3D Drafting

This section describes the options available in the 3D Drafting group in the Design Master Electrical Options dialog box.

Customization--Options.Edit Project List.3D Drafting

Insert 3D blocks on drawing: Controls whether or not a 3D block is inserted when a 2D block is inserted.

It is important to select No if you do not want to see the blocks. Do not freeze or turn off the layer in AutoCAD. If the 3D layer is frozen or turned off, devices will no longer copy properly. 

The setting has no impact on exporting devices to IFC files.

3D circle approximation: Circles are approximated in the 3D model as polygons. This option is the number of sides of a polygon used to represent a circle. Higher numbers more closely approximate a circle, but greatly increase file sizes. The minimum number value for this option is 8. 

Draw hangers in 2D: Whether or not hangers are drawn in 2D.

Draw hangers in 3D: Whether or not hangers are drawn in 3D. This setting has no impact on exporting hangers to an IFC file. It only affects whether they are visible in AutoCAD. 

Show background below conduit and cable tray: Controls whether the architectural background is shown behind conduits and cable trays.

Yes: The architectural background behind conduits and cable trays will be shown.
No: The architectural background behind conduits and cable trays will be hidden.

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