AutoCAD Architecture 2011 and up
|1Greetings||.1-1 ELECTRICAL 12 eKIT OVERVIEW|
Thank you for your interest in the Electrical eKit by ARCHIdigm. Before you decide to purchase this product we would like to inform you about what you get and how it works so you don't end up buying something you don't want.
The first and most important aspect of this kit that you need to be clear about is that it is not a software product and it does not do anything on its own. Basically, this kit is a library of Styles designed exclusively for for Autodesk®'s AutoCAD Architecture 2011 and up CAD program.
The second important aspect of this kit that we want to make clear is the philosophy behind its structure. We created it out of pure necessity to fill a void in the default Library of Styles that come with ACA and fought with the native Object Style Properties to produce the best compromises we could come up with.
|2Product Features||2-1 ELECTRICAL 12 eKIT OVERVIEW|
The 2D MvBlocks in this product were designed to update the old electrical symbols found in AutoCAD Architecture's stock library. The improvements we made include consistent Attribute Tags (2 for every symbol), Text Style control for Attribute Tags and the "S" in switch symbols and Annotative Scaling.
All of our symbols have been placed on a single Tool Palette with tools for drawing power lines and other related tasks.
The 3D MvBlocks in this product were designed to provide the type of results you would expect in AutoCAD Architecture: 2D Symbols in Plans and 3D Blocks in 3D Views, Elevations and Sections. The one limitation, however, is that AutoCAD Architecture does not provide a way to have Annotative Scaled Blocks combined with non-Annotative Scaled Blocks in one MvBlock. In other words, the 2D Symbols for the 3D MvBlocks are fixed at a scale of 1/4" = 1'-0" (1:48).
The entire kit was designed to work with ACA's Tool Palettes, as illustrated to the right, and after installation you simply assemble one or more Palettes as you see fit by dragging content out of the Electrical eKit Catalog (from the Content Browser).
There are three Palettes: one for the 2D Symbols, one for the 3D Symbols and one for additional tools we thought you might find useful.
MvBlocks - 2D
Tools for drawing 2D and 3D Track Lighting
MvBlocks - 3D
|3Purchase||3-1 ELECTRICAL 12 eKIT OVERVIEW|
Access OSMOSIS and Download
When you make your purchase, you will receive a confirmation e-mail within minutes ( if purchase is made on-line but longer if by phone, fax or mail ) that will contain your User Name and Password listed under "Keycode" as (username) / (password)
Go to www.archidigm.com/classroom/osmosis or look for the OSMOSIS icon on the ARCHIdigm.com website to enter our account center. There you will be able to download the Electrical eKit Installation file, User Guide and check for Updates.
and IT Managers:
Some offices have highly customized template files with unique Display Representations, Sets and Configurations that may not work with our kit. We designed this kit for optimum performance using the default template files that come with ACA but all that means is that we utilized the High, Medium, Low and Presentation Display Configurations.
The Object Style files are devoid of undesirable Layers, Colors and Plot Styles.
© Copyright 2012 ARCHIdigm. All rights reserved.