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  1. 1. User GuideAutodesk®March 2010
  2. 2. © 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Except as otherwise permitted by Autodesk, Inc., thispublication, or parts thereof, may not be reproduced in any form, by any method, for any purpose.Certain materials included in this publication are reprinted with the permission of the copyrightholder.DisclaimerTHIS PUBLICATION AND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS MADE AVAILABLEBY AUTODESK, INC. “AS IS.” AUTODESK, INC. DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EITHEREXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIESOF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE REGARDING THESEMATERIALS.TrademarksThe following are registered trademarks of Autodesk, Inc., in the USA and/or other countries:Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis, Autodesk Concrete Building Structures, Spreadsheet Calculator, ATC,AutoCAD, Autodesk, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk (logo), Buzzsaw,Design Web Format, DWF, ViewCube, SteeringWheels, and Autodesk Revit.All other brand names, product names or trademarks belong to their respective holders.Third Party Software Program CreditsACIS Copyright© 1989-2001 Spatial Corp. Portions Copyright© 2002 Autodesk, Inc.Copyright© 1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.International CorrectSpell™ Spelling Correction System© 1995 by Lernout & Hauspie SpeechProducts, N.V. All rights reserved.InstallShield™ 3.0. Copyright© 1997 InstallShield Software Corporation. All rights reserved.PANTONE® and other Pantone, Inc. trademarks are the property of Pantone, Inc.© Pantone, Inc.,2002.Portions Copyright© 1991-1996 Arthur D. Applegate. All rights reserved.Portions relating to JPEG © Copyright 1991-1998 Thomas G. Lane. All rights reserved. Portions ofthis software are based on the work of the Independent JPEG Group.Portions relating to TIFF © Copyright 1997-1998 Sam Leffler. © Copyright 1991-1997 SiliconGraphics, Inc. All rights reserved.Government UseUse, duplication, or disclosure by the U.S. Government is subject to restrictions as set forth inFAR 12.212 (Commercial Computer Software-Restricted and DFAR 227.7202 (Rights inRights)Technical Data and Computer Software), as applicable.
  3. 3. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: iTABLE OF CONTENTS1. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION ......................................................................................................... 11.1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF THE PROGRAM.................................................................................. 11.2. STAGES OF WORK ON STRUCTURE PROJECT DRAWINGS .............................................................. 21.3. OPTIONS AVAILABLE IN THE MENU............................................................................................. 41.4. RIBBON .................................................................................................................................... 211.5. DIVIDE PROJECT (DISTRIBUTED WORK) .................................................................................... 222. CONFIGURATION ...................................................................................................................... 232.1. PROJECT PREFERENCES............................................................................................................. 232.1.1. Project preferences.......................................................................................................... 232.1.2. General............................................................................................................................ 232.1.3. Units ................................................................................................................................ 252.1.4. Materials.......................................................................................................................... 252.1.5. Material database............................................................................................................ 262.1.6. Profiles ............................................................................................................................ 272.1.7. Styles................................................................................................................................ 282.1.8. Connectors....................................................................................................................... 282.1.9. Standards......................................................................................................................... 292.1.10. Project Info...................................................................................................................... 292.2. PREFERENCES........................................................................................................................... 302.2.1. Preferences...................................................................................................................... 302.2.2. General settings............................................................................................................... 312.2.3. Display settings................................................................................................................ 322.2.4. Profiles ............................................................................................................................ 322.2.5. Plates............................................................................................................................... 332.2.6. Workframes...................................................................................................................... 342.2.7. Connections ..................................................................................................................... 342.2.8. Bolts and welds................................................................................................................ 353. OBJECT INSPECTOR................................................................................................................. 363.1. DESCRIPTION OF OBJECT INSPECTOR........................................................................................ 363.2. OBJECT INSPECTOR .................................................................................................................. 363.3. MODEL..................................................................................................................................... 383.4. PARTS EDITION......................................................................................................................... 403.5. POSITIONS ................................................................................................................................ 423.6. PRINTOUTS ............................................................................................................................... 433.7. TEMPLATES .............................................................................................................................. 443.8. STRUCTURAL DETAILING CENTER............................................................................................ 453.9. ADD TEMPLATE ........................................................................................................................ 453.10. ADD VIEW ............................................................................................................................ 463.11. SELECT TEMPLATE................................................................................................................ 473.12. TEMPLATES/VIEWS - STEPS TO BE FOLLOWED WHILE CREATING A PRINTOUT ....................... 483.13. DEFINITION OF FILTERS ........................................................................................................ 493.14. HOW TO DEFINE A FILTER ..................................................................................................... 513.15. OBJECTS AND THEIR PROPERTIES.......................................................................................... 514. TYPICAL STRUCTURES ........................................................................................................... 534.1. TYPICAL STRUCTURES .............................................................................................................. 535. WORKFRAME ............................................................................................................................. 545.1. WORKFRAME............................................................................................................................ 545.2. BOX.......................................................................................................................................... 555.3. WEDGE..................................................................................................................................... 565.4. PRISM....................................................................................................................................... 57© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  4. 4. page: ii AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide5.5. LINES DISTRIBUTION ................................................................................................................ 585.6. LINES DESCRIPTION .................................................................................................................. 585.7. EXAMPLE OF DEFINITION OF A WORKFRAME ............................................................................ 596. PROFILES..................................................................................................................................... 606.1. PROFILES.................................................................................................................................. 606.2. BENT PROFILES......................................................................................................................... 626.3. EXAMPLE OF DEFINITION OF A USER-DEFINED SECTION............................................................ 636.4. PROFILE LIST ............................................................................................................................ 647. PLATES ......................................................................................................................................... 657.1. PLATES..................................................................................................................................... 657.2. PLATE DEFINITION.................................................................................................................... 668. USER PARTS ................................................................................................................................ 678.1. USER PARTS.............................................................................................................................. 678.2. USER PART DATABASE.............................................................................................................. 698.3. DEFINITION OF A NEW USER PART............................................................................................. 709. GRATES......................................................................................................................................... 719.1. GRATES .................................................................................................................................... 7110. MACHINING ............................................................................................................................ 