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AutoCADStructuralDetailing2011

GettingStartedwithAutoCAD StructuralDetailing, Steelmodule


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Contents

GettingStartedGuide......................................................................................................................1 GettingStarted.............................................................................................................................1 ExploringtheUserInterface.........................................................................................................1 ProgramPreferences....................................................................................................................3 CreatingaSteelStructure.............................................................................................................4 CreatingaNewProject.............................................................................................................5 AddingWorkframes..................................................................................................................5 AddingColumns........................................................................................................................9 AddingBeams.........................................................................................................................12 AddingConnections................................................................................................................15 AddingBracing........................................................................................................................27 AddingPurlins.........................................................................................................................32 CreatingAssemblies...................................................................................................................35 . Autopositioning..........................................................................................................................37 GeneratingDrawings..................................................................................................................38

GettingStartedGuide

ThankyouforchoosingAutoCADStructuralDetailing.TheSteelmoduleisatoolforgenerating fabricationworkshopdocumentation,includingdrawingsandbillsofmaterials.Theexercisesin thisguidegiveyouastartingpointforpreparationofyourownprojects.

GettingStarted

Before beginning the exercises, you need to install and register the software. AutoCAD Structural Detailing software comes with the AutoCAD Revit Structure Suite.Thissoftwareisavailablefor32bitand64bitWindowssystems.

ExploringtheUserInterface

Open AutoCAD Structural Detailing, Steel module, and take a minute to view the differentareasoftheinterface. Ribbon At the top of the interface is the standard Microsoft Windows element ribbon. The ribbon is an element of the user interface which replaces the traditional menu and toolbars and allows easy managing and adjusting the workspace. The ribbon consists of several panels, grouped on tabs that are named by task or subject. The ribbonpanelsincludemanyAutoCADStructuralDetailingcommandsthathavebeen ontoolbarsandindialogssofar,suchasicons,dropdownlists,sliders,textfieldsand otherelementscharacteristicofagiventab.
NOTEItispossibletoswitchbetweenworkspaces(suchastheclassicworkspacewithoutthe ribbon).Todoitfollowoneofthegivenmethods: 1 ClickManage Customization (UserInterface) intheCustomizeUser InterfacedialogboxselecttheCustomizetabandinASD/WorkspacesselectASDSteel Classic rightclickandselectSetcurrentfromthecontextmenu clickApply 2 Click (atthebottomrightcornerofthescreen)andselect ASDSteelClassic.

ObjectInspector On the left is the Object Inspector, where you can manage AutoCAD Structural Detailing elements or objects. Object Inspector displays different lists of project elements according to the design stage (modeling, positions, or printouts). You can selectanelementorgroupofelements,modifytheirproperties,orfiltertheelements thatdisplayintheInspector.Filtersalsoenableyoutodecreasethenumberofmodel elementsdisplayedinthedrawingarea. Model/LayoutTabBar AtthebottomofthedrawingareaisthestandardAutoCADModel/LayoutTabBar. There are 2 additional tabs defined Edition Layout and Templates Layout. On the Edition Layout tab, you can modify the drawings (documents) generated for the structure elements or group of elements. The Templates Layout tab displays the drawingtemplatesdefinedintheproject.
Ribbon

Model/LayoutTabBar Model/DrawingArea

ObjectInspector

ProgramPreferences

Preferences ThePreferencesarelocatedinAutoCADsOptionsdialog.TheStructuralDetailingtab letsyouselectthedefaultstarttemplateandworkspacenamefortheSteelmodule. Thesoftwarehascountryspecifictemplatesdefined(FrenchRBCS033.dwt,English RBCS044.dwt,PolishRBCS048.dwt,andRussianRBCS070.dwt).

Whenyouinstallthesoftwareandthedefaultdrawingtemplatesettingsareadjusted automaticallytomatchtheregionalsettingsofyouroperatingsystem. IntheOptionsdialog,youcanalsochangedisplaysettings,suchasthelevelofdetail todisplayinadrawing.Thiscanimprovetheperformanceofthesoftwareonmany computers. Projectpreferences Thesepreferences(material/profiledatabasesandstylesofdescriptions,dimensions, andtables)arerelatedtoaparticulartemplateandproject.Usingthisdialog,youcan adddatabasesorstylesatanytimeduringprojectdefinition.

