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SDIP
Version 16.0

Gold Sun
September 2013
I SDIP

Table of Contents
Foreword 0

Part I Overview 1
1 Introduction
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2 System Requirement
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3 Installation
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4 Uninstallation
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5 Permission
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for Windows User 10

Part II How to use SDIP 13


1 Getting Start
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2 Screen Viewer
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3 Open Project
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Command 15
4 Change Folder
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Command 16
5 Page Setup
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command 17
6 Print Setup
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command 18

Part III About Action Menu 18


1 Drawing ...................................................................................................................................
Setup Command 18
2 Slab Batch
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Data Command 20
3 Additional
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Data Command 21
About Additional
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Data 21
Extension Sub-command
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Layout Sub-command
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Support Sub-command
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View Sub-command
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View Drawing
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Edit Reinforced
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Bar 28
4 Arrange Drawing
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Command 28
5 Print/Delete
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Drawing Command 29
6 Export Slab
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Thickness Command 30
7 View Drawing
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Command 31
8 Generate...................................................................................................................................
Drawing Command 32
9 Backup Data
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Command 33
10 Restore Data
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Command 34

Index 36

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Overview 1

1 Overview
1.1 Introduction
The Drawing Interface Programs BDIP, CDIP and SDIP are the derivative of SADS (The
Structural Analysis and Design System), that assist the SADS users to perform the Drawing of
beams, column and slabs. They turns your SADS into a powerful tool for your business.
SDIP is the Slab Drawing Interface Program, The following diagram shows you about the
overview of SDIP.

Overview of SDIP.

The overview of SDIP diagram that illustrates in above figure shows that SDIP retrieves the result
of the calculation of the slabs in SADS, combines with the user supplies about the drawing set up
data and the additional data of the slabs to generate AutoLISP data file. Then SDIP transfers this
data file to the well-known worldwide program -- AutoCAD. Inside AutoCAD, AutoLISP uses the
data file to perform all the AutoCAD drawing you wish automatically, the user may then use the
function of AutoCAD to edit and plot the slab drawing.

SDIP has many favorable functions and advantages, it is easy to use and easy to execute, the
only thing to do by the user is provided the additional data about the slabs which match the
drawing requirement and mastering the drawing.

SDIP will retrieve the dimensions and the reinforced bars of the slabs from SADS. The user does
not need to input a lot of the corresponding data about the slabs.

SDIP will display a drawing screen based upon SADS data file and the information of the
additional data supplied by the user, to assist the user to observe the selected slab drawing and to

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show whether the additional data of the user supplied is correct.

SDIP allows the user to edit the reinforced bars of the slab which have previously defined in
SADS to meet some requirement.

SDIP offers a variety of options which allow the user to determine how your output appears on
your drawing for the continuous slab, either it can be break up into two parts and to be arrange in
the separate drawing or not.

SDIP will perform the arrangement of the selected slabs drawing automatically. The arrangement
is based on the order of the slabs in the batch which supplied by the user .

SDIP allows the user to view graphically how the results of the arrangement of the slabs are
distributed on the drawing paper.

SDIP enables the user to perform AutoCAD inside SDIP. The User does not need to exit SDIP
and go into the AutoCAD program, also the user does not need to prompt any command or
provide any file name to AutoCAD, AutoCAD will perform all the drawings the user asked for SDIP
. After the performance in AutoCAD is finished, SDIP will return to the SDIP screen from which the
user ran the AutoCAD. Also, SDIP offers the option of off line links to AutoCAD by using the files
of SDIP for further use.

SDIP uses AutoLISP to generate the data file, it is compact, it will save a lot of space in your hard
disk.

1.2 System Requirement


SDIP is designed to operate on a stand-alone personal computer. The minimum system
requirement is listed as below.

- IBM or compatible personal computer.

- Pentium 4, 2 GHz or higher.

- 2 GB RAM or higher.

- Super VGA 800 x 600 graphic adapter or higher.

- 100 MB of free hard disk space for program and data file.

- Laser Printer with 600x600dpi or higher;

- Windows ME, Window NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows 7.

1.3 Installation
SDIP is distributed on CD-ROM. The number of diskettes is subject to change. The procedures of
installation are described as below.

