Part 2: Drawings

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2. DRAWINGS - GENERAL...................................................................................................... 4 2.1 DRAWINGS (MANUAL - PART 4) ........................................................................................4 2.1.1 NUMBERING THE MODEL ..............................................................................................5 2.1.2 PHASE PLAN FOR GENERATING SINGLE PART DRAWINGS: ............................................6 2.1.3 PHASE PLAN FOR GENERATING ASSEMBLY DRAWINGS ................................................7 2.1.4 PHASE PLAN FOR GENERATING OVERVIEWS .................................................................8 2.1.5 PHASE PLAN FOR GENERATING MULTI-DRAWINGS .......................................................8 2.2 SETTING PROPERTIES OF DRAWINGS ...............................................................................9 2.2.1 PROPERTIES OF SINGLE DRAWINGS ...............................................................................9 2.2.2 PROPERTIES OF ASSEMBLY DRAWINGS .......................................................................11 2.2.3 ADDING VIEWS ON A MULTI-DRAWING .......................................................................12 2.3 WIZARD .............................................................................................................................12 2.4 OTHER OVERVIEW DRAWINGS........................................................................................16 2.4.1 OVERVIEWS FOR THE MODEL......................................................................................16 2.4.2 CREATING AN ANCHOR PLAN ......................................................................................18 2.5 DRAWINGS LISTS ..............................................................................................................20 2.5.1 WHAT YOU NEED TO OBSERVE WITH CHANGES. ........................................................23 2.6 PLOTTING AND PRINTING DRAWINGS ............................................................................24 2.7 PRINTING THE LISTS.........................................................................................................25 2.8 CREATING TEXT HEADERS (MANUAL, PART 6) .............................................................25 2.8.1 GENERATING OWN TEXT HEADERS AND PART LISTS ..................................................26 2.8.2 FILLING A TEXT HEADER .............................................................................................26 2.9 COMPRESSING FILES ........................................................................................................27 (ZIPPING) .......................................................................................................................................27 2.9.1 COMPRESSING FILES ....................................................................................................27 2.9.2 DECOMPRESSING (= UNPACKING) THE ZIP FILE .........................................................28 2.10 APPENDIX ........................................................................................................................30

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2. Drawings - general
2.1 Drawings (manual - part 4)
Four different types of drawing are available in Xsteel:
• • • • • Single part drawings (for single components) Assembly plans (for secondary parts) Assembly drawings (for assembly parts) Overview plans Multi-drawings

All these various types of drawings have their own settings and their own properties. These properties can be set on 3 levels.
• Per single part for each drawing (part lists, text, colour of the section) • Per view, whereby there can be several sections in the view (e.g. top view including sections, part lists and text) • Per drawing, whereby there can be several views in the drawing (e.g. overviews with top view and text)

To generate these drawings, use the “HAL1” model. You can normally find this model in your model directory. If you do not find it there, ask your course leader for the disk. This practice module is structured as follows: • Creating various drawings • Adapting properties of various drawings • Filtering, blocking or protecting lists of drawings • Creating assembly drawings with details, foundation plans and own dimensioning on drawings • Modifying settings of drawings • Printing drawings • Printing lists • Creating text headers and symbols For this part of the course to be successful it is of the utmost importance that you follow the course leader's instructions exactly. If you have questions, do not hesitate to ask the trainer; but in any case avoid learning the wrong way of doing drawing settings.

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From now on, the following conventions are used in this manual: • “BOLD”, this means that the user must click on this icon. • “NORMAL”, this means that a message appears with the corresponding text on the screen.

2.1.1 Numbering the model Before you create drawings, you must first number the model. This means that all components must have a position number. • “TOOLS”, “NUMBERING”, now select “FULL”. • Select all components. • With the “FULL” option all components are numbered. If you wish to make changes later, change the settings for the positioning again. You will find them under the menu “SETUP”, ”NUMBERING”: • “SETUP”, “NUMBERING”, The following menu appears!

If you now specify new numbers for the positions in the model, you can select the “COMPARE TO OLD” option at the lower left hand corner: Xsteel now compares the new components in the model with the old numbers; only new components receive a new number. The other option: “TAKE NEW NUMBER” assigns numbers without comparing new components with the old numbers. Same options for modified components are also available. “RENUMBER ALL”: all components receive a new number.

