Handset Designer enables you to easily draw formwork for sloped floors.
The first step in creating a sloped floor is to set the wall elevations. You will notice that each wall has four elevation values. These values correspond to the top and bottom of the wall at the beginning and end of the wall, when viewed from an elevation.
To set the elevation values:
1. Select the wall.
2. Click the Shape Data icon in the Handset Designer toolbar .
The Shape Data popup appears.
3. As necessary:
a. Click in the Top elevation at start of wall field and enter a new value.
b. Click in the Bottom elevation at start of wall field and enter a new value.
c. Click in the Top Elevation at end of wall field and enter a new value.
d. Click in the Bottom elevation at end of wall field and enter a new value.
Note: For measurements use ft. for feet, in. for inches or m. for meters. (Be sure to designate ft., in, or m. or you will receive an error when drawing the formwork.)
4. Click the Handset Designer tab and then click Draw Formwork.
Handset Designer adds formwork to the wall.
5. Click the wall again to select it.
6. As needed, click Right Elevation or Left Elevation to create the desired elevation view.
7. Right-click the elevation shape and select Page-# from the menu that appears.
Handset Designer displays the elevation with the sloped floor.
Panels and fillers that are side by side are vertically offset from each other. Since the dado slots on the panels are at 1 ft. on center (greatest value), these offsets can only be accomplished at 1 ft.
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