1. From Start Menu, select Run to display a dialog box as below.

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If your CD-ROM driver ID is D:, type d:\sadssetup onto Open edit box, then click OK button to
run installation program.

2. The Welcome dialog box is displayed first. Click on Next button to continue.

3. The next dialog box is Choose Destination Location dialog box.

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You may specify the folder where you wish to be installed. The default destination folder is
C:\Program Files\Gold Sun. If you accept the default destination folder, click on the Next button
to continue. Otherwise, you may click on the Browse button to display Select Destination
Directory dialog box.

You can select or type in a new folder and click OK button. You will be returned to previous
dialog box Choose Destination Location and the folder that you selected will be appear in
the Destination Folder group box. Click on Next button to continue.

4. If you already have SDIP installed on your computer under the same folder you have
specified for installation, you will be prompted with dialog box as below.

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The dialog box asks you if you are interested in creating backup files of files that will be
replaced during the installation. If you have any data that you have created, added or amended
and you don't want to lose them, you should choose Yes. After making your selection click
Next button to continue.

5. Choose the Program Manager Group from dialog box shown below.

The default group is " The Structural Analysis and Design System". Click Next button to
continue.

6. Choose the optional files you want to install using dialog box shown below.

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For the first time installation, you should choose both Project Data Files and System Files. Click
on Next button to continue.

7. The installation program will prompt with the Start Installation dialog box as below.

You may click the Back button to go back to any of previous dialog box and change the
selection you have made. If everything is OK, click Next button to start installation.

8. When the installation is complete, the Installation Complete dialog will appear. Click on
Finish button to return to Windows Desk top.

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Click on Finish button to return to Windows Desk top. A small dialog box will be displayed.

You may click OK button to restart the Windows. If you want to install BDIP and/or CDIP to the
same computer also, you may click the Cancel button. You can click OK button when all
modules are installed.

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1.4 Uninstallation
To uninstall SDIP, you need to choose Start|Setting|Control Panel to display the Control Panel
window.

Click on the Add/Remove Programs icon, You will be prompted with Add/Remove Program
Properties dialog box.

From Add/Remove Program dialog box, highlight SADS v12.0 and click Change/Remove buttom
to display the following dialog box.

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Select the Automatic uninstall method if you want to remove all SDIP program files that you
installed by installation program; otherwise, you can use the Custom uninstall method and select
only the files that you would like to remove. Click on Next button to continue.

From the Perform Rollback dialog box, You can select Yes to reinstall SDIP older version that
keep in backup files.

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Click on Next button, the last dialog box will be display as below.

You may click the Back button to go back to any of previous dialog box and change the selection
you have made. If everything is OK, click Finish button to start un-installation.

1.5 Permission for Windows User


If you have installed SDIP to Windows 2000 or Windows XP Professional and you don't assign
your end users as administrator, you must set the necessary permissions for your end users.

Folder Permission: There are 3 folders in SDIP, you need to set the permissions for your end
users. The permissions should be set as below:
System Data Folder - Read only.
Project List Folder - Full Control.
User Access Folder - Full Control.
BDE Folder - Full control. Usually, the BDE folder is located at c:\program
files\bordland\command files\BDE.

You may follow the procedures as below to set the permissions of the folders:
Click the My Computer icon on your Desktop and find the Project List Folder.
Right click the folder icon and select the Properties item.
On Folder Properties dialog box, click the Sharing Tab, the dialog box will be displayed as
below;

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If the your end users already exist in the Group or user names list box, you may highlight that
name and change the permissions for your end users to Full Control, then click OK button. If
you cannot find the name of your end users in the list box, you may click the Add button to
display the following dialog box.

If the group name of your end users was already exist in the list box, you may highlight that
group name and change the value of Type of Access combo box to Full Control, then click OK
button. If you cannot find the group name in the list box, you may click the Add button, the

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Add Users and Groups dialog box will be displayed as below:

Enter the name of your end user and click OK button to add your end user to the group and
return to above dialog box. You should highlight the new added user name and change the
permission to Full Control. Click OK button to close the above dialog box.

Repeat procedures listed above to set other 2 folders.

