AVC Kit

AVC Kit

Win32 and 64, English

A>V>C>
A>V>C> software suite for furniture maker: 3D-modeling tools and utilities to speed up work. AVC-Slice, Drill, Lay, TNT, Smart Leader and more.

General Usage Instructions

  1. Read the description of each A>V>C> plugin command that you plan to use. Contact technical support only if the description did not find the answer. It will take a long time to master all the features and correctly configure all the commands. Do not rush to master them all at once. The A>V>C> commands can work almost independently of each other. Master the commands one at a time. To get started, use the default settings and available "styles" for each command.

  2. Create a dwt drawing template with the sheets (layouts), layers, materials, blocks, text styles, leader styles, dimension and table styles you need. Write this template in the AutoCAD settings in the template for the _QNew command or in the AvcOptions settings in the main template so that the plugins find the necessary layers and materials.

  3. Check that the drawing units are set correctly - millimeters or inches (InsUnits system variable = 4 or 1).

  4. Add custom drawing properties to the template to store information about the design item. This is usually a drawing identifier, the names of the participants in the design, the name of the customer and the product. For the convenience of creating custom drawing properties, use the A>V>C> Properties Palette (AvcPalette) on the Drawing tab.

  5. Use blocks with visible non-constant attributes as title blocks on sheets. Fields must be inserted in the attributes that refer to the properties of the given drawing. Then you can fill in the drawing properties once (for example, in the A>V>C> Properties Palette), and this data will appear automatically on all sheets.

  6. It is better to store large collections of blocks with which you will designate purchased products or standard assemblies in separate dwg files. When updating such a collection, you can easily update the blocks in the drawings with the Block Update (BUpdate) command.

  7. Design a model of your product using 3D-solids.

    1. It is better to design from the dimensional box, peeling the parts with the AVC Slice (ASL), Multi-Slice (MSL) commands.

    2. You can split the overall box into sections using one of the Chop and Chop Edge commands (Ch, ChE).

    3. We also arrange the ribs using the Chop commands with the Ribs option enabled.

    4. The grooves and dadoes are made with the Dado Joint command (DDJ).

    5. The cruciform joints are made with the command Cross-Piece (CRS).

    6. To subtract solids with clearance use the Gap (GAP) command.

  8. Prepare blocks for all purchased items.

    1. Inside these blocks, place solids of the Hole layer, so that the Drill (DRI) command will work later.

    2. For fasteners, you need to prepare blocks suitable for the Fixture command. It is important to correctly orient the solids inside such a block and set up all the placement attributes.

    3. Blocks can be measured with the BlockMetric command so that it has the attributes of size, weight and price.

    4. Then in the Properties Palette A>V>C> (AvcPalette) lock the measurement and enter the correct weight and price for all these items.

    5. Remove the Explodable label from product blocks so that no other commands work with them as with assemblies, but consider them as ready-made purchased products.

    6. Add the invisible attributes you need to the blocks - catalog, article, and the like. Attributes can be added and removed directly in the Properties Palette A>V>C>. Attributes are useful if you need to extract data, for example, for BIM.

  9. Arrange fittings and fasteners. For fasteners, use the Fixture command with your blocks (not the ones included with the program). Remove excess fasteners where there are too many of them. Move where they hit the cutouts and on top of each other.

  10. Drill all mounting holes (additive) with the Drill (DRI) command.

  11. If it turns out that the mounting holes need to be changed, then all holes can be removed with the command Remove Holes (RemHoles).

  12. If you have nothing to do, then you can assign each part a text name such as "Shelf", "Rib" and the like. Write it down in the Kind field. But remember, this is a waste of time.

  13. Record supporting information about the parts in the Info field. For example, write down what dodoes you need to make in the ends of the part.

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Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

ASU

Avc Sub. command to drill holes in 3D solids

AutoSnap

Automatic shutdown of all snaps when creating a text

StSt

Stair-step. Make stair-step from a flat solid. Orthogonal side-faces

AutoOrtho

Automatic shutdown orthogonal mode when creating a text

CRS

Cross-Piece. To make the notches in intersecting parts (3D-solids) to connect cross.

SumArea

calculates the sum of the areas of all selected drawing objects.

Lay

Lay 3D-solids to XY plane

ChE

Chop Edge. Cut a solid into same length pieces along edge

TNT

Explosion of assembly files.

AVCNum

Give the names to solids as ordered numbers

ASL

Avc Slice. Delamination (peeling) flat and curved faces of solid.

Ch

Chop. Cut 3D details into flat pieces

ALD

AVC Leader. Enabling and disabling smart leaders, setting up their work.

SSO

Search for drawing objects similar to the sample without any queries.

DDJ

Formation of dado joinery between a 2 contacting solids. Automatic creation dadoes, grooves, pockets, cutouts.

PTT

Paste To Table. Paste text-table data from Windows clipboard to ACAD table

PNo

Numbering of drawing sheets in one dwg file, without sheet set. Drawing up a table of contents.

SumLen

calculates the sum of the lengths of all selected drawing objects.

AutoAnn

Automatic activating of "Annotations" layer to create text, leader, dimension, etc.

SNN

Select NoName. Find and select object without name

AVCUpdate

Update all smart leaders in current drawing by one click

Fixture

Arrangement of fixtures along joints of solids

Miter Joint

Cutting the solid along the bisector of the angle of joining of two surfaces.

TntUpdate

Quickly update all blocks with TNT-exploded assembly views.

MultiSlice

Cutting off many solid surfaces. Creating a Miter joint. Modeling columns and walls from particleboard/plywood in 1 click.

RemHoles

Find and remove all cylindrical holes in all solid parts, even inside assembly blocks.

TabSlot

Tab-slot joint

Reduce Weight

Cut through windows or pockets in free places of the part to reduce its weight.

Installation/Uninstallation

Attention! Before installing this set of programs, you must remove all other plugins A>V>C>. To do this, use the standard tools or Remove Programs from the control panel, 

The installer that was run when you downloaded this app/plugin from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plugin. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin. You may need to restart your Autodesk product to activate the app/plugin. To uninstall this plugin, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer and select the "Uninstall" button. OR click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8.1/10/11) and uninstall as you would any other system application.

 

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Contact

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Support Information

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Version History

Version Number Version Description

2023.05.02

All updates for 2023 May

2020.8.1

Added 2022 support (No change in version number).

2020.2

- Compatible with Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2021 - Cumulative updates

2019.3.4

Compatible with AutoCAD 2020 New activation system Included all updates to all plug-ins for March 2019

2018.3

2018.3 AutoCAD 2019 compatibility New command Fixture Included all updates to all plug-ins for March 2018

2017.4.0

Compatible with Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018

2.12

Added all new commands.

2.2

Smart Leader version updated to 2.3

2.1

All plugins, latest updates, error fixes.
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