Autodesk® Architectural Desktop

Metric Tutorial

2005
April 2004

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Contents

Chapter 1

Autodesk Architectural Desktop Tutorials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1
Using this Tutorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Prerequisites for the Tutorial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Working with the Sample Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Exercises and Datasets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Extracting Datasets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 1 2 2

Chapter 2

Getting Started with Projects. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Lesson 1: Setting up Your Project Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 Exercise 2: Working with Toolbars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Exercise 3: Exploring the Sample Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Summary of Project Concepts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Exercise 4: Creating a New Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Lesson 2: Setting up Your Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Exercise 1: Defining Building Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Exercise 2: Categorizing Portions of Your Project . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Chapter 3

Developing Your Building Model Design . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Lesson 3: Designing the Building Shell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Exercise 1: Adding a Curtain Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Exercise 2: Adding an Entrance Using a Tool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Exercise 3: Creating an Entrance from a Sketch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Exercise 4: Modifying a Curtain Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Exercise 5: Assigning Materials to the Building Shell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Lesson 4: Laying out the Building Core . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Exercise 1: Creating Floor and Roof Slabs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Exercise 2: Modifying the Edge of a Roof Slab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Exercise 3: Adding Interior Partitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Exercise 4: Creating a Pilaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Exercise 5: Converting a Wall Segment to a Curved Wall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Lesson 5: Refining the Building Core . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Exercise 1: Creating a Niche. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Exercise 2: Placing Doors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 Exercise 3: Changing a Door Style . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72 Exercise 4: Creating Wall Openings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Exercise 5: Adding 3D Endcaps to a Wall Opening . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Lesson 6: Finishing the Building Core . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Exercise 1: Copying Floors to Levels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83 Exercise 2: Creating Stairs and Landings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Exercise 3: Adding Railings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Exercise 4: Modifying Stairs and Creating the Stair Tower . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92 Exercise 5: Adding Elevators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134 Exercise 1: Tagging Doors for a Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133 Lesson 9: Scheduling Your Building Model . . . . . 109 Exercise 3: Changing Materials Within an Elevation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 179 Lesson 12: Annotating and Keynoting Your Project. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 174 Exercise 3: Copying Callouts . . . 118 Lesson 8: Working with Details. . . 188 Exercise 3: Adding a Keynote Legend . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Exercise 2: Using Callouts to Create a 2D Elevation View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122 Exercise 1: Using the Detailing Tool Palettes. . . . . . 156 Exercise 3: Adding Existing Details to a Project as Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 190 ii | Chapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 Exercise 5: Creating a 3D Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112 Exercise 4: Modifying and Updating a 2D Section . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Exercise 2: Creating a Sheet for a Project. . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Exercise 3: Modifying Details. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129 Exercise 4: Adding a New Detail Component . . . . . . . . 122 Exercise 2: Using the Detail Component Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141 Exercise 3: Editing Schedule Data . . . . . . . . . . . 165 Lesson 11: Using Callouts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 150 Exercise 1: Working with Sheet Sets in Project Navigator. . . . . . . . . . . . . 135 Exercise 2: Adding a Project Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Exercise 1: Creating a View for a Floor Plan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103 Lesson 7: Working with Sections and Elevations . . . 184 Exercise 1: Assigning Sheet Keynotes to Objects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 143 Exercise 4: Changing the Appearance of a Schedule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 Lesson 10: Finishing Your Plot Sheets. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161 Exercise 4: Adding Completed Drawings to a Project . . . . . 170 Exercise 1: Creating a Callout for an Existing Detail. . . . . . . . . . . 170 Exercise 2: Creating a Callout and a View . . . . . . . . . . . . 185 Exercise 2: Working with Keynote Databases and Style-based Keynotes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Chapter 4 Producing Construction Documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 163 Exercise 5: Manually Adding Model Space Views . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

For in-depth coverage of topics. use the Back button in the Help window to return to the tutorial. complete the tutorial from start to finish. When you choose to work in a project environment. a three-story atrium area with an angled staircase.Autodesk Architectural Desktop Tutorials The Autodesk®Architectural Desktop Tutorials show how to use key features to design a building model and produce construction documents for a sample commercial building project. including the slab and core. AutoCAD 2005 User’s Guide. the tutorial files are installed in c:\program files\autodesk architectural desktop 2005\tutorial\architectural desktop. drawing files are linked through a project file. You then create the interior with structural floor slabs and roof slabs for four of the floors. and storage rooms. Throughout this tutorial. using an example of a commercial building project. AutoCAD Knowledge The lessons in this tutorial are designed to build upon your knowledge of AutoCAD® If you are not familiar with basic AutoCAD functions and commands. bathrooms. Working with the Sample Project Autodesk Architectural Desktop and the tutorial datasets feature powerful tools to assist you in the design of a five-story office building. The building consists of approximately 2300 square meters per floor. a centralized bank of elevators. The lessons follow the typical workflow of a building project. Each lesson (and each exercise within a lesson) builds upon the preceding one. you work in a project environment. you add a fourth floor to your building model by creating a copy of the entire third floor. from setting up the project to producing construction documents. The lessons focus on the fundamental information you need to be successful as you begin your work with Architectural Desktop. Using this Tutorial This tutorial introduces you to the fundamental features of Autodesk Architectural Desktop software. TIP When you follow a link for a cross-reference. You can follow the workflow presented in these lessons when getting started with your own projects. Contact your network administrator or CAD manager for the location of the tutorial files. and two emergency exit stairwells. the tutorial files may be in a different location. If you are using Architectural Desktop in a network environment. The interior building space also includes a typical central core of conference rooms. following a typical workflow. in addition to open space intended for future cubicle and office layouts. To derive the most benefit from the process-based lessons presented in this tutorial. use the cross-references provided in the lessons. you create the building’s exterior shell that consists of custom glazed curtain walls and standard brick exterior walls. The step-by-step procedures show how you can use the tools in Autodesk Architectural Desktop to create designs and produce drawings efficiently and accurately. Next. and you can establish a project-wide structure to help you work effectively across design teams. see the online . Based on a predefined building outline and structural column grid. . Topics in this section: ■ ■ ■ ■ Prerequisites for the Tutorial Working with the Sample Project Exercises and Datasets Extracting Datasets Prerequisites for the Tutorial Access to Tutorial Files By default.

every lesson has a corresponding dataset that contains the project files you need to complete the exercises in the lesson. NOTE You must have a drawing open to access the Project Browser. for example. Verify that Overwrite files without prompting is cleared. 4. Double-click the dataset specified at the beginning of the exercise. you develop the core of the building. With the exception of lesson 1. Minimize Autodesk Architectural Desktop. Click OK in the message box. Exercises and Datasets Each lesson is a group of related exercises focused on a tangible result.After the building’s shell and base structural components are designed. Contact your network administrator or CAD manager for the location of the tutorial files. the project files are extracted to the default temp folder on your local system. click on the Standard toolbar to create a new drawing. including callouts and keynotes. For more information. designing a building shell. A message indicates the number of project files that were unzipped as part of this dataset. If you are using Architectural Desktop in a network environment. On the File menu. NOTE If you extract the files without specifying a location. Double- NOTE If you have been working with non-tutorial projects. or scheduling your building model. When you begin a lesson. you are directed to extract a dataset that corresponds to the step-by-step procedures of the exercises in that lesson. In Windows® Explorer. 2 | Autodesk Architectural Desktop Tutorials . 10. 7. When you double-click a dataset. browse to c:\program files\autodesk architectural desktop 2005\tutorial\architectural desktop\datasets. 11. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. 9. Update project files 1. 2. such as setting up a new project. and click Close to close the extraction software. You add architectural components. if necessary to display the folder for the lesson you are beginning. 6. If you do not have a drawing open. The views are then arranged on sheets to create construction documents. including the stairwells and elevators. Restore Autodesk Architectural Desktop. the extraction software opens. click Project Browser. sections. 5. you may need to browse to my docu- ments\autodesk\my projects.exe. The datasets are contained in self-extracting files. In the Self-Extractor dialog box. Click OK. Extracting Datasets Follow this procedure whenever you are directed to extract a dataset before beginning a lesson. and additional structural components. 3. In the Project Browser. and elevations. views of the model are established and annotation is added. 8. Verify that all project drawing files are closed. click click the lesson folder. the tutorial files may be in a different location. and click Unzip. including floor plans. such as the interior partitions and bathroom layouts. click Browse and navigate to my documents\autodesk\my projects. m_adt5_L04. When you have completed the building model.

15.12. 13. Small Office Building 04. click the Project tab. and repeat steps 11 through 16. click . Click Close to close the Project Browser. Keep the Project Navigator open. Using this Tutorial | 3 . 16. Double-click the project name. To change the current project. For example. Small Office Building 04. 17. 14. On the Project Navigator. For example. and begin the lesson. Under Current Project. verify that Name displays the correct project. click Yes. When prompted to re-path the project.

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Your library of catalogs is stored in the Content Browser. the Walls tool palette contains tools for several commonlyused interior and exterior wall styles. and documentation to your drawings. Exercises in this lesson: ■ ■ ■ ■ Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools Exercise 2: Working with Toolbars Exercise 3: Exploring the Sample Project Exercise 4: Creating a New Project Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools In Architectural Desktop. To use a tool. and windows. and retrieve a tool palette that contains architectural object tools. letting you work with the logical pieces of a building. Next. . doors. annotation. You also open two additional toolbars in the drawing area to prepare for your work on the project. The tools are organized on tool palettes. and doors to your drawings. allowing you to add objects such as walls. Finally. This introduction focuses on the fundamental information you need to be successful as you begin your work with projects. When you install the software. several tool palettes are provided. you create a new project. You use the Content Browser to store and retrieve your complete inventory of stock and custom tools. you are introduced to the key concepts of Drawing Management as you begin the design development phase of a sample commercial building project. You can modify the tools on these palettes. you can use tools to add architectural objects. you can create tools that represent your most frequently-used design objects. you use these tools to add objects such as slabs. such as specific types of walls. which forms the basis for your work in the remainder of this tutorial. In Architectural Desktop. For example. This exercise shows how to open a tool catalog in the Content Browser. as opposed to managing the file system. You begin this lesson by importing a set of tools that represent some of the design objects used in the building model in the sample project. You can assemble your tools and tool palettes into catalogs. In this part of the tutorial. For in-depth coverage of project-related topics. Lessons in this part: ■ ■ Lesson 1: Setting up Your Project Environment Lesson 2: Setting up Your Project Lesson 1: Setting up Your Project Environment As you begin the design development phase of a project. and tool palettes. You can begin using these default tools right away. simply click the tool on the palette and begin drawing in the drawing area. which are groups of tools that support particular tasks or processes. this lesson introduces you to the key concepts essential to working with projects that are organized and managed in a project environment. or create new tools and palettes to meet your project-specific needs. while the Documentation tool palette contains tools for working with schedules and areas. use the cross-references provided throughout the lesson. you familiarize yourself with the requirements of the project as outlined in the design program and conceptual drawings. In later exercises. walls.Getting Started with Projects The Drawing Management feature of Autodesk®Architectural Desktop software provides you with tools for creating large building projects that are distributed among many drawing files. content. Often you can begin to identify design objects that will be repeated throughout the building model. doors. Drawing Management formalizes and automates the organization and management of external reference files. and windows to your drawings quickly and easily.

you can add the object once. Click Tutorial Palette Catalog. Therefore. You can store and retrieve your own customized tools. If you move the door along the wall. arcs. For example. 3. For example. When you move the cursor over the i-drop® icon. the door cuts an opening in the wall. NOTE If you are not using the metric version of the software. indicating that you are in insertion mode.The objects you add with these tools behave like their real-world counterparts. and you can share tools and palettes with other members of your design team through your intranet or the Internet. Like all architectural objects in Architectural Desktop. if you add a door to a wall. To display the Tool Palettes. a wall is a “smart” object that adheres to a set of builtin rules that control its behavior under certain circumstances. Use the i-drop insertion method to drag and drop content from catalogs into your current drawing. and the endcaps of the wall adjust to accommodate the dimensions of the door. architectural objects have another advantage over traditional drafting with lines. the cursor changes to a dropper image. the opening moves with the door. In addition to rule-based behavior and dynamic updates. and circles: display representations. 2. When you add a wall to your drawing. and then use different built-in representations of the object to produce different views of the object. Verify that the Tool Palettes are displayed. If you remove the door. you can use the default parameters or modify them. and tool palettes. architectural objects interact with other building model objects and update dynamically to reflect design changes. If you have not already launched Architectural Desktop. Add a tool palette for the sample project 1. open a metric template before continuing with this exercise. 6 | Getting Started with Projects . The Content Browser holds your library of tool and content catalogs. When you modify an object. a wall tool has all of the parameters of real wall components built into it. 5. Open the Content Browser by clicking on the Navigation toolbar. the opening in the wall is removed as well. content. all with a single object. Tools make it easy to add and modify objects in Architectural Desktop. Click next to the Tutorial (M) palette. such as a plan or model view. and drag it onto the Tool Palettes. 4. Using tools effectively and collaboratively in a project environment can increase productivity and reduce drawing errors. click Window ➤ Tool Palettes. but you want to work in metric units in this tutorial. Architectural objects can be represented two-dimensionally or three-dimensionally. the change is reflected in all views. In this way. double-click the Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2005 icon on your desktop.

Click the stacked tabs on the Tool Palettes to display the list of available palettes. NOTE This palette is referred to as the Tutorial tool palette throughout the remainder of this tutorial. 8. and then click Allow Docking. Docked tool palettes are placed in a specific location in the drawing area. Each tool palette contains a group of related tools. The Tutorial (M) tool palette is shared from a catalog. and click Windows. or create new tools and palettes. and they remain in that location unless you turn off the docking option and move the tool palettes. resized. and hidden.The Tutorial (M) palette is added to your existing tool palettes. Floating tool palettes can be moved within the drawing area. the Refresh icon ( ) is displayed in the lower right corner of the palette to allow updates from the source palette. Click the Doors tab to view the contents of this tool palette. 6. 7. When a tool palette is shared from a catalog. which allows it to be managed from a single location and refreshed by individual users. Drag the bottom edge of the Tool Palettes up until the names on some of the tool palette tabs are not visible. Managing tool palettes in this way ensures that all project team members use the most current tools created or modified for a particular project or function. 9. right-click the top edge of the tool palettes. You can modify the tools on a palette. Lesson 1: Setting up Your Project Environment | 7 . Working with floating tool palettes You can work with tool palettes in two ways: floating or docked. It contains the tools for the metric version of this tutorial. If your tool palettes are docked and you want to switch to floating tool palettes to complete this exercise. Resize the Tool Palettes by dragging the bottom edge of the Tool Palettes down until all tabs are visible.

TIP You can rearrange the order of the tool palettes. You can open. only the palette title bar is displayed when the cursor moves off the palette. On the Windows® Taskbar. you added the Tutorial tool palette to the collection of tools available on the Tool Palettes. Throughout part 2 of this tutorial. Their organization and content are described when they are introduced during the course of your work on the sample project. For example. click . and move the cursor off the Tool Palettes. This exercise explores the various toolbars that are available. the full palette is displayed when the cursor moves off the palette. You may prefer to minimize palettes to their title bars when working in the drawing area. The tab names that are displayed below the line on the list are the ones that are hidden. using toolbars. and click Object Snap. If you click the Auto-hide button again. and walks you through the steps for opening two additional toolbars that are used in this tutorial. These menus are used throughout this tutorial. Next. Exercise 2: Working with Toolbars The toolbars in Architectural Desktop give you access to frequently-used commands that affect your drawing environment. and click Move Up or Move Down. In this exercise. Display the Tutorial tool palette. you create new tools to accommodate additions and changes to the building model. Using the Content Browser. 8 | Getting Started with Projects . move. and dragged the Tutorial tool palette for the metric version of the tutorial onto the Tool Palettes. right-click its tab. and dock toolbars to suit your style of working. 10. 11. you opened the Tutorial Tool Catalog. 12. Position the cursor over any toolbar at the top of the drawing area. When you select Auto-hide on any palette title bar. right-click. you use the Tutorial tool palette to add architectural objects to your drawings. the software uses drop-down menus and shortcut (right-click) menus to give you access to commands. To move a tool palette. and then close the Content Browser. close. The list of tool palettes shows all available palettes. Click Auto-hide ( ) on the title bar of the Tool Palettes. When there are more tool palette tabs than can be displayed within the current height of the Tool Palettes. the tabs are “stacked” at the bottom. you open toolbars for use with the sample project. you can change view directions or zoom in to a particular area of the building model. As your design evolves.The Windows tool palette is displayed. NOTE In addition to toolbars. Open the Object Snap and Refedit toolbars 1.

such as isometric views. Drag the Object Snap toolbar to the top of the drawing area. the other buttons on the Views flyout give you access to other ways to view your drawing. you can specify running object snaps (osnaps) on the Object Snap tab in the Drafting Settings dialog box. such as Properties. For example. you can select Edit block or Xref. Explore the Navigation toolbar 7. For more information. When you are done with the edits. such as 3D Orbit. By viewing the tooltips for the Object Snap toolbar. 3. While 3D Orbit allows you to view the objects in your drawing interactively in 3D. The Refedit toolbar gives you access to editing functions for blocks and external references (xrefs) in your drawing. Adjust the position of the toolbar. For more information. see the online AutoCAD 2005 User’s Guide. Position the cursor over each icon in the toolbar to display a description of its function. If you have a drawing open that contains an xref. The host drawing fades to a screened view. 2. The description that displays when you move your cursor over a toolbar icon is called a tooltip. Repeat the process for opening a toolbar to open the Refedit toolbar. For example. save or discard the changes. When you Lesson 1: Setting up Your Project Environment | 9 . Dock the Object Snap and Refedit toolbars 5. View the tooltips for the Refedit toolbar. as needed. you can see that this toolbar gives you access to exact points on an object. Flyout buttons contain other buttons with related functions. and buttons with a single function. Repeat this process to dock the Refedit toolbar. If you use the same snap point frequently. 3D Orbit is one of the buttons on the Views flyout. 4.The Object Snap toolbar displays in the drawing area as a floating toolbar. The Navigation toolbar includes flyout buttons that are identified with a black triangle in the lower-right corner. you can use the Refedit functions to modify the xref and save your changes back to the xref without leaving the host drawing. if you have a floor plan open that has a furniture layout referenced into it. see the online AutoCAD 2005 User’s Guide. 6. and release the mouse button to dock the toolbar. View the tooltips for the Navigation toolbar. and the referenced objects are available for editing.

Although you can still open separate Zoom. The Project Navigator gives you access to the various drawings that make up your building model. Leaving these toolbars open in your drawing as you complete the tutorial enables you to work through the exercises efficiently. The Project Navigator is a palette that remains open during your project session. NOTE If you are not using the metric version of the software. you use the Project Browser to open the Tutorial Sample Project. such as creating. notice that many commands that were formerly displayed on separate toolbars are now grouped together under flyout buttons. In the Project Navigator. and accessing project drawings. NOTE If you have used an earlier release of Architectural Desktop. as you explore the structure that allows you to effectively organize the building and documentation data that make up your project. This introduction focuses on the fundamental information you need to be successful as you begin your work with projects. Views. When you select the project you want to work with. You use the Project Navigator to explore the contents and organization of this project. the project header displays the project name. a project is composed of two parts: the building model and the reports that are generated from the building model. the Project Browser shows New 2005 Project as your current project. project number. or select an existing project in which to work. At the end of this exercise. which helps you navigate among the folders in your project. and Shading toolbars. In this exercise. At the top left of the Project Browser is the project header. and optional project description. which are also drawing files.select a button on a flyout. see the online AutoCAD 2005 User’s Guide. and it allows you to control the way in which your building model is organized into a project. 10 | Getting Started with Projects . you create a new project. In this exercise. Below the project header is the project navigation toolbar. You enter this information when you create a new project or edit an existing one. Open the Project Browser 1. For in-depth coverage of projectrelated topics. which is the result of completing the 12 lessons in this tutorial. and shading options. view. Take a few minutes to explore the Views flyout and the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar before continuing with this tutorial. New 2005 Project is a default project you can use. but you want to work in metric units in this tuto- rial. use the cross-references provided throughout the exercise. you work with two key components of the project environment: the Project Browser and the Project Navigator. a summary of key project terms and concepts is presented in “Summary of Project Concepts” on page 18. Exercise 3: Exploring the Sample Project This exercise introduces you to the terms and concepts that are essential to working in a project environment by exploring the contents and structure of a sample project. you perform all project-specific tasks. open a metric template before continuing with this exercise. As you explore the sample project. click Project Browser. you opened two additional toolbars that you use throughout this tutorial. In the Project Browser. For more information. The building model is made up of two types of drawing files: constructs and elements. This exercise introduces you to these key project components. optional bitmap image. On the File menu. the exercises in this tutorial reference the Navigation toolbar for access to zoom. Reports are made up of views and plot sheets. organizing. Conceptually. 8. that button becomes the lead button for that flyout on the toolbar. Unless you have added and selected another project.

folder on your local system.exe. Click OK in the message box. When you close the Project Browser. The project is contained in a self-extracting file. Select the project environment in which to work 12. and select it as the project in which to work. browse to c:\program files\autodesk architectural desktop 2005\tutorial\architectural desktop\tutorial sample project\metric. you extract the Tutorial Sample Project. click Open the Tutorial Sample Project 4. click Browse and navigate to my documents\autodesk\my projects. 7. Minimize Autodesk Architectural Desktop. and click Unzip. Double-click TutorialSample. In the Project Navigator title bar. You also use the project selector to select the project environment in which to work. the project files are extracted to the default temp to close the Project Navigator. In Windows® Explorer. the Project Navigator displays automatically. click Project Browser. 11. A message indicates the number of project files that were unzipped as part of this dataset. however. On the File menu. The project selector displays the projects you have created in Architectural Desktop. Next. Click Close to close the Project Browser. 8. browse to it. 3. and allows you to browse to locations where projects are stored. 5. 2. When you double-click the file. NOTE If you extract the files without specifying a location. 6. the extraction software opens. you need to extract this project before you can view it in the Project Navigator. In this exercise. the tutorial files may be in a different location. and click Close to close the extraction software. you use the Project Navigator to explore the Tutorial Sample Project. Lesson 1: Setting up Your Project Environment | 11 . Click OK.Below the project navigation toolbar is the project selector. 9. Restore Autodesk Architectural Desktop. 10. Verify that Overwrite files without prompting is cleared. In the Self-Extractor dialog box. Contact your network administrator or CAD manager for the location of the tutorial files. If you are using Architectural Desktop in a network environment.

and Tutorial Sample Project. The current project is New 2005 Project. In the Project Browser. Metric. and click Set Project Current. you select the “current” project from your existing projects.13. browse to the Tutorial Sample Project by double-clicking each of these folders: Tutorial Projects. click Yes. and the project image is not displayed. such as adding constructs. are done within the current project environment. and all project operations that you perform. As a result. Only one project can be current at any time. Next. Tutorial Sample Project is displayed in the project selector. you need to re-path the project to update the external reference paths. the project-dependent files (bulletin board. You can also double-click a project to make it current. the bulletin board is the default Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2005 bulletin board. When you move a project. 14. 12 | Getting Started with Projects . When prompted to re-path the project. 15. you select Tutorial Sample Project as your current project. image. When you want to work on a project. In the Project Browser. and default templates) do not re-path automatically. right-click Tutorial Sample Project. NOTE If you installed the tutorial content to a non-default location.

If the Project Navigator is not displayed. click Project Navigator Palette on the Window menu. you view the Project tab. Stop. and Project Home. Verify that the Project tab is displayed. such as your company’s home page or a project Web site. The navigation toolbar below the bulletin board includes icons for Back. The tabs correspond to the main phases of project creation: defining general project information. The Project Navigator has four tabs on which you can enter project data. the HTML page is included for the purpose of illustration only. and creating building documentation (views and sheets). creating building data.Tutorial Sample Project is set as the current project environment. 16. you can link it to an Internet home page. The current project is displayed in bold text in the project selector. The right window of the Project Browser is the project bulletin board. 18. and project description that were entered when the project was created. View project information in the Project Navigator 17. Lesson 1: Setting up Your Project Environment | 13 . project number. Verify that the Project Navigator is displayed. you cannot navigate outside the project home page. The project header displays the project name. project image. When you create a project. Refresh. Forward. In this sample project. The Project Navigator is displayed. It displays an HTML page that is linked to the project. Next. Click Close to close the Project Browser.

the Partitions folder contains individual construct drawings. For example. In this sample project. 23. Under the Constructs folder. Levels are the floors in your building model. locate the Architectural folder and the Structural folder at the next level in the hierarchy.West Wing. levels and divisions create a framework that allows you to label unique portions of your building model. such as Building Outline and Partitions. Click 02 Floor Partitions.Define building divisions and levels on the Project tab. In the next lesson. By default. notice the categories that have been established. The Project tab is where you enter information that pertains to your whole project. Create. and organize constructs on the Constructs tab. Together. the constructs are categorized by discipline: Architectural and Structural. such as the levels and divisions that make up your building model. Locate the Partitions folder. The sample project in this tutorial consists of six levels (five floors and a roof level). If Detail is displayed below the Constructs tree. Next. click construct in the Preview window. Categories help you organize the various parts of your building project. you create a new project and establish a set of categories to be used throughout the project. a new project consists of one level and one division. Explore constructs and construct categories 19. You can add and modify levels and divisions throughout the life of the project. Constructs are the main building blocks of a building model. The Architectural folder and the Structural folder represent construct categories. As you explore the sample project in this exercise. 21. to display a preview of the 02 Floor Partitions 14 | Getting Started with Projects . you could have an office structure in your building named First Floor . edit. Each discipline category contains subcategories. Like the other folders at this level of the sample project. 20. and a single division. you explore how levels and divisions are used to label constructs. 22. Click the Constructs tab. divisions are the wings.

Under Assignments. Level 02. Preview two or three constructs from different categories. the more beneficial proper categorization becomes in organizing and managing the building model data. Elements are a separate type of project component and are explored next. 24. Spanning constructs. Later in this exercise. Lesson 1: Setting up Your Project Environment | 15 . such as Typical Floor Shell. are assigned to multiple levels. Most projects require that each level and division be represented by multiple constructs. The more complex your building project. For example. 27.A construct is a drawing that represents a unique portion of the building model. and click Properties. the Typical Floor Shell construct. Right-click 02 Floor Partitions. you can easily create specific views of your building project. By describing each portion of your building model as a unique construct. not including the Elements folder. notice that the 02 Floor Partitions construct is assigned to Division 1. and the 02 Floor Slab construct. you explore views that have been created using the constructs on the Constructs tab. 26. Click Cancel. and is assigned to a specific level and division within the project. 25. Any number of constructs may be assigned to the same portion of the building. the second floor of the sample project is made up of the 02 Floor Partitions construct.

