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Part 1 Workflow and User Interface
Chapter 1 Introduction
Finding Help
Online Help Resources
Project Cycle Navigator
Contacting Autodesk
Sales Information
Technical Support
Feedback
Chapter 2 The Workspace
Understanding the Workspace
How to Use the Information in This Chapter
Starting Autodesk Architectural Desktop
Workspace Components
Pulldown Menus
AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2007 manual
Toolbars
Context Menu
Tool Palettes
Properties Palette
AutoCAD Dashboard
Command Line
Drawing Window Status Bar
Application Status Bar
Communication Center
Project Navigator Palette
Changing Workspaces
A Guideline to the User Interface
Working with Tool Palettes
Opening the Tool Palettes Set
Controlling the Appearance of the Tool Palettes Set
Specifying Different Tool Palettes for the Tool Palettes Set
Creating a New Tool Palettes Set
Creating a New Tool Palettes Group
Creating a New Tool Palette
Defining the Appearance of Tool Palettes
Adding Text and Separator Lines to Tool Palettes
Working with Tool Palettes from a Central Location
Tools
Creating an Object with a Tool
Changing the Tool Properties
Changing a Tool Icon
Refreshing a Tool Icon
Creating a Tool from an Object in the Drawing
Copying a Tool from a Tool Palette
Creating a Tool from the Style Manager
Creating a Tool from AEC Content in DesignCenter
Creating a Command Tool
Working with Tools from a Central Location
Applying the Properties of a Tool to an Existing Object
Re-Importing Styles for a Tool
Deleting a Tool
The Properties Palette
Opening the Properties Palette
Setting the Appearance of the Properties Palette
The Design Tab
The Extended Data Tab
Worksheets
Direct Editing with Grips and Dynamic Dimensions
Grip Tips
Grip Color
Using the CTRL Key with Grips
AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2007 help
Trigger Grips
Dynamic Dimensions
Grip Constraints
Temporary Grip Coordinate Systems
In-Place Editing
In-Place Editing of Polyline-Based Components
In-Place Editing of Profile-Based Objects and Components
In-Place Editing of 3D Body Modifiers
In-Place Editing of Material Hatches
AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2007 users guide
Aligning the UCS to an Object Face
Isolating Objects
Isolating Objects to Edit in a Section View
Isolating Objects to Edit in an Elevation View
Isolating Objects to Edit in a Plan View
Isolating Objects to Display
Isolating Objects to Hide
Ending the Object Isolation in a Drawing
Saving Isolated Objects
Isolating Objects in External References
Styles and Support Files
Integration of Autodesk Architectural Desktop and AutoCAD
Chapter 3 Content Browser
Understanding the Content Browser
Exploring the Content Browser
Viewing a Tool Catalog
Using the Items in a Tool Catalog
Managing Your Catalog Library
Creating a New Tool Catalog
AutoCAD Architectural Desktop 2007 tutorial
Creating a Tool Catalog from Content Drawings
Adding Tools from Content Drawings to a Tool Catalog
Adding an Existing Tool Catalog to Your Catalog Library
Creating a Catalog Install File
Publishing Tool Catalogs
Adding a Website to Your Catalog Library
Editing Tool Catalog Properties
Creating Catalog Types
Sorting Catalogs in the Library View
Filtering Catalogs in the Library View
Removing a Tool Catalog or Website Link
Opening a Different Catalog Library
AutoCAD Architecture 2007 manual
Renaming a Catalog Library
Searching for Items in a Tool Catalog
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Performing a Search
Adding Content to a Tool Catalog
Defining Categories in a Tool Catalog
Adding a Tool Palette to a Tool Catalog
Adding a Tool Package to a Tool Catalog
Adding Tools to a Tool Catalog
Copying and Moving Tool Palettes and Tool Packages
Copying and Moving Tools
Customizing a Tool
AutoCAD Architecture 2007 help
Deleting Tool Catalog Items
Using Tool Catalog Items in Autodesk Architectural Desktop
Linked and Unlinked Tool Catalog Items
Using a Tool in the Autodesk Architectural Desktop Workspace
Copying a Tool Palette to the Autodesk Architectural Desktop Workspace
Copying a Tool Package to the Autodesk Architectural Desktop Workspace
Refreshing Linked Tools
Refreshing Linked Tool Palettes
Specifying Refresh Options for Linked Tool Palettes
Working with Multiple Content Browser Windows
Opening a Tool Catalog in a New Content Browser Window
Opening Catalog Items in a New Content Browser Window
Dragging Catalog Items Between Content Browser Windows
Starting the Content Browser from a Windows Command Prompt
Chapter 4 Creating and Saving Drawings
About Templates
Creating a Drawing from a Template
Creating a Drawing Without a Template
Opening Legacy Drawings
Setting Up a Drawing
Specifying the Drawing Units
AutoCAD Architecture 2007 users guide
Specifying the Drawing Scale
Specifying a Layer Standard and a Layer Key Style
Specifying the Default Display Representations
Specifying AEC Options
Changing the AEC Editor Settings
Changing the AEC Content Settings
Specifying AEC Object Settings
Specifying the Display Resolution of Objects with Facets
Changing the AEC Project Defaults
Sharing Drawings with Other Users
Comparing Methods of Sharing Drawings
Generating Proxy Graphics
Exporting a Drawing to AutoCAD
Exporting a Drawing to a DXF File
Viewport Layer Mapping
Chapter 5 Interoperability with Other Applications
Importing LandXML
Schema Version
Supported Data Types
File Validation
Importing LandXML Data
Selecting Layer Keys for LandXML Data
Publishing Drawing Files to Autodesk MapGuide and Autodesk Envision
Prerequisites
Published Data Types
AutoCAD Architecture 2007 tutorial
Generating a MWX File
An Overview of the Published Data Structure
An Overview of the Database Structure
Publishing Data to Autodesk MapGuide or Autodesk Envision
Exporting Property Set Data to an MDB
Publishing Drawings to DWF
Publishing Property Data to DWF
Process Overview: Publishing a DWG File with Property Set Data to DWF
Setting the Publishing Options
Creating a New Published Property List (PPL)
Publishing a DWF File
Chapter 6 Drawing Management
Concepts of Drawing Management
Before You Begin: External References Within a Project
Before You Begin: Working in a Network Environment
Process Overview: Working in a Project Environment
Project Support Files
Working with Design Teams Located Remotely
Opening a Project From a Mapped Drive
Setting the Default Project Options
Creating a Sheet Set Template
Creating a Template from an Existing Sheet Set
Creating a Template from Existing Drawings
The Project Browser
Using the Project Browser
The Project Structure
Setting a Project Current
Creating a New Project
Defining the Project Properties
Moving a Project
Renaming a Project
Closing a Project
Electronically Transmitting a Project
Deleting a Project
Closing the Project Browser
Removing the Project Context
The Project Navigator
Opening the Project Navigator
The Tabs of the Project Navigator
Using the Project Navigator
The Project Status Bar
Displaying the Project Tool Palette Group
Displaying the Project Library
Levels
Creating a New Level
Copying a Level with Assigned Constructs
Changing the Properties of a Level
Deleting a Level
Changing Levels: Interactions with the Project
Divisions
Creating a New Division
Changing a Division
Deleting a Division
Changing Divisions: Interactions with the Project
Categories
Creating a Category in the Project Navigator
Creating a Category from Windows Explorer
Specifying the Location of Top-Level Categories
Changing the Subcategory of a Project File
Deleting a Category
Constructs
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When to Start with Constructs
Processing Constructs in the Building Project
The Content of Constructs
Creating a New Construct
Copying Constructs to Levels
Converting a Legacy Drawing to a Construct
Opening and Closing a Construct
Dragging Objects into a Construct
Referencing Elements into Constructs
Displaying External References of a Construct
Changing the Properties of a Construct
Electronically Transmitting a Construct
Deleting a Construct
Converting a Construct to an Element
Changing Constructs: Interactions with the Project
Elements
When to Start with Elements
Processing Elements in the Building Project
Creating a New Element
Converting a Legacy Drawing to an Element
Opening and Closing an Element
Dragging Objects into an Element
Changing the Properties of an Element
Electronically Transmitting an Element
Deleting an Element
Referencing an Element into Another Element
Displaying External References of an Element
Converting an Element to a Construct
Changing Elements: Interactions with the Project
Views
When to Start with Views
Process Overview: Creating a General View Drawing
Creating a New General View Drawing
Displaying External References of a View Drawing
Opening and Closing a View Drawing
Creating a Specialized View Drawing
Changing the Properties of a View Drawing
Regenerating a View Drawing
Electronically Transmitting a View Drawing
Deleting a View Drawing
Creating a Model Space View
Placing a Model Space View onto a Sheet
Changing the Properties of a Model Space View
Deleting Model Space Views
Changing Views: Interactions with the Project
Plotting Sheets
When to Start with Plotting Sheets
Setting the Properties of the Project Sheet Set