Registry Key Permission: SDIP uses registry keys in Windows to control the program
processing. In Windows 2000 or Windows XP Professional. The following registry keys must be
set to "full control" permission for you end users who do not be assigned as administator.
HKEY_USER\.DEFAULT\Software\SDIP9;
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Borland.

You may follow the procedures as below to set the permissions of registry keys:
Click Start button on Desktop, select Run command, type c:\winnt\system32\regedt32.exe to
the edit box, and then click OK button to run the Registry Editor. Select HKEY_USERS on
Local Machine window and click .DEFAULT key, and then click Software key.

Highlight the Sads15 item, right click the mouse and select Permission menu, the following
dialog box will be displayed.

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If the name of your end users is already exist in the list box, you may highlight that group
name and change the permissions for your end users to Full Control, and then click OK
button. If you cannot find the your end user name in the list box, you may click the Add button,
same as the folder permission, to add your end users to the list box, and change the
permissions for your end users to Full Control to full control permission, then click OK button.

Repeat procedures listed above to set other registry.

2 How to use SDIP


2.1 Getting Start
As you launch SDIP, the first screen you see is the Main Window, it included three portions of
content, first is the current project title, second is the Menu that helps you to do some procedure
and the third is the button bar. The overview of this window shown as below.

Main window.

On the first portion of main window listed the project titles which have been previously created by
SADS and you processed at the last time. The project title is "This is a testing project". SDIP
always shows the project title that you previously work on, if you want to change the project, you
can choose Open Project command of the File menu and select other project.

The second portion of main window is the menu bar, it listed the menus of SDIP. It include File
menu, Action menu and Help menu. The File menu is use to create project, change SDIP folder
and contain the common features on operating SDIP, such as view the print files, page setup and
printer setup. The Action menu provides specific function that enable you to perform the slabs'

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drawing, such as drawing setup, batch data of slabs, additional data of slab and arrange drawing
etc... The usage of above menu will be briefly discuss in the button bar portion. The Help menu is
one of the features of window.

The third portion of main window is the button bar, it contains a series of buttons. The functions of
these buttons are the same as menu items, they provide one of the easiest ways to start or open
the task.You can use the button to execute menu bar commands that name appears on the
button.
There are 2 groups of button bar in this portion:
File Menu Button Bar: It appears at the left side and contains following buttons:

- Open project button is used to select project that you want to working on, create a new
project name, delete or amend the existing project name.

- Change folders button is used to define the folders of SDIP system data, project data
and user's data.

- Printer setup button is used to display Printer Setup dialog box. In this dialog box, you
can change the parameters of your printer.

- Exit application button is use to terminate all project and exit SDIP.
Command Button Bar: It appears at the right side and contains following buttons:

- Drawing setup command button is used to define the size and scale of drawing paper.

- Batch Data command is used to define the batch code of slabs.

- Additional data command button is used to supply the information of extension, layout
and support.

- Arrange drawing command button is used to make the arrangement of the selected
slabs' drawing.

- Print/ Delete drawing command button is used to print out or delete the drawings
name.

- Export slab thickness in CSV format for OLE data of structural framing plan.

- View drawing command button is used to view the drawing of the selected drawing
name.

- Generate drawing command button is used to generate the AutoLISP data files and
AutoCAD script file of the selected slabs' drawing.

- Back up data command button is used to back up the previous data you entered.

- Restore data command button is used to restore the previous data you backed up.

Incremental Search - SDIP provides the Incremental Search in some Combo Box components
(such as "batch data", "slab mark" and "drawing name") insides the windows to help the users
search the desired batch, mark or drawing of the project.
You may focus the existing Combo Box and type the letter of the subject you wish, the letter you
type is case sensitive. After you typed, you will see the status bar display the letter, at the same
time the desired subject will display at the Combo Box.

2.2 Screen Viewer


When you print a report using Print to Screen option in SDIP, SDIP will display the print content to
the screen.

Screen View window.

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If the print content cannot be shown in a window, you may move the mouse cursor to print area,
hold the left button down and drag the mouse up or down to view the content in invisible area.

You may click the buttons on the top of window to perform following tasks:

Exit button is use to close the view file.

First Page button is use to turn to the first page of the print file.

