ORION 18: HOW TO CONTROL AND MANAGE LAYERS


Layer management in CSC Orion 18 is actually quite simple as most of the layers are created by default for the different building components (beams, slabs, etc,) unlike Autocad where they have to be created individually.

To make the objects on a layer appear or disappear on the structural model, click on the 'Layers' toolbar located as shown the image below.
                 
             

For example, if we click the 'Ribbed Slab Layer Group' option in the toolbar, the waffle slab seen in the structural model above will disappear. See the new model below:

                                     
The toolbar, however, only controls the visibility of layers in the structural model.

However, to get a more detailed control of the layers, Go to 'Settings' - 'Layer and Color Settings' - 'Layer and Color Settings' in the menu toolbar at the top of the screen. The dialog box below appears.



Here, we can change the 'Color', 'Line Type', 'Text Font' and text height ('h-Text') for every feature (centre line, text, etc) in every building component (beam, column, etc.)

As an example, we will change the colour of the beam text. To do this, click under the 'Color' column next to the 'BEAM TEXT' layer description. Click the dropdown, then choose a different color and click 'OK'. The color of the text on beams changes immediately.

These kinds of changes can be made for different parts of different building components. You can also try out different combinations if you want certain features to appear more or less prominent in the building model

The 'Colors and Hatching' tab in the dialog box shown above is used to control the colors and patterns in regions of the model such as slab regions, walls, etc.

Use the 'Pick Color' button to choose a color for a region or click the 'Cancel' button to make it colorless.

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ORION 18: HOW TO CONTROL AND MANAGE LAYERS ORION 18: HOW TO CONTROL AND MANAGE LAYERS Reviewed by Izu Obi on 11:18:00 Rating: 5

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