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Sunday, 31 January 2010

1.4 - 2D drafting work for glass partitions

The final stage of the detail is to add the 2D work, annotation, dims, etc.


You have a range of tools to do the 2D work;

  • Drafting lines (lines and arcs)
  • Filled regions (hatches, can take advantage of using the boundary line as a line or invisible)
  • Masked region (solid white hatch effectively, can do lines or invisible lines)
  • Line work tool (to change the predefined lines on 3d objects that are cut or seen in elevation)
  • Edit cut profile (cutting back or extending a layer of a 3D system family object)
  • Detailed component (like a 2D block)
  • Insulation Tool (draws bat insulation)

If we look at the items remaining to be done in our detail, we can decide which of the above tools to use for each and plan a method of work.



Bottom Detail

  1. Bottom glazing channel (2D component)
  2. Shims (drafting lines)
  3. Gaskets (2D component or drafting lines (arcs))
  4. Extend glass panel down (Filled region)
  5. Hide mullion top line (Line work tool)
  6. Text, dims, tags etc.

Top Detail

  1. Top glazing channel (2D component)
  2. Wood blocking (drafting lines)
  3. Metal stud (2D component)
  4. Drywall on bottom edge of upper wall (2D component or filled region)
  5. Gaskets (2D component or drafting lines (arcs))
  6. Extend glass panel up into channel (Filled region)
  7. Hide bottom line of upper wall (Line work tool)
  8. Insulation (Insulation tool)
  9. Text, dims, tags etc.

Plan View

  1. Gaskets (2D component or drafting lines (arcs))
  2. Extend glass panel off wall (edit cut profile)
  3. Drywall for edge beside glass (2D component or filled region)
  4. Metal stud (2D component)
  5. Insulation (Insulation tool)

You might think that is still quite a lot of work(double work) but the main untold story is that everything is coordinated, your plans, sections & elevations are already coordinated for the main objects and you don't need to spend time checking they all match.

See video link below for tutorial.

VIDEO- 2D DETAIL FOR GLASS PARTITION



Best

Peter

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