Drafting Techniques

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*User
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Electrical 3d Panic

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01-13-2003 10:43 PM
Here recently, I have been requested to do 3d drawings by the engineer I am
working for. 3d Industry specific drafting is not offered by the tech
school that I had previously attended. The problem is that I have know
experience in this area and feel somewhat overwhelmed with the thought of
having to incorporate this into my work routine. The task at hand is that I
need to draw cable trays in 3d onto previously drawn outside architectural
drawings prepared by other companies. I have no idea for what software to
use or where to start, does anyone have any suggestions? Currently, I am an
Autocad 2000 user. Do I need any software to do this task productively or
can I efficiently use Autocad 2000's 3d capabilities to do this.
*Stocking, Matt
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Re: Electrical 3d Panic

01-14-2003 05:58 AM in reply to: *User
you should be able to do everything you need in acad.
do you know the format of the prints you are going to be drawing over? are
they solid, surface, etc...


Matt
*Kidd, Doug
Message 3 of 8 (371 Views)

Re: Electrical 3d Panic

01-14-2003 09:17 PM in reply to: *User
http://www.b-line.com/engineer/index.asp
*Kidd, Doug
Message 4 of 8 (371 Views)

Re: Electrical 3d Panic

01-14-2003 09:40 PM in reply to: *User
http://members.shaw.ca/cte/
*Watkins, Jim
Message 5 of 8 (371 Views)

Re: Electrical 3d Panic

01-15-2003 04:30 AM in reply to: *User
there is no end of personal paths to 3d modelling.
Convert 2d shapes to closed plines.
region them.
subtract regions that are "holes" or exclusions from the core region
extrude distances or on paths
solsub, union etc.

use primitives boxes cylinders etc.

buy one of many good books

learn surfaces
"User" wrote in message
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> Here recently, I have been requested to do 3d drawings by the engineer I
am
> working for. 3d Industry specific drafting is not offered by the tech
> school that I had previously attended. The problem is that I have know
> experience in this area and feel somewhat overwhelmed with the thought of
> having to incorporate this into my work routine. The task at hand is that
I
> need to draw cable trays in 3d onto previously drawn outside architectural
> drawings prepared by other companies. I have no idea for what software to
> use or where to start, does anyone have any suggestions? Currently, I am
an
> Autocad 2000 user. Do I need any software to do this task productively or
> can I efficiently use Autocad 2000's 3d capabilities to do this.
>
>
*Nick
Message 6 of 8 (371 Views)

Re: Electrical 3d Panic

01-28-2003 05:37 AM in reply to: *User
"User" wrote in message
news:smileyvery-happy:FD90F2D0EA7CF18AA34E46890E54647@in.WebX.maYI
adrTaRb...
> Here recently, I have been requested to do 3d
drawings by the engineer I am
> working for. 3d Industry specific drafting is
not offered by the tech
> school that I had previously attended. The
problem is that I have know
> experience in this area and feel somewhat
overwhelmed with the thought of
> having to incorporate this into my work routine.
The task at hand is that I
> need to draw cable trays in 3d onto previously
drawn outside architectural
> drawings prepared by other companies. I have no
idea for what software to
> use or where to start, does anyone have any
suggestions? Currently, I am an
> Autocad 2000 user. Do I need any software to do
this task productively or
> can I efficiently use Autocad 2000's 3d
capabilities to do this.

Maybe surprisingly the Acad help,f1, and the
LEARNING ASSISTANCE CD, good video clips
is very good. The Learnign Asst CD came withacad.
It's really good.

Or try these bieginner 3D ttuorials at
www.cadtutor.net and www.autocadzone.com

HTH

Nick

"Mylerd" wrote in message
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> Is there a way, using a simple wireframe model
of a building to get the cubic volume calculation
from >Autocad 2002?

If you have a 2D plan, then you can extrude up
vertical heights, using the ground
level 2D shapes (if thay are closed) to creat
vertical walls etc.

Nick

Design & Technology Teacher
Grangemouth High School
Scotland
www.autocadzone.com
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glen.decker52
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎12-11-2012
Message 7 of 8 (253 Views)

Re: Electrical 3d Panic

12-11-2012 07:43 AM in reply to: *User

Judging by the date, I could be a little late with this suggestion, but figured I'd offer one anyway.  You never know who is going to have a similar question in the future and stumble onto the post.  I worked with a company called GSN Technologies, LLC that produced software that did handled the 3d cable tray.  It was all automated... took a bunch of the guess work out of the whole thing.  I believe their website is www.gsntechnologies.com  

 

Good Luck

Distinguished Mentor
skintsubby
Posts: 549
Registered: ‎09-29-2004
Message 8 of 8 (228 Views)

Re: Electrical 3d Panic

12-14-2012 12:13 AM in reply to: glen.decker52

Hmmmm.... Just so happens your number 2.. Their "Technical Consultant"..

 

You must be struggling for advertising a bit if you've got to go back 9 year old posts to place your advert?

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