FURCHAN
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Architectural Production Software 2005

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Compatible with AutoCAD Versions: 2000, 2000i, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

FURRING CHANNELS

Component of the Detailer command that draws furring channels (resilient & hat) in section and elevation.

User configurable options: 

See Furring Channels in the Section/Detail Cmds section of the APS Configuration Utility

Layers:

Known limitations:

Alternate uses:

 

SAMPLE FURCHAN COMMAND SYNTAX:

Command:
Command: FURCHAN

The following dialog will appear:

The button will take you to the main selection screen of the detailer command.

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

There are two types of channels that we may choose from; resilient and hat channels. The hat channels come in a variety of sizes so we have allowed you to specify the size needed. Press any of the preset buttons or enter a size in the appropriate box to change the size for your channel. 

There are three ways to insert these channels. We will demonstrate each of the three methods of insertion.

 

[Single channel section]

For this example we will insert a resilient channel. Select it's image and press .

Select corner point of the furring channel or <Enter> to center:

Either select the corner point or press <Enter> or <Space> to center the channel. 

[Corner point option]

Selected the corner point (from above). The endpoint and intersection snaps are added to your running object snaps if not already being used.

 

Enter direction along long side of furring channel or [A]ng[L]e/[D]irection dialog:

Ortho is turned on for this point. (Turn it off with <F8> or to draw other angles.) Select a point, enter an angle, or press "A", "L", or "D" and use the AngLe/Direction dialog. Note: When drawing a line, the length of the line does not affect the length of the channel.

 

Side for furring channel thickness:

Select the side for the channel to be drawn. The white dashed line that appears is to show the direction that the channel is going to be drawn. This is especially helpful in selecting a side when you specify an angle without other objects around for reference.

 

--the channel is drawn--

[End - Corner point option]

 

[Centered option]

Since there is not much call for centering a resilient channel we will assume that a hat channel was selected for this example.

Enter center point for furring channel:

Select the center point for the channel. The midpoint snap is added to your running object snaps if not already being used.

 

Enter second point along centerline of furring channel or [A]ng[L]e/[D]irection dialog:

Ortho is turned on for this point. (Turn it off with <F8> or to draw other angles.) Select a point, enter an angle, or press "A", "L", or "D" and use the AngLe/Direction dialog. Note: When drawing a line, the length of the line does not affect the thickness of the channel.

 

--the channel is drawn--

[End - Centered option]

 

[End - Single channel section]

 

 

[Side view (elevation)]

There is no need to select the channel type (resilient or hat) for this view. The elevation view is the same for both channel types.

Select start point for furring channels (on stud/structure side):

Select the first point for the channel. The endpoint and intersection snaps are added to your running object snaps if not already being used.

 

Select end point or [D]ist/[L]ength/direction dialog:

Ortho is turned on for this point. (Turn it off with <F8> or to draw other angles.) Select the second point for the channel or press "D" or "L" and use the Distance/Length & direction dialog. This time the endpoint, intersection and perpendicular object snaps are added to your running snaps if they are not being used already.

 

Select side for thickness:

Select the side for the channel.

 

-the channel is drawn-

[End - Side view (elevation)]

 

 

[Multiple channel sections]

When you select the "Multiple channel sections" method of insertion the "Channel spacing" portion is activated so that you may enter an "on center" spacing for the furring channels. When the spacing is set, press .

 

Select start point for furring channels (on stud/structure side):

Select the first point for the channel. The endpoint and intersection snaps are added to your running object snaps if not already being used.

 

Select end point or [D]ist/[L]ength/direction dialog:

Ortho is turned on for this point. (Turn it off with <F8> or to draw other angles.) Select the second point for the channel or press "D" or "L" and use the Distance/Length & direction dialog. This time the endpoint, intersection and perpendicular object snaps are added to your running snaps if they are not being used already.

 

Select side for thickness:

Select the side for the channels.

 

-the channels are drawn-

[End - Multiple channel sections]

 

Solutions to common questions and problems with this command

 

Related Commands

DETAILER  A dialog for selecting one of the many materials that can be drawn.

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