7310.1. FIT TO LINE........................................................................................................................... 7310.2. FIT TO POLYLINE .................................................................................................................. 7410.3. FIT TO OBJECT ...................................................................................................................... 7410.4. EXAMPLE OF THE FIT TO OBJECT OPERATION........................................................................ 7810.5. OBJECT SNAP SETTINGS ........................................................................................................ 7910.6. CUT BY BISECTOR................................................................................................................. 8210.7. CHAMFERING OF CORNERS - PLATES..................................................................................... 8310.8. EXAMPLE OF CHAMFERING PLATE CORNERS......................................................................... 8410.9. BENDING OF PLATES............................................................................................................. 8510.10. INSERT ARC - PROFILES......................................................................................................... 8510.11. COPY CONNECTION............................................................................................................... 8610.12. COLLISION DETECTION ......................................................................................................... 8711. DRILLS/BOLTS/WELDS ........................................................................................................ 8711.1. DRILLS ................................................................................................................................. 8711.2. BOLT SETTINGS .................................................................................................................... 8811.3. PRINCIPLES OF CALCULATION OF THE BOLT LENGTH ............................................................ 8911.4. WELD DEFINITION ................................................................................................................ 8912. POSITIONING.......................................................................................................................... 9112.1. POSITION - DEFINITION AND DESCRIPTION ............................................................................ 9112.2. MANUAL POSITIONING ......................................................................................................... 9212.3. AUTOMATIC POSITIONING .................................................................................................... 9212.4. ADDITIONAL......................................................................................................................... 9312.5. GENERAL.............................................................................................................................. 9412.6. NUMBERING ......................................................................................................................... 9512.7. POSITION VERIFICATION ....................................................................................................... 9612.8. EXAMPLE OF POSITIONING AND AUTOMATIC PRINTOUT........................................................ 9713. FAMILY MANAGER............................................................................................................... 9913.1. FAMILY MANAGER................................................................................................................ 9913.2. EXAMPLE OF DEFINITION OF A PROFILE FAMILY ................................................................. 10014. DIMENSIONING STYLES.................................................................................................... 10114.1. DIMENSIONING STYLES....................................................................................................... 10114.2. DEFINITION/MODIFICATION OF A DIMENSIONING STYLE ..................................................... 10214.3. DEFINITION/MODIFICATION OF A DIMENSIONING STYLE - DISPOSITION SCHEME ................. 103© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  5. 5. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: iii14.4. ORIENTATION OF ELEMENT VIEWS AND DIMENSIONS IN A DRAWING .................................. 10514.5. GENERAL PART................................................................................................................... 10614.6. GEOMETRICAL DIMENSIONS ............................................................................................... 10714.7. CUT PARAMETERS .............................................................................................................. 10814.8. DIMENSIONING OF CURVED PARTS...................................................................................... 10814.9. DEVELOPED PARTS - OPTIONS............................................................................................. 11014.10. GEOMETRICAL DIMENSIONS (SINGLE PART)........................................................................ 11214.11. REFERENCE POINT .............................................................................................................. 11314.12. GEOMETRICAL DIMENSIONS (ASSEMBLY)........................................................................... 11414.13. GEOMETRICAL DIMENSIONS (GROUP)................................................................................. 11614.14. GEOMETRICAL DIMENSIONS (3D VIEW).............................................................................. 11614.15. ADDITIONAL TEXTS ............................................................................................................ 11714.16. STYLES OF DESCRIPTIONS AND SYMBOLS ........................................................................... 11715. DESCRIPTION STYLES....................................................................................................... 11815.1. DESCRIPTION STYLES ......................................................................................................... 11815.2. STYLES OF DESCRIPTIONS - OPENINGS/BOLTS .................................................................... 11915.3. STYLES OF DESCRIPTIONS - PARTS/ASSEMBLIES................................................................. 12015.4. STYLES OF DESCRIPTIONS - ELEVATION MARKS ................................................................. 12115.5. STYLES OF DESCRIPTIONS - WELD SYMBOLS ...................................................................... 12215.6. STYLES OF DESCRIPTIONS - WORKFRAME AXES ................................................................. 12516. STEEL SUMMARY TABLES ............................................................................................... 12716.1. STEEL SUMMARY TABLES - STYLE MANAGER ..................................................................... 12716.2. DEFINITION/MODIFICATION OF STEEL SUMMARY TABLE STYLE .......................................... 12816.3. COMPONENTS AND TABLE LAYOUT .................................................................................... 12816.4. FONT, COLOR, LINE............................................................................................................. 12916.5. OPTIONS ............................................................................................................................. 12916.6. SORTING AND DETAILED OPTIONS ...................................................................................... 13016.7. SYNTAX OF SUMMARY LINE................................................................................................ 13116.8. EXAMPLE OF GENERATING AND SETTING A TABLE STYLE................................................... 13217. PRINTOUT.............................................................................................................................. 13317.1. TABLE PRINTOUT MANAGER............................................................................................... 13317.2. TABLE COMPOSITION.......................................................................................................... 13517.3. PAGE SETUP........................................................................................................................ 13617.4. FRAMES.............................................................................................................................. 13617.5. DISTANCES......................................................................................................................... 13717.6. COLORS AND FORMATS ...................................................................................................... 13717.7. HEADER.............................................................................................................................. 13817.8. FOOTER .............................................................................................................................. 13817.9. PARAMETERS...................................................................................................................... 13817.10. TEMPLATES ........................................................................................................................ 14017.11. LIST OF COMMANDS AVAILABLE IN THE PRINTOUT MODULE............................................... 14018. AUTOMATIC DRAWING GENERATION......................................................................... 14418.1. AUTOMATIC DRAWING GENERATION.................................................................................. 14418.2. TEMPLATES ........................................................................................................................ 14518.3. FORMATS AND SCALES ....................................................................................................... 14518.4. OPTIONS ............................................................................................................................. 14718.5. BILL OF MATERIALS............................................................................................................ 14818.6. PRINTOUT TEMPLATES........................................................................................................ 14818.7. EXAMPLE OF CREATING DRAWINGS (PRINTOUTS)............................................................... 14918.8. ENGINEERING DRAWING..................................................................................................... 15118.8.1. Engineering drawing ..................................................................................................... 15118.8.2. Scheme........................................................................................................................... 15118.8.3. Printout.......................................................................................................................... 15218.8.4. Generating a scheme drawing....................................................................................... 153© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  6. 6. page: iv AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved19. LINK WITH OTHER PROGRAMS..................................................................................... 15419.1. AUTOCAD STRUCTURAL DETAILING - ROBOT LINK .......................................................... 15419.2. DSTV IMPORT/EXPORT ...................................................................................................... 15619.3. DSTV NC PARAMETERS .................................................................................................... 15720. AUTOMATIC DRAWING GENERATION - SAVING TO PLOTTER ........................... 159
