen.reference edge of a door with respect to the upper or lower level .definition The option enables definition of windows in walls of a structure model.4. the following parameters can be determined in the command line: Select objects: Define opening position [Reference point / Attachment]: Reference point Indicate new reference point or [Specify distance] 6. 6. © 2009 Autodesk. After switching to the graphic viewer the position of the window in a selected wall is displayed on an ongoing basis. Insert Door definition . This method of defining a door allows the user to determine a door location with respect to the plane. Windows may be defined both in the 3D view and the 2D view.command line While defining a door.7. After activating the Window definition option and indicating a wall in a structure model.value of the offset from the lower or upper story level in the Offset edit field. located in the bottom right corner is used to inherit parameters from a window The icon defined earlier. Window . The dialog box is composed of the following two tabs: Geometry Vertical definition.g.page: 94 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Windows are defined in 3D space. Inc. icon located in the right-hand part of the A window may be defined after pressing the Insert dialog box.8.User Guide . of the floor (and not of the story level). All rights reserved . e. Windows 6.

There are two methods of defining a vertical location of a window in the program: • by defining the level with respect to the wall level (location) of a window opening along the wall height (the Z coordinate).AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .8. the window handle point may be positioned: – on the left – in the middle – on the right. Inc.8.2. the following parameters should be determined: • type of a window opening shape by selecting the shape name from the list of available shapes.3.geometry The Window: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Geometry tab in it. Window . pressing the (.. Window . All rights reserved .Formwork Drawings ..vertical definition The Window .0 cm from the floor level): – location of an opening with respect to the lower wall level measured to the lower part of the window .definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Vertical definition tab in it. two possibilities are available (a default value is 100.location of an opening with respect to the lower wall level measured to the upper part of the window • by defining the level with respect to the plane © 2009 Autodesk. 6.User Guide page: 95 6.) button located to the right of the selection list opens the Window list dialog box which allows adding a new shape to the list of shapes • window handle point (it is a point within an opening in relation to which the window opening in a wall will be inserted). While defining geometry of a window.

additionally.Formwork Drawings . the dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen. but to make work easier. All rights reserved . Inc.definition The option enables definition of openings or recesses in walls of a structure model.9.value of the offset from the lower or upper story level in the Offset edit field.g. of the floor (and not of the story level).User Guide level (location) of a window opening is determined with respect to a plane (any plane defined earlier in a structure model) selected from the drop-down list of planes. the following parameters can be determined in the command line: Select objects: Define opening location [Reference point / Attachment]: Reference point Indicate new reference point or [Specify distance] 6.reference edge of a window with respect to the upper or lower level . After activating the Opening/recess definition option and indicating a wall in a structure model. © 2009 Autodesk. the following parameters can be determined: .1. e. Openings may be defined both in the 3D view and the 2D view. Note should be taken here that if an opening is defined in the wall which touches another element of a structure model.8. Opening / recess . Openings/recesses . Insert Window definition .command line While defining a window.4. Openings or recesses are defined in 3D space. 6. then it is possible to define the opening in such a way so that it is also positioned in the structure element touching the wall.9. The option is accessible from: • the menu by selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Define / Opening/recess in wall • the toolbar by pressing the icon • from the command line: RBCX_DEF_HOLE_WALL. This method of defining a window allows the user to determine a window location with respect to the plane.page: 96 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . individual openings are inserted in horizontal plans of a given story (in the top view). The dialog box consists of the following tabs: Geometry Vertical definition.walls 6.

After switching to the graphic viewer the location of the opening in a selected wall is displayed on an ongoing basis.see the drawing below. indicate the wall edge in which the recess will be cut out .. the opening handle point may be positioned: – on the left – in the middle – on the right. Inc.9.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .2.User Guide page: 97 An opening/recess may be defined after pressing the Insert icon located in the right-hand part of the dialog box.) button located to the right of the selection list opens the Opening list dialog box which allows adding a new shape to the list of shapes • depth if a recess is selected.geometry The Opening / recess: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Geometry tab in it.. 6. pressing the (. Opening / recess . the selection list includes the following possibilities: – opening in a wall or – recess in a wall when a recess is selected. While defining geometry of an opening. The method of recess definition Once geometry of a recess is defined (it does not matter which recess type has been selected). All rights reserved . • opening handle point (it is a point within an opening in relation to which the opening in a wall be inserted). © 2009 Autodesk. an edit field for defining the recess depth is available. the following parameters should be determined: • type of an opening shape by selecting the shape name from the list of available shapes.Formwork Drawings .

3.9.value of the offset from the lower or upper story level in the Offset edit field. 6. the following parameters can be determined in the command line: OPENING / RECESS IN WALL Insert Select wall: Define opening location [Reference point / Attachment]: Reference point Indicate new reference point or [Specify distance] OPENING / RECESS IN SLAB Insert Select slab: Indicate location of the opening or [Reference point]: © 2009 Autodesk.9. Opening/recess .4.location of an opening with respect to the lower wall level measured to the lower part of an opening . This method of defining an opening/recess allows the user to determine an opening location with respect to the plane.vertical definition The Opening / recess . Opening definition . e.User Guide 6. the following parameters can be determined: .location of an opening with respect to the lower wall level measured to the upper part of an opening • by defining the level with respect to the plane level (location) of an opening is determined with respect to a plane (any plane defined earlier in a structure model) selected from the drop-down list of planes. of the floor (and not of the story level). All rights reserved .command line While defining openings.Formwork Drawings . additionally.0 cm from the lower wall level): . two possibilities are available (a default value is 100. Inc.page: 98 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .reference edge of a window with respect to the upper or lower level .g. There are two methods of defining a vertical location of a opening/recess in the program: • by defining the level with respect to the wall opening level (location).definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Vertical definition tab in it.

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Reference point Indicate new reference point or [Specify distance]
Insert + rotate

Select slab: Indicate location of the opening or [Reference point]: Reference point Indicate reference point / Define opening location Define opening rotation [Orientation]:
Cut

Select slab: Pick the opening contour or define the opening contour as [Diagonal / pOints]: Diagonal First corner Second corner Points Pick first point [Arc]: Pick next point [Arc]: Arc Pick second point of the arc [Line] Pick third point of the arc
Inherit properties

Select objects

6.10.Openings/recesses - slabs
6.10.1. Opening / recess - definition (slab)
The option enables definition of openings or recesses in slabs of a structure model. Openings may be defined both in the 3D view and the 2D view. The option is available from: • the menu selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Define / Opening/recess in slab icon • the toolbar by pressing the • the command line: RBCX_DEF_HOLE_SLAB. After activating the Definition of opening/recess in slab option and indicating a slab in a structure model, the dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen.

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The dialog box consists of the following tabs: Geometry Details. An opening/recess in a slab may be defined after pressing one of the icons: • • • indicating a point that determines the location of an opening in a slab indicating a point that determines the location of an opening in a slab and a rotation angle of an opening defining an arbitrary shape of an opening in a slab.

located in the bottom right corner is used to inherit parameters from an opening The icon defined earlier.

6.10.2. Opening/recess - geometry (slab)
The Opening / recess (slab) dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Geometry tab in it.

While defining geometry of an opening, the following parameters should be determined: • type of an opening shape by selecting the shape name from the list of available shapes; pressing the (...) button located to the right of the selection list opens the Opening list dialog box which allows adding a new shape to the list of shapes • depth if a recess is selected; the selection list includes the following possibilities: - opening in a slab or - recess in a slab when a recess is selected, an edit field for defining the recess depth is available • opening handle point (this is a point within an opening in relation to which the opening in a slab will be inserted); the opening handle point may be assumed as: - upper left - upper center

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- upper right - center left - center - center right - lower left - lower center - lower right.

6.10.3. Opening/recess - details (slab)
The Opening / recess(slab) dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Details tab in it.

NOTE: The options provided on this tab are available only for inclined slabs. Options in the above dialog box allow selecting a method of defining an opening (direction of the opening edge) with respect to the slab geometry: - perpendicularly to the slab plane - vertically (according to the Z axis of the global coordinate system).

6.11.Lintels
6.11.1. Lintel - definition
The option is used to define lintels. Lintels may be defined above door or window openings as well as niches and recesses in the wall, both in the 3D view and in 2D views. The option is accessible from: • the menu by selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Define / Lintel • the toolbar by pressing the icon • the command line: RBCX_DEF_LINTEL. You can define 2 lintel types: 1. 2. solid lintel with a rectangular cross-section lintel with a user-defined shape.

Select

to display the following options.

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The dialog box includes the Geometry tab where the following lintel parameters may be defined: - lintel height (height of the lintel cross-section) - material, the lintel is made of - lintel support depth on both sides of the door or window, recess, niche. The lintel length is determined automatically based on the opening geometry and a value of the support depth.

Select

to display the following options.

Use this dialog to define parameters of a lintel cross-section. Specify the following parameters for each type of the lintel cross-section: • Cross-section - click the Browse (...) button and make a selection in the Section list dialog • Material • Location (a lintel can be faced to one of the opening edges or positioned at the center); if positioned at the center, you can define an offset from axis • Angle – select an available value (0, 90, 180 and 270) • Support depth on both sides of the door, window, recess or niche. The lintel length is specified automatically based on geometry of the opening and a value of the support depth. Once lintel parameters are determined, the user may begin definition of the lintel in elements of a structure model. To define the lintel, the user should: • press the Select icon provided in the right-hand part of the dialog box

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For Priority.User Guide page: 103 • in a structure model. located in the bottom right corner is used to inherit parameters from a lintel defined The icon earlier. Use the icons on the right to select a mode of graphic definition for the ring beam.Formwork Drawings . select one of the following methods: • Select Formwork Drawings menu > Define > Ring Beam • • click type in the command line: RBCX_DEF_RING_BEAM.12. recesses. Beams are inserted in horizontal plans of an active story (in the top view). indicate objects (door or window openings.1.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Note: You must click one of these icons to define a ring beam in the drawing area. The following dialog displays then. enter a value that defines the priority of interpenetration (cutting to fit) of structure elements that overlap with each other.Definition Use this option to define walls in a structure model.Ring beams 6. above which lintels should be defined.12. This value may be modified for a defined lintel. niches). At the bottom of the dialog box is the Priority field presenting a default value of a priority which allows managing interpenetration (cutting to fit) of structure elements that overlap with each other. Command line: Select Indicate opening in the wall 6. Ring beam . The dialog has the following tabs: Section Vertical Definition Details. A ring beam can be defined as: • rectilinear ring beam: click and specify the beginning and end points of a rectilinear ring beam in a plan of a building story. Inc. © 2009 Autodesk. All rights reserved . To define a ring beam.

. If the offset equals 0.Formwork Drawings .2. 45. to inherit parameters from a previously defined ring beam. 6. Click Select Click Inherit properties Select Linear element to define a ring beam as a linear element. The length of a linear element is a total length of all segments with the same cross-section. Ring beam . All rights reserved . click and define a ring beam as above an already-defined wall.page: 104 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . 135 or 180) or enter a different value for the angle of rotation of the ring beam cross-section. you can define parameters of a ring beam cross-section.Section On the Section tab of the Ring beam: definition dialog.User Guide • • curved ring beam: click and define 3 successive points of an arc belonging to a ring beam in a plan of a building story. Inc..click the Browse (. to convert selected arcs and open polylines to ring beams. 90. Specify parameters for each type of ring beam cross-section: • Name . these segments are treated as linear elements.12.select an available value (0. you can specify an offset from the definition line. © 2009 Autodesk.) button and make a selection in the Section list dialog • Material • Definition axis: center line upper line lower line • When defining a ring beam by means of the outer or inner line. Angle . the definition line coincides with the upper or lower line.

Formwork Drawings .Story 2).4. you can define an offset from the lower or upper level of a story) in the Offset edit field. The location of a ring beam in a building is defined by selecting a plane (for example. When defining the vertical location of a beam. you can define the reference edge of a ring beam with respect to the upper or lower level of a story. Top .12. Bottom .Details On the Details tab of the Ring beam: definition dialog.User Guide page: 105 6. the definition line coincides with the upper or lower plane of a story.3. Ring beam . Reference edge Location of the ring beam with respect to the story level 1. you can specify the location of a ring beam with respect to an active story. to select a horizontal element edge that determines an 6. If the offset equals 0. you can select beam end types. Click offset value. 2.). © 2009 Autodesk.12.Story 2. Inc. All rights reserved . The Beam level list includes all the defined levels of an active story of a building. This list also contains all inclined planes defined for a selected story (see: Definition of a plane).AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Ring beam . In addition.Vertical Definition On the Vertical Definition tab of the Ring beam: definition dialog.

6.Formwork Drawings . The dialog box consists of the following tabs: Section Vertical definition. Prefabricated element . Select ring beam end types for a ring beam that lies on an inclined plane (for the beginning and end of the ring beam): 1. Horizontal: or lub .13.Prefabricated elements 6. Perpendicular to the edge: 2. This value may be modified for a defined prefabricated element.). when an inclined plane has been chosen as a reference level on the Vertical Definition tab.definition The option enables definition of a prefabricated element in a structure model. After activating the Prefabricated element definition option. Prefabricated element / stairs .stairs .13. At the bottom of the dialog box is the Priority field presenting a default value of a priority which allows steering interpenetration (cutting to fit) of structure elements that overlap with each other. stairs.2. Prefabricated elements are volumetric elements of complex geometry (spread footings. or 6.definition The dialog box which is used to define the following objects in a structure model: . © 2009 Autodesk. the dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen.User Guide NOTE: Options on this tab are available only. etc.page: 106 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . All rights reserved .prefabricated elements.13.1. Inc. Definition of a prefabricated element may start after: • selecting the menu option Formwork Drawings / Define / Prefabricated element • • icon pressing the entering into the command line: RBCX_DEF_PREF. Vertical: 3. beams. columns.

