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

TIP When you follow a link for a cross-reference. in addition to open space intended for future cubicle and office layouts. you work in a project environment. If you are using Architectural Desktop in a network environment. you add a fourth floor to your building model by creating a copy of the entire third floor. The building consists of approximately 2300 square meters per floor. Next. complete the tutorial from start to finish. and two emergency exit stairwells.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. . from setting up the project to producing construction documents. Based on a predefined building outline and structural column grid. 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. and storage rooms. For in-depth coverage of topics. 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. the tutorial files are installed in c:\program files\autodesk architectural desktop 2005\tutorial\architectural desktop. To derive the most benefit from the process-based lessons presented in this tutorial. Contact your network administrator or CAD manager for the location of the tutorial files. a three-story atrium area with an angled staircase. The interior building space also includes a typical central core of conference rooms. following a typical workflow. the tutorial files may be in a different location. and you can establish a project-wide structure to help you work effectively across design teams. 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. When you choose to work in a project environment. drawing files are linked through a project file. including the slab and core. Using this Tutorial This tutorial introduces you to the fundamental features of Autodesk Architectural Desktop software. The lessons focus on the fundamental information you need to be successful as you begin your work with Architectural Desktop. bathrooms. Throughout this tutorial. You then create the interior with structural floor slabs and roof slabs for four of the floors. 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. The lessons follow the typical workflow of a building project. Each lesson (and each exercise within a lesson) builds upon the preceding one. you create the building’s exterior shell that consists of custom glazed curtain walls and standard brick exterior walls. AutoCAD 2005 User’s Guide. use the cross-references provided in the lessons. a centralized bank of elevators. see the online . use the Back button in the Help window to return to the tutorial. You can follow the workflow presented in these lessons when getting started with your own projects.

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

Small Office Building 04. For example. Small Office Building 04. and repeat steps 11 through 16. Keep the Project Navigator open.12. Click Close to close the Project Browser. Using this Tutorial | 3 . 17. Under Current Project. For example. Double-click the project name. click . 13. and begin the lesson. click Yes. 15. 16. On the Project Navigator. verify that Name displays the correct project. click the Project tab. To change the current project. 14. When prompted to re-path the project.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Locate the cell identified with the number 1 in this isometric view. right-click. Select the inside corner of the opening at the upper left. and click Infill ➤ Hide Markers. and then select the cell marker to its right. Select the curtain wall. Select the curtain wall. and click Isolate Objects ➤ Isolate Selected Objects. 15. ]. 9. right-click. 34 | Developing Your Building Model Design . Press ENTER to repeat the last command. and click Infill ➤ Merge. and select its cell marker [ The number 1 identifies this cell as the first one to be merged. Select the curtain wall. and then select the bottom of the curtain 17. 16. click wall frame at the lower right. The eight cells are merged. Click on the Views flyout on the Navigation toolbar to view the curtain wall in a back elevation view. . 10.7. Select the cell marker for the merged cell. Repeat steps 10 and 11 five more times to merge a total of eight cells. Select the cell marker to the right of the cell you just selected. 14. 12. Click on the Shapes toolbar to draw a rectangle in the curtain wall opening. The two cells are merged. right-click. 8. 11. Sketch the linework for the entrance 13.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The exact location is not important because you move the rectangle later in the exercise. or polar alignment paths relative to the point are displayed as you move the cursor over their drawing paths. and press ENTER. 64 | Developing Your Building Model Design . and press ENTER. right-click. 12. 13. After you acquire a point. Create an interference 11. ■ 8. and press ENTER. and click Convert To ➤ Mass Element. right-click. Select the rectangle. and you can acquire up to seven tracking points at a time. Select a point in the drawing area. Acquired points display a small plus sign (+). vertical. For example. horizontal. Select the rectangular mass element.3600 for the second point. and that only the Midpoint osnap is selected. you can select a point along a path based on an object endpoint or midpoint or an intersection between objects. and Osnap are on. Polar. Create a mass element to use as the interference object for creating the niche: ■ ■ Click on the Shapes toolbar. 9. Enter y (Yes) to erase the linework. and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Move. A rectangular mass element is created. Verify that Otrack. 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. Enter 3810 for the extrusion height. Enter @150. TIP Use object snap tracking to track along alignment paths that are based on object snap points.7. 10.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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22. Zoom in to the area around the door at location 1. 23. Select the door at location 1, and click the Flip grip in the center of the door opening to flip the door swing. 24. Right-click, and click Deselect All to turn off the door grips.