  7. 7. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 11. PROGRAM DESCRIPTION1.1. General description of the programAutoCAD® Structural Detailing is used to prepare detailed drawings of designed steelstructures. After completing the stage of architectonic structure design and generating astructure calculation model (this stage comprises calculations and verification of structureelements), the stage of preparing project technical documentation with required final drawingstakes place.AutoCAD® Structural Detailing - Steel is a program which allows generation of completedetailing documentation of steel structures (drawings + tables of materials). The process ofcreating drawings in AutoCAD® Structural Detailing - Steel is automatic. Drawings aregenerated based on a 3D structure model using the options available in AutoCAD®Structural Detailing - Steel with the possibility to apply options available in the AutoCAD®program. In case a structure model is modified, it is possible to update automatically thecreated documentation.AutoCAD® Structural Detailing - Steel is a program enabling generation of detailingdrawings; it is divided into a few parts which are responsible for:1. link with the calculation program (Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis): dataexchange, structure recalculation, if needed2. edition of a drawing or part of a drawing (projections, cuts, etc.) - including additionaldrawing elements, correction of existing structure elements, adding structure elementdimensions3. generation of final drawings4. printout management.AutoCAD® Structural Detailing combined with Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis allowsthe user to make a complete structure project:• generation of a structure model and structure calculations• structure design• generation of final drawings allowing edition of prepared drawings.Basic tasks that are performed in AutoCAD® Structural Detailing - Steel after reading in astructure model from the calculation program, include:• possibility to define connections of structure elements• posibility of elements’ machining (fitting to a line or object, chamfering)• possibility to single out assemblies and groups in a structure model – according to theactual procedure of structure assembly• possibility to define user descriptions of parts• possibility to obtain a drawing of a whole structure as well as to prepare the overall bill ofmaterials• generation of detailed drawings.The following objects have been distinguished in the program:• Structure model, structure model elements - real (3D) structure elements; for them finaldrawings are created• Position - an object concerned with organization of structure model elements; a (letter –digit) designation of identical parts or assemblies in a structure• Document - a set of views of a position in determined projections and views (any numberof documents may be generated for each position); a document consists of views. NOTE:A document may be edited only in the edition layout; a document may be printed onlyafter it is inserted to the printout layout• (Document) template - a predefined set of views composing a logical whole (e.g. 3projections of a given object); each document is created based on a templatedetermining which drawings (projections, sections) should be included in the document© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  8. 8. page: 2 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide• View - a single drawing; it is always a document component - if it has been added to aprintout, it is simultaneously a printout element. NOTE: only a view (drawing) containedin a printout may be printed• Printout - ready-to-use printout composed of views; its equivalent in the AutoCAD®program is a layout together with AutoCAD views provided on it; for each printout there isexactly one layout corresponding to it.The elements listed concern the stages of work on a project.1.2. Stages of work on structure project drawingsCreating documentation of a designed structure (drawings) may be divided into the followingstages:1. Defining or loading a structure modelA structure model may be defined in AutoCAD® Structural Detailing – Steel. It is also possibleto prepare it in another program and open in AutoCAD® Structural Detailing - Steel (see:AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Robot link).Drawings will be prepared for 3D elements of a real 3D structure.All operations are performed in the model layout, which is an AutoCAD® object used whenworking with a structure model.2. Assigning positions to structure elementsA position is an object concerned with organization of structure model elements. A position isassigned to one or several structure elements, for which a common set of drawings may begenerated.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  9. 9. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 3Assigning positions is available on the Model and Parts Edition tabs of the Object inspectordialog. Positions defined are displayed on the Positions tab.3. Defining documentsA document is a set of drawings for a position (for each position, any number of documentsmay be generated). A document consists of views, but cannot be printed.Documents are generated based on templates, which are predefined sets of views composinga logical whole (for example, 3 projections of a given object). A template determines whichdrawings (projections or sections) should be included in a document.All operations are performed in edition layouts.The edition layout is an AutoCAD® object. Only one document may be active at a time andonly this document may be edited in the edition layout. You should not print the contents of theedition layout.4. Defining (editing) views/projectionsA view is a single drawing that always constitutes a document component; if it has been addedto a printout, it is simultaneously a printout element . Only a view (drawing) contained in aprintout may be printed.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  10. 10. page: 4 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User GuideProjections of assemblies are prepared based on the coordinate system of the main part (bydefault it is the longest part of an assembly). To modify projections, you can either rotate theview or, before drawings are generated, change the main part of the assembly (using theChange main part of group command on the Model tab of the Object Inspector).Edition is performed in the edition layout.5. Generating a printoutA printout consists of views (for each Printout there is exactly one layout corresponding to it).All operations are performed in printout layouts.The printout layout is an AutoCAD® object. It is used for composition of a final printout. Foreach printout layout, there is one printout.See also:Example of creating documents and insertion of documents in a drawing1.3. Options available in the menuAll menu options available in AutoCAD® Structural Detailing - Steel are displayed below. Thelist includes the menu path and the ribbon, toolbar icon, and command to activate each option,as well as a short description of the option.See also: RibbonWorkframesCreate workframe Opens the Workframe dialog, where you can apply a workframe to simplifythe definition of a structure model in 3D space.Menu: Steel > Workframes > Create workframeRibbon: ASD - Model > Elements > WorkframesToolbar: General > WorkframesCommand line: RBCS_WF© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  11. 11. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 5Add node Lets you create an additional node in the existing workframe.Menu: Steel > Workframes > Add nodeRibbon: ASD - Model > Elements > Add nodeToolbar: General > Add nodeCommand line: RBCS_ADDNODEDelete node Lets you delete a node in the existing workframe.Menu: Steel > Workframes > Delete nodeRibbon: ASD - Model > Elements > Delete nodeToolbar: General > Delete nodeCommand line: RBCS_WF_DELNODEAdd line Lets you create an additional line in the existing workframe.Menu: Steel > Workframes > Add lineRibbon: ASD - Model > Elements > Add lineToolbar: General > Add lineCommand line: RBCS_WF_ADDLINEDelete line Lets you delete a line in the existing workframe.Menu: Steel > Workframes > Delete lineRibbon: ASD - Model > Elements > Delete lineToolbar: General > Delete lineCommand line: RBCS_WF_DELLINEProfiles Opens the Profile dialog, where you can define a bar of a selected section.Menu: Steel > ProfileRibbon: ASD - Model > Elements > ProfileToolbar: General > ProfileCommand line: RBCS_PROFILEPlates Opens the Plate dialog, where you can define a plate.Menu: Steel > PlatesRibbon: ASD - Model > Elements > PlatesToolbar: General > PlatesCommand line: RBCS_PLATEBent profiles Opens the Bent profile dialog, where you can define a curvilinear bar ofselected profile.Menu: Steel > Bent profilesRibbon: ASD - Model > Elements > Bent profilesToolbar: General > Bent profilesCommand line: RBCS_BENTUser parts Opens the User parts dialog, where you can define (select) user objects.Menu: Steel > User partsRibbon: ASD - Model > Elements > User partsToolbar: General > User partsCommand line: RBCS_USERPARTGrates Opens the Grates dialog, where you can define a grate of specifieddimensions and weight.Menu: Steel > GratesRibbon: ASD - Model > Elements > GratesToolbar: General > GratesCommand line: RBCS_GRATE© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  12. 12. page: 6 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User GuideCompoundprofilesOpens the Compound profiles dialog, where you can define a compoundsection bar.Menu: Steel > Compound profilesRibbon: ASD - Model > Elements > Compound profilesToolbar: General > Compound filesCommand line: RBCT_MMACROCastellated beam Opens the Special profiles - castellated beam dialog, where you candefine a castellated beam.Menu: Steel > Castellated beamRibbon: ASD - Model > Elements > Castellated beamToolbar: General > Castellated beamCommand line: RBCT_MMACROConnections The submenu, the panel and toolbar to automatically create different typesof connections between selected elements of steel structures.Menu: Steel > ConnectionsRibbon: ASD - Model > ConnectionsToolbar: All connections; Automatic connections I; Automatic connectionsII; Automatic connections III; Automatic connections IVPlate girders The submenu, the panel and toolbar to automatically create plate girders;using this software version you can define a column, beam andmultisegment beam.Menu: Steel > Plate girdersRibbon: ASD - Model > ElementsToolbar: General > Plate girdersMachiningCut by line Lets you cut a part (profile or plate) so that it fits the plane determined by aline.Menu: Steel > Machining > Cut by lineRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > Cut by lineToolbar: Machining > Cut by lineCommand line: RBCS_CUTBYLINEFit to line Lets you trim a given profile so that it fits the plane determined by a line,perpendicular to UCS.Menu: Steel > Machining > Fit to lineRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > Fit to lineToolbar: Machining > Fit to lineCommand line: RBCS_FITTOLINEFit to polyline Lets you trim a given part so that it fits the broken plane determined by apolyline, perpendicular to UCS.Menu: Steel > Machining > Fit to polylineRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > Fit to polylineToolbar: Machining > Fit to polylineCommand line: RBCS_FITTOPOLYFit to object Opens the Fit to object dialog, where you can trim a given part so that itfits another steel part.Menu: Steel > Machining > Fit to objectRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > Fit to object© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  13. 13. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 7Toolbar: Machining Fit to objectCommand line: RBCS_FITOBJCut by bisector Opens the Cut by bisector dialog, where you can trim 2 intersectingprofiles using a bisector of the angle between their axes so that they fiteach other.Menu: Steel > Machining > Cut by bisectorRibbon: ASD – Model / Machining / Cut by bisectorToolbar: Machining > Cut by bisectorCommand line: RBCS_CUTBISECLengthen Lets you lengthen an existing profile along its axis.Menu: Steel > Machining > LengthenRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > LengthenToolbar: Machining > LengthenCommand line: RBCS_LENGTHENShorten Lets you shorten an existing profile along its axis.Menu: Steel > Machining > ShortenRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > ShortenToolbar: Machining I > ShortenCommand line: RBCS_SHORTENBent plate Lets you bend an indicated plate.Menu: Steel > Machining > Bent plateRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > Bent plateToolbar: Machining II > Bent plateCommand line: RBCS_BENTPLATESee also: Bending of platesRemove bendingfrom plateLets you remove an existing bend from the indicated plate.Menu: Steel > Machining > Remove bending from plateRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > Remove bending from plateToolbar: Machining II > Remove bending from plateCommand line: RBCS_UNBENTPLATESplit profile Lets you divide an existing profile into several independent parts.Menu: Steel > Machining > Split profileRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > Split profileToolbar: Machining > Split profileCommand line: RBCS_SPLITMerge profiles Lets you connect independent profiles into one profile.Menu: Steel > Machining > Merge profilesRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > Merge profilesToolbar: Machining > Merge profilesCommand line: RBCS_MERGESplit plate Lets you divide an existing plate into several independent parts. Specifythe plate and define a cutting line (the cutting line can be defined as a line,polyline, or arc). The spacing between parts of the split plate can bedefined (the spacing is divided symmetrically on both sides of the cuttingline).NOTE: If the cutting line intersects chamfers defined in the plate, thesechamfers are removed from the plate. If the cutting line does not intersectchamfers, they remain in the split parts of the plate.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  14. 14. page: 8 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User GuideMenu: Steel > Machining > Split plateRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > Split plateToolbar: Machining > Split plateCommand line: RBCS_SPLITMerge plates Lets you connect 2 independent plates into 1 plate, as long as the plateslie in one plane and touch each other.The resulting plate (type: user) is made of the material of which the plateselected first is made. All machinings of merged plates are kept.Menu: Steel > Machining > Merge platesRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > Merge platesToolbar: Machining > Merge platesCommand line: RBCS_MERGEAdd plate vertex Lets you add a vertex (or vertexes) in a polyline that defines an indicatedplate. Adding a new plate vertex changes the type of the plate (to a user-defined plate).Menu: Steel > Machining > Add plate vertexRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > Add plate vertexToolbar: Machining > Add plate vertexCommand line: RBCS_ADDVERTEXRemove platevertexLets you remove a vertex (or vertexes) belonging to a polyline that definesan indicated plate. Removing a plate vertex is possible only when theplate contour will be a closed polyline after removing the vertex (forexample, it is impossible to remove a vertex from a triangular plate).Removing a plate vertex changes the type of the plate (to the user-definedplate).Menu: Steel > Machining > Remove plate vertexRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > Remove plate vertexToolbar: Machingng > Remove plate vertexCommand line: RBCS_REMOVEVERTEXChamfer platecornerLets you chamfer a plate corner. There are a few types of chamferingavailable.Menu: Steel > Machining > Chamfer plate cornerRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > Chamfer plate cornerToolbar: Machining > Chamfer plate cornerCommand line: RBCS_CHAMFCORNInsert arc Lets you insert an arc (bent profile) between 2 indicated profiles.After you select 2 profiles, the following question appears in the commandline: ’Do you want to join profiles?’ Depending on the answer to thisquestion, the resultant profile may be:- NO: a composition of 3 profiles (2 initial profiles and a bent profile)- YES: 1 profile (3 component profiles will be joined into 1 profile)Menu: Steel > Machining > Insert arcRibbon: ASD - Model > Machining > Insert arcToolbar: Machining > Insert arcCommand line: RBCS_BENDCORNERDrill/Bolt Opens the Drilling dialog, where you can define openings and bolts.Menu: Steel > Machining > Drill/BoltRibbon: ASD - Model / Bolts/Welds / Drill/BoltToolbar: Machining II > Drill/BoltCommand line: RBCS_DRILL© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  15. 15. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 9Weld Opens the Welds dialog, where you can define welded connections.Menu: Steel > Machining > WeldRibbon: ASD - Model > Bolts/Welds > WeldToolbar: Machining > WeldCommand line: RBCS_WELDMulti-weld Opens the Welds dialog, where you can define welded connections forseveral elements simultaneously. After several objects are selected(profiles or plates), the software performs an analysis of the contact areafor the indicated elements. After you specify a weld type in the Weldsdialog, welded connections of the indicated elements are generated.Menu: Steel > Machining > Multi-weldRibbon: ASD - Model > Bolts/Welds > Multi-weldToolbar: Machining II > Multi-weldCommand line: RBCS_MWELDCopy weld Lets you copy selected welds.Menu: Steel > Machining > Copy weldRibbon: ASD - Model > Bolts/Welds > Copy weldToolbar: Machining II > Copy weldCommand line: RBCS_COPYWELDCopy drills / bolts Lets you copy selected drills or bolts.Menu: Steel > Machining > Copy drills/boltsRibbon: ASD - Model > Bolts/Welds > Copy drills/boltsToolbar: Machining II > Copy drills/boltsCommand line: RBCS_COPYDRILLAdopt drills Lets you adopt all properties of a selected drill.Menu: Steel > Machining > Adopt drillsRibbon: ASD - Model > Bolts/Welds > Adopt drillsToolbar: Machining II > Adopt drillsCommand line: RBCS_TAKEDRILLInsert bolts Lets you insert a bolt into a selected drill.Menu: Steel > Machining > Insert boltsRibbon: ASD - Model > Bolts/Welds > Insert boltsToolbar: Machining II > Insert boltsCommand line: RBCS_BOLTHOLESExplode group ofholes/boltsLets you explode a group of holes/bolts into basic AutoCAD®objects.Menu: Steel > Machining > Explode group of holes/boltsRibbon: ASD - Model > Bolts/Welds > Explode group of holes/boltsToolbar: Machining II > Explode group of holes/boltsCommand line: RBCS_EXPLDRILLRemove bolts Lets you remove bolts.Menu: Steel > Machining > Remove boltsRibbon: ASD - Model > Bolts/Welds > Remove boltsToolbar: Machining > Remove boltsCommand line: RBCS_REMBOLTSCopy connection Lets you copy a selected connection.Menu: Steel > Machining > Copy connectionRibbon: ASD - Model > Connections > Copy connectionToolbar: Machining II > Copy connectionCommand line: RBCS_CONNECTIONSee also: Copy connection© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  16. 16. page: 10 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User GuideUpdateconnectionsLets you update selected connections after modifications in structuregeometry. Connections are adjusted to new structure dimensions; theconnection update mode depends on the option settings in the Projectpreferences dialog.Menu: Steel > Machining > Update connectionsRibbon: ASD - Model > Connections > Update connectionsToolbar: Machining II > Update connectionsCommand line: RBCS_CONNUPDATESee also: Project preferences / GeneralToolsExplode Lets you explode some complex elements (groups, connections) intosingle elements.Menu: Steel > Tools > ExplodeRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > ExplodeToolbar: General > ExplodeCommand line: RBCS_EXPLODEModify properties Lets you modify parameters of selected objects; a dialog displays, whereyou can change parameter values for a selected object.Menu: Steel > Tools > Modify propertiesRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Modify propertiesToolbar: General > Modify propertiesCommand line: RBCS_PROPERTIESFamily Manager Opens the Family Manager dialog; use this option to manage families ofsteel elements.Menu: Steel > Tools > Family ManagerRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Family ManagerToolbar: General > Family ManagerCommand line: RBCS_FAMILIESGroup Lets you create groups of selected objects.Menu: Steel > Tools > GroupRibbon: ASD - Model > Groups > GroupToolbar: General > GroupCommand line: RBCS_GROUPGroup assemblies Lets you group assemblies based on the defined connections.Menu: Steel > Tools > Group assembliesRibbon: ASD - Model > Groups > Group assembliesToolbar: General > Group assembliesCommand line: RBCS_ASSEMBLYUser sections Lets you define a profile and save it to a profile database or locally, in aproject.See also: Example of defining a user sectionMenu: Steel > Tools > User sectionsRibbon: ASD – Model / Tools / User sectionsToolbar: General > User sectionsCommand line: RBCS_USRPROFILESee also: Example of user profile definitionInquireObject info Opens the ACAD text window, where you can get information about theselected object.Menu: Steel > Tools > Inquire > Object infoRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Object infoToolbar: General > Object infoCommand line: RBCS_INQ_ELEMENT© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  17. 17. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 11Group Opens the ACAD text window, where you can get information about thegroup to which the selected object belongs.Menu: Steel > Tools > Inquire > GroupRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > GroupToolbar: General > GroupCommand line: RBCS_INQ_GROUPAssembly Opens the ACAD text window, where you can get information about theassembly to which the selected object belongs.Menu: Steel > Tools > Inquire > AssemblyRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > AssemblyToolbar: General > AssemblyCommand line: RBCS_INQ_ASSEMBLYCenter of gravity Opens the ACAD text window, where you can calculate coordinates of thegravity center for a structure or its selected part.Menu: Steel > Tools > Inquire > Center of gravityRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Center of gravityToolbar: General > Center of gravityCommand line: RBCS_INQ_COGModel size Opens the ACAD text window, where you can calculate dimensions andweight of a structure or its selected part.Menu: Steel > Tools > Inquire > Model sizeRibbon: ASD – Model / Tools / Model sizeCommand line: RBCS_INQ_MSIZECollision detection Lets you find a collision of structure components (profiles, plates, bolts,and so on).The command line displays a number of detected collisions betweenstructure elements. It is possible to save collision tests in theRBCS_Collision_Detection layer and represented by AutoCAD® 3D Solidobjects.Menu: Steel > Tools > Inquire > Collision detectionRibbon: ASD – Model / Tools / Collision detectionCommand line: RBCS_INQ_COLISIONSee also: Collision detectionFiltersShow currentselectionLets you filter objects in a drawing (only selected objects are displayed).The filter is also accessible from the Object Inspector dialog.Menu: Steel > Tools > Filters > Show current selectionRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Show current selectionToolbar: Workspace > Show current selectionCommand line: RBCT_SHOWCURSELHide currentselectionLets you filter objects in a drawing (only unselected objects are displayed).The filter is also accessible from the Object Inspector dialog.Menu: Steel > Tools > Filters > Hide current selectionRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Hide current selectionToolbar: Workspace > Hide current selectionCommand line: RBCT_HIDECURSELShow all Lets you filter objects in a drawing (all objects are displayed). The filter isalso accessible from the Object Inspector dialog.Menu: Steel > Tools > Filters > Show allRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Show allToolbar: Workspace > Show allCommand line: RBCT_SHOWALLOBJ© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  18. 