..... COLUMNS 21.0 eParts for AutoCAD Architecture 2017 and up
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1Greetings .1-1 COLUMNS 21 eParts OVERVIEW
Introduction
Thank you for your interest in the COLUMNS 21.0 eParts 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.

This kit is not a software product and it does not do anything on its own..  It is a library of Object Styles and MvBlocks designed exclusively for Autodesk's AutoCAD Architecture 2017 and up CAD program.  Autodesk's Structural products come with their own libraries and tools for Structural work and this is not a substitute for those software products.  The Objects in this kit are exclusively for Architects and Designers using AutoCAD Architecture only.  Another way of saying this is that the content offered in this kit is for design not engineering.

This product was designed to update, improve and expand upon the stock Structural Member content that comes with AutoCAD Architecture.  The Structural Member Styles in this kit exemplify the use of Adding Custom Blocks, Multiple Components, Offsets, Rotation, Member Shape Definitions, Display Properties and Property Set data.  This kit also provides numerous examples of implementing Curtain Wall Styles as column, beams, floor trusses and more.

 

2Product Features 2-1 COLUMNS 21 eParts OVERVIEW
The Content Layout

This product has been designed to work entirely within AutoCAD Architecture's Content Browser.  Each product comes as a Catalog within which you will find Tool Palettes and Tool Catalogs organizing the various components found within the product.

For Columns 21.0 eParts, you will find the following Tool Palettes: Columns - Classic,  Columns - Basic Shapes, Columns - Structural and Columns - Tools.

Columns - Classic: Doric, Ionic and Corinthian Orders in Round, Half-round and Half-Square shapes all in 24 and 12 inch sizes.  User Guide provides instructions for creating custom sizes.  All are true Structural Member Styles with Blocks for Capitals and Bases.  All Blocks are Mass Elements.  AutoCAD Solid Models have been included.

Columns - Basic Shapes: Offers numerous examples of multi-component column styles to be used as templates for your own needs.  Examples include, shape control such as square-to-round-to-square, tapering, vessels, custom Member Profiles, Scale, Offset, Priority, Rotation and more.

Columns - Structural: Provides an overview of how to solve custom column needs for problems like Moment Frames, Rigid Frames and Stage Trusses.  The User Guide explains how to configure a Structural Member Style for use along a Polyline Path based on the included example.  Learn how to create columns with footings, Adding and Subtracting Blocks of 3D Masses, Repeating Blocks and more.  Learn how to use Curtain Wall Styles for repetitive rows of columns and/or beams.

Columns - Tools:  Provides a collection of Structural Member related commands scattered throughout AutoCAD Architecture that every user of Structural Members should know about.  Also included are examples of customized Grid Bubbles and Tags.  User Guide includes an extensive explanation of how to creat customized Beam and Column Schedule Table Tags.

 

 

The User Guide

As with all of our products, this one comes with a User Guide.  The User Guide for the Columns eParts Product may prove to be equally valuable to the contents of this kit since it explains how the numerous Member Styles were created (and how you can modify them).  This information reveals all of the deeper features of AutoCAD Architecture's Structural Member Styles such as Additive and Subtractive Blocks.

You will learn about Repeating Blocks and how to apply them to create trusses.  You will also see examples of how using Curtain Wall Style may provide better results for truss styles.

Learn how to create a Rigid Frame Member Style and how to use it with Polylines.  Learn how to create End Plates and Web Stiffeners without using Blocks.

The User Guide comes in .html and PDF formats.

Member Styles - Classic Columns

Column_Classic_Corinthian_24
Column_Classic_Corinthian_24_Fluted
Column_Classic_Corinthian_24_Half
Column_Classic_Corinthian_24_Half_Fluted
Column_Classic_Corinthian_Fluted_Square_Half_24x12
Column_Classic_Corinthian_Square_Half_24x12
Column_Classic_Doric_24
Column_Classic_Doric_24_Banded
Column_Classic_Doric_24_Half
Column_Classic_Doric_24_Half_Fluted
Column_Classic_Doric_24_Spiral
Column_Classic_Doric_34_Fluted
Column_Classic_Doric_Capital_1
Column_Classic_Doric_Fluted_Square_Half_24x12
Column_Classic_Doric_Square_Half_24x12
Column_Classic_Ionic_24
Column_Classic_Ionic_24_Fluted
Column_Classic_Ionic_24_Half
Column_Classic_Ionic_24_Half_Fluted
Column_Classic_Ionic_Fluted_Square_Half_24x12
Column_Classic_Ionic_Square_Half_24x12
Column_Classic_Standard_Band_1

Column_Classic_Corinthian_12
Column_Classic_Corinthian_12_Fluted
Column_Classic_Corinthian_12_Half
Column_Classic_Corinthian_12_Half_Fluted
Column_Classic_Corinthian_Fluted_Square_Half_12x6
Column_Classic_Corinthian_Square_Half_12x6
Column_Classic_Doric_12
Column_Classic_Doric_12_Fluted
Column_Classic_Doric_12_Half
Column_Classic_Doric_12_Half_Fluted
Column_Classic_Doric_Capital_1
Column_Classic_Doric_Fluted_Square_Half_12x6
Column_Classic_Doric_Square_Half_12x6
Column_Classic_Ionic_12
Column_Classic_Ionic_12_Fluted
Column_Classic_Ionic_12_Half
Column_Classic_Ionic_12_Half_Fluted
Column_Classic_Ionic_Fluted_Square_Half_12x6
Column_Classic_Ionic_Square_Half_12x6
Column_Classic_Standard_Base_1

