- autocad experts
Hi,Posted 6 years ago
I have been sent an autocad 3d model ? of some structural steel.
I want to convert each of the beams into 1 single line ( ideally the centreline of the beam). I do not really know how autocad works and when i zoom in the is not a centreline within the beam section, only the lines that make up its edges (hopefully you follow).
Is this something that can be done ?
i can get access to autocad 2007 to do this (if it is possible)
Yeah, my head hurts from banging it on the wall.Posted 6 years ago
I should learn how to use it really, but can’t afford to buy it.
I used to use a program called choicecad. Simple as you like !!
I turned off the layers and didn’t see any layers for a centreline. So how does 3d autocad work then?
Do you select a beam profile and pick 2 points it goes between ? Does that beam then have properties ( i.e beam size / length etc). Could you select all parts in a 3d model and produce a list of beams (like what you could do in 3d detailing software like Strucad.
revs, there were a lot of layers. All locked. The beams types are each on their own layer. There is a red layer called Centrelines, & one called Wireframe thats some of the centrelines also.Posted 6 years ago
I’ve saved it with them all unlocked & sent it back to you. Let me know if you need owt else. Cheers.
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