Prefabricated element . This dialog box allows defining parameters of the cross-section of a prefabricated element. Definition of a prefabricated element depends on a selected type of a structure element (beam. beams. in consequence. a prefabricated element may be defined: for walls. etc.Formwork Drawings . NOTE: A prefabricated wall and a prefabricated column are ‘attached’ to the top or bottom story (these are not elements ‘stretched’ between the stories). Inc. slabs and raft foundations: • • by indicating a point in a plan of a building story with a value of the rotation angle of the column section or a slab rotation chosen from the selection list by indicating a point in a plan of a building story and defining graphically the rotation angle of the column cross-section or a slab rotation (the angle is defined by indicating a point in the direction of which the column section or a slab will be ‘facing’). NOTE: only after pressing one of these icons it is possible to define a prefabricated element in the graphic viewer of the program. column. All rights reserved . located in the bottom right corner is used to inherit parameters from a prefabricated The icon element defined earlier. ground beams and continuous footings: • by defining the beginning and end points of a rectilinear prefabricated element in a plan of a building story for columns. the height of a prefabricated column or a prefabricated wall WILL NOT BE modified automatically (the prefabricated column or wall will not be adjusted to the change of the story height). The following parameters should be determined for each type of the cross-section: • prefabricated element type.section The Prefabricated element: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Section tab in it. slab.13.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . 6.3. when the height of a story changes.) Not all the icons provided in the right part of the dialog box are available for individual types of structure elements.User Guide page: 107 The right part of the dialog box holds several icons that are used to select a mode of graphic definition of a prefabricated element. the following elements are available: beam column © 2009 Autodesk.

beams.. 45. If the World UCS option is switched off.) button located to the right of the selection list opens the dialog box which allows adding a new prefabricated element to the list material a prefabricated element is made of. the following typical values of the rotation angle are available: 0.page: 108 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Inc. there is also the World UCS option available. 90. this field also allows entering an arbitrary value of the rotation angle. then the definition line coincides with the upper or rotation angle of the cross-section of a prefabricated element. 135 and 180 degrees. ground beams and continuous footings the following options are available: definition axis of a prefabricated element. then angle values provided on the selection list refer to directions of axes of the global coordinate system. slabs and raft foundations the following options are available: handle points of a prefabricated element during definition on the screen. 90. the following typical values of the rotation angle are available: 0. by selecting a name of a solid from the list of available solids. 45. the definition axis of a prefabricated element may be assumed as: center line upper line lower line When defining a prefabricated element by means of the outer or inner line. All rights reserved . pressing the (.Formwork Drawings . the following handle points of prefabricated elements are available: upper left upper center upper right center left center center right lower left lower center lower right. Options in the lower part of the tab depend on a selected type of a prefabricated element: • for walls. the user may determine an additional parameter (an offset from the definition line) in the edit field next to the icon lower line. rotation angle of the cross-section of a prefabricated element. 135 and 180 degrees. if the offset equals zero. this field also allows entering an arbitrary value of the rotation angle. . • for columns. then angle values provided on the selection list refer to the orientation of an inclined plane. The option makes it easier to define the orientation of the crosssection of a prefabricated element with respect to the global coordinate system. If the World UCS option is switched on. NOTE: While defining a prefabricated element lying on an inclined plane.User Guide wall continuous footing slab / raft foundation ground beam • • type of a prefabricated element section. © 2009 Autodesk..

positive offset value 2. the location of a prefabricated element in a building is defined by selecting a plane (e. negative offset value © 2009 Autodesk. the The following sign convention for offset values is adopted (it refers both to the lower and upper levels of a story): 1.Story 2. Inc.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . If the offset equals zero. When defining the vertical location of a prefabricated element. 2.User Guide page: 109 6. In addition.vertical definition The Prefabricated element: definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Vertical definition tab in it. This dialog box is used to determine a location of a prefabricated element with respect to the active story.g. then the definition line coincides with the upper or lower plane of a story.Story 2). This list also contains all inclined planes defined for a selected story (see: Definition of a plane). Pressing button allows selecting a horizontal element edge determining an offset value.4. Prefabricated element . it is possible to define the reference edge of a prefabricated element with respect to the upper or lower level of a story. Bottom . All rights reserved . the user may define an additional parameter (an offset from the lower or upper level of a story) in the Offset edit field. The Element level list includes all the levels of the active story of a building defined so far. Top .Formwork Drawings .13. The following situations are possible: Reference edge Location of a prefabricated element with respect to the story level (the example of a beam) 1.

All rights reserved . Stairs are prefabricated elements (volumetric elements of complex geometry). located in the bottom right corner is used to inherit parameters from stairs defined The icon earlier.1. The right part of the dialog box holds several icons that are used to select a mode of graphic definition of stairs.User Guide 6.page: 110 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . © 2009 Autodesk.definition option. At the bottom of the dialog box is the Priority field presenting a default value of a priority which allows steering the interpenetration (cutting to fit) of structure elements that overlap with each other.14. The dialog box consists of the following tabs: Section Vertical Definition.14.Stairs 6. This value may be modified for defined stairs. Inc. the dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen. NOTE: only after pressing one of these icons it is possible to define stairs in the graphic viewer of the program. Stairs may be defined by: • • indicating a point in the plan of a building story with a value of the angle of section rotation chosen from the selection list indicating a point in the plan of a building story and defining graphically the rotation of stairs with respect to the insertion point (the angle is defined by indicating a point in the direction of which the stairs will be ‘turned’). Definition of stairs may start after: • selecting the menu option Formwork Drawings / Define / Stairs • pressing the icon entering into the command line: RBCX_DEF_STAIRS. Stairs .Formwork Drawings .definition The option enables definition of stairs in a structure model. After activating the Stairs .

User Guide page: 111 6.vertical definition The Stairs .upper left . Stairs . This dialog box allows defining parameters of a solid shape (stairs).center left .2. This dialog box is used to determine a location of stairs with respect to an active story.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .3. Inc.lower left . 6. © 2009 Autodesk.Formwork Drawings .upper right .definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Vertical Definition tab in it.lower center • rotation angle of the cross-section of stairs.14..) button located to the right of the selection list opens the dialog box which allows adding a new prefabricated element to the list • material the stairs are made of • handle points of stairs during the definition on the screen: . Stairs . 90. this field also allows entering an arbitrary value of the rotation angle.definition dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Section tab in it. the following typical values of the rotation angle are available: 0. The following parameters should be determined for the cross-section of stairs: • type of the section of stairs (stairs’ name) by selecting the solid’s name from the list of available solids.center .14. .lower right. 135 and 180 degrees..section The Stairs .upper center .center right . All rights reserved . pressing the (. 45.

the dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen. Definition of planes may start after: • selecting the menu option Formwork Drawings / Planes / Definition of plane • pressing the icon • entering into the command line: RBCX_PLANE_DEF. The current program version allows defining plane types as follows: 1. 3.User Guide The Element level list includes all the levels of an active story of a building defined so far. the user may define an additional parameter (an offset from the lower or upper level of a story) in the Offset edit field. If the offset equals zero. there is a possibility to define the reference edge of stairs with respect to the upper or lower level of a story.15. When defining the vertical location of stairs. Bottom .Story 2. © 2009 Autodesk. After activating the Definition of planes option. 2. button allows selecting a horizontal element edge determining an offset value.15. In addition. All rights reserved . intermediate plane (it is always a horizontal plane) inclined plane of a defined shape and inclination inclined plane defined according to the geometry of a selected polyline. Pressing the 6. Inc. the location of stairs in a building is defined by selecting a plane (e. The following situations are possible: Reference edge Location of stairs with respect to the level of a story 1.1.Story 2).Planes 6.Formwork Drawings . Definition of planes The option enables defining intermediate (horizontal) planes or inclined planes on which elements of a structure model can be defined. 2.page: 112 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .g. Top . then the definition line coincides with the upper or lower plane of a story.

).). etc.intermediate horizontal plane An intermediate plane is always a horizontal plane parallel to the top/bottom reference level of a story. To define inclined elements (beams. • press the A defined plane is added to the list of planes provided in the Manager of plane properties dialog box.offset of the plane with respect to a selected reference level icon located in the right-hand part of the dialog box.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Options on this tab are available only then. slabs). Structure elements can be ‘attached’ to an inclined plane: • by selecting a name of the inclined plane on the Vertical Definition tab in the dialog box for modification of a single element • after selecting the Attach to plane option included in the menu for element selection (see the description of the option given in the Options available in the menu topic). etc. © 2009 Autodesk. slabs. walls. All rights reserved . NOTE: defined planes are shown on these lists only for stories on which planes have been defined. Planes can be grouped. the user should select – in the dialog box for definition of a structure element – a defined inclined plane as a reference level (on the Vertical Definition tab).User Guide page: 113 Defined planes are available on the selection lists of levels provided in the dialog boxes for definition of structure model elements (beams.2.Formwork Drawings . An example of attaching walls to the inclined plane is shown in the drawing below. It allows defining structure elements positioned between the bottom and top level of a story. the intermediate plane is an alternative to offsets defined while creating structure elements (walls.g. when an inclined plane has been chosen as a reference level in the dialog box for definition of structure elements (beams. The Group planes option provided in the menu (see the description of the option in the Options available in the menu topic) allows creating a group of planes which makes it easier to define elements of a structure model (e. slabs. To define the intermediate plane. A type of the inclined element end (for beam elements as well as for slabs) can be defined on the additional Details tab in the dialog box for definition of structure elements. It is defined for a selected (active) story. located in the bottom right corner is used to inherit parameters from a plane defined 6.15. Inc. the user should: • specify a plane name in the Plane name edit field icon which enables defining a horizontal intermediate plane • press the • determine parameters of the plane location: . etc. beams. The icon earlier. Definition of planes . thus. elements belonging to a multi-pitch roof).) on a chosen story. columns.reference level (bottom or top of a story) .

An example of a multi-pitch roof created using this type of plane is presented in the drawing below.inclined plane of a defined shape and inclination An inclined plane of a determined shape and inclination is a plane generated through transforming an indicated projection of the roof surface contour. This type of plane allows defining multi-pitch roofs. Inc. Each roof surface needs to be defined separately (if the contour is symmetrical. etc.indicate a shape of the (projected) plane contour . It allows definition of successive roof surfaces on which elements of the roof will be defined.15.page: 114 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . NOTE: The contour of an inclined plane (projection) may be modified only on the plane (in 2D projection). It is defined for a selected (active) story.specify a rotation angle. All rights reserved . © 2009 Autodesk.). The program offers the following methods of defining a shape of the contour of an inclined plane: by indicating successive points belonging to the contour by indicating the diagonal of the contour (shape of a rectangle) by indicating the contour (closed contour) by indicating an internal point of the contour (closed contour). only half of the roof surface may be defined). 6.Formwork Drawings .User Guide Defined planes are available on the selection lists of levels for a given story included in the dialog boxes for definition of structure model elements (beams. To define this plane type.3.determine the rotation axis (the edge of rotation of the plane) . the user should (see the drawing below): . Definition of planes . slabs. as regards modification of the rotation angle (inclination of the plane). walls. it is possible only in the 3D view – there is a possibility to shift points of the plane.

then it is impossible to delete such a plane. NOTE: The inclined plane may be deleted only then.Formwork Drawings .definition on a story plan To define the inclined plane. NOTE: an inclination angle of the polyline determines the slope of the defined inclined plane • specify a plane name in the Plane name edit field icon which enables defining the inclined plane • press the • determine parameters of the plane location: .4. Method . It is defined for a selected (active) story. if structure elements have been attached to the inclined plane. All rights reserved . The program allows for two methods of defining the inclined plane: 1. Inc. Definition of planes .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .User Guide page: 115 6. if no structure elements are attached to it.inclined plane An inclined plane is a plane generated as a result of transforming a polyline indicated by the user (the polyline has to be defined before starting definition of the inclined plane).15. It enables defining structure elements inclined at a chosen angle to the horizontal plane of stories such as roof elements. the user should: • indicate a polyline defined on a story plan (see the drawing below).reference edge © 2009 Autodesk.

reference level (bottom or top of a story) . 2.reference edge .see the drawings above for the 1st method . NOTE: geometry of the polyline determines the geometry of the defined inclined plane • specify a plane name in the Plane name edit field icon which enables defining the inclined plane • press the • determine parameters of the plane location: .page: 116 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .reference level (bottom or top of a story) .offset of the plane with respect to a selected reference level. if needed icon located in the right-hand part of the dialog box. Inc.definition in the side view of a structure • indicate a polyline defined in the side view of structure (see the drawing below).see the drawings below .offset of the plane with respect to a selected reference level. Method .User Guide . if needed • • • • icon located in the right-hand part of the dialog box press the indicate the polyline determine the direction of polyline projection (in the direction of the X axis or Y axis) indicate two points defining an area of the inclined plane.Formwork Drawings . © 2009 Autodesk. NOTE: the structure view • press the presented on the screen is changed automatically to the active story plan • indicate two points defining an area of the inclined plane. All rights reserved .

The option is accessible after: • selecting the menu option Formwork Drawings / Display / Show planes • pressing the icon • entering into the command line: RBCX_EDIT_PLANES. the dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen. Definition of planes . © 2009 Autodesk. Manager of plane properties The option allows viewing or editing parameters of (intermediate or inclined) planes defined in a structure model.5.Formwork Drawings .15. All rights reserved .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .15.User Guide page: 117 6. After activating the Manager of plane properties option. Inc.6.parameters of plane location For an inclined plane it is possible to determine the following plane locations: selected plane parameters: reference edge: apex reference level: top story selected plane parameters: reference edge: apex reference level: bottom story selected plane parameters: reference edge: eaves reference level: top story selected plane parameters: reference edge: eaves reference level: bottom story 6.

All rights reserved .pressing the light bulb symbol in the Display column changes the plane display • color of plane presentation on the screen • type of the line for plane presentation • symbol of the plane inclination (none.selecting this option deletes a selected plane.page: 118 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . arrow with a value of the plane inclination).selecting this option opens the dialog box for modification of parameters of a selected plane .Edit . arrow. © 2009 Autodesk. in the table presenting parameters of planes there is a context menu (after pressing the right mouse button) including the option as follows: . In the dialog box.Delete .User Guide The dialog box provides the following information concerning defined planes: • plane name (with additional information regarding the level of plane definition) • plane display (a plane may be displayed or not on the screen) .Formwork Drawings . Inc.

1.Formwork Drawings: Section database Material database Door database Window database Opening database.mdb files). Inc. To collapse or expand the dialog box. 7. Robot databases) and save defined elements in databases (*. © 2009 Autodesk.1. press the Database button. solids of complex geometry) are available in the program: Spread footing database.User Guide page: 119 7. it means that there are the options in the lower part of the dialog box which are used for adding sections from a selected database.1. shown in the drawing below.Formwork Drawings . the following databases of prefabricated elements (i. openings). external databases (e.2. Robot databases) and use sections included there in AutoCAD Structural Detailing .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . DATABASES 7.g. windows. List of cross-sections The dialog box.mdb file).1. materials. Moreover.g. Databases The option is used to define different structure elements (cross sections. All rights reserved . open existing. The following elements may be defined in AutoCAD Structural Detailing .e. Prefabricated beam database Prefabricated column database Stairs database Slab database Wall database Continuous footing database Raft foundation database Ground beam database. NOTE: The dialog box presented in the drawing below is expanded (larger than the dialog box opened in a standard way). Available databases 7. allows the user to: • define a new section shape using basic mechanisms of the AutoCAD ® program • open external section databases (e.Formwork Drawings • save defined sections in the database (an *. doors.