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

On the Tutorial tool palette. 78 | Developing Your Building Model Design .6. 11. and select a point to locate the opening near location 2. Select the wall near location 2. On the Properties palette. Move the cursor along the wall. pan over to locations 2 through 5. Move the cursor down along the wall. On the Properties palette. and press ESC. In the drawing area. 15. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. 14. Add cased openings for the elevators 10. and enter 0. 16. Press TAB twice to cycle between the available offset distances. Press ENTER. 7. A wall opening is added at location 1. 12. 8. under Location. verify that Position along wall is Offset/Center and that Automatic offset is 1000. Press ENTER twice. select the wall at location 1. 13. and select a point to locate a second opening for location 4. 9. enter 0 for Sill height. click Tutorial-Cased Opening.

17. which appears as a hole in the wall. 19. View the wall openings dynamically 20. drag the cursor to the right. Lesson 5: Refining the Building Core | 79 . Click on the View flyout on the Navigation toolbar. and click Basic Modify Tools ➤ Copy. Press ENTER. right-click. and select a point on the wall to place additional openings for locations 3 and 5. 4. click on the Object Snap toolbar. Using the perpendicular osnap allows you to align the elevator door openings on both sides of the hallway. 3. Select the two cased openings. 18. Zoom in to the wall openings you added. 21. Notice the frames around the cased openings in locations 2. and 5 compared to the standard opening at location 1. Select a point near the wall with the cased openings.

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

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

In this lesson. and click Endcaps ➤ Calculate Automatically. and press ENTER. 11.9. 10. and fixture layouts. Right-click. railings. and press ENTER. and bullnose endcaps to apply architectural detailing to the walls. you refined the building core by adding additional architectural components. Next. enter Bullnose for New Name. 14. elevators. and click OK. you finish the building core by adding stairs. 82 | Developing Your Building Model Design . 13. including a niche for a recessed projection screen. On the New Endcap Style worksheet. You also added custom architectural features. including doors and wall openings. Enter y (Yes) to erase the polyline. 12. and press ENTER. Select the curved polyline at the end of the wall. A bullnose endcap is added to the end of the wall at location 2. Save and close all open project drawings. Enter o (Override) to apply the endcap as a style override.

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

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

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

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

6. NOTE If you have not added the Tutorial tool palette to your tool palette set. For step-by-step instructions. Click on the Object Snap toolbar to display the Drafting Settings dialog box. On the Object Snap tab. verify that the following properties are selected: Lesson 6: Finishing the Building Core | 87 .4. do so before continuing in this exercise. and that only the Node and Intersection osnaps are selected. Select Tutorial-Stair on the Tutorial tool palette. 9. Click OK. Verify that Ortho is turned off. see “Exercise 1: Creating a Set of Project Tools” on page 5. Click OK. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. 12. 10. 8. 7. 11. under General. 5. On the Properties palette. and zoom in to the stairwell area at location 1. Double-click Stair Tower to open it. verify that Object Snap On is selected.

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

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.
IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L06.exe. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as

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.

4. Click OK. 5. Double-click Stair Tower to open it. 6. Turn off Osnap. 7. Click and 3. on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar, and zoom in to the stairwell near locations 1, 2,

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8. Click Tutorial-Railing on the Tutorial tool palette.
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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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IMPORTANT Depending on where you select the stair in relationship to the edges of the flight, the railing

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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Save all open project drawings. You can also edit stairs using grips to modify the width and shape of flights. the stairway continues to be constrained by the design limits and length specified when the stair was created. you modify the stair. Then. The railings are anchored. 20.19. each handrail is anchored to the associated flight. you modify the landing extension to create a U-shaped stair with aligned starting and ending locations for the flights. you added a guardrail and handrail to the inside of the stair and to the landing that is anchored to the stair. and place them in a new location to create the second emergency stairwell. Press ENTER. 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. so the railings move with the stair as you make modifications to the flights. no handrail is required around the outside of the landing. change the edges of the stair. Because the stairwell is enclosed by interior partitions by design. In the next exercise. component dimensions. or adjust the stair location. When you use grips to edit stairs. In this exercise. 92 | Developing Your Building Model Design . Therefore. You also added two handrails on the outside of the stair against the wall. or landing extensions. you copy the stair and anchored railings you added earlier in this lesson. In this exercise.

