Picking up where the Getting Started Guides leave off, TurboFLOORPLAN Architectural Training will have you producing quality floorplans, designs and renderings in no time.
These video lessons were produced and recorded by Jack Zimmer in conjunction with IMSI/Design. Jack has been both a designer and builder for over 20 years and an avid Floorplan3D, and now TurboFLOORPLAN, user for over 10 years. He holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Wisconsin. Join him as he shares his methods and expertise in this learning series.
Core Concepts: • Overview Part I - Desktop And Program Navigation • Overview Part II - Drawing Basics • Overview Part III - View Manager And Printing • Overview Part IV - Visualization And Export Options • Building Locations - Floors & Levels • View Filter Part I - Controlling Displayed Elements • View Filter Part II - Locking Elements • Project Trace - Importing Scanned Blueprints For Tracing • The House Builder Wizard • Putting it all Together
Building Tools Section 1 • buildtools_200.bmp Walls Part I - Adjusting By Dims, Offsets, Duplicate To Location • Walls Part II - Curved Walls, Breaks, Mirror Tool • Walls Part III - Sloped And Step Walls • Walls Part IV - Wall Components, Adding Trim • Walls Part V - Adding Wainscot And Chair Rails - wall_tool_part5.html • Wall Tool Part VI - 6 Drop Face (Force Exterior • Room Division Tool - Dividing Floors Spaces - • Roofs Part I - By Perimeter, By Picking Points, Rakes, Soffit, Gable • Roofs Part II - Flush & Raised Dormers • Roofs Part III - Dutch Hip • Roofs Part IV - 11 Roof Match Planes • Roofs Part V - Dormers, Skylights & Openings • Surfaces Part I – Custom Floors, Ceilings and Roofs • Surfaces Part II – Intersecting Surface Planes • Surfaces Part III – Converting Roofs to Surfaces
Building Tools Section 2 • Ceilings - Flat, Tray and Cathedral • Stair Tools - Inserting Stairs and Creating Floor Openings • Columns - Inserting And Mirror Copying • Footings - Mono (Wall Attached) And Strip (Column Attached) • Foundation Footings - By Pick Point or By Wall • Foundation Wizard Part 1 - Automatically Create Floor Levels • Foundation Wizard Part 2 - Automatically Create Foundation Level • Room Regions • Room Division Tool • Room Dimensions and Schedules • Door / Window Schedules and Markers • Polygon Hatch (Uses Placing Styles Sizing) • Bathroom Wizard (Create A Bathroom Layout With Bath Wizard) • Corner Details • Shutters and Solar Panels
3D Real View Rendering Techniques • Rendering Part I - Interactive, Sun Lighting and Raytrace • Rendering Part II- Indoor Lighting and Radiosity • Rendering Part III- Advanced Lighting Techniques • Retaining and Returning to a Rendered View - 22 RETAIN RENDER VIEWPOINT 9 TOC.html • Model On Terrain Part I - model_on_terrain_1.html • Model On Terrain Part II - model_on_terrain_2.html • Creating Path Animation with Sound - 23 ANIMATION SOUND 9 TOC.html
Catalog Elements & Parametric Symbols: • Doors & Windows Part I – Inserting and Customizing • Doors & Windows Part II – Replacing, Flipping and Elevating • Adding and Editing Elements (Symbols) • Cabinets Properties Overview • Cabinets Kitchen Part I - Inserting and Joining Plus Adding Sinks • Cabinets – Kitchen Part II – Island, Countertops & Backsplashes • Custom Cabinets • Catalog Database – The Element Manager
User Interface , Program Setup & Specialty Tools • Interface_ProgramSetup_200.bmp Start Up Page And Links • House Wizard - Tool Tips - Tool Tutor • User Interface Part I - Toolbars and Snaps • User Interface Part II - Desktop UI, Catalogs, Trace Layer • User Interface Part III – Pull-Down Menus • Snap Tracking and Walls (Aligning Walls with other objects) • Snap Tracking and Objects (Aligning Objects to Other Objects) • Green Links - It's a Big Green World Out There • Program Settings - Adjusting And Controlling Program Options • File Management - Tips On Working Smart • Templates - Working Efficiently • BIM & Pxf (Show How To Import / Export Bim Files and How To Open Punch Files) • Importing Content from SketchUp (Open Place Size A Chrysler Pacifica Skp File) • Batch Print New Views (3+ Videos In One 12 Minutes Long, Lenghty Discussion On Print / Batch Printing / Page Layouts)
Version 16 New and Improved Features • AutoScroll Improvemen1 • Dimensioning Tools - New and Improved • Duplicate to Location Enhancements • Import Custom Blocks as Columns and Cabinets • Tapered Columns • Leader Tool Improvements • Print to Scale Overrides • Nudge Tool Enhancements • Template Improvements • Improved Importing of CAD Drawings and Raster Images for Tracing • Importing Multiple DWG Detail Drawings