CreatingaSteelStructure

Inthislesson,youwillcreatethefollowingsteelstructuremodelusingthetools availableintheSteelmoduleofAutoCADStructuralDetailing.

CreatingaNewProject
Inthisexercise,youwillcreateandnameaprojectinwhichyouwilldefineasteel structure. 1 StarttheSteelmoduleofAutoCADStructuralDetailing: ClickASDStart (Steel).

2 Click New. 3 IntheSelecttemplatedialog,selectRBCS044.dwt(Englishtemplate), andclickOpen. 4 Click Save. 5 IntheSaveDrawingAsdialog: Navigatetothedesiredlocation. ForFilename,enterGetting_Started_Steel. ClickSave. 6 Proceedtothenextexercise,AddingWorkframes.

AddingWorkframes
Inthisexercise,youwillcreate3Dworkframesforthemainpartofthestructureand fortheroof. 1 CreateWorkframe1forthemainpartofthestructure: ClickASDModel Elements (Workframes). Alternatively,(forASDSteelClassicworkspace)clickSteelmenu Workframes CreateWorkframe. OntheSize/DivisiontaboftheWorkframedialog,acceptthedefault valuesforWidthandHeight.ForLength,enter7500forsizeand1 fordivision.

OntheAxesdescriptionstab,selectHeight(Z),andthenselectUser defined.

Click OK. ,entertheaxisdescriptionvaluesasshown,andthenclick

IntheWorkframedialog,click (Create),andindicateany2 pointsalongthedirectionoftheXaxis.


NOTEBesurethatOrthoModeison(pressF8toswitchiton/off).

2 CreateWorkframe2fortheroofofthestructure: OntheSize/DivisiontaboftheWorkframedialog,acceptthedefault valuesforWidthandLength.ForHeight,enter1000forsizeand1 fordivision.ForRidge,enter7500.

OntheAxesdescriptionstab,clearWidth(X)andLength(Y).For Height(Z),belowUserdefined,click .

Entertheaxisdescriptionvaluesasshown,andthenclickOK.

Click (Create),andthenclickatintersectionsA1andC1on level6,00(circledinredbelow).

3 Closethedialog. 4 Proceedtothenextexercise,AddingColumns.
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AddingColumns
Inthisexercise,youwillloadaprofilesdatabaseintotheproject,andthenaddnew typesofprofiles.Youalsodefinecolumnsandplacethematspecificaxis intersections. 1 LoadtheEUROprofilesdatabase: ClickASDModel Settings (Projectpreferences). Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Projectpreferences. IntheleftpaneloftheProjectpreferencesdialog,selectProfiles.

UnderProfilesdatabase,click .

IntheDeclarationofsectiondatabasedialog,forDatabase,select EURO,andclickOK.Thedatabasenowdisplaysonthelistofactive databases. IntheProjectpreferencesdialog,clickOKtoupdatethedatabase list.

2 LoadadditionalprofilesfromtheEUROdatabase: OpentheProjectpreferencesdialogagain. Atthebottomofthedialog(Profilestab),clickListofprofiles. IntheProfileListdialog,forDatabase,selectEURO.ForCAEType, selectCAE90x9,andthenclickAdd>.Theselectedprofiledisplays underListofselectedprofiles.

Usingthesamemethod,addthefollowingprofiles:IPE270,IPE330, HEB120,andUPE200. 3 Definecolumns: ClickASDModel Elements (Profiles). Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Profiles. IntheProfiledialog,forProfile,selectIPE330,forMaterial,select STEEL43245,andforFamily,selectColumn. Click+90torotateasectionaboutitslongitudinalaxis(arotation valuemayalsobeselectedfromthelistormaybeenteredintothe Rotationfield).

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NOTEToseemoreinformationabouttheselectedsection(physical properties,finishingsurfacetype),clickMore.

