Remember those old-fashioned concrete columns with the cone at the top? In this video, learn how to make them.
- So here is the unique type of column … I would like to model. … The type with the bell at the top. … You see them quite a bit especially in older structures. … I see people would just put in a regular column … and not model the entire top assembly … which to me is bad practice. … Okay to get started, under FAMILIES let's go New. … Browse to your region, scroll down to structural column. … Click Open. … Notice there's a few parameters already here. … So let's get started by adding the Cap Size parameter. … On the Quick Access tool bar, let's click Aligned Dimension. … Notice that these are already aligned to our reference plans … so we got a head start. … From here to here, … up to there, … from here to here, down to here. … Hit Escape a couple of times. … Hold then your Control Key … and select both of these parameters. … Click the Create Parameter button, let's call it Cap Size … and click OK. … It's pretty small so let's flex that. … Go to Family Types let's make that Cap Size be four feet. …
- Creating parameters
- Creating extrusions and sweeps
- Cutting voids
- Building stepped-footing and other foundation families
- Creating columns
- Modeling trenches
- Adding framing
- Creating joist bridging details
- Working with metals
- Creating tags and annotations
- Printing sheets
- Creating trusses
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Basic Families
2. Foundation Families
3. Framing and Metals
4. Detailing and Annotations
5. Sheets and Printing
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