How to customize the hsbWall Icon (Video)*

Wall stick frame module Tab
Architectural Desktop wall options
  How to Customize the Wall Icon
Openings with attached hsbcad manufacturing data
  How to Customize text opening parameters (Video)
Rough opening size for doors
hsb-Wand.ini. (for more details see document 029-Ini Setting 2011)
How to insert a 3D block


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How to control the wall icon text

Wall stick frame module Tab

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This can be found in thehsbGeneral\hsbSettings\ Wall stick frame module tab, it controls the output of the Wall stick frame module.

Architectural Desktop wall options

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Automatically assign empty model representation to wall with attached HSB manufacturing Data
  • Select this if you want to switch off the ADT wall envelope. 
Wall icon size – Enter the value of the Wall icon size. 
Wall dim style – Enter the name of the Dim style. 
Wall text size – Enter the value of the text size.


How to Customize the Wall Icon

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Attention: This only works with ACA (because you need the Style manger to do this) You have ways of customizing your own arrow or even eliminate the arrow by using a block.

How is this done?
  • Type ATTDEF in the command line, the Attribute definition dialog box will open. 
In this example we have used the a name HSB_NR in the Tag text box,
  • select OK
Note: You have 2 options, the Wall number (HSB_NR) and the Wall Code (HSB_CODE).
In hsbcad 2015 there are 3 more options.

HSB_XREFNAME
HSB_NRWITHREF
HSB_ELEMENTINFORMATION



We have also drawn an arrow with a polyline. (Fig:1.2)

Once you have placed the HSB_NR attribute text and your arrow in your drawing we will make a block of this. (Fig:1.2)


  • Type Block in your command line, the block definition dialog box will open. 
  • Enter a name for your Block (I have entered number) 

  • Pick a point in your drawing 
  • Select the arrow and the text (in this case the HSB_NR)
  • Select OK


The Edit Attributes dialog box will open.
  • Enter a value and select OK.




Your block has now changed.
To attach this to each wall we need to make changes in the Style Manager.
We need to attach this block to the Wall style. 
  • Select the Style Manager\Architectural Objects\Wall styles and select the style that you want to attach it to. 
  • Select the hsbcad data tab and then select the 2 pull downs and scroll to the block name you want to change it into. In this case it’s number. 
Note: Whenever you make changes to the block in the future it will not refresh itself in an existing drawing you need to select another block in these pulldown menus and select apply
and then go back to your original block.



When you draw walls they will all look like this after generation. 


Openings with attached hsbcad manufacturing data

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Opening dimstyle – Enter the name of the Dimstyle.
Opening text size – Enter the value of the text size.
  • Select one of the following 
Display sill height – Select if you want to view the sill height of an opening in your drawing.
Display header height - Select if you want to view the header height of an opening in your drawing.
  • Select one of the following 
 Show on same side of the wall icon
 Show on opposite side of wall icon

How to Customize text opening parameters

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The text you see when drawing an opening is controlled by the ACA Dim style.



The text size can be changed in the hsbGeneral\hsbSettings\Wall stick frame module tab.



The text colour can be changed in the Edit object Display.
  • Select the opening text, right click and select Edit object Display, 
  • Sselect the hsbcad Input displayRep and then the Edit display properties button in the right top hand corner, here you can change the colour of the Text 

Rough opening size for doors

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Exclude frame width when measured to inside of frame – This is for the American market, when you select it, it excludes the frame when ‘’Inside of frame’’ is selected.

hsbWand.INI. (for more details see document 029-INI setting 2011)

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  • Select the button Edit file through dialog, you will get the following dialog box. 
  • Type in ‘hsb’ and select OK.


The following dialog box will appear.

 

Detail Change – Select 0 or 1, 1: if you want the detail name changed
Studs 90 – Select 0 or 1, 1: always cut at 90 degrees
Header position – Select 0 or 1, 0 will use whatever option you have chosen in the position opening dialog. 1 will put the header just above opening.
Sheeting Continuous – Select ‘Normal’ or ‘NotOnStuds’, ‘Normal’ will always have a stud behind edge of sheeting, ‘NotOnStuds’ doesn’t take stud into consideration and just places sheeting.
Split noggins – Select Split or No Split, if you use the place wall command and put noggins in at a certain height Split will split the noggins between studs. No split will not split the noggins between studs.
Stud orientation – Select ‘Default’ or ‘Plan1’ or ‘Plan2’
Double stud under angle – Select 0 – 1 or 2, Will set 1 or 2 studs under an angle, or none.
Double stud under Spandrel – Select 0 – 1 or 2, Will set 1 or 2 studs under a Spandrel, or none.
Allow ‘0’ for studs on the side - Select 0 or 1, ‘0’ no studs (this will remove the jack stud from the side of all openings), ‘1’ Allow studs.
Jacks above Header configuration - The function of this command is to have jacks above the header. You have the choice to select 1-, 1, 1+, and 2.
Flip the sheeting under the window if possible – The function of this command is to flip the sheeting under a window if possible, works only with vertical sheeting.
Join 2 windows at a certain distance – The function of this command is to join 2 windows with the same header as soon as they are close enough to each other.
Minimum overlap

NOTE: you need to select a header in the opening Editor.
IMPORTANT: More explanation in manual 029-Ini Settings.

How to insert a 3D block

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To insert a 3D block you must select Insert in the Ribbon.  
  • Select the dropdown Insert in the panel Block.

  • Select More options


This will open the following dialog box.
  • Select Browse and search the drawing (dwg) that you want to insert.
  • Select OK.
 

You will return to your drawing

When you have drawn a wall you now can add a block.
If you go to Insert --> and you scroll down in the dropdown you can now choose you document and you will see that the block is attach on you mouse cursor.



And press on the wall which need to be blocked.
If you have done that you now can give a Code or Number



hsb_Code - This code will be visible on the floor plane
hsb_NR - This number will be visible on the floor plane

hsb_Code - This code will be visible in the front view
hsb_NR - This number will be visible on the front plane




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