ACA-Multiple Levels in 1 FIle (Residential+) -1 Introduction





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Published on Nov 30, 2011

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An Intro into my own system to build multiple levels in ONE file rather than using the project navigator.
Using Customised Lisp routine & Layer Key Style I can control the model for different 'Views' depending on working requirements (ie. Level 1 Electrical, Level 2 Presentation etc.
Requires clean blocks (no layers inbuilt) and some understanding but is relatively simple to operate.
Controls heights so walls drawn at 2nd level stay at 2nd level.
VERY useful for rendering projects (making the process much more efficient). I often re-render projects as I go! Materials are not a problem across x-ref's. Only 1 definition of an aecMaterial/render material to deal with.

More tips to come especially on my beloved Roof Object - discover all the ability of this way underdone tool in AutoCAD Architecture since it's first release. Add points, overlap, curves, round, cut holes, etc. Yes it's all there!!

Link to Odin's excellant Article on rendering in Autocad and the problems with X-Ref's and render materials.

Corrections to Video -
I said (layer) 1 - I meant 0. (don't draw on layer 0 (model space) except when creating blocks).
I said stair was a construct - of course it's on a layer but by using a plus sign I imitate the idea of a "spanning construct".

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