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Friday, 19 February 2010

02.2 Concrete Basement Modeling - Video

Below is a link for the modeling of the concrete basement detail, its 28 minutes long but worth a watch, one or two things i left out; i preset the top wall offset to (-1'-0") before drawing the 1st set of concrete walls, and when i'm drawing the profile family the dimensions can be turned into parameters

I also preset some grids and levels; Grid are 19'-6" apart (1,2,3,a,b,c)
Levels are
(02 Level) +12-6"
(FFL 01 Level) +0-0"
(SSL 01 Level 1) -0-3"
(SSL 01 Level 2) -0'-6"
(FFL B1Level) -12-6"
(SSL B1 Level) -12-11"

Concrete Basement Wall Detail - Video 1

6 comments:

subzerocul said...

you don't have to use dimension to lock a floor boundary to a wall, if you use the pick wall command. It maintains the offset that relationship automatically.

I don't know if this is a better method, but in the case that you released the brick layer in the wall editor and pulled it down to meet the foundation wall, you could actually use the join geometry command to cut the brick out from the foundation wall.

Peter McCarthy said...

Thats true, generally i dont use the pick wall command because i do so many custom lines and numbers of floors for one floor. also to speed up my videos i've been a bit lax on constraining and locking my sketch lines.

i'm not sure that join geometry will cut the brick but i've never tried that method, i'll give it a go and report back on my findings

Cheers

Peter

Peter McCarthy said...

So i've checked the join geometry tool and works quite well except when it comes to the wall sweep and if there is a stop in cutting geometry.

It seems the when i join the floor and wall, the floor will always cut the wall which is what you want. When i join 2 walls (one above the other with the top and bottom overlaping by a couple of inch's) the bottom wall always keeps its shape and the top wall will cut around this. And then for my detail with the swept profile it doesnt seem to allow the profile to join and therefore cut the wall, maybe because its already joined to the wall below(i'm not sure).

Its also the case if the bottom of your brick layer extends down quite far (well below the floors) the the innerleaf will start to return(the wall will effectivaly wrap around the floor, not stop the innerleaf completely at the top of the floor)

I agree that if your detail is simple enough that it would be easier to use the join geometry tool. If you have custom sweeps you should try extend the layer for ease.

Thanks for the tip on join geometry, i'll try use it in one of my upcomming tutorials.

Cheers

Peter

subzerocul said...

Hi, I just saw your new video on joining geometry. Guess I wasn't very clear on what I meant, sorry, English not first language here. I would still unlock the brick layer and pull it down to the appropriate location and then use the join geometry tool to cut out the foundation wall.

Tony said...

I have a question regarding the section views. in the first few minutes of your video when you went to your section view after you've placed the floor for the basement your concrete details shows the hatch patterns in the concrete. Mine does not, can you help explain to me how I can solve this problem? Thanks

Peter McCarthy said...

Hey tony, thanks for the question, this is probably to do with the detail setting, on the bottom of each view there is 3 detail settings, in the course mode it does not usually display hatches, you should change this to medium or fine detail for the concrete to dispay. hope this helps.

cheer

Peter