Summary: The procedure for assigning AccuRender materials to ADT objects and layers.
The procedure for assigning AccuRender materials to Architectural Desktop objects and layers is nearly identical to that of AutoCAD. The difference in assigning materials comes with the fact that Architectural Desktop can create custom objects such as doors, windows, and stairs. Each of these custom objects can be made up of one or more sub-objects. In order to assign materials to these sub-objects, you must assign materials by color, instead of by object or by layer.
Note: AccuRender 3.1 Build 268 or later is required for use with ADT 2006.
The process for configuring Architectural Desktop 2006 for rendering with AccuRender is slightly different from the process used to configure previous versions of Architectural Desktop. If you are using Architectural Desktop 1, 2, 3, 3.1, 3.3, or 2005 see the AccuRender FAQ for that version.
1. Select the layout and the viewport with the model view to render.
2. Double-click the viewport active it.
3. To create a new configuration, from the Format menu, click Display Manager.
4. In the Display Manager dialog box, right-click the Configuration folder, and then select New.
The Fixed Display Configuration box, will now read Viewport View Direction.
8. To set the current display configuration, in the left pane of the Display Manager dialog box, right-click AccuRender, and select Set to Current Viewport.
You can switch between this configuration and the other configurations from the Display Manager dialog box.
Architectural Desktop objects can be made up of a number of sub-objects. For instance, an Architectural Desktop Window object is made of three sub-objects: Glazing, Frame, and Sash. If you would like the entire object to be rendered with only one material, assign the material to the object's layer. However, if you would like to assign materials to the sub-objects of the window, you must make each sub-object a different color. The typical ADT styles to modify are Walls, Windows, and Doors. They would follow the same procedure as detailed below for Doors.
1. From the Format menu, double-click Style Manager, the drawing name, Architectural Objects, and then Door Styles.
2. Under Door Styles, right-click the selected the door style object you would like to change or Standard, and then select Edit.
5. Clear the checkboxes for all the sub-components for which you want to assign separate AccuRender materials.
The number of the color will be used to reference the material.
8. From the Design menu, set colors for the other components.
9. At the Command prompt, type regen.
The objects will now be displayed in their new color.
You will now assign AccuRender materials to the colors of the sub-objects.
1. Load and start AccuRender.
2. In the AccuRender dialog box, on the Setup tab, click Materials.
3. In the Assign Material list, and select By ACI.