APS-CONFIG - Door and Window Elevation Commands
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Architectural Production Software 2005

DOOR AND WINDOW ELEVATION COMMANDS

Main Configuration Dialog
Door and Window Elevation Commands

Configuration dialog:

Click on an area of the dialog below to go to the description for that area:

The button keeps changes made and takes you back to the Main Configuration Dialog.

The button discards changes made and takes you back to the Main Configuration Dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

 

Breakdown of configuration options

Layer Control  

Commands affected:  C-BIFOLD, C-BIPASS, C-DDOOR, C-OHEAD, C-PATDOOR, C-SDOOR, C-SLIDER, O-DDOOR, O-OHEAD, O-PATDOOR, O-SDOOR, O-SLIDER

Note:  The commands shown in this image and the images below have been taken from the Architectural Symbols set of commands. The list of commands shown will match those listed in the "Commands affected" list above.

 

 

Choose the layer control method you would like to use from the choices listed. You may create all new objects on whichever layer is current at the time or you may assign a layer to each of the commands. To assign layers to each of the commands select "Assign layers...to use" as shown above and then click on a command name from the list in the box (scroll down for more as needed). The following dialog will appear:

 

Edit the layer properties for the command selected as needed and press "OK" to save them. 

 

For those with the APS Layer Control System component loaded

If you have either the complete APS system or have the Layer Control system component loaded you may also use layer types for your layer control. 

To use layer types select "Assign layers using layer types" like shown above then select a command from the list in the box (scroll down as needed). The following dialog will appear:

Choose a layer type from your list of layer types like shown here at left.

There are two ways to use layer types: "Single Layer Assignment" or with "Layer Schemes". Set which of these types of layer control methods you would like to use in the Layer Control Configuration dialog.

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Plan Location When Drawing Elevations

Command affected:  DWELEV

When drawing door and window elevations the DWELEV command needs to know which side of the finish floor line to draw the door and window blocks. You may draw the elevations at any angle. The plan position is relative to the elevation being drawn. If the plan is located in the direction that is up for the elevation being drawn then it is considered above the elevation. If the plan is located in the direction that is down in the elevation being drawn then it is considered below the elevation.

This allows the elevations to be drawn around a plan like in the image above. In this image the plan would be considered "Above the elevation" no matter which elevation you were working on. Select where you usually place the plan relative to the elevation you are drawing.

For more on drawing elevations like in the image above see Drawing elevations around a plan in the Tips & Tricks area.

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Insert Door Blocks With Grids

Command affected:  DWELEV

When inserting door elevations that have lites (windows) in them you have the option of always inserting them with grids. Check this box to draw grids in all the doors that have lites.

When the box is checked the dialog above appears so that you may select the default grid style to use. Select the image of the style that you would like to use.

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Insert Window Blocks With Grids

Command affected:  DWELEV

When inserting window elevations you have the option of always inserting them with grids. Check this box to draw grids in all the windows.

When the box is checked the above dialog appears so that you may select the default grid style to use. Select the image of the style that you would like to use.

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