Setting the Properties of a Sheet Subset
Creating a Sheet Subset
Removing a Sheet Subset
Creating a New Sheet
Importing Sheets into the Sheet Set
Registering the Current Sheet in the Sheet Set
Opening and Closing a Sheet
Changing the Properties of a Sheet
Removing a Sheet from the Sheet Set
Deleting a Sheet from the Project
Creating a New Sheet View
Opening a Sheet View
Numbering Sheet Views
Deleting a Sheet View
Displaying External References of a Sheet Drawing
Inserting a Sheet List
Changing a Sheet List
Updating the Sheet List
Refreshing the Sheet Set
Creating a Sheet Selection
Activating a Sheet Selection
Deleting a Sheet Selection
Electronically Transmitting Sheets and Sheet Sets
Archiving a Sheet Set
Publishing Sheet Sets
Changing Plotting Sheets: Interactions with the Project
Updating (Re-path) the Project
Refreshing the Project View
Object Display in External References
Using the External Display Configuration
Using the External Display Configuration with the Object Enabler
Example: Displaying Part of the Model as Background
Annotating a Building Project
Generating Spaces and Space Schedules
Tagging a Project
Property Set Data and Schedule Tables in Projects
Creating a Title Block for a Project
Dimensioning a Project
Working with Cut Planes in a Project
Global Cut Planes
Object-Specific Cut Planes
Running Drawing Management from the Command Line
Command Line: Opening the Project Browser
Command Line: Opening the Project Navigator
Command Line: Refreshing the Project
Command Line: Regenerating Views
Command Line: Selecting a New Project Environment
Command Line: Closing the Project Navigator
Frequently Asked Questions about Drawing Management
Appendix 1: Template Projects
Understanding Project Navigator
Levels and Divisions
Project File Naming
Understanding Constructs Included in the Commercial Template Project
Understanding the Element File Included in the Commercial Template Project
Understanding Views Included in the Template Project
Understanding Sheets Included in the Template Project
Project Standards
Chapter 7 Project Standards
Project Standards Terminology
Project Standards Overview
AEC Standards
AutoCAD Standards
Standard Tools
Synchronizing the Project
Process Overview: Using Standards in a Project
Using Project Standards
Prerequisites for Working with Project Standards
Setting up Standards in a Project
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Creating a New Project with Predefined Standards
Configuring Project Standards
Setting up Standard Tools in a Project
Creating a Tool Catalog for a Project
Adding a Project Catalog to a Content Browser Library
Adding a Project Library and Tool Palette Group
Displaying the Project Tool Palette Group
Building the Tool Palette Group
Copying the Project Tool Palettes to the Tool Palette File Location
Adding the Project Profile to the Tool Palette File Location
Adding Standards to a Project Drawing
Project Tool Palette Group
Adding Standard Styles from Content Browser
Adding Standard Styles from Style Manager
Adding Standard Display Settings from Display Manager
Synchronizing a Project with the Standards
Synchronization Status
Synchronizing a Project with AEC Standards
Synchronization Exceptions
Synchronizing a Project Drawing with AEC Standards
Synchronizing Selected Styles and Display Settings with AEC Standards
Generating a Synchronization Report
Synchronizing a Project with AutoCAD Standards
Synchronizing a Project Drawing with AutoCAD Standards
Auditing a Project or a Drawing
Showing Display Overrides in Project Drawings
Editing Project Drawings Outside the Project
Creating a New Project Standards Drawing
Updating Project Standards Drawings
Process Overview: Updating AEC Standards in a Project
Versioning Standards
Change Types in Project Standards Drawings
Updating Standard Objects in a Project Standards Drawing
Updating Standard Objects in a Project Standards Drawing from a Project Drawing
Adding Standard Objects from a Project Drawing to a Project Standards Drawing
Editing the Version History of a Standard Object
Versioning a Project Standards Drawing
Purging the Version History from a Project Standards Drawing
Purging the Version Information from a Project Standards Drawing
Synchronizing Project Standards with Each Other
Editing Project Standards Drawings Outside the Project
Scripting Project Standards Commands
Chapter 8 Layer Management
Layer Management
Managing Drawing Layers
Opening the Layer Manager
Making a Layer Current
Creating a Layer with a Layer Standard
Creating a Nonstandard Layer
Renaming a Layer
Deleting a Layer
Changing the Layer Standard of a Layer
Editing the Description of a Layer
Changing AEC Object Displays for a Layer
Working with Layer Groups
Types of Layer Filters
Creating a Group Filter
Creating a Property Filter
Creating a Layer Standards Filter
Adding Layers to Layer Groups
Changing the Properties of a Layer Group
Renaming and Deleting Layer Groups
Converting a Property Filter to a Group Filter
Working with Layer Snapshots
Creating a Layer Snapshot
Editing a Layer Snapshot
Restoring a Layer Snapshot
Deleting a Layer Snapshot
Exporting a Layer Snapshot
Importing a Layer Snapshot
Working with Layer Keys
Default Layer Keys
Default Layer Key Values
Creating a Layer Key Style
Creating a Layer Key Style from an LY File
Editing Layer Key Styles
Attaching Notes and Files to a Layer Key Style
Layer Key Overrides
Creating and Editing Layer Standards
Component Fields in Layer Standards
Creating a Layer Standard
Editing Component Fields
Editing Descriptive Fields
Editing Descriptions
Editing Description Specifications
Purging Layer Standards
Importing Layer Standards
Exporting Layer Standards
Chapter 9 Display System
Display System Structure
Display Representations
Display Sets
Display Configurations
The Display Manager
Opening the Display Manager
Viewing Display Configurations
Viewing Display Sets
Viewing Display Representations
Viewing an Object in a Display Representation
Viewing the Display Representation of an Object in a Display Set
Accessing the Default Display Properties of an Object
Creating and Editing Display Configurations
Process Overview: Creating a Display Configuration
Tips for Working with Display Configurations, Sets, and Representations
Creating a Display Configuration
Creating a Display Set
Creating a Display Representation for an Object
Editing a Display Representation
Assigning a Display Representation to a Display Set
Comparing Display Representations Between Display Sets
Assigning a Display Set to a View Direction
Assigning a Display Configuration to a Viewport
Specifying a Display Set as a Default Display Set
Specifying the Default Display Configuration
Specifying the Display Configurations Used in Xref Overlays
Changing the Display Configuration Used in Xref Drawings
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Displaying Objects by Classification
Specifying Settings for Live Sections and Materials
Managing Display Configurations
Renaming a Display Configuration or a Display Set
Renaming a Display Representation
Deleting a Display Configuration or a Display Set
Deleting a Display Representation
Adding Notes and Reference Files to a Display Configuration or a Display Set
Using Display Settings in Multiple Drawings
Purging a Display Configuration
Purging a Display Set
Purging a Display Representation
Working with Standard Display Settings
Synchronizing Individual Display Settings with AEC Standards
Excluding Display Settings from Synchronization
Updating Standard Display Settings in a Project Standards Drawing
Updating Standard Display Settings in the Project Standards Drawing from a Project Drawing
Adding Standard Display Settings from a Project Drawing to a Project Standards Drawing
Editing the Version History of a Standard Display Setting
Purging the Version History from a Project Standards Drawing
Purging the Version Information from a Project Standards Drawing
Synchronizing Project Standards with Each Other
Troubleshooting the Display System
Object Not Displayed in a Viewport
Viewport Not Updating Properly
Objects Copied from Another Drawing Display Differently
Verifying the Existence of Objects Not Displayed in a Drawing
Object Linetype Displayed Incorrectly
Chapter 10 Style Manager
Style Manager
Getting Started with the Style Manager
Sorting Styles in the Style Manager
Viewing Styles in the Style Manager
Viewing Styles Across Multiple Drawings
Working with Drawings and Templates in the Style Manager
Creating a Style
Copying and Assigning a Style to an Object
Creating a Tool from a Style
Renaming a Style
Copying Styles Between Drawings
Sending Styles to Other Users
Purging Styles
Chapter 11 Materials
Materials
Objects That Support Materials
Working with the Material Tool
Using the Material Tool to Add Materials to Objects
Creating a Material Tool from a Material Definition in Style Manager
Copying a Material Tool on a Tool Palette
Creating an AEC Material Tool from a VIZ Render Material
Creating a Material Tool from a Render Material in the Content Browser
Applying Material Tool Properties
Material Components and Display Properties
Linework Material Component
Plan Hatch Material Component
3D Body Material Component
Surface Hatch Material Component
2D Section/Elevation Linework
Section Hatch Material Component