A construct has a level and division assignment. You could. create a second-floor plan or an exterior elevation view. 03 Floor Partitions. so it has no level or division assignment. The Elements folder on the Constructs tab. To create a view. and which type of view you wish to generate. the Typical Core element was drawn once and referenced into four constructs: 01 Floor Partitions. an element is a repeating design object in the building model that is referenced into multiple constructs. Elements are the smallest building blocks within a project. for example. 16 | Getting Started with Projects . 02 Floor Partitions. Click the Views tab. To place an element on a specific floor and division. you can begin creating views. scroll to the Elements folder. A view references one or more constructs to present a specific view of the building project. On the Constructs tab. you need to reference the element into a construct. An element is a repeating component in the building model. Usually. 30. Explore views and view categories After the structure of the project is defined and constructs are created and assigned to levels and divisions. In the sample project. and 04 Floor Partitions. 29. you decide what portion of the building you wish to see. Click Typical Core to display a preview of this element. You could also create a composite 3D view of the building model.Explore elements 28.

and can be used to add annotation data to the project. click to display a preview of the 01 Floor Plan view. and organize specific views of the building model on the Views tab. and then drag the view onto a plot sheet. For example. Plot sheets reference views. you can also add annotation to plot sheets. If Detail is displayed below the Views tree. edit. Lesson 1: Setting up Your Project Environment | 17 . the building outline construct assigned to level 01. assign numbers to sheet views. and all constructs assigned to that level are referenced into the view automatically. You can also create sheet subsets. 33. you can create and manage the plotting sheets for a project. 31. such as creating a sheet table of contents or publishing the sheet set. much like you added annotation in model space in previous releases of Architectural Desktop. 01 Floor Partitions. you select the level for which you want to create the view. You work with the project sheet set. In the sample project. Typical Floor Outline. modify. Typical Floor Shell. and 01 Floor Slab. which automatically referenced all constructs that were assigned to level 01: Typical Floor Outline. You can also include additional constructs as needed.Create. and can perform tasks that affect the entire sheet set. which you want to see in the 01 floor plan. much like you added annotation in paper space in previous releases of the software. you can produce sheets for presentation or preliminary design documentation as well. created a layout and a viewport. the plot sheets represent a set of construction documents for your building project. You can add annotation to a view. open sheet views. or delete sheets in the project. On the Sheets tab of the Project Navigator. 32. and add. When you create a view. you externally referenced all the drawings. you create a view. you can exclude individual constructs that are assigned to the portion of the building model for which you are generating the view. In your own projects. was excluded. Views reference the appropriate constructs according to their location within the building. There is also a Mechanical category that contains a completed consultant drawing. click 01 Floor Plan. such as a structural framing construct assigned to another floor. With the Project Navigator. As shown next. Categories help you organize the various parts of your building model and the reports that are generated from it. Click the Sheets tab. and adjusted the viewport scale and layers. in 01 Floor Plan. Notice that the views for the sample project have been categorized based on architectural features and the interior and exterior views of the building model. when you created a plot sheet. Explore sheets Traditionally. When you create a view of the building model. The 01 Floor Plan view was created by selecting level 01. Column Grid. Under Interior.

Notice that the Sheet Set View displays the hierarchy of sheets and sheet subsets for the sample project. Under Architectural\Plans. double-click A102 02 Floor Plan to open the sheet in the drawing area. and title marks to the plot sheet. Optionally. allowing them to be used for different purposes in the building model. For example. windows. 38. the following actions take place: ■ ■ ■ The view drawing is externally referenced into the plot sheet drawing’s model space. while being introduced to the terms and concepts that are essential to working within a project environment. they have different properties. After the sheet was added to the project. you accessed the Tutorial Sample Project. Examine the overall building dimensions. Using the Project Browser. On the File menu. you explored the Tutorial Sample Project. The dimensions in this drawing were added to the view. and Sheets. such as schedule tags and tables. and selected it as the project environment in which to work. click to close the Project Navigator. In this exercise. and click No when prompted to save the drawing. dimensions. doors. 34. A viewport is created on the current layout. Summary of Project Concepts The building model is created exclusively from constructs and elements.Create. click Close to close the sheet. you viewed the organization and contents of the default project categories: Constructs. The relationships among these project components can be summarized as follows: Within a project. 36. 37. In the Project Navigator. Elements. edit. and other structural and architectural objects that make up the building. Whether to create annotation on plot sheets or in views is a decision you should make based on your workflow and individual needs. Examine the view displayed in the sheet. and organize plot sheets on the Sheets tab. you could add annotation. and views are referenced into sheets. constructs are referenced into views. While both constructs and elements are drawing files. Views. Constructs and elements are drawing files that hold all of the walls. In the Project Navigator title bar. A layer snapshot may be applied. and titles are placed in views. scaled according to the settings held in the view’s properties. using Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2005 callout tools creates a workflow in which annotation. 18 | Getting Started with Projects . tags. This sheet contains an external reference to the 02 Floor Plan view. elements are referenced into constructs. the 02 Floor Plan view was dragged onto a paper space layout in the A102 02 Floor Plan sheet. When you drag a view from the Project Navigator onto a paper space layout in a sheet. 35.

Constructs are the main building blocks of a building model. views and plot sheets put these pieces back together. elements are not referenced directly into views. or a combination of both. a typical core element could be used in several levels of a multi-story building. the drawing is saved within the project structure. Exercise 3 in this lesson covers key concepts that are essential to understanding how to work within a project environment. Views are referenced into sheets. you generate a project file that stores project-wide settings and folders that contain the various drawing files that make up the project. When you create a view of the building model. You can modify the contents of the view to exclude individual constructs that are assigned to the selected level. you could set up a view that references the Framing subcategory. and all constructs assigned to that level are referenced into the view automatically. for a complete view of all framing constructs in your building. Elements are discrete. A view is dragged onto a sheet in paper space and is automatically referenced into model space. external references to elements. The level and division assignments for a construct define its exact location in the building model. the first floor of a commercial building could consist of an exterior shell construct. where they can be further annotated and plotted. you reference all of your elements into appropriate constructs. the view is updated automatically when you regenerate it. and the viewport has the display properties specified by the view. and plotting information. While constructs and elements break down the building model into its component parts. and a first-floor interior partitions construct. For example. The sheets reference views that you have previously established for the model. Typically. When you work within a project environment. In this tutorial. Typically. For example. If you add more framing drawings to the Framing category later. thereby referencing all drawing files from that category. and an elevator element inserted as an external reference. When you create a project. For example. when you create or edit a drawing. annotation. a stair element could be used in several locations within a building. reusable pieces of the building model. The viewport created on the sheet is scaled to match the scale specified by the drawing source view. or to include additional constructs that are not assigned to the selected level. A construct can contain drawing objects. If you have not completed exercise 3. Because an element has no level or division assignment. When you “assemble” constructs into floor plan views or elevation views. such as walls and doors. it is placed at an elevation of 0 because it has no assigned level and division to determine its insertion point. Working in a project environment is different than working with individual drawings containing architectural objects. Each of these constructs would be assigned to the first level and the main division of the project. Constructs are referenced into views. making it span the entire building. where they are inserted in their assigned locations in the building model and annotated. you can set up your view draw- ings even if you have not yet drawn all of the constructs you need to reference. NOTE The sample project in this tutorial is set up in a project environment. Similarly. Sheets are used to plot plans of your building model. The exterior shell construct would be assigned to all levels and divisions of the project. you need to reference the element into a construct to place the element on a specific floor and division within the building.Elements are the smallest building blocks in a project. They contain objects that may be used in many areas of the building. Annotation is added to the sheets to clarify and record final design decisions and reference together the complete set of construction documents. Exercise 4: Creating a New Project This exercise shows how to create a new project. a first-floor core construct can contain core walls drawn directly in the construct. They define unique portions of the building by linking the project levels (floors) and divisions (wings). you work within a project environment as you develop and document your building model. If an element is referenced into a view. you can establish a project-wide structure and settings to help you work effectively across design teams. a first-floor core construct. TIP By using construct categories as a selection criterion when you create views. Lesson 1: Setting up Your Project Environment | 19 . their level and division assignments determine their insertion points in the views. therefore. you are strongly encouraged to do so before continuing in this exercise. and you create constructs for everything you want to include in a view. you select the level for which you want to create the view. For example.

the Tutorial Projects and Metric folders have not been created. click 4. Project Image allows you to select a bitmap file to display in the Project Browser. specify the settings: ■ ■ ■ .Create a new project 1. When you click to enter Description. you define its settings. On the File menu. In the lower left corner of the Project Browser. It is strongly recommended that you use my documents\autodesk\my projects\tutorial projects\metric as your default project location. In the project selector on the left side of the Project Browser. use Windows® Explorer to create these folders under my documents\autodesk\my projects before continuing with this exercise. Enter Sample project for Architectural Desktop Tutorial for Description. such as name. NOTE If you installed Architectural Desktop content to a non-default location. or to add a new project. description. Enter the descriptive text. ■ Accept the defaults for Bulletin Board and Project Image. On the Add Project worksheet. 2. If you are using the metric version of the software. the default paths for the templates and databases will differ from those shown in the illustration above. Accept the defaults for the databases. Otherwise. In this case. browse to a project folder on your local system. and default templates. Enter 001A2005 for Number. accept the default settings for the seven templates. You can use the Project Browser to select an existing project in which to work (as you did in the previous exercise). 20 | Getting Started with Projects . Enter Small Office Building for Name. When you add a project. a separate editing window opens. select metric templates. NOTE If you did not extract the Tutorial Sample Project in the previous exercise. ■ ■ ■ Accept the default value (No) for Prefix Filenames with Project Number. click Project Browser. number. and click OK. Bulletin Board allows you to link the project to your company home page or project Web site. 3.

Add data for any of the detail items you choose. and a default HTML page displays in the bulletin board area. The project header contains the project name. 6. Several default categories containing lists of detail items are set up for you. You can also delete the default categories and detail items. Click Close to close the Project Browser. while being introduced to the terms and concepts that are essential to working within a project environment.Add project details 5. 7. You also explored the Tutorial Sample Project. Small Office Building is set as the current project environment automatically. A default project bitmap displays in the project header. you can collect contact information for contractors or track project changes. For example. Click OK twice to close the Project Details worksheet and to finish adding the new project. and product description you entered when you created the project. project number. The Project Details worksheet is displayed. and you selected it as your current project Lesson 1: Setting up Your Project Environment | 21 . 8. The detailed project information you enter can be used for a variety of purposes. click Edit. In this lesson. Next to Project Details. You can add data for any of the detail items that are listed. You then created the project in which you work throughout this tutorial. or you can create your own categories and detail items. you imported a set of project-specific tools and opened two additional toolbars to prepare for your work on the sample project in this tutorial.

drawing files are linked by a project file. and add annotation. you progressively add architectural and structural components of the building model to create the same constructs and elements you viewed in the Tutorial Sample Project. When you have completed the building model. 22 | Getting Started with Projects . you create views. and any drawing created in the project environment is edited and saved within the project structure. assemble the views on sheets. In the remainder of this tutorial. You work in the Project Navigator for the remainder of the tutorial to develop and document your building model.environment. When you work in a project environment. Next. add schedules. you define the building elevations in the Project Navigator.

If you did not complete lesson 1. double-click the default value. and click When Auto-Adjust Elevation is selected.Lesson 2: Setting up Your Project This lesson shows how to define building levels and add categories to the Small Office Building project. With the Project Navigator open. You begin by defining the building’s vertical segments. you define building elevations and categories for the new project using the Project Navigator. 2. In this lesson. Verify that Auto-Adjust Elevation is selected. For example. Click in the Levels title bar. This exercise uses the project you created in lesson 1. Enter 01 Floor for Description. each new level takes its floor elevation from the height of the level below it. As a default. the first level is already present in each new project. click the Project tab. you used the Project Browser to create the new project. do so before beginning this exercise. IMPORTANT Before you begin this exercise. enter Ground Floor. As you set up a new project. In the last lesson. 3. and then adjust its properties: 6. verify that you are working in a metric environment. Verify that Floor to Floor Height is 3810. to add the third level. you work with two key components of the project environment: the Project Browser and the Project Navigator. When you assemble a multi-level view from these constructs. which is the focus of your work throughout the remainder of this tutorial. Adjust the properties for the first level: ■ ■ ■ ■ Under Name. Adjust the properties for the second level: ■ ■ ■ Under Name. the level assignment for each referenced construct is used as the Z coordinate insertion point for the construct. to add a new level. 5. Under Description.exe for this exercise. each construct is referenced at its level height. when creating multi-level views. and their floor elevations. Click Lesson 2: Setting up Your Project | 23 . The first level has a floor elevation of zero and represents the ground floor. Enter 2 for ID. or levels. This exercise shows how to use the Project Navigator to define the number of levels. 4. If you have not extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. you work in the Project Navigator to create and document your building model. their floor-to-floor heights. double-click the default value. For step-by-step instructions. The additions you make to your project environment and building model in this lesson lay the groundwork for developing your design in the lessons that follow. you must use dataset m_adt5_L02. and enter G. and enter 01. Verify that ID is 1. Exercises in this lesson: ■ ■ Exercise 1: Defining Building Levels Exercise 2: Categorizing Portions of Your Project Exercise 1: Defining Building Levels After you have created and selected the current project environment in the Project Browser. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. Each construct in a building model is assigned to one or more levels. Create new levels 1.

The name of the level is the unique identifier of the level that is used when assigning constructs. Enter 02 Floor for Description. Add the fourth level. there are four default folders: Constructs. Next. their names. In this exercise. 7. and enter 02. Then. IDs. and Sheets. The level ID can be used in schedules. elements. and views. 9. their floor-to-floor heights. such as Building Outline. and adjust its properties: ■ ■ ■ Under Name. Elements. Within the project folder. You can create categories and subcategories directly in the Project Navigator. double-click the default value. You determine the number of categories and subcategories. and the scheme for naming them. Enter 5 for ID. Click OK. Views. Partitions. double-click the default value.■ ■ ■ Under Name. Verify that the level properties are correct: 10. and their floor elevations. You create some of these constructs as you work through the exercises in this tutorial. Enter Roof for Description. within each category. You can add and remove levels at any time during a project. you create the categories that are used to organize all the project files you work with in this tutorial. This ensures that the views are based upon the updated level information. Enter 4 for ID. you create construct categories by discipline: Architectural and Structural. and enter R. and descriptions. 24 | Getting Started with Projects . based on your project-specific needs. and adjust its properties: ■ ■ ■ Under Name. This exercise shows how to create the categories that are used to organize the project files for the Small Office Building project. each building project has a project folder. To help you organize your building model data and reports. and Shell. to hold the relevant constructs. you create subcategories. which bears the name of the project. The project is updated with the new level information. You defined the number of levels. you can create categories and subcategories for constructs. Exercise 2: Categorizing Portions of Your Project As you have seen. 11. For this project. If you are prompted to regenerate views in the project. double-click the default value. Add the fifth level. and enter 03. categories are sets of folders in a tree structure within a project that allow you to organize your project files. You can also organize the plotting sheets for your project by creating sheet subsets. you added the levels for your building project. At the highest level in this tree structure. Enter 03 Floor for Description. others are added to the appropriate categories when you update your project files. Enter 3 for ID. 8. click Yes.

and click New ➤ Category. This exercise shows how to create the two major construct categories you use in this tutorial. 9. and add a category named Column Grid. 2. If you did not complete lesson 1. 5. If you have not extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. Click at the bottom of the Constructs tab. 6. and enter Structural for the name of the category. you must use dataset m_adt5_L02. Select the Structural folder. and add a category named Building Outline. 3. The Architectural subcategory under the Constructs category. Select the Architectural folder. and press ENTER. Create categories for constructs The tree structure for the new project does not contain any construct categories or subcategories in which to place the constructs that are added throughout this tutorial. Enter Architectural for the category name. Add another category under Structural.exe for this exercise. and name it Slabs. Add two more categories under Architectural. 10. 4. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2.IMPORTANT This exercise uses the project you created in lesson 1. 8. Follow the same process to add another category under Constructs. For step-by-step instructions. do so before beginning this exercise. click the Constructs tab. and name them Partitions and Shell. 1. Verify that the Constructs categories are correct: Lesson 2: Setting up Your Project | 25 . Select the Constructs folder. Architectural and Structural. and how to add their subcategories. With the Project Navigator open. 7. You can also right-click the Constructs folder.

Add another category under Views. right-click and click Rename. move. and add a category named Exterior. Although you can create subcategories under the Elements category. Click the Views tab. pressing DELETE. To make changes. Rename a category by clicking the current name. and enter the new name. and then clicking it again to enter a new name. You can also select the category. or delete a category: ■ ■ ■ Move a category by dragging it to a new location. the software prompts you to re-path when you switch to a different project. or if you change the name or location of individual constructs and elements. 14. Create categories for views 12. Delete a category by selecting the category.11. 13. NOTE If you rename. 15. Select the Views folder. Verify that the Views categories are correct: 26 | Getting Started with Projects . you create categories for views. they are not needed for the Small Office Building project because it uses only one element. and clicking Yes to confirm the deletion. rename. right-click and click Delete. You can also select the category. and name it Interior. you can move. you change the external references within your project. and click Yes to confirm the deletion. If you make name and location changes. If you make name or location changes and do not re-path the project. Next. or delete a category that contains constructs or elements. you need to update the external references throughout the project by clicking the Repath Xref icon ( ) at the bottom of the Constructs tab.

you can use categories as a selection criterion. views. Using construct categories in this way can help ensure that all members of a project team reference the proper files. refer to step 11. Next. You can organize the plotting drawings for your project by creating sheet subsets in the Sheet Set View. you could set up a view that references the Framing subcategory. thereby referencing all drawing files from that category. or sheets. the view is updated automatically when you regenerate it. In this lesson. If you add more framing drawings to the Framing category later. These folders hold the constructs and views that you create directly. elements. Lesson 2: Setting up Your Project | 27 . The structure of your project is set up. When you create views of your building data. you begin developing your building model. Categories help you organize your project files.16. If you need to make changes. For example. By defining elevations. for a complete view of all framing constructs in your building. whether they are constructs. you defined the elevations for your building model and added categories to the project. Categorizing constructs also gives you additional labels for the constructs that can be used when generating views. you established the values that are used to “assemble” the building model when you create views later. The categories and subcategories you created are folders within the project folder that are used to organize the drawings that make up your project. or that you add through project file updates later in this tutorial.

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If you have not extracted the dataset. allowing them to be displayed accurately in all views without any redrawing. Finally. you convert one of the exterior brick walls to a curtain wall. you used the Project Navigator to set up the structure of your project. click the Constructs tab. Under Constructs\Architectural\Shell. The primary difference between a standard wall and a curtain wall is that curtain walls are made up of grids. and stairs. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. see “Lesson 1: Setting up Your Project Environment” on page 5. With the Project Navigator open. and floor line. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. for you to use in creating a building model. do so before beginning this exercise. In the dataset that accompanies this exercise. you use tools to develop your building model design. You can also control how their component parts display on your screen. you work in the Project Navigator to create constructs for your building model. 2. a preliminary first floor building shell is provided. which have horizontal and vertical divisions. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L03. and several exterior brick walls. slabs.exe. . such as walls. You adjust the length of the converted curtain wall to meet the existing angled curtain wall. For more information. and you use the Project Navigator to create and edit various constructs and elements within your project. These objects are organized as tools on palettes. In part 2. The ground floor shell consists of one curtain wall. you overlay the ground floor building outline to confirm that the curtain walls are located properly. you can continue with this exercise. doors. In this part of the tutorial. The tool palette that you added in lesson 1 contains the basic object tools needed to complete these lessons. double-click Ground Floor Shell to open it in the drawing area. This lesson focuses on adding and modifying curtain walls to complete the building shell. Design objects have several inherent graphical representations. Using the curtain wall tool on the Tutorial tool palette. Lessons in this part: ■ ■ ■ ■ Lesson 3: Designing the Building Shell Lesson 4: Laying out the Building Core Lesson 5: Refining the Building Core Lesson 6: Finishing the Building Core Lesson 3: Designing the Building Shell In part 1 of this tutorial. roof line. such as a baseline. Convert a wall to a curtain wall 1. Exercises in this lesson: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Exercise 1: Adding a Curtain Wall Exercise 2: Adding an Entrance Using a Tool Exercise 3: Creating an Entrance from a Sketch Exercise 4: Modifying a Curtain Wall Exercise 5: Assigning Materials to the Building Shell Exercise 1: Adding a Curtain Wall This exercise shows how to add curtain walls to a drawing using a curtain wall tool.Developing Your Building Model Design Autodesk® Architectural Desktop provides three-dimensional (3D) design objects. For step-by-step instructions. Curtain walls have some of the same components as standard walls.

and click Apply Tool Properties to ➤ Walls. Select the long. right-click Tutorial-Curtain Wall. Enter y (Yes) to erase the layout geometry. 7. 9. Right-click. do so before continuing in this exercise. Right-click. see “Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools” on page 5. Hover the cursor over the left end of the curtain wall to locate its Lengthen grip. and press ENTER. Notice that the curtain wall is already aligned properly with the brick wall. rear exterior brick wall at the top of the drawing area. Adjust the left end of the curtain wall to meet the angled curtain wall: ■ ■ ■ Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar.3. Unlike other wall objects in Architectural Desktop. ■ ■ Click the Lengthen grip. Enter b (Baseline) to align the curtain wall along the baseline of the existing wall. and move the cursor to the left slightly until the ends of the two curtain walls meet. 10. and click Deselect All to turn off the wall grips. Adjust the length of the curtain wall 8. Select the new curtain wall. On the Tutorial tool palette. when adding curtain walls that intersect. 5. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. For step-by-step instructions. and press ENTER. The exterior brick wall is converted to a curtain wall. curtain walls do not clean up automatically when they intersect other walls. and click Deselect All to turn off the wall grips. and press ENTER. 11. 6. 4. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar to zoom to the extents of the drawing. 30 | Developing Your Building Model Design . Typically. NOTE If you have not added the Tutorial tool palette to your tool palette set. you apply an edge condition or miter the walls to join the curtain wall segments. and zoom in to the area around the left end of the new curtain wall. and zoom in to the area around the right end of the new curtain wall.

If you have not extracted the dataset. 12. You can also click at the bottom right of the drawing area to display the Xref Manager dialog box. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. 16. you add an entrance to the front of the building. right-click Ground Floor Outline. zoom in to the left end of the new curtain wall to view it with the referenced building outline. Reference the building outline into the ground floor shell To verify that your walls are located properly. Next. This icon is displayed only when xrefs exist in the current drawing. and click Detach. and how to change the door swing using grips. you added a curtain wall to the ground floor building shell using the curtain wall tool. On the Project Navigator under Constructs\Architectural\Building Outline. The building outline runs along the exterior edge of the brick walls and the interior edge of the curtain wall. right-click. Using and on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar.exe. Detach the building outline xref 14. In this case. select Ground Floor Outline. and click Xref Overlay. 13. The building outline is no longer referenced into the first floor shell. 15. the curtain wall would be attached to the brick wall. Lesson 3: Designing the Building Shell | 31 . In the drawing area. The building outline runs along the interior edge of the curtain walls. 17. and click Xref Manager. Typically. the Ground Floor Outline construct provides the verification you need.The interior of the curtain wall is flush with the end of the brick wall. Exercise 2: Adding an Entrance Using a Tool This exercise shows how to add an entrance to the front of the building with the door/window assembly tool. Click OK. Save the Ground Floor Shell drawing. and an edge condition would be applied to accommodate the connection. do so before beginning this exercise. For step-by-step instructions. In this exercise. In the Xref Manager dialog box. select the building outline. you can reference in a construct or element. you can continue with this exercise. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L03. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2.

4. NOTE If you have not added the Tutorial tool palette to your tool palette set. 8. and select the Intersection snap point that displays. Select the door in the assembly to display its grips. Open the Ground Floor Shell drawing: ■ ■ If you completed exercise 1 in this lesson. you add the entrance with the doors opening inward. 9. click the Constructs tab. 3. On the Tutorial tool palette. or if you prefer to use a supplied drawing. Move the cursor to the right along the interior of the curved wall. If you did not complete exercise 1. With the Project Navigator open. and press ENTER twice. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. the entrance would be inserted with the doors opening outward. If you positioned the cursor on the exterior of the wall. see “Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools” on page 5. The entrance is added to the curved wall. and zoom in to the area where the left end of the curved wall segment meets the short wall segment. Move the cursor over the intersection of the curved wall and the short wall segment at the exterior corner. and hover the cursor over the grips to display the Flip grip. 2.Add a front entrance 1. Change the door swing 10. 6. on the Object Snap toolbar to snap to an intersection. 11. Click on the Object Snap toolbar. Select the curved wall. For step-by-step instructions. do so before continuing in this exercise. Zoom in to the area around the door/window assembly. Click on the Zoom flyout of the Navigation toolbar to prepare for this exercise. the Ground Floor Shell drawing is open. Click 7. By positioning the cursor on the interior of the curved wall. enter 16000. 5. 32 | Developing Your Building Model Design . double-click Ground Floor Shell under Constructs\Exercise 02. click Tutorial-Door/Window Assembly.

If you did not complete the previous exercises. and convert the sketch to a window assembly. Exercise 3: Creating an Entrance from a Sketch This exercise. on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L03. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. using a sketch as the basis for creating a door/window assembly object. With the Project Navigator open. you use this opening to sketch the design of the entrance. or if you prefer to use a supplied drawing. 2. Click 4. Then. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. 6. Open the Ground Floor Shell drawing: ■ ■ If you completed the previous exercises in this lesson. 3. you begin by merging cells in the curtain wall to form an opening for the entrance. you can continue with this exercise. do so before beginning this exercise. Click 5. and click Deselect All to turn off the door grips. For step-by-step instructions. Right-click. Next. you added an entrance to the front of the building using a door/window assembly tool. the Ground Floor Shell drawing is open. right-click. in conjunction with exercise 4. double-click Ground Floor Shell under Constructs\Exercise 03. you add an entrance to the rear of the building. Click the Flip grip to change the door swing. Save all open project drawings. Lesson 3: Designing the Building Shell | 33 . you add a door to the window assembly. and click Infill ➤ Show Markers. and insert the door/ window assembly in the curtain wall using an override. The door swing is flipped so that the doors open outward. and zoom in to the area around the curtain wall. 14. Select the curtain wall. 13. and then used the Flip grip to reverse the door swing. In this exercise. Add an opening in the curtain wall for an entrance 1. If you have not extracted the dataset.exe. Displaying the cell markers makes selecting individual cells of the curtain wall easier. In exercise 4. In this exercise. click the Constructs tab. on the Views flyout on the Navigation toolbar.12. shows how to make a simple door/window assembly to use as the entrance in the rear curtain wall. Click in the lower-right corner of the drawing area to turn off the surface hatch on the bricks.

10. The two cells are merged. ]. 9. 8. Select the cell marker to the right of the cell you just selected. right-click. click wall frame at the lower right. 11. Select the curtain wall. and click Infill ➤ Hide Markers. The eight cells are merged. and click Infill ➤ Merge. Select the inside corner of the opening at the upper left. Locate the cell identified with the number 1 in this isometric view. Click on the Views flyout on the Navigation toolbar to view the curtain wall in a back elevation view. . right-click. Press ENTER to repeat the last command. Click on the Shapes toolbar to draw a rectangle in the curtain wall opening. Select the cell marker for the merged cell. right-click. 16.7. Sketch the linework for the entrance 13. and then select the cell marker to its right. 15. Select the curtain wall. 34 | Developing Your Building Model Design . Repeat steps 10 and 11 five more times to merge a total of eight cells. and select its cell marker [ The number 1 identifies this cell as the first one to be merged. 14. Select the curtain wall. and then select the bottom of the curtain 17. 12. and click Isolate Objects ➤ Isolate Selected Objects.

21. add seven vertical lines to represent the divisions of the window assembly 600 mm apart. the curtain wall will be included in the selection set. IMPORTANT Use a window selection that includes only the linework you added. 19. In the rectangle. and press ENTER twice. and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Explode. Enter 600 for Column offset. Enter 0 for Row offset. and the software will apply the properties of the door/window assembly tool to the curtain wall. Do not use a crossing window. and click Apply Tool Properties to ➤ Elevation Sketch. You can now select the individual line segments that make up the rectangle. do so before continuing in this exercise. enter 2100. On the Tutorial tool palette. NOTE If you have not added the Tutorial tool palette to your tool palette set. Convert the sketch to a window assembly 20. Right-click. Select the rectangle. ■ ■ ■ ■ Select the bottom line of the rectangle. and press ENTER. which is drawn from right to left. verify that Rectangular Array is selected. Move the cursor up. Click OK. For step-by-step instructions. Lesson 3: Designing the Building Shell | 35 . and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Array. The Explode command breaks a compound object into its component objects.18. and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Copy. The sketch of the entrance is complete. right-click Tutorial-Door/Window Assembly. ■ ■ Right-click. If you use a crossing window. and press ENTER. In the Array dialog box. Select the bottom line of the rectangle as the basepoint. draw a window selection box to select only the sketch. Enter 8 for Columns. ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Select the left vertical line of the rectangle. see “Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools” on page 5. Enter 1 for Rows. Add one horizontal line 2100 mm from the bottom of the rectangle. Right-click. Working from left to right.

and move it above the curtain wall. Select the curtain wall. In the New Door/Window Assembly Style dialog box. Open the Ground Floor Shell drawing: ■ ■ If you completed the previous exercises in this lesson. or if you prefer to use a supplied drawing. Select the bottom segment of the rectangle for the baseline. enter Custom for New Name. click the Constructs tab. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. If you have not extracted the dataset. sketched an elevation view of an entrance. right-click. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. double-click Ground Floor Shell under Constructs\Exercise 04. 27. 3. 25. Save the design rules to a style 26. right-click. In your own work. and modify the curtain wall to accept the door/window assembly. 36 | Developing Your Building Model Design . Exercise 4: Modifying a Curtain Wall This exercise shows how to add a door to the window assembly you created in the last exercise. Enter y (Yes). The window assembly is created from the sketch. you merged cells in the rear curtain wall to form an opening. Select the window assembly. you may prefer to leave sketches in your drawings.22. In the Save Changes dialog box. click New. 29. In this exercise. For step-by-step instructions. If you did not complete the previous exercises. Next. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L03. Modify the window assembly elements to match the curtain wall elements 1. Save all open project drawings. and press ENTER to remove the sketch from the drawing. how to save the door/window assembly to a style. 23. and used a tool to convert the sketch to a window assembly. and click Infill ➤ Show Markers. and how to add the door/window assembly to the curtain wall as an override to a curtain wall cell. so that they are available for modification later. 2. Right-click. 30. you add a door to complete the entrance. Select the door/window assembly. do so before beginning this exercise. Click OK twice. With the Project Navigator open. 24. 28.exe. the Ground Floor Shell drawing is open. you can continue with this exercise. and click Deselect All to turn off the grips. and the sketch is removed from the drawing. and click Design Rules ➤ Save to Style.

