Many of you have probably had a dabble with AutoCAD Structural Detailing and placed a few 3D connections on a steel structure using the automated macros and not really taken it any further! The process of creating fabrication drawings is surprisingly fast and efficient providing you have a good set of templates and a basic understanding of the workflow.
In this tutorial I thought I would share the process of going from a 3D ASD model to finished fabrication drawings. We will be looking at the following features:
- Element Positioning – The process of assigning unique marks to each object.
- Grouping – Organising objects into assemblies
- Using Templates
- Creating Printouts