APS-CONFIG - Architectural Symbols
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Architectural Production Software 2005

ARCHITECTURAL SYMBOLS CONFIGURATION

Main Configuration Dialog
Arch. Symbols

Configuration dialog:

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Breakdown of configuration options

 

Update drawing reference callouts immediately when opening a drawing

Command affected:  INSTITLE1

Check this box if you would like to automatically update all APS drawing callout blocks when you first open a drawing.

 

Block to insert when using the INSTITLE1 command

Command affected:  INSTITLE1

Enter or select the block to insert for drawing title number 1.

Note:  The drawing file used for this block must contain 7 attribute definitions with the following tags: TITLLOC, TITLSHT, TITLFIL, TITLSCL, TITLTXT, TITLNOT, TITLEID. (The block may contain more than 7 attribute definitions if you need more but must have these 7) These tags are required by the drawing referencing system. 

If you would also like an additional block to be inserted you may specify it in the "Additional block:" box. This block will be inserted exploded so that it may be stretched or have its text edited etc. It will use the same insertion point as the main block. If you don't want an additional block inserted leave the box blank.

 

Block to insert when using the INSTITLE2 command

Command affected:  INSTITLE2

Enter or select the block to insert for drawing title number 2.

Note:  The drawing file used for this block must contain 7 attribute definitions with the following tags: TITLLOC, TITLSHT, TITLFIL, TITLSCL, TITLTXT, TITLNOT, TITLEID. (The block may contain more than 7 attribute definitions if you need more but must have these 7) These tags are required by the drawing referencing system. 

If you would also like an additional block to be inserted you may specify it in the "Additional block:" box. This block will be inserted exploded so that it may be stretched or have its text edited etc. It will use the same insertion point as the main block. If you don't want an additional block inserted leave the box blank.

 

Block to insert when using the INSTITLE3 command

Command affected:  INSTITLE3

Enter or select the block to insert for drawing title number 3.

Note:  The drawing file used for this block must contain 7 attribute definitions with the following tags: TITLLOC, TITLSHT, TITLFIL, TITLSCL, TITLTXT, TITLNOT, TITLEID. (The block may contain more than 7 attribute definitions if you need more but must have these 7) These tags are required by the drawing referencing system. 

If you would also like an additional block to be inserted you may specify it in the "Additional block:" box. This block will be inserted exploded so that it may be stretched or have its text edited etc. It will use the same insertion point as the main block. If you don't want an additional block inserted leave the box blank.

 

Block to insert when using the INSTITLE4 command

Command affected:  INSTITLE4

Enter or select the block to insert for drawing title number 4.

Note:  The drawing file used for this block must contain 7 attribute definitions with the following tags: TITLLOC, TITLSHT, TITLFIL, TITLSCL, TITLTXT, TITLNOT, TITLEID. (The block may contain more than 7 attribute definitions if you need more but must have these 7) These tags are required by the drawing referencing system. 

If you would also like an additional block to be inserted you may specify it in the "Additional block:" box. This block will be inserted exploded so that it may be stretched or have its text edited etc. It will use the same insertion point as the main block. If you don't want an additional block inserted leave the box blank.

This title command is a little different from the rest as it also inserts a bar-scale along with the other block(s). Enter the X and Y offset from the insertion point of the title to where you want the insertion point of the bar-scale. Remember that the values entered here should be for a full scaled drawing. These values will be scaled up using the scale factor of the drawing the title is inserted in. 

 

Block to insert when using the INSCALLOUT1 command

Command affected:  INSCALLOUT1

Enter or select the block to insert for drawing callout number 1.

Note:  The drawing file used for this block must contain 5 attribute definitions with the following tags: CALLLOC, CALLSHT, SIM, CALLBID, CALLTID. (The block may contain more than 5 attribute definitions if you need more but must have these 5) These tags are required by the drawing referencing system. 

 

Block to insert when using the INSCALLOUT2 command

Command affected:  INSCALLOUT2

Enter or select the block to insert for drawing callout number 1.

Note:  The drawing file used for this block must contain 5 attribute definitions with the following tags: CALLLOC, CALLSHT, SIM, CALLBID, CALLTID. (The block may contain more than 5 attribute definitions if you need more but must have these 5) These tags are required by the drawing referencing system. 

 

New and Existing Grade Elevation Symbols

Commands affected: ELVEXST, ELVEXSTA, ELVEXSTB, ELVEXSTD, ELVEXSTS, ELVEXSTT, ELVNEW, ELVNEWA, ELVNEWB, ELVNEWD, ELVNEWS, ELVNEWT

If you change the size of both the new or existing grade elevation blocks enter the new width and height here. Both of these blocks need to be the same size, so if you change the size of one of the blocks please change the other.

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APS CLOUD command

Command affected:  CLOUD

The "Arc length factor" determines how long (on average) each of the arcs are in the cloud. This value is scaled with the scale of the drawing so the cloud on one drawing will look the same as the cloud on another drawing of a different scale. This value must be greater than zero.

The "Arc flatness factor" sets how "flat" each of the arcs are. The larger the number the "flatter" (more like a straight line) the arcs will be, the smaller the number the more pronounced the arc will be (more like a circle). This number must be a number between 0.0 and 1.0.

 

BREAKLIN Command (Cut Lines)

Command affected:  BREAKLIN

The BREAKLIN command has three possible styles. Select the style that you would like (pick on the style in the image). The height value scales the break symbol to the size entered here on the plotted sheet. In other words it is scaled with the drawing scale so that it will appear the same size regardless of the drawing scale. The value entered here should be for a scale factor of 1 or the size you would like it plotted on the sheet of paper.

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Layer Control

Commands affected:  ALLCALL, ALLCALLSYMB, CALLOUT, CALLOUTSYMB, BARSCALE, ELVEXST, ELVEXSTA, ELVEXSTB, ELVEXSTD, ELVEXSTS, ELVEXSTT, ELVNEW, ELVNEWA, ELVNEWB, ELVNEWD, ELVNEWS, ELVNEWT, INSCALLOUT1, INSCALLOUT2, INSTITLE1, INSTITLE2, INSTITLE3, INSTITLE4, SURNOT

Note:  The commands shown in this image and the images below have been taken from the Architectural Symbols set of commands. The list of commands shown will match those listed in the "Commands affected" list above.

 

 

Choose the layer control method you would like to use from the choices listed. You may create all new objects on whichever layer is current at the time or you may assign a layer to each of the commands. To assign layers to each of the commands select "Assign layers...to use" as shown above and then click on a command name from the list in the box (scroll down for more as needed). The following dialog will appear:

 

Edit the layer properties for the command selected as needed and press "OK" to save them. 

 

For those with the APS Layer Control System component loaded

If you have either the complete APS system or have the Layer Control system component loaded you may also use layer types for your layer control. 

To use layer types select "Assign layers using layer types" like shown above then select a command from the list in the box (scroll down as needed). The following dialog will appear:

Choose a layer type from your list of layer types like shown here at left.

There are two ways to use layer types: "Single Layer Assignment" or with "Layer Schemes". Set which of these types of layer control methods you would like to use in the Layer Control Configuration dialog.

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