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Assigning assemblies in drawing.tool

How to assign assemblies and change performance values for building elements in drawing.tool?

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Written by Patrick Chopson
Updated over a week ago

With the release of the Assembly Builder, now you can create, customize, and assign different assemblies within drawing.tool.

The Assembly Builder enables assigning assemblies for walls, roof, floors, windows, and skylights.

Follows is a step-by-step guide for working with assemblies and geometry.

STEP 1: Create a New Project and go to the drawing.tool to draw or import the building's geometry.

STEP 2: When you select a building element like a wall or roof, you will see an assembly section appearing in the application menu. You will see a default assembly, which is assigned to the selected element (highlighted in blue).
Note: Interior Walls and Floors do not have a default assembly assigned, however a custom assembly can be applied. When assigning new assemblies ensure the R-value or U-value match your required performance for that building element.

STEP 3: If you wish to change the performance values that are greyed out, these are controlled by the assigned assembly. Simply hop into the assembly builder to create new or modify the assemblies before re-assigning. Assemblies added to the Project Assemblies panel will appear in the drawing.tool for selection.

STEP 4: Hop back to the Elements Menu in the drawing.tool. You will see more options in the assembly window when an element is selected. Click on other options to assign another assembly to the building element. You can also multi-select elements and assign the same assembly to each.

If you see two or more assemblies highlighted, this signifies the elements you have selected have different assemblies assigned to them. To verify the assemblies assigned to each element, the Name field is populated with the name of the assembly.

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