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2D diagrams

The 2D drawing window is used to create:

Plan Diagrams

Click the 'Plan' tab at the top of the 2D Drawing Window to start creating a plan diagram.

The window is divided up into several parts:

Plan View

This shows the extents of the plan diagram.

If you export the image then these extents will be used.

General Controls

The four buttons on the left allow you to move around the plan view.

On the right, the 'Print/Export' button will take you to the Print/Export Window

The 'Export Image' button will bring up the Export Image dialog. This dialog can be used to save the 2d plan as an image file, or copy it directly to the clipboard. If copied to the clipboard, you can then paste the image into another application. Note that you can check the box to add the legend to the exported image.

Pre-set views

You can choose from several pre-set options. If you press a button, the block, route and appearance settings will be changed to the pre-set combination. You can then make any changes to the settings, but if you press the pre-set button again it will return you to the original pre-set options.

The options are (from left to right):

Block settings

You can control the block shading using these options:

Line Colour

This controls the colour of the lines used to outline blocks and buildings.

Floor Selector

Select which floor you want to display in the plan diagram. By default this is set to 'Use Whole Block'. Note that if you set this to a higher floor, then floors below will be faded and not shaded.

Block Shading

Below this are two radio buttons.

Perimeter Objects

Where perimeter objects have been added using the 'Block Appearance' setting, you can specify whether these should be shown, and whether they should be shaded the same as the parent block or another specified colour.

City Item settings

You can control the City Item shading using these options. Please note that City Item shading used to be combined with Block shading. From CityCAD 2.2 onwards, the shading for blocks and city items is controlled separately.

Line Shading

This is not currently available for City Items.

City Item Shading

There are two options

Route settings

You can control the Route shading using these options:

Line Colour

This controls the colour of the lines used to draw routes.

Route Shading

Below this are three radio buttons.

Appearance

You can control general appearance settings for the plan drawing here:

Section Drawings

Click the 'Section' tab at the top of the 2D Drawing Window to start creating a section diagram. These are simplified line drawings for examining the outline massing of the blocks in your masterplan.

The window is divided up into several parts:

Section View

This displays the section which you are currently working on.

The first time you open this, no section will be displayed as you need to define a section line first. To do this, click 'Draw Section Line'. You will be returned to the main CityCAD window where you can draw a section line.

To do this, click once at the start point of the section line, and then click once again at the end. The first click will be the left side of the section drawing, and the second will be the right side. You will see a semi-transparent red section plane appear as you draw.

General Controls

The four buttons on the left allow you to move around the section view.

On the right, the 'Export Section Image' button will bring up the Export Image dialog, while the 'Print/Export' button will take you to the Print/Export Window.

Click 'Clear' to clear the current section. (ie. you will need to draw a new one in the main display window)

Click 'Draw Section Line' to draw a new section line in the Main Display Window.

Section Shading

The four buttons on the left allow you to move around the plan view.

Routes and Appearance

Sections

Only vertical sections can be created in CityCAD at the present time. If you want to construct angled or horizontal sections then we recommend that you export the model as a 3D dxf file and construct the section using another application.

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