|Zooming in to do detail work and slowing down your computer. Primarily working in plan view.
||Imported drawings/linework from AutoCAD can slow you down. Trace reference turned on and background views are complicated can slow you down. Morphs or other things that are drawing the linework on the fly can slow you down. Try turning off certain layers to troubleshoot where your issue is.
|Schedules and their correct layers when you access them for editing.
||If you have an object that is hidden or locked, use Command or control L (Mac vs PC) to open up the layer settings dialogue box. Select the option to show and unlock all layers and then go back to your object on your schedule and it is now editible. A schedule is also a viewpoint in our project just like a plan view or section view, etc. You can change the settings for the view of your schedule in the view map or you can create a new clone folder and clone the schedules. The best work around is to set up the layers before you create a view then save the view from the schedule with the right layers. You will then be locked into those layers, but at least you’d have the layers you want. There are two types of schedules. You either list all your objects or you have only one object for each and then put a quantity for it.
|Refreshing schedules after editing without having to change the field order to force the update.
||Command Option R or View>Refresh>Rebuild to update your schedule.
|Finding center of 2D line when moving a 3D element
||When you draw a 2D line then move your cursor over it you will see a tick mark for the center if it is set to Half Way Point. You can get rid of that if you change it to divisions. In AC 18 they seem to have gotten rid of the middle snap unless you turn it on.
|Creating a simple object like an electrical outlet in 3D and 2D.
||You can create an object by combining more than one object with 2D elements, put in hotspots where you want to be able to snap to it, select allthe elements of the new object, go to File>Libraries and Objects>Save Selection as>Object. Then name it and file it. There is a lesson on this in Week 21 in creating 3D and 2D elements. Definition of GDL.
|How to get object placement to 2 click
||With an object there are controls at the top of the page for one click or two clicks. In the one click option you can get the ghost of the object to appear by going to Options>Work Environment>On-Screen Options>check box to Show Ghost Bounding Box of Objects.
|How to show other elevation levels without introducing new stories?
||The best way is to draw a line, label it, and then cut and paste it on all sections and elevations. If you want it to show up automatically you have to create a story.