APS-CONFIG - Door/Window/Finish Schedule Layer and Appearance
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Architectural Production Software 2005

DOOR/WINDOW/FINISH SCHEDULE CONFIGURATION

Main Configuration Dialog
Door Schedule System / Window Schedule System / Finish Schedule System
Door/Window/Finish Schedule Layer and Appearance

The configuration for layer and appearance for each of the different types of schedules is identical so rather than duplicate the same information for each schedule type we will show you how to configure the finish schedule as an example below. The door and window schedules are configured similarly.

Configuration dialog:

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The button keeps changes made and returns you to the Schedules dialog.

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Breakdown of configuration options

Layer type for schedule:

Command affected:  FINSCHED

Select the layer type that the command will use to determine the layer the schedule will be inserted on. The
method used to assign layer names to layer types depends on which layer control method you use. See
Choosing a Layer Control Method or Assigning Layers When Using Direct Layer Assignment or Assigning
Layers When Using Layer Schemes.

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Adjustment for legend text wrap:

Command affected:  FINSCHED

Sometimes when using various text font styles the text wrap will not work like it should.

It will either allow the text to run past the end of the cell or it will not use the whole cell width and waste space. This
scale factor allows you to manually adjust where the text will break for the next line. A scale factor greater than 1.00
will make each line of text longer, a scale factor less than 1.00 will make the lines shorter.

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Corner for schedule insertion point:

Command affected:  FINSCHED

This is where you enter the corner that you would like to use as the insertion point for the schedule. Once
inserted this point will be "locked" in place so that as the schedule is updated and grows/shrinks this point
will remain the same.

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Main title text:

Command affected:  FINSCHED

This is where the options for the main title are set.

Press the "Browse..." button to browse for the font file to use for the main title text style. You may select a
standard AutoCAD text font file .SHX, a true type font .TTF (how to specify a TrueType font), or a .PFB/.PFA
font file to use for this text . This font file along with the width factor below will be used to create a text style
called "APS-FSMTTL". This style may be used just as you would any other text style, but this one will always
use the values defined here.

Enter the width factor that you would like for the main title text style. This width factor along with the font file
above will be used to create a text style called "APS-FSMTTL". This style may be used just as you would any
other text style, but this one will always use the values defined here.

Enter the height that you would like the main title text to be. This height value should be what you would use in
a full scale drawing (scale factor = 1.0). The actual size of the text that the finish schedule creates is scaled with
the scale of the drawing so it will always be the correct size.

Select the color for the main title (How to select colors).

Select the lineweight for the main title. If you are using release 14 or earlier the lineweight value will have no
effect now, but we encourage you to set it so you won't have to later when you upgrade.

This is where you adjust the height of the box that the main title text is inside. Default value is 1.00 which
means that the height of the box is 1.75 times the height of the text. If you would like to adjust the height
of this box you may do so by changing this scale factor number. A value of 2.0 would make the box twice
as high as it is now, a value of 0.5 would make it 1/2 the height it is now (and smaller than the height of the
main title text so you probably wouldn't want to make it that small).

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Title text:

Command affected:  FINSCHED

This is where the options for the titles for each column in the table are set.

Press the "Browse..." button to browse for the font file to use for the title text style. You may select a
standard AutoCAD text font file (.SHX), a true type font (.TTF), or a .PFB/.PFA font file to use for
this text. This font file along with the width factor below will be used to create a text style called
"APS-FSTITL". This style may be used just as you would any other text style, but this one will always
use the values defined here.

Enter the width factor that you would like for the title text style. This width factor along with the font file
above will be used to create a text style called "APS-FSTITL". This style may be used just as you would
any other text style, but this one will always use the values defined here.

Enter the height that you would like the title text to be. This height value should be what you would use in
a full scale drawing (scale factor = 1.0). The actual size of the text that the finish schedule creates is scaled
with the scale of the drawing so it will always be the correct size.

