Add a Building Component

Add a building component saved in the component library, for example a piece of furniture, as follows:

  1. Do either of the following:
    • Select Modeling | Accessory Component | Component gallery Component.
    • Right-click to open the context-sensitive menu, and select Add Furniture, Symbol, Building Group....

    The browser is opened.

  2. Select a folder in the browser.
  3. Double-click a thumbnail image of a component.
  4. If the selected component has variable parameters, you can select the parameters in a dialog box. If necessary, you can reselect the parameters by selecting the Edit Parameters auxiliary function. If there are no parameters, you can locate the component.
  5. Select the locating height of the component.
    • When a component is added to a drawing, its default position is the floor base height, i.e. the level of the floor surface, or the nearest height level beneath. If you wish to position the component at another height, you can change its height using the Select Height function.
    • In a model, you can position the component on the floor surface level or on the nearest height level below the cursor by using the Gravitation Snap auxiliary function. Components with a height that cannot be easily selected can be added by defining their position in the 3D model. In this case, the gravitation snap must be disabled.
  6. If necessary, change the locating point of the component, mirror or flip the component, edit the parameters of the component, or select another auxiliary function from the menu which opens by right-clicking.

    Auxiliary Functions for Adding a Macro Component

  7. Select a location for the component.


  • You can also rotate the macro in the xy plane by using the following keyboard commands:
    • at intervals of 45° by using Page Up and Page Down
    • at intervals of 5° by using the Up and Down arrow keys
    • at intervals of 1° by using the Left and Right arrow keys.

    You can rotate an object by using the keyboard commands when the ../user/SETUP file contains the keyword set.vertex.grouparrowrotate= 2.

  • If you use the functions in the auxiliary menu to change the component's position, for example to rotate the component, you can restore its original position by using the Normalizing Position function.
  • When you select a component group that you have created yourself from the browser, a limited set of auxiliary functions is available.
  • If the component group you selected has been created of component belonging to different drawing-model pairs, you can select whether the components of the group are added to their original drawing-model pairs or to the active drawing-model pair. Select either of the following in the message box:
    • Yes, when you want to add the components to their original drawing-model pairs.
    • No, when you want to add all the components in the active drawing-model pair.