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03 June 2020

Shifting Views. Layout of the Views.

Projects drawn with objects from the ArCADia BIM system are introduced on the view. This is one of the views available in the program. The 3D view is also a view that always appears in every project, but it is a little different. It has its own window turned on and off with the icon on the System ribbon or in the Project Manager window.


Other views are entered on the program graphic screen, next to or below/above the view. In the ArCADia-ARCHITECTURE module, an additional view is the cross-section from which the elevation can also be created. Among the Teriva ceiling options is the Construction cross section showing only this element. In other industry modules, we also have axonometry, developments and profiles. We switch between them using the tabs in the Project Manager window or by double-clicking on the view handle.


ArCADia BIM Shifting Views. Layout of the Views.

Project Manager


ArCADia BIM Shifting Views. Layout of the Views.

View Handle



   ArCADia BIM Shifting Views. Layout of the Views.

Cross-section Handle


The view handle is a very important element because we can move the view only by using the view handle. For example, if we want to move the view of a building or its cross-section, we do not mark the area of the drawing, but click on the handle and move it with a blue square.


Why? By area or by clicking we select only visible and active elements. For the view it will be only one level, the other levels will not be moved. For the cross-section, these will only be elements cut by the cross-section line and visible just behind them. Elements that are obscured and those on the other side of the cut line will not be marked. Therefore, if we select elements from the view, rather than the view itself, and move them, we will split the building's solid, which we will see in 3D view.



Layout of the views


Working in the ArCADia system, we create a three-dimensional building model. The elements are introduced in the view, but by entering all the parameters they are drawn in the 3D view showing their geometry. We draw a level, then another one defining whether it is placed above or below the previous one. This creates a coherent model of the building. On the view we can see all levels. With time, there are more and more elements, so we start to turn off levels not used at a given moment.

Working in various CAD programs earlier, in which designs were created from lines, the levels were drawn next to each other. Not only for clearer work, but because they did not build any model, they were only flat drawings that were laid out next to each other.

If someone is accustomed to working in such a manner, but wants to use various design amenities of the ArCADia system, of course, he can lay the levels next to each other. But, and this is a big but. We do not draw subsequent levels next to each other, because we will not create a uniform building model in this way. We draw the first level, add the second level and we insert the view, it is this that will allow us to place those levels next to each other.

In details, it will look like this:

We have the first level.


ArCADia BIM Shifting Views. Layout of the Views.


In the Project Manager window we add another level below or above. We define parameters and whether we will copy something from the existing level.

If it is at least similar in part, we suggest marking Copy selected level contents, then unnecessary elements can be deleted or edited.


ArCADia BIM Shifting Views. Layout of the Views.


We can see both levels on the top of each other. If they are to lie next to each other, then we return to the Project Manager window and we click on Plus placed in the upper right corner of the window. We select Insert view from the displayed list.


ArCADia BIM Shifting Views. Layout of the Views.


We insert a view and all levels are shown. Now, in the Project Manager window, select the level which we want to work on.

We double click on it to make it active. Then we turn off the remaining levels.

ArCADia BIM Shifting Views. Layout of the Views.


On the first view, we also choose the level on which we are working and we turn off the second one.

We proceed in the same way with subsequent levels.


ArCADia BIM Shifting Views. Layout of the Views.

The Project Manager window then looks like this:

ArCADia BIM Shifting Views. Layout of the Views.








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