How to draw a column

This article shows you how to use the editor to draw a column

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To draw a column you have to first open an Archilogic building model in the editor. Make sure that you've unlocked structural editing first.

Once structural editing has been unlocked click on the pencil button and select Column from the dropdown menu. Alternatively, you can also use the "CO" shortcut to select the column drawing tool.

Start drawing a column by left-clicking into the scene and moving your mouse cursor.

Left-click again to set the size of the column. Don't worry if you didn't manage to get the measurements 100% correct as you can still adjust them afterward. 

Select the column by left-clicking it to access additional drawing options in the menu bar on the right side of the window.

Position

With the X and Z values, you can change the position of the column in the X and Z axis respectively while the Rotation value allows you to finetune the rotation of the column.

Dimensions

The Height value allows you to control how high the column should be while the Width value determines the width of the column. With the Base height value, you can control at which vertical height the column should start.

Configurations

Under Configurations, you can change the shape of the column from a box to a round tube by selecting the respective shape in the dropdown menu.

Materials

Here you can select various preset materials from the dropdown menus and assign them to the top and the sides of the column.