18. page: 12 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User GuideWorkspaceShow / HideInspectorLets you show or hide the Object Inspector dialog which is by defaultdisplayed in the left part of the screen.Menu: Steel > Tools > Workspace > Show / Hide InspectorRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Object inspector - Show / HideToolbar: Workspace > Object inspector - Show / HideCommand line: RBCTOIObject snapsettingsOpens the Snap Mode dialog; use this option to set active snap points forsteel profiles.Menu: Steel > Tools > Workspace > Object snap settingsRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Object snap settingsToolbar: Workspace > Object snap settingsCommand line: RBCS_PSNAPLock X direction Lets you select or deselect blocking the local X axis of the bar profile; ifthis option is selected, you can perform the operation of extending a baronly along the bar axis; if this option is deselected, a profile can beextended in any direction you selected.Menu: Steel > Tools > Workspace > Lock X directionRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Lock X directionToolbar: Workspace > Lock X directionCommand line: RBCS_LOCKX2D copying /movingOptions for moving or copying selected elements in a specified direction(along the axis or in the plane).Menu: Steel > Tools > Workspace > 2D copying/movingRibbon: ASD - Model > ToolsToolbar: Workspace > 2D copying/movingSelect assembly Lets you select a part of an assembly; it selects a whole assembly that thispart belongs to.Menu: Steel > Tools > Workspace > Select assemblyRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Select assemblyToolbar: Workspace > Select assemblyCommand line: RBCS_SELASSEMBLYDynamic UCS Lets you fit the view plane and active UCS to the UCS of a selectedobject.Menu: Steel > Tools > Workspace > Dynamic UCSRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Dynamic UCSToolbar: Workspace > Dynamic UCSCommand line: RBCS_DYNUCSElevation mark -modelLets you insert an elevation mark in a selected plane and in a selectedlocation in the drawingMenu: Steel > Tools > Workspace > Elevation mark - modelRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Elevation mark - modelToolbar: Workspace > Elevation mark - modelCommand line: RBCS_MELEV© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  19. 19. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 13Clipping plane on Lets you limit the model view with 2 planesMenu: Steel > Tools > Workspace > Clipping plane onRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Clipping plane onToolbar: Workspace > Clipping plane onCommand line: RBCS_CLIPONClipping plane off Lets you deselect limiting the model view with 2 planes.Menu: Steel > Tools > Workspace > Clipping plane offRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Clipping plane offToolbar: Workspace > Clipping plane offCommand line: RBCS_CLIPOFFPositionsAssign position Opens the Manual positioning dialog, where you can ascribe the positionto a selected part.Menu: Steel > Positions > Assign positionRibbon: ASD - Model > Positions > Assign positionToolbar: General > Assign positionCommand line: RBCS_MANUALPOSAutomaticpositioningOpens the Automatic positioning dialog, where you can ascribe positionsto structure elements automatically.Menu: Steel > Positions > Automatic positioningRibbon: ASD - Model > Positions > Automatic positioningToolbar: General > Automatic positioningCommand line: RBCS_AUTOPOSRemove position Lets you remove the ascribed position from a selected part.Menu: Steel > Positions > Remove positionRibbon: ASD - Model > Positions > Remove positionToolbar: General > Remove positionCommand line: RBCS_REMPOSVerify positions Opens the Position verification dialog, where you can run verification ofselected positions.Menu: Steel > Positions > Verify positionsRibbon: ASD - Model > Positions > Verify positionsToolbar: General > Verify positionsCommand line: RBCS_VERIFYPOSParametricstructuresA submenu and toolbar with options that enable definition of typicalelements of steel structures.Menu: Steel > Parametric structuresRibbon: ASD – Model / Parametric structuresToolbar: Parametric structuresMulti-bay frame Lets you define a parametric multi-bay frame.Menu: Steel > Parametric structures > Multi-bay frameRibbon: ASD - Model > Parametric structures > Multi-bay frameToolbar: Parametric structures > Multi-bay frameRoof truss Lets you define a parametric roof truss.Menu: Steel > Parametric structures > Roof trussRibbon: ASD - Model > Parametric structures > Roof trussToolbar: Parametric structures > Roof truss© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  20. 20. page: 14 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User GuideBracing Lets you define a parametric bracing.Menu: Steel > Parametric structures > BracingRibbon: ASD - Model > Parametric structures > BracingToolbar: Parametric structures > BracingBrace Lets you define a parametric brace.Menu: Steel > Parametric structures > BraceRibbon: ASD - Model > Parametric structures > BraceToolbar: Parametric structures / BraceStairs Lets you define parametric stairs.Menu: Steel > Parametric structures > StairsRibbon: ASD - Model > Parametric structures > StairsToolbar: Parametric structures > StairsStairs spiral Lets you define parametric spiral stairs.Menu: Steel > Parametric structures > Stairs spiralRibbon: ASD - Model > Parametric structures > Stairs spiralToolbar: Parametric structures > Stairs spiralStaircase Lets you define a parametric staircase.Menu: Steel > Parametric structures > StaircaseRibbon: ASD - Model > Parametric structures > StaircaseToolbar: Parametric structures > StaircaseRailing Lets you define a parametric railing.Menu: Steel > Parametric structures > RailingRibbon: ASD - Model > Parametric structures > RailingToolbar: Parametric structures > RailingLadder Lets you define a parametric ladder.Menu: Steel > Parametric structures > LadderRibbon: ASD - Model > Parametric structures > LadderToolbar: Parametric structures > LadderCage Lets you define a parametric cage.Menu: Steel > Parametric structures > CageRibbon: ASD - Model > Parametric structures > CageToolbar: Parametric structures > CagePurlin spreading Lets you define a distribution of purlins.Menu: Steel > Parametric structures > Purlin spreadingRibbon: ASD - Model > Parametric structures > Purlin spreadingToolbar: Parametric structures / Purlin spreadingGrate spreading Lets you define a distribution of grates.Menu: Steel > Parametric structures > Grate spreadingRibbon: ASD - Model > Parametric structures > Grate spreadingToolbar: Parametric structures > Grate spreading© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  21. 21. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 15Drawings editionChange style Opens the Design styles dialog, where you can change a design style fora selected drawing.Menu: Steel > Edit drawings > Change styleRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Change styleToolbar: Edit drawings > Change styleCommand line: RBCS_CNGSTYLEAdjust style Opens the Design styles dialog, where you can change a design style fora selected drawing.Menu: Steel > Edit drawings > Adjust styleRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Adjust styleToolbar: Edit drawings > Adjust styleCommand line: RBCS_ADJSTYLELock dimensions Lets you freeze generated drawings with existing dimensions ordescriptions. This is the option to protect existing drawings (changedmanually by the user) from losing the changes while the drawing isupdated. Automatically generated drawings are quite often changed byadding, deleting or moving dimensions or descriptions. To avoid losingchanges while the drawing is updated, select this option and lockdimensions in the drawing.After executing this command, the command line displays a messageabout dimensions in the drawing (locked dimensions and dimensions thatare not locked); in addition, an icon displays in the Object Inspectorpane.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Lock dimensionsRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Lock dimensionsToolbar: Edit drawings > Lock dimensionsCommand line: RBCS_DIMLOCKEdit view in fullscreenSelect this in order to edit a created drawing on the full monitor screen.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Edit view in full screenRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Edit view in full screenToolbar: Edit drawings > Edit view in full screenCommand line: RBCT_FULLSCREEN_ONFull screen off Select this to turn off the ability to edit a drawing on the full monitor screen.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Full screen offRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Full screen offToolbar: Edit drawings > Full screen offCommand line: RBCT_ FULLSCREEN_OFFInsert weld symbol Lets you insert a weld symbol in a drawing.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Insert weld symbolRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Insert weld symbolToolbar: Edit drawings > Insert weld symbolCommand line: RBCS_ADDWELDInsert elevationmarkLets you insert an elevation mark in a drawing.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Insert elevation markRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Insert elevation markToolbar: Edit drawings > Insert elevation markCommand line: RBCS_ADDELEV© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  22. 22. page: 16 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User GuideInsert part label Lets you insert description of parts in a drawing.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Insert part labelRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Insert part labelToolbar: Edit drawings > Insert part labelCommand line: RBCS_PARTLBLInsert assemblylabelLets you insert an assembly description in a drawing.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Insert assembly labelRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Insert assembly labelToolbar: Edit drawings > Insert assembly labelCommand line: RBCS_ASLBLAdd view (detail) Lets you create a new view (view of a section detail) in a drawing.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Add view (detail)Ribbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Add view (detail)Toolbar: Edit drawings > Add view (detail)Command line: RBCS_ADDDETAILVIEWAdd cut Lets you create a new view (view of a section) in a drawing. To create acut:1. specify points defining the cut2. specify a range3. specify a cut name4. select a drawing template.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Add cutRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Add cutToolbar: Edit drawings > Add cutCommand line: RBCS_ADDCUTAutomatic cuts Lets you automatically create new views (cuts) in the drawing.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Automatic cutsRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Automatic cutsToolbar: Edit drawings > Automatic cutsCommand line: RBCS_AUTOCUTMove cut Lets you change a cut in the drawing. You can change a position or rangeof the cut, and a symbol description.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Move cutRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Move cutToolbar: Edit drawings > Move cutCommand line: RBCS_MOVCUTChange view scale Lets you change scale of a view (projection) in a drawing.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Change view scaleRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Change view scaleToolbar: Edit drawings > Change view scaleCommand line: RBCS_CNGSCALERotate view Lets you rotate a view (projection) in a drawing.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Rotate viewRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Rotate viewToolbar: Edit drawings > Rotate viewCommand line: RBCS_ROTATEVIEWPORT© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  23. 23. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 17Shorten drawing Lets you shorten a selected element in a drawing. The option is useful forlong elements (in particular, for these element segments that do notcontain any snap points); the element shortening is displayed as a gap inthe element subjected to shortening.