Once framing is inserted into an Envisioneer model it can be labeled to correspond with a schedule to be included with framing plans in a set of working drawings.
For this video, we will create a roof rafter plan with a corresponding schedule.
The surfaces and framing members for a roof are grouped together so they can be easily moved and manipulated as a single entity. Once the roof plan is finalized you can ungroup them. Once ungrouped, they can’t be grouped together again.
Select Insert>Members>Convert Framing to Members
Left-click on the edge of the roof.
Right-click and select Finish.
The framing for the roof appears and it is now independent of the roof surface. Each member is a separate member and can be replaced, duplicated, moved, or deleted if required.
Select Tools>Analyze>Schedules>Member Schedule
A preview of the schedule is shown. Select the Setup button to personalize the information displayed in the schedule.
At the top of the Schedule Setup dialog box, give the schedule a name like Roof Rafter Schedule
Beneath the title, is the Layout. Each column of information in the schedule can be manipulated. Each column heading has corresponding content information pulled directly from the information stored with each member. For this example, make the Cut Length field wider since the title gets cut off. Selecting that column, type 1.5” in the Width edit box. The Count field is also too narrow. Select that column and set the width to 1”. The Purchased Length field is not required in this report. Highlighting that column and hit Remove. It is removed from the report.
Below the Layout section is the Mark Elements section. This area of the dialog box focuses on how the members in the model will be labeled to correspond with the schedule. The schedule has a Mark field that can match the mark placed on the members in the model. Around the Mark can be a Hexagon or other shape or instead of a label it can be the actual length or purchased length of the board. For this example, Purchased length will be used. This will display the purchased length of the board. Beneath is the Insertion Point Offset. The label, instead of sitting directly on the centerline of the board, can be offset to sit adjacent to the board. The distance from the board is listed here. Change it to 3” so it sits just outside of the board.
The remaining fields in the dialog box deal with how the text and lines in the schedule will look. The text style used and the line weight, colour and type of line used to border the schedule. Each can be adjusted to personalize the appearance of the schedule. Click OK to accept the changes.
A preview of the schedule will appear. Each location has a separate schedule, ensure you have the location you want to be labeled. If you do not want the tags to appear on the model uncheck the option in the lower left. In the upper-right there is an option to print the schedule as a separate document or click OK in the lower right and the schedule will attach to the cursor to insert.
As a tip, I suggest inserting it far away from your model so it doesn’t interrupt any landscaping or dimensioning that you will be inserting. Left-click to insert it.
The model members are labeled and the schedule matches the preview. You can then insert it on a working drawing sheet to print. I hope that makes your work easier!