 

Member Styles - Generic

Beam_Moment_Frame_W12x26_Bolted_Example
Column_6x6_Braces_4x6
Column_6x6_Braces_4x6_Corner
Column_Base_1
Column_Base_Trim_Baseboard_0.75x5.25
Column_Beam_W10x19_End_Plates_Stiffeners
Column_Capital_1
Column_Capital_Crown_Moulding_3.25x4.25
Column_Generic_Footing_Pad_24x24_Footing_10x10
Column_Generic_Footing_Pad_24x24_Footing_10x10_Post_4x4
Column_Generic_Footing_Pad_24x24_Footing_Post_4x4
Column_Generic_Footing_Pad_Pier_12x12_Taper_8x8_Post_4x4

Column_Generic_Hexagon_Circumscribed_10
Column_Generic_Hexagon_Edge_10
Column_Generic_Hexagon_Inscribed_10
Column_Generic_Octagon_Circumscribed_10
Column_Generic_Octagon_Edge_10
Column_Generic_Octagon_Inscribed_10
Column_Generic_Round_10
Column_Generic_Round_10_Fluted
Column_Generic_Round_22_Round_24_Round_22
Column_Generic_Round_Footing_12_Post_4x4
Column_Generic_Square_10
Column_Generic_Square_10_FlutedColumn_Generic_Square_ 12_Fluted_10_Square_12
Column_Generic_Square_12_Recessed_10_Square_12
Column_Generic_Square_12_Recessed_10_Square_12_Chamfers
Column_Generic_Square_12_Recessed_10_Square_12_Fluted_10_Square_12
Column_Generic_Square_12_Round_10_Square_12
Column_Generic_Square_12_Round_4x12_Square_12
Column_Generic_Square_12_Square_10_Square_12
Column_Generic_Square_12_Square_10_Square_12_Chamfers
Column_Generic_Square_12_Square_10_Square_12_Pyramid
Column_Generic_Square_16_Square_14_Square_12_Tapered
Column_Generic_Square_22_Square_24_Square_22
Column_Generic_Square_Base_1_Capital_1_16
Column_Generic_Square_Base_1_Capital_1_7
Column_Generic_Square_Base_1_Capital_Crown_Moulding_3.25x4.25_7
Column_Generic_Square_Base_16_Capital_Crown_Moulding_3.25x4.25_7
Column_Generic_Vessel_Round_12_Unit_Double_Wall_0.0625
Column_Generic_Vessel_Square_12_Unit_Double_Wall_0.0625
Column_Moment_Frame_W12x35_Bolted_Example
Column_Porch_Assembly_Square_21x8_Pad_24x42_ Veneer_26x2.5_Cap_23_Wall_6_HSS
Column_Porch_Assembly_Square_21x8_Pad_24x42_ Veneer_26x2.5_Cap_3.5_Post
Column_Porch_Assembly_Square_21x8_Pad_24x42_ Veneer_26x2.5_Cap_4_HSS
Column_Porch_Assembly_Square_30x12_Pad_22x42_ Veneer_5.5_Post
Column_Precast_Column_18x18
Column_Precast_Column_30x30
Column_Rigid_Frame_Plates_Example_1
Column_Round_12_to_4_V-Brace
Column_Stage_Truss_0.5
Column_Stage_Truss_1.5
Column_Stage_Truss_12x12_4_2
Column_V-Brace
Column_W8x10_End_Plates
Column_W8x10_End_Plates_Nailers
Column_Wood_Strongwall_3.5x12
Column_Wood_Strongwall_3.5x18
Column_Wood_Strongwall_3.5x24

Members as Curtain Wall Styles

Beam_16_Open_Web_2x4
Beam_16_Open_Web_2x4_OSB_Ends
Classical_Greek_Entablature
Classical_Greek_Frieze
Column_Example_1
Column_Flutes
Column_Flutes_Convex
Column_Multiple_4x4_72_On_Center
Column_Multiple_4x4_72_On_Center_Footings
Column_Multiple_4x4_72_On_Center_Footings_4x12_Headers
Column_Multiple_4x4_72_On_Center_Footings_4x12_Headers_Beams
Column_Truss_Braced
 

3Purchase 3-1 COLUMNS 21 eParts OVERVIEW
Buy, Download, Install and Use

Product

Your purchase will provide you with immediate access to download one or more installation files and user guide(s).  After installation new Content Catalogs will be available to Add inside AutoCAD Architecture's Content Browser.

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User Guide, included with each product, explains how to install and add Content Catalogs in AutoCAD Architecture.

 

CAD 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.

Installation Structure:
Due to how the Tool Palette uses hard-coded paths our products have been designed for a local installation under "C:\Program Files\ARCHIdigm.  If this location will not work in your environment, you can use the Content Browser "Move" tool to relocate all content and set new path statements for Tool icons (discussed in our User Guide).

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