The ConDoc Elevation Tool instantly creates unlimited parallel projection elevation views of your project, with just a click. There are 3 different styles included with ConDoc LT; CAD, Sketch, and Color.
Step 1: Adjust Visibility
ConDoc LT snapshots the current visible layers and hidden objects/geometry, so it is best to adjust these settings before using the Elevation Tool. In other words, make your model look the way you want it to look in the final elevation by hiding unwanted geometry and objects, and turning off layers/tags.
- Click on the "eye" icon next to tags/layers to toggle visibility for your elevation.
- Right-click on objects and geometry and choose "Hide" to exclude them from your elevation.
Click on the ConDoc Elevation Tool icon, or on the Extensions dropdown > ConDoc > ConDoc Tools > Elevation to activate the tool. You will see you cursor change to the ConDoc Elevation Tool. Place your cursor on the side of the building that you want to elevate, then click.
If your building is irregular, curved, or angular building, use the arrow keys to lock the tool to an axis before clicking. Right Arrow = Red Axis. Left Arrow = Green Axis. Up Arrow = Blue Axis.
Step 3: Pick a Drawing Type
Immediately after clicking you will be prompted to pick an elevation drawing type. Choose a drawing type to create the Elevation scene.
- There are three style options; CAD, Sketch, and Color
- Interior Elevations have "Use sun for shading" checked on with Light/Dark shadow settings inverted to lighten up ceilings
- Exterior Elevations have either no shadows, or full shadows casting from the sun position
The default ConDoc LT drawings, styles, and names can be modified using the ConDoc Configurator
After you choose a drawing type, several automations are triggered.
- A scene is created with all "Properties to Save" checked on
- The scene is named and sequentially numbered
- The camera view is aligned perpendicular to the target wall, set to parallel projection, and saved to the scene
- A style is applied and saved to the scene
- Shadows settings are applied and saved to the scene
- The "CONDOC_2D Graphic" layer is forced off, and any layers that were left on are saved to the scene
- Any visible geometry that was not hidden is saved to the scene
- An active section cut is placed 5' off the targeted wall for exterior elevations, and 3' for interior elevations
At this point you can activate the Elevation Tool again, then click to add another scene and the sequential numbering will continue. When you are finished, click the DESIGN button to bounce back to a snappy lightweight modeling environment.
Save time by clicking on a ConDoc Elevation scene that already exists before adding another. This way you won't have to toggle layer visibility and hide geometry/objects again.