Create a door opening in a window assembly 14. 7. Select the window assembly. 8. click the Design Rules tab. Lesson 3: Designing the Building Shell | 37 . and click Design Rules ➤ Transfer to Object. You use the Double Door style as an override later in this exercise. click Infills. Click OK. With the window assembly selected. 12. The dimensions of the frames and mullions in the window assembly match those in the curtain wall. After you modify the assembly. In the left pane. 9. In the left pane. and click Infill ➤ Show Markers. enter 30 for Width. In the left pane. In the Style Properties dialog box. and enter 50 for Depth. You move the assembly away from the curtain wall for easier editing. 13. and erase this unanchored assembly from the drawing. 6. right-click. right-click. click Frames. 10. 4. Displaying cell markers makes selecting individual cells in the window assembly easier. and enter 30 for Depth. In the right pane. Select the window assembly above the curtain wall. you save the style to be inserted as an override in the curtain wall. In the right pane. and click Infill ➤ Merge. 5. Notice that the double door associated with the Tutorial-Door/Window Assembly tool style is copied into this style.The window assembly created in the previous exercise is not anchored to the curtain wall. 11. right-click. enter 50 for Width. and click Edit Door/Window Assembly Style. click Mullions. right-click. With the window assembly selected.

and then merge the two cells above the door opening in the window assembly. Click OK. Specify new door/window assembly as an infill option for the curtain wall Before you can insert the door/window assembly as an override to the cell in the curtain wall. right-click. Add a door to the window assembly 17. select Transfer Merge Operations to Style and Transfer Infill Overrides to Style. On the Save Changes worksheet. and click Infill ➤ Hide Markers. Select the cell marker [ to the right of it. 38 | Developing Your Building Model Design . On the Infill Assignment Override worksheet. right-click. TIP Zoom in to select the cell markers. Select the cell marker for the merged cell on the bottom. and click Infill ➤ Override Assignment. and then select the cell marker The two cells are merged to form an opening for a door. The new door/window assembly style is added to the Style Manager. select Bottom to remove the bottom frame of the window assembly where the door is being added. 16. and press ENTER.15. Click OK. if necessary. the Double Door infill is displayed on this list. the assembly must be assigned as an infill option for the curtain wall. 22. Select the window assembly. Select the frame of the door/window assembly. where it is available for use in other drawings. 20. 18. ] for the bottom cell that is fourth from the left. specify the properties: ■ Select Double Door for the Infill Element Definition. ■ ■ Under Frame Removal. 23. Select the door/window assembly. and click Design Rules ➤ Save to Style. Press ENTER to repeat the last command. The door is added to the window assembly. Because the Tutorial-Door/Window Assembly tool you used to convert the sketch has a double door defined as an infill in its style. Save the door/window assembly as a style 21. right-click. 19.

24. 30. Expand Door/Window Assembly Styles. Assign an override to insert the door/window assembly 29. and press ENTER. 32. select Bottom to remove the bottom frame of the curtain wall from where the door/ window assembly is being added. In the left pane. right-click. 35. In the Style Properties dialog box. and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Erase. Select the curtain wall. and select Custom. ■ Click OK. 25. and click OK. 28. 27. Select the curtain wall. Select the door/window assembly above the curtain wall. Click to add a new infill. and click Edit Curtain Wall Style. Lesson 3: Designing the Building Shell | 39 . right-click. click Infills. Select the curtain wall. and saved the door/window assembly as a style in the Style Manager. right-click. and click Infill ➤ Hide Markers. The door/window assembly is inserted in the curtain wall. You can also use grips to edit the curtain wall. Markers for the curtain wall and the door/window assembly can be turned on and used to make modifications to the completed curtain wall. you added a door to the window assembly. 31. Specify the properties for the infill: ■ ■ ■ Enter Tutorial-Entrance for Name. click the Design Rules tab. You also added the new entrance to the curtain wall as an override to a curtain wall cell. Save all open project drawings. 34. In this exercise. 26. 33. On the Infill Assignment Override worksheet. Under Frame Removal. Select the cell marker for the merged cell. right-click. Select Style for Infill Type. select Tutorial-Entrance for Infill Element Definition. and click Infill ➤ Override Assignment.

double-click Ground Floor Shell under Constructs\Exercise 05. the Ground Floor Shell drawing is open. Materials have been assigned to the curtain walls and brick walls to provide a realistic view of the objects. or if you prefer to use a supplied drawing. click the Constructs tab. 5. click Ground Floor Shell. click Style Manager. right-click Tutorial-Door/ Window Assembly. You define the display of a material. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L03. you can assign materials to the walls and door/window assemblies to create realistic rendered images of your design. Explore assigned materials 1. and click Re-import 'Hinged Double Center 900x2000 + Sidelights 600 (R) + Transom' Door/Window Assembly Style. You assign the materials through the object styles for the curtain wall and door/window assembly you added in the previous exercises. double-click Typical Floor Shell to open it in the drawing area.exe. If you did not complete the previous exercises. only once in the drawing or the drawing template. On the Tutorial tool palette. you need to re-import the style for the door/window assembly tool. Using a common set of materials provides centralized control of the display of objects across the drawing or the whole project.Exercise 5: Assigning Materials to the Building Shell After you have completed the building shell. 3. 2. If you have not extracted the dataset. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. Add materials to a drawing 4. and then assign it to any object component you want to display that material. Typically. Under Constructs\Architectural\Shell. do so before beginning this exercise.dwg. You can also drag and drop render materials between Architectural Desktop and Viz Render by accessing the Autodesk Viz Render Material Catalog in the Content Browser. Open the Ground Floor Shell drawing: ■ ■ If you completed the previous exercises in this lesson. you assign materials to components in object styles. you can continue with this exercise. Click on the Views flyout on the Navigation toolbar. You can also assign materials to the components of individual objects. Architectural Desktop provides a large number of predefined materials for all common design purposes. 40 | Developing Your Building Model Design . You also explore the building shell as a rendered image to view the assigned materials. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. To prepare for assigning materials. With the Project Navigator open. such as brick or glass. For step-by-step instructions. This exercise shows how to copy materials from the Typical Floor Shell drawing and apply the materials to the object components in the Ground Floor Shell. On the Windows menu. On the Format menu. so that you get started quickly with new drawings.

Glazing.Stainless Steel Curtain Wall for Default Mullion. 12.Glazing.Clear for Default Infill. and click Edit Door/Window Assembly Style. right-click. Select Doors & Windows. Select Doors & Windows. Click on the Views flyout on the Navigation toolbar. right-click. and click Isolate Objects ➤ End Isolation. and click Edit Curtain Wall Style.Steel. In the Style Properties dialog box. 16. Assign materials to the walls and window assemblies 9. 10. 6.Galvanized for Default Frame.dwg. Select Doors & Windows. ■ Click OK. Right-click Material Definitions. Right-click Material Definitions. Select Doors & Windows. Select the window assembly. Additional materials are now available to assign to the walls and door/window assemblies in the Ground Floor Shell drawing. Expand Multi-Purpose Objects.Stainless Steel Curtain Wall for Default Frame. expand Multi-Purpose Objects. right-click. Select Doors & Windows. Assign material definitions to the curtain wall components: ■ ■ ■ Under Material Definition.Metal Doors & Frames. Select the curtain wall. 7. click the Materials tab. click the Materials tab. 13.Metal Doors & Frames. select the curtain wall. Click OK to leave existing materials and add new materials.In the left pane of the Style Manager.Glazed Curtain Walls. select Doors & Windows. 8. 11.Glazed Curtain Walls.Steel. select Doors & Windows.Clear for Default Infill. and click Paste. 15. Lesson 3: Designing the Building Shell | 41 .Glass.Steel.dwg.Metal Doors & Frames. and click Copy.dwg are open.dwg and Ground Floor Shell. Click OK.Galvanized for Default Mullion. Copy materials from Typical Floor Shell: ■ ■ ■ Expand Typical Floor Shell. In the drawing area. In the Style Properties dialog box.Glass. 14.Galvanized for Base Panel. Click OK to close the Style Manager. Materials have been assigned to the brick walls and doors already. Add new materials to Ground Floor Shell: ■ ■ ■ Under Ground Floor Shell. Assign material definitions to the door/window assembly components: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Under Material Definition. both Typical Floor Shell.

You can toggle on or off the surface hatching for materials and apply shading for rendered images. 17. you can control how the materials are displayed for different views. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. 19. and zoom in to the entrance in the curtain wall. 18. Click in the lower-right corner of the drawing area to toggle on the surface hatch display. Click on the Views flyout on the Navigation toolbar to switch to a SW isometric view.Modify the display for a view After materials are assigned to objects. 42 | Developing Your Building Model Design . Notice the clear glass and stainless steel materials you assigned to the window assembly.

you added materials to the window assembly and curtain wall to create realistic images of the building shell. 22. Notice the materials you assigned to the curtain wall and the preassigned material of the brick wall. and zoom in to the corner where the brick wall and curtain wall meet. 23. 21. Notice the materials that were preassigned to the door/window assembly and the brick wall. Finally. you added and modified curtain walls to complete the building shell. you created a different entrance for the rear curtain wall by applying the properties of a window assembly tool to a sketch and adding a door. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. Next. Then. You began by converting an exterior brick wall to a curtain wall in the rear of the building and adding an entrance to the front of the building using a tool. you create floor slabs and roof slabs. In this lesson. You added the new entrance to the curtain wall as an override to a curtain wall cell. Click on the Views flyout on the Navigation toolbar to switch to a NW isometric view.20. Lesson 3: Designing the Building Shell | 43 . Save and close all open project drawing files. and then begin laying out the interior building space. and zoom in to the entrance in the brick wall.

right-click Ground Floor Outline. right-click Slabs. Exercises in this lesson: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Exercise 1: Creating Floor and Roof Slabs Exercise 2: Modifying the Edge of a Roof Slab Exercise 3: Adding Interior Partitions Exercise 4: Creating a Pilaster Exercise 5: Converting a Wall Segment to a Curved Wall Exercise 1: Creating Floor and Roof Slabs One way to develop the floor and roof of the building is to use the two-dimensional (2D) building outline. and click OK. you modify the surface of a wall by adding pilasters. Under Slabs. such as the building outline. You can use slabs to draw floors and other objects that require a flat surface. You can customize slab edges by adding fascia and soffits to define edge conditions. You can use a closed polyline. such as a cant or curb. do so before beginning this exercise. the first line drawn in the polyline becomes the baseline edge of the slab. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. 44 | Developing Your Building Model Design . and click Copy. When you click to enter Description. Create the Ground Floor Slab construct 1. The body of a slab is defined by an extrusion perpendicular to the plane of the perimeter. 2. right-click Ground Floor Outline. such as a roof. Click OK.Lesson 4: Laying out the Building Core This lesson shows how to create floor slabs and roof slabs. With the Project Navigator open. and click Paste. and click Properties. Enter Slab for ground floor for Description. For step-by-step instructions. You also convert a straight wall to a curved wall by changing its properties and using grips to stretch the wall into a curve. you can continue with this exercise. When you extrude a closed polyline to create a slab. enter Ground Floor Slab for Name. to extrude a floor slab and roof slab by applying the Slab tool to the polyline. Under Constructs\Structural. and how to add interior partitions. click the Constructs tab. A slab is a three-dimensional (3D) body bounded by a planar polygon (perimeter) of any shape. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L04.exe. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. This segment of the polyline was drawn first. Enter the descriptive text. On the Modify Construct worksheet. If you have not extracted the dataset. verify that only level G is selected. ■ ■ Under Assignments. so it becomes the baseline edge of the slab. a separate editing window opens. Once the partitions are in place. Create the Ground Floor Slab construct by copying and renaming the Ground Floor Outline construct: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ On the Constructs tab under Constructs\Architectural\Building Outline.

Generate the ground floor slab 4. 5. View the slab properties.The Ground Floor Slab construct is added under Slabs. Lesson 4: Laying out the Building Core | 45 . If the Properties palette is not open. Enter d (Direct) for Creation mode. 10. double-click the slab to open the Properties palette. On the Constructs tab. verify that you are using the AIA layer standard and the standard layer keys provided with the software. and click Apply Tool Properties to ➤ Linework and Walls. In the drawing area. 3. and press ENTER. For step-by-step instructions. click Layer Management ➤ Select Layer Standard to display your current layer standard and to make changes. if necessary. On the Tutorial tool palette. On the Properties palette. under Dimensions. see “Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools” on page 5. right-click Tutorial-Slab. and press ENTER. 9. do so before continuing in this exercise. verify that Thickness is 250. 7. On the Format menu. 6. Verify that the slab is on layer A-Slab. double-click Ground Floor Slab to open it in the drawing area. and press ENTER. If the slab is on a different layer. Enter y (Yes) to erase the layout geometry. NOTE If you have not added the Tutorial tool palette to your tool palette set. 8. select the building outline polyline.

and click Properties. Double-click 01 Floor Slab to open it in the drawing area. 11. Create the 01 Floor Slab construct 13. and click Paste.If the slab has a different thickness. Create the 01 Floor Slab construct by copying and renaming the Typical Floor Outline construct: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ On the Constructs tab. verify that Elevation is -250. enter 01 Floor Slab for Name. This places the top of the slab at floor level. 15. Under Assignments. and select level 01. Right-click Slabs. Right-click. 46 | Developing Your Building Model Design . The 01 floor slab is created on layer A-Slab with a thickness of 250 mm. and click Deselect All to turn off the grips. clear the current assignments. 12. Enter Slab for 01 floor for Description. enter 250 for Thickness. The 01 Floor Slab construct is added under Slabs. Click OK. Under Slabs. Repeat steps 4-11 to generate the floor slab. right-click Typical Floor Outline. Under Location. On the Modify Construct worksheet. and click Copy. Generate the floor slab 14. right-click Typical Floor Outline.

you can create a copy of the 01 Floor Slab construct. Click OK. Create floor slabs for levels 02. 03. verify that level 01 is cleared. and click Copy Construct to Levels. 03. which you apply in the next exercise. These numbers identify the level to which the construct is assigned. and assign it to level R. Modify the properties of the copies of the 01 Floor Slab construct: ■ ■ ■ ■ Right-click 01 Floor Slab(02). Copy the 01 Floor Slab construct to levels 02. 18. Under Assignments. 17. and R. In the sample project. you copy the 01 Floor Slab construct to levels 02 and 03 to create the floor slabs for those levels. You used the same method with a different building outline (the typical floor outline) to create the floor slab for level 01. Because the floor slab for level 01 is the typical floor slab for the building. right-click the 01 Floor Slab construct. and verify their level assignments. and roof The 01 floor slab is the typical floor slab for the building. 03. Enter Slab for 02 floor for Description. Repeat this process to rename 01 Floor Slab(03) to 03 Floor Slab and 01 Floor Slab(R) to Roof Slab. IMPORTANT Each copy of the 01 Floor Slab construct has a unique name with numbers in parentheses. you used the ground floor outline to generate a slab for the first floor of the building.16. and R: ■ ■ ■ In the Project Navigator. Enter 02 Floor Slab for Name. Save all open project drawings. You modified the properties of the copies of the 01 Floor Slab construct Lesson 4: Laying out the Building Core | 47 . select levels 02. Next. As you modify the properties for these constructs. 03. Because the design uses a flat roof slab. and click Properties. The slabs you created are renamed. enter appropriate descriptions. The project specifications call for finishing the roof slab with sloped insulation. you copied 01 Floor Slab to create slabs for levels 02. As you rename these constructs. rename it. 19. In this exercise. the roof slab is a flat slab with a cant edge. and R. and click Deselect All to turn off the grips. On the Copy Construct to Levels worksheet. Right-click. and to level R (Roof) to create the slab for the roof. and that level 02 is selected. ■ ■ Click OK. verify that the name you enter corresponds to the assigned level.

do so before beginning this exercise.Cant (50x200) for Profile to define the geometry of the fascia. 2. With the Project Navigator open. double-click Roof Slab under Constructs\Structural\Slabs. Under Fascia. 3. double-click Roof Slab under Constructs\Exercise 02. enter Cant for the name of the new slab edge style. You can apply an edge condition to a slab edge by applying a slab edge style. 5. and angle from the baseline. descriptions. click Style Manager. or a cant. 7. Exercise 2: Modifying the Edge of a Roof Slab Typically. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. click the Design Rules tab. Next. Create an edge condition 1. 4. You can set the overhang length. expand Architectural Objects. a curb.to give the three new slabs appropriate names. For step-by-step instructions. orientation. If you did not complete exercise 1. Open the Roof Slab drawing: ■ ■ If you completed exercise 1 in this lesson. On the Format Menu. as well as adding a fascia and soffit to create unique edge styles for your project. roof slabs require a specific type of edge condition. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L04. and level assignments. click the Constructs tab. you can continue with this exercise. and press ENTER. In the left pane of the Style Manager. Fascia and soffits are defined by profiles that provide the twodimensional (2D) geometry of the component whose shape is then extruded along the slab edge. 6. Double-click the style. If you have not extracted the dataset. select Aec Slab .exe. Click OK. you modify the edge of the roof slab by applying a cant edge. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. ■ ■ ■ Select Fascia. or if you prefer to use a supplied drawing. and assign an edge condition: ■ In the Slab Edge Styles dialog box. In the left pane of the Style Manager. Right-click Slab Edge Styles. This exercise shows how to apply a cant edge condition to the roof slab. and click New. 48 | Developing Your Building Model Design . such as a unique overhang.

15. Modify the edges 10. and press ENTER. and select the last edge in the list. Click OK to close the Style Manager. Select SE Isometric for the view direction. select the roof slab. 11. click Edges. 13. All selected edges are assigned the Cant edge style. 12. On the Properties palette. Click the edge style for one of the roof edges (currently “None”). Lesson 4: Laying out the Building Core | 49 . You can also double-click the roof slab to open the Properties palette. select all edges: ■ ■ Verify that Edge 1 is selected. under Dimensions. right-click. In the drawing area. Press SHIFT.NOTE This profile has been created for use in this exercise. and zoom in to a corner area to view the edge condition. In the right pane of the Style Manager. Change the view direction to a 3D isometric view. and click Properties. 8. 9. preview the edge style: ■ ■ Click the Viewer tab. select Cant. On the Slab Edges worksheet. and scroll to the bottom of the list. 14 Click OK.

If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. Next. such as height and width. width. you can continue with this exercise. You create the floor partition constructs for the first. In this exercise. click the Project tab on the Project Navigator. are predefined by the wall style assigned to the wall tool. and click New ➤ Construct. second. Wall tools can be created based on customized wall styles. With the Project Navigator open. and default templates) do not re-path automatically. the Construct template cannot be found. and two emergency exit stairwells.16. right-click Partitions. Under Constructs\Architectural. you can control properties of the wall. the project-dependent files (bulletin board. This palette includes a standard style of different building objects. On the Modify Project worksheet. You edit the referenced Typical Core drawing for the remainder of the exercise. click the Constructs tab. The building elements you need to complete your project are organized by tool palettes. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. For step-by-step instructions. you applied a cant edge to all edges of the roof slab. properties of the wall. This building core is contained in the Typical Core element. If you have not extracted the dataset. With the exception of the ground floor. and then click the Edit Project icon. Save all open project drawings. bathrooms. On the Add Construct worksheet. image. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L04. The Design tool palette is included in the Tool Palettes set. After you add walls to a drawing using tools. and baseline location. specify the properties of the construct: 50 | Developing Your Building Model Design . Create the floor partitions constructs 1. 2. modify the paths to the project files by browsing to your tutorial content location and selecting bulletin board. As a result. conference rooms. and third floors. You open the 01 Floor Partitions construct and reference in the Typical Core element.exe. When you add a wall. you use wall tools to add interior partitions to your building model. you can modify them using the Properties palette or applying new styles. storage rooms. Exercise 3: Adding Interior Partitions After you have established the structural components of your building model. IMPORTANT If you installed the tutorial content to a non-default location. To resolve this issue. In this exercise. such as height. You can also click at the bottom of the Constructs tab. When you add a wall using a wall tool. image. This exercise shows how to use the wall tools provided on the Tutorial tool palette to add interior partitions to your building model. you begin to develop the interior spaces. with the Properties palette. such as walls. 3. and default template files from the Tutorial Templates folder. the Ground Floor Partitions construct has been created already. do so before beginning this exercise. each floor of the sample project has an identical building core that contains a centralized bank of elevators.

select level 01.■ ■ Enter 01 Floor Partitions for Name. To change the category. Enter appropriate descriptions for the constructs. the Partitions category was not selected when you clicked Add Construct. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar to see the entire typical core in the drawing area. On the Constructs tab. Attach the Typical Core element in the 01 Floor Partitions construct 5. 7. a separate editing window opens. and assign them to level 02 and level 03. double-click Typical Core. ■ Verify that Category is Constructs\Architectural\Partitions. and select Partitions from the list that displays. and click OK. under Elements. Repeat steps 2 and 3 twice to create floor partition constructs named 02 Floor Partitions and 03 Floor Partitions. Offset walls from the left wall to create interior partitions for the closets and bathrooms: ■ Select the left vertical wall. double-click 01 Floor Partitions to open it in the drawing area. Enter the descriptive text. and drag it into the drawing area. When you click to enter Description. and zoom in to the large open room on the right. In the Project Navigator. 9. and click Offset ➤ Copy. 4. 10. Lesson 4: Laying out the Building Core | 51 . Click OK. respectively. The Typical Core element is referenced into the 01 Floor Partitions construct and is displayed in the drawing area. If a different category is shown. ■ ■ Under Assignments. Enter Floor partitions for level 01 for Description. select Typical Core. Add interior partitions 8. 6. click the current category. right-click. Under Elements. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar.

and press ENTER. Move the cursor to the right. see “Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools” on page 5. and press ENTER. on 52 | Developing Your Building Model Design . and press ENTER. and select the left wall. Using a wall tool and the Object Snap toolbar. and select the right wall. click on the Object Snap toolbar. 11. enter 400. Move the cursor to the right. as shown in the following illustration. Move the cursor to the right. enter 1600. Move the cursor to the right. and press ENTER. and press ENTER twice. and click in the drawing area. NOTE If you have not added the Tutorial tool palette to your tool palette set. and press ENTER. add walls to create additional interior partitions for the closets and bathrooms: ■ On the Tutorial tool palette. enter 400. Move the cursor to the right. TIP To add each horizontal wall. Click the Object Snap toolbar. enter 1600. click Tutorial-Stud Wall. Move the cursor to the right.■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Move the cursor to the right to select the right edge of the wall as the wall component to offset from. enter 400. For step-by-step instructions. ■ Add two horizontal walls. do so before continuing in this exercise. enter 200.

The Lengthen grip displays on the graph line of a wall when the wall is selected. and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Trim. the graph line coincides with the justification line of the wall. Select the lower horizontal wall you added to display its grips. When the graph lines do not touch. Right-click. The graph line of a wall runs along the length of the wall. the walls clean up automatically. as shown in the following illustration. You can use the Lengthen wall grip to stretch a wall to the graph line of an intersecting wall to create a clean intersection. Use grips to adjust wall lengths 14. some manual adjustment is necessary. Lesson 4: Laying out the Building Core | 53 . When the graph lines of two walls touch. and hover the cursor over the wall grips to locate the Lengthen grips. 13. however. walls clean up automatically whenever they intersect other walls. Trim the interior partitions to create the closet and bathroom spaces. Lengthen grips exist at both ends of the wall segment.By default. 12. Typically. this interaction depends upon the position of the graph lines of the intersecting walls.

On the Tutorial tool palette. Right-click. as shown in the illustration below. Select the four boundary walls of the emergency exit stairwell. 54 | Developing Your Building Model Design . 21. The wall style is changed. 20. 18. and press ENTER. and click Apply Tool Properties to ➤ Wall. right-click Tutorial-CMU Wall. and click Deselect All to turn off the wall grips. Right-click. Select the Lengthen grips. Repeat steps 18-20 to change the style of the walls in the second emergency exit stairwell area. 16. Zoom in to the emergency exit stairwell area on the right of the core. The CMU material is represented by hatching that is different from the other walls.15. 19. and click Deselect All to turn off the wall grips. Change the style of a wall 17. and stretch the ends of the wall.

You also modified existing walls by changing their wall style. You can use wall modifiers to represent protrusions and indentations such as pilasters. Verify that the 01 Floor Partitions drawing is displayed. Save all open project drawings. The drawing is updated with your changes. 2. and turn off all osnaps except Center and Intersection. and you edited the walls using grips. In the Drafting Settings dialog box. you modify the surface condition of a wall.22. Add construction lines to locate pilasters 1. Next. the Properties palette displays the properties inherent in the wall object. you can access a list of wall modifiers that are part of the wall. you can continue with this exercise. In Architectural Desktop. On the File menu. Click on the Standard toolbar to save the changes to the Typical Core element. 25. In the Worksheets section of the Properties palette.exe. 3. Under Elements. select Typical Core. 23. or accommodate some other type of object. click the Constructs tab. 4. do so before beginning this exercise. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L04. Exercise 4: Creating a Pilaster Designers routinely encounter situations where the surface of a wall must be adapted to wrap around a column. On the Format menu. You can also view all wall modifier styles for your drawing through the Style Manager. Wall modifiers use the two-dimensional (2D) geometry of a polyline to customize the shape of a wall or wall component. Update 01 Floor Partitions 24. click the Object Snap tab. click Drafting Settings. double-click 01 Floor Partitions on the Constructs tab of the Project Navigator. You created new walls using a tool on a tool palette. If you have not extracted the dataset. 27. When you completed the edits. In this exercise. You can then add wall modifiers of that style to any wall. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. When you select a wall in a drawing. and click OK. wall modifiers are used to create such variations in wall surface conditions. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. click Reload. and then create a wall modifier style from the polyline. click Close to close the Typical Core drawing. or niches. you saved your changes in the referenced Typical Core drawing and updated the 01 Floor Partitions drawing to reflect the changes. With the Project Navigator open. you began laying out the building space by adding interior partitions to the referenced Typical Core drawing. This exercise shows how to use wall modifiers to add pilasters to interior partitions. On the Insert menu. click Xref Manager. double-click Typical Core to open it in the drawing area. and edit or remove individual modifiers. To create a wall modifier. For step-by-step instructions. you draw a polyline that represents the shape of the pilaster at the point where you want to modify the wall. If you closed the 01 Floor Partitions drawing. column enclosures. You can also click at the bottom right of the drawing area to display the Xref Manager dialog box. In the Xref Manager dialog box. Lesson 4: Laying out the Building Core | 55 . 26.

select the center of column 1. and move the cursor up. 56 | Developing Your Building Model Design . Using these construction lines. Press ENTER to select points in the drawing. In the drawing area. and extending them through the interior partitions of the building core. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar to view the numbered columns at the bottom of the drawing area. Press ENTER twice. ■ ■ ■ ■ Select a second point to add the construction line. 6. Click OK.5. Select the center of column 2. To help you locate the pilasters in the building model. and select a second point. Add construction lines: ■ ■ ■ Click on the Shapes toolbar. you can easily locate the pilasters in line with the structural columns. move the cursor up. you begin this exercise by drawing construction lines from the centers of two columns on the exterior wall of the building. Press ENTER to select points in the drawing. 7.

and press ENTER. enter 400. Click left. and press ENTER twice. and zoom in to the large. on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. Select a point at the intersection of the left construction line and the lower wall of the enclosed space for the first corner. Lesson 4: Laying out the Building Core | 57 . move the cursor toward the top of the drawing. and press ENTER. Move the cursor to the right. Create a wall modifier for the pilaster 8. enclosed room on the 9. Sketch a 400mm x 200mm rectangular polyline to represent the size and shape of the pilaster: ■ ■ Click on the Shapes toolbar. Move the cursor toward the bottom of the drawing. enter 200.Two construction lines are added to help in locating the pilasters. enter 200. ■ ■ ■ With Ortho on.

