How to model and insert architectural objects with precision when using a BIM software. Making the modelling process much more easier and precise.

During the architectural planning stage, inserting objects at a specific distance from a fixed point makes the modelling process much more easier and precise.

Particularly, we will see how to draw an object (for example a wall and a pillar) at a specific distance from two fixed points. In order to follow these steps let’s use the architectural planning design BIM software Edificius.

Inserting a wall in a BIM project

Let’s start with the drawing of a simple building envelope at a specific distance from a fixed point. We continue with selecting the envelope object from the objects menu in Edificius and we set the first reference point on the drawing plan by pressing [A] key on the keyboard and clicking with the left button.

Select casing and reference point_Edificius

Select envelope and reference point

 

Press A and click to set a fixed point_Eidificius

Press A and click to set a fixed point

At this point it is possible to establish the direction and measure the distance from the first point clicking with the left button of the mouse on the point where you want to start drawing the object.

Direction and distance measurement_Edificius

Direction and distance measurement

In order to make the drawing more precise, it is possible to specify the distance between the first point and the point where to start the drawing of the object directy from the keyboard.

Object placement distance point setting_Edificius

Object placement distance point setting

To finalise the drawing of the object and to set the second point of the wall you simply click with the left button of the mouse.

Drawing completion_Edificius

Drawing completion

Let’s see now how it is possible to draw in a short time a pillar pointing out more references and directions in Edificius.

Inserting a pillar in a BIM project

Let’s select the Pillar object from the Edificius objects menu and let’s set the first reference point pressing [A] key on the keyboard and clicking with the left button of the mouse.

Pillar and reference point selection_Edificius

Pillar and reference point selection

Now fix several distances between the different points pressing [A] and [Enter] keys on the keyboard. Normally during this operation, it is possible to set the direction.

Specific distance between reference points and A and Enter keys_Edificius

Specific distance between reference points and A and Enter keys

After setting all the distances and direction it is sufficient to press Enter in order to draw the pillar in the drawing table.

Distance and pillar automatic generation definition completion_Edificius

Distance and pillar automatic generation definition completion

 

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