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Cloudworx Question

Post by pilatquinton » Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:44 pm

Recently, I scanned a building in Chicago for my job, which involves installing panels on the exterior of the building. In order to find out how far we need to offset our product off of the facade of the building, I need to find the furthest point on each exterior, along with a measurement for how far it sticks out. I've been using the section tool in Cloudworx to get a good cut section of each elevation, but I'm not very sure how to compare them to each other.

Has anybody done something like this before?

I feel like I ask way too many questions, but I can't find any descriptive literature on Cloudworx, aside from some very useful tutorials from Andy Fontana on Youtube.

Thank you for any replies in advance!

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Post by pbashiri » Fri Jun 07, 2019 5:39 pm

I did my fare share of facade drawings and measurement but never needed anything more than good old Autocad. Would be glad if I could help.
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Re: Cloudworx Question

Post by gsisman » Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:16 pm

pilatquinton wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:44 pm
Recently, I scanned a building in Chicago for my job, which involves installing panels on the exterior of the building. In order to find out how far we need to offset our product off of the facade of the building, I need to find the furthest point on each exterior, along with a measurement for how far it sticks out. I've been using the section tool in Cloudworx to get a good cut section of each elevation, but I'm not very sure how to compare them to each other.

Has anybody done something like this before?

I feel like I ask way too many questions, but I can't find any descriptive literature on Cloudworx, aside from some very useful tutorials from Andy Fontana on Youtube.

Thank you for any replies in advance!

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I think you could change the y-z axis to the x-y axis in a UCS and then the furthest point away from the face of the building would be the highest elevation and easy to visualize and query?

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Re: Cloudworx Question

Post by pilatquinton » Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:00 pm

gsisman wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 7:16 pm
pilatquinton wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 3:44 pm
Recently, I scanned a building in Chicago for my job, which involves installing panels on the exterior of the building. In order to find out how far we need to offset our product off of the facade of the building, I need to find the furthest point on each exterior, along with a measurement for how far it sticks out. I've been using the section tool in Cloudworx to get a good cut section of each elevation, but I'm not very sure how to compare them to each other.

Has anybody done something like this before?

I feel like I ask way too many questions, but I can't find any descriptive literature on Cloudworx, aside from some very useful tutorials from Andy Fontana on Youtube.

Thank you for any replies in advance!

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I think you could change the y-z axis to the x-y axis in a UCS and then the furthest point away from the face of the building would be the highest elevation and easy to visualize and query?
I've been doing something very similar to this lately; an issue I've been having is with the UCS's themselves. I was using the "Floor + Wall" UCS command for a while, but soon realized that I wasn't viewing the building elevation perpendicularly as I desired (it was off almost 6 inches). My current solution is this:

1)Create a UCS using the "2 points" function, which is perpendicular to the desired elevation.
2)Create a vertical slice on this elevation, and then create a secondary UCS to view the cut sections using the "On Slice" function.
3)Draw a straight, vertical line, and place it next to the first cut section.
4)Adjust the line after switching cut section views. Once all views have been accounted for, the line should contain the furthest point.

While I am getting more consistent results now, I'm still uneasy about the accuracy of my work. However, I feel much more confident with using these new tools.

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