Previous Page button is use to turn to the previous page of the print file.

Go To Page button allows you to specify the page of print file that you want to view.

Next Page button is use to turn to the next page of the print file.

Last Page button is use to turn to the last page of the print file.

Send the print file to printer.

2.3 Open Project Command


When you start working on SDIP, SDIP will open the project that last time you processed. You
may go through the project.

If you want to change the project, you may choose Open Project from File menu or click
button on Menu bar, SDIP displays Open Project window as below.

Open Project Window.

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There are the listing of all projects of SADS. These titles are just the same as your SADS's
projects, SDIP uses the project titles in your SADS program and displays in here.

SDIP allows you to initiate them one at a time, highlight the title and click Select button.
If you do not want to continue the project, click Cancel button.

2.4 Change Folder Command


SADS database tables are stored into 3 folder: project folder, system folder and user folder. The
default folders are defined in installation program. If you wan to change these folders as

operating SDIP, you may choose Change Folder from File menu or click button on File
Menu Button Bar, SDIP will display the Change Folder as below.

Change Folder window.

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System Data Folder: The folder which stores system table that hold system information of SADS,
SDIP, BDIP and CDIP. It can be put to network server and shared by all users. But, it is
recommended to put the folder to local computer for better performance.
Project List Folder: The folder which stores project list table and project data folders that hold
data tables of each project. It is share folder and can be put to network server.
User Access Folder: The folder which stores all temporary tables and files. It is private folder and
must be put to local computer.
AutoCAD Folder: The folder which stores the window version of AutoCAD.

You may click button to browse the existing folders. Click OK button to change the folders or
click Cancel button to keep the original folder.

Note: If these folders is use on network server or on Windows NT work station, the network
administrator should define permission of the folder for the end users.

2.5 Page Setup command


The Page Setup Command is use to customize the layout of the print out of SDIP.
when you choose Page Setup from File menu, SDIP will display the Page Setup as below.

Page Setup window.

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Font Size - Click the combo box and select the pixel size of your print out.
Interval of Lines - Enter the value (in mm) of interval between rows of printout.
Use Solid Line - Check the check box if your printer can print solid line.
Footer - Check the check box if you wish to print the date on the bottom of the printout paper.
Left Margin - Enter the value (in mm) of the left margin of your printout paper.
Top Margin - Enter the value (in mm) of the top margin of your printout paper.
Bottom Margin - Enter the value (in mm) of the bottom margin of your printout paper.
Default Print Mode - Select the default print mode when you print the reports.

After finish the data input of this command, click Show button to show the effect of font that you
selected, click Print button to print a test page to check the margin, footing, etc., click Ok button to
save it or Cancel button to deny it.

2.6 Print Setup command


Same as SADS, SDIP offers several options for printing your report. You can modify these
options by using this command.

You can choose Print Setup from File menu to display Printer Setup dialog box. This is one
feature of the Window common dialog boxes. Unlike the other command dialog boxes, however,
there is relatively little interaction between SDIP and the dialog box. The dialog boxes are different
according to the type of the printers.

3 About Action Menu


3.1 Drawing Setup Command
The Drawing Setup Command is use to customize the layout of slabs drawing.

When you choose Drawing Setup from Action menu or click button on Command button bar,
SDIP will display the Drawing Setup as below.

Drawing Setup window.

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AutoCAD version - Select the AutoCAD version that you are using.
Paper Width - The width of the drawing paper, unit : mm.
Paper Height -The height of the drawing paper, unit : mm.
Logo Width - The width of the company logo, unit : mm. If this field has no value, SDIP will not
reserve a space for company logo.
Logo Height - The height of the company logo, unit : mm. Same as above, If this field has no
value, SDIP will not reserve a space for company logo.
Whole scale - The scale of the whole drawing, except the scale of the reinforcement bar.
Thick scale - The scale of the thickness of the slab.
Text height - The height of a great many different kinds of text letter, such as the title, the section,
the grid number, the support, the dimension, and the details of the reinforced bars.
Layer Name - Enter the layer name of AutoCAD for the use of drawing layout line, reinforcement
line, other line, title text, section text, support text and other text.
Line Weight - Enter the line weight for each layer name.
Line Color - Select the line color for each layer name.
Default Dimension - The diagram of the dimension which illustrated in the followed figure will
show you about the definition of each field.