Sectioned Body and Sectioned Boundary
Displaying Materials in a Drawing
Working with Surface Hatches
Surface Hatches on Curved Surfaces
Surface Hatches on Multiple Faces
Surface Hatches on Extrusions
Surface Hatches on Free Form Mass Elements
Overriding the Surface Hatch on Individual Objects
Hiding a Surface Hatch
Displaying a Hidden Surface Hatch
Specifying the Rotation of a Surface Hatch
Specifying the Horizontal and Vertical Offset of a Surface Hatch
Editing Surface Hatch Overrides
Displaying a List of Materials
Displaying a Material Query
Process Overview: Creating and Assigning Materials
Creating and Editing Material Definitions
Creating a Material Definition
Defining the Layer, Color and Linetype of a Material Definition
Specifying the Plan and Section Hatch Patterns of a Material Definition
Specifying the Surface Hatch Pattern of a Material Definition
Assigning Render Materials
Excluding a Material Definition from 2D Section Shrinkwrap
Controlling the Display of Hidden Lines by Material
Merging Material Definitions in a 2D Section/Elevation
Attaching Notes and Files to a Material Definition
Chapter 12 Content Creation Guidelines
General Content Standards and Conventions
Content Types
National CAD Standard Compliance
Content Resources
Template Drawings
Style Library Drawings
Template Projects
Tool Catalogs
Display Control
Style-Based Content
Architectural Objects
Documentation Objects
Multi-Purpose Objects
Symbol & Tool-Based Content
AEC Content
Palette-Based and Miscellaneous Annotation Tool Content
Part 2 Conceptual Design
Chapter 13 Creating Conceptual Models
Mass Elements and Mass Groups
Using Massing Tools to Create Mass Elements
Editing Mass Elements
Mass Element Styles
Using Massing Tools to Create Mass Groups
Using Materials for Mass Elements and Mass Groups
Using the Model Explorer to Create Mass Models
Displaying the Model Explorer
Using Display Commands in the Model Explorer
Viewing Objects on a Nonvisible Layer
Maintaining Zoom Percentage and Position of an Object
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Using Toolbar Commands in the Model Explorer
Creating Slice Floorplates from a Conceptual Model
Generating a Slice
Specifying the Slice Elevation
Attaching Objects to a Slice
Detaching Objects from a Slice
Converting a Slice to a Polyline
Changing the Location of a Slice
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, or Files to a Slice
Chapter 14 Quick Slice
Quick Slice
Creating a Quick Slice
Chapter 15 Object Viewer
Object Viewer
Using the Object Viewer
Chapter 16 Napkin Sketch
Napkin Sketch
Creating a Napkin Sketch
Editing a Napkin Sketch
Part 3 Designing with Architectural Objects
Chapter 17 Walls
Walls
Workflow Overview: Adding Walls to a Drawing
Specifying Drawing Defaults for Walls
Using Wall Tools To Create Walls
Creating a Wall
Creating a Wall with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Wall from Linework
Creating a Wall from a 3D Object
Creating a Wall Tool
Editing Walls
Using Grips to Edit Walls
Changing the Shape of a Wall
Changing the Wall Width while Maintaining the Wall Baseline
Changing the Wall Width while Maintaining the Opposite Face of the Wall
Changing the Wall Base Height
Changing the Wall Length
Changing the Wall Justification
Moving a Wall
Offsetting New Walls from Existing Walls
Repositioning a Wall
Adjusting the Position of Wall
Applying Tool Properties to an Existing Wall
Changing the Style of a Wall
Overriding Individual Wall Endcaps
Changing the Location of a Wall
Merging Walls
Removing Individual Merge Conditions
Removing All Merged Walls
Joining Walls
Filleting Walls
Chamfering Walls
Trimming Walls at L and T Intersections
Reversing the Direction of a Wall
Using AutoCAD Commands to Edit Walls
Changing the Roof Line and the Floor Line of a Wall
Specifying the Materials of Individual Walls
Changing the Display Properties of Individual Walls
Attaching Notes and Files to a Wall
Specifying the Cleanup of Walls
Cleanup Circles and Wall Graphlines
Wall Cleanups and Priorities
Guidelines for Successful Wall Cleanup
Assigning a Different Wall Cleanup Group Definition to Existing Walls
Specifying Cleanup for Individual Walls
Changing the Position of the Wall Graphline
Overriding the Wall Cleanup Radius
Overriding Component Priorities
Troubleshooting Wall Cleanups
Cleanup Group Definitions
Adding Objects to Walls
Adding a Window to a Wall
Adding an Opening to a Wall
Adding a Door to a Wall
Adding a Door/Window Assembly to a Wall
Removing Windows, Openings, Doors, or Door/Window Assemblies from a Wall
Anchoring an Object to a Wall
Detaching Objects from a Wall
Creating Special Conditions and Customized Wall Surfaces
Working with Wall Sweeps
Working with Wall Modifiers
Working with Body Modifiers
Working with Interference Conditions
Wall Styles
Creating a Wall Style
Adding Property Set Data to a Wall Style
Specifying the Endcap Styles Used in a Wall Style
Specifying the Components of a Wall Style
Specifying the Materials of a Wall Style
Specifying the Display Properties of a Wall Style
Adding Classifications to a Wall Style
Defining a Wall Style as Bounding for Associative Spaces
Attaching Notes and Files to a Wall Style
Wall Endcap Styles
About Polylines Used in Wall Endcap Styles
Creating and Applying a Wall Endcap Style
Creating a Wall Endcap Style
About Editing Wall Endcap Styles
Editing the Geometry of a Wall Endcap Style
Attaching Notes and Files to a Wall Endcap Style
Opening Endcap Styles
Creating and Applying Opening Endcap Styles
Creating and Editing an Opening Endcap Style
Attaching Notes and Files to an Opening Endcap Style
Chapter 18 Curtain Walls
Curtain Walls
Using Curtain Wall Tools To Create Curtain Walls
Creating a Straight Curtain Wall
Creating a Curtain Wall with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Curved Curtain Wall
Creating a Curtain Wall that References a Curve
Converting a Layout Grid to a Curtain Wall
Creating a Curtain Wall from an Elevation Sketch
Converting a Wall to a Curtain Wall
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Converting a 3D Face to a Curtain Wall
Creating a Curtain Wall Tool
Curtain Wall Styles
Process Overview: Creating a Curtain Wall Style
Tips for Working Efficiently with Curtain Wall Styles
Creating Element Definitions for a Curtain Wall Style
Creating a Curtain Wall Style
Defining Divisions for Curtain Wall Grids
Defining Infills for Curtain Wall Cells
Defining Curtain Wall Frames
Defining Curtain Wall Mullions
Assigning Definitions to Curtain Wall Elements
Assigning a Division to a Curtain Wall Grid
Assigning Infills to Curtain Wall Cells
Assigning Definitions to Curtain Wall Frames
Assigning Definitions to Curtain Wall Mullions
Specifying the Materials of a Curtain Wall Style
Specifying the Display of Curtain Walls
Defining a Curtain Wall Style as Bounding for Associative Spaces
Attaching Notes and Files to a Curtain Wall Style
Using Overrides in Curtain Walls
Overriding Curtain Wall Infills
Overriding Curtain Wall Frames and Mullions
Overriding Curtain Wall Divisions
Removing Curtain Wall Overrides
Modifying Element Definitions for Curtain Wall Styles
Editing Curtain Walls
Using Grips to Edit Curtain Walls
Selecting a Different Curtain Wall Style
Applying the Properties of an Existing Curtain Wall
Changing the Dimensions of a Curtain Wall
Changing the Curtain Wall Location Properties
Adding an Interference Condition to a Curtain Wall
Removing an Interference Condition from a Curtain Wall
Mitering Curtain Walls
Specifying a Miter Angle for a Curtain Wall Adjacent to Another Object
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, or Files to a Curtain Wall
Changing the Roof Line and the Floor Line of a Curtain Wall
Offsetting or Projecting the Roof Line of a Curtain Wall
Offsetting or Projecting the Floor Line of a Curtain Wall
Editing the Roof Line or the Floor Line of a Curtain Wall
Changing the Roof Line and the Floor Line
Adding a Gable to the Roof Line of a Curtain Wall
Adding a Step to the Roof Line or Floor Line of a Curtain Wall
Changing Vertices in the Roof Line or Floor Line of a Curtain Wall
Specifying Gable Settings for a Roof Line
Specifying Step Settings for a Roof Line or Floor Line
Specifying Vertex Settings for a Roof Line or Floor Line
Editing Objects Anchored in Curtain Walls
Changing the Orientation of an Object Anchored in a Curtain Wall
Changing the Alignment of an Object Anchored in a Curtain Wall
Changing the Offset of an Object Anchored in a Curtain Wall
Swapping Two Objects Anchored in a Curtain Wall
Releasing an Object Anchored in a Curtain Wall
Curtain Wall Units
Creating Curtain Wall Units
Creating a Curtain Wall Unit
Converting a Layout Grid to a Curtain Wall Unit
Creating a Curtain Wall Unit with a Custom Grid
Curtain Wall Unit Styles
Creating Element Definitions for a Curtain Wall Unit Style
Creating a Curtain Wall Unit Style
Defining Divisions for Curtain Wall Unit Grids
Defining Infills for Curtain Wall Unit Cells
Defining Curtain Wall Unit Frames
Defining Curtain Wall Unit Mullions
Assigning a Division to a Curtain Wall Unit Grid
Assigning Infills to Curtain Wall Unit Cells
Assigning Definitions to Curtain Wall Unit Frames
Assigning Definitions to the Mullions of a Curtain Wall Unit
Specifying the Materials of a Curtain Wall Unit Style
Specifying the Display of Curtain Wall Units