Select the color for the titles (How to select colors).

Select the lineweight for the titles. If you are using release 14 or earlier the lineweight value will have no
effect now, but we encourage you to set it so you won't have to later when you upgrade.

This is where you adjust the height of the boxes that the titles are in. Default value is 1.00 which means that
the height of the box is 1.75 times the height of the text. If you would like to adjust the height of this box you
may do so by changing this scale factor number. A value of 2.0 would make the box twice as high as it is now,
a value of 0.5 would make it 1/2 the height it is now (and smaller than the height of the title text so you
probably wouldn't want to make it that small).

This is where you adjust the width of the boxes that the titles are in. If you feel that the titles are a little
crowded in width then you may increase this value to increase the width used. If you would like to shrink
the width value used make this number smaller. This value is a multiplier, so a value of 2.0 would make the
box twice as wide as it is now.

Note: The schedule command takes both the title and the data values below it in to consideration and takes
the widest of the two to decide the width of the column. If you have a lot of space on either side of the title
text the width of the column is probably due to the data values below it being wider than the title.

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Schedule border:

Command affected:  FINSCHED

This is where you tell the schedule command what color and lineweight to make the schedule border (shown
white in the image above). How to select colors

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Title horizontal lines:

Command affected:  FINSCHED

This is where you tell the schedule command what color and lineweight to make the horizontal lines in the
title area (shown white in the image above). How to select colors

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Title vertical lines:

Command affected:  FINSCHED

This is where you tell the schedule command what color and lineweight to make the vertical lines in the
title area (shown white in the image above). How to select colors

Note:  The horizontal line separating the wall direction designation from each wall's titles is also set here.
(Finish schedule only)

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Data area horizontal lines:

Command affected:  FINSCHED

This is where you tell the schedule command what color and lineweight to make the data area's horizontal
lines (shown white in the image above). How to select colors

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Data area vertical lines:

Command affected:  FINSCHED

This is where you tell the schedule command what color and lineweight to make the data area's vertical
lines (shown white in the image above). How to select colors

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Data text:

Command affected:  FINSCHED

This is where the options for the data text are set.

Press the "Browse..." button to browse for the font file to use for the data text style. You may select a
standard AutoCAD text font file (.SHX), a true type font (.TTF), or a .PFB/.PFA font file to use for
this text. This font file along with the width factor below will be used to create a text style called
"APS-FSTEXT". This style may be used just as you would any other text style, but this one will always
use the values defined here.

Enter the width factor that you would like for the data text style. This width factor along with the font file
above will be used to create a text style called "APS-FSTEXT". This style may be used just as you would
any other text style, but this one will always use the values defined here.

Enter the height that you would like the data text to be. This height value should be what you would use in
a full scale drawing (scale factor = 1.0). The actual size of the text that the schedule creates is scaled with
the scale of the drawing so it will always be the correct size.

Select the color for the data text (How to select colors).

Select the lineweight for the data text. If you are using release 14 or earlier the lineweight value will have
no effect now, but we encourage you to set it so you won't have to later when you upgrade.

This is where you adjust the height of the boxes that the data text is in. Default value is 1.00 which means
that the height of the box is 1.75 times the height of the text. If you would like to adjust the height of this
box you may do so by changing this scale factor number. A value of 2.0 would make the box twice as
high as it is now, a value of 0.5 would make it 1/2 the height it is now (and smaller than the height of the
data text so you probably wouldn't want to make it that small).

This is where you adjust the width of the boxes that the data text is in. If you feel that the titles are a little
crowded in width then you may increase this value to increase the width used. If you would like to shrink
the width value used make this number smaller. This value is a multiplier, so a value of 2.0 would make the
box twice as wide as it is now.

Note: The schedule command takes both the title and the data values below it in to consideration and
takes the widest of the two to decide the width of the column. If you have a lot of space on either side
of each of the data text entries in a column it is probably the width of the title that is making the column
as wide as it is.

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