Create a Foundation

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Nov 26, 2013 (3 years and 8 months ago)

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2001

Don Buryanek & John Olsen

Wayne State College & Avetech Solutions

1


Create a Foundation

1. Start a new drawing using the cabin template that
you created in the previous exercise.

2.
Right Click

in drawing editor

3. Select
Design Walls



Add a Wall

The dialog displayed to the right will appear.


The
Style

of wall needs t
o be set to Concrete 8 16 x 8 Footing. The Wall height is set to 4ft.

Wall Justification is set to baseline.


Note Direct distance entry is used here.

Make sure Ortho is on. Draw clockwise from start point.

4. Start point
20',20'
.

5. Move mouse to up towa
rds the top of the screen.

6. Type
24’

then push
enter
.

7. Move mouse to the right of the screen.

8. Type
32‘

the push
enter.

9. Right click and select “ortho” from the pop up menu.

10. Move mouse toward the bottom of the screen and pick with the left mou
se button.

This should create a foundation starting at 20’,20 feet with foundation walls that are 24 ft by 32 ft.


Use the distance command to check the wall lengths. Make sure to zoom in and select the outside corners of the
foundation wall. Do not sel
ect the hidden line walls as these are the footings and will not match the dimensions
we used.


To create structural members for the floor system:

1. Right click and select
-
Design
-
Structural Members



2. In the Structural Member Catal
og Dialog expand the list to
find
Nominal Lumber
.

3. Select Nominal Lumber. From the list that appears to the
lower right find and Double click on 2x6.

4. The
Style

dialog appears.

5. Type
2x6

in the Style dialog

The 2x6 will be available in the beam s
tyle dialog box when you go


to place a beam.

6. Repeat the above steps to create a

a.

2x10 beam

b.

6x10 beam (Heavy Timber).

c. 10” web joist (plywood web joists)












2001

Don Buryanek & John Olsen

Wayne State College & Avetech Solutions

2

To create the floor system You need to place the sill plate on top of the
foundation wall.
To do so, set the osnap to endpoint, and view the foundation
from an iso view. Use the view toolbar to establish an isometric view.


1. Select the
Design

pulldown
-
Structural members


Add Beam
.

The add beam dialog box appears.

2. Select
2x6

from the
Style

list.

3. Set
Justification

to
Bottom Left

4. Set
Roll

to
90

5. Select an iso view from the view tool bar.

6. Pick the outside endpoints of the foundation wall, going clockwise.

See example below:


















The sill plate is in, the center beam t
o support the joist system needs to be installed.

To insert the 6x10 that you created in the catalog:

1.

Right click and Select
Repeat add beam.

2.

Select 6x10 from style.

3.

Set roll=0.

4.

Set justify to top center.

5.

Using
midpoint osnap
, insert the beam the length of

foundation. Attach it


to the inner most midpoint of the sill plate on each 24’ section of the wall.


Zoom into each plate for accuracy. The beam will be into the concrete but

The concrete will be pocketed out in the next step.

























2001

Don Buryanek & John Olsen

Wayne State College & Avetech Solutions

3

Creating a pocket for the beam.

Note: The beam ends up butting up against the sill plate and is flush to the top of the plate. It also is intruding
into the foundation wall. A pocket needs to be cut from the wall to
support the beam.


1. From the
Des
ign

pulldown select
Wall Tools
-
Body Modfier
.

2. Select a section of the foundation wall that the beam is touching

3. Select the beam

4.
Enter component index<1>:
Press enter

5. When prompted for operation type s then enter.

6.
Description:
Press enter

7.

Erase layout geometry? [Yes/No] <N>:
Enter

This will cut a pocket into the wall. The pocket is the beam support.
The beam is left intact. Repeat the process for the other end of the wall
and beam.


To box in the beam or create the rim joist

1.

Right click
.

2.

Select repeat add beam.

3.

Select 2x10 from style.

4.

Set roll=0.

5.

Set justify to bottom left

6.

Insert on top of sill plate using counter clockwise by picking
the corners.

The example is shaded, the sill plate, beam and rim joist are in place.























To place the floor joist us the zoom command to zoom in on a rim joist corner as shown in the example below.

1.

Right click select
Structural members
-
Add Beam

2.

Select the
10” Plywood Joist
.

3.

Set Justify to
Top center


4.

Roll=0

5.

Shift right to bring up the os
nap menu and


select the
“from”
osnap.


(Continued on next page)






2001

Don Buryanek & John Olsen

Wayne State College & Avetech Solutions

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6.

Select the top left end point of the rim joist


where the 24’ part meets the 36’ part

7.

The offset distance is @16<0

8.

Shift and the right mouse button to

select “Perpendicular”

9.

Zo
om previous, the zoom window to get


to the other side of the foundation.

10.

Select the rim joist at the opposite side to


attach the joist to the opposite side.





Creating the rest of the floor joists.

1.

Begin the Array command

2.

Pick the select
object button

3.

Select the first joist.

4.

Columns=23

5.

Rows=1

6.

Row off set=1”

7.

Column offset =1’4”

8.

Select Preview button

9.

Select accept.







Place a 5/8 plywood floor on top of the floor system use the “Slab” command.


1.

Select Design
-
Slabs
-
Add Slab

2.

Thickness =5
/8”

3.

Switch to an iso view

4.

Select the 4 corners of the model at the
top outside of the rim joist. (Use the
zoom commands to ensure accuracy)

(The slab could be created in 4 x 8 ft
sheets and staggered.)











1.

Dimension and detail the drawing.

2.

Save the

drawing as “Foundation”