Defining a Curtain Wall Unit Style as Bounding for Associative Spaces
Attaching Notes and Files to a Curtain Wall Unit Style
Using Overrides in Curtain Wall Units
Overriding Curtain Wall Unit Infills
Overriding Curtain Wall Unit Frames and Mullions
Overriding Curtain Wall Unit Divisions
Removing Curtain Wall Unit Overrides
Editing Curtain Wall Units
Using Grips to Edit Curtain Wall Units
Selecting a Different Curtain Wall Unit Style
Matching the Properties of an Existing Curtain Wall Unit
Changing the Dimensions of a Curtain Wall Unit
Specifying a Miter Angle for a Curtain Wall Unit Adjacent to Another Object
Changing the Location of a Freestanding Curtain Wall Unit
Modifying the Position of Anchored Curtain Wall Units
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, or Files to a Curtain Wall Unit
Chapter 19 Door and Window Assemblies
Door and Window Assemblies
Using Door and Window Assembly Tools to Create Door and Window Assemblies
Creating a Door and Window Assembly Tool
Door and Window Assembly Styles
Using Overrides in Door and Window Assemblies
Modifying Element Definitions for Door and Window Assembly Styles
Editing Door and Window Assemblies
Editing Objects Anchored in Door and Window Assemblies
Chapter 20 AEC Polygons
AEC Polygons
Using AEC Polygon Tools to Create AEC Polygons
Creating an AEC Polygon
Creating an AEC Polygon with User-Specified Settings
Creating an AEC Polygon from a Polyline
Creating an AEC Polygon from a Profile
Creating an AEC Polygon Tool
Editing AEC Polygons
Using Grips to Edit AEC Polygons
Changing the AEC Polygon Style
Merging Two AEC Polygons
Creating a Hole in an AEC Polygon
Creating AEC Polygons from the Intersection of Other AEC Polygons
Trimming an AEC Polygon
Dividing an AEC Polygon
Adding a Vertex to an AEC Polygon
Removing a Vertex from an AEC Polygon
Converting an AEC Polygon to a Polyline
Converting an AEC Polygon to a Profile
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Changing the Rotation of an AEC Polygon
Changing the Elevation of an AEC Polygon
Changing the Location of an AEC Polygon
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, or Files to an AEC Polygon
AEC Polygon Styles
Creating an AEC Polygon Style
Changing the Width and Justification of the AEC Polygon Edges
Masking Underlying Objects with AEC Polygons
Specifying the Display Properties of an AEC Polygon Style
Setting the Colors of the True Color Display Representation
Attaching Notes and Files to an AEC Polygon Style
Adding Classifications to an AEC Polygon Style
Rendering the Exact Colors of an AEC Polygon by Defeating Lighting and Shading Effects
Changing the 3D Graphics System Display Properties
Changing the Ambient Light Intensity
Modifying the Global Rendering Material
Chapter 21 Doors
Doors
Using Door Tools to Create Doors
Creating a Door
Creating a Door with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Door in a Door and Window Assembly
Creating a Door from Door/Window Assemblies, Openings, and Windows
Creating a Door Tool
Editing Doors
Using Grips to Edit Doors
Changing the Door Style
Changing the Door Leaf
Changing How Door Width Is Measured
Changing the Door Swing Angle or Opening Percent
Changing the Vertical Alignment of a Door
Moving a Door Along a Wall
Moving a Door Within a Wall
Using Anchors to Change the Horizontal Position of a Door
Using Anchors to Change the Vertical Position of a Door
Using Anchors to Change the Position of a Door Within a Wall
Changing the Orientation of a Door to a Wall
Moving a Door to a Different Wall
Releasing a Door from a Wall
Changing the Opening Endcap Assigned to a Door
Changing the Location of a Freestanding Door
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, and Files to a Door
Door Styles
Creating a Door Style
Specifying the Dimensions of a Door Style
Specifying the Design Rules of a Door Style
Specifying the Standard Sizes of a Door Style
Creating a Custom Door Shape
Replacing the Door Shape in a Door Style
Editing the Geometry of a Door Style
About Door Display Components and Materials
Specifying the Display Properties of a Door Style
Defining a Door Style as Bounding for Associative Spaces
Attaching Notes and Files to a Door Style
Creating Muntins in a Door Style
Chapter 22 Windows
Windows
Using Window Tools to Create Windows
Creating a Window
Creating a Window with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Window in a Door and Window Assembly
Creating a Window from Doors, Door/Window Assemblies and Openings
Creating a Window Tool
Editing Windows
Using Grips to Edit Windows
Changing the Window Style
Changing How Window Width is Measured
Changing the Window Swing Angle or Opening Percent
Changing the Vertical Alignment of a Window
Moving a Window Along a Wall
Moving a Window Within a Wall
Using Anchors to Change the Horizontal Position of a Window
Using Anchors to Change the Vertical Position of a Window
Using Anchors to Change the Position of a Window Within a Wall
Changing the Orientation of a Window to a Wall
Changing the Opening Endcap Assigned to a Window
Changing the Location of a Freestanding Window
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, and Files to a Window
Window Styles
Creating a Window Style
Specifying the Dimensions of a Window Style
Specifying the Standard Sizes of a Window Style
Creating a Custom Window Shape
Specifying the Design Rules of a Window Style
Editing the Geometry of a Window Style
About Window Display Components and Materials
Assigning Materials to a Window Style
Adding Classifications to a Window Style
Specifying the Display Properties of a Window Style
Defining a Window Style as Bounding for Associative Spaces
Attaching Notes and Files to a Window Style
Creating Muntins in a Window Style
Chapter 23 Openings
Openings
Using Opening Tools to Create Openings
Creating an Opening
Creating an Opening with User-Specified Settings
Creating an Opening from Doors, Door/Window Assemblies and Windows
Creating and Editing Custom Openings
Creating a Profile for a Custom Opening
Creating an Opening with a Custom Shape
Editing the Geometry of a Custom Opening
Creating an Opening Tool
Editing Openings
Using Grips to Edit Openings
Changing the Shape and Dimensions of an Opening
Flipping an Opening along the X or Y Axis
Changing Endcap Style for an Opening
Applying Tool Properties to an Existing Opening
Repositioning an Opening
Using Anchors to Change the Horizontal Position of an Opening
Using Anchors to Change the Vertical Position of an Opening
Changing the Position of an Opening Within a Wall
Changing the Orientation of an Opening to a Wall
Specifying the Display of Sills for an Opening
Changing the Location of an Opening
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Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, and Files to an Opening
Changing the Display Properties of Openings
Specifying the Display Properties of an Opening
Specifying the Hatching of an Opening
Using Custom Blocks to Create Opening Components
Adding Components to an Opening
Turning Off Custom Components in an Opening
Removing Custom Components from an Opening
Chapter 24 Stairs
Stairs
Specifying AEC Options for Stairs
Using Stair Tools to Create Stairs
Creating a Stair
Creating a Straight Stair with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Multi-Landing Stair with User-Specified Settings
Creating an L-Shaped Stair with 45-Degree Tread
Creating a U-Shaped Stair with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Spiral Stair with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Custom Stair from Linework
Creating a Custom Stair from Tread Profiles
Modifying Custom Stairs
Creating a Ramp
Creating a Stair Tool
Editing Stairs
Using Grips to Edit Stairs
Changing the Width of a Flight
Changing the Shape of a Flight
Changing the Shape of a Landing
Changing the Side of a Stair
Changing the Height of a Stair
Changing the Justification of a Stair
Changing the Style of a Stair
Changing the Horizontal Direction of a Spiral or U-Shaped Stair
Changing the Constraints of a Spiral Stair
Changing the Outside Edge of a Spiral Stair
Changing the Dimensions of a Stair
Changing the Floor Settings of a Stair
Adjusting Stair Length Automatically
Changing the Length Limits of a Flight
Anchoring a Stair to a Landing
Releasing Anchored Stairs
Editing Winders
Working with Stair Body Modifiers
Stair Interference Conditions
Changing the Alignment of a U-Shaped Stair
Changing the Components of a Flight
Changing the Components of a Landing
About the Dimensions of Landing Components
Changing the Extension of a Landing
Specifying Stair Component Display by Cut Plane Elevation
Changing the Display of an Overlapping Stair
Applying Tool Properties to an Existing Stair
Changing the Location of a Stair
Specifying the Materials of a Stair
Changing the Display Properties of Individual Stairs
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, or Files to a Stair
Stair Styles
Managing Stair Styles
Creating a Stair Style
Specifying the Design Rules of a Stair Style
Specifying the Stringers of a Stair Style
Specifying Mitered Corners for Center Stringers
Specifying the Components of a Stair Style
Specifying the Landing Extension of a Stair Style
Assigning Materials to Components in a Stair Style
Specifying the Display Properties of a Stair Style