Diagram of Dimension.

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Sx - The distance about the beginning of the drawing to the edge of the drawing paper and the
space about one drawing unit to the other unit.
Sy - The distance about the beginning drawing row to the edge of the drawing paper and the
space between two rows of the drawing group.
C1 - The extension portion of wall.
D1, D2, D3 - Indicate the variety distance of variant lines described as figure 15.

Grid Style - To mark the grid mark on the top of the sketch or at the bottom of sketch, check the
radio button.
Maximum Length of Bar - Enter the maximum length (in M) of the steel bar.
Space Symbol - Click the combo box and select the spacing symbol of reinforced bars you wish,
"@" and "-" are available.
Rounded Value - Enter the rounded value (in mm) of the curtailment dimension you wish.
Bar Marking - Select the radio button for the bar marking of the drawing, "diagonal" and
rectangular" are available.

After complete all the fields, use "Save" or "Close" button. BDIP will then update the information
you have entered. If you want to deny it, use "Ignore" button.

3.2 Slab Batch Data Command


The Slab Batch Data sub-command is use to define the combination of continuous slab of the
specific project. Each continuous slab must have a batch data, even it is a single span slab. A
slab batch data consists of span number, slab mark, span direction, extension, information of
support, etc.. You may use this command to create or delete the slab batch data.

When you choose Slab Batch Data command of the Action menu or click button on
Command Button Bar, SDIP will display the Maintain Slab Batch Data as below.

Slab Batch Data window.

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Batch Code - SDIP retrieved the Batch Code of the project from SADS. Use the combo box to
select the batch code you want.
Existing Batch Data Group box - Indicate the listing of the relevant slab batch data of the
selected batch code that previously define.

You may search the desired Batch Code or Batch Data followed the steps of Incremental Search
at "Getting Start" topic in "How to use SDIP" chapter.

Header Data - Enter the span number of the continuous slab. The maximum span numbers are
25.
Left Extension - If there is an extension on the left hand side of this continuous slab, enter the
slab mark and use the radio button to select the direction of this extension is short way or long
way. If there is no extension, enter "N".
Right Extension - If there is an extension on the right hand side of this continuous slab, enter the
slab mark and use the radio button to select the direction of this extension is short way or long
way. If there is no extension, enter "N".
Slab Data Group box:
Slab Mark - Enter the relevant slab's mark of the continuous beam.
Direction - Use the combo box to select the direction of the slab is short way or long way.

3.3 Additional Data Command


3.3.1 About Additional Data
In The Additional Data Command you may supply the additional data about the slabs for the
requirement of the drawing.

When you choose Additional Data from Action menu or click button on Command button bar,
SDIP will display the Additional Data window.

The Additional Data window has four sub-commands.


1. Extension sub-command.
2. Layout sub-command.
3. Support sub-command.

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4. View sub-command.

3.3.2 Extension Sub-command


Click the Extension sub-command, SDIP will display the Extension sub-command as below.

Extension sub-command.

Batch Code - You may use the combo box at the bottom of the window to select the batch code
you desired. SDIP retrieves the batch code of the specific project from SADS.
Slab Marks - Then select the slab mark of the relevant batch code that you want to supply the
information of the extension of that continuous slabs. You may search the desired Batch Code
or Slab Mark followed the steps of Incremental Search at "Getting Start" topic in "How to use
SDIP" chapter.

Left Extension Group Box : The "slab mark"and "span direction" of this group box are retrieved
from the information that you supplied in Slab Batch Data Command.
Lap of Bar - SDIP defined the Lap of bar as "Discontinue", "Full Continue", "Continue with
Lap", "Half Continue" and "Additional Bottom Bar". Use the combo box to select the lap.
The followed Figure shows graphically of the lap.
Top Level - Enter the top level of the extension slab (in M.), you may get it from the framing
plan.

Right Extension Group Box : Same as "Left Extension Group Box".

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After complete all the fields, use "Save" or "Close" button. SDIP will then update the information
you have entered. If you want to deny it, use "Ignore" button.