) and its dimensions. from which a section may be added to the list of sections available in AutoCAD Structural Detailing . To add a section from a database to the list of sections available in AutoCAD Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings. etc. dimensions) can be modified delete a selected section from the list of available sections in the project save to an external file (database). These sections will be presented on the selection lists of element cross-sections. circular section. .Formwork Drawings . press the icon top left part of the dialog box.User Guide The top left part of the dialog box holds a list of defined cross-sections of structure elements. The section will be added to the list in the NOTE: All section databases used in the Robot program can be imported to AutoCAD Structural Detailing . the section is added to the list of available sections in the current project open the Section modification dialog box where parameters of a selected section (names. This part of the dialog box includes: • field for selection of a cross-section database (an *.page: 120 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . In the right-hand side of the dialog box are the icons that are used to: open the Section definition dialog box where a new cross-section may be defined.Formwork Drawings. circular section. The dialog box expands after pressing the Database button at the bottom of the dialog box.) chosen from the list of defined sections along with characteristic section dimensions. All rights reserved . © 2009 Autodesk. Inc.Formwork Drawings • list of cross-sections defined in a database • schematic drawing representing a section type (rectangular. In the middle part of the dialog box is a schematic drawing representing a section type (rectangular. etc.mdb format file).

unit weight). press the Database button.Formwork Drawings the user should use the icon the list in the top left part of the dialog box.Formwork Drawings • list of materials defined in a database • basic parameters of a chosen material (graphic presentation of a material. it means that there are the options in the lower part of the dialog box which are used for adding materials from a selected database. Inc. from which a material may be added to the list of materials available in AutoCAD Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings • save defined materials in the database (an *.g. unit weight).Formwork Drawings. This part of the dialog box includes: • field for selection of a material database (an *. the dialog box expands. On pressing the Database button at the bottom of the dialog box. The top left part of the dialog box includes a list of defined materials. Material list The dialog box.3.Formwork Drawings .1.User Guide page: 121 7. In the right-hand side of the dialog box are the icons that are used to: open the Material definition dialog box where a new material may be defined. allows the user to: • define a new material • open external material databases (e.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . The material will be added to © 2009 Autodesk. To collapse or expand the dialog box.mdb file). NOTE: The dialog box presented in the drawing below is expanded (larger than the dialog box opened in a standard way). the defined material is added to the list of available materials in the project open the Material modification dialog box where parameters of a selected material (name. To add a material from the database to the list of materials available in AutoCAD Structural Detailing . .mdb format file). shown in the drawing below. Robot databases) and use materials included there in AutoCAD Structural Detailing . These materials will be presented on the material selection lists in AutoCAD Structural Detailing . All rights reserved . In the middle part of the dialog box are basic parameters of a selected material (presentation of a material. parameters) can be modified delete a selected material from the list of available materials in the project save to an external file (database).

© 2009 Autodesk. remaining openings) The dialog box.) for individual component elements of a structure (in EUR per cubic meter). it means that there are the options in the lower part of the dialog box which are used for adding openings from a selected database.Formwork Drawings. NOTE: The dialog box presented in the drawing below is expanded (larger than the dialog box opened in a standard way). All rights reserved . etc.User Guide 7. allows defining dimensions of new openings in building elements and saving them in the database (an *. To collapse or expand the dialog box.5. It is also possible to open external databases of openings and use opening definitions included there in AutoCAD Structural Detailing . Prices of formworks and materials The dialog box below opens on pressing the Prices button located in the Job Preferences dialog box (the Databases tab) for material databases.). timber. The options provided in this dialog box allow selecting prices of formworks of RC structure elements and prices of materials (concrete. These prices will be used in tables generated by the program.1. 7.page: 122 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Opening list (doors. concrete.g.Formwork Drawings . steel. press the Database button. Inc. The above dialog box enables determining the prices of: • formworks of individual component elements of RC structures (in EUR per square meter of a formwork) • materials (e. etc. windows. steel.mdb file).4.1. shown in the drawing below.

dimensions) can be modified delete a selected opening from the list of available openings in the project save to an external file (database).mdb format file).User Guide page: 123 The top left part of the dialog box includes a list of defined openings. In the middle part of the dialog box is a schematic drawing representing an opening type (rectangular. etc. . In the right-hand side of the dialog box are the icons that are used to: open the Opening definition dialog box where a new opening may be defined. This part of the dialog box includes: • field for selection of a opening database (an *.Formwork Drawings .) chosen from the list of defined openings along with characteristic opening dimensions. the defined opening is added to the list of available openings in the project open the Opening modification dialog box where parameters of a selected opening (name. Inc. from which an opening may be added to the list of openings available in AutoCAD Structural Detailing . the dialog box expands.Formwork Drawings • list of openings defined in a database • schematic drawing representing an opening type (rectangular. To add an opening from the database to the list of openings available in AutoCAD Structural Detailing . On pressing the Database button at the bottom of the dialog box. The opening will be added to the list in the © 2009 Autodesk. All rights reserved . etc.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings. arc-shaped section. These openings will be presented on the opening selection lists. circular section. press the icon top left part of the dialog box.) and its dimensions.

All rights reserved . Definition of prefabricated elements The dialog box.User Guide 7. © 2009 Autodesk. etc.).the Geometry tab shows a schematic drawing which presents a prefabricated element type along with characteristic dimensions of the section. Inc. a defined element is saved to the database and is available on the lists for a selected type of prefabricated element NOTE: for spread footings of arbitrary shape there are two icons available in the right-hand part of the dialog box: Define . the right-hand part of the dialog box holds the two icons: . The central part of the dialog box . The 3D Preview tab includes a 3D drawing of a defined element.Formwork Drawings .allows inserting a solid from an indicated DWG file (NOTE: a DWG file may include a definition of only one solid).ACIS solid: enables definition of a prefabricated element by defining or indicating an ACIS solid (the SOLID 3D element of AutoCAD ® or a group of objects of the FACE type which defines a coherent.defines a shape of the cross-section of a spread footing Select .page: 124 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .allows indicating an existing ACIS solid defined by means of the available AutoCAD ® options .2. closed solid).Parametrized element: by specifying dimensions that define the geometry of a selected type of prefabricated element. Databases of volumetric elements 7. e. allows defining a new prefabricated element (a volumetric element of complex geometry. There are two possibilities of definition: • . NOTE: in the latter case. A defined element is saved to the database and is available on the lists for a selected type of prefabricated element.g.1. shown in the drawing below. spread footings. stairs. after selecting this option.2.defines a shape of the cross-section of a spread footing by selecting a polyline (created with the use of the AutoCAD ® options) that forms a closed contour • . a group of objects of the FACE type must be a block.

for this type of beam it is also possible to define the following positions of the cross-section at the beginning and end of a beam (i. this description will be provided in the INFO window (the Element info option).e. All rights reserved .a field where the user may give an additional description of a defined element.beams AutoCAD Structural Detailing . beam with a rectangular cross-section (tapered section) Apart from the definition of beam dimensions. the following element types are available: Spread footings Prefabricated beams Prefabricated columns Stairs Slabs Walls Continuous footings Raft foundations Ground beams NOTE: Some types of prefabricated elements may be defined only through definition or indication of an ACIS solid (they may not be defined through a parametrized element) • • • the Name edit filed .a field where the user may specify a value of the scale factor according to the AutoCAD ® rules the Description edit field . Inc.Formwork Drawings allows definition / modification of the following predefined types of prefabricated beams (prefabricated elements): 1.2.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Prefabricated elements .several characteristic positions of crosssections at the beginning / end of a beam © 2009 Autodesk. 7. how the crosssection defined at the beam beginning is positioned at the beam end): .a field where the user may specify a name of a defined element the Scale factor edit field .User Guide page: 125 The left-hand part of the dialog box holds the following options: • the Element type list: the contents of this list depends on the type of prefabricated element for which the dialog box has been opened.Formwork Drawings .2.

several characteristic positions of cross-sections at the beginning / end of a column . column with a rectangular cross-section (tapered section) Apart from the definition of column dimensions.an arbitrary position of the crosssection determined by specifying values of the parameters A and B. © 2009 Autodesk. All rights reserved . for this type of column it is also possible to define the following positions of the cross-section at the beginning and end of a column (i.2.an arbitrary position of the cross-section determined by specifying values of the parameters A and B.columns AutoCAD Structural Detailing .e.3.page: 126 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Prefabricated elements .Formwork Drawings allows definition / modification of the following predefined types of prefabricated columns (prefabricated elements): 1. 7.Formwork Drawings . how the cross-section defined at the column beginning is positioned at the column end): . Inc.User Guide .

how the cross-section defined at the column beginning is positioned at the column end): . with a head It is possible to define the following column head types for this type of column: © 2009 Autodesk. All rights reserved .User Guide page: 127 2. column with a round cross-section (tapered section) Apart from the definition of column dimensions.an arbitrary position of the cross-section determined by specifying a value of the parameter A.Formwork Drawings . 3. Inc. column with a rectangular or round cross-section.e.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .several characteristic positions of cross-sections at the beginning / end of a column . for this type of column it is also possible to define the following positions of the cross-section at the beginning and end of a column (i.

footing of arbitrary shape © 2009 Autodesk.Formwork Drawings allows definition / modification of the following predefined types of spread footings (prefabricated elements): 1.2. Prefabricated elements .page: 128 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .spread footings AutoCAD Structural Detailing . circular footing 3. Inc. rectangular footing 2.User Guide 7.4. All rights reserved .Formwork Drawings .

User Guide page: 129 4. Inc. All rights reserved .Formwork Drawings . rectangular footing with a pier 5.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . trapezoidal footing with a pier © 2009 Autodesk. trapezoidal footing 6.

User Guide 7.page: 130 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . trapezoidal head type1 8. conical head type1 © 2009 Autodesk.Formwork Drawings . Inc. All rights reserved . trapezoidal head type2 9.

User Guide page: 131 10.Formwork Drawings . Inc. All rights reserved . sleeve footing (trapezoidal) © 2009 Autodesk. sleeve footing (rectangular) 12.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . conical head type2 11.

Definition / modification of sections and openings The option is used to define or modify different structure elements (cross-sections.remaining openings.Formwork Drawings: .stairs AutoCAD Structural Detailing . © 2009 Autodesk. The following elements may be defined/modified in AutoCAD Structural Detailing .5. Inc.2.doors . openings) provided on the selection lists.User Guide 7.Formwork Drawings allows definition / modification of the following predefined types of stairs (prefabricated elements): 1. simple flight stairs It is possible to define the following support types for this type of stairs: upper support: lower support: 7. Definition / modification of database elements 7. windows.Formwork Drawings .3.1.windows .3. doors.page: 132 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Prefabricated elements . All rights reserved .cross-sections .

H .parameters: H .User Guide page: 133 7.heights b. H . Definition / modification of a cross-section The dialog box presented in the drawing below allows defining / modifying the following predefined types of cross-sections: Rectangular opening .widths T-shaped opening .heights b.3.width Round opening .parameters: h. All rights reserved .2.parameters: h.widths © 2009 Autodesk.parameters: D .diameter L-shaped opening . B .Formwork Drawings . B . Inc.height B .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .

etc. To add a new material to the list of materials available in AutoCAD Structural Detailing Formwork Drawings. The following parameters can be defined for each material: . Inc. color and scale of a cross-section. All rights reserved . follow the steps below: • select a type of material (concrete. follow the steps below: • specify a section name in the Name field • select a cross-section type (rectangular.) • determine dimensions of a cross-section appropriate for a selected cross-section type • press the OK button.Formwork Drawings . 7.additional parameters (unit weight. To add a new section to the list of sections available in AutoCAD Structural Detailing Formwork Drawings. etc.3. angle of hatching) . quantity coefficient). timber. When defining an arbitrarily-shaped section. specify a name of a cross-section and choose one of the methods of section contour definition (definition of a contour on the screen or selection of an existing contour on the screen).a shape of a cross-section is defined by selecting a polyline (created with the use of the AutoCAD ® options) that forms a closed contour.graphic parameters (hatching. two possibilities of definition: Define – a shape of a cross-section is defined by indicating on the screen successive characteristic points of a section Select .Formwork Drawings allows definition / modification of the following predefined material groups: other materials. concrete timber steel Definition / modification of a material AutoCAD Structural Detailing .3. round section. © 2009 Autodesk. steel.page: 134 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .User Guide Section of an arbitrary shape.) • specify a material name in the Name field • determine material parameters • press the OK button.

AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings .Formwork Drawings allows definition / modification of the following predefined types of openings (windows.): Rectangular opening . doors.height B .width Round opening .parameters: H .heights B – width © 2009 Autodesk. etc. Inc. H . Definition / modification of openings AutoCAD Structural Detailing .4.diameter Pentagon-shaped parameters: opening . H .3. All rights reserved .User Guide page: 135 7.heights B – width Arc-shaped opening .h.parameters: D .parameters: h.

© 2009 Autodesk.page: 136 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . To add a new opening to the list of openings available in AutoCAD Structural Detailing Formwork Drawings. Inc. All rights reserved .User Guide Section of an arbitrary shape. When defining an arbitrarily-shaped section.Formwork Drawings . specify a name of an opening and choose one of the methods of opening contour definition (definition of a contour on the screen or selection of an existing contour on the screen). two possibilities of definition: Define – an opening shape is defined by indicating on the screen successive characteristic points of an opening Select – an opening shape is defined by selecting a polyline (created with the use of the AutoCAD ® options) that forms a closed contour. follow the steps below: • specify an opening name in the Name field • select an opening shape • determine characteristic dimensions of an opening appropriate for a selected opening shape • press the OK button.