Specifying the Riser Numbering Display of a Stair Style
Specifying Classifications for a Stair Style
Adding Notes and Files to a Stair Style
Stair Winder Styles
Creating a Stair Winder Style
Specifying the Stair Winder Style Settings
Adding Notes and Files to a Stair Winder Style
Stair Tower Generator
Creating a Stair Tower
Modifying a Stair Tower
Chapter 25 Railings
Railings
Using Railing Tools to Create Railings
Creating a Railing
Creating an Attached Railing with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Freestanding Railing with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Railing from a Polyline
Creating a Railing Tool
Editing Railings
Using Grips to Edit Railings
Adding a Post to a Railing
Removing a Post from a Railing
Redistributing Posts on a Railing
Hiding Posts
Showing Hidden Posts
Reversing the Direction of the Railing
Anchoring an Existing Railing to a Stair
Anchoring an Existing Railing to an Object
Releasing an Anchored Railing
Adding a Custom Profile to a Railing Component
Editing a Custom Profile of a Railing Component
Changing the Style of a Railing
Changing the Upper Rails
Changing the Bottom Rails
Changing the Posts
Changing the Railing Extensions at Floor Levels
Changing the Railing Extensions at Landings
Changing the Anchor Properties of a Railing
Specifying Perpendicular Railing Orientation
Changing the Location of a Railing
Applying Tool Properties to an Existing Railing
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, and Files to a Railing
Railing Styles
Creating a Railing Style
Specifying the Upper Rails of a Railing Style
Specifying the Bottom Rails of a Railing Style
Specifying Posts of a Railing Style
Specifying the Components of a Railing Style
Creating a Profile for a Custom Railing Component
Specifying the Railing Extensions of a Railing Style
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Specifying the Materials of a Railing Style
Specifying the Display Components of a Railing Style
Specifying Classifications for a Railing Style
Attaching Notes and Files to a Railing Style
Adding Custom Railing Blocks and Profiles to a Railing Style
Adding a Custom Block to a Railing Style
Adding a Custom Profile to a Railing Style
Turning Off a Custom Block or Custom Profile in a Railing Style
Removing a Custom Block from a Railing Style
Chapter 26 Roofs
Roofs
Using Roof Tools to Create Roofs
Creating a Slope Roof
Creating a Gable Roof
Creating Dormers
Creating a Slope Roof with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Gable Roof with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Roof from Walls
Creating a Roof from Polylines
Creating a Roof Tool
Editing Roofs
Using Grips to Edit Roofs
Applying Tool Properties to an Existing Roof
Changing the Dimensions of a Roof
Changing the Edges and Faces of a Roof
Converting a Roof to Roof Slabs
Specifying the Material of a Roof
Specifying the Display Properties of a Roof
Specifying the Hatching of a Roof
Changing the Location of a Roof
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, or Files to a Roof
Chapter 27 Slabs and Roof Slabs
Overview of Slabs and Roof Slabs
Using Tools to Create Slabs and Roof Slabs
Creating a Slab or a Roof Slab
Creating a Slab/Roof Slab with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Slab or Roof Slab from Walls
Creating a Roof Slab from a Roof
Creating a Slab or Roof Slab from a Polyline
Creating a Slab from a Space
Creating a Slab or Roof Slab Tool
Editing Slabs and Roof Slabs
Using Grips to Edit Slabs/Roof Slabs
Applying Tool Properties to an Existing Slab/Roof Slab
Changing the Properties of Slabs or Roof Slabs
Using Slab and Roof Slab Context Menu Tools
Creating a Clipped Gable Roof
Creating a Dormer in a Roof Slab
Slab and Roof Slab Styles
Creating a Slab or Roof Slab Style
Specifying the Components of a Slab or Roof Slab Style
Specifying the Materials of a Slab or Roof Slab Style
Specifying the Display Properties of a Slab or Roof Slab Style
Adding Classifications to a Slab or Roof Slab Style
Defining a Slab/Roof Slab Style as Bounding for Associative Spaces
Attaching Notes and Files to a Slab or Roof Slab Style
Slab and Roof Slab Edge Styles
Creating a Slab or Roof Slab Edge Style
Specifying the Overhang, Edge Cut, and Angle of a Slab/Roof Slab Edge Style
Creating Profiles for the Fascia and Soffit
Controlling Profile Edges and Extrusion
Specifying a Fascia and a Soffit for a Slab/Roof Slab Edge Style
Editing the Geometry of Fascia and Soffits
Assigning Materials to a Slab/Roof Slab Edge Style
Turning on Materials for a Slab/Roof Slab Edge Style
Attaching Notes and Files to a Slab/Roof Slab Edge Style
Chapter 28 Structural Members
Structural Members
Process Overview: Creating Structural Members with the Structural Member Catalog or Structural Member
Style Wizard
Creating Structural Member Styles in the Structural Member Catalog
Opening the Structural Member Catalog
Creating a Style from a Shape in the Structural Member Catalog
Locating a Shape in the Structural Member Catalog from a Structural Member in a Drawing
Opening a Catalog File in the Structural Member Catalog
Creating a Structural Member Style with the Structural Member Style Wizard
Creating Structural Member Tools
Creating a Beam Tool
Creating a Brace Tool
Creating a Column Tool
Using Structural Member Tools to Create Structural Members
Creating a Beam
Creating Beams with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Brace
Creating a Brace with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Freestanding Column
Creating a Freestanding Column with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Grid-Anchored Column
Creating a Grid-Anchored Column with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Structural Member from Linework
Editing Structural Members
Using Grips To Edit Structural Members
Changing the Structural Member Length
Changing the Structural Member Start and End Offsets
Changing the Structural Member Start Point and Endpoint
Changing the Structural Member Roll
Changing the Radius of a Curved Structural Member
About Curved Structural Members
Changing the Structural Member Justification
Changing the Structural Member Type
Trimming Structural Members
Changing the Style of a Structural Member
Applying Tool Properties to a Structural Member
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, and Files to a Structural Member
Working with Structural Member Body Modifiers
Adding a Body Modifier to a Structural Member
Subtracting a Body Modifier from a Structural Member
Replacing a Structural Member with a Body Modifier
Editing the Geometry of a Body Modifier
Managing Body Modifiers
Restoring a Body Modifier to a Mass Element
Working with Structural Member Interference Conditions
Creating Structural Member Interference Conditions
Removing Structural Member Interference Conditions
Editing Structural Member Interference Conditions
Structural Member Styles
Creating a Structural Member Style in the Style Manager
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Specifying the Materials of a Structural Member Style
Specifying the Display Properties of a Structural Member Style
Specifying Classifications for a Structural Member Style
Defining a Structural Member Style as Bounding for Associative Spaces
Attaching Notes and Files to a Structural Member Style
Creating Custom Structural Members
Understanding the Design Rules of a Structural Member
Changing the Shape in the Style of a Structural Member
Adding a Shape to a Structural Member
Process Overview: Creating a Single-Component Structural Member (Tapered Column)
Process Overview: Creating a Multi-Component Structural Member (Composite Column)
Process Overview: Creating a Multi-Component Structural Member Using Multiple Segments (Rigid
Frame)
Creating Custom Shapes for Structural Members
Part 4 Design Utilities
Chapter 29 Anchors
Anchors
Working with Object Anchors
Adding Object Anchors
Releasing Object Anchors
Working with Curve Anchors
Adding Curve Anchors
Changing the Position of Objects Anchored to Curves
Anchoring Objects to New Curves
Working with Leader Anchors
Adding Leader Anchors
Changing the Position of Objects Anchored to Layout Nodes with Leader Anchors
Grip-Editing Leaders
Extending Leaders
Copying Objects to All Layout Nodes
Working with Node Anchors
Adding Node Anchors
Changing the Position of Objects Anchored to Layout Nodes with Node Anchors
Anchoring Objects to Different Nodes
Copying Objects to All Layout Nodes
Working with Cell Anchors
Adding Cell Anchors
Changing the Position and Size of Objects Anchored to Layout Cells
Anchoring Objects to a Different Cell
Copying Objects to All Layout Cells
Working with Volume Anchors
Adding Volume Anchors
Changing the Position and Size of Objects Anchored to Volumes
Anchoring Objects to a Different Volume
Copying Objects to All Layout Volumes
Releasing and Positioning Anchored Objects
Releasing Anchored Objects
Positioning Anchored Objects
Creating an Anchor Tool
Chapter 30 Layout Curves and Grids
Layout Curves and Grids
Using Layout Curves
Creating a Layout Curve Tool
Adding Layout Curves
Adding Nodes to Layout Curves
Removing Nodes from Layout Curves
Changing the Offsets of Layout Curves
Changing the Node Spacing of a Layout Curve
Changing the Node Positions on a Layout Curve
