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Aims and Objectives

In the floor plan, there are six doors. You have already drawn one door, use it to create a block, and insert the block six times.

Select application Description: \\pc005\home\floor2013\1\Image3-1a.jpgbutton and open your drawing.


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Figure 1 : floor plan

From the Draw pull-down menu, select the Block cascading menu and then the Make... item to run the BMAKE command to make a block called Door. Select the line and arc as object for the block.

 <Insert tab> <Block Definition panel>    <Create Block>
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[Block Definition
Block name:
DOOR
Base Point
[Unselect Specify On-screen]  [Pick Point ]
Specify Insertion base point: [Select endpoint A (Figure 2).]

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Figure 2 : door

Objects
Select Objects<   ]
Select objects:
[Select A and B (Figure 2).]
Select objects:
[Enter]
[Convert to block]
OK]

Since the line and arc selected for making the block are not retained, they are deleted. Now, you have a block called DOOR residing in memory.

<Insert tab> <Block Definition panel>    <Create Block>

Block name: MAKEUP
Base Point
[Unselect Specify On-screen]  [Pick Point ]
Specify Insertion base point: [Select endpoint C (Figure 3).]

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Figure 3 : makeup

Objects
Select Objects<   ]
Select objects:
[Select A and B (Figure 3).]
Select objects:
[Enter]
[Convert to block]
OK]

 

<Insert tab> <Block Definition panel>    <Create Block>

Block name: BED
Base Point
[Unselect Specify On-screen]  [Pick Point ]
Specify Insertion base point: [Select endpoint C (Figure 4).]

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Figure 4 : BED

Objects
Select Objects<   ]
Select objects:
[Select A and B (Figure 4).]
Select objects:
[Enter]
[Convert to block]
OK]

<Insert tab> <Block Definition panel>    <Create Block>

Block name: WASH1
Base Point
[Unselect Specify On-screen]  [Pick Point ]
Specify Insertion base point: [Select endpoint A (Figure 5).]

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Figure 5 : Wash Basin

Objects
Select Objects<   ]
Select objects:
[Select B and C (Figure 5).]
Select objects:
[Enter]
[Convert to block]
OK]

Repeat the command to create three more blocks. See Figure 4.

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Figure 4 : washing room facilities

Block name

Select Object

Base Point

BATH

Select B and C

Select endpoint G

TOILET

Select D and C

Select endpoint E

BASIN

Select A and B

Select endpoint F

 

Repeat the command to create six more blocks. See Figure 5.

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Figure 5 : Living room

Block name

Select Object

Base Point

TV

Select A and B (Figure 5)

Select Endpoint C (Figure 5)

TVSTAND

Select B and E (Figure 5)

Select Endpoint D (Figure 5)

TABLE1

Select E and F (Figure 5)

Select Endpoint H (Figure 5)

TABLE2

Select G and F (Figure 5)

Select Center point J (Figure 5)

SOFA

Select F and L (Figure 5)

Select Endpoint K (Figure 5)

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Select application Description: \\pc005\home\floor2013\1\Image3-1a.jpgbutton and open your floor plan drawing.

<Format>    <Units>

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Insertion scale : [Millimeters] [OK]

 

<Tools> <Palettes> <Design Center>
Command: ADCENTER (shortcut key CTRL+2 )

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The library can be found in Program Files\Autodesk\ACADM 2011\Sample\DesignCenter

<Open Drawing tab> <+furniture.dwg> <Blocks>

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<Right Click door> <insert block>

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[Insert
Name :
DOOR
Insert point :
[Specify On-Screen]
Scale :     X : 1
               
Y : 1
               
Z : 1
Rotation::     Angle : 0
[OK]

Specify insertion point : [Select endpoint C (Figure 6)]


Figure 6 : Doors inserted.

Repeat the DDINSERT command to insert five more doors. See Figure 6. In total, there are six door. Details of the remaining five insertions are as follows.

Insertion point

X scale factor

Y scale factor

Rotation angle

END of  [Select D (Figure 6).]

1

-1

270

END of  [Select E (Figure 6).]

1

1

90

END of  [Select F (Figure 6).]

1

-1

270

END of  [Select G (Figure 6).]

1

1

-90

END of  [Select H (Figure 6).]

1.5

1.5

0

Description: Figure 17

Figure 7 : Doors inserted.

Insert Sofa into your floor plan

<Draw panel>  <Line>
Command: LINE
Specify first point:
2400,3200
Specify next point :[Move cursor vertically upward to display a vertically tracking line]
Type : 2400
Specify next point :[Enter]

<Draw panel>  <Divide>
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Figure 8 : Divide.

 

Command: DIVIDE
Select Object to divide :[Select A (Figure 8)]
Enter the number of segments:  B
Enter name of block to insert:  sofa
Align block with object:  N
Enter the number of segments :  3


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Figure 9 : Move Sofa


<Modify panel>  <Move>

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Command: MOVE
Select Object to move :[Select A (Figure 9)]
Select Object to move :[Select B (Figure 9)]
Select Object to move :[Enter]
Specify base point :[Select endpoint C (Figure 9)]
Specify second point :[Select endpoint D (Figure 9)]

<Modify panel>  <Rotate>

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Command: ROTATE

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Figure 10 : Rotate.


Select Object to move :[Select B (Figure 10)]
Select Object to move :[Select C (Figure 10)]
Select Object to move :[Enter]
Specify base point :[Select endpoint A(Figure 10)]
Specify rotation angle :-90
 

Insert other furnitures into your floor plan.

Create two new layer

Layer Name

Color

Furniture

Cyan

Door

Red

 Then using [xplode] command to explode all blocks and put them into given layer

Command: XPLODE
Select Objects  ’FILTER

Select Filter :[Block Name]
[Select…] [Door]
[Add to List]
[Apply]



Select Objects : ALL
Select Objects :[Enter]
Select Objects :[Enter]
XPlode Individually/<Globally> :[Enter]
[All/Color/LAyer/LType/LWeight/Inherit from parent block/Explode] <Explode>: LA
[Enter]
[Enter new layer name for exploded objects :  Door
[Enter]

Command: XPLODE
Select Objects  ’FILTER

[Clear List]
Select Filter :[
Block]
[Add to List]
[Apply]



Select Objects : ALL
Select Objects :[Enter]
Select Objects :[Enter]
XPlode Individually/<Globally> :[Enter]
[All/Color/LAyer/LType/LWeight/Inherit from parent block/Explode] <Explode>: LA
[Enter]
[Enter new layer name for exploded objects :  Furniture
[Enter]

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