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Hi Master Script
for holes in wall i use windows > openings > W round openings or W rectangular openings. I little modificed them, they drawing the special symbol on plan. For information using element label.
In label is presented WH and level of center of round hole and bottom of rectangular hole with entered text "alt."
As I have promised, I will build a free custom object each month. The first object I am going to build is a sea container requested by PHSantos from Portugal.
He has asked for a standard size shipping container with standard dimensions. He has send me drawings of a sea container.
PHSantos, I have a few questions:
-can you post a picture of such a container.
-what are you planning to use the container for? Do you wish to use it only for exterior views (3D or elevations) or also on sections?
-How detailed do you want it to be? I don't think you need every bold and screw, that won't be realistic?
-the sea container you have send me has the dimensions (width x length x height) 8' x 40' x 9'6". Is this the only size?
Meanwhile you can all post new requests for next month free custom objects here.
Thank you mate!...I really appreciate your generous offer!
The thing is... I've been doing some research, and I found that there's a lot of architects making pretty good projects using it as a kind of "lego" blocks.
In the picture you can see a single container, a standard dimensions table, as well as a small example of what can be done with this amazing modular structure.
So... IMO, the object would have this parameters:
01. Length standard dimension (2d/3d editable hotspots);
02. Angle Doors opening (2d/3d editable hotspots);
03. On/off Doors (2d/3d editable hotspots);
04. On/off Right wall (2d/3d editable hotspots);
05. On/off Left wall (2d/3d editable hotspots);
06. On/off Rear wall (2d/3d editable hotspots);
07. On/off Roof (2d/3d editable hotspots);
08. On/off Floor (2d/3d editable hotspots);
09. On/off Hardware, namely door pivots and lock;
09. Material Doors (Interior/Exterior);
10. Material Right wall (Interior/Exterior);
11. Material Left wall (Interior/Exterior);
12. Material Rear wall (Interior/Exterior);
13. Material Roof (Interior/Exterior);
14. Material Floor (Interior/Exterior);
Regarding the level of detail:
- It doesn't need to represent bold and screws, just the main geometry;
- It would be viewed in 3d/2d/Sections as well in schedules;
- It have to represent all the structural columns and beams;
- Edges may all be sharp;
- The corrugated sheet may appear only in small scales;
- Beams and columns may be hollowed only in small scales;
It also would be:
- A single object with no macros;
- Scale sensitive;
- FPCP (Floor Plan Cut Plan) sensitive;
- Imperial/Metric sensitive;
Sorry braza, no news today, I have been creating a zone section label, on which I had my mind for a long time. Now finally someone asked about it, so i decided to create it. You can see the result here.
I am making progress though on the sea container, but I only reserve a hours or so per day to work on it, please be patient.
Because the container is build up with different components, each has its own specific needs, I build these elements first.
This is what it looks like when put together.
I already understand it can be high-polygon object, so I create detaillevel controls.
btw, don't mind the colors
At first I did copy and paste, but only to get the right dimensions, these feet and inches are killing me
I will use only the code of this macro, but only the parts I need. The container only has straight walls.
1.Select one line in the drawing that has a feet dimension;
2.Draw another line over it with the metric correspondence;
3.Select all the drawing;
4.Use the "Change size" tool with a graphical method;
5.Select the first and last node of the line in feet dimension and then stretch it to the metric line end.
I alway do this to convert drawings in imperial units.
I am sort of doing that, but the problem is that the 2D drawing is inaccurate. At first I did the resizing, but then I noticed that sections and elevations did not align properly. Also 2 lines never intersect in a corner.
I first have to draw the lines according to the dimension, which is set in feet. So I have to set the working units to feet and inches. Then when I save an object I would rather have millimeter, so I set it back.