Everyone knows that AutoCAD Architecture software is a 3D program, and that it has intelligence when modeling. However, this intelligence is sometimes lost when creating details. In this session, we’ll show how to create intelligent details using detail components. In doing this, we’ll be able to keynote these elements to maintain a consistent noting procedure. We will then introduce how to modify the detail components. We will also show how to place all of the detail files on a sheet. If keynoting isn't your choice, we’ll also cover how to tag these elements so that there’s consistent notation of the details on every project.
So we’ve already created our shell and modeled our critical systems; now what? Time to add details and use sections to keep track of the minute internals that are easily overlooked. A section lets architects create vertical slices of a complex system to view through surrounding structures. This class will walk through the workflows involving section and elevation views that can be used to improve productivity and reduce errors in building design. We’ll create section and elevation views, and then progress to a live preview of the modifications we make. We’ll then introduce subdivisions to our sections to add visual depth or zoom out as needed. We’ll use the Styles Editor to update our sections and elevations graphically based on set rules. We’ll also learn how to automatically update section/elevation views automatically on drawing open. Finally, we’ll add chutzpah to our drawing with materials, and see how we can automatically apply fill patterns to our designs.