Click (Insertby2points),andthenclickinthedrawingareato selectthepointsatA1onlevel0,00andA1onlevel6,00(circledin redbelow). Usingthesamemethod,insertacolumnatC1. PressEnter,andthenclosethedialog.

5 Proceedtothenextexercise,AddingBeams.
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AddingBeams
Inthisexercise,youwilldefinethebeamsoftheframeandplacethemonspecificaxes.You thencopythewholeframefromaxis1toaxis2. 1 Defineframebeams: ClickASDModel Elements (Profiles). Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Profiles. IntheProfiledialog,acceptthesettingsforProfileandMaterial,and forFamily,selectBeam. ForRotation,specify0.

Click (InsertbyLine),andthenselectthe2inclinedlinesinthe frame(circledinredbelow)pressEnterandclosethedialog.

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2 Copytheframe: Selectallelementsoftheframe(bycrossingwindoworbyselecting themintheObjectInspector). Press (AutoCADCopycommand),andclickinthedrawingarea toselectthepointsatB1thenatB2onlevel0,00(circledinred below).

3 Definethebeamsconnectingtheframes: ClickASDModel Elements (Profiles). Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Profiles. IntheProfiledialog,forProfile,selectIPE270(keepthecurrent settingsforMaterialandFamily).

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Click (InsertbyLine),selectthe2linesonlevel5,00thatare circledinredbelow,andthenpressEnter.

Closethedialog. 4 Proceedtothenextexercise,AddingConnections.

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AddingConnections
Inthisexercise,youwilldefinefourtypesofelementconnections.Thenyoulearn howtocopythedefinedconnection. 1 Definecolumnbaseconnection: ClickASDModel Connections (Columnbasefixed). Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Connections Automatic connectionsI Columnbasefixed. ClicktheintersectionofaxesAand1tospecifythebottompartof thecolumn. OntheBaseplatetaboftheConnectionsdialog,fort(thicknessof thebaseplate),select25. Forthewidthoftheplate(parameterontherightsideofthe preview),enter320;forlength(bottomparameter),enter520. ForMaterial,selectSTEEL43245.

OntheStiffenerstab,selectthefirst2groupsofstiffeners(those alongtheflangesandthoseperpendiculartoflangesappropriate checkboxescircledinredbelow). ForStiffenerheight(atthetopofthedialog),enter180.

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OntheAnchorrodstab,specifyboltspacing:fortheparameteron theleft,enter220,andfortheparameteronthebottom,enter420.

OntheWeldstab,acceptthedefaultvaluesfortypeandsizeofthe welds,andselectWedge(atthetoprightofthedialog).AWedge tabdisplays.

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OntheWedgetab,selectHEB120fromtheprofiledropdown.

ClickOKtogeneratetheconnectionandclosethedialog.

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2 Copythecolumnbaseconnection:

ClickASDModel Connections (Copyconnection). Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Machining Copyconnection.


NOTEAllelementsgeneratedbymacros(suchasconnectionsandspread ofelements)arealsorepresentedbyacircle.Tomarkanyconnection, clickontheappropriatecircle.

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Clickthecirclethatrepresentsthegeneratedbaseofthecolumn connection,andthenselectthebottompartsoftheremaining columns. 3 Define(columnbeam)frameconnection: ClickASDModel Connections (Framekneehaunch). Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Connections Automatic connectionsI Framekneeshaunches. ClicktheintersectionofaxesAand1,andthenclicktheinclined beamontherightside(noticethatallrequiredactivitiesare displayedonthecommandline). OntheHaunchtab,forHaunchconstruction,selectBolted.

OntheHaunchdetailstab,forW(widthofthebeamendplate), enter160. Onthegraphicpreview,selectalltheribs(3inthecolumn,1inthe beam).Additionally,selectFullheighttodefinethebeamribheight. ForMaterial,selectSTEEL43245.

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OntheRibdetailstab,underColumn,forChamferdimensionb Set,enter20.RepeatforthesamevalueunderBeam.

