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How is a new camera type created in the camera list and added to a process with its own drawing style?

  • Software:

    Autodesk Advance Steel
  • Module

    Detailing
  • Question:

    How is a new camera type created in the camera list and added to a process with its own drawing style?
  • Type:

    General
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Answer

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How is a new camera type created in the camera list and added to a process with its own drawing style

Step 1. Create a new camera type.

To create a new camera type for the camera properties drop-down list, you must access the "AstorBase.mdb" database in: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Graitec\AdvanceSteel\2010\Steel\Data. In the "CameraTypes" table add a row with the field name you want, for example, "Test".

How is a new camera type created in the camera list and added to a process with its own drawing style

How is a new camera type created in the camera list and added to a process with its own drawing style

Step 2. Create a new camera, "Model objects".

For this new camera to appear in the "Process/Objects selection/Model Objects" field it, access the "AstorDetailsBase.mdb" database in: C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Graitec\AdvanceSteel\2010\Kernel\Data. In the "DetailProcessSelection" table add a row according to the process you want to use: "Selected cameras" or "All cameras".

For the new camera type named "Test":

- For "selected cameras process" enter "Selected Cameras Test" in the "RunName" field and "SELECTIONSET CLASS(CAMERA) TYPE(Test)" in the "Text" field.
- For "all cameras process" enter "All Cameras Test" in the "RunName" field and "ALL CLASS(CAMERA) TYPE(Test)" in the "Text" field.

How is a new camera type created in the camera list and added to a process with its own drawing style

How is a new camera type created in the camera list and added to a process with its own drawing style

Step 3. Create a new drawing style.

If this camera type should have its own drawing style, create a drawing style with the "New" command, or modify a copied drawing style, using the "Copy" command, in the "Drawing style manager". Create this drawing style in the "Camera" category. For this example, a drawing style, named "Test", is created.

How is a new camera type created in the camera list and added to a process with its own drawing style

Step 4. Create a new drawing process.

Create a new process with the "New" command, or modify a copied process, using the "Copy" command, in the "Drawing Process Manager". Create this process in the "Cameras-All" or "Cameras-Selected" category according to the camera selection.
In the "Model objects" field choose the camera selection (filter) you created in the database in Step 2.
In the "Drawing styles" properties select the drawing style you created in Step 3.

How is a new camera type created in the camera list and added to a process with its own drawing style