Can anyone out there tell me if architectural desktop comes with 2d
symbols? I would like to know if you can insert windows and doors with
wall breaks, automatic offsets, etc. with 2d blocks only. Or maybe
there is a feature that will allow you to automatically choose either a
2d or 3d drawing setup?
Thanks in advance.
No but there is a lispfile that removes all the 3d parts of a drawing -
Autozero its called. You run it from the menubar. Otherwise just select
everything in the drawing and reduce the Z coordinate to '0'. Either way its
a pain. ADT's 3d functions really start to get in the way of normal 2d
drawing - if I was you I would switch to AutoCAD full version or AutoCAD LT
or go to Microstation which doesnt have any of these problems. AutoCAD are
really losing the ball with ADT.
Actually,, if you do this one by one you can reduce it to 2d. Set up one
viewport at a time if it hasn't already been setup. Then looking through
that viewport.. explode everything. Save As to a different file. Then go
into the original again and do the same thing for the next viewport. As
long as you are looking through viewports.. you can explode the objects and
they will revert to 2d in the plane that the viewport is perpendicular to.