This video takes a quick run through how to create sets and options within the set, and then accept the primary option.
- [Instructor] What I'd like to do in this video is show you how to use design options. It's a whole big topic but I think we can wind it down into one video. The objective here is to have different options for a client, who can't make their mind up. When they can see the options they can make better decisions. What design options do is allow you to keep one model but have different options in it. For example if I look at the visibility graphics of this view, I can go to design options, I can select maybe more expensive, less expensive, or maybe I can change curved walls to straight walls.
I can apply that. That can completely see different options in my model. So let's do that. Let's create some design options. Under projects I'm going to go open, I'm going to browse around keeping my exercise files and I'm going to grab design options, start. Or if you have a model you're working on that you want to create design options, go ahead and open that up. I'm going to click open. Now the first thing I need to do is make my options.
So down here at the bottom we'll see we have design options. Go ahead and click this button. We need to first make option sets and then add options to it. We can have many option sets in one model. So under option set click new. Where it says option set one, click on it. Now let's click rename. Let's call it front entry, then click okay.
Now for option one, select that and down under options let's click rename. Let's call it more expensive, and click okay. Now let's make a new option. Let's rename it. Let's call it less expensive, and click okay. Now I want to another option set.
So let's click new for option set, select where it says options set one, and let's rename it. Let's call it rear entry, and click okay. For option one, let's rename it, let's call it straight walls. Click okay. Let's make a new option.
Select it, rename it, call it curved walls, and let's click okay. Let's click close. Now what I'd like to do is select all of these walls here. And notice down here we can actually add them to a set. So let's come down here and click add to set.
For the front entry I want to add it to both of 'em. Let's click okay. Now I'm going to grab these walls here. And this door, and I suppose that wall there. Now I'm going to click add to set. Now this time I'm going to go rear entry. I'm going to add it to both of these and click okay.
Now we can start modifying but notice that you can't really click on anything because we have exclude options. We're in the main model so you now need to go into an option to work on something. So instead of main model I'm going to click this dropdown. And for the front entry let's mess with the less expensive one here. And I'm going to delete that, that, and that, maybe that.
I'm just going to trim out these walls here. Maybe drag this wall down. Maybe drag this wall over. Here we go. Now, I'm going to hit my dropdown, I'm going to go more expensive, and I'm just going to delete these walls here, delete that one, and I dunno, I'll right-click, create similar, I'll put a big arced wall in there.
The finish face exterior so I'm going to pick a point there, it's in the wrong direction so I'll hit my space bar to flip it. Come all the way down to here. Come up to here. Now this wall I can drag down. And this wall I can drag over. We got it. Now I'm going to mess with my back one.
So I'm going to click my fly out, for rear entry I'll go curved walls. And I won't do much back here, I'll just delete this wall, maybe create similar, add an arc, start it down here so I don't have to flip it, and there we go. Sometimes you get a little anomaly here so I can just select this, I'm going to right-click and disallow join, and I'll just drag that down, there we go.
Now under my design options I'll just go back to main model. So what I'd like to do now is I want to duplicate level one, so I'm going to right-click on level one, duplicate view, I'll just click on duplicate, and I'll rename this, and I'm going to call this level one, more expensive. Now I'm in level one more expensive, I'm going to type VG for visibility graphics.
And for my design options, my front entry, I'm going to set this to more expensive. And my rear entry, I'm going to set that to curved walls, and hit apply, and hit okay. And there it is. I'll duplicate this view. And I'm going to rename this to less expensive.
Make sure we're in the view, type VG. And for my design options I'm going to go less expensive, I'm going to go straight walls, click apply, then click okay. More, and less, perfect. Now what happens when the client finally makes their mind up, we can go back into design options and they had the money for the front but not for the back.
So what want to do is accept primary. So if I go to front entry, I'm going to accept primary. It deletes everything, yes we're sure, it's pretty drastic. Let's delete rear entry, I want to accept primary. Click yes. Click delete.
Hit close. Design options are now turned off. And notice that we're back to the regular level. So that's a quick run down, but that's how design options work.
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