Creating an Elevation Drawing

This tutorial offers a comprehensive guide on how to create an elevation drawing using the ConDoc Configurator. With a primary focus on architects, the lesson covers the distinct concepts and process involved in establishing exterior elevations, compared to interior ones. The tutorial provides clear, step-by-step instructions for creating two types of drawings: black and white construction document style and color presentation style, which vary significantly in their settings.

Specifically, you will learn how to:

  1. Create Elevation Drawings: Understand what elevation drawings are and how to create two distinctive types for different purposes.
  2. Utilize the ConDoc Configurator: Navigate through the ConDoc Configurator, learn to choose the drawing type and apply appropriate naming conventions for different design stages.
  3. Adjust Drawing Sequence Setting: Discern the importance of setting the correct sequence for your elevation drawings, including numeric and alphabetic sequences.
  4. Add and Adjust Viewports: Learn how to add viewports and make adjustments such as positioning, naming, and altering the rendering settings.
  5. Set the Camera and Section Plane: Comprehend why parallel projection is used for flat 2D elevations and how to use a section plane in an elevation.
  6. Make Layer Adjustments: Learn to adjust layers in an elevation and identify which ones to activate or deactivate depending on the design stage.
  7. Test the Elevation: Apply the created elevation on a model and check for proper behavior, including shadows, layers, and section plane distance.
  8. Create another Elevation Drawing: Understand how to create another elevation drawing for the design development phase and choose different styles, line weights, and render settings.

In conclusion, this tutorial equips you with the ability to create diverse elevation drawings in SketchUp using the ConDoc Configurator. It enables you to leverage the versatility of different styles, line weights, and render settings while managing your design process more efficiently and effectively.