OntheHoles/Boltstab,forthedistanceofthefirstrowofboltsfrom thetopedgeoftheplate,enter70. ForRows,specify4. Ontherightsideofthepreview,forthedistancevaluesinthe center,enter200130200.

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OntheWeldstab,acceptthedefaultvalues,andclickOKto generateconnection.

4 Copytheframeconnection: ClickASDModel Connections (Copyconnection). Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Machining Copyconnection.

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Clickthecirclethatrepresentstheframeconnection,andthen selecttheremainingcolumnsandinclinedbeams.
NOTEBecauseconnectionsarecopiedonlyforelementsmeetingthe samecriteria(elementtype,size,geometry),youdontneedtoselect individualelements.Youcanselecttheentirestructure,andtheproper elementswillberecognizedautomatically.

5 Defineinclinedbeamsconnection(inapex): ClickASDModel Connections (Endplateapex). Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Connections Automatic connectionsI EndplateApex. Inthedrawingarea,selectbothbeamsinaxis1. OntheEndplatestaboftheConnectiondialog,selectSymmetrical plates. ForbothtypesofMaterial(endplatesandstiffeners),selectSTEEL 43245. ForW(widthoftheendplate),enter160. Inthegraphicalpreview,forthedimensionoftheplateabovethe beam(topparameter),enter10.Forplateheight(center parameter),enter450.

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OntheStiffenerstab,selectVerticalsymmetry,andthenselectthe elementstobegenerated:thestiffenerinthelowerleftquadrantof thegraphicandFlangew/tinthelowerleftcornerofthedialog (selectedelementscircledinredbelow). Forthestiffenerdimension(parameterbelowtheselected stiffener),enter300.

OntheHoles/Boltstab,forthehorizontalboltsspacingvalue,enter 100. Forthedistanceofthefirstrowofboltsfromthetopedgeofthe plate,enter70. ForRows,specify3. Ontherightsideofthepreview,forthedistancevaluesinthe center,enter220100.

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OntheWeldstab,acceptthedefaultvaluesfortypeandsizeofthe welds,andthenclickOKtogeneratetheconnection.

6 Copytheconnectionofinclinedbeams: ClickASDModel Connections (Copyconnection). Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Machining Copyconnection.

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Inthedrawingarea,clickthecirclethatrepresentstheconnection betweentheinclinedbeams. Astheprofilestowhichconnectionistobeappliedselectthe inclinedbeamsinthesecondframe. 7 Definethebeamtocolumnconnection: ClickASDModel Connections clickandholdtheicon andontheflyout,click (Endplatebeam/columnweb). Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Connections Automatic connectionsI Endplatebeam/columnweb. ClicktheintersectionofaxesAand2,andthenclickthebeamon level5,0onaxisA. OntheEndplatestab,fortheendplatethicknessvalue(parameter onthetopleftcorner),select10,andthenforwidth(w),enter150. ForMaterial,selectSTEEL43245. Fortheplacementofplateabovethebeam,enter15. Ontherightsideofthepreview,fortheheightvalueinthecenter, enter475. ,


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OntheFittypetab,acceptthedefaultsettings. OntheHoles/Boltstab,forthehorizontalboltsspacingvalue,enter 90. Forthedistanceofthefirstrowofboltsfromthetopedgeofthe plate,enter50. ForRows,specify3. Ontherightsideofthepreview,forthedistancevaluesinthe center,enter190200.

OntheWeldstab,acceptthedefaultvaluesfortypeandsizeofthe welds,andthenclickOKtogeneratetheconnection.

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8 Copythebeamtocolumnconnection: ClickASDModel Connections (Copyconnection). Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Machining Copyconnection. Clickthecirclethatrepresentsthebeamtocolumnconnection,and thenselecttheremainingcolumnsandbeams. 9 Proceedtothenextexercise,AddingBracing.