Changing the Spacing Mode of Layout Curves
Switching Layout Curves
Changing the Display Properties of Layout Curves
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, or Files to a Layout Curve
Using Layout Grids
Creating a Layout Grid Tool
Adding Radial Layout Grids
Changing Radial Layout Grids
Adding Rectangular Layout Grids
Changing Rectangular Layout Grids
Adding Grid Lines to Layout Grids
Removing Grid Lines from Layout Grids
Changing the Spacing Mode of Layout Grids
Changing the Display Properties of Layout Grids
Creating and Removing Boundaries for Layout Grids
Creating Holes in Layout Grids
Removing Holes from Layout Grids
Changing the Location of Layout Grids
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, or Files to a Layout Grid
Using Layout Volumes
Creating a Layout Volume Tool
Adding Layout Volumes
Changing Layout Volumes
Adding Grid Lines to Layout Volumes
Removing Grid Lines from Layout Volumes
Changing the Spacing Mode of Layout Volumes
Changing the Display Properties of Layout Volumes
Changing the Location of Layout Volumes
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, or Files to a Layout Volume
Chapter 31 Grids
Grids
Using Column Grid Tools to Create Column Grids
Creating a Column Grid
Creating a Column Grid with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Column Grid from a Layout Grid
Creating a Column Grid from Linework
Creating a Column Grid Dynamically
Creating a Structural Column Grid Tool
Working with Column Grids
Labeling Column Grids
Extending Column Grid Lines Beyond the Grid Boundary or Limits
Dimensioning Column Grids
Editing Column Grids
Changing the Dimensions of a Column Grid
Changing the Lines of a Column Grid
Attaching Clipping Profiles to Column Grids
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, or Files to a Column Grid
Changing the Location of Column Grids
Changing the Display of Column Grids
Changing the Node Radius Display of Column Grids
Using Ceiling Grid Tools to Create Ceiling Grids
Creating a Ceiling Grid
Creating a Ceiling Grid with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Ceiling Grid from a Layout Grid
Creating a Ceiling Grid from Linework
Creating a Ceiling Grid Dynamically
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Creating a Ceiling Grid with a Clipping Boundary
Creating a Ceiling Grid Tool
Editing Ceiling Grids
Changing the Dimensions of a Ceiling Grid
Changing the Lines of a Ceiling Grid
Attaching Clipping Profiles to Ceiling Grids
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, or Files to a Ceiling Grid
Changing the Location of Ceiling Grids
Changing the Display of Ceiling Grids
Chapter 32 Detail Drafting Tools
Construction Lines
Creating Construction Lines From Existing Objects/Linework
Creating Construction Lines Independently
Hatch Productivity Tools
Repositioning a Hatch
Generating a Hatch Boundary
Redefining a Hatch Boundary
AEC Modify Tools
Trimming Linework or Profile-Based Objects
Trimming Linework or Profile-Based Objects to an Edge
Extending Linework to an Edge
Dividing Linework and Profile-Based Objects
Subtracting from Linework and Profile-Based Objects
Obscuring Regions of Linework
Merging Linework or Profile-Based Objects
Cropping Linework or Profile-Based Objects
Shrinkwrapping Linework
Creating Arrays
Repositioning from a Reference Point
Evenly Spacing Linework or Objects
Centering Linework or Objects
Chapter 33 Mask Blocks
Mask Blocks
Creating Mask Block Definitions
Creating a Mask Block Definition from a Polyline
Creating a Mask Block Definition from an Existing Mask Block Definition
Importing Mask Block Definitions
Exporting Mask Block Definitions to a New Drawing
Exporting Mask Block Definitions to an Existing Drawing
Editing a Mask Block Definition
Adding Classifications to a Mask Block Definition
Purging Mask Block Definitions
Using Mask Block Tools to Create Mask Blocks
Adding a Mask Block
Adding a Mask Block with User-Specified Settings
Creating a Mask Block from Polylines
Creating a Mask Block Tool
Attaching Mask Blocks to Objects
Detaching Mask Blocks from Objects
Editing Mask Blocks
Using Grips to Move Mask Blocks
Changing the Location of a Mask Block
Editing the Profile of a Mask Block
Applying Tool Properties to an Existing Mask Block Reference
Changing Display Properties of Mask Blocks
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, and Files to a Mask Block
Chapter 34 Multi-View Blocks
Multi-View Blocks
Creating Multi-View Block Definitions
Process Overview: Creating Multi-View Block Definitions
Creating View Blocks
Creating a New Multi-View Block Definition
Connecting View Blocks to View Directions
Defining a Multi-View Block Definition as Bounding for Associative Spaces
Attaching Notes and Files to a Multi-View Block Definition
Adding Classifications to a Multi-View Block Definition
Adding a Multi-View Block Definition to DesignCenter
Creating a Multi-View Block Tool
Adding Multi-View Blocks to a Drawing
Inserting a Multi-View Block
Modifying Multi-View Blocks
Changing the Rotation of a Multi-View Block
Changing the Associated Multi-View Block Definition
Changing the Scale Factor of a Multi-View Block
Changing the Offset of a Multi-View Block Using Grips
Changing the Location of a Multi-View Block Using Grips
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, or Files to a Multi-View Block
Editing the Location and Rotation of Attributes in a Multi-View Block
Updating Multi-View Block Attributes
Part 5 Documentation
Chapter 35 Spaces
Unifying Spatial Objects in Autodesk Architectural Desktop
Other Space Features
Space Types
Space Workflows
Working with Spaces (High Level Overview)
Working with Associative Spaces - Overview
Working with Boundary Offsets
Working with Calculation Cut Planes - Overview
Working with List Definitions - Overview
Working with Calculation Modifiers - Overview
Working with Zones - Overview
Working Space Evaluations - Overview
Space Properties
Using Space Tools to Create Spaces
Generating Associative Spaces
Bounding Objects for Associative 3D Freeform Spaces
Setting an Object Style as Bounding
Setting an Object Instance as Bounding
Generating Associative 3D Freeform Spaces
Generating Associative 2D or Extruded 3D Spaces from Bounding Walls, Linework, and Object
Profiles
Creating Non-Associative Spaces
Drawing a Non-Associative 2D or Extruded 3D Space
Converting Objects, Profiles, and Polylines to Non-Associative Spaces
Creating a Space Tool
Editing Spaces
Editing General Space Properties
Renaming a Space
Changing the Style of a Space
Changing the Boundary Offset Type
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, or Files to a Space
Changing the Geometry of a Space
Changing the Geometry Type of a Space
Editing Space Boundaries
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Activating Manual Space Boundaries
Grip-Editing Space Boundaries
Resetting Manual Space Boundaries
Changing the Location of a Manual Space Boundary
Changing the Height Dimensions of a Space
Changing the Geometry of Non-Associative Spaces
Changing the Geometry of an Associative Space
Changing Space Surfaces
Trimming a Space by Plane
Splitting the Surface of a Space
Joining Surfaces of a Space
Grip-Editing the Surfaces of a 3D Space
Changing Surface Data (Extruded 3D Spaces)
Changing the Associativity of a Space
Making a Non-Associative Space Associative
Making an Associative Space Non-Associative
Changing the Calculated Values of a Space
Adding and Removing Calculation Modifiers for Spaces
Setting Calculation Cut Planes for 3D Freeform Spaces
Attaching Spaces to Zones
Attaching a Space to a Zone
Detaching a Space from a Zone
Viewing Information About Spaces
Exporting Space Information to a Database
Space Styles
Creating a Space Style
Specifying Target Dimensions for the Space
Specifying Space Boundary Offsets in a Space Style
Attaching a List Definition to a Space Style
Specifying Classifications for a Space Style
Specifying the Materials of a Space Style
Specifying the Display Properties of a Space Style
Specifying the Hatching for Components of a Space Style
Setting the Object Cut Plane of a Space Style
Attaching Notes and Files to a Space Style
Converting Area Styles to Space Styles
Space Decomposition
Displaying the Space Decomposition
Specifying Layer/Color/Linetype Settings of the Space Decomposition
Specifying the Type of Space Decomposition
Specifying Text Settings for Space Decomposition
Calculation Modifiers
Creating a Calculation Modifier Style
Specifying the Application for a Calculation Modifier Style
Defining the Formula for a Calculation Modifier
Attaching Notes and Files to a Calculation Modifier Style
List Definitions
Creating a List Definition
Specifying the Application for a List Definition
Editing a List Definition
Attaching Notes and Files to a List Definition
Zones
Using Zone Tools to Create Zones
Zone Properties
Creating a Zone
Creating Zones with User-Specified Settings
Creating Zone Structures from a Zone Template
Creating a Zone Tool
Converting Area Groups to Zones
Zones and Spaces
Attaching Spaces and Zones to Zones
Detaching Spaces and Zones from Zones
Selecting Spaces and Zones Attached to a Zone
Editing Zones
Renaming a Zone
Changing the Zone Style
Changing the Zone Boundary Offset
Changing the Content Rules of a Zone
Changing the Calculation Type of a Zone
