AutoCAD Architecture General Discussion

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flamin_leo
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Registered: ‎02-16-2012
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Add a SECOND STOREY in autocad architecture 2012?

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02-16-2012 10:47 PM

Can someone help with a detailed step by step explanation on how to add a storey/floor in autocad  architecture the right way.

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KathyMoffa
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Registered: ‎10-11-2008
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Re: Add a SECOND STOREY in autocad architecture 2012?

02-17-2012 07:26 AM in reply to: flamin_leo

The "correct"  or ACA way  to add a second floor involves using the Project Navigator, which is ACA's file management system.   The first step is to create a new Project.   The Project Navigator palette contains  4 tabs:  Project, Constructs, Views and Sheets.     The Project tab is your manager, and where you define your levels.  Your drawings are all contained in the Constructs, Views and Sheets tabs.  If your drawing contains 3 floors, you will have a minimum of 4 levels--one construct drawing for each floor plus your roof.    In the Levels section of the Project Navigator, you enter the floor elevation and the floor-to -floor height of each level in your project.    

 

 The User Guide (the 4,000 plus page one) does have a thorough explanation of the Project Navigator, and Paul Aubin's Mastering ACA series contains a  great overview (I have the 2010 book--I don't know what the latest one is). 

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David_W._Koch
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Registered: ‎12-09-2003
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Re: Add a SECOND STOREY in autocad architecture 2012?

02-17-2012 04:46 PM in reply to: KathyMoffa

The latest version of Paul's book for ACA was for the 2011 release.

David Koch
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