APS-CONFIG - ALLCALL Command
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Architectural Production Software 2005

ALLCALL COMMAND CONFIGURATION

Main Configuration Dialog
Architectural Symbols
ALLCALL Command

Configuration dialog:

Click on an area of the dialog below to go to the description for that area:

The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog.

The button discards changes made and closes the dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

 

Breakdown of configuration options

Callout Symbol Text Descriptions

Commands affected:  ALLCALL, CALLOUT

Enter the text you want displayed for each type of door and window. Leave the box blank for no text callout (just the size number).

For any of the doors you may also choose to NOT show the height value in the callout. UNcheck the box for the type of door that you would like to omit the height value.

From the bifold door example shown above right it would look similar to this if you unchecked the box next to "Bifold Doors".

When using the ALLCALL command or the CALLOUT command a block is inserted that calls out the size and type of a door or window as shown here:

This is where you tell it what to call each of the different types of doors and windows. The value shown in the above image (BIFOLD)

is what was defined for bifold doors when the above image's door was noted.

 

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Layer Search

Command affected:  ALLCALL, ALLCALLSYMB

ALLCALL and ALLCALLSYMB each search the entire drawing and insert a callout or symbol for each door and window visible in the drawing. While this is normally a very good thing, sometimes there are instances when you would not want certain doors or windows to be called out (one possible example might be ones on a demo layer). To make it possible to limit the doors and windows called out, the command has been set up to only call out doors and windows on specific layers. This is where you tell the command which layers. 

Specify the layers that you want the ALLCALL and ALLCALLSYMB commands to search for door and window blocks. You may call them out specifically and/or you may use wildcards

In the dialog shown above the string "A-DOOR-##" means that the ALLCALL  and ALLCALLSYMB commands will search any layer that is named "A-DOOR-<number><number>" so "A-DOOR-01", "A-DOOR-02", "A-DOOR-03"  would all be searched for doors and windows, but "A-DOOR-B1" would not. The entry "*DOOR*" means that any layer with "DOOR" in it will be searched. See here for more on how to use wildcards.

To add to the list of layers that the ALLCALL  and ALLCALLSYMB command will search press the "Add Layer" button and the following dialog will appear:

Type in the layer name or layer wildcard that you would like to add and press "OK". It will be added to the list of layers that the ALLCALL command will search.

Should you want to delete one of the layers or wildcard designations select (highlight) the one to delete in the list and press "Delete Layer" and it will be removed.

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Door symbol block

Command affected:  ALLCALLSYMB, CALLOUTSYMB

Specify the block that you would like used for the door symbols. There are some special requirements for the door symbol block so we recommend that you modify the existing door symbol block rather than try to use one of your own. For more on modifying this block see Customizing standard symbol blocks and Modifying attribute definitions in door, window, and room symbol blocks.

Then enter the width and height of the block selected (when full scale) to help the ALLCALLSYMB command position the symbol.

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Window symbol block

Command affected:  ALLCALLSYMB, CALLOUTSYMB

Specify the block that you would like used for the window symbols. There are some special requirements for the window symbol block so we recommend that you modify the existing window symbol block rather than try to use one of your own. For more on modifying this block see Customizing standard symbol blocks and Modifying attribute definitions in door, window, and room symbol blocks.

Then enter the width and height of the block selected (when full scale) to help the ALLCALLSYMB command position the symbol.

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