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3.3.3 Layout Sub-command


Click the Layout sub-command, SDIP will display the Layout sub-command as below.

Layout sub-command.

Same as Extension sub-command, SDIP abstracts the batch code of the specific project from
SADS. Then select the "slab mark" of the relevant batch code that you want to supply the
information of the layout of that continuous slabs for the requirement of the drawing. You may
search the desired Batch Code or Slab Mark followed the steps of Incremental Search at "Getting
Start" topic in "How to use SDIP" chapter.

Slab Mark - The slab mark is retrieved from the information that you supplied in Slab Batch Data
Command.
Span Direction - SDIP retrieved the relevant span direction from the information that you
supplied in Slab Batch Data Command.
Actual span - Enter the value of the actual span (in mm.) for the detail on the drawing paper.
Lap of Bar - Use the combo box to select the bar lap. Refer to the above Extension
sub-command.
Top Level - Enter the value (in M.) of the top level of the corresponding slab mark. you may get it
from the framing plan.
Plot Level - Check the check box, if you wish to mark the top level of selected slab on the
drawing. Otherwise uncheck it.

After complete all the fields, use "Save" or "Close" button. SDIP will then update the information
you have entered. If you want to deny it, use "Ignore" button.

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3.3.4 Support Sub-command


Click the Support sub-command, the Support sub-command will display as below.

Support sub-command.

Same as above two sub-commands, SDIP abstracts the batch code of the specific project from
SADS. Then select the "slab mark" of the relevant batch code that you want to supply the
information of the support of that continuous slabs for the requirement of the drawing. You may
search the desired Batch Code or Slab Mark followed the steps of Incremental Search at "Getting
Start" topic in "How to use SDIP" chapter.

Support Text - Enter the beam mark or the wall mark of the support of the continuous slabs.
Grid Number - If the support is on the grid line of the framing plan, enter the number of the
corresponding grid line. If not, skip it.
Support Type - SDIP defined the support type as "cantilever", "beam", "bearing wall", "hanger
wall" and "full wall". Use the combo box to select the support type. The followed Figure shows
graphically of the support type.

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a1, a2 - Enter the value of the dimension of the relevant support as illustrates in above figure.
Level - Enter the top level of the support(in M.), you may get it from the framing plan.
Depth - The depth of the support (in mm). In above figure, the symbol Ds indicates support depth.

After complete all the fields, use "Save" or "Close" button. SDIP will then update the information
you have entered. If you want to deny it, use "Ignore" button.

3.3.5 View Sub-command


3.3.5.1 View Drawing
Click the View sub-command, the View Drawing sub-command will display as below. BDIP
allows you to edit the reinforced bar of the select slab for drawing requirement.

View Drawing sub-command.

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Same as above three sub-commands, use the Batch Code combo box to select relevant batch
code then use the Slab Marks combo box to select the desired slabs, the drawing of the desired
slabs will display on the screen. SDIP selected RS1~RS3 for example to illustrate this
sub-command. You may search the desired Batch Code or Slab Mark followed the steps of
Incremental Search at "Getting Start" topic in "How to use SDIP" chapter.

The drawing has two portions, i.e., the Top Bar portion and the Bottom Bar portion. The Top Bar
portion indicates the reinforced bar which located at both sides of the support, the Bottom Bar
portion indicates the reinforced bar which located at the middle part of the slab.

You may use bottom right buttons to perform different functions:

to save the bar information that you changed.

to cancel the changes that you made.

to display the previous continuous beam of the selected beam.

to display the next continuous beam of the selected beam.

to zoom the drawing. hold the left button of mouse to drag a rectangular area, then click
the zoom in button.

to return to the previous zoom level.

to return to the original size.

to close the window.

If you want to edit the reinforced bar, click button to switch to edit mode, then click the
reinforced bar. The displayed dialog box will be explain at followed sections.

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3.3.5.2 Edit Reinforced Bar


The reinforced bar of slab has two portions, the Top Bar portion and the Bottom Bar portion. The
Top Bar portion indicates the reinforced bar which located at both sides of the support, the Bottom
Bar portion indicates the reinforced bar which located at the middle part of the slab.

