Draft it Help

 

The next stage is to draw our building profile. Select the walls button Walls button and the 'Wall Settings' dialog box is displayed. Her you can set/change the current wall type. Change the settings to those shown below.

 

wall settings dialog box

 

Click OK to exit the dialog box and the command prompt reads:

 

Give Start Point:

We will now create the outer wall profile to the dimensions shown below.

Drawing the External Walls overview

 

We need to place 'point 1' toward the top-left of the drawing area. After you have clicked this point you will notice that Draft it Architectural draws a dynamic wall from the point indicated to the cursor. Move the cursor down below 'point 1' toward 'point 2'.

 

You will notice that the Ribbon has changed to display a Command Specific Ribbon for drawing walls. The wall ribbon group has two options, these are 'Justification' and 'External Side'. Ensure that the 'Justification' is set to 'Right' and 'External Side' is set to 'Right'.

 

Outside face

 

 

Parallel to the wall the word 'Outside' is displayed to clearly show which is the wall external face. It is important that the external face of adjoining walls match to ensure that the corners are tidied up correctly. The easiest wall to draw orthogonal walls is to use Arrow Key Input. Press the down arrow key down arrow key, type '10500' and press enter key. The first wall section is drawn.

 

Press the keyboard right arrow key right arrow key, type '4500' and press enter key.

 

 

You can see how easy it is to create the walls. Continue as follows.

Press the keyboard up arrow key up arrow key, type '2500' and press enter key.

Press the keyboard right arrow key right arrow key, type '2500' and press enter key.

Press the keyboard down arrow key down arrow key, type '1000' and press enter key.

Press the keyboard right arrow key right arrow key, type '3500' and press enter key.

Press the keyboard up arrow key up arrow key, type '9000' and press enter key.

 

Now typec keyto close the wall profile. The finished wall profile should like the picture below.

 

finished External Wall profile