Instructions from Video:
Want to add further detail to a model by adding cornerboards or quoins to the corners?
Select Insert>Detailing>Corner Details or select the Corner Details icon.
In the default catalog, there are a few examples of corner details for both masonry and siding finishes.
In our sample model, we have both masonry and sided walls. We also have walls that are a single story and exterior corners that are 2 storeys. We will go over how to install the details on each.
First, we will install a stucco quoin on the corner of the stone walls in the model. Select the Staggered Stucco Quoin. A copy of it will attach to the cursor. Simply left-click on a corner. A red outline illustrating the extents of the quoin will appear. The command is an auto command so it will automatically be ready to install another one. When you are finished, right-click and select Finish.
Left-click to select the quoin, right-click and select Properties.
There are several types of corner details depending on the style you want to achieve. Each type will have different parameters that allow you to further customize the corner detail. The diagram to the left will illustrate each parameter for you.
“Base Height”. As a default when you install the corner detail it will be at the height of the floor level of your current location. This could mean that it is 1’ off of grade, the base height parameter allows you to move the bottom of the corner detail up or down depending on where you want it to sit. By making this parameter -10 you are moving the base of the detail down so it is sitting below the finished floor of the model but sitting at the same level as the stone that sits on the foundation.
Click OK and now let us add corner board to the sided portion of the house. Select the 6” siding trim option from the catalog. Move the cursor to the desired corner and left-click. Left-click on each corner. This command also works on inside corners. Select the 3” siding trim and put it on an inside corner too. Once complete, right-click and select Finish.
Let’s look at the boards in 3D and discuss how we can alter the boards.
When a board is inserted it is inserted at a specific height. If you need the board to be a different height, left-click to select the board and right-click and select Properties.
Here you can adjust the overall height of a board if it needs to span 2 storeys. By typing in a new height the overall height of the board will be adjusted.
Now let’s look at if we are wanting this to add correctly in a material take off by reviewing the information on the Quantity tab.
The current information shows that it will give calculate the overall linear footage of 6” siding trim. But what if I order it by a specific length – 10’, 16’ or 20’ board lengths? Then I would have to use an assembly. I would click on the Add button to add an assembly. An item I would order each time I insert the 6” siding trim element.
The Assembly dialog box appears. Think of this as a place where you pick up a box of items that you want to purchase each time you insert the 6” siding trim. Currently, the only box on the shelf is a “Common Clay brick” box that includes bricks, mortar, sand, and wall ties. We don’t need that box of items so we will create a new box. In the assembly area, right-click and select Add Assembly.
The Edit Assembly dialog box will appear. Here we assemble the items we want to include and calculate how many of these items we will need.
Type 1×6 PVC Corner Board in the Name option. In the list below, it has the items from the current box. We will empty that box out for our new box. Click Remove until they are all gone. Now click Add to put things in the new box.
Select the 1×6 White PVC trim from the Exterior trim folder and click OK. Now it is added. You can see that it is calculated by the linear foot. So, for any length of the corner detail, it will calculate lf of this board. But for every corner 2 of these boards are needed to form the corner. So, we must edit the calculated quantity. Click on the formula displayed and then click on the button with three dots that appear.
The Formula dialog box appears and the formula should be Length x2 since 2 boards are needed for each corner. I also should ensure that the Input Length at the bottom is set to the appropriate units. For the cornerboards it is Feet. Click OK and the formula updates.
Click OK to go back to the Assembly dialog and click OK again to accept that selection. Back at the Corner Detail dialog box the assemblies are updated.
I hope this helps make your Envisioneer work, one step easier!