13. and press ENTER. 16. Select the lower wall of the enclosed space. On the Add Wall Modifier worksheet. and press ENTER. Select the polyline you sketched on the left construction line. With Ortho on. 20. 17. Move the cursor up toward the top of the drawing. This incorporates the wall modifier as part of the wall at a 0 elevation offset for both the starting and finishing points. and click to specify the right side of the wall to place the modifier. becoming an integral part of the wall. and click OK. The polyline is converted to a plan modifier. 58 | Developing Your Building Model Design . and click OK. move the cursor to the right. Naming the wall modifier style enables you to select the modifier from the worksheet on the Properties palette. This is beneficial if you need to remove the wall modifier or place it in a different location along the wall. Select the lower wall. Enter y (Yes) to erase the layout geometry. On the New Wall Modifier Style Name worksheet. This erases the polyline sketch from the drawing and leaves the wall modifier. 19. and press ENTER. select Tutorial-Pilaster for Modifier Style. click OK to accept the default values. 14. Add a pilaster to a wall 15. or if you want to add the same modifier to another wall. 18. and the modifier is extruded to the full height of the wall. The polyline geometry defines the shape of the modifier that is added to the wall.The polyline is added. and click Plan Modifiers ➤ Convert Polyline to Wall Modifier. and click Plan Modifiers ➤ Add. On the Add Wall Modifier worksheet. Enter 200 for wall modifier depth. enter 400. 12. 10. Select a point at the intersection of the right construction line and the lower wall for start point. enter Tutorial-Pilaster for New Name. 11. right-click. right-click.

right-click. and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Erase. Select the construction lines. Lesson 4: Laying out the Building Core | 59 . Select the lower wall.A second pilaster is added to the lower wall. 25. 26. Click to save the changes made to the wall. and click to place them. select the Move grip on each of the two modifiers you created. 23. Drag the modifiers to the left along the wall until they are centered over the construction lines. and click Plan Modifiers ➤ Edit in Place. and then release SHIFT. Grips are displayed on the wall modifiers. Save and close all open project drawings. click Yes. If the drawing does not regenerate. click Regen All on the View menu. Adjust the placement of the pilasters 21. 27. right-click. 24. If prompted that the modifier is not drawn to size. 22. Holding down SHIFT.

Interior partitions can also be customized to create unique shapes. On the Tutorial tool palette. For step-by-step instructions. If you have not extracted the dataset. In this exercise. making the modifier an integral part of the wall. In this dataset. 3. 8. In the Drafting Settings dialog box. In this exercise.To update 01 Floor Partitions with the changes to Typical Core. do so before beginning this exercise. Verify that Ortho is turned off. double-click 01 Floor Partitions to open it in the drawing area. Move the cursor down and to the right. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L04. and then converted the polyline into a plan modifier. 6. click the Object Snap tab. This exercise shows how to stretch a straight wall into a curved wall to create the walls of the atrium area. You end the exercise by exploring the wall cleanup controls. and then adjusted the location of the modifiers to align with the structural columns. Add a straight wall 1. click Drafting Settings. 5. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. Click OK. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. reload the Typical Core xref in the 01 Floor Partitions drawing. click Tutorial-Stud Wall. 2. you can continue with this exercise. and turn off all osnaps except Node. The curved wall has already been added to the 02 Floor Partitions construct. you sketched a pilaster with a polyline. see “Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools” on page 5. NOTE If you have not added the Tutorial tool palette to your tool palette set. In this exercise. interior partitions can be moved to accommodate spaces of specific sizes or unique architectural components. On the Format menu. Exercise 5: Converting a Wall Segment to a Curved Wall When laying out the building core. Automatic wall cleanup between drawings is controlled by wall cleanup group definitions. the overlaid Typical Core element has the wall cleanup group definition variable set to allow wall cleanup between the host and externally referenced drawings. do so before continuing in this exercise. NOTE You must use the supplied drawing for this exercise. you add the curved wall to the 01 Floor Partitions construct. With the Project Navigator open. 60 | Developing Your Building Model Design . click the Constructs tab. such as arched entry ways or curved walls. For step-by-step instructions. Next you added an additional plan modifier to the wall. 7. Locate the two node points above the typical core. Under Constructs\Exercise 05. The curved wall that you add in this exercise starts in 01 Floor Partitions and ends at an intersection with a wall in Typical Core. select the node point on the wall of the typical core. you work in the 01 Floor Partitions construct and reference in the Typical Core element. The curved wall is typical to level 01 and level 02 in the building model. and press ENTER. and select the upper node point. 9. 4.exe.

select Arc for Segment type. On the Properties palette. The Curve 2nd point grip is the square grip near the midpoint of the wall. With the grip selected. Click on the Standard toolbar to regenerate the drawing. 14. under General. select the Curve 2nd Point grip on the diagonal wall. If the Properties palette is not currently open. 11. 12. move the cursor to the left until the wall becomes curved.A diagonal wall is added. double-click the diagonal wall. click to set the curve radius. Lesson 4: Laying out the Building Core | 61 . In the drawing area. Convert straight wall to curved wall 10. Select the diagonal wall. and press ESC. The straight wall is stretched into a curved wall. and press ENTER. 13.

20. After the partitions were in place. 18. Expand Typical Core. and you add doors and framed openings. Notice that Allow Wall Cleanup between host and xref drawings is selected. 62 | Developing Your Building Model Design . Save and close all open project drawing files. under Elements. This selection allows automatic wall cleanup between drawings. With the addition of this curved wall. You create a niche. On the Format menu. you created the atrium area to finish laying out the building core. click Style Manager. 16. you changed the surface condition of a wall by adding pilasters. 22. 19. Under Wall Cleanup Group Definitions. Architectural Objects. Click Cancel twice to close the Style Manager. 21. you created floor slabs and roof slabs. In this lesson. Next. 17. You also converted a straight wall to a curved wall by changing its segment type to Arc and using grips to stretch the wall into a curve. Click the Design Rules tab.dwg. 15. Explore wall cleanup controls Complete the remaining steps to open the Style Manager and view the properties of the wall cleanup group definition. double-click Standard. you refine the building core by customizing the interior partitions.The walls clean up automatically. and began laying out the building core by adding interior partitions. On the Constructs tab. and Wall Cleanup Group Definitions. double-click Typical Core to open it in the drawing area.

You can also create unique wall surface conditions from interferences created between two or more three-dimensional (3D) objects. Lesson 5: Refining the Building Core | 63 . click the Constructs tab. or niches. If you have not extracted the dataset. wall modifiers enable you to create unique wall surface conditions. Custom architectural features. Interference conditions use the geometry of 3D objects to create custom wall surfaces by adding or subtracting objects. For step-by-step instructions. On the Object Snap tab. double-click Typical Core to open it in the drawing area. turn off all osnaps except Midpoint and Intersection. specifically a cutout in a wall to accommodate a projector screen. This exercise shows you how to create a niche. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L05. This lesson explores a collection of tools used to add doors and framed openings. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. which apply to a selected wall component. Click 5. Exercises in this lesson: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Exercise 1: Creating a Niche Exercise 2: Placing Doors Exercise 3: Changing a Door Style Exercise 4: Creating Wall Openings Exercise 5: Adding 3D Endcaps to a Wall Opening Exercise 1: Creating a Niche In Architectural Desktop. It also begins to explore how walls can be modified to include architectural detailing. windows. on the Object Snap toolbar to display the Drafting Settings dialog box. 4. you can continue with this exercise. Click OK. Create an interference object 1.Lesson 5: Refining the Building Core After the building core is designed. such as niches and customized endcaps for walls. and zoom in to the large enclosed space on the left side of the typical core. You add the niche to the wall that is selected in the illustration above. With the Project Navigator open. interference conditions apply to all wall components that the interfering object touches. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. Unlike wall modifiers. and wall openings. by subtracting a 3D object from an existing wall. such as protrusions or indentations for pilasters. you can begin to refine it by adding architectural components such as doors. do so before beginning this exercise. 6.exe. 3. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. can also be added. Under Elements. 2. column enclosures.

64 | Developing Your Building Model Design . The exact location is not important because you move the rectangle later in the exercise. right-click. Use Otrack to find the basepoint of the mass element: ■ Hover the cursor over the top midpoint of the mass element until tracking is displayed. Create an interference 11. or polar alignment paths relative to the point are displayed as you move the cursor over their drawing paths.3600 for the second point. Acquired points display a small plus sign (+). Polar. Enter y (Yes) to erase the linework. and Osnap are on. you can select a point along a path based on an object endpoint or midpoint or an intersection between objects. horizontal. For example. Verify that Otrack. Enter @150. and press ENTER. ■ 8. After you acquire a point. and press ENTER. TIP Use object snap tracking to track along alignment paths that are based on object snap points. vertical. Select the rectangle. Select a point in the drawing area. and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Move. and you can acquire up to seven tracking points at a time. and click Convert To ➤ Mass Element. Enter 3810 for the extrusion height. and press ENTER. right-click. Create a mass element to use as the interference object for creating the niche: ■ ■ Click on the Shapes toolbar. Select the rectangular mass element. A rectangular mass element is created. 9.7. 10. and that only the Midpoint osnap is selected. 13. 12.

Select the midpoint of the left face of the right wall of the room for second point.■ Hover the cursor over the left midpoint of the mass element until tracking is displayed. ■ Move the cursor to the temporary tracking point at the center of the mass element and select the point. 14. Lesson 5: Refining the Building Core | 65 .

16. Enter s (Subtractive) for shrinkwrap plan effect. Click on the View flyout on the Navigation toolbar. Zoom in to the area around the wall with the interference condition. right-click. 19. 17. Select the interference object. 66 | Developing Your Building Model Design .Subtract the interference to create a niche 15. Select the mass element. Select the wall to which you added the mass element. Modify the interference 18. 20. and press ENTER. and click Interference Condition ➤ Add. A niche is created in the wall by subtracting the shape of the mass element. and press ENTER.

right-click. Press ENTER. 22. enter 1000 for Z.21. and click OK. Select the Height grip at the top of the interference object. and click Deselect All to turn off the grips. 25. under Insertion Point. 23. click Additional Information. In addition to using grips to modify the dimensions of the interference object. On the Location worksheet. 24. Lesson 5: Refining the Building Core | 67 . In the drawing area. On the Properties palette. 26. Enter 2400. you can use the values on the Properties palette. under Location.

2. click the Constructs tab. or by changing the settings of the door on the Properties palette. Exercise 2: Placing Doors This exercise shows how to add doors from a tool palette. This has been done in subsequent datasets. or if you prefer to use a supplied drawing. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L05. With the Project Navigator open. you were able to see the applied wall condition and modify the interference object to the exact size of the desired niche. Save all open project drawings. Click on the Views flyout on the Navigation toolbar to switch to a top view. on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. you created an interference object using a 3D mass element and applied a subtractive interference condition to the mass element. you can control how the door appears in your drawing by using door grips to adjust the location or swing. You use the Tutorial tool palette for this exercise. Click and 3. Open the Typical Core drawing: ■ ■ If you completed exercise 1 in this lesson. In this exercise. To show the niche void. If you have not extracted the dataset. and zoom in to the area around locations 1. you can place the mass element on a layer. the Typical Core drawing is open. do so before beginning this exercise. 2. resulting in the creation of a niche in the wall.27. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. Add doors to interior partitions 1. 4. double-click Typical Core under Elements\Exercise 02. By changing the view direction to isometric. the Door palette contains different styles of doors to address specific design needs. 68 | Developing Your Building Model Design . 28. For step-by-step instructions. Turn off Osnap. 3.exe. you can continue with this exercise. When you add a door. If you did not complete exercise 1.

For step-by-step instructions. do so before continuing in this exercise. 6. By specifying an offset distance of 150. select Offset/Center for Position along wall. Select the left face of the wall at location 1. These settings work together to constrain the position of the door relative to the adjacent walls. Under Location. Drag the cursor up and down the wall to observe how the position of the door is constrained. ■ Drag the cursor to the right. you can specify an Automatic offset distance. Add two doors for the bathroom entrances: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ On the Properties palette. Verify that Automatic offset is 150. click Tutorial-Single Door. see “Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools” on page 5. 5. use the illustrations in this exercise to find the locations referenced by numbers in the dataset. When you select Offset/Center for Position along wall. and place a second door at the center of the wall. NOTE If you have not added the Tutorial tool palette to your tool palette set. On the Tutorial tool palette. ■ Click to place the door at the center of the wall. you can place the door either at the center of the wall or at a distance of 150 from an intersecting wall. verify that the Design tab is displayed. Lesson 5: Refining the Building Core | 69 .NOTE If you are continuing to work in the drawing you used for the previous exercise instead of using the dataset for exercise 2. hover over the left face of the wall at location 2.

7.■ Press ENTER. Click in the drawing area. and press ENTER to move the door along the wall. 70 | Developing Your Building Model Design . enter 1000. ■ Press ENTER. and click to place the door 1000 from the wall at the left. 9. Drag the cursor along the wall. Click the Location grip. enter 1000 for Automatic offset. and add a door to the conference room to the right of the bathrooms: ■ ■ ■ ■ On the Properties palette. Adjust the location of the door 8. Select the top face of the wall at location 3. Select the double door you placed at location 3. and press ENTER. Move the cursor to the right. click Tutorial-Double Door. 10. On the Tutorial tool palette.

11. Right-click, and click Deselect All to turn off the door grips. Change door swings The specifications for the sample project call for the doors to the bathrooms to open inward and against the far wall, with a swing angle displayed at 45 degrees. To flip the swing and change the swing angle for the doors you placed at locations 1 and 2, complete the remaining steps in this exercise.
NOTE Depending on how you placed the doors at locations 1 and 2, you may not need to flip the door

swings. Complete these steps, as necessary, and verify that the doors are placed as shown in step 16. 12. Select the door at location 1. 13. To flip the door from opening out to opening in, click the Flip grip in the center of the door opening.

14. To change the door swing, click the Flip grip on the edge of the door.

15. Right-click, and click Deselect All to turn off the door grips. 16. Repeat steps 12 through 15 for the door at location 2.

Both doors open inward and against the far wall. 17. Select the doors at locations 1 and 2. 18. On the Properties palette, under Dimensions, enter 45 for Swing angle, and press ENTER. 19. Right-click, and click Deselect All to turn off the door grips.

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20. Save all open project drawings. In this exercise, you used door tools to add doors to the typical core. You used door grips to adjust the location and swing of the doors. You also changed the swing angle by changing the properties of the doors on the Properties palette. Next, you change the style of doors.

Exercise 3: Changing a Door Style
A door style is a group of properties assigned to a group of doors that determines the appearance and other characteristics of the doors. You can use door styles to represent standard door types used in a project. When you create or modify a door style, the doors using the style are updated automatically with the new settings and characteristics of the style. This exercise shows how to change the style of the doors located near the elevators. Specifications for the sample project call for glass doors to open into the bank of elevators. You can change the style of doors by applying properties from a tool to an existing door in the drawing, or by modifying door properties on the Properties palette. This exercise shows both methods. You begin this exercise by creating a new tool palette. You then add the door tool you use to change the style of an existing door. You can add tools to tool palettes by dragging a style from the Style Manager. You can also drag an object from the drawing area onto a tool palette. In this exercise, you drag the style from the Style Manager. The style is available in the drawing, but it has not been used yet in the design. You create a new tool palette for the door tool because you cannot add tools to the Tutorial tool palette. The Tutorial tool palette is shared from a catalog, which allows it to be managed from a single location and refreshed by individual users. Managing tool palettes in this way ensures that all project team members use the most current tools created or modified for a particular project or function.
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your current project, you can continue with this exercise. If you have not extracted the dataset, do so before beginning this exercise. For step-by-step instructions, see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. Add a tool palette 1. Verify that the Tool Palettes are open. To open the Tool Palettes, click Tool Palettes on the Window menu. 2. Position the cursor over the Tool Palettes title bar, right-click, and click New Palette.

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3. Enter Temp for the palette name, and press ENTER. Next, you add a tool to this palette. Add a door tool to the Temp palette 4. With the Project Navigator open, click the Constructs tab. 5. Open the Typical Core drawing:
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6. On the Format menu, click Style Manager. 7. In the Style Manager, expand Typical Core.dwg ➤ Architectural Objects ➤ Door Styles. 8. Under Door Styles, select Hinged - Double - Full Lite, and drag it onto the Temp tool palette.

The Hinged - Double - Full Lite door style is added to the Temp tool palette. Next, you use this tool to change the style of a door in the Typical Core drawing. 9. In the Style Manager, click OK. Change the style of a door with a tool 10. Right-click Hinged - Double - Full Lite on the Temp tool palette, and click Apply Tool Properties to Door. 11. Select the double door at location 1, and press ENTER.

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The door style is changed to Hinged - Double - Full Lite. 12. In the drawing area, right-click, and click Deselect All to turn off the door grips. Change the style of a door on the Properties palette 13. Select the door at location 2. 14. On the Properties palette, select Hinged - Double - Full Lite for Style.

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The door style is changed to Hinged - Double - Full Lite. 15. In the drawing area, right-click, and click Deselect All to turn off the door grips. Dynamically view the door styles 16. Click 17. Click tion 2. on the Views flyout on the Navigation toolbar. on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar, and zoom in to the area around the door at loca-

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19. Select the door at location 2, click the Flip grip in the center of the door opening to flip the door swing to open into the bank of elevators. 20. Right-click, and click Deselect All to turn off the door grips.

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This exercise shows how to create a standard wall opening for the entrance to the bathrooms and how to add four cased wall openings for the elevator doors. NOTE If you have not added the Tutorial tool palette to your tool palette set. and vertically. If you move the wall. the wall automatically adjusts to accommodate the openings and adds endcaps where needed. Add a standard wall opening 1. Verify that Osnap is off. click the Constructs tab. 3. With the Project Navigator open. You create all of the wall openings using predefined wall opening tools. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L05. Next. On the Tutorial tool palette. see “Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools” on page 5. and you adjust the location of the openings after you place them in the drawing. you continue refining the building core by adding wall openings in the bathroom and elevator areas. If you did not complete the previous exercises. 2. do so before beginning this exercise. the wall repairs itself in the space where the opening was located. Open the Typical Core drawing: ■ ■ If you completed the previous exercises in this lesson. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. If you remove an opening from a wall. the Typical Core drawing is open. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. NOTE If you are continuing to work in the drawing you used for the previous exercise instead of using the dataset for exercise 4. or if you prefer to use a supplied drawing.exe. you can continue with this exercise. double-click Typical Core under Elements\Exercise 04. Exercise 4: Creating Wall Openings When you add openings to a wall. click Tutorial-Opening. 4. For step-by-step instructions. If you have not extracted the dataset. within the wall width. these openings are anchored to the wall. the openings move with it. You can control how the openings are anchored to the start or the end of a wall. and zoom in to location 1. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. Lesson 5: Refining the Building Core | 77 . 5. By default. For step-by-step instructions.by modifying its door properties on the Properties palette. use the illustrations in this exercise to find the locations referenced by numbers in the dataset. do so before continuing in this exercise.

14. 15. and enter 0. On the Tutorial tool palette. verify that Position along wall is Offset/Center and that Automatic offset is 1000. and press ESC. under Location. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. pan over to locations 2 through 5.6. Add cased openings for the elevators 10. select the wall at location 1. click Tutorial-Cased Opening. and select a point to locate the opening near location 2. 12. 9. On the Properties palette. Press ENTER. Press TAB twice to cycle between the available offset distances. In the drawing area. enter 0 for Sill height. Press ENTER twice. 13. 7. Move the cursor down along the wall. On the Properties palette. 78 | Developing Your Building Model Design . 8. and select a point to locate a second opening for location 4. Select the wall near location 2. Move the cursor along the wall. 11. A wall opening is added at location 1. 16.

View the wall openings dynamically 20. Select the two cased openings. Click on the View flyout on the Navigation toolbar. and select a point on the wall to place additional openings for locations 3 and 5. Press ENTER. and 5 compared to the standard opening at location 1. 4. 18. and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Copy. Using the perpendicular osnap allows you to align the elevator door openings on both sides of the hallway. Select a point near the wall with the cased openings. Notice the frames around the cased openings in locations 2. which appears as a hole in the wall. right-click. Zoom in to the wall openings you added. 19.17. 3. 21. drag the cursor to the right. click on the Object Snap toolbar. Lesson 5: Refining the Building Core | 79 .

Click on the Views flyout on the Navigation toolbar. You apply a predefined endcap style to the wall by overriding the standard endcap style defined by the wall style. Generally. you added wall openings using tools to accommodate an opening for the hallway leading to the bathrooms and additional cased openings for the elevator doors. you can override the wall endcap style assigned in a wall style. Save all open project drawings. however. you can select a different endcap style for one or both ends of a wall segment. When the elevators are specified and added later in the design. the wall segment is trimmed or extended to the shape of the endcap. You create a wall endcap style from one or more open polylines that correspond to the end condition of a component in the wall style. The cased openings are examples of a special door style in which the door panel and swing are turned off. the cased openings are placed on layer A-Flor-Elev to prevent the openings from being included in the door schedule. 22. the openings for the elevator doors were placed at approximate locations.Rectangular wall opening at location 1. You adjusted the opening to the bathroom hallway to an exact location. Cased opening at location 2. you create a wall endcap style to use with a specific wall style. This exercise shows how to apply bullnose endcaps to a wall near the entrances to the bathrooms. When necessary. Before you create a door schedule later in this tutorial. When you override the assigned endcap style. 23. the openings can be moved to the required locations. In this exercise. Exercise 5: Adding 3D Endcaps to a Wall Opening You can define different wall endcap styles to control the shape. and a new wall start point is defined. The 80 | Developing Your Building Model Design . the width. and the depth of starting and ending wall segments. When you apply the endcap style.

do so before beginning this exercise. and click OK.exe. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L05. and click Endcaps ➤ Override Endcap Style. Add an endcap by applying an override automatically 8. For step-by-step instructions. right-click. Verify that Osnap is off. or if you prefer to use a supplied drawing. In the Select an Endcap Style dialog box. 6. double-click Typical Core under Elements\Exercise 05. you can access this style for editing. If you did not complete the previous exercises. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. Select a point at the end of the wall near the number 1. 2. Using the Style Manager. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. Open the Typical Core drawing: ■ ■ If you completed the previous exercises in this lesson. has been set up for use in this exercise. you can continue with this exercise. With the Project Navigator open. 5. Add an endcap as an override 1. Select the horizontal wall near location 1. If you have not extracted the dataset. and zoom in to the area around locations 1 and 2. Tutorial-Bullnose. A bullnose endcap is added to the end of the wall at location 1. NOTE If you are continuing to work in the drawing you used for the previous exercise instead of using the dataset for exercise 5. 3. or you can create new wall endcap styles. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. 7. click the Constructs tab. the Typical Core drawing is open. Select the horizontal wall near location 2. select Tutorial-Bullnose. use the illustrations in this exercise to find the locations referenced by numbers in the dataset. 4. Lesson 5: Refining the Building Core | 81 .endcap style you apply.

Save and close all open project drawings. including a niche for a recessed projection screen. and press ENTER. Right-click. and press ENTER. railings. you finish the building core by adding stairs. and press ENTER. 12. You also added custom architectural features. Enter o (Override) to apply the endcap as a style override. and bullnose endcaps to apply architectural detailing to the walls. In this lesson. you refined the building core by adding additional architectural components. elevators. On the New Endcap Style worksheet. Enter y (Yes) to erase the polyline.9. 10. and click Endcaps ➤ Calculate Automatically. Next. including doors and wall openings. 82 | Developing Your Building Model Design . A bullnose endcap is added to the end of the wall at location 2. 11. and fixture layouts. 13. 14. enter Bullnose for New Name. Select the curved polyline at the end of the wall. and click OK.

Level 5 is added. With the Project Navigator open. Level 5 is the fifth and final floor of the building model. Lesson 6: Finishing the Building Core | 83 . with all assigned constructs.Lesson 6: Finishing the Building Core This lesson focuses on finishing the building core by adding stairs. 5. You begin this lesson by creating a new building level. This exercise shows how to copy level 4. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. with all of its content. to create level 5. To do this. Under Name. you copy a “typical” floor. verify that Auto-Adjust Elevation is selected. On the Levels worksheet. 6. The four upper floors are identical. 3. with the exception of a three-story atrium that spans from level 1 through level 3. For level 03. For step-by-step instructions. 2.exe. Click in the Levels title bar. Under Name. right-click 03. and click Copy Level and Contents. these objects are added to the new floor because the Stair Tower and Typical Core are referenced into the new floor. Exercises in this lesson: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Exercise 1: Copying Floors to Levels Exercise 2: Creating Stairs and Landings Exercise 3: Adding Railings Exercise 4: Modifying Stairs and Creating the Stair Tower Exercise 5: Adding Elevators Exercise 1: Copying Floors to Levels The building in the sample project is designed with a unique ground floor and four upper floors with a typical core. As you add the stairs. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. Copy a level to create a new floor 1. 4. If you have not extracted the dataset. You add the stairs and railings in a predefined construct named Stair Tower. railings. do so before beginning this exercise. you can continue with this exercise. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L06. elevators. and elevators. railings. right-click 03. You add the elevators in the Typical Core element. to a new location in the building model. click the Project tab. enter 3810 for Floor to Floor Height. and click Paste Level Above. and fixture layouts to finish the building core.

11. the copies of the original constructs are given a suffix of (2). Under Constructs\Architectural\Partitions. and click Properties. This suffix indicates a second copy of a construct. Click OK. 12. and enter 04. 84 | Developing Your Building Model Design . 8. right-click 03 Floor Partitions (2). Modify the properties of the new level 7. Enter 04 Floor for Description. NOTE When you use the Copy Level and Contents command. Under Name. 10. Enter 5 for ID. On the Project tab. click to refresh the project. 14. double-click level 5. Click Yes when prompted to regenerate all views in the project. Click the Constructs tab.The floor elevations for levels 5 and R are updated automatically. not the level assignment of the construct. Update constructs for the new level 13. 9.

15. Click OK. right-click 03 Floor Slab (2). Click the value for Description. enter Slab for 04 Floor. Modify the properties of 03 Floor Partitions (2): ■ ■ ■ Enter 04 Floor Partitions for Name. and click Properties. Under Constructs\Structural\Slabs. Modify the properties of 03 Floor Slab (2): ■ ■ ■ Enter 04 Floor Slab for Name. enter Interior Partitions for 04 Floor. Lesson 6: Finishing the Building Core | 85 . 16.Notice that level 04 has been assigned to the construct automatically. and click OK. Click the value for Description. Notice that level 04 has been assigned to the construct automatically. Click OK. and click OK. 17.