AddingBracing

Inthisexercise,youwilldefinebracingusingoneoftheParametricStructuresmacros. Todothis,youdrawauxiliarybracinglinesfirst,andthenusefilterstodecreasethe numberofelementsthatdisplayonthescreen. 1 UsefiltertodisplayonlyWorkframe1onthescreen: IntheObjectinspector,selectCurrentselectionfromtheFilter menu(atthetopofthedialog),andthenselectUsefilteringonthe screen. OntheModeltab,verifythat (Workframes)ison.UnderType, selectBox,andthenclickApply.

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2 Definetheauxiliarybracingline: ClickHome Line,andthenclickinthedrawingareatoselectthe pointsatA2onlevel0,00andA1onlevel5,00(circledinred below). Usingthesamemethod,drawasimilarlineonaxisC.

Todisplayallelements,intheObjectinspector,selectAllObjects fromtheFiltermenu,andclickApply. 3 Definebracing: (Bracing). ClickASDModel Parametricstructures Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Parametricstructures Bracing.

Inthedrawingarea,selecttheauxiliarylineonaxisAasthefirst auxiliarybracingline,andthenrightclicktoautomaticallycreatethe secondbracinglinebymirroringthefirst.Bydoingthis,youdefine symmetricalbracing.

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ClickcolumnontheintersectionofaxesAand2tospecifythe locationofthefirstcolumn,andthenclickthecolumnonthe intersectionofaxesAand1tospecifythelocationofthesecond column. Tospecifythehorizontallimitations,clickthebeamonlevel5,0and axisA,andthenthebaseplatesofbothcolumnsselected previously.Rightclicktoaccepttheselection. Tospecifytheverticallimitations,clickbothendplatesofthebeam onlevel5,0andaxisA. OntheGussetplatestab,underGussetplatetype,selectChamfer. ForMaterial,selectSTEEL43245. UnderGussetplate,forDistancefromtheedgeD,enter20.

OntheCentralplatetab,underCentralplatetype,selectNoplate.

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OntheDiagonalstab,forDiagonalselection,selectCAE90x9.

OntheBolts/Weldstab,forDistanceh1andDistanceh2,enter40. ForBoltspacinga,enter70.

Acceptthedefaultvaluesontheremainingtabs,andclickOKto generatethebracing. ClickView Views select (Left)toseethegeneratedbracing in2D.Alternatively,clickViewmenu 3DViews Left.

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Zoomintothebottomleftcorner,andthenclickonthegusset plate.

Toadjusttheshapeoftheplate,selectthegripatthebottomright oftheplate,anddragittothebaseplatecorner(noticethatall elementsgeneratedbymacroscanbeedited).

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Usingthesamemethod,adjusttheshapeofthegussetplateinthe secondcolumn. Usingthemethodlearnedpreviously,generatebracingbetweenthe columnsonaxisC(noticethatallsettingsintheBracingmacroare savedfromthepreviousbracingdefinition). ClickView Views select (SWIsometric). Alternatively,clickViewmenu 3DViews SWIsometric. 4 Proceedtothenextexercise,AddingPurlins.

AddingPurlins

Inthisexercise,youwilldefinepurlinsusingaParametricStructuresmacro.Youalso defineadditionalbars(bracerods)betweenaxesofroofgirders. 1 Definepurlinspread: ClickASDModel Parametricstructures (PurlinSpread). Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Parametricstructures Purlin Spread. Inthedrawingarea,clicktheintersectionofaxesAand2onlevel 6,00todefinethestartpointofthefirstpurlinline. Tospecifytheendpointofthefirstpurlin,clicktoselectthepointat A1onthesamelevel.
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ClickB1onlevel7,00tospecifythepointonthelastpurlin.
NOTEZoominasnecessarytoselectpointsprecisely.

OnthePurlinstab,underLocation,forthenumberofpurlins(center parameterontheright),enter4. Forthespacingbetweenpurlins,enter1850. ForthedistanceofthefirstpurlinfromlineP1P2,enter100. Forleftandrightoverhangvalues,enter1000.

UnderPurlin,forProfiles,selectUPE200,andforMaterials,select STEEL43245. SelectRotated(torotatethepurlin180),andforthevertical locationofthepurlin,enter165(halfofheightofsupportbeam IPE330).

