How do you create a drawing of the element's axes, with labels that include the section name, length and dimensions that measure the dist...
Software:Autodesk Advance Steel
Question:How do you create a drawing of the element's axes, with labels that include the section name, length and dimensions that measure the distance between the nodes and extremities?
Axes drawings are usually used for truss, joist assemblies or models with a great number of linear elements in which a simpler drawing is needed. Because these drawings are usually used before the design of the assembly or building, between the architect, designer, and draftsman, only overview information is represented in them:
- Dimensions between nodes
- Profile sections obtained from the designer's calculations
- Section lengths
Usually additional information, like element length and dimensions between the nodes must be found in this type of drawing.
Label information and placement:
To include the axis length of the element in the label perform the following steps:
2. Go to the "Labeling strategy" item in "Object presentation\Beam - All".
3. Create a new labeling strategy and give it a name that is easy to understand (e.g. Section Name Object Length)
If the drawing is needed for calculations to determine the sections to use for the Top Chord, Bottom Chord, Diagonals and Verticals then the designer will need the distance between the nodes to determine the buckling length, thus the "Axis length" token must be used in the drawing style.
There is also a default that controls the same distance called "Minimum distance between labels and the other objects". It can be found in MT in the "Drawing-Presentation" group. For the default value to be considered in the drawings the value must be set between the "Min. Distance" and "Max Distance". If the value is not set between these limits then the labels will be placed with the "Min. Distance" value.
If you want to place the label on the line then select the "Arrange in object center" option, the min. and max. distances will be grayed if this option is selected. The label will start from the center of the line.
In the example the default value is set to 1.00 and the minimum distance to 1.00.
The drawing was created with a 1:20 scale on an A0 prototype.
After these modifications on the labels the drawing should look as follows:
To create 2 dimension chains, one on each direction, between the nodes of the structure perform the following steps:
2. Go to the "View dimensions" item and add a new dimension strategy (e.g. "Dimensions X,Y - Nodes").