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Orthographic Details with Dimensions

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Can Chief Architect create orthographic details with dimensions like the follow image? If so how would you add the dimensions? If not in Chief then what software would you do a simple detail like this in and then import into Chief?

 

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Thanks, yeah sketch up is probably my best bet for something like this I’d guess. 

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This is a good example of just picking your poison.  Yes, you can use another program, but then again, you can also just do it all in Chief.  There are several tricks to do so, but the easiest (especially considering your B&W line drawing example) is probably just to take an Orthographic 3D view>CAD Detail From View and just draw dimension in manually.  You could also optionally use Plot Lines and manually insert the desired dimensions in Layout.

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11 hours ago, Alaskan_Son said:

This is a good example of just picking your poison.  Yes, you can use another program, but then again, you can also just do it all in Chief.  There are several tricks to do so, but the easiest (especially considering your B&W line drawing example) is probably just to take an Orthographic 3D view>CAD Detail From View and just draw dimension in manually.  You could also optionally use Plot Lines and manually insert the desired dimensions in Layout.

 

Thanks.

 

In terms of duplicating the B&W example shown, is there a way to force the camera view to standard isometric angles? Also can the extensions of an angled dimension line be made vertical?

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12 hours ago, Alaskan_Son said:

This is a good example of just picking your poison.  Yes, you can use another program, but then again, you can also just do it all in Chief.  There are several tricks to do so, but the easiest (especially considering your B&W line drawing example) is probably just to take an Orthographic 3D view>CAD Detail From View and just draw dimension in manually.  You could also optionally use Plot Lines and manually insert the desired dimensions in Layout.

 

When you say manually entered dimensions I assume you mean manually type out the dimension as text rather then use the built in dimension tools. I just did a test using the method you suggested which worked great but the dimensions are all wrong because Chief can't really dimension 3D objects like sketchup can. The attached image shows a 24" base cabinet, a 45" upper cabinet, and a wall height of 8'. All the dimensions are slightly less then the actuals. For simple details typing the dimensions out as text might actual still be faster then using a 3rd party program though.

 

Thanks Micheal

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46 minutes ago, misterwiley said:

When you say manually entered dimensions I assume you mean manually type out the dimension as text rather then use the built in dimension tools.

 

Yes.  This could be done entirely from scratch using CAD objects OR by editing the dimension text and just suppressing the dimension value.

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2 hours ago, Chrisb222 said:

In terms of duplicating the B&W example shown, is there a way to force the camera view to standard isometric angles?

Yes.  3D>Isometric Views

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2 hours ago, Chrisb222 said:

Also can the extensions of an angled dimension line be made vertical?

 

I personally think these types of views are best done by just drawing the extension lines using CAD and then using a Point to Point Dimension.  Here's a quick example...

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...also note that if the view is set up properly using the Isometric View tools that you may not even have to manually modify any of your dimension values. 

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1 hour ago, Alaskan_Son said:

Yes.  3D>Isometric Views

 

Thank you.

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SU is super quick at this, and there's a snapping feature for text alignment that's great.  

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