Viewing Drawing in 3D

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To view the ductwork in 3D, go back to drawing M1 and go to

View arrowViewports arrow2 Viewports

You will be asked for a configuration option. Select "Vertical". Place the cursor in the right viewport to activate it. Go to

View arrow3D Views arrowSW Isometric

Zoom in until your drawing matches the one shown below.

dwg_ready_3d

To view the right drawing in 3D, go to

DM HVAC arrowSections and 3D Drafting arrowDraw 3D Ductwork

Design Master HVAC will prompt you to draw a crossing box around all the ducts to draw in 3D. In the left view port, draw your crossing box over all the ducts in the drawing.

To view the hidden lines, select the right viewport and type HIDE at the command line. Your drawing should match the one shown below.

dwg_3d_done

You may use the DM HVAC arrowLayer Management commands to turn the duct centerlines, double lines, and 3D layers on and off. Remember that when the hidden lines are drawn you cannot zoom or pan in the drawing. You must first type REGEN at the command line. Setting hidden lines for plotting purposes is done using a different set of commands, which is discussed further in the Plotting Hidden Lines page on our website.

Congratulations! You now know how to perform the basic 3D functions using Design Master HVAC.

See My Project has a Database for important notes about working with your project drawing and database files.


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