Getting Started

We recommend that you view these introductory videos to introduce you to the interface and general information about working in Allplan before starting the Buried Structures QuickStart Guide

Introduction to Allplan: Lesson 1 - Allplan User Interface

(approx. 5 minutes)

  • Introduction to the interface, ribbons and palettes

Introduction to Allplan: Lesson 2 - The Building Structure

(approx. 9 minutes)

  • Starting a project
  • Setting up and managing drawing files
  • Assigning elevations and planes

Introduction to Allplan: Lesson 3 - Importing and Drawing Files

(approx. 9 minutes)

  • How to import pdfs and dwgs
  • Working with drawing files

Welcome to the Allplan QuickStart Guide for Buried Structures

Allplan QuickStart allows you a quick entry into Allplan's operating philosophy. Install the QuickStart project data and let us show you the first steps to a 3D buried structures model. Create a compact overview of the model and learn the benefits of the 3D model-based planning method.

What you need to get started

  1. Download the project file “Buried structures QUICK START GUIDE”do not unzip the file.
  2. Download the “BURIED STRUCTURE WIZARD.ZIP” file and extract it to a known location
  3. Open Allplan > from the welcome screen click Open
  4. Go to Windows Explorer and navigate to your downloads folder (or where you downloaded the project file to)
  5. Drag and drop the zipped project file into the New Project, Open Project dialog box in Allplan.
  6. Select the file to open the project.

You are now ready to start Lesson 1

Allplan QuickStart: Buried Structures Lesson 1 - Modeling

(approx. 8 minutes)

  • Introduction to free form modeling
  • Extrude/Subtract solids to create a Vault

Allplan QuickStart: Buried Structures Lesson 2 - Adding Inserts

(approx. 8 minutes)

  • Placing lifting inserts into the vault

Allplan QuickStart: Buried Structures Lesson 3 - Introduction to Reinforcing

(approx. 9 minutes)

  • Place reinforcing into the vault

Allplan QuickStart: Buried Structures Lesson 4 - Creating Drawing Sheets

(approx. 12 minutes)

  • Creating Views
  • Layout Editor

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