Automatic positioning The option enables assigning positions automatically to defined structure elements.User Guide page: 137 8.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . To run positioning of a structure model.Formwork Drawings . It is available from the context menu in the Object Inspector dialog box. story) and to single elements of the structure. Positioning is aimed at giving names to elements (assigning an identifier . the Automatic positioning dialog box appears on the screen.g. detecting all identical and differing elements in individual groups.2.1. Inc.Options. Positioning may refer both to a structure part (e. Positioning of structure elements AutoCAD Structural Detailing .a position). Positioning is performed for an object selected in the tree on the Model tab in the Object Inspector dialog box. it consists of two tabs: . 8. The operation of automatic assigning of a position is possible for a whole structure model or for its selected part (a story. it also gives a number of the same elements in individual positions.Numbering . an element type).Formwork Drawings allows automatic positioning of objects defined in a structure model. © 2009 Autodesk. All rights reserved . Once positioning is run. ELEMENT POSITIONING 8. follow the steps below: • select a whole structure or a structure part in the structure model tree (a story or an element type – the element will be highlighted) • click the right mouse button • select the Automatic positioning command from the context menu.

the order in which they are indicated will be the criterion of assigning numbers to positions. columns. all element types (beams. If this option is switched off. All rights reserved . etc. the Prefix field is inaccessible. then after pressing the Run button the user should indicate structure elements on the screen. examples of methods of the element numbering are presented in the drawings below. these options enable defining a direction of the element numbering on a story. walls. If the According to element locations option is switched on. Positioning is performed automatically for all selected structure elements.page: 138 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . names of positions will be assigned according to the syntax adopted for individual structure elements in the Job Preferences dialog box (the Position name option). Inc. Axis: Numbering of positions will run as follows © 2009 Autodesk. Order of axes: X Y 1.User Guide Pressing the Run button activates the operation of assigning positions automatically. The Numbering tab This tab holds the following options: • Positioning with division into element types If this option is switched on. there is a possibility to determine the start number of positions • Numbering of elements If the According to the order of element selection option is switched on. the program makes accessible the Prefix field for defining a prefix for positions generated for all structure elements (regardless of an element type). there is a possibility to determine the start number of positions.) will be assigned names beginning with the character string specified in the Prefix field.Formwork Drawings . the Axis and Order of axes options are accessible.

© 2009 Autodesk. Inc. an RC or brick column. Axis: Order of axes: Y X Numbering of positions will run as follows The criterion that determines the method of numbering of structure elements is the location of the element center (the midpoint in the length of a beam. the program will display a question asking whether to overwrite the existing position • Find and assign a common position to identical elements If this option is switched on. All rights reserved .g. column). an RC or brick column. a beam made of a different-class concrete). elements geometrically identical but made of different materials (e. then geometrically-identical elements will be assigned the same position: .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings . a beam made of a different-class concrete). elements geometrically identical but made of different materials (e. The Options tab This tab holds the following options: • Inform about overwriting an existing position If this option is switched on. adjoining elements have no effect on definition of positions.within a story . will be assigned the same positions • Consider adjoining elements If this option is switched on. an RC column adjoining from top with a different section or no column from top for one of the columns). while changing a name of a position that has been previously assigned a position.for current selection • Consider material If this option is switched on. will be assigned different positions If this option is switched off. then geometrically-identical elements adjoined by elements with different geometrical dimensions (e.g. will be assigned different positions If this option is switched off.g.User Guide page: 139 2.

1. A method of presenting structure elements in drawings can be selected in the Graphic representation of elements dialog box shown in the drawing below. colors. It may also be one of the methods of presenting plans of building stories (see also: Preferences / Drawings). the following parameters may be selected for the element axis: line style. Wall. color and thickness © 2009 Autodesk. beam. continuous footing. All rights reserved .Contour line the following parameters are selected for the element contour line: line style.Hatching the following parameters are selected for hatching: = line style or hatching based on the material = line color = line scale = angle of hatching. Contents of this dialog box depends on a type of structure element chosen from the selection list at the top of the dialog box.).Element axis the option is available only if the Draw element axis option is switched on in the lower part of the dialog box. ground beam and ring beam .User Guide 9. For all types of structure elements the following fields are provided in the left-hand part of the dialog box: . The dialog box opens from: • the menu by selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Styles / Styles – element graphic display • the command line RBCX_STYLE_GRAPHIC_PRESENTATION. Inc. The right-hand part of the dialog box may include additional options for the following structure elements: 1.Formwork Drawings . etc. color and thickness . STYLES OF ELEMENT GRAPHIC DISPLAY 9.page: 140 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Graphic representation of structure elements Graphic representation of structure elements determines how elements of a structure model should be presented on the screen (line thickness and type.

select the following parameters for the symbol of main direction: line type.Main direction When the Draw the slab main direction option is selected. All rights reserved .User Guide page: 141 . Slab / raft foundation . Lintel. Inc. color and thickness.Details is available in the dialog box. opening in the beam. it opens the Opening symbol in top view dialog box where parameters of presenting an opening/recess in the drawing can be selected.Element axis the option is available only if the Draw element axis option is switched on in the lower part of the dialog box. color and thickness.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . © 2009 Autodesk.Element representation There are two possibilities of presenting a lintel in a drawing: = real presentation = symbolic presentation . opening/recess in the slab .an element is represented in a drawing only by element axes 3. the following parameters can be selected for an element axis: line style. the main direction of the slab is displayed in the model.Formwork Drawings . When pressed. NOTE: After selecting symbolic presentation of an opening/recess in wall another button . opening/recess in the wall. .Element representation There are two possibilities of presenting a structure element in a drawing: = real presentation an element is represented in a drawing by a whole element contour (with the possibility of adding an element axis) = symbolic presentation an element is represented in a drawing only by element axes 2.

g. pressing the right mouse button and choosing the Activate option from the context menu. The following operations can be performed on the created views / plans: • inserting of dimension lines (see methods of defining dimension lines: for single elements and group dimensions) • inserting of elevation marks (see description of available elevation mark styles) • description of structure elements (see description of available element description styles).plan of a building foundation .Views / plans created for a structure model Once definition and edition of a structure model is completed. 10.3D view of a building.vertical section of a building . Inc.plan of a building story .Creating of a plan (projection) of a building story Once edition of a structure model is completed. CREATING OF STRUCTURE VIEWS 10.User Guide 10.2. it is possible to create automatically plans (projections) and views for individual parts of a building. the user may launch an option that allows assigning a description to individual structure objects.page: 142 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . The following plans / views of a building can be created in the current version of AutoCAD Structural Detailing .1. The generated projection (plan) of a story is placed in the tree on the Positions tab in the Object Inspector dialog box (a name of the plan may be defined as e.Story-1). follow the steps below: • select a story in the tree located on the Model tab in the Object Inspector dialog box (the story will be highlighted) • press the right mouse button and from the context menu choose the Create story plan option icon. After indicating the name of a story plan. NOTE: Descriptions of structure elements can be placed in plans (of stories or foundations) and in sections. Story plan . a drawing of the required story plan is created in the graphic edition field. After the structure model is defined. it is possible to create automatically a projection of a selected story.elevation view of a building . To do it.Formwork Drawings: . The way elements of a structure model are presented in plans (projections) or views depends on the settings chosen in the Job Preferences dialog box (the Drawings tabs).Formwork Drawings . All rights reserved . © 2009 Autodesk. or press the A new edition layout is generated at the bottom of the screen.

Inc. it is possible to create automatically a projection of structure foundations.Formwork Drawings . foundations option or press the A new edition layout is generated at the bottom of the screen. pressing the right mouse button and choosing the Activate option from the context menu. The generated projection (plan) of foundations is placed in the tree on the Positions tab in the Object Inspector dialog box (a name of the plan may be defined as e.User Guide page: 143 10. To do it.Creating of a plan (projection) of foundations Once edition of a structure model is completed.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . © 2009 Autodesk. Foundation plan).g.3. follow the steps below: • select a story in the tree located on the Model tab in the Object Inspector dialog box (the story will be highlighted) • press the right mouse button and from the context menu choose the Create plan of icon. All rights reserved . After indicating the name of a foundation plan. a drawing of the foundation plan is created in the graphic edition field.

It can be done by changing a position of the line determining a depth of the view for a selected segment of a broken line (see the drawing below). it is possible to create a vertical section of the structure model at the place indicated by the user.4.page: 144 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . once they are indicated. To do it. select the option from the menu Formwork Drawings / Create vertical section or press the icon. is placed in the tree on the Positions tab in the Object Inspector dialog box.Creating of a vertical section of a building Once edition of a structure model is completed. a vertical section is created in the edition layout. © 2009 Autodesk. The generated vertical section. the example of which is shown in the drawing below.Formwork Drawings . Inc. All rights reserved . On the screen the user should indicate lines intersecting through the structure model and the depth (points defining the intersecting line and the ‘depth’ of the view are illustrated in the drawing below). NOTE: It is possible to define independently a depth for each segment of a broken line which determines a ‘cut’ of a structure model.User Guide 10.

Creating of an elevation view of a building Once edition of a structure model is completed.User Guide page: 145 10. select the option from the menu Formwork Drawings / Create elevation view or press the icon. the elevation view is created in the edition layout. Inc. it is possible to create an elevation view of the structure model at the place indicated by the user. On the screen the user should indicate a line of the elevation view (beginning and end points). © 2009 Autodesk.5. To do it. All rights reserved .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . once they are specified.Formwork Drawings . The generated elevation view is placed in the tree on the Positions tab in the Object Inspector dialog box.

select the option from the menu Formwork Drawings / Create 3D view or press the icon. 10.Formwork Drawings . The generated 3D view is placed in the tree on the Positions tab in the Object Inspector dialog box. Inc. © 2009 Autodesk.page: 146 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Drawing positions The dialog box shown below is used to define a layer in drawings (e.7. a layer of an architectural project of a structure).6. On the edition layout the program creates the 3D view of the structure model made from the current structure view on the Model tab.Creating of a 3D view of a building Once edition of a structure model is completed.User Guide 10. To do it.Layers . it is possible to create automatically a threedimensional view of the structure model. All rights reserved .g.

Inc.layer concerning a drawing . All rights reserved . NOTE: the layer must be added earlier using the AutoCAD ® options • New .Drawing positions The dialog box shown below is used to register a layer in drawings (e. the user should specify a layer name.Formwork Drawings . There are two methods of defining / registering a layer: • Existing . To add a layer to a given story (the story name is presented in the top part of the dialog box). © 2009 Autodesk.Register layer .User Guide page: 147 In the dialog box concerning layers in a drawing there are three standard layers: .from the list of defined layers the user should select the name of a layer to be added. 10.layer concerning descriptions of drawing elements and elevation marks.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . the Add button should be pressed. a layer of an architectural project of a structure).8.after selecting this option.g. Then the Register layer dialog box opens. The user may add any layer to those layers listed above. Pressing the Delete button deletes a selected layer from the list of layers available for a given story.layer concerning dimensions of drawing elements .

beams. and next.Element descriptions Once definition and edition of a structure model is completed.pressing this button opens the Description Style dialog box where a new style of the structure element description may be defined © 2009 Autodesk. 11.User Guide 11. the program provides them with descriptions.1. the user should choose a location of a description at a selected place in a drawing. All rights reserved . To add a description of a structure element select the Element description option (from the menu icon). Styles of element description may be defined using the options provided in the Description Styles dialog box presented in the drawing below.and describes them automatically).2. The dialog box is opened: • from the menu by selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Styles / Element description styles • from the command line: RBCX_STYLE_LABEL. DESCRIPTION OF STRUCTURE ELEMENTS 11.page: 148 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .2.Formwork Drawings . Inc. . It can be performed either by clicking on a chosen element or by selecting a group of elements with a window.1. The Preview field presents parameters set graphically for an indicated style of the structure element description. the user may launch an option that allows assigning a description to individual structure objects. After indicating elements. The latter method enables describing different types of elements (the program on its own recognizes different elements – columns.Description styles 11. The Description style field includes styles defined for a selected description of structure elements. spread footings. NOTE: Descriptions of structure elements can be inserted in plans (of stories or foundations) and in sections. Cancel and Help): • Default – pressing this button selects a default (standard) style of the structure element description • New . indicate objects – the option Formwork Drawings / Element description or the to be described. The right part of the dialog box contains the following buttons (apart from the standard ones OK. etc. NOTE: Descriptions of structure elements can be inserted in plans (of stories or foundations) and in sections. it is possible to describe elements of a structure model. Styles of element description After the structure model is defined.

© 2009 Autodesk. slab. window.Formwork Drawings . slabs.User Guide • • page: 149 Modify . continuous footing.2. it shows a name of a selected style of the element description). wall. lintel. the following elements are available in the current program version: beam. opening in the beam. stairs. A defined or modified style includes settings of a description of all available structure elements (beams. Inc. door.definition The dialog box is used to define a style of the structure element description. column. The upper part of the dialog box contains a list of available structure elements.2. The Description style dialog box opens on pressing the New or Modify button in the Description Styles dialog box.pressing this button opens the Description Style dialog box where a selected type of the structure element description may be modified Delete . A style name may be specified in the Style name field located at the bottom of the dialog box (while modifying a style. etc. opening/recess in the wall. All rights reserved . spread footing. Description style . the Style name field is not accessible.). An element on the list can be changed by: • selecting an element from the list • pressing the button Next >> (<< Previous) which results in selecting the next (or previous) element on the list.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . 11.pressing this button deletes a highlighted style of the structure element description from the list of styles available in the Description style field. columns. walls. opening/recess in the slab. raft foundation. ground beam.

2. 3. press the Add button after defining description parameters. Element description as text on an extension line + label. © 2009 Autodesk. There are three methods of element description: .3. etc. To add a new element description style.Formwork Drawings .page: 150 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . All rights reserved . Inc. line thickness.User Guide The Description Style dialog box consists of the following two tabs: Description elements Description syntax.) of the element description. 11.for all elements except slabs and raft foundations Element description as multiline text 1. The first tab is used to define main settings (colors. Element description as text on an extension line 2. size and style of fonts. Description elements The Description Style dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Description elements tab in it.

User Guide page: 151 . columns. All rights reserved . the arrow size should be determined) . Element description as multiline text on the diagonal of a slab 2. Description of a wall with the use of 1st description method Description of a spread footing with the use of 2nd description method Description of a beam with the use of 3rd description method © 2009 Autodesk. The options located in the Position name field concern parameters of a position name from Object Inspector. Description in a label positioned on the diagonal of a slab 3. The options in this field are available if 3rd method of the element description has been chosen. The following parameters of an element name can be set here: font style.for beams. thickness and arrowhead of the line (apart from that.Formwork Drawings . The options in this field are available if 2nd or 3rd method of the element description has been chosen. label shape and size of a description in the label. line thickness. color and size of description as well as distance to the auxiliary line The options in the Extension line field allow defining the following parameters of a line connecting a structure element description with a structure element: .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . spread footings and continuous footings: color. color and size of a description.for slabs: color and thickness of the line.for slabs and raft foundations: Element description as multiline text 1. The options in the Label field allow defining the following parameters of the label positioned on the end of the line connecting a structure element description with a structure element: color. The options provided in the Description text field refer to structure element description. Take note that a position name has other text parameters (larger font) than the description text. Example of descriptions are illustrated in the drawings below. Inc. The following parameters can be set here: font style. walls.