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

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

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

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

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

37. in the lower-right corner of the drawing area to open the Xref Manager. 33. and click Detach. Repeat steps 25 through 29 for the stair at location 1. Click OK. and click Edit Stair Style. 40. Edit the display properties of the stairs 35. 38. click the Other tab. Click on the Views flyout on the Navigation toolbar to display the stair towers in an isometric view. click the Display Properties tab. In the Display Properties dialog box. 36. Click 34. Detach the Typical Core external reference 32.29. 98 | Developing Your Building Model Design . Click . Clear Override Display Configuration Cut Plane. right-click. 39. Click on the Views flyout on the Navigation toolbar to return to a top view. Click OK. Select one of the stair towers. select Typical Core. 30. In the Xref Manager dialog box. 31. In the Stair Styles dialog box.

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

13. Drag the Typical Core element from the Constructs tab into the drawing area. Using the Intersection osnap. under Constructs\Structural\Slabs. 100 | Developing Your Building Model Design . 15. Enter 180. Click on the Standard toolbar to save your changes to the Typical Core drawing. In the Project Navigator. Add a rectangular polyline to locate the left elevator shaft near locations A and B: ■ ■ Click on the Shapes toolbar. click Close to close the Typical Core drawing. 14. Using the Node osnap. 9.8. and select the Intersection osnap. add the elevators: ■ Select the nodes at locations A and B. Zoom in to the elevators. and press ENTER. and press ENTER. ■ ■ ■ Enter r (Rotation). Locate the elevator shafts 11. Select the nodes at locations C and D. double-click 01 Floor Slab to open it in the drawing area. Typical Core opens as a referenced file in 01 Floor Slab. select the upper left corner of the elevator shaft for first corner point. On the File menu. 10. and press ENTER. 12. Verify that Osnap is on.

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

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

and elevation.Producing Construction Documents Construction documents are used to communicate architectural ideas graphically. This exercise explores a three-dimensional (3D) view of the completed building model and shows how to apply a cut plane. Then. and sections. You can create floor plans. When you create floor plans. including sections and elevations. In this lesson. Annotation is added to the sheets to clarify and record final design decisions and to reference together the complete set of construction documents. Cut planes are used to isolate building levels. you create views for a floor plan. doors. You can create plot sheets and drag views directly onto the sheets. 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. The specific sheets included in a set of construction documents depends on the size and complexity of the building project. You work with cut planes to control the floor plan display. An imaginary cutting plane slices through the building model about 1200 mm above the floor and parallel to the floor. show additional detail. You also create a schedule and add annotation to complete the sheets. In this lesson. you can adjust the cut plane to control the display of your building model by elevation. you can add materials to the elevations to give them texture. With Autodesk® Architectural Desktop. The floor plan is actually a section drawing. section. and illustrate the shape more clearly. and other “fixed” features of the building model. 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. you can generate views. When you prepare elevations and sections of your building model. and you add materials to show additional detail in the section. windows. elevations. you can easily communicate design decisions and construction requirements. such as stairs and elevators. allowing you to visualize the floor plan of level 1. The cut plane you apply in this exercise isolates level 1. You generate multiple views. such as sections and elevations. you prepare drawings to convey your ideas. By inserting schedules and annotation symbols in your drawings. You then see how the elevation is automatically updated based on design changes made to the building model. you create and work with a sampling of the sheets that would be included in the complete set of construction documents for this project.

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

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

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

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

■ ■ 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. When you select the second point for the elevation line. 13. Under Create in. 16. 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 elevation boundary is drawn and an elevation mark is added automatically. drawing a box around the building. Lesson 7: Working with Sections and Elevations | 111 . and click Reverse. The direction in which you draw the elevation line determines the orientation of the elevation view. In the drawing area. 15. select the elevation line. If the elevation mark is pointing away from the portion of the building model you want to view. Click to the right of the plan view to specify the location of the 2D elevation. The elevation and title mark are placed in the 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. right-click. 14. The elevation line boundary can be much larger than the building outline without affecting the elevation generated from the elevation line. click Current Drawing.