Assign the spanning constructs to level 04: ■ ■ ■ Under Constructs\Architectural\Building Outline. In this exercise. your building has only four floors and a roof level. the angled stairway has been added. Within that length. Select level 04 as a new level assignment. For step-by-step instructions. When you copy a level and its contents. you can continue with this exercise. 20. While strictly rectangular stairs are predominant in modern buildings. you can be confident that your stair designs are accurate. 19. Exercise 2: Creating Stairs and Landings Stairs are created at a specified overall height that requires a total length based on the tread length. With the Project Navigator open. double-click 04 Floor Partitions to open it in the drawing area. You updated the properties of the copied constructs assigned to level 04. you can edit and reshape them to meet your design requirements. and Column Grid. and click Properties. you can place landings or turns. and click Properties. Furthermore. click the Constructs tab. right-click Typical Floor Outline. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L06. you create a rectangular emergency exit stairwell. you added a new floor to the building model by copying level 03 to create level 04. because stairs follow the design codes that you establish through stair styles. there are many cases where the edges of a flight are not parallel or follow some curved shape. Stair Tower. right-click Stair Tower. Verify that level 04 is assigned to the Stair Tower construct. You can continue with this exercise without adding level 04. Under Constructs\Architectural\Partitions. you use a predefined stair style to add stairs and landings to your building model. 86 | Developing Your Building Model Design . Next. 2. If you have not extracted the dataset. Save all open project drawings. This exercise shows how to add U-shaped stairs to your building model using a predefined stair style. Under Constructs\Architectural\Stair.exe. 3. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. NOTE If you did not complete exercise 1 in this lesson. do so before beginning this exercise. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. Landings can also have non-rectangular shapes. the angled stairway in the three-story atrium is an example of a non-rectangular stair. Repeat step 18 for Typical Floor Shell. and you modified the properties of the spanning constructs to include level 04 as an assigned level. In the dataset that accompanies this exercise. Notice that the Typical Core element is referenced into the 04 Floor Partitions construct. In the sample project. Add a flight of stairs 1. and click OK.18. After you add stairs to your design. all assigned constructs and referenced elements are copied as part of the level. Working within the Stair Tower construct.

Select Tutorial-Stair on the Tutorial tool palette. 6. For step-by-step instructions. On the Properties palette. 11. 12. 7. Click on the Object Snap toolbar to display the Drafting Settings dialog box. and that only the Node and Intersection osnaps are selected. verify that the following properties are selected: Lesson 6: Finishing the Building Core | 87 . 9. 10. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. do so before continuing in this exercise. 8. On the Object Snap tab. 5.4. Click OK. Verify that Ortho is turned off. see “Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools” on page 5. Click OK. verify that Object Snap On is selected. Double-click Stair Tower to open it. and zoom in to the stairwell area at location 1. under General. NOTE If you have not added the Tutorial tool palette to your tool palette set.

Locate the two node points at location 1. In this exercise. Drag the cursor to the right. and you can wrap them around a landing. The U-shaped stair is added in location 1. Press ENTER. 88 | Developing Your Building Model Design .■ ■ ■ ■ U-shaped for Shape 1/2 landing for Turn type Counterclockwise for Horizontal Orientation Up for Vertical Orientation 13. 16. Next. you complete the stairwell by adding railings and handrails. Save all open project drawings. allowing railings to follow the edges of flights and landings. To ensure adherence to design standards. 17. and notice that the landing stretches to adjust the horizontal location of the flights. you can use a railing style to control properties such as rail locations and height. 15. and landing and extension dimensions. post locations and intervals. and select the left node point for the flight start point. Select the right node for the flight end point. You can attach railings to one or both sides of a stair. Exercise 3: Adding Railings Railings can be freestanding or automatically anchored to stairs. 14. Stairs interact with railings. you added one of the rectangular emergency exit stairwells in the building model.

This exercise shows how to add railings to the building model. You use predefined railing styles to add a steel pipe railing and handrail to the emergency exit stairwell you added in the previous exercise. In the sample project, cable railings have been added to the angled staircase in the atrium area, and a freestanding railing has been added to the upper levels overlooking the open atrium area.
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your current project, you can continue with this exercise. If you have not extracted the dataset, do so before beginning this exercise. For step-by-step instructions, see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. Add a railing to stairs 1. With the Project Navigator open, click the Constructs tab. 2. Under Constructs\Exercise 03, right-click Stair Tower, and click Properties.
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3. Select level 04 as a new level assignment.
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You can continue with this exercise without adding level 04.

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exercise. For step-by-step instructions, see “Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools” on page 5. 9. On the Properties palette, under Location, select Stair for Attached to. This selection anchors the railing to the stairs. 10. Verify that Side offset is 50mm. This offsets the railing a set distance from the edge of the stringer. 11. Verify that Automatic placement is Yes. This adds the railing automatically so that it follows the layout of the stairs.

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will be offset from the closest edge or from the center of the flight. 13. Press ENTER.

A guardrail and handrail are automatically added to the inside of the stairs wrapping around the landing. Add a railing to a single flight of stairs 14. Click Tutorial-Handrail on the Tutorial tool palette. 15. On the Properties palette, under Location, select Stair flight for Attached to. This selection anchors the handrail to the individual stair flights. The handrail is not required around the landing, so this is the appropriate selection for this location. 16. Verify that Side offset is 50mm to maintain the same distance from the edge as the inside railing. 17. Select the lower flight of stairs near location 2.

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each handrail is anchored to the associated flight. change the edges of the stair. Press ENTER. or landing extensions. In this exercise. you added a guardrail and handrail to the inside of the stair and to the landing that is anchored to the stair. Exercise 4: Modifying Stairs and Creating the Stair Tower You can edit stairs by changing the style of the stair to modify the design constraints. or adjust the stair location. you copy the stair and anchored railings you added earlier in this lesson. When you use grips to edit stairs. In the next exercise. The railings are anchored. you modify the landing extension to create a U-shaped stair with aligned starting and ending locations for the flights. Then. You can also edit stairs using grips to modify the width and shape of flights. component dimensions. In this exercise. Save all open project drawings. 20. the stairway continues to be constrained by the design limits and length specified when the stair was created.19. 92 | Developing Your Building Model Design . so the railings move with the stair as you make modifications to the flights. no handrail is required around the outside of the landing. You also added two handrails on the outside of the stair against the wall. Because the stairwell is enclosed by interior partitions by design. Therefore. and place them in a new location to create the second emergency stairwell. you modify the stair.

On the Object Snap tab. Select level 04 as a new level assignment.IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L06. Click OK. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. 7. and click Properties. With the Project Navigator open. 4. Lesson 6: Finishing the Building Core | 93 . click the Constructs tab. 9. Click OK. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. your building has only four floors and a roof level. 6.exe. NOTE If you did not complete exercise 1 in this lesson. 5. Double-click Stair Tower to open it. Under Constructs\Exercise 04. If you have not extracted the dataset. and zoom in to the stairwell area at location 1. do so before beginning this exercise. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. Click 8. you can continue with this exercise. and then select only the Intersection osnap. on the Object Snap toolbar to display the Drafting Settings dialog box. Copy a stair with anchored railings 1. right-click Stair Tower. 2. For step-by-step instructions. 3. select Object Snap On. You can continue with this exercise without adding level 04.

and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Copy. Object anchors attach an AEC object. 94 | Developing Your Building Model Design . 11. When an AEC object is anchored to another AEC object. 12. and press ESC. Select the stair and railings. pan over to the stairwell area at location 2. select the intersection of the lower left corner of the stair for the base point. Using the Intersection osnap. Using the Intersection osnap. anchored objects are not copied with the anchoring object.10. Right-click. to the base curve of another AEC object. such as a stair. However. 14. They must be specifically selected to be copied. it is moved together with the anchoring object. 13. select the intersection of the upper right corner of the interior partitions that surround the stairwell area. such as a railing. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar.

15. Click the Y Flip grip ( 18. and click Deselect All to turn off the stair grips. Use the Location grip to move the stair into place within the surrounding interior partitions. 17. 16. You do not need to select the railings because they are anchored to the stair and move with the stair. 20. Select the copied stair. Click the X Flip grip ( ). The copied stair and railings are oriented for proper placement within the interior partitions at location 2. Right-click. Lesson 6: Finishing the Building Core | 95 . ). Press ENTER. 19.

Under Extension Distances. In the Stair Styles dialog box. 22. In this case.Modify the landing design constraints Use the following steps to modify the stair style to align the starting and ending treads of the flights at the landing. select Add Tread Depth for both down and up. 23. 21. 24. click the Landing Extensions tab. Click OK. and click Edit Stair Style. Select either stair. When you modify the style. any objects assigned that style are updated automatically. 96 | Developing Your Building Model Design . the landing modifications are applied to both emergency stairs automatically. right-click.

and the railings are adjusted accordingly. 26. the changes are applied to both emergency stairs automatically. right-click. 27. Select the stair at location 2. and press ENTER. and click Stair Tower Generate. 28. verify that all levels are selected except R (Roof). Select the railings. In the Select Levels dialog box. Lesson 6: Finishing the Building Core | 97 . Generate the stair tower 25.The starting and ending treads of the flights are aligned at the landing. Select Include Anchored Railings. Because the landing modifications are style-based.

In the Display Properties dialog box. 40. select Typical Core. Edit the display properties of the stairs 35. 36. 98 | Developing Your Building Model Design . click the Display Properties tab. Click on the Views flyout on the Navigation toolbar to return to a top view.29. 37. Repeat steps 25 through 29 for the stair at location 1. click the Other tab. right-click. In the Xref Manager dialog box. and click Detach. Detach the Typical Core external reference 32. 33. Click 34. 39. in the lower-right corner of the drawing area to open the Xref Manager. Click . 38. Click OK. Select one of the stair towers. Clear Override Display Configuration Cut Plane. 31. Click OK. and click Edit Stair Style. Click on the Views flyout on the Navigation toolbar to display the stair towers in an isometric view. 30. In the Stair Styles dialog box.

you add the elevators and cut holes in the first floor slab to provide openings for the elevator shafts. click the Constructs tab. 41. you generated stair towers and edited the display properties of the stairs. 4. You add the elevators. You can use two-dimensional (2D) polylines based on the surrounding interior partitions to create holes in a slab. 6. Click 5. Save all open project drawings. you can continue with this exercise. As a result. do so before continuing in this on the Object Snap toolbar to display the Drafting Settings dialog box. and that only the Node osnap is selected. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L06. verify that Object Snap On is selected. For step-by-step instructions. After the stairs have been located. you use the display configuration cut plane defined for the stair style. and from the current floor elevation down to the appropriate cut height of the level below. the stairs display only from the current floor elevation up to the cut height. do so before beginning this exercise. Click OK. 3. In this exercise. Place elevators 1. exercise. see “Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools” on page 5. click Tutorial-Elevator. Finally. Under Elements.exe. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. In this exercise. You then aligned the starting and ending locations of the flights by modifying the landing extensions. The hole adds new vertices and edges to the slab that you can edit as you do other slab vertices and edges. On the Tutorial tool palette. and zoom in to the area around locations A through D at the center of the core. For step-by-step instructions. If you have not extracted the dataset. In the next dataset. the slabs have been updated to include openings for the two emergency exit stairs and the stair in the atrium. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. 42. On the Object Snap tab. Exercise 5: Adding Elevators After you have added the stairs and elevators to the building model.By clearing this override. Lesson 6: Finishing the Building Core | 99 . Click OK twice. With the Project Navigator open. 7. the slabs are cut to accommodate the stairwells. NOTE If you have not added the Tutorial tool palette to your tool palette set. and then create additional openings in the slabs to accommodate them. 2. The closed polyline represents the perimeter of the hole. you need to provide holes in the slabs for the stairwells and elevator shafts. double-click Typical Core to open it in the drawing area. Holes generated by a closed polyline are projected from the polyline to the slab using the current user coordinate system (UCS). you created the second emergency stairwell by copying the existing stairwell and anchored railings. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar.

8. add the elevators: ■ Select the nodes at locations A and B. select the upper left corner of the elevator shaft for first corner point. 9. and press ENTER. Zoom in to the elevators. Select the nodes at locations C and D. Using the Node osnap. under Constructs\Structural\Slabs. and press ENTER. On the File menu. 12. 15. 10. click Close to close the Typical Core drawing. and press ENTER. 14. 100 | Developing Your Building Model Design . Locate the elevator shafts 11. In the Project Navigator. Enter 180. Add a rectangular polyline to locate the left elevator shaft near locations A and B: ■ ■ Click on the Shapes toolbar. Verify that Osnap is on. Using the Intersection osnap. Typical Core opens as a referenced file in 01 Floor Slab. ■ ■ ■ Enter r (Rotation). Click on the Standard toolbar to save your changes to the Typical Core drawing. Drag the Typical Core element from the Constructs tab into the drawing area. 13. double-click 01 Floor Slab to open it in the drawing area. and select the Intersection osnap.

select the lower right corner of the elevator shaft for the other corner point.■ Using the Intersection osnap. Select one of the rectangular polylines. select Typical Core. Repeat steps 20 through 22 for the second rectangular polyline. Cut holes in the slab 19. and press ENTER. and press ENTER. 18. 22. 21. In the Xref Manager dialog box. You can also click at the bottom right of the drawing area to display the Xref Manager dialog box. 17. and click Hole ➤ Add. On the Insert menu. Two rectangular polylines are added along the interior walls of the elevator shafts. Repeat step 15 to add a rectangular polyline for the right elevator shaft near locations C and D. Lesson 6: Finishing the Building Core | 101 . Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar to zoom to the extents of the drawing. right-click. 16. and click OK. Select the slab. 20. 23. Enter y (Yes) to erase the layout geometry. click Detach. click Xref Manager.

In subsequent datasets. You then finished the building core by adding emergency exit stairs. You updated the properties of the copied constructs assigned to level 04. 102 | Developing Your Building Model Design . and you modified the properties of the spanning constructs to include 04 as an assigned level. you added a new floor to the building model by copying level 03 and its contents to create level 04. You can cut the slab for the stairwells using the same method you used to cut the slab for the elevator shafts. you added four elevators to the typical core and cut two holes in the 01 floor slab to provide openings for the two centrally located elevator shafts. Save all open project drawings. and elevators. the building shell geometry in the Typical Floor Shell construct has been modified to include the exterior shell for level 04. anchored railings. you complete the interior of the building model by adding the plumbing fixtures in the bathrooms. Next. In this lesson. 24. In this exercise.Holes have been generated in the slab based on the perimeters of the polylines.

The cut plane you apply in this exercise isolates level 1. The floor plan is actually a section drawing. Lessons in this part: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Lesson 7: Working with Sections and Elevations Lesson 8: Working with Details Lesson 9: Scheduling Your Building Model Lesson 10: Finishing Your Plot Sheets Lesson 11: Using Callouts Lesson 12: Annotating and Keynoting Your Project Lesson 7: Working with Sections and Elevations When you are ready to present your designs. you create a floor plan view for level 1 and modify the display of the plan. and elevation. You can create plot sheets and drag views directly onto the sheets. you can generate views. such as sections and elevations. elevations. including sections and elevations. You can create floor plans. and sections. You generate multiple views. You work with cut planes to control the floor plan display. you create and work with a sampling of the sheets that would be included in the complete set of construction documents for this project. You also create a schedule and add annotation to complete the sheets. By inserting schedules and annotation symbols in your drawings. Cut planes are used to isolate building levels. The specific sheets included in a set of construction documents depends on the size and complexity of the building project. When you prepare elevations and sections of your building model. you can easily communicate design decisions and construction requirements. from your building model. . Exercises in this lesson: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Exercise 1: Creating a View for a Floor Plan Exercise 2: Using Callouts to Create a 2D Elevation View Exercise 3: Changing Materials Within an Elevation Exercise 4: Modifying and Updating a 2D Section Exercise 5: Creating a 3D Section Exercise 1: Creating a View for a Floor Plan The purpose of the floor plan is to show the location and dimensions of exterior and interior walls.Producing Construction Documents Construction documents are used to communicate architectural ideas graphically. In this lesson. This exercise explores a three-dimensional (3D) view of the completed building model and shows how to apply a cut plane. and you add materials to show additional detail in the section. When you create floor plans. In this lesson. and illustrate the shape more clearly. doors. such as stairs and elevators. An imaginary cutting plane slices through the building model about 1200 mm above the floor and parallel to the floor. you can add materials to the elevations to give them texture. you prepare drawings to convey your ideas. You then see how the elevation is automatically updated based on design changes made to the building model. you create views for a floor plan. and other “fixed” features of the building model. windows. you can adjust the cut plane to control the display of your building model by elevation. section. Annotation is added to the sheets to clarify and record final design decisions and to reference together the complete set of construction documents. With Autodesk® Architectural Desktop. show additional detail. Then. allowing you to visualize the floor plan of level 1.

For step-by-step instructions. 4. All the levels of the building model are selected to create a complete model view.exe. 3. 2. right-click Model. and click Properties. Click Context. and the right pane shows the associated detailed information. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. 104 | Producing Construction Documents . The left pane shows the types of view properties that can be customized.IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L07. With the Project Navigator open. Under Views\Exterior. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. you can continue with this exercise. If you have not extracted the dataset. Click Content. do so before beginning this exercise. Explore a model view 1. The Modify General View worksheet is displayed. click the Views tab.

When a level is selected, all constructs assigned to the level are automatically selected. All selected constructs are included in the view. You can clear constructs that you want to exclude from the view. When this model view was created, the building outline constructs and column grid constructs were excluded. 5. Click OK. 6. In the Project Navigator, double-click Model to open it in the drawing area. 7. On the View menu, click Hide.

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Assign a global cut plane to isolate a level 9. On the Format menu, click Display Manager. 10. In the left pane of the Display Manager, expand Configurations, and click Medium Detail. 11. In the right pane, click the Cut Plane tab. 12. Specify the cut plane properties:
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13. In the left pane, expand Medium Detail, and click Model. 14. In the right pane, click the Display Options tab, and specify the display options:
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Select Section AEC Objects by Display Range defined in Display Configuration. Clear Show Materials where Display Range Intersects AEC Objects. Verify that Hide Sectioned Body Component is selected. Verify that Hide Surface Hatching is selected. The cut plane elevations are adjusted for the display configurations.

15. Click OK.

Level 1 is now isolated. The display configuration cut plane is a useful tool for creating a view range that is determined by the cut planes. However, within the Project Navigator is a more efficient way to do the same task for your floor plan drawings. In the same way that the Project Navigator manages all the external references used by the model from all levels, you can use the Project Navigator to work with only the drawings from one level at a time. Next, you generate a two-dimensional (2D) floor plan of level 1. Create a floor plan view 16. In the Project Navigator, select Interior and click .

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IMPORTANT If you installed the tutorial content to a non-default location, the project-dependent files (bulletin board, image, and default templates) do not re-path automatically. As a result, the Model View template cannot be found. To resolve this issue, click the Project tab on the Project Navigator, and then click the Edit Project icon. On the Modify Project worksheet, modify the paths to the project files by browsing to your tutorial content location and selecting bulletin board, image, and default template files from the Tutorial Templates folder.

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double-click Stair Tower to open it in the drawing area. 29. and click Edit Stair Style.Adjust the cut plane to change the stair display 21. 28. and click 27. 30. click the Constructs tab. Under Display Representations. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. 25. In the Project Navigator. Click OK twice. 23. verify that Plan is selected. 22. Under Cut Plane. Select the stair. 26. Under Constructs\Architectural\Stair. click the Display Properties tab. right-click. and zoom in to one of the stairwells. Enter 3000 for Elevation. select Override Display Configuration Cut Plane. 108 | Producing Construction Documents . . Click the Other tab. 24. In the Stair Styles dialog box.

and default templates) do not re-path automatically. the project-dependent files (bulletin board. When you created the 01 Floor Plan view. click Stair Tower. 36. IMPORTANT If you installed the tutorial content to a non-default location. Next. The software assembled all the references and created the new view drawing. and click . On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. select Stair Tower. The view is updated to include the changes to the stair display. Add an elevation view 1. 2. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. Click on the Standard toolbar to save the Stair Tower drawing. If you have not extracted the dataset.exe. You also adjusted a predefined global cut plane to isolate one level of the building model.The location of the flight break is changed for both flights of stairs. On the Add View worksheet. Update the floor plan view 32. and click OK. and worked with object cut planes to change the display of the emergency exit stairs in plan view. On the Window menu. For step-by-step instructions. 33. In this exercise. You created a view for the 01 floor plan. you explored a predefined model view to examine how a view is defined. image. In the communication bubble in the lower-right corner of the screen. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L07. Exercise 2: Using Callouts to Create a 2D Elevation View Objects in Architectural Desktop are three-dimensional (3D) objects that can be viewed in a variety of twodimensional (2D) representations. select Exterior. In the Xref Manager dialog box. As a result.dwg. select Section/Elevation View. the Section/Elevation View Lesson 7: Working with Sections and Elevations | 109 . 35. Save all open project drawings. and click Reload. Working with 3D objects eliminates the need to draw projection lines to create an elevation. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. you selected the construct drawings to reference into the view. Click OK. 31. such as plan and elevation views. This exercise shows how to generate an elevation of the building model using elevation tools provided with Architectural Desktop. click 01 Floor Plan. you can continue with this exercise. do so before beginning this exercise. you create a view for an elevation of the building model. 34.

In the right frame of the worksheet. Clear the Building Outline and Column Grid categories to exclude them from the view.template cannot be found. right-click the title bar of the tool palettes. In the Place Callout dialog box. 3. and default template files from the Tutorial Templates folder. select the Document tool palettes set. Click Next. Specify an elevation line and boundary 7. zoom out to show space around the building model. On the Tool Palettes. and click Finish. and then click the Edit Project icon. Click Next. Click below the building model to specify the location of the elevation tag. 4. define the view: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Enter Elevation for Name. On the Add Section/Elevation View worksheet. Enter Elevation view for building elevations for Description. 11. 10. 6. and click OK. 8. Double-click Elevation to open it in the drawing area. On the Callouts tool palette. and click All Palettes. right-click. specify the callout properties: ■ ■ Enter South Elevation for New Model Space View Name. 110 | Producing Construction Documents . and press ESC. 9. The Elevation view is added to the project. and click Select All. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar to zoom to the extents of the drawing. image. Right-click the stacked palettes. and click to specify the direction of the mark arrow. modify the paths to the project files by browsing to your tutorial content location and selecting bulletin board. click Elevation Mark A2. and click Callouts. On the Modify Project worksheet. Verify that Ortho is on. 12. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. click the Project tab on the Project Navigator. TIP If only the Design tool palettes are displayed. To resolve this issue. 5. and click the Callouts palette. Move the cursor up. Verify that Generate Section/Elevation and Place Titlemark are selected.

If the elevation mark is pointing away from the portion of the building model you want to view. Lesson 7: Working with Sections and Elevations | 111 . select a start point below and to the left of the corner of the building to specify the first corner of the elevation region. The direction in which you draw the elevation line determines the orientation of the elevation view. In the drawing area. 16. When you select the second point for the elevation line. the elevation boundary is drawn and an elevation mark is added automatically. right-click. 14. drawing a box around the building. 15. select the elevation line. and click Reverse. click Current Drawing. and zoom in to the elevation to explore the details of the elevation and the assigned materials. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. The elevation and title mark are placed in the drawing. 13. Under Create in. The elevation line boundary can be much larger than the building outline without affecting the elevation generated from the elevation line. Click to the right of the plan view to specify the location of the 2D elevation.■ ■ Verify that 1:100 is selected for Scale. Click at the upper right of the building to specify the opposite corner of the elevation region.

With the Project Navigator open. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. For step-by-step instructions. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. the components of the objects are assigned default surface hatch patterns based on the type of material. you created a view for an elevation and generated an elevation of the rear of the building model. Next. you change the material of the brick wall in the ground floor shell and the hatch pattern of the concrete columns. If you did not complete exercise 2.17.exe. Specifically. If you have not extracted the dataset. or if you prefer to use a supplied drawing. Save all open project drawings. click the Views tab. You can work with surface hatch patterns to clearly illustrate the different views of your building model. or specify additional materials for components. such as elevations and sections. you can continue with this exercise. In this exercise. you change the materials assigned to objects and update the elevation to reflect the newly assigned materials. double-click Elevation under Views\Exercise 03. When you refresh the elevation drawing. Open the Elevation drawing: ■ ■ If you completed exercise 2 in this lesson. 3. change the type of material to assign a different standard hatch pattern. Exercise 3: Changing Materials Within an Elevation When you assign materials to objects in Architectural Desktop. View the elevation of the building model 1. 112 | Producing Construction Documents . the surface hatch patterns are updated. Zoom in to the entry at the lower middle of the south elevation. 2. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L07. the Elevation drawing is open. This exercise shows how to modify the surface hatching assigned to the elevation view of the building model. You can modify the hatch pattern for a specific component. do so before beginning this exercise.

and click Edit Wall Style.Brick.Unit Masonry. In the Xref Manager dialog box. 16. 9. In the Project Navigator.Modify the wall material 4. 7. Click the Material Definition for Brick Veneer. and click Reload.Unit Masonry. Verify that the Elevation drawing is displayed. right-click. click Ground Floor Shell. and select Masonry. In the Wall Style Properties dialog box. Select the curved brick wall at the bottom of the drawing.Norman. 10. and click Refresh. 5. 15. and select Masonry. On the File menu. 8. 12. Click on the Standard toolbar to save the Ground Floor Shell drawing. 11. click the Materials tab. Click OK.One-Third Running. 17. 6. click the Constructs tab. Select the elevation. Click OK. right-click. Under Constructs\Architectural\Shell. 14. select Ground Floor Shell. Click the Material Definition for Brick Veneer (Structural). double-click Ground Floor Shell to open it in the drawing area.Norman. Update the elevation view 13. In the communication bubble in the lower-right corner of the screen. Lesson 7: Working with Sections and Elevations | 113 . click Close.One-Third Running.Brick.

Cast-in-Place. double-click Ground Floor Partitions to open it in the drawing area. and click OK twice. select Concrete_C. Modify the Surface Hatch display component: ■ to edit the . the Hatch Pattern dialog box is displayed. Verify that General Medium Detail is selected. click the Display Properties tab. and click material. ■ ■ Select Custom for Type. and click Browse.Modify the column hatch pattern 18. 22.pat. 19. 24. under Constructs\Architectural\Partitions. click the Hatching tab. In the Project Navigator. On the Materials tab. In the Hatch Pattern Palette dialog box. and click 23. When you click to select a pattern.Flat. In the Display Properties dialog box. In the Material Definition Properties dialog box. Click the General_Texture pattern assigned to Surface Hatch. right-click. 114 | Producing Construction Documents . 21. verify that Concrete.Grey is selected. 20. Select one of the round columns at the bottom of the drawing. and click Edit Wall Style.

Click OK three times to close the Wall Style Properties dialog box. and you can assign materials to the section for an optimal visual representation of the sectioned objects. to view the hatch pattern names. Select the elevation. any changes to the building model can be automatically updated in the section. if necessary.dwg is displayed in the drawing area. Verify that Elevation. you work with a 2D section that has been created. enter 25 for the surface hatch Scale/Spacing. You can create two-dimensional (2D) or three-dimensional (3D) sections. Concrete_C. Save all open project drawings.pat in the . changed the material assigned to the brick wall of the ground floor shell.pat is listed above General_Texture. Resize the dialog box. . you use a similar process to modify the building model and update the changes in the section view. 27. 25. Next. You modify the building model and then automatically apply those changes to the section. Under Views\Exterior. In this exercise. Lesson 7: Working with Sections and Elevations | 115 . double-click Elevation to open it in the drawing area. If you closed the drawing. right-click. You can control the size and shape of the section you generate.. 29. At the lower-right corner of the screen.\Support\pats content location. Section objects remain linked to the building model that you used to create them.TIP The hatch pattern names are displayed at the end of the content location paths. ■ ■ In the Display Properties dialog box. you updated the surface hatching in the elevation view by refreshing the drawing. Save and close the Ground Floor Partitions drawing. and click Reload Xrefs. you explored the elevation view of the building model. Exercise 4: Modifying and Updating a 2D Section A section represents a building model as if the model were cut vertically to show interior detail.. click the Views tab in the Project Navigator. double-click Elevation under Views\Exercise 03. If you prefer to use the supplied drawing. The elevation is updated with the new column hatch pattern. Each time you changed a material. Update the elevation view 26. In this exercise. and click Refresh. and modified the surface hatch pattern of the columns. right-click 28. You use the same section/elevation tools to create a 2D section as you did to create an elevation. therefore.

