Interior Elevations


Instructions from the video:

Depending on the audience of the interior views there may be different types of views you need to create and there are multiple view type options available.
In our sample condo unit model, we will create two different types of interior elevations. Firstly, we will create an elevation view of the kitchen cabinets in a rendered view.

To do this I will create a section view through the kitchen. I select, View>Sections>Create New Section or select the Section icon on the toolbar.
A prompt will appear in the lower-left corner of the screen, “pick first point of section”. Left click to the left of the kitchen. The prompt will then ask for the “second point of the section”. Move the cursor to the right side of the unit and left click again. Section markers appear and a prompt for “view direction and depth of view” appears. Move the cursor upwards and ensure that the cabinets and walls are incorporated into the depth of view. How far back you select is the depth of view. If you pick too shallow, you will not see the cabinets, so pull deeper to ensure they are captured in the view. Left click and the section view is formed.

Return to a 2D view by selecting the 2D plan view button. The next step is to insert the section onto a worksheet and tweak it depending on the audience and the notes required.
To switch to the worksheet view, select the second tab at the bottom of the program in the project file that immediately goes to the worksheet environment. Here you layout views of the model to print.

To insert elevation views, select Insert>Smartviews>Define Smartview or select the Define Smartview icon on the toolbar.
In the Insert View dialog box, select the section tab. The elevation of the kitchen cabinets is the only section. We can further refine the view using the View Filter tool. In the View Filter dialog box, left click, to shut the eye, to turn off the visibility, of the Ceilings, Floors, Interior Lighting and Walls and click OK.

The original section view also incorporated a large window. To turn that back on, select the View filter tool again and in the View Filter dialog box, select the plus sign beside walls. Open the eye beside Windows and click OK.

Again, depending on the audience you may want to change the view type. Currently, in the hidden line view, it will be the perfect view type to add dimensions and notes to further denote the cabinets. If the view is for presenting to a client, the finish materials can be turned on in the Rendered Outline view.

Let us insert both to see the difference, starting with the rendered outline view. Beside the Insert button the insertion type can only be Image, a raster view, for the rendered views since it is depicting materials, click Insert.

A copy of the view attaches to the cursor, it is a picture at that moment, left click to insert it on the sheet.

Select Insert>Smartviews>Define Smartview or select the Define Smartview icon again. Back in the Insert View dialog box, again select the section view tab.
In the section view tab, to customize the view select the View Filter icon. Turn off the Ceilings, Floors, Interior Lighting and Walls and then click the plus sign beside walls to see the full list of wall elements and turn the window eye back on. Click OK.

Ensure that the Insertion option is set to Drawing, to create a vector image that we can snap to with dimensions. Click Insert.

A copy of the elevation attaches to the cursor left click to insert it. With this view, we can add dimensions and text. Using the Zoom Window tool, left click and hold down the left mouse button to draw a box around the elevation to magnify it on my screen.

Select Tools>Dimensions>Linear Dimension. Left click to start a dimension and then left-click where you want to stop the dimension. Left click again to place the dimension relative to the drawing.
Select Tools>Dimensions>Continuous Dimensions. This tool will do a string of dimensions. Select the existing dimension that you want to work from and then click the next point. It is a continuous command that will do a string of dimensions. When you are done, right click and select Finish.

Select Tools>Text>Text. The Text dialog box appears. Change the text style to Headings and then type Cabinet Elevation and click OK to insert the text. Left click to insert the text under the elevation.

By cutting a section in the interior elevation that you want and using the view filter and view insertion type options you can create a variety of views to insert. I hope that makes your work easier!