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“RE-USE OLD NUMBERS”: Xsteel uses numbers which are no longer used for the new components. “CHECK FOR STANDARD PARTS”: here Xsteel searches in the model for existing standard parts and compares them with existing model parts. “NEW”: numbers of the new components are compared with the numbers of existing components. “MODIFIED”: when the numbers are modified, Xsteel compares the numbers with the numbers of existing components. You can now enter your optimum setting and store these settings either globally or in the model. Before generating drawings you must number the components fully with the command “TOOLS”, “NUMBERING”, ”FULL”. In this way you avoid the possibility of missing position numbers in your model.

2.1.2 Phase plan for generating single part drawings: Step 1: • Open the model “HAL1” • Number the model: “TOOLS”,”NUMBERING”,”FULL”. In principle numbering once is sufficient with a new model. Note that in the case of changes the numbering has to be repeated. • “SETUP”,”SELECT FILTER” • Load the filter “plate_filter” • Set the selection box as follows:

• Select the whole model. In this way the plates in the model are selected
automatically after activation of the plate filter. Step 2: • “PROPERTIES”, ”SINGLE PART DRAWING… ” • Load the “PLATE” option (ß IMPORTANT !!!)

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• Select “APPLY”,”OK” • “DRAWING”, “SINGLE PART DRAWINGS”, the drawings are newly generated • “DRAWING”,”LIST” ,

• Click on the drawing to select it. Select “OPEN” or “CANCEL” to open the drawing or cancel the selection. • The drawings now appear in the drawings register. You can recognise the workshop drawing from the designation “W”. This designation is located under the term “TYPE” in the right column. • When you close the drawing again, Xsteel asks the user whether he/she wishes to save the drawing (and the changes). Create single part drawings from the other components ! Use the filters to generate single part drawings correctly ! 2.1.3 Phase plan for generating assembly drawings Step 1: • Open the model “HAL1” (if it is not already open). • “SETUP,”SELECT FILTER”. • Load the filter “column_filter”. • Set the selection box in the correct way. • Select the whole model. The columns are now selected automatically in the model and highlighted in the foreground. Step 2: • “PROPERTIES”,”ASSEMBLY DRAWING” • Load the “column” option. • Select “APPLY”,”OK”. • “DRAWING ”,”ASSEMBLY DRAWING”; the drawings are now generated. • “DRAWING”,”LIST” .

• The drawings now appear on the drawings register. You can recognise the assembly drawing from the designation “A”. This designation is located under the term “TYPE” in the right column.
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Creat assembly drawings from the other components ! Use the filters to generate assembly drawings correctly ! 2.1.4 Phase plan for generating overviews Step 1: • Open the model “HAL1” (if it is not already open) • Make sure that the hall is fully visible in the view. Step 2: • “PROPERTIES”,”GENERAL ARRANGEMENT DRAWING” • Load the “A0-MULTI” option, and enter a name for the drawings • Select “APPLY”,”OK” • “DRAWING”,“GENERAL ARRANGEMENT”; the drawings are now generated. • “DRAWING”,”LIST” • The drawings now appear in the drawing list. The overviews are available in the register but only as an empty sheet. The addition of various views ensues later. • You can recognise the overviews from the designation “G” for general drawing. This designation is located under the term “TYPE” in the right column. 2.1.5 Phase plan for generating multi-drawings Multi-drawings are drawings on which various drawings can be grouped, for example single part drawings or assembly drawings. There are a number of options for generating multi-drawings. • “PROPERTIES”,”MULTI DRAWING” • Load the “Plate” option (in this case plates are assembled) and name the drawing. • Select “APPLY”,”OK”.

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Option 1. ”DRAWING”,”MULTI DRAWING”,”SELECTED PARTS”,”ASSEMBLY DRAWINGS”; the drawings are now generated. The generated drawings now contain NO (!) assembly parts. Option 2. “DRAWING”, “MULTI DRAWING”, “SELECTED DRAWINGS”; the drawings are now generated. In this case only the selected drawings are shown on the multi-drawing. Option 3. “DRAWING”,MULTI DRAWING”, ”SELECTED PARTS”,”SINGLE PART DRAWINGS”; the drawings are now generated. The drawings now contain only the single part drawings that were generated from the selected single parts. Option 4. “DRAWING”, ”MULTI DRAWING”, ”SELECTED PARTS”, ”ASSEMBLY DRAWINGS”; the drawings are now generated. Now the component drawings and the selected components are shown in the drawing.