In this exercise. 3. or if you prefer to use a supplied drawing. such as elevations and sections. do so before beginning this exercise. With the Project Navigator open. the Elevation drawing is open. If you have not extracted the dataset. Exercise 3: Changing Materials Within an Elevation When you assign materials to objects in Architectural Desktop. Save all open project drawings.17. see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. you can continue with this exercise. you created a view for an elevation and generated an elevation of the rear of the building model. or specify additional materials for components. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. When you refresh the elevation drawing. If you did not complete exercise 2. Specifically. change the type of material to assign a different standard hatch pattern. This exercise shows how to modify the surface hatching assigned to the elevation view of the building model. 2. the surface hatch patterns are updated. Next. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L07. View the elevation of the building model 1. you change the materials assigned to objects and update the elevation to reflect the newly assigned materials. 112 | Producing Construction Documents . Zoom in to the entry at the lower middle of the south elevation. double-click Elevation under Views\Exercise 03. For step-by-step instructions.exe. you change the material of the brick wall in the ground floor shell and the hatch pattern of the concrete columns. the components of the objects are assigned default surface hatch patterns based on the type of material. Open the Elevation drawing: ■ ■ If you completed exercise 2 in this lesson. You can modify the hatch pattern for a specific component. You can work with surface hatch patterns to clearly illustrate the different views of your building model. click the Views tab.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Enter 35. Verify that Otrack is off.Windows/Doors/Stairs. Press SHIFT + right-click. select 170mm Double Rabbet HM Door Frame. and expand L20 . and press ENTER. 10. Press ENTER. 11. 16. Add a rectangle to represent a door 20. Enter r (Rotate). Drag the cursor above the bricks. expand L . and click Insert Component. In the component list. 22. 14. 13. and click Temporary track point. 8.45. Select the corner of the door frame marked in the illustration below. and press ENTER to change the insertion point. 12. and press ENTER to insert the door frame. 15. Lesson 8: Working with Details | 127 . Select Double Rabbet Door Frames. and press ENTER. as shown. 17. In the tree view. Click on the Shapes toolbar. 9. Select the lower-right endpoint of the lower-right brick as the tracking point. 19. 18.Insert a door frame 7. This is the insertion point for the rectangle.Doors/Shutters/Hatches. Move the cursor vertically. Verify that Osnap is on and that the Endpoint osnap is selected. 21. and select a point in the drawing to rotate the door frame vertically. Enter x (Xflip). Enter @460.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Both the table scale and the spacing between the table sections are increased. Under Text Appearance. and click Deselect All. select Schedule-Title for Style. and click Edit Schedule Table Style. and click Properties. right-click. 12. Select below the midpoint to break the table into two sections. Modify line styles 18. and click OK. 13. Under Table Breaks. The text in the body of the schedule is displayed in Schedule-Title text. Change the text style 14. an AutoCAD® text style. enter 1. 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 press ENTER. click the Default Format tab. and click Deselect All. Right-click. The schedule table is split. Select the schedule table. enter 25 for Spacing. and select a location for the break point of the schedule table. Select the table. In the Schedule Table Style Properties dialog box. 19. In the Schedule Table Style Properties dialog box. Select the table. 9. In the drawing area. 16. 17. 15. right-click. 11. Click on the Zoom flyout on the Navigation toolbar. click the Display Properties tab. On the Properties palette. Lesson 9: Scheduling Your Building Model | 149 . The schedule header is duplicated for each section of the table. and click Edit Schedule Table Style. under General. right-click. right-click. and zoom in to the section of the schedule table on the left.25 for Scale. Change the table size and spacing 10. Select the midpoint or above to break the table into three sections. Drag the Maximize Page Height grip up to the Location grip at the midpoint of the table.

