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amacp
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Registered: ‎08-25-2003
Message 1 of 4 (41 Views)

Need for using Project Navigator?

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06-05-2003 12:05 AM
Being new to ADT2004 I am finding the tutorial for "proper" drawing & file management a bit overwhelming. Our company never really designs or builds any construction higher than a first floor (primarily housing or flats). Do you have to use the project navigator for small scale projects like this? What intrigues me is the fact that I read somewhere that you can assign the levels to be "greyed out" so that you can view partitions and the like below the level which you are working on. Can this not be done with overlaying xrefs and overriding the display configuration to screened for example?
*[Autodesk], Paul McArdle
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Re: Need for using Project Navigator?

06-05-2003 12:53 AM in reply to: amacp
You do not "have to" use the Project Navigator. The
real power of the Project Navigator is helping organize and manage external
references within a project. In addition, there are a couple of nice features
like using Project Properties in the scheduling system or Project Annotation
(titleblocks) that may be worth looking into.

 

Yes you can override the display config of an
external reference as you indicated.


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Paul McArdle
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ShellzM
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Registered: ‎07-08-2003
Message 3 of 4 (41 Views)

Re: Need for using Project Navigator?

06-05-2003 12:56 AM in reply to: amacp
amacp...you took the words right out of my mouth...our firm does mainly remodeling,one floor additions,and occasionally a two story building...we like many features of ADT4, but are looking at continuing to do things the way we have them set up for in ADT3 and using only the features we like in ADT4.That includes the use of CTBs for plotting since all our previous drawings were set up that way and we use MANY of our old drawings(referring to 2D here)in our new dwgs.
Good luck with what you decide and I would like to know if there are any other companies out there in this situation and how they are handling it.

Shelley
*Claflin, David
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Re: Need for using Project Navigator?

06-05-2003 01:50 AM in reply to: amacp
The Project Navigator also allows you to divide
projects horizontally into divisions, if the project warrants it.  Also,
even if you are not doing projects bigger than one story, one division there are
scheduling features that depend on the Project Navigator to implement, e.g.,
door numbers based on location and automatic titleblock updating.  You
might want to consider it for those reasons.

David


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Being
new to ADT2004 I am finding the tutorial for "proper" drawing & file
management a bit overwhelming. Our company never really designs or builds any
construction higher than a first floor (primarily housing or flats). Do you
have to use the project navigator for small scale projects like this? What
intrigues me is the fact that I read somewhere that you can assign the levels
to be "greyed out" so that you can view partitions and the like below the
level which you are working on. Can this not be done with overlaying xrefs and
overriding the display configuration to screened for
example?
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