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P. To add a plan drawing

To create a plan drawing of members at the same elevation, use the following procedure.

  1. Select a horizontal member in the Layout page. The Y coordinate of the member is used to define the level of the plan. All members at this elevation are included.
  2. Right-click and then select Draw Plan @Y = elevation from the pop-up menu. The Drawing Settings dialog opens.

  3. Select the Scale for your drawing from the drop-down list.

    The Scale of drawing can be set as 1:25, 1:50, 1:80, or 1:100.

  4. Select either Full Sections or Part Sections from the Draw As drop-down list.

    This will control the extents of how members are drawn.

    • Full Section - All edges of the section are drawn for the full length of the member
    • Part Section - All edges of the section are drawn for the part length of the member
  5. Either:

    click Draw to generate the drawing


    click Add to Drawing List to add this drawing to the Drawing List tab

The top of steel (TOS) for beams is adjusted as Y coordinate of the floor. Accordingly the center line of the beam is shifted down by half the beam depth.

Full section example

Part section example

ヒント: Alternatively, you can use the options in the Drawing List tab to select Plan from the Type drop-down list to create a plan drawing at a selected Location.

If you selected to add this drawing to the drawing list, then click the Draw tool below the list on the Drawing List tab to generate all of your drawings.