Use and on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar to zoom in to other areas of the section. and click Apply Tool Properties to Door. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. as shown below. and view the material surface hatching. 8. 4. 3. View the section of the building model 1. For step-by-step instructions. see “Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools” on page 5. For step-by-step instructions. 2. 9. you can continue with this exercise. do so before beginning this exercise. Modify door styles and locations 6. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. On the Tutorial tool palette. Select the single door in the top right corner. 10. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar to zoom to the extents of the drawing.exe. With the Project Navigator open. 116 | Producing Construction Documents . If you have not extracted the dataset. do so before continuing in this exercise. Under Views\Interior. In the Project Navigator. double-click Typical Core to open it in the drawing area. NOTE If you have not added the Tutorial tool palette to your tool palette set.IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L07. Under Elements. 7. 5. right-click Tutorial-Double Door. and press ENTER. click the Constructs tab. and zoom in to an area of the section to explore the sectioned objects and material surface hatching that is assigned to objects. double-click 2D Sections to open it in the drawing area. click the Views tab. Zoom in to the larger of the section views.

Select the section.dwg is displayed in the drawing area. 14. Move the location of the door: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Click the Location grip. select Typical Core. Click OK. right-click. Press TAB. and click Refresh. Verify that 2D Sections. 15. Update the section view 13. 17. and click Reload. Drag the grip to the left. Right-click. Enter 1000. click Typical Core. The door is changed to a double door and moved to a new location. Save and close Typical Core.dwg.11. and press ENTER. which is the square grip at the midpoint of the door opening. click the Views tab in the Project Navigator. In the communication bubble in the lower right corner of the screen. 16. 12. and click Deselect All to turn off the door grips. Under Views\Interior. In the Xref Manager dialog box. If you closed the section drawing. Lesson 7: Working with Sections and Elevations | 117 . double-click 2D Sections to open it in the drawing area.

A live section view is a special view of a 3D building model where the objects in the section are not converted to a 3D section object. 118 | Producing Construction Documents . 5. In this exercise. from right to left. Instead. You modify the location of the live section and the display of the objects outside the section boundary. If you have not extracted the dataset. you can create live sections. 18. double-click 3D Section to open it in the drawing area. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L07. as shown below. Save all open project drawings. 4. to add a section line that cuts through the center of the building model just below the typical core. and automatically updated the changes to the building model in the section view. Exercise 5: Creating a 3D Section In addition to the typical 2D and 3D sections that you can create. Verify that Ortho is on. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. Under Views\Interior. On the Design tool palette. select a start point and an end point. Next. For step-by-step instructions. 2. you explored the section view of the building model. In the drawing area. 3. With the Project Navigator open. you work with 3D live sections. modified a door style and location in the typical core. click the Views tab.exe. The parts of the objects within the section boundary keep their individual display components. you can continue with this exercise. the building model objects outside the section boundary are displayed as a 3D section. while the parts of the objects outside the section line can be displayed or hidden. Specify a section line and boundary 1. click Vertical Section. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. This exercise shows how to create a 3D live section through the building model. do so before beginning this exercise.The section is updated with the changes to the door.

The section displays when you exit the 3D Orbit function. and click Exit to end the 3D Orbit function. Lesson 7: Working with Sections and Elevations | 119 .The direction in which you draw the section line determines the orientation of the section view. When you have finished rotating the model. Select the section line. TIP While you are using 3D Orbit. and rotate the model to orient the view as shown. and verify that the section line boundary encompasses the entire lower portion of the building model. 7. right-click. and press ENTER. At the Enter length prompt. enter 15000. Generate a live section view 9. With the section line selected. the model does not appear sectioned. Click on the Views flyout of the Navigation toolbar. right-click. 8. 10. 6. Press ENTER to break the line. and click Enable Live Section.

click the Toggle Surface Hatch button in the drawing window status bar. On the View menu. Click on the Views flyout on the Navigation toolbar. Change the location of the section 13. Select the section line. 12. on the View menu. Using the Edge grip. drag the section line up to move the boundary box to the location shown below. 11. 14. 16. right-click. Notice the bold shading at the edge of objects to show where the section cut was made through the building model.TIP If your model does not look like the one depicted above. click Shade ➤ 3D Wireframe. and click Toggle Sectioned Body Display. there are three settings you can change: First. On the View menu. 120 | Producing Construction Documents . On the View menu. Finally. click Shade ➤ 3D Wireframe. Then. click Hide. 15. select the section line again. click Shade ➤ Flat Shaded.

17. you can change the display quality of the transparency or adjust hardware acceleration.The live section is updated automatically. Change the display of the objects outside the section The objects or parts of objects outside the section boundary are collectively called the sectioned body. NOTE If the transparent objects display with undesirable results. click Hide. 18. In this lesson. you can show the sectioned body as a screened or transparent display. 21. Right-click. 22. Notice that the sectioned body is screened. When displayed. you changed the surface hatching assigned to objects in the elevation view and updated the elevation to reflect the newly assigned materials. and click Toggle Sectioned Body Display. When you render a live section. click Hide. click Shade ➤ Flat Shaded. and then modified the building model and updated the section to display the changes. Save and close all open project drawings. 20. you created a 3D live section through Lesson 7: Working with Sections and Elevations | 121 . you need to assign materials to the sectioned objects. right-click. Then. You explored a section view of the building model. These 3D graphics display options are controlled from the System tab of the Options dialog box. and rotate the model to re-orient the view as in previous steps. 19. To control the appearance of the sectioned body. the objects in the sectioned body are assigned Sectioned Body display components. On the View menu. and click Exit to end the 3D orbit function. You created a view for an elevation and generated an elevation of the rear of the building model. On the View menu. Finally. which allow you to control how they display. Notice that the sectioned body is transparent. you created a view for a floor plan and worked with cut planes to control the floor plan display. On the View menu. Click . The sectioned body can be displayed or hidden. Select the section line.

see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. catalogs. you can continue with this exercise. There are two methods for accessing detail components and inserting them into drawings: using the tools on the default Detailing tool palettes and using the Detail Component Manager. You moved the location of the section cut line and changed the display of the objects outside the section boundary. Next. manufacturers’ web sites. Exercises in this lesson: ■ ■ ■ ■ Exercise 1: Using the Detailing Tool Palettes Exercise 2: Using the Detail Component Manager Exercise 3: Modifying Details Exercise 4: Adding a New Detail Component Exercise 1: Using the Detailing Tool Palettes This exercise shows how to access and use the tools on the Detailing tool palettes to begin a drawing of a door jamb. With the Details folder selected. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. click 5.exe. Enter Door and Window. Select the Views folder. and press ENTER. 122 | Producing Construction Documents .the building model. such as other projects. . which acts as a detail library. 4. Enter Details. bricks. and click 3. For the purposes of instruction. . This lesson also shows how to modify the appearance of detail components. details are gathered into a project folder from various sources. use the Help link below. For step-by-step instructions. All detail components are stored in a detail database. Lesson 8: Working with Details As part of documenting your design. and section views of beams. and press ENTER. Enter Architectural. NOTE Often you add callouts to details as you create the drawings. These detail components represent specific building materials and products. you create a detail drawing using detail components. 2. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L08. and office detail libraries. For information about using callouts. 7. this lesson focuses on the creation and modification of details only. and how to add a new size component to the details library. If you have not extracted the dataset. This lesson shows how to use predefined detail components to create detail drawings. click the Views tab. you create detail drawings. With the Architectural folder selected. Architectural Desktop provides you with a customizable tool-based system for managing the components that make up detail drawings. Traditionally. such as bolt heads. click . Add view categories 1. and press ENTER. do so before beginning this exercise. With the Project Navigator open. 6.

click the Project tab on the Project Navigator. and click . On the Content page. and select 1:10. the project-dependent files (bulletin board. You verify that all constructs are cleared so that no constructs are referenced into this view. Click Finish. On the Context page. 12. and default template files from the Tutorial Templates folder. 15. On the Modify Project worksheet. select Detail View. Select the Door and Window folder. and then click the Edit Project icon. image. 14. On the Add View worksheet. In the lower-right corner of the drawing area. IMPORTANT If you installed the tutorial content to a non-default location. verify that no levels are selected. 11. verify that the Constructs folder is cleared. To resolve this issue. On the Add Detail View worksheet. and click Next. and click Next. image. click the scale value. and click OK. 13. Lesson 8: Working with Details | 123 .Add a detail view 8. 9. the Detail View template cannot be found. double-click Door Jamb at Brick Wall to open the drawing in the drawing area. and default templates) do not re-path automatically. As a result. modify the paths to the project files by browsing to your tutorial content location and selecting bulletin board. 10. On the Views tab. enter Door Jamb at Brick Wall for Name.

Verify that the Detailing tool palettes are displayed.Use detailing tools 16. Click the down-arrow icon to hide the list. Right-click the title bar of the tool palettes. On the Properties palette.10mm Jt. 19. 124 | Producing Construction Documents . 20. you access the same size list through the Detail Component Manager. click Description. and then click the down-arrow icon to display the list of sizes. and click Detailing. 17. Select Standard 65mm Brick . 18. Later in this lesson. and click the Exterior tool palette.

24. and press ENTER. On the Properties palette. If the Interiors tool palette is not visible.110. In many cases. 25. 29. 30. 36. Save all open project drawings. verify the object properties on the Properties palette. click to insert the brick. 23. 35. TIP When using a tool to insert an object. and click Deselect All. Add two truss ties to the brick wall. Notice that the object is a line. Detail components are made up of simple two-dimensional (2D) linework entities such as lines. and view the information on the Properties palette. Modify the object properties. as shown. and then drag the cursor to the right and click again to insert a total of four bricks. select Elevation for View. On the Interiors tool palette. Notice that the object is a block reference. 38. you used detail components to begin a detail drawing. Select the hat channel. In this exercise. add the hat channel to the bottom of the lower wythe. 27. 26. right-click. Verify that Standard 65mm Brick . select 22mm Hat Channel. the detail component is a collection of such entities grouped as a block. polylines. 37. and then press ENTER. Working from right to left. Grouping the entities as a block allows them to be Lesson 8: Working with Details | 125 . Turn off Osnap. and view the information on the Properties palette. before placing the object in the drawing.10mm Jt is selected for Description. 28. enter 50 for scale factor. and hatches. select Plan for View. as shown. as shown. In the drawing area. 22. On the Properties palette. Press ENTER. if necessary. Enter 0. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. Right-click. and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Copy. The copied bricks are inserted 110 mm above the original bricks to create a double-wythe wall with an approximately 7 mm air gap. 40. arcs. circles. and press ENTER twice. Press ENTER. and click Interiors. The brick component used in this exercise is an example of a block. you inserted components to represent bricks. as shown. Select all four bricks. 33. Using tools from the default Detailing tool palettes. truss ties.21. select 150mm Truss Tie. 32. 31. and a hat channel. right-click the stacked tabs on the tool palette. 34. On the Exterior tool palette. Select Plan for View. Verify that Osnap is on and that the Endpoint osnap is selected. 39. Select one of the bricks.

The detail components that are available for selection are determined by the database that is selected.Masonry. Click on the Navigation toolbar to display the Detail Component Manager. Click the plus sign next to a category to expand the category. For step-by-step instructions. do so before beginning this exercise. The tree view uses a Windows®Explorer-like interface. You can add detail component databases using the AEC Content tab of the Options window. Explore the Detail Component Manager 1. Select Bricks. Linework entities are used to represent material of variable length. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L08. If you have not extracted the dataset. The Detail Component Manager is the interface through which you access all components in the detail databases. You can then change the current database by selecting a new one from the database list. The procedure for inserting a detail component into a drawing varies according to the type of material or product represented by the component.mdb. In the tree view. 5. are inserted as loose linework entities.moved and copied like a single entity. expand F . 6. you finish the detail drawing using components from the Detail Component Manager. You can then insert the component directly into a drawing. Expand F10 . you can continue with this exercise. 126 | Producing Construction Documents . Notice that the list at the bottom of the Detail Component Manager displays the available brick components. The bitmap image displayed in the upper-right corner of the Detail Component Manager represents the selected category or component. Its filter mechanism lets you quickly locate a particular component in a selected database.Brick/Block Walling. select AecDtlComponents (UK). 4. This is the same list you accessed through the Properties palette in the previous exercise. such as the hat channel in this exercise. Under Current detail component database. Exercise 2: Using the Detail Component Manager This exercise shows how to use the Detail Component Manager to complete the door jamb detail drawing you began in the previous exercise. 2.exe. amorphous shape. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. 3. or something that would be cut or otherwise modified in the field. The current detail component database is identified in the upper-left corner of the Detail Component Manager. Click again to collapse the category. You can also use the Detail Component Manager to add new sizes of existing components to the detail databases. Other detail components. Continue with the drawing created in exercise 1. Next. or open Views\Exercise 02\Door Jamb at Brick Wall.

and press ENTER to insert the door frame. Press SHIFT + right-click. and press ENTER. 19. Click on the Shapes toolbar. Add a rectangle to represent a door 20. and press ENTER to change the insertion point. In the tree view. and click Temporary track point. expand L . This is the insertion point for the rectangle.Windows/Doors/Stairs. 14. 15. and click Insert Component. select 170mm Double Rabbet HM Door Frame. and expand L20 . Drag the cursor above the bricks. and select a point in the drawing to rotate the door frame vertically. 18. Enter x (Xflip). Enter r (Rotate). as shown. Enter @460. Verify that Otrack is off. 22. 17. 11. and press ENTER. Move the cursor vertically. Select Double Rabbet Door Frames. In the component list. 21.45. 9. 16.Insert a door frame 7. Select the corner of the door frame marked in the illustration below. 12.Doors/Shutters/Hatches. 13. Lesson 8: Working with Details | 127 . Enter 35. 8. 10. Select the lower-right endpoint of the lower-right brick as the tracking point. Verify that Osnap is on and that the Endpoint osnap is selected. Press ENTER.

33. enter gwb as the keyword to search for in the detail components database. Click on the Navigation toolbar to display the Detail Component Manager.Plasterboard Dry Linings/Partitions/Ceilings. Using a keyword that you enter. and click Insert Component. select A-Detl-Medm for Layer. In the drawing area. Because the material commonly referred to as GWB exists in the database as Gypsum Wallboard. 24. Select the rectangle. Press ENTER. as demonstrated using “gwb” as an example. In the size list. and then select a point near the left end of the hat channel to place the wallboard. 32. Click to remove the filter. and then displays the matching components. select 16mm Gypsum Wallboard. . You can filter the database of detail components. 128 | Producing Construction Documents . 25. no match is possible. 28. The match must be exact. and click Deselect All. 29. and select Gypsum Wallboard. as shown. Under Filter. Click . select the lower-right endpoint of the hat channel.23. On the Properties palette. 34. Enter gypsum as the keyword. Browse to K10 . 30. the filter mechanism searches the database for component names that match the keyword. 27. which needs to be taken into consideration for abbreviations and acronyms. No match is found for “gwb” in the database. and click 31. Use the filter to locate a component 26. Right-click.

Verify that Osnap is off. as shown. Zoom in. Click on the Navigation toolbar to display the Detail Component Manager. 43. click Vapour Retarder. 42. you modify the appearance and size of components in the detail drawing. 36. to select the line cleanly. and press ENTER. 46. The line is used to locate the vapor barrier. such as the hat channel and gypsum wallboard. and click Perpendicular. Select the lower-right endpoint of the gypsum wallboard as the first point. 37. J21 . Press ENTER twice. Next. and verify that Polar is on. you have the option of specifying a number of courses. In the bottom pane. In this exercise. Press SHIFT + right-click. Add a vapor barrier When you insert a vapor barrier. you need to specify start and end points. and click Vapour Barriers. the procedure for inserting the detail component into the drawing varies according to the type of material or product represented by the component. the software prompts you to select a line in the drawing. Browse to J . you may want to flip or rotate the image to change its default orientation. This exercise shows how to use the in-place editing tools to modify the Lesson 8: Working with Details | 129 . 39. when you insert bricks. and press ENTER to change the justification of the wallboard. and click Insert Component. select the line in the air gap. such as screws and bolts. 41. Turn off Osnap. 40. 45. and draw a polyline to represent a wire frame anchor. Complete the detail drawing 44. For other products. In this exercise. In the drawing area. Click . When you insert a variable-length material. Save all open project drawings. To cover the end of the brick and stud with gypsum wallboard: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Press ENTER to repeat the Add command.Waterproofing. Draw a line in the air gap between the two brick wythes. 38. Whether you use the Detail Component Manager or a tool on a tool palette.35. and press ENTER. Click on the Shapes toolbar. you flipped and rotated the door frame before placing it in the drawing. For example. Select the bottom of the door frame. you completed the door jamb detail drawing using the Detail Component Manager. Exercise 3: Modifying Details You can modify the appearance of detail components using in-place editing tools.Mastic Asphalt Roofing/Insulation/Finishes. which are accessed from context menus (right-click menus). In this series of steps. you begin by drawing a line to use when placing the vapor barrier. if necessary. Enter x (Xflip).

and click Temporary track point. Move the cursor vertically. Enter r (Rotate). you can continue with this exercise. Enter 55. If you have not extracted the dataset. For step-by-step instructions. 8. Select the door frame. and press ENTER. Drag the cursor above the bricks. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. Adjust the gypsum wallboard to cover the brick and stud: ■ Zoom in to the area around the small piece of gypsum wallboard. TIP You can also scale the polyline by 0. and verify that the Endpoint osnap is selected. You can also use these tools on many other AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop entities. 9. it is not available when editing linework and other entities that are not detail components. and press ENTER to change the insertion point. Adjust the details to accommodate the new door frame 14.exe. as shown. Turn on Osnap. and press ENTER to insert the door frame. On the Properties palette. 2. and click Replace Selected. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L08. 10. Verify that Otrack is off. 3. 130 | Producing Construction Documents . Select the lower-right endpoint of the lower-right brick as the tracking point. hatches. You begin this exercise by replacing the door frame with a smaller-sized component to accommodate a design change. 5. Press SHIFT + right-click. 11. and select a point in the drawing to rotate the door frame vertically. 13. Replace the door frame 1. you use inplace editing tools that can be used with detail components as well as linework. 6. right-click. Enter x (Xflip). 15. you can use the Replace Selected command to easily swap one component for another component in the detail database. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. or open Views\Exercise 03\Door Jamb at Brick Wall. and select 145mm Double Rabbet HM Door Frame from the size list. In the remainder of this exercise. Continue with the drawing created in exercises 1 and 2.9 for the correct size. do so before beginning this exercise. click Description. 7.detail drawing you created in the previous two exercises. as shown. and other entities that are not detail components. Press ENTER. The Replace Selected command is a powerful tool that is available exclusively for detail components. or erase and redraw the frame anchor. When working with detail components like the door frame. Adjust the size of the frame anchor with the Stretch command. 12. 4.

Use a crossing window to select the small piece of gypsum wallboard near the top. Enter 12 for Spacing. and click Midpoint. and move the cursor up. Add a hatch pattern to the door 16. Select any point in the drawing. On the Drafting tool palette. Press ENTER. The brick to the left is selected as well. Lesson 8: Working with Details | 131 . click the Line Hatch tool. and click All Palettes. ■ ■ ■ ■ Hold down the SHIFT key and select the brick to remove it from the selection set. Horizontal hatching is added. Right-click the title bar of the tool palettes. Select the midpoint of the left side of the rectangle. Press SHIFT + right-click. Modify the hatch pattern and position 19. Enter 20. Select the hatch. and click Set Origin. and press ENTER. select a point in the rectangle to add line hatching to the door. 18. In the drawing area. and press ENTER. 20. 22. 25. On the Properties palette. 24. right-click. 17.■ ■ Enter s (Stretch). 21. 23. select A-Detl-Patt for Layer. Select Yes for Double. With the hatch selected.

and spacing of the hatch. except that you must have a boundary in place to delineate the crop region. 132 | Producing Construction Documents . Next. and click AEC Modify Tools ➤ Trim. Save all open project drawings. you create a new detail component. All linework is cropped to the boundary. Enter y (Yes) to erase selected linework. to locate the trim line. 27. 34. You then added a line hatch to the door and used the Properties palette to change the layer. 28. 35. Finally.Trim the door polyline and hatch 26. Click on the Shapes toolbar. Select a point to the right of the trim line to indicate the side to trim. except that it creates a separate hatch and polyline on the opposite side of the specified line rather than deleting it. 32. The Divide command works like the Trim command. Select two points. as shown. including the block definitions of the brick and truss ties. above and below the right end of the door. Select the rectangle and hatch. 29. and click AEC Modify Tools ➤ Crop. In this exercise. Every entity (or portion of linework or blocks) outside the crop region is deleted. except the rectangle that represents the crop boundary. TIP You can also use the AEC Trim command on standard blocks. you used in-place editing tools on context menus to modify the details in your drawing. Right-click. and press ENTER. as shown. Right-click. Select the rectangle as the crop boundary. you used the Trim and Crop tools to finish drawing the detail. pattern. Select all the linework. Crop the detail drawing The Crop command is like the Trim command. 31. and draw a rectangle around a portion of the detail drawing. The door is trimmed to the specified length. You began by replacing the door frame with a smaller-sized component and stretching the GWB to meet the new frame. 30. and press ENTER. 33.

If you have not extracted the dataset. do so before beginning this exercise. Under Description. 4.Windows/Doors/Stairs. 3. 2. or open Views\Exercise 04\Door Jamb at Brick Wall. select AecDtlComponents (UK).Doors/Shutters/Hatches. After creating the component. In the bottom pane. 10. 6.exe. With the exception of the face dimension. you insert it into a drawing. Lesson 8: Working with Details | 133 . Click on the Navigation toolbar to display the Detail Component Manager. Continue with the drawing created in exercises 1 through 3.mdb. TIP You can use the right-click menu to copy and paste a value from one cell to another. Under Current detail component database. Browse to L . Select the new component. 7.Exercise 4: Adding a New Detail Component You can add new sizes of existing detail components to the detail component database to meet project-specific needs. To finish defining the new component. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L08. For step-by-step instructions. click in the row with the asterisk to begin adding a new component. the new component will have the same dimensions as the 140mm Double Rabbet HM Door Frame component. 5. enter 145mm Double Rabbet 100mm HM Frame Header. enter 100. Select Double Rabbet Door Frames. L20 . and click Insert Component. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. Click the Description header to re-sort the components by name. 9. 8. Create a new component 1. This exercise shows how to use the Detail Component Manager to create a new door frame header component with a unique face dimension. copy the remaining values from 140mm Double Rabbet HM Door Frame to the corresponding fields of the new component. Under Face. you can continue with this exercise. The Description value defaults to null. Insert the new component in a drawing 11. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2.

15. so schedules can be updated automatically when you make changes to your building model. you used the Replace Selected tool to modify the size of the door frame component. Lesson 9: Scheduling Your Building Model After your design is complete. For example. the schedule data is called property set data. click the Extended Data tab. the tags use the level assign- 134 | Producing Construction Documents . Any property that is included in the property set definition can be displayed in a schedule table. 14. 13. For example. you collect project data from your building model to create schedules. 16. You used the Trim and Crop tools to modify the overall appearance and content of the drawing. Press ENTER. Notice that the values you entered in the Detail Component Manager are reflected under Dimensions. After you tag the objects. you can schedule objects through external references. Next. Creating schedules in a project environment is different than adding schedules to individual drawings that contain the objects you are scheduling. you begin by tagging the objects you want to schedule. In Architectural Desktop. and by adding. you used the Detailing tool palettes and the Detail Component Manager to create a detail drawing. If you reference the construct into another view. In Architectural Desktop. when you add project-based room tags to the spaces in a construct.12. you can add a schedule table to the drawing using a predefined schedule table style from a tool palette or from the Content Browser. the schedule tables you create are linked to the objects and styles in your drawings. You can also modify the appearance of the schedule table by changing the text and line styles. After creating the drawing. The schedule data is attached to the door objects within the construct. On the Properties palette. With the introduction of project-based scheduling. Select the frame header component. you add schedule tags to doors in preparation for creating a project-based door schedule. Click anywhere in the drawing area to insert the 145mm Double Rabbet 100mm HM Frame Header. Save and close all open project drawings. deleting. you used the Detail Component Manager to add a new size component to the details database. When you add a schedule tag to an object. 17. Project-based tags and schedule tables use the level and division information in your building model. Finally. You can modify the data in the schedule as your design changes and evolves by editing the property set data associated with the scheduled objects. you can reference a construct into a view. the schedule data is available for use. In this lesson. and then add project-based schedule tags to the doors in the construct. and moving columns. Click OK to save the new component in the detail component database. the software attaches schedule data to the object. To add a schedule to a drawing.

IMPORTANT You must extract the dataset for this lesson to my documents\autodesk\my projects for the project- based schedules and schedule tags to be pathed correctly. you can generate schedules that display both object-based and style-based schedule data from objects in multiple xrefs. Exercises in this lesson: ■ ■ ■ ■ Exercise 1: Tagging Doors for a Schedule Exercise 2: Adding a Project Schedule Exercise 3: Editing Schedule Data Exercise 4: Changing the Appearance of a Schedule IMPORTANT Unlike the other lessons in this tutorial. After the property set data is assigned to all spaces that have doors. If you have not extracted the dataset. For step-by-step instructions. when you use project-based schedules. the spaces on the first floor would begin with room number 101. When you add project-based room tags to spaces. you create a plot sheet and add a schedule table to the sheet. Because you can schedule objects through external references. For example.exe. After you add the schedule. double-click Ground Floor Partitions to open it in the drawing area. Door tags “read” and display the property set data for the spaces with which the door tags are associated. Referenced into each view are the constructs that contain the objects you want to schedule. you create a separate view for each level of the project. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. This view can be used to created the plotted floor plan for each level. NOTE The Ground Floor Partitions construct has a unique building core. Under Constructs\Architectural\Partitions. You begin by adding spaces to the Ground Floor Partitions construct so that project-based room tags can be added. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. you can continue with this exercise. This lesson shows how to add project-based schedule tags to doors in the ground floor of the building model and how to add a schedule table to a sheet using a predefined schedule tool. Exercise 1: Tagging Doors for a Schedule This exercise shows how to tag doors in the ground floor of the building model in preparation for creating a door schedule in the next exercise. do so before beginning this exercise. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L09. therefore. As a general rule. Project-based room tags use the level assignment of a construct to assign level-specific room numbers to the spaces within the construct. this lesson requires that you complete each exercise in the lesson.ment of the construct to assign level-specific room numbers to the spaces. however. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. After you add project-based schedule tags to the objects in the view. you add door tags. With the Project Navigator open. the Typical Core element is not referenced into the Ground Floor Partitions construct. you create a Ground Floor Plan view where you add the project-based room tags and door tags for the ground floor. In this exercise. and so on. Lesson 9: Scheduling Your Building Model | 135 . The schedule you create in the sheet is assigned to a single drawing. 3. and zoom in to the rooms on the right where no hatching is displayed. the door tag displays the value “111” as part of the door tag information. Therefore. you modify the contents and appearance of the schedule table. that single drawing can contain multiple externally referenced drawings (xrefs). you assign property set data to the spaces. when you add a door tag to a door that opens into Room 111. 2. click the Constructs tab. the spaces on the second floor would begin with room number 201. Add spaces 1.

