Creating the Column placement script

The next part to script is the column placement.

This is easy because the column height equals the ceiling height you only need to find the points where the columns would be placed. I did this by placing points in the center of the columns on the plan then using the evaluate point command I cut and pasted the necessary coordinate points into the script. I only needed half the coordinates because the other half is a mirror copy. You used this method in the Block manifold tutorial in chapter 2. See image below.

Here is what the column placement script looks like you will reference a less detailed column first than latter you will reference the more detailed column.
1. Copy the script in the column below.
all
! Hide
! merge
c:\tutorialscripts\columns\tuscancol01.3dm
copy
w0
-9.37803,-4.96942,0
-9.37803,-1.73372,0
-6.82304,-4.96942,0
-3.57283,-4.96942,0
-0.522624,-4.96942,0
2.97761,-4.96942,0
6.12782,-4.96942,0
9.37803,-4.96942,0
9.37803,-1.84309,0
! delete
! SelMesh
! Mirror
0,0,0
12,0,0
enter
! selnone
! show

2. Make sure perspective viewport is active.
3. Run the script by clicking the commandpaste icon.The script places columns at the correct locations.
4. Maximize the perspective view and full render the model.

5. Select all and delete.