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Shorten drawingRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Shorten drawingToolbar: Edit drawings > Shorten drawingCommand line: RBCS_SHORTDRAWDelete allshorteningsLets you delete all the defined element shortenings in a drawing.Menu: Steel > Edit drawings > Delete all shorteningsRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Delete all shorteningsToolbar: Edit drawings > Delete all shorteningsCommand line: RBCS_DELSHORTDRAWDimensioningGeneral / DetailedLets you refresh the view (including the dimensioning of elements) basedon the settings of styles that are associated with details. You can selectthe following dimensioning style: standard, detailed or schematic.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Dimensioning General > DetailedRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Dimensioning General >DetailedToolbar: Edit drawings > Dimensioning General > DetailedCommand line: RBCS_CNGDETExplode drawing Lets you explode drawings into basic AutoCAD®objects.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Explode drawingRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Edit drawings > Explode drawingToolbar: Edit drawings > Explode drawingCommand line: RBCS_EXPLODEDrawing templatedesignerLets you create and modify drawing templates.Menu: Steel > Drawings Edition > Drawing template designerRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Generate drawings > Drawing templatedesignerToolbar: Edit drawings > Drawing template designerCommand line: RBCS_ADDTEMPLATEAutomaticprintoutsLets you create automatic printouts (one part in one drawing). NOTE: Thisoption is not available for schemes of elements disposition.Menu: Steel > Automatic printoutsRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Generate drawings > Automatic printoutsToolbar: Printout > Automatic printoutsCommand line: RBCS_AUTOPRINTAutomatic printing Lets you generate workshop drawings automatically to plotter.Ribbon: ASD - Drawings > Generate drawings > Automatic printingToolbar: Printout > Automatic printoutCommand line: _AUTOPLOTEngineeringdrawingsEngineeringdrawingsLets you define a group of structure elements to make a scheme drawingof a structure model. Drawings presenting structure elements in asimplified way are created for a defined scheme.Menu: Steel > Engineering drawings > Engineering drawingsRibbon: ASD - Model > Groups > Engineering drawingsToolbar: Engineering drawings > Engineering drawingsCommand line: RBCS_SCHEME© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  24. 24. page: 18 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User GuideCreate mark Lets you create a mark, that is an object consisting of selected structureelements. It is usually an element (composed of parts such as plates,profiles, user parts or connectors) which has a different function instructure calculations, such as column, beam, frame or bracing.Marks that have the same function in the structure and that have the samegeometry can be labeled with the same name (referred to as a mark). Thedegree of similarity of elements (and of names of marks) is user-defined.The basic functionality of a mark is that you can draw and describe it as asingle element in the drawing.To define a mark:1. select elements that should belong to the mark2. specify a mark name3. define values of forces.Menu: Steel > Engineering drawings > Create markRibbon: ASD - Model > Groups > Create markToolbar: Engineering drawings > Create markCommand line: RBCS_MARKCreate mark fromassemblyLets you create marks form all assemblies in the selection. If singleelements are also selected, they are ignored while creating a mark.To create a mark:1. select assemblies2. specify a mark name3. define values of forces.Menu: Steel > Engineering drawings > Create mark from assemblyRibbon: ASD - Model > Groups > Create mark from assemblyToolbar: Engineering drawings > Create mark from assemblyCommand line: RBCS_ASMARKCreate mark fromsingle partLets you create marks with the same names, that are entirely included inthe selection of elements. Marks created using this option consist of asingle element set.To create a mark:1. select parts2. specify a mark name3. define values of forces.Menu: Steel > Engineering drawings > Create mark from single partRibbon: ASD - Model > Groups > Create mark from single partToolbar: Engineering drawings > Create mark from single partCommand line: RBCS_SPMARKTube development Lets you create a drawing of a developed tube profile.Menu: Steel > Tube developmentRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Printout > Tube developmentToolbar: Printout > Tube developmentStylesDimensioningstyleOpens the Dimensioning styles dialog, where you can determining thestyles of dimensioning for elements provided in a drawing.Menu: Steel > Styles > Dimensioning stylesRibbon: ASD - Drawings Styles > Dimensioning stylesCommand line: RBCS_DIM© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  25. 25. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 19Description styles Opens the Styles of descriptions dialog , where you can determine stylesof descriptions for elements provided in a drawing.Menu: Steel > Styles > Description stylesRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Styles > Dimensioning stylesCommand line: RBCS_DESCRIPTIONTablesBill of materials Lets you prepare tables of all structure elements.Menu: Steel > Tables > Bill of materialsRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Tables > Bill of materialsToolbar: General > Bill of materialsCommand line: RBCS_BILLList of profiles Lets you prepare tables of profiles.Menu: Steel > Tables > List of profilesRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Tables > List of profilesToolbar: General > List of profilesCommand line: RBCS_PROFILELISTList of profiles (bysection types)Lets you create tables of profiles by profile cross-sections.Menu: Steel > Tables > List of profiles by section typesRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Tables > List of profiles by section typesToolbar: General > List of profiles by section typesCommand line: RBCS_PROFILELISTSUMList of plates Lets you prepare tables of plates.Menu: Steel > Tables > List of platesRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Tables > List of platesToolbar: General > List of platesCommand line: RBCS_PLATELISTList of user parts Lets you prepare tables of user parts.Menu: Steel > Tables > List of user partsRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Tables > List of user partsToolbar: General > List of user partsCommand line: _RBCS_USEROBJLISTList of assemblies Lets you prepare assembly tables.Menu: Steel > Tables > List of assembliesRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Tables > List of assembliesToolbar: General > List of assembliesCommand line: RBCS_ALISTMounting list Lets you prepare mounting tables.Menu: Steel > Tables > Mounting listRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Tables > Mounting listToolbar: General > Mounting listCommand line: RBCS_MONTLISTBolt list Lets you prepare connector tables.Menu: Steel > Tables > Bolt listRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Tables > Bolt listToolbar: General > Bolt listCommand line: RBCS_BLIST© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  26. 26. page: 20 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User GuideUpdate table Lets you update a table presented in a drawing.Menu: Steel > Tables > Update tableRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Tables > Update tableToolbar: General > Update tableCommand line: RBCS_ACTTABLETables manager Opens the Table printout manager dialog, where you can define/modifythe appearance of the printout of tables used to prepare steel summarytables.Menu: Steel > Tables > Tables managerRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Tables > Tables managerToolbar: General > Tables managerCommand line: RBCS_LISTPRINTStyles Opens the Steel summary tables - style manager dialog, where you candefine/modify tables used to prepare steel summary tables.Menu: Steel > Tables > StylesRibbon: ASD - Drawings > Settings > Table stylesCommand line: RBCS_LISTTEMPLStatic analysis -Autodesk RobotStructural AnalysisLets you export a structure model to the calculation program AutodeskRobot Structural Analysis.Menu: Steel > Static analysis - RobotRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Static analysis - ARSAToolbar: General > Static analysis - ARSACommand line: RBCS_R2RDSTV data export Lets you read / save a DSTV format file.Menu: Steel > DSTV data exportRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > DSTV data exportToolbar: General > DSTV data exportCommand line: RBCS_DSTVSave model asACIS solidsLets you save a structure model to a DWG format file (ACIS format). Youcan select the full (complete description of solid details) or simplified saveoption. If the simplified save option is selected, profiles are saved withoutfillets and openings (except anchor openings), bolts, washers, nuts andanchors are ignored.Menu: Steel > Save model as ACIS solidsRibbon: ASD - Model > Tools > Save model as ACIS solidsToolbar: General > Save model as ACIS solidsCommand line: RBCS_EXPORTMODELPreferences Opens the Options dialog, where you can specify parameters of the workenvironment for AutoCAD® Structural Detailing.Menu: Steel > PreferencesRibbon: ASD - Model > Settings > PreferencesToolbar: General > PreferencesCommand line: RBCS_PREFProjectpreferencesOpens the Project preferences dialog, where you can adopt basicparameters of the current project in AutoCAD® Structural Detailing.Menu: Steel > Project preferencesRibbon: ASD - Model > Settings > Project preferencesToolbar: General > Project preferencesCommand line: RBCS_PRJPREF© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  27. 27. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 21Divide project Lets you divide a project into several parts (distributed work on adocument); it allows decreasing the size of a file with project data.Menu: Steel > Divide projectToolbar: General > Divide projectCommand line: RBCT_DISTRIBUTE1.4. RibbonThe ribbon is an element of the user interface which replaces the traditional menu andtoolbars 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 ribbon panels include many commands that have been on toolbars and in dialogs so far,such as icons, drop-down lists, sliders, text fields and other elements characteristic of a giventab. Using the ribbon, you do not have to display many toolbars; thus the application displaysfewer functions and increases the allowable workspace placing the whole interface on a smallarea that can be anytime shown or hidden.The ribbon displays automatically when a drawing is created or opened using the ASD steelworkspace. You can display the ribbon manually using either of the following methods:• select the main menu Tools > Palettes > Ribbon• type RIBBON in the command line to show the ribbon or RIBBONCLOSE to hide it.You can customize the ribbon, that is you can add, delete and modify positions of panelelements, in the Customize User Interface (CUI) editor window. Open this editor using eitherof the following methods:• click on the Manage tab > Customization > User Interface• type CUI in the command line.NOTE:You can display the ribbon horizontally, vertically or as a floating palette.Using the editor you can also switch between workspaces (such as the classic workspacewithout the ribbon). To do it, select the Customize tab > Workspaces and select Set currentfrom the context menu.To change between workspaces, you can also use the Workspace Switching icon at thebottom right corner of the screen.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  28. 