Thank you. It just looks so rather plain and simple considering all the Steelwork involved, for a basic Shopfront. To put it in Context, it had to reflect and be sympathetic to the adjacent shopfront which is out of site in the image.
Yes, it was a really good one to work on. Not many External Contractors, but I co-ordinated all the information. After producing the Model, DWG versions were issued to the HVAC Contractor and the Glazing Contractor. both in 3D format and 2D, (Sections etc.). Due to the tight time scales dictated by the Client, (as usual!), the Glazing manufacture was started on day one, before any works started on site. Therefore they relied on the drawings to produce the Glazing element. Obviously I had to make sure the Steel Contractor manufactured to the mm. They were also issued to the Stone Contractor as well, so that they could produce their proposal for the support system. This was then overlaid on the Model by myself to make sure there were no clashes.
Bizarrely, I never though to use shadows. I missed a trick there!
Skalp was used to generate the Sections, along with the Dashed Lines feature to add the Overlays, (after an excellent tutorial by @DaveR. Using that more and more in my work now ).
All the Sections are from the Main Single Model. There were some changes along the way, and by using a single model, I could make sure and spot any potential clashes caused by the changes. I then modified other elements of the Model to incorporate the changes.
Once thing I need to do is make more use of the Description Field in the Component Dialogue, which means pulling the information into Layout Annotations would be more efficient. Everyday is a learning day I guess.
Absolutely agree with that. I’m working on, (taken over), another project where, so far, the drawings have been produced in what I call the old fashioned AutoCAD way, ie. each elevation and plan is a separate drawing in the Model. Depending on the modifications, it can sometimes mean making changes to 4 or 5 different drawings just to show one modification. Always a danger of missing something I think. I’ve produced a Model from these drawings and am producing all my drawings from that instead. Also, the Client loves the fact that they can see the proposal in 3D! Again, it shows any potential clashes between various elements.