If you want to edit the reinforced bar sketch, click button then click the certain reinforced bar
portion.
For example, if you click the reinforced bar of RS2, the reinforced bar dialog box is shown as
below.

In RS2, the left side of the top bar information is Y10 170 c/c, the right side of the top bar
information is Y10 160 c/c, the bottom bar is Y10 170 c/c. Now, let us explain the information
as below.
"Y10" is the detail of the left hand side reinforce bar of top bar. "Y" indicates high tensile bar, "10"
is the diameter (in mm) of bar. "170" is the space between the bar, "c/c" indicate the space is from
center to center.
Required area is the value that calculated by SADS. Ratio is the ratio of actual area and required
area. While you editing the reinforced bar of RS2, SDIP will provide this ratio instantly. If the value
is less than the allowance of bar area that defined in SADS, SDIP will give you a warning at the
"Ratio" box.

You may use the following navigation buttons to change the position of bar portion:

to move to the first span of continuous slab.

to move to the last span of continuous slab.

to move to the previous span of current span.

to move to the next span of current span.

to close the window.

3.4 Arrange Drawing Command


The Arrange Drawing Command is use to arrange the selected slabs onto the drawing paper.

When you choose Arrange Drawing from Action menu or click button on Command button
bar, SDIP will display the Arrange Drawing as below.

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Arrange Drawing window.

Selections - Select the certain batch code at the bottom of the window, SDIP will then display the
slabs batch data of certain batch code on the window. Then you may highlight the desired
slabs for the arrangement of the drawing. You may search the desired Batch Code followed
the steps of Incremental Search at "Getting Start" topic in "How to use SDIP" chapter.

Prefix of drawing name - Enter the prefix of the drawing name, the name must contain 5
alphanumerical characters.

Allow to break a continuous slab to next drawing - Check the check box if you allow to break
up the continuous slab into separate drawing. Otherwise, skip it. SDIP will then arrange all
the marked slabs automatically to the appropriate drawing paper. The drawing name should
be: the prefix name you supply + suffix of 3 numerical orders 001, 002, 003,....

After complete all the fields, use "OK" or "Cancel" button to update the information you have
entered or to deny it.

3.5 Print/Delete Drawing Command


The Print/ Delete Drawing Command allow you to print out or delete the relevant drawing name
that you have define before.

When you choose Print/ Delete Drawing from Action menu or click button on Command
button bar, SDIP will display the Print/ Delete Drawing as below.

Print/ Delete Drawing window.

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Selection - Select the certain batch code at the bottom of the window, SDIP will then retrieve the
drawing name of certain batch code that previously arranged and display on here. You may
search the desired Batch Code followed the steps of Incremental Search at "Getting Start"
topic in "How to use SDIP" chapter.

You may highlight the desired drawing name and click the appropriate button for print it out or for
delete it.

3.6 Export Slab Thickness Command


You may use this command to export the slab thickness to MS Excel CSV format. If you select an
Excel OLE object in your structural framing drawing, you can use this CSV file for your OLE data
to link to your structural framing plan.

When you choose Export Slab Thickness from Action menu or click button on Command
button bar, BDIP will display the Export Slab Thickness as below.

Export Slab Thickness window.

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Batch Code - Check the check boxes of batch code and click the Export button, SDIP will retrieve
the slab thickness from database and export to CSV files. These CSV file are save to BDIP
User Access Folder.

You may use the Select All button to check all batch code check boxes or use the De-select

All button to uncheck all batch code check boxes.

3.7 View Drawing Command


The View Drawing Command allow you to take a look of the relevant slab's drawing name.

When you choose View Drawing from Action menu or click button on Command button bar,
SDIP will display the View Drawing as below.

View Drawing window.

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This window displays the selected drawing name that you selected at the bottom combo boxes of
"batch code" and "drawing name".
You may search the desired Batch Code or Drawing Name followed the steps of Incremental
Search at "Getting Start" topic in "How to use SDIP" chapter.

Use the bottom right buttons to take a look of the others drawing:

to switch to the first drawing of the selected batch.

to switch to the prior drawing of the selected batch.

to switch to the next drawing of the selected batch.

to switch to the last drawing of the selected batch.

to zoom the drawing.

to zoom out the drawing.

back to the original size.

to close the window.

