I'm using AutoCAD lt 2011. I need to use a symbol or linetype to indicate aluminum storefront windows for an office building. From what I have seen on other plans it appears that a linetype is used to do this. Do I need to develop a linetype to do this?
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you, mhmmiller
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We, architectural firm, do not use a linetype, but a dynic block that consists of many lines for example (mullions, framing, glass etc.).
I'm a Civil Engineer (don't hold that against me!) and own a commercial office building of which I am preparing an As-Built Plan.
I'm not an accomplished CAD tech and not familiar with dynamic blocks. The building has a curved storefront window which has a radius of 300 ft. and a length (or width) of approx. 74 ft. I don't know who the manufacturer of the window was. What is the common practice of drawing such a window in plan view? If I need to create a dynamic block, then that is what I will learn to do.
For your purposes, a few arcs and lines, with boxes for the vertical mullions will be sufficient, unless you want to get into a lot of needless details. See attached PDF, top is overly detailed, the bottom is "good enough" for typical floor plans.
You're looking at a plan: horizontal line represent the bottom window/storefront frame, and lines close to each other in the middle is the "glass". YOu need to match your exact field dimensions.
I will assume you know how to field measure and draw an arc "... radius of 300 ft. and a length (or width) of approx. 74 ft..." and all of that stuff.
Unable to know for sure from
the description you wrote, I'll throw this out
Are you looking to show the lines that indicate the material is glass?
If so, maybe one of the hatches would work for ya.
If you'd like more just say so.
What I need to show for the storefront windows in plan view are the edges of the window frame which is 4-1/2" wide, the mullions, jambs and a single line representing the glass. The building has window openings of 20 ft. with the exception of the curved storefront. I don't think a hatch pattern would be of much use in that the plan is being drawn at a scale of 1/8"=1'-0". I can develop a block for the straight windows. The curved windows present the bigger challenge. Very time consuming to draw each jamb and mullion for a window that is 74 ft. wide. Suggestions would be greatly appreciated.