Changing Calculation Modifiers for a Zone
Ordering Zone Structures
Creating Polylines from Zones
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, or Files to a Zone
Zone Styles
Creating a Zone Style
Attaching a List Definition to a Zone Style
Restricting the Content of a Zone Based on the Zone Style
Specifying Classifications for a Zone Style
Specifying the Display Properties of a Zone Style
Attaching Notes or Files to a Zone Style
Converting Area Group Styles to Zone Styles
Zone Templates
Creating a Zone Template
Building the Structure of a Zone Template
Attaching Notes and Files to a Zone Template
Converting Area Group Templates to Zone Templates
Space Evaluation
Preparing the Space Evaluation
Selecting Spaces and Zones for Evaluation
Evaluation Content
Image Display Properties
Data Format Style Properties
Setting the Default Templates
Creating the Space Evaluation Document
Creating an XLS Evaluation Document
Creating a TXT Evaluation Document
Creating XLT Templates
Conversion of Space Boundaries to Walls and Spaces
Appendix 1: Command Changes for Spaces and Areas
Area Commands
Area Group Commands
Space Boundary Commands
Chapter 36 Sections
Sections
Process Overview: Creating a 2D or 3D Section
Process Overview: Creating a Live Section View
Drawing and Editing Section Lines
Drawing a Section Line and Marks
Changing the Height of a Section Using Grips
Changing the Lower Extension of a Section Using Grips
Changing the Length of a Section Using Grips
Changing the Angle Dimensions of a Section
Creating Graphic Subdivisions for 2D and 3D Sections
Changing a Subdivision Using Grips
Changing Section Mark Attributes
Changing the Location of a Section Line
Modifying a Section Line Using Grips
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Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, and Files to a Section Line
Creating a 2D or 3D Section
Creating a Horizontal 2D Section
Creating and Editing a Live Section View
Creating a Live Section View
Updating a Live Section View
Displaying the Sectioned Body in a Live Section View
Removing a Live Section View
Editing a 2D or 3D Section
Using Grips to Edit Linework in a 2D Section
Changing the Display of Graphic Subdivisions in a 2D Section
Changing the Display of Graphic Subdivisions in a 3D Section
Reversing a 2D or 3D Section
Changing the Style of a 2D Section
Creating a Material Boundary in a 2D Section
Editing a Material Boundary
Editing and Merging Linework in a 2D Section
Changing the Location of a 2D or 3D Section
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, and Files to a 2D or 3D Section
Updating a 2D or 3D Section
Globally Updating 2D Sections
Supported Project Drawing Types
Globally Updating 2D Sections and Elevations in a Project or a Folder
Updating Drawings from an Earlier Version of Autodesk Architectural Desktop
2D Section Styles
Creating a 2D Section Style
Adding a Display Component to a 2D Section Style
Removing a Display Component from a 2D Section Style
About 2D and 3D Section Display Components and Materials
Use Subdivision Properties and Materials in 2D Section Styles
Use the 3D Body Component of a Material for the 2D Section Linework
Adding a Design Rule to a 2D Section Style
Changing a Design Rule in a 2D Section Style
Removing a Design Rule from a 2D Section Style
Adding Classifications to a 2D Section Style
Changing the Layer, Color, and Linetype of a 2D Section Style
Attaching Notes and Files to a 2D Section Style
Chapter 37 Elevations
Working With Elevations
Process Overview: Creating a 2D or 3D Elevation
Drawing and Editing Elevation Lines
Drawing an Elevation Line and Mark
Changing the Height of an Elevation Using Grips
Changing the Lower Extension of an Elevation Using Grips
Changing the Length of an Elevation Using Grips
Changing the Angle Dimensions of an Elevation
Creating Graphic Subdivisions for 2D and 3D Elevations
Changing Elevation Mark Attributes
Changing the Location of an Elevation Line
Modifying an Elevation Line Using Grips
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes and Files to an Elevation Line
Creating a 2D or 3D Elevation
Creating a Horizontal 2D Elevation
Editing a 2D or 3D Elevation
Using Grips to Edit Linework in a 2D Elevation
Changing the Display of Graphic Subdivisions in a 2D Elevation
Changing the Display of Graphic Subdivisions in a 3D Elevation
Reversing a 2D or 3D Elevation
Changing the Style of a 2D Elevation
Creating a Material Boundary in a 2D Elevation
Editing a Material Boundary
Editing and Merging Linework in a 2D Elevation
Changing the Location of a 2D or 3D Elevation
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, and Files to a 2D or 3D Elevation
Updating a 2D or 3D Elevation
Globally Updating 2D Elevations
Supported Project Drawing Types
Globally Updating 2D Sections and Elevations in a Project or a Folder
Updating Drawings from an Earlier Version of Autodesk Architectural Desktop
2D Elevation Styles
Creating a 2D Elevation Style
Adding a Display Component to a 2D Elevation Style
Removing a Display Component from a 2D Elevation Style
About 2D and 3D Elevation Display Components and Materials
Use Subdivision Properties and Materials in 2D Elevation Styles
Use the 3D Body Component of a Material for the 2D Elevation Linework
Adding a Design Rule to a 2D Elevation Style
Changing a Design Rule in a 2D Elevation Style
Removing a Design Rule from a 2D Elevation Style
Adding Classifications to a 2D Elevation Style
Changing the Layer, Color, and Linetype of a 2D Elevation Style
Attaching Notes and Files to a 2D Elevation Style
Chapter 38 Hidden Line Projection
Hidden Line Projection
Creating a Hidden Line Projection
Chapter 39 AEC Dimensions
AEC Dimensions
Dimension Options and Uses
Associative Dimensions from Selecting Objects
Associative Dimensions from Picked Points
Non-Associative Dimensions from Picked Points
AutoCAD Dimensions
Process Overview: Creating AEC Dimensions
Associative Dimensions from Objects
Dimension Points for Walls
Dimension Points for Wall Openings
Dimension Points for Grids
Dimension Points for Other Object Types
AutoCAD Dimension Points
Associative Dimensions in External References
Associative Dimensions From Picked Points
Specifying AEC Dimension Preferences
Creating AEC Dimensions Using AEC Dimension Tools
Creating an AEC Dimension
Creating an AEC Dimension with User-Specified Settings
Use Cases for AEC Dimensions
Converting an AutoCAD Dimension to an AEC Dimension
Copying Properties of AEC Dimensions to AutoCAD Dimensions
Creating an AEC Dimension Tool
Editing AEC Dimensions
Adding Points to an AEC Dimension
Detaching Dimension Points from an AEC Dimension
Restoring Object Points Set in the AEC Dimension Style
Removing Non-Style Defined Dimension Points
Reversing the Direction of an AEC Wall Dimension
Overriding Associative Wall Component Dimension Points
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Repositioning Dimension Texts, Extension Lines, and Dimension Chains
Resetting Repositioned Dimension Texts, Extension Lines and Dimension Chains
Overriding Dimension Values and Hiding Dimension Segments
Changing the AEC Dimension Style
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, and Files to an AEC Dimension
AEC Dimension Styles
AEC Dimension Styles and AutoCAD Dimension Styles
The AEC Dimension Style Wizard
Creating AutoCAD Dimension Styles
Creating an AEC Dimension Style
Changing the Number of Chains in an AEC Dimension Style
Changing the AEC Dimension Display Components
Defining Dimensioned Objects in the AEC Dimension Style
Specifying Object Dimension Points in AEC Dimension Styles
Selecting the AutoCAD Dimension Styles and Other Properties of AEC Dimension Styles
Changing Style Properties with the AEC Dimension Style Wizard
Attaching Notes and Files to an AEC Dimension Style
Q and A for Working with AEC Dimensions
Changing Color, Text Size and Arrowheads
Updating AEC Dimensions On Demand
Changing the Text Height of Superscripted Numbers
Fixing the Error Symbol
Finding More Dimension Points than Expected
Chapter 40 Elevation Labels
Elevation Labels
Using Elevation Label Tools to Create Elevation Labels
Creating an Elevation Label
Creating Elevation Labels with User-Specified Settings
Creating an Elevation Label Tool
Modifying Elevation Labels
Changing the Elevation of an Elevation Label
Changing the Coordinate System of an Elevation Label
Changing the Associated Multi-View Block Definition
Changing the Scale Factor of an Elevation Label
Changing the Offset of an Elevation Label
Display the View Blocks and Attributes of an Elevation Label
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, or Files to an Elevation Label
Creating User-Defined Elevation Labels
Creating a Graphic Symbol
Adding Attributes
Creating a Block
Creating a Multi-View Block
Adding the Elevation Label to the AutoCAD DesignCenter
Chapter 41 Fields
Fields Overview
Inserting Fields
Inserting Fields in a Drawing
Inserting Fields in Property Set Definitions
Inserting Field Placeholders in Object Properties
Adding Fields to Object Style Properties
Inserting Fields in AutoCAD Text Elements
Editing Fields
Editing the Field Display
Updating Fields
Converting Fields to Text
Autodesk Architectural Desktop Field Types
Project Fields
Selecting a Project Field
Sheet Set Fields
