Autocad blocks

Hi there. I'm looking for a bunch of blocks for Autocad of various
building footings. If I'm working on a concept plan, it'd be nice to be
able to just 'drop' a block of a building footing in instead of wasting
time on drawing building's over and over.
Any suggestions?
I've searched google and found some, but no 'all-in-one-package'. Even
if it isn't free - I'm looking for now.
Does anyone else have this kind of problem (not that it's a problem)?
Thanks,
Jon
email: jwhalen at terraingroup dot com
Reply to
jwhal
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Of all the things to block, especially when doing "conceptual work", footings would be near the bottom of my list. Why not make your own if it's a problem for you? I have detailed sectional blocks of certain assemblies that I use repeatedly, and then I explode them and "make'em fit", but they are "construction drawing" level graphics. For conceptual work a fat outline does it for me.
Reply to
Michael Bulatovich
why not simply use RECTANGLE ? After all your not ready to design it with keyways or rebar yet. So that leaves a rectangle, doesn't it ?
Brian
Reply to
Brian Spillane
hi John, try to use Architectural Desktop...here you'll find a lot of buildings etc.... Do you have only Autocad without any package?
Greetings form Germany Thomas
Reply to
TeeR
I would draw a rectangle under the wall, the top of the rectangle 2 - 3 brick courses (150 - 225) below the ground level and the bottom say 1.2m below the ground level.
The width, say 0.6m for a 2 storey domestic. With the note foundations to be specified by the engineer, or the other cop-out that is used is "Actual depth and size of foundation to the satisfaction of Building Control"
Regarding special foundations, Piles and ground beams, indicate a 500mm square rectangle, again 150-225 mm below external ground level
Pile dia. from 250 - 350mm.
Regarding RC detailing, I have over 300 blocks that enable me to construct RC details of Piles and Groundbeams very quickly.
Alan (Cadalot)
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Cadalot
I'm using Land Desktop 3. The reason for this question is usually all I get from a client is a sketch of a building, sometimes they don't even know what they want. I figured it may be faster for me to have a collection of blocks to just drop in instead of re-drawing a building say six different times (for different options).
No big deal, I was just wondering if anybody knows of a place to obtain a collection of blocks. I've found some, but the more the merrier.
Thanks anyways.
-Jon
Reply to
jwhal
I guess 'footings' was the wrong term for me to use. Yes, RECTANGLE will work, but when designing seven or eight different options, a lot of my time is used by sketching different buildings. I meant their outlines (or footprint) not necessarily the footings.
Jon
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jwhal
@#&!!!!!!!!!! (Serves me right....)
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Michael Bulatovich

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