User Guide Description of a slab with the use of 2nd description method 11. © 2009 Autodesk.Formwork Drawings . Inc. All rights reserved .4.2.page: 152 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Description syntax The Description Style dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Description syntax tab in it.

then in the last line text may be broken by using the symbol \P. three edit fields are available.level of opening in the beam %Grp_name . precision).section dimensions %El_rad .group name %S .element height (refers to a column and a wall) %El_th .dimensions of a spread footing or dimensions of an opening %P_diam .diameter of opening in the beam %R_lev .story name %S_num .Formwork Drawings . By switching on appropriate description elements included in the Syntax elements field they can be moved to the fields: 1 line. Inc.lower level %Mat . A description may consists of three parts.story number %Up_lev . The Preview field shows the element description resulting from a defined syntax.material name %P_name . All rights reserved .1 bxh = 40x60. symbols. 2 line.element radius %El_h .upper level %Lw_lev . etc. © 2009 Autodesk.section name %P_dims . After pressing the arrow.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . NOTE: a unit is not displayed in a preview. therefore. If it is necessary to define more than three description lines. This description is based on numerical values saved as fixed ones and responds to changes in preferences (change of unit. An example description: S 4.element thickness (refers to a wall and a slab) %P_dims .element number %S_name . This is a standard symbol used in the AutoCAD ® program (see also AutoCAD program mechanisms).User Guide page: 153 The options provided on this tab are used to define a syntax of an element description.height of the sill (refers to openings). The list of variables included in the element description is as follows: %El_name .position name or opening name %El_num . 3 line (pressing the arrow in the middle of the dialog box). along with a defined general style of the element description the above dialog box offers a mechanism for freely composing of a syntax and contents of the element description. selected description elements are moved to an active edit field. must be put in parentheses {}. where it is possible to arbitrarily arrange variables with user-defined texts. the user may add any texts between the successive variables put in these parentheses. NOTE: Variables that may be applied in a syntax.

center.Formwork Drawings .\} Inserts an opening and closing brace \Cvalue.\l Turns underline on and off \~ Inserts a nonbreaking space \\ Inserts a backslash \{. © 2009 Autodesk.. To apply the formatting.\o Turns overline on and off \L. the user may apply formatting by introducing format codes. Adjusts the space between characters. All rights reserved . Changes width factor to produce wide text \A Sets the alignment value..User Guide 11.. Inc. Multiline text objects use word wrap to break long lines into paragraphs..e.2. For AutoCAD to break lines automatically and not to create a new paragraph. Changes to the text height specified in drawing units \Hvaluex..75 to 4 times \Qangle. i. from .^. Changes to the specified color \File name..5. # or ^ symbol. Changes to the specified font file \Hvalue. 2 (bottom. the mechanisms available in the AutoCAD ® program. User description .. Stacks the subsequent text at the \. Changes obliquing angle \Wvalue. valid values: 0. the line should end with either a backslash (\) or a space character. Changes the text height to a multiple of the current text height \S.mechanisms of the AutoCAD program While defining a user description. Format codes for paragraphs Format code Purpose \0.page: 154 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . the format codes presented in the table below should be used. 1. \Tvalue..... top) \P Ends paragraph.

User Guide page: 155 12. Inc. while inserting the axis the user may enter any number (every following number will be inserted according to the recently-specified numbering). © 2009 Autodesk.2.1.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . To insert the elevation mark in a drawing. GRAPHIC SYMBOLS 12. Levels are designated with respect to the base level determined in the Building parameters dialog box. Styles of symbols The option allows defining / modifying symbols of axes. shown in the drawing below. the Styles of symbols dialog box.Formwork Drawings .1. To insert the axis symbol in a drawing.2.Styles of graphic symbols 12. levels and sections used in elements of an RC structure. After activating the option. icon A number of the axis is proposed according to the settings in the default style. appears on the screen.How to insert graphic symbols The following graphic symbols can be defined in the program: • axis symbol • elevation mark • section symbol • opening symbol. All rights reserved . The axis number can be modified using the relevant option from the context menu. follow the steps below: icon 1 select the command Formwork Drawings / Insert elevation mark or press the 2 indicate a point on a selected level (the program will calculate automatically the height with respect to the base level). The option is accessible from: • the menu by selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Styles / Styles – graphic symbols • from the command line: RBCT_DEF_SYMBOL_STYLE. 12. follow the steps below: 1 select the command Formwork Drawings / Insert structural axis or press the 2 enter a number (name) of the structural axis 3 indicate the first point of the axis symbol 4 indicate the second point of the axis symbol (see the drawing below).

Inc. © 2009 Autodesk. All rights reserved . level or section is presented in the central part of the dialog box (in the Preview field). Section symbol. Cancel and Help): • Default . Opening symbol in cross-section or Elevation Mark where a selected symbol type can be modified • Delete .pressing this button opens one of the dialog boxes: Axis. It opens on pressing the New or Modify button in the Styles of symbols dialog box if an axis style is chosen in the Symbol field. 12. Symbol of main direction of the slab. Section symbol.2. Detail symbol or Elevation Mark where a new style of the selected symbol type can be defined (based on the existing style) • Modify . Opening symbol in cross-section. Axis The dialog box is used to define a new style or to modify an existing style of an axis.Formwork Drawings .pressing this button opens one of the dialog boxes: Axis.User Guide The program offers the following types of symbols used for structure elements (presented in the Symbol field in the above dialog box): • axis symbol • elevation mark • section symbol • opening symbol in view • opening symbol in cross-section • symbol of main direction of the slab • detail symbol. the current view of the symbol of an axis.page: 156 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . The right part of the dialog box contains the following buttons (apart from the standard ones OK. For every symbol type a standard style has been defined in the program.pressing this button deletes a highlighted style from the list of styles available in the Symbol styles field. After highlighting a symbol type and a symbol style.2. level or section • New . Opening symbol in view. Opening symbol in view.pressing this button restores a default (standard) symbol of an axis.

2. specify a name of the axis description style (in the Style name field) and press the Add button.3. color and thickness of the label line. II. At the bottom of this field there are options that allow switching on / off the display of a label at both ends of the axis. Elevation mark The dialog box is used to define a new style or to modify an existing style of an elevation mark. III or by determining any other designations (after selecting the Define option). with numerals: 1. To add a new axis description. square.User Guide page: 157 The Axis field holds parameters of the line presenting an axis in a drawing: line type. 2. All rights reserved . © 2009 Autodesk. color and thickness. It opens on pressing the New or Modify button in the Styles of symbols dialog box if the elevation marks style is chosen in the Symbol field. 3. Inc. it is possible to choose a prefix of the axis and a numbering type: with letters: A. octagon. The following parameters can be set here: font style. C. color and size. with numerals: I. B. the following label shapes are available in the program: circle. The Label field allows determining parameters of a label of an axis description: label shape. size. ellipse. 12. additionally.Formwork Drawings . The options in the Text field refer to the axis description provided in the label.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .

2300). specify a name of the elevation mark description style (in the Style name field) and press the Add button. To add a new elevation mark. the number 12. The dialog box consists of the two tabs: Graphic designation Intersecting line. Section symbol The dialog box is used to define a new style or to modify an existing style of a section through the RC structure element.g. if this option is switched off. then apart from the elevation mark. symbol size and thickness of the line in the symbol. To add a new section symbol. additionally.if this option is switched on. then if there are zeros (one or more) in decimal places at the end of a number. then the ‘+’ symbol will appear additionally when the value of a number presented in the elevation mark is greater than zero.page: 158 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . The following parameters can be set here: font style.2.if this option is switched on. it is possible to select a unit used to present the level value and the number precision (a number of decimal places).5. All rights reserved . the elevation mark will be shown without any additional lines • ‘+’ for a positive value .4. 12. The options in the Text field refer to the level description provided in the elevation mark. 12.User Guide The Graphic symbol field holds parameters of a symbol representing a level in the drawing: symbol type. specify a name of the section symbol style (in the Style name field) and press the Add button. these zeros will be ignored (e. © 2009 Autodesk. It opens on pressing the New or Modify button in the Styles of symbols dialog box if a section symbol style is chosen in the Symbol field.2. Graphic designation The Section symbol dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Graphic designation tab in it. color and size. the drawing will include an auxiliary line connecting the elevation mark with the level of an RC structure element. a positive value will be presented in the elevation mark without any additional symbol • Skip ending zeros . Below are the following options: • Auxiliary line – if this option is switched on. Inc. symbol color. when the option is switched off.23 will be displayed instead of the number 12.Formwork Drawings .

User Guide page: 159 The Symbol field holds parameters of a symbol representing the section of a structure element in a drawing: graphic symbol type. III or by determining any other designations (after selecting the Define option). All rights reserved . it is possible to select the numbering of section symbols: with letters: A.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . The options provided in the Text field refer to a section description. Inc. color and size. symbol color. arrowhead of the section symbol. besides. size and thickness of a line in the symbol.Formwork Drawings . with numerals: 1. An example of a section symbol is shown in the drawing below. The following parameters can be set here: font style. C. B. 3. © 2009 Autodesk. II. 2. with numerals: I.

12.type of a broken line symbol .page: 160 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . All rights reserved . Inc. the options for definition of parameters of an intersecting line (cross-section of a structure model) become available.Formwork Drawings . if it is switched on.2. It opens on pressing the New or Modify button in the Styles of symbols dialog box if a style of an opening symbol in view is chosen in the Symbol field.color. © 2009 Autodesk. color and thickness.6. The following parameters of a broken line symbol can be defined: . parameters of the symbol which denotes ‘breaking’ the intersecting line (when defining an intersecting line by means of a polyline) can be specified. Opening symbol in view The dialog box is used to define a new style or to modify an existing style of an opening symbol in view. Intersecting line The Section symbol dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Intersecting line tab in it. In the lower part of the dialog box there is the Broken line symbol option. The following parameters can be set here: line type.7. thickness and size of a broken line symbol. Once the Line option is switched on.User Guide 12.2.

Below the following parameters can be determined: • value of the angle for a defined symbol .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Inc. filling of an opening symbol can be defined if the option is switched on (the √ symbol appears to the left of the option name). Opening symbol in cross-section The dialog box is used to define a new style or to modify an existing style of description of openings in a top view.Formwork Drawings . © 2009 Autodesk. four positions of an opening symbol are possible: . The dialog box below also opens after selecting symbolic presentation of an opening/recess in the wall and pressing the Details button in the Graphic representation of element dialog box. specify a name of the opening symbol style (in the Style name field) and press the Add button. The dialog box opens on pressing the New or Modify button in the Styles of symbols dialog box if a style of an opening symbol in cross-section is chosen in the Symbol field.8.see the drawing below • filled. . a filling type is chosen from the list • orientation.2. and . To add a new opening symbol. All rights reserved . 12.User Guide page: 161 The Contour line field holds parameters of a line presenting the contour of an opening symbol in a drawing: color and thickness of the line.see the drawing below • value of the offset for a defined symbol .

User Guide Three types of presentation of an opening in wall are available in the program: . Inc. The settings are common for symbols of one-way and two-way slabs.2. Symbol of main direction of the slab Use this dialog to define a new style or modify an existing style of main direction of the slab. To add a new description of an opening in top view. Define settings for graphic parameters (end type. click New or Modify in the Styles of symbols dialog when a symbol style of main direction of the slab is selected in the Symbol field. All rights reserved .page: 162 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . To access this dialog. For each of the listed presentation types the following parameters can be defined: • parameters of a contour line (color and thickness) • filling of an opening symbol. 12. line type. the user should specify a name of the style of an opening symbol in view (in the Style name field) and press the Add button.Formwork Drawings . color and thickness) and size (in drawing units) of this symbol.9. © 2009 Autodesk.

Inc.User Guide page: 163 12. Define the following settings for graphic parameters of a detail symbol: • detail border line type color thickness • description location • text style color size name syntax used for defined details. which is customary used to describe a detail in the drawing numbering. for example. in the Prefix field type the word Detail. Detail symbol Use this dialog to define a new style or modify an existing style of a detail.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . click New or Modify in the Styles of symbols dialog when a detail symbol style is selected in the Symbol field.Formwork Drawings . All rights reserved .2.10. © 2009 Autodesk. To access this dialog.

Parameters of drawings generated in AutoCAD Structural Detailing .page: 164 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .drawing templates • from the command line: RBCX_STYLE_DRAWINGS. etc. in this way drawing templates for each type of element are created. scale. plans. All rights reserved .1.). STYLES OF DRAWING TEMPLATES 13. It includes defining parameters of appearance of individual structure elements (colors.Drawing template manager Drawing template manager enables the user to determine a method of creating formwork drawings of elements of a building structure.Formwork Drawings can be set in the Job Preferences dialog box. Cancel and Help): • Default – pressing this button makes a selected template a default drawing template for a chosen drawing component • New . The Drawing template manager dialog box can be opened from: • from the menu by selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Styles / Styles .pressing this button opens a dialog box where a new template of drawing components may be defined © 2009 Autodesk. Inc. The following drawing components are available in the dialog box: Adjoining elements Graphic presentation Section / View .User Guide 13.Formwork Drawings .parameters Drawing layout The right part of the dialog box contains the following buttons (apart from the standard ones: OK.Reinforcement and AutoCAD Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings. NOTE: All parameters defined in this dialog box refer to the link between the programs AutoCAD Structural Detailing .

AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .pressing this button opens a dialog box where a selected template of a drawing component may be modified • Delete .User Guide page: 165 • Modify . All rights reserved .Formwork Drawings . These surroundings determine the length of adjoining elements in a drawing. In the dialog box above. dimensions that form the surroundings of a selected element type are specified.pressing this button deletes a highlighted template from the list of templates in the Defined templates field. For individual element types the user may choose the following parameters of adjoining elements that can be placed in drawings of selected types of elements: © 2009 Autodesk. Inc.Adjoining elements The dialog box is used to define the surroundings of a selected element type. A style name may be specified in the Style name field located at the bottom of the dialog box (when modifying a style. the Style name field is not accessible. the name of a selected style of element description is displayed there).2. The Adjoining elements dialog box opens after choosing ADJOINING ELEMENTS in the Drawing components field and pressing the button New or Modify in the Drawing template manager dialog box. 13.

Z2 © 2009 Autodesk.page: 166 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Y Z1.Formwork Drawings . All rights reserved . Z2 Ground beam Parameters to be defined: X. Inc. Z2 Column Parameters to be defined: XY Z1.User Guide Beam Parameters to be defined: XY Z1.

AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings . Z2 Continuous footing Parameters to be defined: Z Floor slab Parameters to be defined: XY Z1.User Guide page: 167 Spread footing Parameters to be defined: Z Wall Parameters to be defined: XY Z1. Z2 © 2009 Autodesk. All rights reserved . Inc.

All rights reserved . Z2 © 2009 Autodesk. Y Z1. Inc. Y Z1.User Guide Raft foundation Parameters to be defined: X. Y Z1.page: 168 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings . Z2 Lintel Parameters to be defined: X. Z2 Ring beam Parameters to be defined: X.

All rights reserved .Formwork Drawings .3. The dialog box consists of the three tabs: 2D view. Section and Breaks. the Style name field is not accessible. Z2 13. A style name may be specified in the Style name field located at the bottom of the dialog box (while modifying a style.User Guide page: 169 Stairs Parameters to be defined: X. The 2D view tab © 2009 Autodesk. it shows a name of a selected style of element description). Z2 Group Parameters to be defined: X.Graphic presentation The dialog box is used to determine parameters of graphic presentation of views and sections through elements of a structure model in formwork drawings. The Graphic presentation dialog box opens after choosing GRAPHIC PRESENTATION in the Drawing components field and pressing the button New or Modify in the Drawing template manager dialog box. Y Z1. Y Z1. Inc.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .

for section hatching (optionally): style. .Formwork Drawings . Inc. © 2009 Autodesk. color and thickness. color and thickness. color and thickness. the following parameters can be set here: . color and scale of hatching.User Guide The options provided in the above tab concern parameters of presenting structure elements in 2D views (projections).contour line: line style. The Breaks tab The options provided in the above tab concern parameters of presenting breaks of elements of a structure model in views. the following parameters of a non-intersecting line and invisible line can be set (optionally): line style. The Section tab The options provided in the above tab concern parameters of presenting sections of elements of a structure model.page: 170 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . the following parameters can be set here: . All rights reserved .for the intersecting line: line type.

it shows a name of a selected style of element description). In the upper part of the dialog box is a selection list for selection of a structure element type (beam. column. The Section tab The above dialog box offers the following options referring to a cutting line: • symbol – it indicates the way a section symbol will be presented in formwork drawings. The dialog box consists of the two tabs: Section and View.) button opens the Styles of symbols dialog box which enables selecting another existing style of the section symbol or modifying an existing style of that symbol © 2009 Autodesk.parameters dialog box opens after choosing SECTION / VIEW PARAMETERS in the Drawing components field and pressing the button New or Modify in the Drawing template manager dialog box. A style name may be specified in the Style name field located at the bottom of the dialog box (while modifying a style. the Style name field is not accessible..User Guide page: 171 13.Section / view .4. Inc.) for which parameters of sections and views will be defined.Formwork Drawings . All rights reserved . spread footing. pressing the (. etc. The Section / view .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .parameters The dialog box is used to determine parameters of section symbols and descriptions of views presented in formwork drawings of selected types of structure elements.. there are the possibilities as follows: • • distance – an edit field to specify a distance between the section symbol and the element contour style – the list includes all the defined styles of section symbols.

therefore. a list of variables that may appear in a section description includes: %El_name . the following parameters can be set here: color. the description may consist of two parts. The Drawing layout dialog box opens after choosing DRAWING LAYOUT in the Drawing components field and pressing the button New or Modify in the Drawing template manager dialog box.quantity (number of positions) %Scale . 13. A style name may be specified in the Style name field located at the bottom of the dialog box (while modifying a style.definition of the description position in a drawing of an element view.scale of the drawing of an element view • description text .page: 172 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .5. it shows a name of a selected style of element description).Drawing layout The dialog box is used to determine a drawing layout (which drawings and in what scale will be generated) for selected types of structure elements. © 2009 Autodesk. • description position . two edit fields are available (after pressing the arrow. there is a possibility to select several description positions and a distance between the description and the view drawing.Formwork Drawings . selected description components are moved to an active edit field – below are inaccessible fields which show a preview of the view description resulting from a defined syntax). Inc.User Guide The View tab The above dialog box offers the following options used to parametrize the description of a view of an element drawing: • description components – definition of a syntax of a section description. style and size of a description.element name (position name) %Quant . the Style name field is not accessible. All rights reserved .definition of a section description.

Inc. for individual types of structure elements the program creates drawings in the presented layout and defined scale: Beam Column Spread footing © 2009 Autodesk.User Guide page: 173 By default.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings . All rights reserved .

Formwork Drawings .page: 174 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . All rights reserved . Inc.User Guide Wall Continuous footing Floor slab Ground beam Raft foundation Stairs © 2009 Autodesk.

The Drawing components dialog box opens on pressing the icon that denotes a generated drawing in the Drawing layout dialog box.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Drawing components. If for a selected drawing layout and a selected structure element type there is the icon in the above dialog box.User Guide page: 175 Ring beam Lintel . 13. © 2009 Autodesk. Pressing the icon that symbolizes a generated drawing opens another dialog box . Group .6. All rights reserved .Formwork Drawings . Inc. it indicates the field which does not contain any drawing.Drawing components The dialog box is used to determine a drawing layout (which drawings and in what scale will be generated) for a selected type of structure elements.

page: 176 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .limited to a value specified Moreover. which results in creating drawings in sections through the beam which are associated with additional points (openings. Inc.Formwork Drawings . Column Generation of the following drawings is possible: Front view (elevation) Parameters: View scale © 2009 Autodesk. the Sections at characteristic points option may be switched on.).User Guide The contents of this dialog box depends on the type of a structure element for which it has been opened.total (section through the whole beam) . etc. adjoining beams. All rights reserved . Beam Generation of the following drawings is possible: Front view (elevation) Parameters: View scale Top view Parameters: View scale Cross-section view Parameters: View scale Number of sections in a beam Section depth: . Below are presented options for individual types o elements.

Formwork Drawings . Spread footing Generation of the following drawings is possible: Top view Parameters: View scale Front view Parameters: View scale Side view Parameters: View scale or Cross / longitudinal section Parameters: View scale Section depth: .total (section through the whole column) .limited to a specified value Moreover. the options Lower column section and Upper column section may be switched on.total (section through the whole spread footing) . Sections through a column may be presented in drawings in a row (one next to another set horizontally) or in a column (one next to another set vertically). Inc.User Guide page: 177 Side view Parameters: View scale or Cross-section view (several sections set horizontally / vertically one next to another) Parameters: View scale Number of sections in a column Section depth: . which results in creating drawings of a section through the column positioned above or below a given column. All rights reserved .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .limited to a specified value Wall Generation of the following drawings is possible: Front view (elevation) Parameters: View scale © 2009 Autodesk.

Continuous footing Generation of the following drawings is possible: Horizontal / vertical section Parameters: View scale Section depth: .limited to a specified value Moreover.). Inc.). etc. points on a broken-line-shaped edge of a slab.total (section through the whole wall) .limited to a specified value Front view (elevation) Parameters: View scale Floor slab Generation of the following drawings is possible: Top view Parameters: View scale or Longitudinal / cross section Parameters: View scale Number of sections in a slab Section depth: . All rights reserved . which results in creating drawings in sections through the wall that are associated with additional points (openings. the Sections at characteristic points option may be switched on.Formwork Drawings . the Sections at characteristic points option may be switched on.page: 178 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . adjoining beams.total (section through the whole slab) .User Guide Top view Parameters: View scale or Cross / longitudinal section Parameters: View scale Number of sections in a wall Section depth: . © 2009 Autodesk. etc.limited to a specified value Moreover.total (section through the whole continuous footing) . which results in creating drawings in sections through the slab that are associated with additional points (openings.

which results in creating drawings in sections through the raft foundation that are associated with additional points (points on a broken-line-shaped edge of a slab. etc.limited to a specified value © 2009 Autodesk.total (section through the whole ground beam) . Stairs Generation of the following drawings is possible: or Parameters: View scale Top view / Side view Cross-section Parameters: View scale Number of sections of stairs Section depth: .). Inc.limited to a specified value Moreover.limited to a specified value Moreover. which results in creating drawings in sections through the ground beam that are associated with additional points (change of the beam section. Raft foundation Generation of the following drawings is possible: Top view Parameters: View scale or Longitudinal / cross section Parameters: View scale Number of sections in a raft foundation Section depth: . All rights reserved . the Sections at characteristic points option may be switched on.total (section through the whole raft foundation) .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . the Sections at characteristic points option may be switched on. etc.User Guide page: 179 Ground beam Generation of the following drawings is possible: Front view Parameters: View scale Top view Parameters: View scale Cross-section view Parameters: View scale Number of sections in a ground beam Section depth: .Formwork Drawings .total (section through the whole stairs) .).

total (section through the whole ring beam) .limited to a specified value Group You can generate the following drawings: Front view (elevation) Parameters: View scale Front view Parameters: View scale Top view Parameters: View scale Vertical section Parameters: View scale Number of sections in the group Section depth: © 2009 Autodesk.page: 180 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .User Guide Ring beam You can generate the following drawings: Front view (elevation) Parameters: View scale Cross-section view Parameters: View scale Section depth: . Lintel Generation of the following drawings is possible: Front view (elevation) Parameters: View scale Cross-section view Parameters: View scale Number of sections in a lintel Section depth: .limited to a specified value. Inc.Formwork Drawings . All rights reserved .total (section through the whole lintel) .

and so on). you can select the Sections at characteristic points option to create drawings in sections through the group that are associated with additional points (change of the beam section. and so on).limited to a specified value Moreover. you can select the Sections at characteristic points option to create drawings in sections through the group that are associated with additional points (change of the beam section. it indicates the field which does not contain any drawing.limited to a specified value Moreover. Horizontal section Parameters: View scale Number of sections in the group Section depth: . If for a selected drawing layout and a selected structure element type there is the icon in the above dialog box.User Guide page: 181 .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .total (section through the whole group) . Inc.total (section through the whole group) . All rights reserved .Formwork Drawings . © 2009 Autodesk.

After activating the option. • Detailed . For each table type a standard table style (presented in the Table style field) has been defined in the program.pressing this button opens the Modification of table style dialog box where a selected table type and table style can be modified • Delete .costs .elements . SUMMARY TABLES 14.this is a table including costs of elements of a structure model • Detailed . The program offers the following types of tables (presented in the Table field in the above dialog box): • Summary . Cancel and Help): • Default .this is a table with a list of elements in a structure model • Summary . the Summary tables . After highlighting a table type and a table style.elements • Summary . The right part of the dialog box contains the following buttons (apart from the standard ones: OK.tables • from the command line: RBCX_STYLE_LIST.User Guide 14.pressing this button opens the Definition of a new table style dialog box where a new style of a selected table type may be defined (based on a style that already exists) • Modify .openings .openings.Formwork Drawings . The option is accessible from: • from the menu by selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Styles / Styles . All rights reserved .pressing this button deletes a highlighted table style from the list of styles available in the Table styles field. Inc. a view of the chosen table style is presented in the middle part of the dialog box (in the Preview field). Individual table types present the information as follows: • Summary .elements • Detailed .a summary presentation of openings defined in elements of a structure model. shown in the drawing below.style manager dialog box.Summary tables (style manager) The option allows defining/modifying summary tables. appears on the screen.pressing this button sets an indicated style as a default table layout (description style) • New .1.elements .page: 182 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .costs • Detailed . © 2009 Autodesk.a summary presentation of elements of a structure model (including both summary tables).

To define/modify a table style. The Definition of a new table style dialog box opens after pressing the New button in the Summary tables (style manager) dialog box (the Modification of table style dialog box opens after pressing the Modify button). © 2009 Autodesk. there a name of a defined table style should be entered (when modifying a table style.Definition/modification of a summary table style 14. 14.1. The dialog box consists of the four tabs: Table: components and layout Font. follow the steps below: • select a set of table components (e. in the dialog box shown above these will be: Element.2. the List of styles field is inaccessible). color.Formwork Drawings .2. The drawing above shows the options available after selecting the detailed table.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Story. Table: components and layout The Definition/modification of a table style dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Table: components and layout tab in it. Prices.User Guide page: 183 14. line Options Sorting and detailed options.style manager dialog box. Material) • in the next field switch on the components to be included in the table (the option is switched on when the √ symbol appears) • press the >> button. In the right part of the dialog box the defined table layout is presented. NOTE: The options located on this tab depend on a table type selected in the Summary tables .2. Inc. All rights reserved .2. At the bottom of the dialog box is the List of styles edit field.g. Position. Definition/modification of a table style The dialog box is used to define a new style or to modify an existing style of a table type.

page: 184 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . which allow zooming in / zooming out a table presented • Fit button. color. © 2009 Autodesk. 100%.3. color and alignment of a table header and texts in table cells • select table lines: thickness and color • define a font used in a table title (if the Table with title option is activated on the Options tab): style. The options available in the above dialog box enable the user to: • determine a font used in a table (in the table header and all table cells): style. to define additional user descriptions or to change names of existing columns.2. line tab in it. Font. color and alignment of the table title.Formwork Drawings . Inc. color. To do it. The tables enable the user: • inserting additional blank lines at the beginning and end of a table • inserting blank columns in tables • exact definition of table dimensions (width of columns and height of lines) – dimensions of column widths and line heights are presented under the table and on the left side of the table. it is possible to increase height of table cells and in table headers.User Guide NOTE: Location of columns and column names may be freely modified for every table style. select a whole column. All rights reserved . The order of individual table columns may be freely arranged (it refers only to the detailed table). Zoom out. 14. respectively. line The Definition/modification of a table style dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Font. and next while keeping the left mouse button pressed. The above dialog box also holds the following options: • Total table width – an inaccessible edit field which displays a width of a defined table determined by the program • buttons: Zoom in. move the column to a chosen location. Apart from that. pressing which enables adjusting width of table columns to length of texts in column headers.

line tab. then there will be no header in a defined table • number of reinforcement position in label .if this option is switched on (the √ symbol appears).User Guide page: 185 14.4. Options The Definition/modification of a table style dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Options tab in it.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .if this option is switched on (the √ symbol appears). then a position number in a table will be presented in a round label • hide horizontal table lines . a font used in the table title may be defined on the Font.if this option is switched on (the √ symbol appears). The following options are available in the Options field: • automatically adjust row height . Inc. then height of table rows will be automatically adjusted to the size of symbols of element shapes presented in the table • table without header . then vertical lines will not be displayed in a table • table with title .2.if this option is switched on (the √ symbol appears).Formwork Drawings . All rights reserved . then the edit field in the lower part of the dialog box becomes accessible and a table title may be typed there. color. © 2009 Autodesk.if this option is switched on (the √ symbol appears). then horizontal lines will not be displayed in a table • hide vertical table lines .if this option is on (the √ symbol appears).