7. at the bottom of the tab. and click OK. you create a new view in which you add annotation. or you can place the tags in a view drawing. 136 | Producing Construction Documents . On the Design tool palette. Click on the Standard toolbar to save the Ground Floor Partitions drawing. 8. On the Add View worksheet. In the drawing area. In this exercise. verify that all options are cleared. click Space Auto Generate Tool. you place the tags in the view drawing you create next. including space tags and door tags. NOTE You must have a drawing open to create a new view in the Project Navigator. click Close.4. You can tag spaces as you generate them. and click 10. a reflected ceiling plan. select a point in each of the three rooms without hatching. click Close. If you have space styles in your drawing. 9. This drawing is not used. and click OK. Specify the style and location for each space: ■ In the Generate Spaces dialog box. 5. 6. If you do not have a drawing open. Select Interior. Click Tag Settings. In the Generate Spaces dialog box. This view can be referenced into a ground floor plan plot sheet. click on the Standard toolbar to create a new drawing. click the Views tab. On the File menu. select General View. ■ ■ ■ ■ The spaces are added to the drawing. In the Project Navigator. Select Walls only for Filter. and any other sheets that require the annotation contained in the view. you can apply them to the spaces as you create them. Create a new view for ground floor tags Next. verify that Style is Standard.

the Model View template cannot be found. and click OK. ■ Click Finish to close the Add General View worksheet.IMPORTANT If you installed the tutorial content to a non-default location. Shell. Stair. and Column Grid categories are selected. Click the value for Description. click the Project tab on the Project Navigator. 13. Click Next. 12. and default templates) do not re-path automatically. define the view: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Enter Ground Floor Plan for Name. Only the Partitions. Lesson 9: Scheduling Your Building Model | 137 . enter Ground floor plan for building model. On the Modify Project worksheet. On the Add General View worksheet. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar to zoom to the extents of the drawing. and click Next. image. Select level G. and default template files from the Tutorial Templates folder. To resolve this issue. Double-click Ground Floor Plan to open it in the drawing area. modify the paths to the project files by browsing to your tutorial content location and selecting bulletin board. 11. image. and then click the Edit Project icon. the project-dependent files (bulletin board. The Ground Floor Plan view is added to the project. Clear the Building Outline and Slabs categories to exclude them from the view. As a result.

Click OK. Click on the Navigation toolbar to open the Content Browser. 25. On the Edit Property Set Data worksheet. The room tag is added to room 117. 16. select a point in the large room for which you generated a space in step 5. At the Select object to tag prompt. scroll down to the RoomObjects section. Add project-based room tags 14. 20. In the left pane. and drag it into the drawing area. 18. you add project-based room tags to this view. If you use a crossing window to select all spaces. 138 | Producing Construction Documents . Click on the Room Tag . 22. Select all the spaces in the drawing. press ENTER to end the tag command. room 117 displays the name ELEC. Click Tutorial Tool Catalog. At the Select object to tag prompt. the software notifies you that you have already selected one of the spaces. and press ENTER. 23. click Metric ➤ Schedule Tags. 17. 21.Next. On the Edit Property Set Data worksheet. and the tag command remains active. 24. click OK to accept the default property set information. At the Select object to tag prompt. Press ENTER to accept Centered as the default location of the room tag.Project Based tool. and enter ELEC for Name. 15. When you end the tag command. enter m (Multiple) to add room tags to the untagged spaces. 19. Click Yes to tag room 117 again.

27.A sample of the room tags added to the drawing The room tag information is assigned to the spaces in the referenced Ground Floor Partitions construct. The information displayed on the newly added room tags was predefined for the purpose of this exercise. On the Edit Property Set Data worksheet. At the bottom of the screen. to maximize the Content Browser. At the Select object to tag prompt. In the Xref Manager dialog box. drag Door Tag . Press ENTER to accept Centered as the default location of the door tag. Click on the Standard toolbar to save the Ground Floor Plan drawing. Add door tags to the other doors in the drawing: ■ ■ ■ ■ Right-click. click Xref Manager. The door tag is added to the door in the electrical room. press ENTER to end the tag command. 26. click OK to accept the default property set information. and click Multiple. and press ENTER.Project Based into the drawing area. click 32. and click Reload. Add project-based door tags 30. Click OK. On the Insert menu. Lesson 9: Scheduling Your Building Model | 139 . click OK to accept the default property set information. 29. 35. On the Edit Property Set Data worksheet. Select all doors except the bathroom stall doors. Select the door of the electrical room. Using i-drop. 31. select Ground Floor Partitions. 28. 33. The door tag displays the value specified in the schedule data attached to the electrical space. 34.

so the door tag displays *SPACE NOT FOUND*. Locate the Property Data Location grip for the door. 140 | Producing Construction Documents . NOTE If you did not turn on the Refedit toolbar in lesson 1. turn on the toolbar by right-clicking in the tool- bar area.A sample of the door tags added to the drawing 36. click OK to accept Ground Floor Partitions as the reference to edit. Select the door at the left side of Room 106 to display the door grips. Zoom in to the door tag at the left side of Room 106. 41. You can move the Property Data Location grip to associate it with a different space and change the value displayed in the door tag. the room number displays in the door tag. and select a point to locate the grip. 43. Each door tag displays the value specified in the schedule data attached to the space into which the door swings. 40. click . 38. On the Refedit toolbar. Select the door at the left side of Room 106. you associate the door with a defined space so that the door tag displays a room number. click . On the Refedit toolbar. In the Reference Edit dialog box. When the grip is located in a defined space. The door at the left side of Room 106 opens into an area where no space has been defined. and click OK to save the changes. Next. By default. and clicking ADT ➤ Refedit. Select the Property Data Location grip. drag it into Room 106. The location of the Property Data Location grip determines the value that is displayed in the door tag. 42. 39. Associate a door with a defined space 37. the Property Data Location grip is located below the door swing.

you created spaces in the Ground Floor Partitions construct. Enter Door Schedule for Sheet title. The dataset that accompanies this exercise contains the schedule data for all other floors in the building model. Exercise 2: Adding a Project Schedule When you are ready to generate a project schedule. define the sheet properties: ■ ■ ■ Enter A603 for Number. With the Project Navigator open. and browse to your tutorial content location. you must do so before beginning exercise 2. and click New ➤ Sheet. you begin by creating a drawing that contains all the objects you want to include in the schedule. click the Sheets tab. and click OK. As a result. Next. you added the schedule data for the doors in the ground floor of the building. you add a project-based door schedule for all floors in the building model. 45. If you did not complete the previous exercise. Lesson 9: Scheduling Your Building Model | 141 . the sheet template does not repath automatically. Select the metric sheet template from the Tutorial Templates folder. Click the browse button. On the New Sheet worksheet. 44. You can add a schedule table using a predefined schedule table style from a tool palette or from the Content Browser. Under Architectural. you create a sheet and add the schedule table to the sheet. and the door tags displayed the room numbers associated with the spaces. The Model view is used because it contains all the objects that need to be scheduled for this project in externally referenced constructs and elements. This exercise uses the Model view as the source for schedule data. In this exercise. To resolve this issue. The tags you added in the view read the properties of the objects in the referenced Ground Floor Partitions construct. IMPORTANT If you installed the tutorial content to a non-default location. 2. and the door tag displays a room number. select Schedules and Diagrams.The change to the door is saved in the Ground Floor Partitions construct. You can also right-click Schedules and Diagrams. click OK in the message box to access the Select Layout as Sheet Template dialog box. and then created a Ground Floor Plan view in which you added project-based room tags and door tags. 3. By moving the grip to a defined space. The project-based room tags assigned level-specific property set data to the ground floor spaces. IMPORTANT This exercise is dependent on the results of the previous exercise. In the previous exercise. the sheet template cannot be found. This exercise shows how to add a project-based door schedule to a sheet using a schedule tool from a catalog provided with the tutorial. Click OK. Save all open project drawings. Maximize and close the Content Browser. You also adjusted the Property Data Location grip on a door that opened into an area where no space had been defined. After you have a drawing that contains all the objects to be scheduled. and click at the bottom of the tab. Create a sheet 1. the door tag displayed a room number.

8. Click on the Navigation toolbar to open the Content Browser. 142 | Producing Construction Documents . and drag it into the drawing area. and click Browse. 11. right-click. Maximize and close the Content Browser. select Yes for Schedule external drawing. Add a door schedule 5. Define the schedule properties 13. On the Properties palette. enter *door* for Layer wildcard. 14. 4. under External Source. 17. 9. In the Advanced section. 16. In the Select a drawing file dialog box. The schedule table is added. In the left pane. Press ENTER to accept the default schedule table size. click Metric ➤ Schedule Tables. Press ENTER to schedule an external drawing. and click Properties. 18. verify that the Design tab is selected. 6. double-click Exterior. 10.The A603 Door Schedule sheet is added. and then click Open. 7. Under Selection. Select the schedule table. 12. Double-click A603 Door Schedule to open it in the drawing area. Select a point in the upper left corner of the drawing area to insert the schedule table. Click on the Door Schedule Project Based tool. 15. Click Tutorial Tool Catalog. Be sure to include the asterisks. 19. Next to External drawing. click the down-arrow icon. Click Model.

click the Views tab of the Project Navigator. If you did not complete the previous exercises in this lesson.dwg in your project folder. Exercise 3: Editing Schedule Data As your design changes and evolves. and you referenced the Model view as the source for schedule data. This exercise shows how to add object-based and style-based property set data to doors in the ground floor of the building model and update the schedule table to reflect your changes. IMPORTANT This exercise is dependent on the results of the previous exercises. If you closed the drawing at the end of the previous exercise. double-click Ground Floor Plan to open it in the drawing area.This file is views\exterior\model. and close the A603 Door Schedule sheet. The Model view contains all the objects you need for the schedule. Modify the schedule data for a door 1. Next. With the door schedule selected in the drawing area. Lesson 9: Scheduling Your Building Model | 143 . however. you must do so before beginning exercise 3. you created a sheet for the project-based door schedule. right-click. which updated the schedule table with the door and frame schedule data for the entire building model. You used the Layer wildcard property of the schedule to limit the selection set to objects with “door” in their layer name. Save all open project drawings. you modify both object-based and style-based schedule data for specific doors. and click Update Schedule Table. 20. you modify the data in the schedule by editing the property set data associated with the scheduled objects. 21. Verify that the Ground Floor Plan drawing is open. Under Views\Interior. In this exercise. The schedule table is updated with schedule data. this view also contains many objects that you need to exclude from a door schedule.

and press ENTER. select door 114A. Right-click. click the Sheets tab. 9. are called automatic properties. Under Architectural\Schedules and Diagrams. View the updated schedule table 7. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. and it is assigned a suffix of B. and click Update Schedule Table. The project-based door number consists of two identifiers: a room number and a number suffix. right-click. Modify the schedule data for the door: ■ On the Edit Referenced Property Set Data worksheet. 3. such as Height. 6. If additional doors opened into room 114. or that are calculated automatically. and zoom in to the schedule table. The door you selected opens into room 114. At the Select objects prompt. 4. 144 | Producing Construction Documents . 5. such as NumberProjectBased. scroll down. and display the NumberProjectBased property. If the fire rating you added is not displayed. A second door opens into room 114 on the right side. Automatic properties are identified with and cannot be edited on the Edit Referenced Property Set Data worksheet. Click The schedule data you added is saved in the Ground Floor Partitions construct and is displayed in the door schedule the next time you open the A603 Door Schedule sheet. 114E. and so on. select the schedule table. In the drawing area. ■ Click OK. It is designated as the first door to this room. and enter 1 hour for FireRating. on the Standard toolbar to save the Ground Floor Plan view. Enter 2/A603 for JambDetail. which is the door that opens into the emergency exit stairwell to the right of the electrical room. ■ ■ Scroll up. 10. Properties that are read directly from the object. select door 114A.2. the doors would be numbered 114C. 114D. In the Project Navigator. 8. The entire plan is selected because it is the referenced Ground Floor Partitions construct. double-click A603 Door Schedule to open it in the drawing area. so a suffix of A is assigned to the door. and click Edit Referenced Property Set Data.

The fire rating you added for door 101A is displayed. 15. On the Edit Referenced Property Set Data worksheet. Enter 2/A603 for JambDetail. 14. and click Edit Referenced Property Set Data. you modify the column layout of the schedule table to display the head detail and jamb detail values. On the Window menu. select door 101A. 12. and press TAB. 18. select door 114A. click Ground Floor Plan. pan over to the emergency stairwell on the left of the drawing. At the Select objects prompt. and press ENTER. 17.dwg. notice that any property that differs between the two doors displays a value of *VARIES*. On the Window menu. Right-click. Select the schedule table. and press ESC. Click OK. and press TAB. Next. The head detail and jamb detail properties in the DoorObjects property set. you add schedule data to doors on the ground floor of the building. Click The schedule data you added is saved in the externally referenced Ground Floor Partitions construct and is available for updating the schedule. and click Update Schedule Table. Modify the schedule data for the doors: ■ ■ ■ ■ Enter 1 hour for FireRating. on the Standard toolbar to save the Ground Floor Plan view. 19. click A603 Door Schedule. are style-based properties that have not been assigned to columns in the schedule table. Enter 3/A603 for HeadDetail.The fire rating you added for door 114A is displayed. and then return to the open A603 Door Schedule sheet to update the schedule table. The referenced Ground Floor Partitions construct is selected. Select door 114A. Lesson 9: Scheduling Your Building Model | 145 . In the next exercise. and press TAB. 16. 13. Modify the schedule data for two doors at once 11.dwg. In the drawing area. 20. right-click. for which you added values. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar.

click the Constructs tab. on the Standard toolbar to save the Ground Floor Partitions construct. 30. Exercise 4: Changing the Appearance of a Schedule You can modify the appearance of a schedule table by changing the overall format of the table and the format of individual components. text. Under FrameStyles. Click Property Sets. 27. such as columns. 31. Modify the style-based schedule data for the doors with the Hinged . and click Edit Door Style. The Hinged .Single door style are assigned the door and frame materials you specified. Select one of the single doors in the drawing. Click 28. Under Constructs\Architectural\Partitions. and replace them with the door detail columns that are associated with the head and jamb detail properties. Save all open project drawings. right-click. and updated the schedule table to reflect your changes. click A603 Door Schedule. and ManufacturerStyles. On the File menu.Single door style contains three property sets: DoorStyles. In the Door Style Properties dialog box. In this exercise.Modify style-based schedule data 21. All the doors that use the Hinged . 25. 29. click Close. double-click Ground Floor Partitions to open it in the drawing area. Two sets of parameters control the appearance of a schedule table: schedule table properties and schedule table style. such as its shape and size. you delete the frame detail columns from the schedule table. 23. on the Window menu. The head detail and jamb detail properties that are assigned to columns in the schedule table are part of the FrameStyles property set. The schedule table style controls the for- 146 | Producing Construction Documents . The schedule table properties control the overall format of the schedule table. you delete these frame detail columns and replace them with door detail columns from the DoorObjects property set to display the head and jamb detail numbers you entered. enter Metal for FrameMaterial. right-click. and lines. and lines. You also split the schedule table and modify the spacing. 24. Notice that several different property sets can be assigned to an object style.Single door style: ■ ■ Under DoorStyles. Select the schedule table. Next. FrameStyles. 26. ■ Click OK twice to close the Door Style Properties dialog box. you added object-based and style-based property set data for doors in the ground floor of the building model. 22. In the Project Navigator. text.dwg. and click Update Schedule Table. The head detail and jamb detail numbers you added to the DoorObjects property set were not displayed in the updated schedule table because the head detail and jamb detail properties are not assigned to columns in the table. If the door schedule sheet is not displayed. In the next exercise. verify that the General tab is displayed. enter Wood for Material.

Lesson 9: Scheduling Your Building Model | 147 . 2. you must do so before beginning exercise 4. such as columns. double-click A603 Door Schedule to open it in the drawing area.mat of individual components. Add columns for door head detail and jamb detail: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Select the table. right-click. select HeadDetail. text. On the Window menu. If you did not complete the previous exercises in this lesson. Under DoorObjects. lines. In the Schedule Table Style Properties dialog box. click A603 Door Schedule. Head. 4. The Detail header and the three nested columns are deleted. Under Architectural\Schedules and Diagrams. verify that the Columns tab is displayed. and color. select Insert Before. Modify the column layout 1. right-click. and click Edit Schedule Table Style. In the Schedule Table Style Properties dialog box. Under Column Position. You modify the schedule table style to add and delete columns. Click Delete. Select the table. Select DoorObjects:Remarks for Column. Click OK to close the Schedule Table Style Properties dialog box. click the Columns tab. 5. and change the color of lines. Click OK to remove the three columns and the Detail header. Delete the frame detail columns: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Scroll to the right until the Frame header is visible. Click Add Column. If you closed the drawing at the end of the previous exercise. and click Edit Schedule Table Style. IMPORTANT This exercise is dependent on the results of the previous exercises. and select Detail. you modify the schedule table properties to split the table into sections. In this exercise. click the Sheets tab of the Project Navigator. and Sill.dwg. Jamb. 3. Hold down SHIFT. modify the style and color of the text in the body of the schedule.

148 | Producing Construction Documents . When you add columns. By selecting it. Click OK to return to the drawing and view the changes. The width of the columns are adjusted to accommodate the schedule data.The DoorObjects:Remarks column is the Notes column in the schedule table. Select the schedule table. you insert the Head Detail column before the Notes column. the schedule “reads” the schedule data from either the object or the style. The Head Detail and Jamb Detail columns are added before the Notes column. Split the schedule table 6. Select the Maximize Page Height grip at the bottom of the schedule table. 7. Repeat the process for adding a column to insert the Jamb Detail column before the Notes column. ■ ■ ■ Click OK.

16. Both the table scale and the spacing between the table sections are increased. 19. and click Edit Schedule Table Style. and zoom in to the section of the schedule table on the left. Select the table. Under Table Breaks. 12. right-click. In the Schedule Table Style Properties dialog box. Change the table size and spacing 10. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. The schedule header is duplicated for each section of the table. In the drawing area. an AutoCAD® text style. Drag the Maximize Page Height grip up to the Location grip at the midpoint of the table. click the Display Properties tab. under General. and select a location for the break point of the schedule table.8. Modify line styles 18. On the Properties palette. enter 25 for Spacing. Under Text Appearance. and click Edit Schedule Table Style. 11.25 for Scale. 17. and press ENTER. and click Properties. The schedule table is split. right-click. In the Schedule Table Style Properties dialog box. Select the schedule table. right-click. 13. and click OK. Select below the midpoint to break the table into two sections. click the Default Format tab. 9. The text in the body of the schedule is displayed in Schedule-Title text. Lesson 9: Scheduling Your Building Model | 149 . Right-click. 15. Select the midpoint or above to break the table into three sections. and click Deselect All. Select the table. right-click. select Schedule-Title for Style. You can change the text style used in the table header by modifying the title and header text styles on the Layout tab of the Schedule Table Style Properties dialog box. and click Deselect All. enter 1. Change the text style 14.

22. and click its assigned plot style. text style. Click OK twice. Click . In this lesson. modify the display of objects. and click OK. 26. select Thin Screened for Plot style. and click OK. Under Display Component. 25. and changing the column layout. On the Views tab. and click its assigned plot style. select Wide for Plot style. and line plot style. The functionalities are incorporated on the Views tab and the Sheets tab of the Project Navigator. select Data Minor Row Lines. you create a floor plan sheet and a cover page sheet. you added project-based schedule tags to the doors in the ground floor of the building model and added a schedule table to a sheet using a predefined schedule tool. The viewport created on the sheet is scaled to match the scale specified by the drawing source view. A view is dragged onto a sheet in paper space and is automatically referenced into model space. changing the table size and spacing. and drawing scale. You reference views into the sheets. layer snapshot. and updated the schedule to reflect the changes. description. 150 | Producing Construction Documents . The sheets reference views that you have previously established for the model. You modified the appearance of the schedule table by splitting the table. and the row lines are changed to fine screened lines. 23. and add annotation. Lesson 10: Finishing Your Plot Sheets Sheets are used to plot plans of your building model. The outer frame is narrowed slightly. You can create any number of model space views from each view drawing. 21. In this lesson. In the Select Plot Style dialog box. Save and close all open project drawings. select Outer Frame. you create and manage views of your building data. It has a distinct name.20. Under Display Component. 24. Several new view types exist with the introduction of Sheet Set Manager functionality: ■ A model space view is a portion of the view drawing that is displayed in its own viewport. You modified object-based and stylebased properties of the doors being scheduled. Annotation is added to the sheets to clarify and record final design decisions and reference together the complete set of construction documents. and the viewport has the display properties specified by the view. Exercises in this lesson: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Exercise 1: Working with Sheet Sets in Project Navigator Exercise 2: Creating a Sheet for a Project Exercise 3: Adding Existing Details to a Project as Views Exercise 4: Adding Completed Drawings to a Project Exercise 5: Manually Adding Model Space Views Exercise 1: Working with Sheet Sets in Project Navigator This exercise demonstrates the functionalities of the AutoCAD® Sheet Set Manager within the Autodesk® Architectural Desktop Project Navigator. In the Select Plot Style dialog box. display configuration.

On the command line. In the Open Sheet Set dialog box. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. 2. Compare AutoCAD Sheet Set Manager and Architectural Desktop Project Navigator 1. and it can be placed in either an existing drawing or in a new drawing. Click the View List tab. You work with the project sheet set. In this exercise. If you have not extracted the dataset. A section view shows a section of the building view that is in the view drawing. It can be associated with a callout that provides information about the elevation and the overall project. you can continue with this exercise. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. enter sheetset. introduced in AutoCAD 2005. select Open from the list. and it can be placed in either an existing drawing or in a new drawing. A sheet view is created when a model space view is dropped onto a sheet. and can perform tasks that affect the entire sheet set. allows you to use fields in callouts to coordinate a set of drawings. 4. navigate to c:\Program Files\Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2005\Sample\Sheet Sets\Architectural\IRD Addition. On the Sheets tab. it is recommended that you use Project Navigator instead. such as creating a sheet table of contents or publishing the sheet set. Project Navigator integrates all the functionality of the AutoCAD sheet sets and provides additional capabilities as well. Lesson 10: Finishing Your Plot Sheets | 151 . you can create and manage the plotting sheets for a project. and click Open.■ ■ ■ ■ A detail view shows a portion of the building view that is in the view drawing. You can use new elevation callout tools to create interior and exterior elevations in one step. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L10. While you have access to this functionality. For step-by-step instructions. It can be associated with a callout that provides information about the detail and the overall project. It can be associated with a callout that provides information about the section and the overall project. you open both the Sheet Set Manager and the Project Navigator to compare them side by side. do so before beginning this exercise. and it can be placed in either an existing drawing or in a new drawing. 3. The AutoCAD Sheet Set Manager. At the top of Sheet Set Manager.exe. An elevation view shows an elevation of the building view that is in the view drawing.dst.

Click 1 . Click 02 Floor Plan. the View List includes only sheet views. 7. 5. In the Project Navigator. click the Views tab. A preview of the selected drawing is displayed at the bottom of the tab. and click .Main Floor Plan. 6.In the Sheet Set Manager. the sheet views are shown under their host sheets on the Sheets tab. 152 | Producing Construction Documents . In the Project Navigator.

click the Sheet List tab. click the Sheets tab. Lesson 10: Finishing Your Plot Sheets | 153 . In the Sheet Set Manager. modify. 8.The views displayed in the Project Navigator are the drawings in which you add annotation and draw twodimensional (2D) details. You can also change the contents of view drawings or create categories for view drawings. section views. or delete view drawings (detail views. you can organize your plotting drawings into project-related groups. you can add. In the Project Navigator. 9. On this tab. and elevation views) as well as manage the model space views contained in these drawings. Using sheet sets in the Sheet Set Manager.

open sheet views. assign numbers to sheet views. 11. In the Sheet Set Manager. style tables. click the Constructs tab. you have access to the sheet set variables such as user-defined plot settings. or delete sheets in the project. In the Project Navigator. The sheets contain annotation and referenced sheet views. you can create sheet subsets. By right-clicking on the top level of the Sheet Set View. click the Resource Drawings tab. 10. The sheet set has been incorporated into the Project Navigator. The resource drawings are the folders of drawings that may be externally referenced into the final sheet set. and expand both drawing paths under Locations. modify.The sheets displayed on this tab are the plotting sheets for the project. and print layout settings. In the Sheet Set view. 154 | Producing Construction Documents . The Resource Drawings tab of the Sheet Set Manager is similar in function to the Views tab of the Project Navigator. and add.

the fields for Label block for views and Callout blocks are empty because Architectural Desktop uses callout tools instead. Select the top level displayed in the Sheet Set View. you can view the details of the sheet set assigned to the project. View Sheet Set properties 13. In previous releases of Architectural Desktop. Lesson 10: Finishing Your Plot Sheets | 155 . right-click. On the Sheet Set Properties dialog box. When you create a new project. Because the drawings are managed by the Project Navigator. you can choose any of the page setups that exist in this central drawing. and click Properties. they are in a central location. click the Sheets tab. page setups were associated with each layout in the drawing. 12. which you access when you plot. Because each view can have unique properties. As you plot. this references one of the AEC templates. In Architectural Desktop 2005. a default Page setup overrides file is created within the sheet set assigned to the project. Also.The Resource Drawings tab and its functionality are replaced in the Project Navigator by the views in the project. In the Project Navigator. the functionality and organization available in the Project Navigator is much more robust than that on the Resource Drawings tab of the Sheet Set Manager. By default. These are used to create the final set of plotted drawings for the project. Close the Sheet Set Manager. the field for Resource drawing location(s) is empty. 14.

15. In the New Sheet worksheet. and click OK. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L10. For step-by-step instructions. Create a sheet with a single view 1. You can also right-click Plans. the sheet template cannot be found. and click at the bottom of the tab. Exercise 2: Creating a Sheet for a Project This exercise shows how to create a sheet for a level 02 floor plan and drag the 02 floor plan view into the sheet. click the Sheets tab. As a result. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. 156 | Producing Construction Documents . the sheet template does not repath automatically. If you have not extracted the dataset. Click Cancel. IMPORTANT If you installed the tutorial content to a non-default location. You also work with a predefined sheet to add multiple views and customize the display of the views to create a cover page for the set of construction documents. Select the metric sheet template from the Tutorial Templates folder.exe. In this exercise. Next. click OK in the message box to access the Select Layout as Sheet Template dialog box. you can continue with this exercise. The information you enter for Number and Sheet title automatically populates the File name field. and browse to your tutorial content location. To resolve this issue. and click New ➤ Sheet. ■ Click OK. 3. Click the browse button. do so before beginning this exercise. you were introduced to the sheet set features available on the Views and Sheets tabs of the Project Navigator. you create a sheet for a project. Select Architectural\Plans. 2. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. With the Project Navigator open. Enter 02 Floor Plan for Sheet title. define the sheet properties: ■ ■ Enter A102 for Number.

Create a sheet with multiple views 9. The 02 Floor Plan view is referenced into the A102 02 Floor Plan sheet using the specified scale. Click the browse button. Select 02 Floor Plan and drag it into the drawing area. 4. right-click the preview. In the Project Navigator. Before you click an insertion point to place the view on the sheet. 6. and browse to Lesson 10: Finishing Your Plot Sheets | 157 . 5. To resolve this issue. click the Sheets tab. In the Project Navigator. and click at the bottom of the tab. 10. Click in the drawing area to select an insertion point for the view. You can also right-click General. the sheet template cannot be found. 8. As a result. click the Views tab. Select Architectural\General. and verify that the scale is 1:100. IMPORTANT If you installed the tutorial content to a non-default location. and click New ➤ Sheet. 7. click OK in the message box to access the Select Layout as Sheet Template dialog box. the sheet template does not repath automatically.The A102 02 Floor Plan sheet is added to the sheet set. Double-click A102 02 Floor Plan to open it in the drawing area.

Under Views\Exterior. Save and close Model. Double-click G001 Cover Sheet to open it in the drawing area. In the New Sheet worksheet. 13. 17. and click OK. 18.dwg. click Named Views. click New. and click OK twice. In the View dialog box. ■ ■ Enter G001 for Number. In the Project Navigator. Select the metric sheet template from the Tutorial Templates folder. click the Views tab. 158 | Producing Construction Documents . 15. 14. double-click Model to open it in the drawing area. ■ Click OK. Enter Cover Sheet for Sheet title. The new sheet is added to the project. The information you enter for Number and Sheet title automatically populates the File name field. enter Northeast ISO for View name. On the View menu. 11. define the sheet properties. 16. In the New View dialog box.your tutorial content location. 12.

