To promote the use of Autodesk AutoCAD for Architecture (Architectural Desktop) in Australia and abroad with localised tips and ideas for local building methods with an emphasis on residential and small commercial work.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Mult-Levels in 1 File?
Great to have some interest in this idea. I've sent out files to some. If you haven't given me your email address I can't email you anything OR reply to you!! As you can see no one's email has been published so be confident I will protect your privacy. I delete your comment rather than post it. If you've tried to follow my online notes, it may be difficult and I may have missed things (hopefully not). It's hard to anticipate everything about someone else's setup.
If I send you a file you can compare and see how it actually works (and it does) and, if it suits you, use my file for your template. Feedback is welcome too. My intention is community as I like the open source idea.
This 2nd image is 3 storey for which I had to add another 'level' of commands for.
I'm presently working on a split level house which presents more challenges, some which should be simple to resolve and some are resolved because the typical wall style has it's cut plane over-ridden. I'm adding some extra commands to change the Z plane level without changing the Level you are working on so you can have different levels for the same 'Level'. A 'Level' would correspond to those collection of levels you want viewed in the same plan view. If you have specific queries feel free to post a comment but it's best I can send you a file to try it out. If you are using ACA2011, I am sorry but it has BIG problems that will hopefully be addressed but it does significantly negate partially the reasons for Multi-Level in 1 File (rendering & memory issues). I may post my totally negative blog review on using ACA2011. For the record my great increase in productivity is in using ACA2009. And also I say again. I promote this system for residential and small commercial work. Larger projects should really be done with the project navigator or at least X-ref's but I will be intereted to see how large I can get. As computers increase in capacity, the size of file you can handle increases.
I keep intending to put some tut's on Youtube on the roof object, rendering and materials and this idea. Now that I've published it I have to do it hey! So much simpler to watch instead of just read.