3.8 Generate Drawing Command


The Generate Drawing Command is use to generate AutoLISP graphic data files and AutoCAD
script file.

When you choose Generate Drawing from Action menu or click button on Command button
bar, BDIP will display the Generate Drawing as below.

Generate Drawing window.

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Selections - Select the certain "batch code" at the bottom of the window, SDIP will then retrieve
the drawing names of certain batch code that you have previously defined and display on
here. You may search the desired Batch Code followed the steps of Incremental Search at
"Getting Start" topic in "How to use SDIP" chapter. Then highlight all the desired drawing
name you want for generate AutoLISP data files and AutoCAD Script file.

AutoCAD Link Group Box:


Link Online - Check the check box if you like to run the AutoCAD program automatically
inside SDIP. Other wise skip it.
Close AutuCAD when finish - Check the check box if you want SDIP to close AutoCAD
program when all drawing are generated.
Script Name - Enter up to 8 alphanumerical characters for the script name of AutoCAD Script
file.

If you uncheck the "Link Online" check box, after you finish all information of the window, click
"OK" button, SDIP will then generate AutoLISP data files and AutoCAD Script file, these files are
stored in project data folder. When you run AutoCAD program, you may choose Tools | Run Script
menu, then select the script file from dialog box, the AutoLISP program will generate all drawings.
If you want to deny the information you supply, click "Cancel" button.

3.9 Backup Data Command


The best way to prevent loosing data is to backup the project data periodically. The Backup Data
Command can help you to create backup file for the current project easily. You may restore the
backup file to project folder using Restore Data command when your project data are corrupted.

When you choose Backup Data from Action menu or click button on Command button bar,
SDIP will display the Backup Data as below.

Backup Data window.

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Backup to - Enter the path name, file name and select extension name of backup file, or click

the button to browse the existing folders and the name of backup file.
Backup from - This is a read only edit box. The information is the current project data folder.
Title - Enter a description about the backup file. The description will be displayed when you
select a backup file to be restored. The default title name is the name of current project.
Backup project data files every xx days - If the value of xx is greater than zero, SADS will
check the last backup date every time you exit SADS, and prompt you to backup your
project data files when the date you specified is reach.
Auto naming backup file: If you check this check box, SADS will automatically provide the
name of backup file as <Project Code>-<YYYYMMDD>. For example, the current project
code is TESTDATA and today date is January 12, 2012, the provided backup file name is
TESTDATA-20120112.

After finish the data input of this sub-command, click OK button to create backup file or Cancel to
deny the process.

3.10 Restore Data Command


When you find that your project data are corrupted, you may use this Command to restore project
data from backup file that created by Backup Data Command.

When you choose Restore Data from Action menu or click button on Command button bar,
SDIP will display the Restore Data as below.

Restore Data window.

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Restore from - Enter the path name, file name and select the extension name of backup file,

or click the button to select the existing folders and name of backup file.
Restore to - This is a read only edit box. The value is the original project data folder.
Title - This is a read only edit box. It displays the description of the backup file when you
create it. You should read the description carefully and make sure you are selecting a
correct backup file for the project.
Clean all files before restore data - You may check this check box to get a clean restore.

After finish the data input of this sub-command, click OK button to restore the backup file or
Cancel to deny the process.

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Index -L-
layout 24
line color 18
-A- line weight 18

additional data 21 -M-


arrange drawing 28
AutoCAD folder 16 margin 17
AutoCAD version 18
ayer name 18 -O-
-B- open project 15

backup project data 33 -P-


-C- page setup 17
permissions
change folder 16 folder 10
change project 15 registry key 10
command button bar 13 prefix 28
print drawing 29
-D- printer setup 18
project data folder 16
delete drawing 29
drawing setup 18 -R-
-E- restore project data 34

edit bar 28 -S-


export slab thickness 30
extension 22 scale 18
screen viewer 14
-F- script file 32
slab batch data 20
file menu button bar 13 solid line 17
font name 17 support text 25
font size 17 support type 25
system data folder 16
-G- system requirement 2

generate drawing 32 -U-


-I- uninstall SDIP 8
user access folder 16
incremental search 13
installation 2 -V-
introduction 1
view drawing 31

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