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2 Definebracerods: OntheBracestab,forBracerods,selectSingle.Acceptthedefault valuesforWidth(columnspacing)andParameters(specifiesa middlelocationforthebrace).

Selectthe1rowoftable,andclickProperties.

IntheBracepropertiesdialog,youcanchangepropertiessuchas geometryanddetails.Inthiscase,acceptthedefaultparameter values,andclickOK. MakenochangesontheDividingtab(becauseofgeometryand lengthofthepurlins,youwontdividethem),andclickOKto generatepurlins.

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Usingthesamemethod,generatepurlinsontheremainingpartof theroof.
NOTEToproperlyorientpurlins,selectthefollowingpoints:P1 (intersectionofaxesCand1onlevel6,00),P2(C2onlevel6,00),andthen P3(B2onlevel7,00).

3 Proceedtothenextexercise,CreatingAssemblies.

CreatingAssemblies
Inthisexercise,youwilldefineassemblies.Anassemblyisdefinedaselementsjoined togetherbyworkshopconnectors(boltsorwelds).Assembliesarecreatedinthe projectautomaticallyormanually,dependingonprojectpreferences.Inthiscase (usingaBritishtemplate),assembliesarecreatedautomatically,exceptthoseofloose parts(singleelementswithoutanyadjoinedparts).Todefineassembliesfromloose parts(purlins,bracings,andbracerods),firstyouchangesettingsintheProject preferencesdialog.

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1 Createassembliesfromlooseparts: (Projectpreferences). ClickASDModel Settings Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Projectpreferences). Inthemiddlepartofthedialog,selectCreateassembliesfromloose parts,andthenclickOK.

IntheObjectInspector,click (Assemblies)todisplayall assembliesgeneratedautomatically.Noticethatassembliesfrom purlins,bracings,andbracerodswerenotcreated.

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2 Defineassemblies: (Groupassemblies). ClickASDModel Groups Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Tools Groupassemblies. PressEntertoremoveassembliesalreadydefined.Noticethatnew assembliesdisplayintheObjectInspector. 3 Proceedtothenextexercise,Autopositioning.

Autopositioning
Inthisexercise,youwillautomaticallyassignnames(positions)toallmodelelements. Thisprocessisknownaspositioning. 1 OntheModeltaboftheObjectInspector,verifythatallelement categoryiconsrequiredforpositioning(Profiles,Plates,PlateSubparts, ProfileSubparts,andAssemblies)areselected.

2 Inthelistofprojectelements,selectanyelement,rightclick,andclick Selectall. 3 Usingthesamemethod,clickAutoPositioning. 4 Acceptalldefaultsettings,andclickRun.Noticethataftertheprocessis finished,namesofelementsdisplayunderPosition.

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NOTEElementnamesarecreatedaccordingtoprefixesdefinedin Families.Assembliesarenamedwithacapitalletter(forexample,beamis definedwithB)andsuccessivenumbers(forexample,beamsB1,B2,B3, andsoon).Singleelements(profilesandplates)arenamedthesameway butwithlowercaseletters(forexample,beamprofilesb1,b2,andplates pl1,pl2).

5 Proceedtothenextexercise,GeneratingDrawings.

GeneratingDrawings
Inthisexercise,youwillautomaticallygenerateaworkshopdrawingforanassembly, andwillmanuallycreateageneralarrangementdrawingforthewholestructure.You canalsogenerateabillofmaterialsandaddittothedrawing. 1 Generateaworkshopdrawingforabeamassembly: OnthePositionstaboftheObjectInspector,expandBeam.Select B1,rightclick,andclickAutomaticDrawings.

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OntheTemplatestaboftheAutomaticdrawinggenerationdialog, intheAssembliescolumnforNofamily,selectAssembly1:10.This specifiesthedrawingtemplate(predefinedarrangementof elementsviews).

OntheFormatsandscalestab,underArrangeviews,forMode, selectAssemblyandparts(thiswillgenerate,ononedrawing,the assemblyandallitsparts). UnderFormatsandscales,forParttype,selectSingleProfiles. ForScales,click ,andthenselect10.

