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first steps with abbund - 32 Pages

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CARPENTERS’ AND ARCHITECTS’ TIMBERFRAMING SOFTWARE TABLE OF CONTENTS – Introduction to ABBUND ONE 1.0 Setting-up ABBUND ONE Page 2 1.1 Windows screen resolution 1.2 Setting-up graphics and list printers 2.0 Description of the ABBUND ONE icon bars Page 3 3.0 Description of various settings Page 6 3.1 Construction drawing settings 3.2 General settings 4.0 Finding your way around using mouse and keyboard Page 6 4.1 Working with ABBUND ONE input dialogues 5.0 Creating a project in ABBUND ONE Page 7 5.1 Creating a roof design using a numerical ground plan 5.1.1 Purlins 5.1.2 Rafters 5.1.3 Hip and valley rafters 5.2 Chimneys 5.3 Skylights 5.4 Dormer windows 5.4.1 Adding rafters to the dormer window 5.4.2 Inserting a valley board 5.4.3 Dormer window timber 5.5 Changing eaves 6.0 Graphical ground plan Page 22 6.1 Creating a graphical ground plan 6.2 Creating floors 6.3 Creating interior walls 6.4 Creating a series of joists 7.0 Importing DXF-ground plans into ABBUND ONE Page 32 ____________________________________________________________________ Introduction to ABBUND ONE Page: 1 of 32

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____________________________________________________________________ Introduction to ABBUND ONE Page: 2 of 32 1.0) Setting-up ABBUND ONE 1.1) Windows screen resolution After installing ABBUND ONE on your computer you should make sure that the resolution of your screen is at least 800x600 or - even better - 1024x768 pixels. A lower resolution should not be used since this could cut off parts of the input dialogues on your screen and make it impossible to work with ABBUND ONE. You can change the screen resolution by clicking on your desktop with your right mouse button and then selecting “Properties“...

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2.0) Description of the ABBUND ONE icon bars General icons: Create a new project. Open an already existing project. Save current project. Take current screenshot and print it. Switch status bar on/off. Switch measuring bar on/off. Switch tool bar on/off. Switch floor selection on/off. Switch to 3D-view and make all necessary computations. Switch to ground plan input where you can create a ground plan that will be the basis for any roof computation. Switch to series of joists where you can create a floor or series of joists on the current floor at any user defined height. Switch to timber selection...

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Switch to ceiling timber selection. Zoom in by drawing a box to select a specific area of the current drawing. Reset zoom. Zoom out. Zoom in. Open your construction drawing settings. Switch legend next to the right edge of the page on/off. This affects the size of your construction drawing. Redraw current window contents. Confirm an action similar to pressing the ENTER-key. Cancel an action similar to pressing the ESC-key. Start online help and open its index. Turn your mouse pointer into a pointer with a question mark attached. This way you can get help on a specific menu item by clicking on...

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Create measure between two cursor positions. Create measure between two points. Create measure between a point and an intersection. Create measure between two intersections. Create measure between a point and an edge. Create measure between an intersection and an edge. Toolbox icons: Apply all values from “File / Options/Settings / Settings / General / Profile Macro“ to all profiles. This will recompute your roof design including all its timber. Start timber macros as defined under “File / Options/Settings / Settings / General / Timber Macro“. Modify your roof design parameters. Shortcut to 3D-Cam....

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3.0) Description of various settings You can make changes to various settings in your ABBUND ONE. 3.1) Construction drawing settings These settings affect general, roof, wall, and floor timber and can be different for various types of drawings. You can access your construction drawing settings in three different ways: - Via the menu item “Graphics / Settings construction drawing“. - By clicking on the symbol - By opening the context menu with your right mouse button and then selecting “Settings construction drawing“ with your left mouse button. 3.2) General settings There are several general and...

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In some dialogues you can decide which values you want to enter yourself and which values you want the program to compute by clicking on the icon next to the specific value. In some dialogues you can access an additional dialogue page by clicking on . For example, this is possible for the roof pitch in the numerical ground plan input dialogue. Clicking on takes you to a dialogue page asking you for a ”Measure to ridge” and a ”Ridge height” which will be used to compute the actual roof pitch. In every numerical dialogue item you can make simple calculations and the result will be displayed after...

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5.0) Creating a project in ABBUND ONE The following rules are important: - Each building side has its own unique building side number. - A ground plan is always entered counter-clockwise. - When entering a round plan all angles are interior angles, e.g. the angle between building side 1 and building side 2. - For each roof plane at least one building side is needed. - For additional building sides lying under the same roof plane (in addition to its reference building side) Connect to... VMT has to be entered. - When entering the last building side should be enabled. 5.1) Creating a roof design...

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____________________________________________________________________ Introduction to ABBUND ONE Page: 9 of 32 Building side 1 Eaves construction : Purlin roof with overhang Building side length : 5,000 Wall width : 0,365 Hor. roof overhang : 0,500 Wall Plate, distance to wall plane : 0,050 Perp. Obholz : 0,150 Height TE wall plate : 0,520 Roof pitch : 40° Wall Plate width : 0,120 Wall Plate strength : 0,120 Building side 2 Apply values from building side 1 and change to the following values: Eaves construction : Purlin roof with overhang Building side length : 1,000 Ground angle : 90° VMT : 1...

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Wall Plate width : 0,120 Wall Plate strength : 0,120 Building side 6 Apply values from building side 4 and change to the following values: is last building side : enabled After confirming the dialogue values by clicking on OK and then clicking on the roof design will be computed and you will be taken back to the main screen. The roof design should look similar to the screenshot below: Now you should save your current project by clicking on Check your settings relating to purlins and rafters by opening the context menu with your right mouse button and then selecting “Project Settings / Purlins/Rafters“...

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