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Now we have some standard details, in the form of module files, which you can drop into whatever projects might appreciate them. They are located at 3 Resources / AC / External References / Standard Details. These are distinct from the Assembly Type details, which specify the components of walls, roofs, slabs, etc. I will define a standard detail as
This is a non-destructive method for creating a grayscale, shaded, top view of a model, for placement in a site plan. It uses a second project file with redefined material colors. In order for this to work you need a range of grayscale pens. The more pens in this range, the richer the image. In our templates we have
A slabified window is easy, considering it's a window and windows are hard. Build up a few slabs of varying thicknesses and IDs and you're done. But it's tedious to set all the thicknesses and IDs, right? How about a module of slabs preset to the proper settings? Then it's just a matter of option-clicking and magic-wanding each part.
Other dialogs here. The source files of some Hotlinked Modules are missing Sources of the following Drawings are unavailable! If this item is part of a clone, its clone will also be deleted Polygon boundary intersects itself!
It would nice to have standard details in one place, where any project could use them with no need to redraw anything. These would be standard assembly types, foundations, flashing, etc. You can place views from any number of external project in a layout book in 9 or 10. The trouble comes in when you want to refer to the
Details need to be processed before merging them into running projects, or into a details PLN. It is important to avoid merging unwanted attributes, especially layers. This process simplifies the layers and gets rid of all the unneeded attributes. This method should be considered alongside A Method For Standard Details. Standard details will be administered by one or two people
I built this newel out of ordinary stuff. Crown and baseboard objects, walls, a mesh for the top. In plan, there's a square fill. All the elements go on the layers they would if placed directly in the project. The model parts are on A Stair3, and the fill is on A Stair Rail. The newel is all alone
Hotlinked Modules are another Big Feature I can't describe fully before moving on to giving you the derivative techniques. There are several English/Hungarian bilingual people whose job it is to fully describe to AC interface so I don't have to. Their efforts can be appreciated starting on page 421 of the reference guide. Again, I'll just hit the high points.