Thanks to Building Information Modeling, common data is studied in the architectural and structural projecting process. In the system that allows architects and engineers to work together on the same structure, the project is modeled once and "Full Integration" is achieved. Architectural plan and structural plan are two separate modes of operation within the same project and exactly overlap each other.

Layer settings are automatically arranged for both architectural and structural works in the same project file with the features of Make Compatible with Architecture and Make Compatible with Structural.

Make Compatible With Architecture

Make compatible with architecture command automatically arranges the layers of a project made with ideCAD Structural according to the ideCAD Architectural. The ideCAD automatically closes some open layers and automatically opens some layers.

  • After opening the project , click the Make Compatible With Architectural icon in the ribbon menu .

  • Except for the sketch and rigid diaphragm layers, all layers that concern the architectural are opened.

The table below contains the sub layers that are closed and opened in the drawing details tab in the layer settings dialog.

Closed layers

Column ID

Column dimensioning

Column support ID

Column support size

Beam pattern

Beam ID

Beam dimensioning

Shearwall pattern

Shearwall ID

Shearwall size

Coupling beam dimensioning

Strip footing ID

Strip footing size

Single footing ID

Single footing dimensioning

Pool wall ID

Pool cantilever slab ID

Pool surface ID

Drop down layers

Column plaster

The table below shows the initial state of a project saved in the ideCAD Structural, when it was opened in the ideCAD Architectural, and its state after the architecture was applied.

Before make compatible with architecture

After make compatible with architecture

Make Compatible With Structural

Make compatible with structural command automatically arranges the layers of a project made with ideCAD Architectural according to the ideCAD Structural. The ideCAD automatically closes some open layers and automatically opens some layers.

  • After opening the project , click the Make Compatible With Structural icon.

  • All layers concerning structural are opened.

The table below contains the layers that are closed in the layer settings dialog and the sub layers that are closed and opened in the drawing details tab.

Closed layers

Terrain

Roof

Roof hole

Roof plane

Wall

Shearwall

Light/Camera

Door/Window

Railing

Zone

Zone hole

Zone edge

Sweep

Jamb

3D geometric object

Exterior veneer

Closed sub-layers

Column plaster

Drop down layers

Column ID

Column dimensioning

Column support ID

Column support size

Beam pattern

Beam ID

Beam dimensioning

Shearwall hatch

Shearwall ID

Shearwall size

Coupling beam dimensioning

Strip footing ID

Strip footing size

Single footing ID

Single footing dimensioning

Pool wall ID

Pool cantilever slab ID

Pool surface ID

In the following table, the initial state of a project saved in the ideCAD Architectural when it was opened in the ideCAD Structural and the after the make compatible with structural was applied.

Before make compatible with structural

After make compatible with structural


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