Specify 1:200 for Scale. right-click. 21. 22. In the Project Navigator. and click Properties. Lesson 10: Finishing Your Plot Sheets | 159 .The Northeast ISO view is added to the project under the Model view. 19. 20. and click in the upper-left corner of the drawing area to specify an insertion point for the view. select Northeast ISO. Drag the Northeast ISO view onto the cover sheet. Click OK.

select East Elevation. right-click the preview. 27. Drag the East Elevation view onto the cover sheet. 24. select South Elevation and drag it onto the cover sheet. Before you click an insertion point to place the view on the sheet. right-click. 160 | Producing Construction Documents . 28. 26. You can overlap the viewports and position the boundary lines off the sheet. select the viewport window boundary line. and click Properties. and click 1:100. 29. 25. To move a viewport. and drag it to a new location. and click OK. if necessary. Under Views\Exterior\Elevations. Click in the lower portion of the drawing area to select an insertion point for the view. and click in the upper-right corner of the drawing area to specify an insertion point for the view. Specify 1:100 for Scale. Under Views\Exterior\Elevations.23. Save all open project drawings.

If you have not extracted the dataset. You also worked with the G001 Cover Sheet to add multiple views for a cover page sheet. 4. do so before beginning this exercise. Next. the file would move to the new location. While pressing CTRL. 5. If you drag the drawing without using CTRL. you can use the Project Navigator to add the detail drawings as views to your project. Lesson 10: Finishing Your Plot Sheets | 161 . and click OK. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. the Detail View template cannot be found. Add a drawing to a view 1. If you work with a detail library in your office. you add existing detail drawings to the project as views. and then click the Edit Project icon.exe. To resolve this issue. With the Project Navigator open. As a result. click the Views tab. modify the paths to the project files by browsing to your tutorial content location and selecting bulletin board. Details are added as views because they are primarily two-dimensional. For step-by-step instructions. the project-dependent files (bulletin board. On the Modify Project worksheet. Open Windows® Explorer. 2. you can continue with this exercise. By using CTRL while dragging the drawing to the Project Navigator. IMPORTANT If you installed the tutorial content to a non-default location. In the Add View dialog box.dwg to Views\Architectural\Details\Wall Sections. you copy the drawing into the project structure. image. click Detail View. enter Curtain Wall Section for Name. The original file remains in its original location. 3. and navigate to My Documents\Autodesk\My Projects\Tutorial Projects\Metric\Lesson 10\Lesson 10 extra drawings.In this exercise. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L10. click the Project tab on the Project Navigator. image. and default template files from the Tutorial Templates folder. Exercise 3: Adding Existing Details to a Project as Views This exercise shows how to add existing detail drawings to your project. In the Add Detail View dialog box. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. drag Curtain Wall. you created a sheet with a single view for the 02 floor plan. and default templates) do not re-path automatically.

The original drawing is in the project view structure. 9. and click Next. 162 | Producing Construction Documents . Verify that no levels are selected. Verify that all constructs and categories are cleared. Click Finish. 7. and is available to drop onto a sheet or use as the basis for other details.6. 8. Click Next.

Enter Mechanical for the name. 9. For step-by-step instructions.dwg to open it in the drawing area. In the Add General View dialog box. If you have not extracted the dataset. Create a view category 1. and press ENTER. 7. and click Next. Double-click Mech 02 Floor. and then create a sheet from a layout in that drawing. right-click Mechanical. and click New Category. you can save each drawing as a view. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. 3. it adds the drawing to the project hierarchy. Verify that no levels are selected. 2. 5. and click Save Current Dwg As View ➤ General. A Mechanical folder is added to the project. Select Views. Although saving the drawing as a view is not mandatory. Exercise 4: Adding Completed Drawings to a Project This exercise shows how to add completed consultant drawings to your project. and navigate to My Documents\Autodesk\My Projects\Tutorial Projects\Metric\Lesson 10\Lesson 10 extra drawings. 6. Save all open project drawings. Open Windows Explorer. In the Project Navigator. 8. click the Views tab. Lesson 10: Finishing Your Plot Sheets | 163 .exe.10. do so before beginning this exercise. Because this drawing has the floor plan integrated into it. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L10. Verify that all constructs and categories are cleared. Save a consultant drawing as a view 4. right-click. With the Project Navigator open. you do not need to create any external references. you can continue with this exercise. If you work with consultants who deliver completed drawings. click Next. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2.

13. 15. In the Project Navigator. right-click Mechanical. Right-click Small Office Building 10. 12. If you have not saved your drawing. 14. Create a sheet from the drawing 11. In the Subset Properties dialog box. you will be prompted to save before invoking the Import Layout command. Click Finish. click the Sheets tab. enter Mechanical for Subset name. 164 | Producing Construction Documents . In the Project Navigator. Click OK.10. and click Import Current Layout As Sheet. and click New ➤ Subset.

Right-click on the new sheet. Save all open project drawings. as you did previously in this lesson. 17.The layout is added as a sheet to the project. Exercise 5: Manually Adding Model Space Views Model space views are named views with discrete boundaries that you can add to a sheet. Lesson 10: Finishing Your Plot Sheets | 165 . There are several ways to create model space views in a drawing: you can use the Named Views functionality. 18. The floor plan view of the completed consultant drawing is added to the project as a sheet ready for plotting. Click OK. or you can create them using the Project Navigator. 20. In the Sheet Properties dialog box. enter 2nd Floor Mechanical Plan for Sheet title. 16. 19. Enter M102 for Sheet number. and click Properties.

With the Project Navigator open. 5. 2. 4. If you have not extracted the dataset. as shown. In the Project Navigator.exe. Select Standard for Display Configuration. and click New Model Space View. In the drawing area. right-click Entry Wall Section. Click to specify the boundary for the view. Select two points to draw a box around the base of the wall. Create a model space view 1. 6. In the Add Model Space View dialog box. do so before beginning this exercise. Select 1:5 for Scale. you can continue with this exercise. Under Architectural\Details\Wall Sections. define the view settings: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Enter Entry Threshold for Name.IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L10. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. Enter South Entry Threshold Detail for Description. 166 | Producing Construction Documents . click the Views tab. double-click Entry Wall Section to open it in the drawing area. Verify that Layer Snapshot is None. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. 3. zoom in to the base of the wall. 7. For step-by-step instructions.

12. 11. On the Sheets tab. and click New ➤ Sheet. click OK. and click OK. In the Project Navigator. click OK in the mes- Lesson 10: Finishing Your Plot Sheets | 167 . click the Sheets tab. As a result.8. This drawing is not used. and click OK. 16. and click New ➤ Subset. and click Properties. NOTE You must have a drawing open to view drawing properties in the Project Navigator. the sheet template does not repath automatically. If you do not have a drawing open. right-click Windows and Doors. Create a sheet 13. The model space view is created and has the desired scale. 15. Verify that you have a drawing open. Select Architectural\Details. 10. The new detail view for Entry Threshold is added to the project. Verify that 1:5 is selected for Scale. IMPORTANT If you installed the tutorial content to a non-default location. In the Project Navigator. In the Add Model Space View dialog box. 14. In the Subset Properties dialog box. right-click. the sheet template cannot be found. Save and close the Entry Wall Section drawing. enter Windows and Doors for Subset name. right-click Entry Threshold. To resolve this issue. click on the Standard toolbar to create a new drawing. 9.

click the Views tab. 20. Click OK. Under Views\Architectural\Details\Door and Window. double-click A512 Door Details to open it in the drawing area. and browse to your tutorial content location. Select the metric sheet template from the Tutorial Templates folder. 18. 168 | Producing Construction Documents . and click OK. Click a point in the drawing area to specify an insertion point for the view. Click the browse button. The information you enter for Number and Sheet title automatically populates the File name field. In the Project Navigator. select Door Jamb at Brick Wall. 17. In the Project Navigator. The new sheet is added to the project. specify the sheet properties: ■ ■ Enter A512 for Number. 22. In the New Sheet dialog box.sage box to access the Select Layout as Sheet Template dialog box. 21. and drag it onto the A512 Door Details sheet in the drawing area. Enter Door Details for Sheet title. Add a detail to a sheet 19.

Viewport layer control is used to isolate the specific external reference in the viewport. On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. You created a sheet with a single view for the 02 floor plan. Notice that only the model space view region is used to establish the viewport size. Select a grip on the right edge of the viewport. and click Deselect All to turn off grips. Add a second detail to a sheet 26. 25. and drag it to the left until only the detail is visible in the viewport. Right-click. In this lesson. select Views\Architectural\Details\Wall Sections\Entry Wall Section\Entry Threshold. 24. 27. and added multiple views to a cover sheet.The drawing extents are used when the detail is placed on the sheet. Lesson 10: Finishing Your Plot Sheets | 169 . Save and close all open project drawings. they are automatically placed on layers based on the layer standard for your project. select the detail viewport. 28. When you drag drawings onto a sheet. and place it next to the door jamb detail. You can resize the viewport to show just the detail. and you added model space views to a sheet. Resize a viewport 23. you compared the functionality available in the AutoCAD Sheet Set Manager with the functionality available in the Autodesk Architectural Desktop Project Navigator. In the drawing area. You also added existing detail drawings and consultant drawings to a project. without the keynote legend. Drag the view onto the current sheet.

Open an interior section view 1. Callout tools allow you to define views of the building model as details. you can continue with this exercise. and elevations. 4. They can be created using callout tools. Callout tools create a callout that is referenced to a model space view containing a user-defined part of the building model. IMPORTANT If you have installed Autodesk Architectural Desktop to a non-default location. click the Views tab. These views are placed in model space views created for the callout. or a detail. sections. You then drag the title mark of the callout to a model space view to link the callout. the tutorial templates will not be found when you create a new view drawing from a callout. such as a section. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. For step-by-step instructions. and elevations are views of the building model and part of the construction documentation. If you have not extracted the dataset. On the Zoom flyout of the Navigation toolbar. Using the functionality of projects and sheet sets in Project Navigator. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. sections. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L11. 2. 3. do so before beginning this exercise. double-click 2D Sections to open it in the drawing area. Under Views\Interior. With the Project Navigator open. 170 | Producing Construction Documents . Use the Modify Project worksheet to re-path the project templates to those installed in the Tutorial Templates folder.exe. Exercises in this lesson: ■ ■ ■ Exercise 1: Creating a Callout for an Existing Detail Exercise 2: Creating a Callout and a View Exercise 3: Copying Callouts Exercise 1: Creating a Callout for an Existing Detail This exercise shows how to use a callout tool to add a detail boundary callout to a section drawing. an elevation. click .Lesson 11: Using Callouts Details. callouts are coordinated across the complete set of construction documents. Verify that Polar is on and Osnap is off.

and click Callouts. Click at the right side entry door sill to specify the center of the detail circle. TIP If only the Design tool palettes are displayed. and click All Palettes. Right-click the stacked palettes. 9. 11. On the Callouts tool palette. select the Detail Boundary A tool. and click to specify the radius of the circle. right-click the title bar of the tool palettes. 10. and then click to specify the next point of the leader line.5. Move the cursor up 900 mm. Move the cursor to the left and click to specify the endpoint of the leader line. 7. Move the cursor down and to the left at 225 degrees. Zoom in to the ground level entry way area of the upper section (Section A). Press ENTER. Add a detail callout to the entry door sill 6. 8. Lesson 11: Using Callouts | 171 .

click Callout Only. In the Place Callout dialog box. When you specify Callout Only. 172 | Producing Construction Documents . The title mark contains field placeholders for sheet number and view number that are updated when the callout is placed on a sheet.12. The callout is added to the section drawing. no other values in the Place Callout dialog box are used.

In the drawing area. If necessary. On the Views tab of the Project Navigator. Lesson 11: Using Callouts | 173 . 14. 15.Drag a callout onto a model space view 13. Position the cursor next to one of the grips. expand Entry Wall Section to display Entry Threshold in the Project Navigator. navigate to Views\Architectural\Details\Wall Sections\Entry Wall Section. select the title mark of the callout to highlight it. and then drag the callout to the Entry Threshold model space view in the Project Navigator.

Under Polar Angle Settings. Right-click Polar. Although callouts are a powerful tool by themselves. because the callout fields linked to the sheet. For step-by-step instructions. The sheet view number increments when a new sheet view is added. If you have not extracted the dataset. 2. you added a callout to a drawing.00 degrees for Increment angle. By creating a new view. 174 | Producing Construction Documents . on the Polar Tracking tab. As you add a plan detail callout for a large scale restroom plan. verify that Polar Tracking On is selected. Next. Large scale plans are often annotated separately from general floor plans. Verify that Snap is on. 16. and click Settings. you create a view as you create a callout. you have a separate drawing in which to add the notes and dimensions for the large scale view. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L11. 3. In this exercise.exe. In the Drafting Settings dialog box. you can continue with this exercise. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. Specify drafting settings 1. Exercise 2: Creating a Callout and a View This exercise shows how to create a callout that includes the creation of a view. they can be used to generate new views as needed. you also add a view. select 45. Save and close the 2D Sections drawing. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. 4. and then dragged it onto a model space view. The field placeholders updated when you dragged the callout onto the view.The callout automatically assumes the sheet view number (2) and the sheet number (A512) of the sheet into which the Entry Threshold model space view is referenced. do so before beginning this exercise.

Move the cursor to the right and click to specify the end point of the leader line. click the Callouts tab. 6. and then click the Detail Boundary B tool. Select above the upper right corner of the closet of the women’s room to specify the opposite corner of the detail box. Open the Document tool palette. and then click to specify the next point of the leader line. 13. Move the cursor up and to the right at a angle of 45 degrees. Lesson 11: Using Callouts | 175 . click the Views tab. as shown. 7. 9.5. Under Views\Interior. Click outside the lower left corner of the men’s restroom to specify the first corner of the detail box. 10. 12. Zoom in to the restroom area. Click OK. double-click 02 Floor Plan to open it in the drawing area. Add a detail callout to the restroom area 8. In the Project Navigator. 11.

15. specify the following properties: ■ ■ ■ ■ Enter Enlarged Restroom for New Model Space View Name. 16. On the General sheet of the Add Detail View worksheet. IMPORTANT If you installed the tutorial content to a non-default location. enter Enlarged Plans Typical for Name. and default templates) do not re-path automatically. the Detail View template cannot be found. Verify that Place Titlemark is selected. the project-dependent files (bulletin board. Select Views\Interior for Category. modify the paths to the project files by browsing to your tutorial content location and selecting bulletin board. image. To resolve this issue. 176 | Producing Construction Documents . Press ENTER. click New View Drawing. image. ■ Under Create in. Make sure that you have entered all values before you select an option under Create in. Clear Generate Section/Elevation. 17. and then click the Edit Project icon. On the Modify Project worksheet. Verify that Scale is 1:25. the view creation process starts. click the Project tab on the Project Navigator. In the Place Callout dialog box. When you specify an option under Create in.14. The category list is organized according to the hierarchy established on the Views tab of the Project Navigator. As a result. Select Interior to specify Views\Interior for category. and default template files from the Tutorial Templates folder.

19. verify that only Level 02 is selected. On the Context sheet.18. 21. clear the following folders: ■ ■ ■ ■ Building Outline Shell Stair Structural Lesson 11: Using Callouts | 177 . Click Next. Click Next. On the Content sheet. 20.

23. the entire branch below it is cleared. Click Finish. Enlarged Restroom. On the Views tab of the Project Navigator.When you clear a folder. 178 | Producing Construction Documents . on the command line. you are prompted to specify the first corner for the model space view. Open the newly created view 24. but the view has not yet been created. Notice that. 25. This boundary box establishes the viewport boundaries that are used when you drop the model space view onto a sheet. navigate to Views\Interior. Expand Enlarged Plans Typical and notice the new model space view. and notice that there is a new interior view entitled Enlarged Plans Typical. The callout is placed in the drawing. Select two opposite corner points just inside the boundary you created with the detail boundary tool. 22.

you created a callout that also created a view. Notice that all the necessary constructs are externally referenced into the new view. This link is copied as you copy the annotation mark and callout to other sheets. Lesson 11: Using Callouts | 179 . In this exercise. Save and close 02 Floor Plan. Next.dwg and Enlarged Plans Typical. 27. you copy a callout to different sheets.26. The text that comprises a field is updated when data changes during the life cycle of the drawing to which it is linked. The necessary external references were loaded into the view. the callout has a link between the field used in the callout and the sheet onto which you drop the model space view. When you create a callout with a view. Double-click Enlarged Restroom to open it in the drawing area. and the referenced drawings are clipped according to the boundary you specified when creating the view. Exercise 3: Copying Callouts This exercise shows how to copy a callout and title mark from a model space view to other sheets. and a model space view was created so that you could drop it onto a sheet.dwg. Fields are a new AutoCAD feature that enhance the documentation capabilities within a drawing file.

do so before beginning this exercise. 4. select Views\Interior\Enlarged Plans Typical\Enlarged Restroom. If you completed the previous exercise. Click to specify the insertion point. 3. Under Architectural\Large Scale Views. Drag views to a sheet 1.exe. With the Project Navigator open. For step-by-step instructions. 180 | Producing Construction Documents . 6. 5. and drag it onto the A401 sheet. 2. If you have not extracted the dataset. The elevator lobby detail is already inserted on the A401 sheet. In the Project Navigator.dwg. Save and close A401 Elevator Lobby and Restrooms. click the Views tab. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project.IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L11. click the Sheets tab. double-click A401 Elevator Lobby and Restrooms to open it in the drawing area. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. you can continue with this exercise.

and the title mark. Double-click 03 Floor Plan to open it. click Tile Horizontally. This arranges the 02 and 03 Floor Plan drawings so that you can view both at once. 11. under Views\Interior. The detail callout for the elevator lobby is now linked to the 02 Floor Plan. In 02 Floor Plan. select the elevator lobby callout boundary. 9. under Views\Interior.dwg.dwg. In the Project Navigator. In the Project Navigator. You do not need to drag the objects to an exact location. if necessary. Right-click and drag the selected objects into 03 Floor Plan. On the Window menu. leader. Drag a callout to copy it to another drawing 8. Use to zoom out.7. Lesson 11: Using Callouts | 181 . double-click 02 Floor Plan to open it in the drawing area. 10.

and click Paste to Orig Coords. 182 | Producing Construction Documents .12. Release the right mouse button. The detail boundary and title mark are copied into the drawing at their original coordinates.

13. Lesson 11: Using Callouts | 183 . title mark. Repeat steps 10-12 for the detail boundary. and leader for the restrooms detail callout.

and then used a similar tool to add a callout that included a new view drawing. 19. click Regen. On the View menu. Lesson 12: Annotating and Keynoting Your Project Keynoting is a consistent way of annotating project drawings to identify building materials or to provide special instructions or explanations. Using the tool-based keynote functionality in Architectural Desktop. you copied a callout from a model space view to a sheet. you used a callout tool to add only a callout to a drawing. The title mark of the lobby callout is updated with the new view number. Repeat steps 18 and 19 for 02 Floor Plan. 21. Zoom in to the elevator lobby callout.dwg. 20. and click OK. 17. Save and close 03 Floor Plan. In this lesson. Renumber a sheet to update a callout 15. Save your drawings. and a model space view was created for inclusion on a sheet. and click Rename and Renumber. Save and close all open project drawings. In the Rename & Renumber View dialog box. right-click 1 Lobby Plan. The link between the callout field and the sheet is copied along with the callout to other sheets. In the Project Navigator. 16. 22. 18.dwg. The new view contained all necessary referenced drawings. click the Sheets tab. There are two types of keynoting in Architectural Desktop: 184 | Producing Construction Documents . Click in 03 Floor Plan drawing to make it active. you can insert keynotes that are linked to a keynote database and thus can be modified globally as well as individually. Under Architectural\Large Scale Views\A401 Elevator Lobby and Restroom. 23.14. enter 3 for Number. Finally.

IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L12. On the Annotation tool palette. 5. do so before beginning this exercise. 3. For step-by-step instructions. Exercises in this lesson: ■ ■ ■ Exercise 1: Assigning Sheet Keynotes to Objects Exercise 2: Working with Keynote Databases and Style-based Keynotes Exercise 3: Adding a Keynote Legend Exercise 1: Assigning Sheet Keynotes to Objects This exercise shows how to assign specific keynotes to objects in a project. double-click Enlarged Restroom to open it in the drawing area. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. Lesson 12: Annotating and Keynoting Your Project | 185 . and click All Palettes. In sheet keynoting. the key corresponds to a section in an accompanying specification and may appear on different drawings. that have materials assigned to them have keynotes associated with the materials. click the Views tab.exe. Select a wall in one of the restrooms as the object to keynote. 2. you can continue with this exercise. Objects. right-click the title bar of the tool palettes. and click Annotation. In addition to tools for inserting keynotes. Verify that Osnap is off. such as doors and walls. the keys are sequentially numbered for each drawing. click Sheet Keynote. Right-click the stacked palettes. and they apply only to the sheet in which the keynote legend is created. Add a keynote to a wall 1. With the Project Navigator open. These keynotes are numbered sequentially on each sheet.■ ■ In reference keynoting. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. 4. Under Views\Interior\Enlarged Plans Typical. the software includes tools for generating keynote legends that list selected keynotes from one or more drawing sheets and help you to quickly locate all instances of a particular keynote. If you have not extracted the dataset. TIP If only the Design tool palettes are displayed.

In this case. select Unnamed. you can click Select Keynote to browse in the keynote database and assign a different keynote.The Select Element to Keynote dialog box displays because a wall can contain several components to which you can assign keynotes. and click to select the endpoint of the leader line. and click to select the second point of the leader line. Move the cursor to the right. Click near the wall to select the first point of the leader line. Under By Component. The wall component has a keynote assigned to it. which you can use in your drawing by clicking OK. Move the cursor to the right and up at 45 degrees above horizontal. 9. 8. only one component is available. Click OK to assign the default keynote to the wall. 7. 6. 10. Optionally. 186 | Producing Construction Documents . The keynote is displayed as a question mark until you generate a sheet keynote legend. The keynote is added to the wall.

15. The keynote you specified is added to the grab bar.mdb is selected. expand K . allowing you to select a keynote. On the Annotation tool palette. Press ENTER to select a keynote manually. Select K30/110 . 20.Furniture/Equipment. second point. verify that AecKeynotes (UK NBS).Handrails/grab bars. 12. In the Select Keynote dialog box. and click OK.Assign a keynote from the database 11. Select N13/350 . under Keynote database. Select points for the second point and endpoint of the leader line.Panel Partitions. click Sheet Keynote. 13. click Sheet Keynote. Select points for the start point. The keynote database is displayed. Select a grab bar in an accessible stall as the object to keynote. 19.Sanitary Appliances/Fittings. and expand N13 . Because the grab bar is a block-based component that does not have a material assigned to it. 22. 14. On the Annotation tool palette.Linings/Sheathing/Dry Partitioning. 21. 17. In the Select Keynote dialog box. and expand K30 . 16. there is no keynote associated with the block. and click OK. Lesson 12: Annotating and Keynoting Your Project | 187 . 18. Expand N . Click near any one of the toilet partitions to select the first point of the leader line. and endpoint of the leader line.Relocatable partition system. You may find manual keynotes useful when you need to add a keynote to a point within an empty region of the drawing area. Add a keynote manually Manual keynoting refers to adding a keynote without first selecting an object in the drawing.

see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2.The keynote you specified is added to the partition. Click Cancel twice. and without selecting an object (manual keynoting). In this exercise. you added keynotes to a drawing in various ways: based on a component material. 6. 2. 3. click the Project tab. click the AEC Content tab. In the Project Navigator. View default keynote databases 1. and how to add style-based keynotes. click Add/Remove. You can also add keynote databases to a project so that they are available only within the specified project. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. These are global keynote databases. On the Current Project title bar. for a component with no assigned material or associated keynote. available from all Architectural Desktop drawings. you use keynotes based on the style of an object. do so before beginning this exercise. click . There are at least two databases installed by default: the keynote database and the keynote assemblies database. Next. Save and close the Enlarged Plans Typical drawing. 188 | Producing Construction Documents . 23. 4. Exercise 2: Working with Keynote Databases and Style-based Keynotes This exercise shows how to add and remove keynote databases for global use or for project-specific use. For step-by-step instructions. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L12. click Options. you can continue with this exercise. If you have not extracted the dataset.exe. 5. On the Format menu. Next to Keynote Databases. In the Options dialog box.

mdb for Keynote database. double-click Typical Core to open it in the drawing area. 11. and click Edit Wall Style. select AecKeynotes (UK NBS). 15. Lesson 12: Annotating and Keynoting Your Project | 189 . 16. click Add/Remove. Change the default keynote assigned to a style 9. and click Edit Wall Style. 12. 14. Expand K . In the Wall Style Properties dialog box on the General tab. Under Elements. right-click. In the Select Keynote dialog box. right-click. Select the countertop in the women’s restroom. You have added a keynote to the style of the countertop. Next to Project Keynote Databases. Select the countertop in the men’s restroom. and select K13/130 . click Select Keynote. In the Project Navigator. 13.Laminated plastics veneered panel lining. 8. 10.Rigid Sheet Fine Linings/Panellings. The keynote databases you add here affect only the current project.Linings/Sheathing/Dry Partitioning. Click OK twice. expand K13 .7. click the Constructs tab. Click Cancel twice.

24.dwg. 17. double-click Enlarged Restroom to open it in the drawing area.Notice that the keynote is K13/130 because this countertop is the same style as the countertop you modified. The keynote is read from the keynote database. 18. 23. and endpoint of the leader line. In the Project Navigator. The sheet keynote displays a question mark until a legend is generated. On the Annotation tool palette. You would be prompted if one or more materials had keynotes assigned. the keys are numbered in the drawing. 22. Add a keynote to the countertop 19. 20. you added assembly keynotes to project drawings. Because the countertop uses a material that does not have a keynote assigned. In this exercise. and the corresponding notes are listed in the legend. When the legend is created. which replaces the question mark placeholders with sequential keynote numbers specific to the sheet on which they are assigned. you are not prompted to choose a material to keynote. and then keynoted that object in another drawing based on the modified style. click Sheet Keynote. 190 | Producing Construction Documents . Click Cancel. you generate a keynote legend. Select points for the start point. Select the countertop in the women’s restroom as the object to keynote. Save and close Typical Core. Under Views\Interior\Enlarged Plans Typical. Exercise 3: Adding a Keynote Legend This exercise shows how to create a sheet keynote legend in a drawing. at which time the key is read into the legend and the sheet keynote is assigned a number. Next. click the Views tab. Save and close the Enlarged Plans Typical drawing. 21. You also modified the style of an object in one drawing. second point.

Click below the restroom plan to specify the insertion point of the table. 5. click Sheet Keynote Legend. 4. do so before beginning this exercise. double-click Enlarged Plans Typical to open it in the drawing area. 7. click the Views tab. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. Create a sheet keynote legend 1. Zoom in to the keynote legend. With the Project Navigator open. 3. If you have not extracted the dataset. 8. 2. Zoom in to the keys in the drawing. Lesson 12: Annotating and Keynoting Your Project | 191 . 6. For step-by-step instructions.IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L12. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. Under Views\Interior. On the Annotation tool palette. you can continue with this exercise. Use a selection window to select the four sheet keynotes in the restrooms.exe. 9. Press ENTER to end the selection process. Click on the Zoom flyout of the Navigation toolbar to zoom to the drawing extents.

and draw a window around the keynote legend. double-click A401 Elevator Lobby and Restrooms to open it in the drawing area. Under Views\Interior.dwg. right-click Enlarged Plans Typical. and click New Model Space View. 192 | Producing Construction Documents . 11. 10. Click OK. In the Project Navigator.Notice that the keys are numbered. do the following: ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ In the Project Navigator. Optional: To create a model space view of the sheet keynote legend. click the Sheets tab. Click . Drag the Sheet Keynote Legend view onto the A401 sheet. the numbers are assigned and appear only on the current sheet. In the Project Navigator. whereas previously they contained question marks. Under Architectural\Large Scale Views. Click above the restroom plan to specify an insertion point for the legend. Save and close all open project drawings. enter Sheet Keynote Legend for Name. When you generate a legend. In the Add Model Space View dialog box. click the Views tab. Save and close Enlarged Plans Typical. click the Views tab.

you maintained a consistent method of annotating your project drawings.In this lesson. which generated key numbers in the sheet. You also created a sheet keynote legend. you added sheet keynotes to specific objects and to object styles. By using keynotes. Lesson 12: Annotating and Keynoting Your Project | 193 .

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