Selecting a Sheet Set Field
Keynote Fields
Selecting a Keynote Field
Database Fields
Selecting a Database Field
Creating a Data Link to an ODBC Source
Chapter 42 Detail Components
Understanding Detail Components
Inserting Detail Components
Stamp Components
Linear Array Components
Backfill Components
Bookends Components
Countable Linear Array Components
Surface Components
Dynamically Sized Surface Components
Bolt Components
Editing Detail Components in a Drawing
Using Detail Component Tools
Adding Detail Component Tools to a Tool Palette
Modifying Detail Component Tools
Applying Detail Component Properties to Linework
Applying Detail Component Properties to Linework from a Tool
Applying Detail Component Properties to Linework from the Detail Component Manager
Using the Detail Component Manager
Locating a Detail Component
Creating and Modifying Detail Component Databases
Configuring Detail Component Database Availability
Adding a Detail Component Database to Available Databases
Removing a Detail Component Database from Available Databases
Setting Detail Component Database Permissions in a Multi-User Environment
Merging Old and New Detail Component Databases
Chapter 43 Annotation and Keynoting Tools
The Basic Annotation Tool
Creating a Text-Only Annotation
Creating a Text-with-Leader Annotation
Creating a Break Mark
Creating a Block-Based Annotation with a Leader
Editing a Text-Based Annotation
Editing a Masking Break Mark
Editing a Block-Based Annotation
Keynoting Tools
Configuring the Annotation Tool for Keynoting
Using Keynote Insertion Tools
Using Keynote Legends
Viewing and Editing Keynotes in a Drawing
Specifying Keynotes
Working with Keynote Databases
Chapter 44 Callouts
Working with Callouts
Callout Tools in Autodesk Architectural Desktop
Process Overview: Placing a Callout
The Properties of a Callout Tool
Setting the Properties of a Callout Tool
Placing Title Marks
Placing a Title Mark
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Placing Detail Callouts
Creating a Detail in the Current View Drawing
Creating a Detail in an Existing Drawing
Creating a Detail in a New Drawing
Placing Section Callouts
Creating a Section in the Current Drawing
Creating a Section in an Existing Drawing
Creating a Section in a New Drawing
Placing Elevation Callouts
Placing a Single Elevation Callout
Placing a Four-Way Interior Elevation Callout
Placing a Four-Way Exterior Elevation Callout
Placing a Callout Without a Model Space View
Referencing a Callout to an Existing View
Opening a Model Space View
Deleting a Model Space View
Resolving Fields in Callout Symbols
Working with Callouts Outside a Project
Placing a Callout in a Non-Project Drawing File
Opening Model Space Views in a Non-Project Drawing File
Deleting Model Space Views in a Non-Project Drawing File
Creating New Callout Tools
Using Fields in Callout Tools
Creating a Callout Tool
Chapter 45 Schedules and Display Themes
Overview of Schedules
Schedule Table Terminology in Autodesk® Architectural Desktop
Process Overview: Using Schedule Tables
Property Sets and Property Set Definitions
Basic Schedules
Adding Schedules Using Schedule Table Tools
Creating a Schedule Table Tool
Adding Objects to a Schedule
Removing Objects from a Schedule
Reselecting Objects for a Schedule
Turning Off the Out-of-Date Marker
Updating a Schedule Manually
Locating and Viewing Scheduled Objects in a Drawing
Schedule Tags
Adding Tags Using Schedule Tag Tools
Creating a Schedule Tag
Creating a Schedule Tag Tool
Anchoring an Existing Schedule Tag to an Object
Releasing an Anchored Schedule Tag
Viewing the Connection Between Tags and Objects
Renumbering Property Set Data
Managing Schedule Tables
Working with Schedule Table Styles
Exporting a Schedule
Exporting Schedule Data for Selected Objects
Specifying the Display Properties of a Schedule
Changing General Schedule Properties
Changing the Selection Criteria for a Schedule
Changing the Location of a Schedule Using Grips
Changing External Source Properties of a Schedule
Adding Table Breaks to a Schedule
Adding Documentation Information to a Schedule
Editing Table Cell Data
Adding Property Set Data to All Objects
Property Data Formats
Expanding the Scope of Scheduled Data
Property Set Data
Attaching Property Set Data to Objects
Entering Manual Properties and Fields for Objects
Editing or Updating Fields in Manual Properties
Converting Fields in Manual Properties to Text
Removing Property Set Data from an Object
Attaching Property Set Data to Styles and Definitions
Entering Manual Properties and Fields for Styles and Definitions
Editing Style-Based Property Sets
Editing Style-Based Property Sets Attached to Objects in External References
Removing Property Set Data from a Style or Definition
Browsing Property Data
Property Set Definitions
Understanding Automatic Properties
Understanding Formulas
Creating a Property Set Definition
Attaching Notes or Reference Files to a Property Set Definition
Specifying How the Property Set Definition is Applied
Adding a Manual Property Definition to a Property Set Definition
Adding a Field to a Property Set Definition
Adding an Automatic Property Definition to a Property Set Definition
Adding a Location Property Definition to a Property Set Definition
Adding a Classification Property Definition to a Property Set Definition
Adding a Material Property Definition to a Property Set Definition
Adding a Project Property Definition to a Property Set Definition
Adding an Anchor Property Definition to a Property Set Definition
Adding a Graphic Property Definition to a Property Set Definition
Sequencing Property Definitions
Hiding Properties
Editing a Property Set Definition
Removing All Property Sets from Objects and Styles
Merging Property Set Definitions
List Definitions
Creating a List Definition for a Manual Property Definition
Editing List Definitions
Changing the List Item for an Object
Attaching Notes or Reference Files to a List Definition
Classification Definitions
Process Overview: Including Classification Data in Schedules
A Classification Use Case
Creating a Classification Definition
Specifying the Object Types for a Classification Definition
Adding Classifications to a Classification Definition
Attaching Property Set Definitions to a Classification Definition
Editing a Classification Definition
Changing the Classification of an Object
Attaching Notes and Files to a Classification
Display Themes
Process Overview: Creating Display Themes
Creating and Editing Display Themes
Creating a Display Theme Tool
Adding a Display Theme to a Drawing
Disabling Display Themes
Activating Display Themes
Display Theme Styles
Creating a Display Theme Style
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Troubleshooting Schedule Tables
Question Marks in Cells
Object not Listed
Which Property Sets to Attach
Changing Data in the Schedule Tables
Object Numbers Out of Order
Locating an Object
Selecting an Empty Cell
INVALID in a Table Cell
Troubleshooting Schedule Table Styles
Add Column Button Unavailable
Property Sets Unavailable
Quantity Column not Totalling
Matrix Column Displaying Data Instead of a Matrix Symbol
Troubleshooting Classification Definitions
Empty Classification Tab in Style Properties
Long Title for a Classification Property
Classifications Property to a Property Set Definition
Including Classifications in a Schedule Table
Objects Not Included in the Schedule
Classifications Selected but Object Not Included
Troubleshooting Schedule Tags
Difference Between Schedule Tags and Project Schedule Tags
Troubleshooting Units
Values on the Extended Data Tab
Chapter 46 AEC Content and DesignCenter
Overview of AEC Content
Predefined AEC Content
AEC Content in the Content Browser
AEC Content in DesignCenter
Adding AEC Content to Drawings
Adding Content from the Content Browser
Adding Content from DesignCenter
Adding Fixture Layouts from DesignCenter
Moving Content Between DesignCenter and the Content Browser
Creating a Tool from AEC Content in DesignCenter
Creating Custom AEC Content
Using the AEC Content Wizard
Editing AEC Content
Modifying DesignCenter Content with the AEC Content Wizard
Modifying Fixture Layouts
Turning Off the Dimension Scale Override
Part 6 Other Utilities
Chapter 47 Cameras
Adjusting the Camera Position
Chapter 48 Converting Objects to 3D Solids
Converting Objects to 3D Solids
Converting Objects to 3D Solid Objects
Chapter 49 Visual Audit
Working with Visual Audit
Performing a Visual Audit
Chapter 50 Reference AEC Objects
Creating an AEC Entity Reference
Adding a Reference to an Object
Attaching an Object to an Existing Entity Reference
Attaching Hyperlinks, Notes, and Files to an Entity Reference
Changing the Location of an Entity Reference
Chapter 51 Customizing and Adding New Content for Detail Components
Introduction
A Walkthrough of the Process
Component Databases
Recipe Specifications
Jigs and JigEnts
Common Jigs
Recipe Logging
Blocks and Block Libraries
Using Optimal Geometry
Naming Blocks
Base Points for Blocks
Collecting Similar Blocks
Block Properties
Layer Keys
Removing Unnecessary Objects
Chapter 52 Migrating Detail Component and Keynote Databases
Migrating Your Database Modifications
Running the Detail Component/Keynote Database Migration Utility







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