You can create any number of model space views from each view drawing. and click OK. and click its assigned plot style. and add annotation. The outer frame is narrowed slightly. modify the display of objects. you create and manage views of your building data. You reference views into the sheets. Annotation is added to the sheets to clarify and record final design decisions and reference together the complete set of construction documents. 24.20. 150 | Producing Construction Documents . and line plot style. Save and close all open project drawings. display configuration. and changing the column layout. select Data Minor Row Lines. 22. you create a floor plan sheet and a cover page sheet. and updated the schedule to reflect the changes. layer snapshot. In the Select Plot Style dialog box. Click OK twice. changing the table size and spacing. Click . 26. 25. select Thin Screened for Plot style. and click OK. 21. On the Views tab. The viewport created on the sheet is scaled to match the scale specified by the drawing source view. You modified the appearance of the schedule table by splitting the table. Under Display Component. and drawing scale. text style. description. The functionalities are incorporated on the Views tab and the Sheets tab of the Project Navigator. 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. A view is dragged onto a sheet in paper space and is automatically referenced into model space. In the Select Plot Style dialog box. Lesson 10: Finishing Your Plot Sheets Sheets are used to plot plans of your building model. Under Display Component. You modified object-based and stylebased properties of the doors being scheduled. In this lesson. It has a distinct name. select Wide for Plot style. 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. and the viewport has the display properties specified by the view. In this lesson. 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. 23. and click its assigned plot style. select Outer Frame. and the row lines are changed to fine screened lines. The sheets reference views that you have previously established for the model.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

see “Extracting Datasets” on page 2. For step-by-step instructions. 16. Large scale plans are often annotated separately from general floor plans. 174 | Producing Construction Documents . select 45. and then dragged it onto a model space view. Verify that Snap is on. you added a callout to a drawing. As you add a plan detail callout for a large scale restroom plan. you can continue with this exercise. In the Drafting Settings dialog box.exe. they can be used to generate new views as needed. verify that Polar Tracking On is selected. By creating a new view. IMPORTANT This exercise uses dataset m_adt5_L11. Save and close the 2D Sections drawing. Specify drafting settings 1. do so before beginning this exercise. Although callouts are a powerful tool by themselves. on the Polar Tracking tab.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. If you have not extracted the dataset. 4. Next. you also add a view. you create a view as you create a callout. In this exercise. Right-click Polar. Under Polar Angle Settings. 2.00 degrees for Increment angle. and click Settings. The field placeholders updated when you dragged the callout onto the view. The sheet view number increments when a new sheet view is added. 3. because the callout fields linked to the sheet. you have a separate drawing in which to add the notes and dimensions for the large scale view. If you have already extracted the dataset and set it as your current project. Exercise 2: Creating a Callout and a View This exercise shows how to create a callout that includes the creation of a view.

5. Zoom in to the restroom area. Move the cursor to the right and click to specify the end point of the leader line. In the Project Navigator. 12. click the Views tab. 13. Add a detail callout to the restroom area 8. Click OK. 6. Under Views\Interior. Select above the upper right corner of the closet of the women’s room to specify the opposite corner of the detail box. 7. 10. Open the Document tool palette. 9. Click outside the lower left corner of the men’s restroom to specify the first corner of the detail box. Move the cursor up and to the right at a angle of 45 degrees. double-click 02 Floor Plan to open it in the drawing area. 11. and then click the Detail Boundary B tool. and then click to specify the next point of the leader line. Lesson 11: Using Callouts | 175 . click the Callouts tab. as shown.

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

On the Context sheet. On the Content sheet. 20. Click Next. verify that only Level 02 is selected. Click Next. 19.18. clear the following folders: ■ ■ ■ ■ Building Outline Shell Stair Structural Lesson 11: Using Callouts | 177 . 21.

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Repeat steps 18 and 19 for 02 Floor Plan. In this lesson. 22. 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. and click Rename and Renumber. Click in 03 Floor Plan drawing to make it active. Save your drawings. In the Project Navigator. Zoom in to the elevator lobby callout. 20. right-click 1 Lobby Plan. you can insert keynotes that are linked to a keynote database and thus can be modified globally as well as individually. The link between the callout field and the sheet is copied along with the callout to other sheets. The title mark of the lobby callout is updated with the new view number. you used a callout tool to add only a callout to a drawing. Using the tool-based keynote functionality in Architectural Desktop. click the Sheets tab. 23. 18. click Regen. Save and close 03 Floor Plan. and a model space view was created for inclusion on a sheet.dwg. 19. enter 3 for Number. and click OK. 17. and then used a similar tool to add a callout that included a new view drawing. Save and close all open project drawings. The new view contained all necessary referenced drawings. Under Architectural\Large Scale Views\A401 Elevator Lobby and Restroom. Renumber a sheet to update a callout 15. Finally.dwg. 16. On the View menu. In the Rename & Renumber View dialog box. 21. you copied a callout from a model space view to a sheet. There are two types of keynoting in Architectural Desktop: 184 | Producing Construction Documents .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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