The Level Files
- LUT model
These files are part of the building instructions of my 1/96 LUT paper model. Although they reflect the model and not the real thing, they should be accurate enough to help you on your own LUT project, especially when it comes to the equipment and the cable trays.
The achieved model's accuracy goes down to around 2”; this means structures smaller than 2” are not in the 3D model (they however might be printed such as nuts or stiffeners at the surface in the model kit). Tubes, cables or pipes with a diameter smaller than 5” are carried out as strips, not as cylinders.
The 3D-pdf files of the individual levels sometimes contain structures spanning across several levels, while same structures are missing on the subsequent levels above. Also they show structural elements that are necessary for the model but do not reflect a real structure like the inner stiffeners of the main columns. However, you should be able to sort this out on your own ;)
How to use 3D PDF Files
Web browsers cannot handle 3D-pdf-files at the moment, so you need to download the files onto your local machine and use Acrobat (Reader) to access them. You can find an exhaustive instruction at Adobe here.
For easier navigation, use 2D rotation.
Make sure that the object tree is enabled
and select the rendering option to your taste
The Level files
The Level files (MLP.pdf, Level030.pdf …) show the individual levels, sometimes parts may span across several levels. There are also combined files 000-080, 100-160, 180-240, and 260-380, that give a better overview of how structures across or in between levels are located.
The object tree gives you a basic structure for each level and is a powerful tool. You can isolate objects or object groups and set up a desired view of the level or parts of it.
The main groups are displayed above and should be self-explanatory. Level Base widely reflects the 75M-05120 drawings for the specific level.
If you want to isolate a specific layer like e.g. Frame, right-click Frame and select ‘Isolate’
Isolated view of layer Frame
To add another layer to your view, enable it with the checkbox. Let’s add the Equipment for instance:
Some of the equipment is assigned to specific structures like the stairway or the elevator and hence not visible here. When you expand the Equipment node you see the specific equipment for this level listed using the order number as referenced in 79K-00403.
Clicking onto a specific equipment will hi-lite it:
Note: you can select a different hilite color in the gadget above the object tree. The default color red is not very useful for the LUT.
The service arm is a sub-universe within the level and has its own specific substructure:
Isolated Service Arm
This makes it easy to study specific parts of the service arms like the extension platform.
Extension Platform of Service Arm 5
At the bottom of the object tree you find the Guides layer. Since parts spanning across several levels are assigned to a specific level, they are not visible in the levels above. Guides lets you display these omitted parts in a different color. It is disabled on default, but can be checked.
The HTML5 file below should give you an example for the look and feel of the 3D PDF files. It does not have the full functionality, especially the object tree is missing. Please allow some loading time (around 15 seconds).
Above you see a 3D representation of Level 200 similar to the 3D PDF files. You can zoom, pan and rotate the model with your mouse. For panning, use both mouse buttons, and use the mouse wheel for zoom. Clicking the Service Arm icon isolates the Service Arm, clicking the Level icon brings you back to the start view.
I would like the thank everyone for the kind, often enthusiastic comments, and for all the help I received over those many years. Thanks and respect to Hartmuth Gutsche, who's contributions and meticulosity is to blame for the heavy delay, but also for the probably most accurate LUT model ever.