With the Vault Settings command, settings such as chord count, elevation, height, drawing, material selection, structural material can be accessed.

Location of Vault Settings Dialog

Vault, which appears after the Vault command is run, is also available in the auxiliary toolbar.

In the Architectural Program

You can access under the ribbon menu Drawings tab, Text title.

In Structural Program

You can access under the ribbon menu, Drawings tab, Text title.

General Tab


Vault ID

The name of the vault is entered.

Chord count

When creating arc or curvilinear vaults, it is entered in how many pieces they will be formed. As the count of pieces increases, the vault lines get rounded.


The level of the lowest point of the vault is entered from the story floor.


The thickness of the vault coating is entered.

Costum size

If this option is selected, vault width and vault height can be entered in the information boxes on the right.

Original size

If this option is checked, the line, arc, etc. selected for the vault section. the dimensions of the objects are used.


It is selected by clicking one of the right or left options. It is determined whether the thickness of the vault (in the Z direction) will be inward or outward. If left is selected, the thickness is given outward, if right is selected, it is given inward.


The alignment of the vault in the plan is selected. Right, middle and left options determine where the vault axis will pass (where the vault will be defined). It refers to the vault defined from the upper right according to the viewing direction, defined in the middle and defined from the lower left. The nodes at the ends of the vault defined from below are located at the lower corners, and the upper corners defined from the top. The nodal points of the vault defined from the middle are located in the middle of the vault end edges.

Edge type

The edge type of the vault eave is determined.

Textures Tab



The material to be used on the surfaces of the vault is selected from the list. Surfaces are covered with the selected material and displayed as such in renderings.

Texture length is entered into the world length. For example; If 1 is entered, the selected material texture is taken as 1 meter and covered on the relevant walls.

In the angle, the angle of the texture is entered.

Touch the U and V offset. The motion value in the x and y plane is entered.

With U and V mirroring, the texture is symmetrical with respect to the y and x planes.

By selecting the single material option, the material selected in "Base face" is used on all surfaces of the vault.

Line Type

Line type of the line forming the vault is selected in the plan. Clicking the down arrow buttons to the right of the boxes opens the list of line types. From this list, the desired line type is selected by clicking the left mouse button.

Structural Tab


Structural material

Select the structural material to be used in the vault element from the list. Static material can be defined as a reinforced concrete element under Materials in Building Tree.

Dead load

Fixed external loads, except the reinforced concrete weight of the vault, which consists of thickness, are entered.

Live load

The moving load value to be used in the calculation of the vault is entered.

Finite element width

Enter the maximum finite element width to be taken as basis in shell calculation. The program analyzes shells by dividing them into trapezoidal form finite elements. Finite element width is automatically adjusted according to the shell shape, provided that it does not exceed the value entered in this row.

Components Tab

Add Building Components : Assigns the building materials defined for detailed building components metrics to the object.

  • Click on the building components button.

  • The Component Selection dialog will open.

  • In this dialog, click on the folder related to the material from the list on the left. Click on the material you want to use.

  • Set the parameters on the right.

  • Click the OK button. The "Component Selection" dialog will be closed. A summary line of the material will appear in the Building Components tab. More than one material assignment can be made to an object.     

The parameters available in the component selection dialog are:

In the usage section

No modification: The amount of material to be assigned for the object in question is marked when it is desired to be used in the size that was previously specified in the material definition.

Percentage: This line is marked when it is desired to be used with the percentage of the amount previously determined in the material definition, as much as the value entered in the "Value 1" line in the same dialog. For example, if the material quantity is 70, if the line “Value 1” says 40, it means the material amount will be used up to 40 * 70%.

Override: This line is marked so that the quantity entered in the “Value 1” line in the same dialog will be used instead of the quantity previously determined in the material definition.

Multiplier: This line is marked in order to use the value found at the end of the multiplication of the value entered in the "Value 1" line in the same dialog with the amount previously determined in the material definition.

Fraction: This line is marked so that the amount determined in the material definition before will be used as the fraction value created by the values ​​entered in the "Value 1" and "Value 2" lines in the same dialog. "Value 1" is the denominator "Value 2" is the denominator.

Proportional to: It is determined to what scale-area, circumference, length etc.-, region-side area, top, edge etc.- the material will be proportioned to. The content of the proportional list box is automatically determined according to the object and the size of the material. For example, a different list will be created if an operation is made for the column, a different list will be created for the library, a different list for the volume, and a different list for the field.

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