Usingthesamemethod,specifyascaleof1/10fortheremaining Parttypes. ForFormats,click ,andaddA2ASD033.dwt(thesoftwarelists onlyformatsofthepropersizeinrelationtothedrawingcontent).

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OntheOptionstab,acceptalldefaultsettings. OntheBillofmaterialstab,selectAddnomenclature. SelectBottomLeftasthelocationofthebillofmaterialstableon thedrawing,andthenclickGenerate.

Afterthedrawingisgenerated,clickClose.

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OnthePrintoutstaboftheObjectInspector,doubleclickB1to displaythedrawing.(Becausethegeneratedviewsoftheassembly anditspartsareonthedrawingasblocks,youcaneasilymodifythe arrangement.)

2 DefineaSteelStructuregroupfromtheentirestructuremodel: OntheLayout/ModelTabBar,clicktheModeltab. OntheModeltaboftheObjectInspector,selectanyelementfrom thelistofprojectelements,rightclick,andclickSelectall. (Group). ClickASDModel Groups Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Tools Group. PressEntertoacceptthegrouptypeasaStandard,andthentype SteelStructureasthegroupnameandpressEnter. AcceptWCSasthegroupcoordinatesystem,andpressEnter. 3 CreateanisometricviewfortheSteelStructuregroup: OnthePositionstaboftheObjectInspector,selectGroup. SelectSteelStructure,rightclick,andclickAttachdocument.

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IntheSelecttemplatedialog,youselectthetypeofdrawingthatwill begeneratedfortheSteelStructuregroup(top/sideviewsor isometricviews).Inthiscase,selectGrouparbitraryisometry1:50, andclickOK.

4 ModifytheSteelStructureisometricview: IntheObjectInspector,expandSteelStructure Steel Structure_Drawing.SelectIsometry1.50,rightclick,andclickAdjust style.

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AtthetopleftoftheDimensioningstylesettingsGroupdialog, clearInvisibleedgestoturnoffthedisplayofthatlinetype.

Atthebottomrightofthedialog,click (nexttoAssemblies).

IntheAssembliesdescriptionstyledialog,forFrameshape,select Rounded,andthenclickOK.

AtthebottomrightoftheDimensioningstylesettingsGroup dialog,click (nexttoWorkframeaxes). IntheWorkframeaxisdialog,forTextstyle,selectStandard,and thenclickOK.

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Themodifiedview(withoutinvisibleedgesofprofilesandwith changeddescriptionstylesofAssembliesandWorkframeAxes) displaysasshown.

5 Addnewprintout: OntheLayout/ModelTabBar,clickanytab,rightclick,andclick Fromtemplate. IntheSelecttemplatefromfiledialog,selectA2ASD033.dwt,and clickOpen. ClickOKtoacceptA2ASDasthelayoutname.

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6 ManuallyaddaSteelStructureisometricviewtothegeneral arrangementsdrawing: OntheLayout/ModelTabBar,clicktheA2ASDtab. OnthePositionstaboftheObjectInspector,selectIsometry1:50, rightclick,andclickAddasblocktocurrentprintout.

Inthedrawingarea,clicktospecifyaninsertionpointfortheblock. 7 Manuallyadddifferenttypesoftablestothegeneralarrangements drawing: (Billofmaterials). ClickASDDrawings Tables Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Reports Billofmaterials. PressEntertoacceptthetablerangeasalistfortheentire structure. Inthedrawingarea,clicktospecifyaninsertionpointfortheblock. ClickASDDrawings Tables (Listofassemblies). Alternatively,clickSteelmenu Reports Listofassemblies. PressEntertoacceptthetablerangeasalistfortheentire structure.
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Inthedrawingarea,clicktospecifyaninsertionpointfortheblock.
NOTEToadjustthesizeoftablestothedrawingformat,clickontable, rightclick,andclickModify.Changethewidth/heightofcolumnsandrows bydraggingthemtotherequiredsize.

YouhavecompletedtheAutoCADStructuralDetailing2011Steel ModuleGettingStartedGuide.

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