the table is sorted by positions).User Guide 14. element type.page: 186 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .5. When the detailed table is selected. Sorting and detailed options The Definition/modification of a table style dialog box looks as presented in the drawing below after selecting the Sorting and detailed options tab in it. It enables sorting the element table by: position-name.2. the Key for table sorting option is accessible on the above tab (in the Sorting parameters field). All rights reserved . © 2009 Autodesk.Formwork Drawings . The option Sum data by rows or columns is available only for SUMMARY tables. Inc. section or weight (by standard.

pressing this icon opens a preview of a table printout. The Table printout manager dialog box can be divided in the two main parts: • in the left-hand part of the dialog box is a selection tree (see the drawing below) from which the user selects with the mouse cursor one of the options of the printout manager • the part of the dialog box to the right of the selection tree includes parameters relevant for the option selected by the user from the selection tree.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . appears on the screen. Inc. PRINTOUT . All rights reserved .Table printout manager The option allows defining/modifying the appearance of a printout of summary tables. the Table printout manager dialog box. The upper part of the dialog box shows the layout of a selected table type. After activating the option. shown in the drawing below.TABLES 15. The option is accessible from: • the menu by selecting the option Formwork Drawings / Tables / Table Printout/Export/Edit • the toolbar by pressing the icon • the command line RBCX_LIST_EXP.Formwork Drawings . The upper part of the dialog box holds the options as follows: Printout preview . the dialog box is updated after selecting an option.1. the user may return to the dialog box by pressing the Close button © 2009 Autodesk.User Guide page: 187 15.

elements • Summary . the user may freely determine a cell height or a column width. The following table types are available in the program: • Summary .Table composition After selecting the Table composition option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Table printout manager dialog box. Moreover.CSV (Comma Separated Values) format files .*.costs • Detailed .text files .*. © 2009 Autodesk. horizontal • inserting or removing a column from the table • inserting or removing a row from the table. All rights reserved . 15.pressing this icon adjusts the width of table columns to the length of names of table columns Help . column width) depends directly on a defined table style. although a table shape (cell height. Pressing the Elements button in the right-hand part of the dialog box (the Filters option) opens the Filters .User Guide Print table .pressing this icon opens the dialog box in which a table may be saved in the MS Excel © format.pressing this icon opens the Save As dialog box in which a table may be saved in an MS Word file of the specified name Save graphical settings .XLS format files – this saving method fully reflects table settings that can be seen in a preview window Save table (MS Word ©) .openings. For each table type the user may choose a table style defined previously for the selected table type. It should be mentioned here that.page: 188 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . a table contains a context menu with the following options: • table cells . A table may be saved to: .element selection (by type) dialog box for defining criteria of element selection (by element type).2.pressing this icon enables saving current settings of the printout manager Automatic adjust of column width to header text . the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below. Inc.Formwork Drawings .pressing this icon starts printing a table Save table .pressing this icon opens Help.elements • Detailed .options: group (merges several table cells into one cell) and ungroup • text orientation – vertical.

Inc.if this option is switched on.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . vertically or both vertically and horizontally) • in the Orientation field the user may define paper orientation (horizontal . 15. Changes made in a table may be saved after pressing the Save changes button.if the Horizontal lines option is switched off.if the Vertical lines option is switched off.Formwork Drawings . 15. then horizontal lines in a table are not displayed . vertical . the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below.if the Print black and white option is switched off. The upper part of the dialog box holds the options as follows: • Number of first page . then a defined header will appear on a printout • Add footer .the longer side of a paper sheet is vertical).User Guide page: 189 Pressing the Sections button in the right-hand part of the dialog box (the Filters option) opens the Filters . Pressing the Edit table button allows the user to indicate graphically a table to be edited. All rights reserved .element selection (by section) dialog box for defining criteria of element selection (by element section).Frames After selecting the Frames option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Table printout manager dialog box.the longer side of a paper sheet is horizontal. Pressing the Selection button in the right-hand part of the dialog box (the Filters option) allows the user to switch to the graphical viewer in the element selection mode.the field in which the user may specify a number of the first printed page • Add header .3. © 2009 Autodesk.4. the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below.Page setup After selecting the Page setup option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Table printout manager dialog box. The dialog box above allows determining the manner of table presentation: • in the Titles and table lines field: . then a table is printed using the defined colors • the options in the Center table on a page field are used to determine how a table should be centered (horizontally. then a defined footer will appear on a printout.if this option is switched on. then vertical lines in a table are not displayed .

only for a header. the parameters mentioned depend on the size of a font used.6. size of a drawing with the company logo and a number of lines required in a header or footer. Inc. 15. The above dialog box allows determining (similarly.User Guide The dialog box above allows determining the manner of table presentation on a page: • no separation between a header/footer and a table • with a border line that separates the header and footer from the table • headers and footers presented in frames (the user may select a frame only for a footer.Formwork Drawings .page: 190 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . All rights reserved . top and bottom. the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below. only for a table or combine frames of the mentioned elements). right. as in every text editor) page margins: left.Colors and formats After selecting the Colors and formats option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Table printout manager dialog box.5. A size of the header and footer is calculated automatically in the program. it is possible to define distances between the table frame and the header or footer. Moreover. © 2009 Autodesk. 15. the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below.Distances After selecting the Distances option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Table printout manager dialog box.

table row headers and text in a table. tracking lines. font color. The Styles and formats field allows selection of formats and styles applied in the following table elements: table column headers. then the list of available variables unfolds and from this list an appropriate variable may be selected.8. Inc. All rights reserved .User Guide page: 191 In the Set colors field the color of the following table elements may be chosen: table lines.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below. dragging lines and table background. the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below. To change a header layout. Pressing the Modify button opens the dialog box where a format (font. separators.Header After selecting the Header option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Table printout manager dialog box.Footer After selecting the Footer option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Table printout manager dialog box. 15. 15. press the table field presenting the header layout. When the cursor is positioned in a table field presenting the header layout.7. © 2009 Autodesk.Formwork Drawings . alignment) for the listed table elements may be chosen. then pressing the Font button opens the dialog box where the user may choose the font to be applied in a selected field. The above dialog box shows a layout of the printout header.

press the table field presenting the footer layout. All rights reserved . if the "Page VAR_PAGE_NUMBER " value is ascribed to the variable.page: 192 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . The total number of pages will be preceded by the text ascribed to the variable if the VAR_PAGE_TOTAL variable is used (e.) VAR_PAGE_TOTAL .Formwork Drawings . Variables are used for formatting a printout header and footer: VAR_PAGE_NUMBER . its modification must be confirmed by pressing the Set button. To change a footer layout. the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below. then the list of available variables unfolds and from this list an appropriate variable may be selected.g. then pressing the Font button opens the dialog box where the user may choose the font to be applied in a selected field. etc. When the cursor is positioned in a table field presenting the footer layout. NOTE: Setting of a variable and next. The text assigned to it may be preceded with a number of the current page if the VAR_PAGE_NUMBER variable is used © 2009 Autodesk. 15. Inc.9.value of this variable indicates the total number of printout pages. then on the printout each page will be printed in the following form: Page 1. The above dialog box contains all the variables defined in the system and their names.variable that allows assigning the current printout page.User Guide The above dialog box shows a layout of the printout footer. Page 2.Parameters After selecting the Parameters option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Table printout manager dialog box.

AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .year and century %y .standard representation of time %x .User Guide page: 193 VAR_DATE. When inserting such a layout the program will automatically fill out variables with values set in the table printout manager.full name of a month (January) %b . VAR_PROJ_NUM VAR_REV_NAME. Their names are used only for convenient classification while formatting a printout.day of a month (01-31) %H . AutoCAD Structural Detailing .standard representation of a date and time %d .minute (00-59) %m . The remaining variables listed below.full name of a week day (Monday) %a . Inc.abbreviated name of a month (Jan) %c .week of a year (first day .percent mark.Formwork Drawings program enables using the following variables associated with a printout: VAR_INV_NAME – investor’s name VAR_INV_ADDRESS .time (12-hour clock) (00-12) %j . do not contain other values than texts ascribed to them by the user.day of a week (0-6.Monday) (00-53) %w .design office fax VAR_OFF_EMAIL . © 2009 Autodesk.investor’s address VAR_INV_PHONE – investor’s phone VAR_INV_FAX .year without the century (00-99) %Z .Formwork Drawings . VAR_REV_NUM VAR_LOGO – access path to a *.Sunday) (00-53) %W . allowable formats include: %A .week of a year (first day .abbreviated name of a week day (Mon) %B . Standard date representation is the following string of variables: %a %b %d %Y Standard time representation is the following string of variables: %H:%M:%S Standard date and time representation is the following string of variables: %a %b %d %H:%M:%S %Y. Sunday is denoted by 0) %X . These variables may be also used when creating user’s own printout layouts.these variables may be assigned any text and a combination of the key words presented below (it enables printing the current date/time on a printout). VAR_TIME . All rights reserved .design office phone VAR_OFF_FAX .second (00-59) %U .month (01-12) %p .local equivalent of the English abbreviations AM / PM %S .investor’s fax VAR_INV_EMAIL – investor’s e-mail address VAR_OFF_NAME – name of a design office VAR_OFF_NAME – name of a design office VAR_OFF_PHONE .verification VAR_PROJ_NAME.standard representation of a date %Y .day of a year (001-366) %M .bmp file.time (24-hour clock) (00-23) %I .designer VAR_VERIF .design office e-mail address VAR_SCALE – drawing scale VAR_DRAW_NAME – drawing name VAR_FILE – name of a DWG file including a drawing VAR_DESIGNER .name of a time zone %% .

MS Word ©: *. © 2009 Autodesk. Inc. after pressing the Search button.MS Excel ©: *. the right part of the dialog box includes the options shown in the drawing below.User Guide 15. Templates After selecting the Templates option from the selection tree located in the left part of the Table printout manager dialog box. The dialog box above allows selecting templates for printing tables to the following two programs: .xlt format files.page: 194 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings . In the edit fields the user may specify file names with a full access path.dot format files . it is possible to indicate the template file on the computer hard disk.10. All rights reserved .

It also allows automatic generation of reinforcement for selected structure elements.Reinforcement program.1. To open the dialog box below. All rights reserved . do as follows: • run positioning of structure elements (see: Automatic positioning ) • select a position on the Positions tab in the Object Inspector dialog box • press the right mouse button and in the context menu choose the option Export formwork drawings to DWG.Formwork Drawings . © 2009 Autodesk.export of formwork drawings to AutoCAD Structural Detailing .export of formwork drawings to a DWG format file . DRAWINGS 16. The contents of the Formwork drawing wizard dialog box shown in the drawing below depend on a context menu option selected on the Positions tab in the Object Inspector dialog box.automatic reinforcement generation with the use of the AutoCAD Structural Detailing Reinforcement macros. The dialog box opens during: .User Guide page: 195 16.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Formwork drawing wizard The option is used to save formwork drawings or to transfer them to AutoCAD Structural Detailing .Reinforcement .2. Inc.Export of formwork drawings to DWG The option is used to save a formwork drawing of a selected position (element) to a DWG format file. 16.

it may be opened and edited in the AutoCAD ® or AutoCAD Structural Detailing . After the formwork drawing is saved. Inc.Reinforcement to AutoCAD The option is used to transfer formwork drawings of selected positions (elements) of a structure model to AutoCAD Structural Detailing . To open the dialog box below.elevation views .User Guide In the dialog box above the following operations should be performed: 1. 16.Formwork Drawings .3D views.3.vertical sections through a building . To do it. indicate the file where the formwork drawing will be saved 3. specify the file name.story plans . too: . indicate a view / plan 2. indicate a drawing position (for a selected element type) in the left part of the dialog box 2. The following objects can be saved to a DWG format file. © 2009 Autodesk. press the right mouse button and select the Save to file command from the context menu 3.Export of formwork drawings Structural Detailing .foundation plan .Reinforcement programs.page: 196 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . press the Next >> button.Reinforcement. All rights reserved . choose the option Export formwork drawings to AutoCAD Structural Detailing .Reinforcement. do as follows: • run positioning of structure elements (see: Automatic positioning ) • select positions (of the same or different types) on the Positions tab in the Object Inspector dialog box • press the right mouse button and in the context menu. perform the following operations: 1.

columns. e. AutoCAD Structural Detailing Reinforcement keeps the units used in AutoCAD Structural Detailing . beams.Formwork Drawings and AutoCAD Structural Detailing . spread footings.User Guide page: 197 NOTE: In the case of integrated work of the programs AutoCAD Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings . 2. it means that in the AutoCAD Structural Detailing .Reinforcement). Inc.g. In the dialog box above the following operations should be performed: 1. the following dialog box will appear on the screen: © 2009 Autodesk. g beams) or of different types.Reinforcement is not available).Reinforcement program it is not possible to change the units used (the selection list for changing the work units in AutoCAD Structural Detailing . indicate drawing positions in the left part of the dialog box drawing positions may be of the same type (the same element type. etc.Formwork Drawings.by entering its name in the New file edit field .by pointing the file saved previously on the disk (in the Add to the existing file field) 3.Reinforcement (when generating formwork drawings in AutoCAD Structural Detailing . indicate the file where a formwork drawing will be generated: . press the Next >> button. e.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . All rights reserved .

