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You use these precision templates to produce site designs and drawings according to accepted industry standards.

  • Site (Imperial)—This template has imperial units in feet and inches, ANSI and architectural sheet sizes and borders, and architectural fill styles. It also provides symbols based on AIA standards for residential and commercial designs.

  • Site (Metric)—This template has metric units in meters and centimeters, ISO standard architectural sheet sizes and borders, and architectural fill styles. It also provides symbols based on AIA standards for residential and commercial designs.

The ANSI, DIN, BSI, ISO, and JIS dimensioning standards are also available in these two templates. When you open these templates, the Draw toolbar appears, containing tools to help you create precision drawings.

Production Drafting Workflow for Site Designs

You can produce full sets of production drawings according to the AIA standards.

To produce a fairly complex production drawing, you should set Maintain Relationships off.

Set up the sheet.

  • Select an appropriate sheet size. The default scale is 1/4" = 1', which is appropriate for the average plan on a D-Size sheet.

Reference a floor plan or open one.

  • Reference a floor plan by using the Object command on the Insert menu or by dragging and dropping in the reference file. Or click the Open command to open (translate) the file.

Any MicroStation, AutoCAD, dxf, or igr document can be a reference file.

Create a foot print.

  • If you reference the plan, using the drawing tools on the Draw toolbar, you can trace the outer perimeter of the reference plan to create the outline shape of the building. Either delete or move the reference file to a layer and turn it off.

Place symbols.

  • Drag the landscape symbols into the document in the appropriate positions.

  • You can use two methods to place multiple copies of the same symbol:

    1. Holding down the right mouse button, drag the symbol into the template. When you release the right mouse button to place the symbol, you are prompted with two options. Click Stamp Here, and use the left mouse button to place multiple copies of the symbol.

    2. Press Ctrl as you drag in a symbol with the left mouse button. Place the first instance of the symbol while holding down Ctrl. Once you have placed the first symbol, you can release Ctrl and use the left mouse button to place multiple copies of the symbol.

Annotate the drawing.

  • Use text and dimensioning to annotate the drawing. Text is entered in paper units regardless of the sheet scale. To label site symbols, use the labels that automatically appear on symbols when you double-click them.

Select a border or create one.

  • The Site templates are delivered with ten border sizes. Select the borders with Sheet Setup so that they appear in the current design. On the Background tab of the Sheet Setup dialog box, select the background sheet to display with the working sheet. Use Select Tool to position the graphics appropriately in the border.

The borders were designed from guidelines from the Construction Specifications Institute (CSI).

The following symbol sets aid in production drafting.

Content

Description

Elevations Symbols

Provide AIA and Intergraph standard elevation symbols for commercial and residential Site design.

Plan Symbols

Provide AIA and Intergraph standard plan symbols for commercial and residential Site design.

To use this functionality, you must install the AEC Solutions option.

See Also

Drawing Basic Elements
Drawing Connectors
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