Using the Union Command | Joining Solids
|Fig.13- Your drawing should be looking like this when using the Hidden mode from the Visual Styles list|
Now let’s add some geometric forms to our model and do the concept; Wanting it to have a more architectural look as a commercial building, we will be lightening the reception hall with a covering dome and providing it with a panoramic elevator serving the building on the side.
Also, three openings along the main façade and nicely decorated by a frontal triangular element on the top will do the lightning to our office spaces through the glazy windows. Likely, it is good to provide some big openings connecting the reception level to the outside.
And so, starting from creating those elements, all you have to do is to draw five rectangles equally distributed along with the 9 units length of the base box. To do so we will use the appropriate tools, as follows:
1- First, draw a line of 9 units in length parallel or overriding the similar lower edge of the model. Type "Divide" or "DIV" in the command prompt box. Then at the Select object to divide: prompt, select the last line drawn, and press Enter.
Using the Editing Tools for the 3D Solids
Creating Complex Primitives
|Fig.17- The suggested measurement to follow to draw the three openings.|
Drawing Standard Top, Front, and Right-Side Views
If you have created a 3D model of a building using solids as we did in this chapter, you can use the tools described in the next section to generate 2D elevation drawings from your 3D solid model.
➤ A good application of the Attributes’ Blocks is to use them in creating Title_Blocks.
Setting Up a File with a Title Block
What is Layout in AutoCAD?
Creating New LAYOUTS and VIEWPORTS
- Polygonal allows you to draw a viewport with any shape you want. Think of it as drawing a polyline and using C to close it at the end of the drafting.
- The Object allows you to turn any sealed object into a viewport; draw a circle and try it.