Assign Group and Construction Stages#
Changes the group number, group designation and the assigned construction stages of existing elements.
After calling the command the color scheme 1 is set. The upper part of the dialog offers the following options:
The plus sign inserts a line with a predefined group number in the table area below. This group number is made up of the base value and an offset. On the right side of the header, the input options for the construction stages are controlled.
After selecting the desired group, structural elements can be selected in the drawing. The selection of different element types in one step (e.g. structural line and structural area) is allowed.
The AutoCAD selection options are available for selecting the elements. The elements are always changed completely (with all sub-elements).
These are e.g. for the structural line supports as well as bedding. Sub-elements can be selected with the pressed
The new group number is assigned when the object selection is completed with
RETURN on the keyboard.
The modification is immediately visible by the change of the color.
The visibility of the elements can simultaneous be controlled via the Filter.
When opening the dialog, all existing group numbers are entered in the table in the lower part of the dialog.
Assign existing group numbers:#
The existing numbers can be assigned to other elements immediately. To do this, mark a line (the value is entered in the header as the base value). Then select the elements in the drawing the marked group number is to be assigned.
Define new group numbers:#
The plus sign inserts a line with a predefined group number in the table area below. This group number is made up of the base value and an offset.
Example: With a group base value set to 100 and an offset set to 10 the plus sign inserts a line with value 110 in the table. The created line is marked and the group number can be assigned to the structural elements as described above.
Examples for creating and assigning groups:#
Enter the desired group number for the base value (offset is 0). The line in the lower part is created with the plus sign. The desired elements are assigned. Then a new base value is entered and the process is repeated.
Enter a base value and an offset and generate lines with the desired values by pressing the plus sign several times (e.g. base value 100 + offset 10 generates the groups 110, 120, 130 … for the wall positions). When all groups have been created, mark a desired group and assign the marked group to the elements.
If you want to define a value precisely, make sure that the offset has been set to 0 beforehand.
In the lower part of the dialog the existing groups are listed. On the left side the group number is shown. On the right side one can give a group designation. This is written to the database during export and is therefore available in the output programs.
If the designations were created with the ASCII input, they are not immediately available when a drawing is opened. But they may be imported. If only the designation of the groups should be imported, please note to uncheck the option “Replace Existing Elements” during the command import.
If group numbers are removed by deleting the assigned elements, the corresponding group designations are also deleted.
Each group with structural elements may also have two construction stages. One for the activation of the group, one for removing the elements.
To assign construction stages to a group first activate the option
Construction Stages in the head of the dialog.
After that the two colums on the right side are enabled for editing.
The assigned construction sections are checked using the bar graph.
During the Export the construction stages are written into the database, so the following programs can use them for analysis.
A detailed description of the construction stages workflow can be found in the manual CSM - Construction Stage Manager.