Formwork Drawings file is possible after selecting the name of this file from the menu (the list of opened files is provided in the Window submenu). Inc. a section through a chosen object can be defined.Reinforcement integrated with AutoCAD Structural Detailing Formwork Drawings runs.Reinforcement combined with AutoCAD Structural Detailing .User Guide 4.dwg format file is a AutoCAD Structural Detailing Reinforcement file (this is the file integrated with the AutoCAD Structural Detailing . The above toolbar (as well as the RBCRElx menu in the AutoCAD Structural Detailing Reinforcement context menu) holds the options as follows: • Modify graphical parameters – once this option is selected the Modification of display parameters dialog box opens on the screen.Formwork Drawings project). A *. NOTE: Return to the initial AutoCAD Structural Detailing . follow the steps below: © 2009 Autodesk.once this option is selected. After launching AutoCAD Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings. with options allowing management of objects read from AutoCAD Structural Detailing . All rights reserved . AutoCAD Structural Detailing . determine the drawing layout and scale for all the selected types of structure elements the drawing layout and scales are assumed according to the settings in the Drawing template manager dialog box the Element type list contains only these types of elements whose representatives have been selected 5. press the Generate button. to create the section.page: 198 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings .Formwork Drawings (when exporting formwork drawings). it enables modifying parameters of graphical display of selected objects (see also: Graphic representation of objects) • Create section . there is an additional toolbar – Formwork Drawings available in AutoCAD Structural Detailing Reinforcement.

considering the element structure (hierarchy) – see the description of the Element manager dialog box. © 2009 Autodesk. the 3D view of an element includes all the elements adjoining the chosen element (according to the settings defined in the Adjoining elements) dialog box. a three-dimensional drawing (representation) of a selected object can be created. positions are which means that a given position has a formwork drawing created marked with the icon in AutoCAD Structural Detailing .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .determine successive points defining the section .Reinforcement and opens the formwork drawing of the given position.press the icon on the toolbar shown above . All rights reserved . double-clicking on this icon automatically runs AutoCAD Structural Detailing .indicate the contour of an element for which the 3D view should be generated . follow the steps below: . Inc. to create the 3D view.Reinforcement program are placed in the Object Inspector dialog boxes: • on the Model tab in AutoCAD Structural Detailing .select the Create 3D view option provided in the RBCRELX context menu .Formwork Drawings . Elements loaded from AutoCAD Structural Detailing .indicate the location of the 3D view in a drawing.Reinforcement. an example of the element structure is presented in the drawing below • on the Positions tab in AutoCAD Structural Detailing .indicate a view (drawing) .define the section depth .Reinforcement. an example of the position structure is presented in the drawing below.Formwork Drawings.once this option is selected.Formwork Drawings to the AutoCAD Structural Detailing .indicate the section location in a drawing Create 3D view (the option available only in the context menu) . an example 3D view of a beam is shown below.User Guide page: 199 • .

© 2009 Autodesk. indicate a drawing position (for a selected element type) in the left part of the dialog box 2.select a position on the Positions tab in the Object Inspector dialog box .Reinforcement macro appropriate for a chosen structure element type runs. RC macros of AutoCAD Structural Detailing .4. press the Next >> button. 3.run positioning of structure elements (see: Automatic positioning ) . All rights reserved .press the right mouse button and in the context menu select the Automatic reinforcement option. indicate the file where a formwork drawing together with reinforcement will be generated: . it is not possible to generate reinforcement for several elements of the same or different types.User Guide 16.Automatic reinforcement The option is used for automatic generation of reinforcement for a selected position (element) of a structure model. the formwork drawing of the structure element along with the generated reinforcement is opened in AutoCAD Structural Detailing . After defining reinforcement parameters.by pointing the file saved previously on the disk (in the Add to the existing file field).by entering its name in the New file edit field .part for defining geometry of an RC structure element . NOTE: Reinforcement is generated for a single structure element (one selected position). Inc.Reinforcement for generating reinforcement are composed of two basic parts: . This macro allows defining parameters of necessary reinforcement of a selected element type.page: 200 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .part for defining reinforcement parameters.Reinforcement. To open the dialog box below. do as follows: . Then a AutoCAD Structural Detailing . In the dialog box above the following operations should be performed: 1.Formwork Drawings .

Formwork Drawings (see the table below). Beam: Column: Ground beam: Lintel: © 2009 Autodesk.beam geometry: n spans . 1 and 3 . not all options located on the Geometry tabs of the AutoCAD Structural Detailing . The list of limitations for options provided on the Geometry tab of the AutoCAD Structural Detailing .Reinforcement macros for definition of reinforcement parameters are available for each type of the RC structure element.shape: single-span beam with a rectangular cross-section .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Reinforcement macro run from the AutoCAD Structural Detailing . the following conditions have to be fulfilled: . 1 (beam without cuts) .Reinforcement macros are available after calling up the Automatic reinforcement option in AutoCAD Structural Detailing .cross-section of a continuous footing: only rectangular (to be placed under 1 or 2 walls) .supports: brick supports on both ends of a beam.beam cross-section: only rectangular . Inc.User Guide page: 201 All options provided in the AutoCAD Structural Detailing .column shape: a column with a rectangular or round cross-section Continuous footing: .continuous footing shape: only schemes nos. however.a wall must adjoin to the continuous footing .wall geometry: straight (not arc-shaped) wall .Formwork Drawings program (NOTE: if the conditions described below are not satisfied.spread footing shape: only spread footings Spread footing: with a rectangular cross-section .all 4 types of columns are available . All rights reserved .shape: only scheme no.beam cross-section: only rectangular .continuous footing geometry: straight (not arc-shaped) continuous footing . To generate reinforcement for a selected element.a column must adjoin to the spread footing .beam geometry: straight (not arc-shaped) beam . the Automatic reinforcement option is not available in the context menu).Formwork Drawings .

pressing the icon .Formwork Drawings . © 2009 Autodesk.number of repetitions . It is available in the context menu of the Object Inspector dialog box (on the Model tab). TOOLS 17.Copy story The option enables copying a selected structure story. Inc. Once elements to be copied or moved are selected.2. 17. The options provided in the above dialog box allow copying a selected story above or under a chosen story.1. the following copying parameters can be defined in the dialog box: .page: 202 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . the dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen. All rights reserved .User Guide 17.direction of copying a story (down or up with respect to a selected story). The option is accessible after: .selecting the command Formwork Drawings / Tools / Copy /Move elements from the menu .Copy / move selected elements The option allows copying or moving selected structure elements to a new place indicated by the user.

MATERIALS. To save a filter.from the list of defined stories the user should select a story to which the selected elements should be moved. STORIES) of the above dialog box.Formwork Drawings . type its name in the Name field and click Save.modify existing filters. The dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen then. All rights reserved . STORIES activates a chosen selection criterion.select from the drop-down list .pressing the icon . The option is accessible after: . select an element selection. Inc. Clicking with the mouse cursor in the selection field next to a given object (the √ symbol appears) in the field ELEMENTS. The Save option for filters is very helpful when a building is being modeled. Pressing the All button switches on all objects available in the appropriate fields (ELEMENTS. Use the options at the bottom of the dialog to save the filter settings. MATERIALS. to activate all RC beams belonging to the stories 4 and 5 defined in a structure. because after you have saved the settings you do not have to redefine a specified element selection. 17. STORIES) of the above dialog box. © 2009 Autodesk. Pressing the None button switches off all objects available in the appropriate fields (ELEMENTS.element selection by type The option is used to define criteria of element selection (by element type).selecting the menu command: Formwork Drawings / Tools / Element selection by type .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . switch on the following options: Beams in the ELEMENTS field. MATERIALS.Filters .delete from the drop-down list (select a filter and click Delete) . For example. You can perform the following operations for user-defined filters: .User Guide page: 203 The following options can be chosen in the dialog box above: • Copy selected elements to – from the list of defined stories the user should select a story or stories (√ symbol appears next to them) to which the selected elements should be copied • Move selected elements to .3. Story 4 and Story 5 in the STORIES field and Concrete in the MATERIALS field.

MATERIALS. Use the options at the bottom of the dialog to save the filter settings. Pressing the All button switches on all objects available in the appropriate fields (SECTION. Clicking with the mouse cursor in the selection field next to a given object (the √ symbol appears) in the fields SECTION. In the upper part of the dialog box is the selection list for choosing a structure element type (beam. Inc. belonging to the stories 4 and 5 defined in a structure. The dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen then.modify existing filters. The Save option for filters is very helpful when a building is being modeled. © 2009 Autodesk. STORIES) of the above dialog box.select from the drop-down list . STORIES activates a chosen selection criterion.Filters . MATERIALS. because after you have saved the settings you do not have to redefine a specified element selection.results in selecting the previous (or next) element on the list.Formwork Drawings . An element on the list can be changed by: • selecting an element from the list • pressing the button >> (<<) .element selection by section The option is used to define criteria of selecting elements (by element sections).4. spread footing.page: 204 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . Story 4 and Story 5 in the STORIES field and Concrete in the MATERIALS field.pressing the icon . For example. MATERIALS.delete from the drop-down list (select a filter and click Delete) .) which will the subject of selection. etc. type its name in the Name field and click Save. select an element selection. Pressing the None button switches off all objects available in the appropriate fields (SECTION. column. All rights reserved .selecting the menu command: Formwork Drawings / Tools / Element selection by section . To save a filter. The option is available by: . the following options should be switched on: R30x50 in the SECTION field. STORIES) of the above dialog box.User Guide 17. You can perform the following operations for user-defined filters: . to select all RC beams with the section R30x50.

The option is available by: . Pressing the None button switches off all objects available in the appropriate fields (ELEMENT.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . ELEMENT DESCRIPTION. DIMENSIONS) of the above dialog box. All rights reserved .Formwork Drawings . ELEMENT DESCRIPTION.Filters .5.pressing the icon . Pressing the All button switches on all objects available in the appropriate fields (ELEMENT. © 2009 Autodesk. Clicking with the mouse cursor in the selection field next to a given element (the √ symbol appears) in the fields ELEMENT. DIMENSIONS activates a chosen selection criterion. Inc. ELEMENT DESCRIPTION. DIMENSIONS) of the above dialog box.User Guide page: 205 17.element selection The option is used to define criteria of selecting descriptions and dimensions of elements.selecting the menu command: Formwork Drawings / Select labels and dimensions . The dialog box shown in the drawing below appears on the screen then.

17. The dialog box opens after choosing beams in a structure model and: • selecting the menu option Formwork Drawings / Tools / Modify graphical parameters • pressing the icon • entering in the command line: RBCX_MOD_PROP.Modification 17. have been presented in the topic on the method of graphic representation of structure model elements.6.Formwork Drawings . The options provided in the dialog box in the drawing below are used to modify graphic representation of beams. The options concerned with graphic representation of walls.modification of element graphic representation There is a possibility to change graphic representation of structure elements defined in a building model. The options provided in the dialog box in the drawing below are used to modify graphic representation of walls.page: 206 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .User Guide 17.2. The dialog box opens after choosing walls in a structure model and: • selecting the menu option Formwork Drawings / Tools / Modify graphical parameters • pressing the icon • entering in the command line: RBCX_MOD_PROP.6. Beam / ground beam .1. All rights reserved . Wall modification representation of element graphic There is a possibility to change graphic representation of structure elements defined in a building model. © 2009 Autodesk.6. Inc. located in the above dialog box.

Formwork Drawings . located in the above dialog box.6.User Guide page: 207 The options concerned with graphic representation of beams. 17. Inc. © 2009 Autodesk. The dialog box opens after choosing columns in a structure model and: • selecting the menu option Formwork Drawings / Tools / Modify graphical parameters • pressing the icon • entering in the command line: RBCX_MOD_PROP. Column representation modification of element graphic There is a possibility to change graphic representation of structure elements defined in a building model. All rights reserved .AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . have been presented in the topic on the method of graphic representation of structure model elements. The options provided in the dialog box in the drawing below are used to modify graphic representation of columns.3.

6.User Guide The options concerned with graphic representation of columns. The options concerned with graphic representation of slabs or raft foundations. Slab/raft foundation . have been presented in the topic on the method of graphic representation of structure model elements.Formwork Drawings . 17.modification of element graphic representation Graphic representation of structure elements defined in a building model can be changed. Spread footing . Inc. have been presented in the topic on the method of graphic representation of structure model elements. All rights reserved . 17.modification of element graphic representation Graphic representation of structure elements defined in a building model may be changed. The dialog box opens after choosing slabs in a structure model and: • selecting the menu option Formwork Drawings / Tools / Modify graphical parameters • pressing the icon • entering in the command line: RBCX_MOD_PROP.page: 208 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . © 2009 Autodesk. located in the above dialog box. located in the above dialog box.4.5. The options provided in the dialog box in the drawing below are used to modify graphic representation of spread footings. The options provided in the dialog box in the drawing below are used to modify graphic representation of slabs or raft foundations. The dialog box opens after choosing spread footings in a structure model and: • selecting the menu option Formwork Drawings / Tools / Modify graphical parameters • pressing the icon • entering in the command line: RBCX_MOD_PROP.6.

© 2009 Autodesk. Inc.User Guide page: 209 The options concerned with graphic representation of spread footings.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings . Continuous footing .6. All rights reserved .6. 17. The dialog box opens after choosing continuous footings in a structure model and: • selecting the menu option Formwork Drawings / Tools / Modify graphical parameters • pressing the icon • entering in the command line: RBCX_MOD_PROP. have been presented in the topic on the method of graphic representation of structure model elements. The options provided in the dialog box in the drawing below are used to modify graphic representation of continuous footings.modification of element graphic representation There is a possibility to change graphic representation of structure elements defined in a building model. located in the above dialog box.

6. located in the above dialog box. have been presented in the topic on the method of graphic representation of structure model elements. The options provided in the dialog box in the drawing below are used to modify graphic representation of openings (doors. doors) element graphic representation - modification of There is a possibility to change graphic representation of structure elements defined in a building model. Openings (windows. © 2009 Autodesk.page: 210 AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . The options concerned with graphic representation of openings.7.User Guide The options concerned with graphic representation of continuous footings. The dialog box opens after choosing openings in a structure model and: • selecting the menu option Formwork Drawings / Tools / Modify graphical parameters • pressing the icon • entering in the command line: RBCX_MOD_PROP.Formwork Drawings . All rights reserved . windows). located in the above dialog box. 17. have been presented in the topic on the method of graphic representation of structure model elements. Inc.

User Guide page: 211 18. create: plans (projections). such as: windows. etc.walls.use of AutoCAD Structural Detailing .Formwork Drawings 2. doors. 4.building properties. set basic parameters used in the program: .Formwork Drawings Below is presented the procedure applied while working in AutoCAD Structural Detailing Formwork Drawings: 1. run AutoCAD Structural Detailing . columns. beams. drawings . story name 3.AutoCAD ® Structural Detailing . copy stories (see the description of the Model tab in the Object Inspector dialog box) 5. lintels.job preferences (units. parameters of plans and views) .Reinforcement).generation of reinforcement for RC elements (in co-work with AutoCAD Structural Detailing . priorities.Short example .additional elements. define structure elements (on the 1st story) . views and sections 7. run element positioning (see the description of positioning of building elements) 6. databases.PROCEDURE WHILE WORKING IN THE PROGRAM 18. . foundations.generation of formwork drawings (in co-work with AutoCAD Structural Detailing Reinforcement) . etc. EXAMPLE . slabs. All rights reserved . © 2009 Autodesk. Inc.Formwork Drawings .1.

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