28. page: 22 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide1.5. Divide project (distributed work)Use this option to divide a file with a structure model into smaller files.Access the option from:• Menu: Steel / Divide project• Toolbar: General Divide project• Command line: RBCT_DISTRIBUTE• When running automatic drawings, select Start distributed work.The option creates a subfolder where, in separate DWG files, information about positions issaved. The main DWG file is therefore smaller, and loading such a file takes up much lesstime than loading one file that contains information about all structure elements.NOTE:If you have already divided a DWG file (has started distributed work on the project), there isno possibility to return to one large DWG file that contains information about all structureelements.To start distributed work:1. Open a model that has defined positions.2. Click the Divide project option .3. Select positions to be saved to external files.4. Press Enter.After a project is divided, successive positions / drawings added to a project are saved inseparate files (Divide project works for new positions / drawings).NOTE:To copy a created project in which distributed work has begun, copy the subfolder withseparate DWG files that contain descriptions of individual positions / drawings.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  29. 29. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 232. CONFIGURATION2.1. Project preferences2.1.1. Project preferencesUse this option to adopt basic parameters applied in AutoCAD® Structural Detailing (theseparameters are saved in a DWG file).To begin working with project preferences, open the Project preferences dialog from:• Menu: Steel / Project preferences• Ribbon: ASD - Model / Settings / Project preferences• Toolbar: General / Project preferences• Command line: RBCS_PRJPREF.To specify project preferences:• In the left panel, use the selection tree (shown below) to specify a project preferenceoption• In the right panel, specify parameters for the option selected on the left.Use the buttons on the right of the dialog:• Default - click this to save values of the project preference parameters as defaultvalues.• Save – if you click this, the current project preference parameters are saved under thename specified in the General dialog.• Delete - if you click this, you delete a set of project preferences saved under the namecurrently displayed in the General dialog.See also:Preferences2.1.2. GeneralAfter you click General from the left pane of the Project Preferences dialog, the parameteroptions are as shown.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  30. 30. page: 24 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User GuideDefine parameters:• Under Tolerances:o Parts identifying during positioning - an admissible deviation in dimensions of 2parts which are to be treated as identical during positioningo Contact of welded parts - an admissible distance between edges of the partsduring detection of a contact line (used while welding the parts)o Arc display accuracy – a number of straight segments (with respect to a roundangle - 360 degrees) into which a created arc is divided• Automatically create groups for the assemblies - if this is selected, the elements joinedby means of workshop connectors (bolts or welds) are grouped automatically whilethese connectors are being inserted• Automatically update connections – if this is selected, then after the structuregeometry is modified, the existing connections are adjusted to new structuredimensions. Selecting the option is recommended for small structures (and fastcomputers); for a large structure model, the operation of updating the structure may bevery time-consuming• Create assemblies from loose parts - if this is selected, all parts that do not belong toany assembly will be ascribed a new position type called Assembly (during automaticgeneration of assemblies). If this is not selected, the position type of parts notbelonging to any assembly will not be changed• Simplified modeling of connectors – if this is selected, all connectors are displayed in asimplified way; it decreases computer memory use, particularly for large structures.• Under Nomenclature of assemblies, you can select names of assemblies createdautomatically in the softwareo Text - an assembly name will consist of any user-defined texto Main part name – an assembly name will consist of a name of main element (forexample, HP14x102)o Family + main part name - an assembly name will consist of a family name and amain element name (for example, Beam_HP14x102)• Nomenclature of plateso Overwrite prefix - if this is selected, a name defined in the field overwrites thedefault prefix for plates (the name created automatically when defining a plate)• Families settings - click this to open the Family manager dialog.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  31. 31. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 252.1.3. UnitsAfter selecting the Units option from the selection tree in the Project Preferences dialog, thefollowing options display in the right part of this dialog.Use this tab to define AutoCAD® Structural Detailing work units. You can select one of thefollowing unit systems:• imperialtype:o architectural (0’-0)o engineering (0’-0’’)• metric.The unit system settings can be selected for the description format and table styles.You can also change the displayed number format. Use the selection lists to select a numberof decimal places for each quantity. To change a number of decimal places, select anappropriate symbol from the selection list.2.1.4. MaterialsAfter you click Materials from the left pane of the Project Preferences dialog, the parameteroptions are as shown.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  32. 32. page: 26 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User GuideSpecify parameters:• Under List of materials is a list of materials available in the current project. The samematerial list is included on the lists accessible under Default materials (profiles, plates,user parts).• Click Database to open the Material database dialog, where you can select materialsto add to the list.• Under Default materials, you can select a material from lists of profiles, plates, userparts, and bolts. The selected materials will be adopted by default in the dialogs fordefinition of profiles, plates, user parts,or bolts.NOTE:A default bolt grade chosen in the above dialog is taken into account in the AutoCAD®Structural Detailing macros (connections, typical structures) when bolts are insertedautomatically. If you insert bolts ‘manually’, the most recently selected bolt grade isremembered in the dialog.Under Finishing of surface, you can define and/or select types of finishing of steel elementsurfaces (hot-dip galvanized, electrogalvanized, anticorrosive paint, fireproof coat, and none).The surface finishing type is an additional attribute of structure objects (profiles, plates,assemblies).This section includes the following buttons:• Add new – opens the Add new dialog for defining a name of a new type of surfacefinishing• Remove – removes a selected surface finishing type from the selection listNOTE:A type of surface finishing is saved in the current project, in a list of types that is saved in aDWG file.NOTE:An assembly adopts a surface finishing type from the type selected for the main part of thatassembly.2.1.5. Material databaseThe Material database dialog displays after you click Database on the Materials tab of theProject preferences dialog.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  33. 33. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 27In the dialog, you can add materials from databases accessible in the program to the list ofavailable materials. To add a material to the list:• Choose a material database from the selection list provided in the top part of the dialog(for example, 001, an American material database).• Select a material type in the left pane• Click Add >.Clicking Add all >> adds all the materials included in the left pane.Clicking deletes a selected material from the list of available materials.2.1.6. ProfilesAfter you click Profiles from the left pane of the Project Preferences dialog, the parameteroptions are as shown.The Profile database list displays profile folders (databases) available in the current project.Click List of profiles to open the dialog in which profiles applied in a given project aredisplayed.The following icons are at the top of the dialog:– click this to open the dialog where you can select a database to be added to the list ofavailable profile databases– click this to delete a selected profile database, – click these to move a database one position up or down on the list. The order issignificant while searching through available profile databases.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  34. 34. page: 28 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide2.1.7. StylesAfter you click Syles from the left pane of the Project Preferences dialog, the parameteroptions are as shown.Use these parameters to define table styles for the table types available in the software (Billsof materials, Profile summary, Plate summary, and so on). The selection lists include all thestyles defined in a project.Click More… to open the Steel summary tables – style manager dialog.At the bottom of the dialog are 2 buttons: Dimensioning styles and Description styles, which,when clicked, will open the dialogs Dimensioning styles and Styles of descriptions,respectively.2.1.8. ConnectorsAfter you click Connectors from the left pane of the Project Preferences dialog, the parameteroptions are as shown.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  35. 35. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 29Define parameters of bolts and welds:• For Default type, select a default weld/bolt type (workshop or site)• Under Bolts, you can select a standard (database) of bolts used in the software• Under Colors, you can specify the color of the following types of connectors displayed indrawings: workshop, site, or out-of-date (these are no longer current connectors afterchanges have been made in a structure model)Specify bolt parameters:• Select a method of assigning colors to bolts: by type, by grade, or by diameter.• Determine a rounding up length of bolts - in the software, the bolt length is automaticallycalculated for connections of elements. The default value for rounding up length is 5 mm,which you can modify. A value of this parameter is saved with the project in a DWG file.2.1.9. StandardsAfter you click Standards from the left pane of the Project Preferences dialog, the parameteroptions are as shown.Use these options to select standards used in AutoCAD® Structural Detailing: a standard ofthe steel structure design and a drawing standard (drawings of steel structure elements). Aselected drawing standard imposes designations (such as hatching symbols) that are valid inthe country from which the standard originates.Available standards:• Structural standardo Eurocode 3o Polish code PN-90/B-03200o French code CM66o Russian code SNiP II-23-81• Drawing standard (corresponding to a structural standard)o ISO 129o Russian code GOST 21.101-972.1.10. Project InfoAfter you click Project Info from the left pane of the Project Preferences dialog, the parameteroptions are as shown.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  36. 36. page: 30 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User GuideUse the edit fields to enter general information about the project. These fields correspond tothe variables used in cells of tables included in drawings and in printout headers:Office - VAR_OFFICEInvestor - VAR_INVESTORProject name - VAR_PROJ_NAMEProject No. - VAR_PROJ_NUMAddress - VAR_ADDRESSDesigned - VAR_DESIGNERVerified - VAR_VERIFRevision - VAR_REVDate - VAR_DATEAdditional variables:Scale - VAR_SCALEPage No. - VAR_PAGENOSee also:Parameters - variables2.2. Preferences2.2.1. PreferencesUse this option to adopt basic parameters used in AutoCAD® Structural Detailing.To begin working with preferences, open the Options dialog from:• Menu: Steel / Preferences• Ribbon: ASD - Model / Settings / Preferences• Toolbar: General / Preferences• Command line : RBCS_PREF.Click the Steel tab:• In the left pane, use the selection tree (shown below) from to specify a programpreference option© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  37. 37. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 31• In the right pane, specify parameters for the option selected on the left.See also:Project preferences2.2.2. General settingsAfter you click General settings from the left pane of the Structural Detailing tab (theAutoCAD® Options dialog), you can select a drawing template and a workspace name (suchas ASD, ASD Classic) for AutoCAD® Structural Detailing modules.Available countries for which the working language may be selected:Great Britain PolandUSA FranceItaly SpainRussia Germany.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  38. 38. page: 32 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide2.2.3. Display settingsAfter you click Display settings from the left pane of the Steel tab, the parameter options areas shown.Under Display, specify which elements to display in the drawing area:• Workframes• Matching marks• Connection marks• Symbols of assemblies• Symbols of groups• Symbols of schemes• Bolts• Welds.If Redraw acceleration is selected, then when an entire structure is displayed, a part ofstructure elements will not be shown (for example, connection details or connection symbols)due to an acceleration of model display on the screen. It is recommended to activate thisoption in the case of large structures.Under Clipping presets, specify values for distances between clipping planes and UCS.For Marking of machinings, select a color of machinings made in elements of a structuremodel.2.2.4. ProfilesAfter you click Profiles from the left pane of the Steel tab, the parameter options are as shown.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  39. 39. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 33Define display parameters for bar profiles:• For Profile display:o Axis only - if this is selected, a profile (bar) will be displayed as a line connectingthe beginning point and end point of the profile.o Without roundings - if this is selected, a simplified view of a profile (withoutroundings) will be displayed.o Detailed - if this is selected, a profile (bar) will be displayed with all the details.• Local coordinate system - if this is selected, the local coordinate system will be displayedfor all profiles defined in the project.• Bounding boxes - if this is selected, bounding boxes will be displayed for all profilesdefined in the project.• Centerline - if this is selected, the bar axis will be displayed for all profiles defined in theproject (regardless of which option has been chosen in the Profile display field).• Insertion line - if this is selected, the line of profile insertion will be displayed for allprofiles defined in the project. This may be applied to present profile offsets.2.2.5. PlatesAfter you click Plates from the left pane of the Steel tab, the parameter options are as shown.Specify display parameters for the defined plates:• Local coordinate system - if this is selected, the local coordinate system will bedisplayed for all plates defined in the project.• Bounding boxes - if this is selected, plate bounding boxes will be displayed for allplates defined in the project.• Middle surface - if this is selected, the middle surface will be displayed for all platesdefined in the project.• Insertion plane - if this is selected, the insertion plane will be displayed for all platesdefined in the project. This option may be applied in offset presentation.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  40. 40. page: 34 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide2.2.6. WorkframesAfter you click Workframes from the left pane of the Steel tab, the parameter options are asshown.Specify display parameters for the defined workframes:• The Line type list contains all line types available in the AutoCAD® project. Select aline type applied to lines of the workframes displayed in a structure model.• Under Labels:o Show labels - lets you switch the description of workframe lines on or off.o Frame shape - specify the shape of descriptions of workframe lines (round,rectangular, or without frame).o Text style - from the list of all text styles available in the AutoCAD®project, selecta text style applied to descriptions of lines belonging to the workframes presentedin a structure model.• Show workframe only in UCS plane - if this is selected, only these workframe lineswhich are positioned in the active local coordinate system are presented in the model.2.2.7. ConnectionsAfter you click Connections from the left pane of the Steel tab, the parameter options are asshown.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  41. 41. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 35Specify display parameters for labels of defined connections (spheres), assemblies, andgroups:• Under Connections:o Size - define the size of the connection symbolo Relative to the screen - if this is selected, the size is expressed as a percentageo In absolute drawing units - if this is selected, the size is expressed in units used inAutoCAD®• Under Assemblies:o Color - select a color for the assembly symbolo Size - define the size of the assembly symbolo Relative to the screen - if this is selected, the size is expressed as a percentageo In absolute drawing units - if this is selected, the size is expressed in units used inAutoCAD®• Under Groups:o Color - select a color for the group symbolo Size - define the size of the group symbolo Relative to the screen - if this is selected, the size is expressed as a percentageo In absolute drawing units - if this is selected, the size is expressed in units used inAutoCAD®• Under Schemes:o Color - select a color for the scheme symbolo Size - define the size of the scheme symbolo Relative to the screen - if this is selected, the size is expressed as a percentageo In absolute drawing units - if this is selected, the size is expressed in units used inAutoCAD®2.2.8. Bolts and weldsAfter you click Bolts and welds from the left pane of the Steel tab, the parameter options areas shown.Specify display parameters for the defined bolts and welds:• Under Bolt display:o Simplified - if this is selected, bolts will be displayed as a line fragment (segment)o Exact - if this is selected, bolts will be displayed with all shape details• Under Weld display:© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  42. 42. page: 36 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guideo Simplified - line - if this is selected, welds will be displayed as a line fragment(segment)o Full body - if this is selected, welds will be displayed with shape details displayed• Under Mark:o Show marks - use this to switch on/off the display of a weld mark. A mark shapealso determines a weld type (see the drawing below which presents marks ofseveral weld types).An extension line on which a weld mark is positioned isalways perpendicular to the weld.o Size - define the size of a weld marko Relative to the screen - if this is selected, the size is expressed as a percentageo In absolute drawing units - if this is selected, the size is expressed in units used inAutoCAD®Indicating a weld mark results in selecting a weld in a drawing.3. OBJECT INSPECTOR3.1. Description of Object InspectorThe Object Inspector is a tool that manages elements (objects) included in a project created inAutoCAD® Structural Detailing. By standard, the Inspector dialog displays in the programwindow, next to the graphical model definition field.Important tasks carried out by the Object Inspector include:• Presenting the project contents in the appropriate order (sequence).• Selecting elements subjected to actions of a selected command.• Presenting and modifying project element properties (these may be single elements orwhole objects).• Activating the commands applied to a particular selection (it depends on the inspectormode).• Defining, verifying and modifying groups.• Verifying and modifying positions.• Filtering model elements (objects).• Creating and managing drawing documentation of a project.3.2. Object InspectorThe Object Inspector dialog is located to the left of the graphical model definition. The widthof the dialog is adjustable to allow as much space as possible for the area of graphical modeldefinition.The Object Inspector dialog (shown below) is divided into three parts:• Options that enable filtering model elements.• Six tabs containing lists (set) of project elements depending on the stage of the designprocess (modeling / positions / printouts).• A table presenting properties of selected objects.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  43. 43. AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User Guide page: 37At the top of the dialog there are options for filtering the number of elements displayed on thetabs. Filters enable the user to decrease the number of model elements shown in thegraphical editor viewer.The selection list contains the list of filters defined by the user in the current project.Open the filter by clicking .The filter list (defined in the Filter definition dialog) contains three default filters (which cannotbe deleted):• All objects - cancels any filter and displays all objects defined in the current project on thelist.• Current selection - an element list is limited to the elements that are currently selected ina model presented in the field of graphical model definition.• Hide current selection - hides elements currently selected in a model presented in thefield of graphical model definition (if there are no objects selected, then none of them canbe hidden).Click the Apply button to activate the filter. All objects defined by the filter are displayed on thelist (even if they do not satisfy a filtering condition) until the next filtering operation.Once the Filter definition dialog is closed, the list of filters defined is available in the ObjectInspector dialog.If the Use filtering on screen option is selected, the model graphical editor will display only theelements that are shown on the list in the Inspector dialog.© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved
  44. 44. page: 38 AutoCAD Structural Detailing - Steel - User GuideThe dialog also includes the following tabs:• Model• Parts edition• Positions• Printouts• Templates• Structural Detailing Center.The current list of objects defined in the project in AutoCAD® Structural Detailing – Steeldisplay on successive tabs. Each of the tabs presents elements in different stages of a designprocess; therefore, each comprises different types of objects organized in a slightly differentmanner.The bottom part of the dialog contains a table that displays properties of elements selectedfrom the list. Table characteristics include:• If one of the elements is selected, then the table presents all properties of a selectedelement• If several objects of the same type are selected, then the table presents all the fields withproperties relevant to the selected element type, however, only the values that arecommon for all the elements are presented; the remaining fields are empty (yet they maybe changed)• If several objects of different types are selected, the table presents only the fields withproperties that are common for all object types.The first table column displays the name of a property (information), while the second tabledisplays its current value.The table with object properties designed to present these object properties that are importantfrom the engineering viewpoint. It usually shows only basic information (properties). Not all thepieces of information displayed in the table can be changed.See also:Object list3.3. ModelUse this tab of the Object Inspector dialog to manage elements of a project model.The following model objects defined in a structure are available on this tab:• Profiles• Plates© 2010 Autodesk, Inc. All rights reserved

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