Tools that make model building, element definition simple and efficient. In AxisVM can use three modeling methods:
- Creating model using the 3D Geometry Editor Functions,
- Creating model using the 3D Direct Drawing of Objects,
- Creating model framework from an architectural model.
These tool buttons create new geometry or change the existing one. If you are working on parts and Settings / Options / Editing / Auto / Part Management option is checked then all the newly created geometric entities will be added to the active parts.
The geometric entities can be selected prior to applying the geometry construction commands, as well.
This feature considerably speeds up model building. Using this icon window columns, beams, walls, slabs and holes can be drawn. Their properties and their geometry can be set previously and changed any time during the drawing.
The top toolbar shows the type of the object to draw and the orientation of the object (for columns and walls). Property fields can be edited like in the Property Editor. The bottom toolbar shows the drawing methods available for the object (one segment, polyline, polygon, rectangle, etc.).
Clicking a domain contour before drawing holes forces the drawing into the plane of the domain.
Object types: Column, Beam, Wall, Slab domain, COBIAX slab, Surface domain, Hole.
This icon starts the conversion operation of the architectural model if previously an IFC file (*.IFC) was loaded by File / Import as a background layer.
If you create model framework or delete objects and nothing is selected the Selection Toolbar appears. Click the Property Filter icon to select beams and columns within a certain range of section size according to their minimum side length or select walls or slabs within a certain range of thickness. Model framework will be created from selected layer elements. Columns will be reduced to their axis, walls, slabs and roofs will be reduced to their center plane. Framework nodes and lines become part of the AxisVM model and are independent of the background layer. Parts will automatically be created for levels and object types and the elements created for the static model will be included in the appropriate parts. Hinged wall connections can be modeled using edge hinges when creating a model framework from the architectural model.
If the Material field is set to Automatic, and the IFC file includes material data and assigments the model will import them.