• “DRAWING ”,”LIST” • The drawings now appear in the drawings register. The multi-drawings are available in the register but only as an empty sheet. The addition of various parts ensues later. • You can recognise the overviews by the designation “M”. This designation is located under the term “TYPE” in the right column.

2.2 Setting properties of drawings
You already know a lot about generating drawings; now you learn how to set the properties of drawings according to you own requirements. 2.2.1 Properties of single drawings • “OPEN” (from the drawing list) the drawing of the sole plate with system axis C4. • “CANCEL”. • “PROPERTIES”,”DRAWING”. You see the following screen.

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If you select the “LOAD” option, all crosses (=options) are activated. Thus all properties of the drawing are activated. The sub-window “LAYOUT” can then also be selected with the “ON/OFF” button .

By selecting the options "APPLY”, ”OK” or “SAVE ”,”MODIFY” you can save the changes in the settings. You can save these settings under a name – e.g. “PLATEA4” (maximum 8 characters) – and call up these settings again later. With the drawing you also set the A4 format here. This file, which is now saved in your model directory, can be used globally if you copy it to the global directory (countries\euro\system); this means that you can use it for all subsequent projects. For similar components the same setting can be called up for the drawing with the option “LOAD” (“PROPERTIES”,”SINGLE PART DRAWING”) PLEASE NOTE: generate the drawings in the above-mentioned way for plates. For new settings copy these files into the directory Xsteel\Your country\System!

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2.2.2 Properties of assembly drawings • “OPEN” an assembly drawing of a column on system axis A4. • “CANCEL” (the drawing list window). • “PROPERTIES”, “DRAWING”. You now see the following window.

If you select the “LOAD” option, all crosses (=options) are activated. Thus all properties of the drawing are activated. The sub-window “LAYOUT” can then also be selected with the “ON/OFF” button. By selecting the options “SAVE”, ”OK” or “SAVE AS”,”MODIFY” you can save the changes in the settings. You can save these settings under a name – e.g. “PLATEA3” (maximum 8 characters) – and call up these settings again later. With the drawing you also set the A4 format here. This file, which is now saved in your model directory, can be used globally if you copy it to the global directory (countries\euro\system); this means that you can use it for all subsequent projects. For similar components the same setting can be called up for the drawing with the option “LOAD” (“PROPERTIES”,”SINGLE PART DRAWING”).
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PLEASE NOTE: generate the drawings in the above-mentioned way for plates. For new settings copy these files into the directory Xsteel\Countries\Eng\System! Try this also for bolts, cross-bracings etc. 2.2.3 Adding views on a multi-drawing With automatic creation of multi-drawings it can happen that there is one more drawing on the last multi-drawing. You want to fit this drawing on the last multidrawing. How does this work? • “OPEN ” the last multi-drawing. • “CANCEL”. • Note the assembly part number and the position number in the drawing. • Delete the window from the drawing. • Open the last multi-drawing • “DRAWING ”,”LIST”. • Select the deleted assembly part number and the position number. • “CREATE”, ”LINK DRAWING VIEWS”; the selected drawing is created at the bottom left on the overview drawing. • “EDIT”, ”MOVE”, the window can be opened and the corresponding drawing moved.

2.3 Wizard
The assistant is used to create drawings automatically. This applies to single part drawings and also to assemblies and overviews. It is also possible to generate overviews automatically. To call up this assistant, select the option “FILE”,”WIZARD” or click the icon .

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Various wizards are available. These files have the file type DPROC and thus have names such as Multi_drawing.dproc. You will find these files in the system directory, but you can also view and edit them from the dialog. What else is in the files? Here is an example: /* Single part drawings */ /* Draw plates with plate setting */ set_drawing_type(single) set_drawing_attributes(platte) set_filter(platte_filter) create_drawings() You can use the option “ /* ” and “ */ ” if this instruction is a commentary for information purposes only. STEP 1: here the setting is made that governs which drawings are to be generated. This can be SINGLE, ASSEMBLY, MULTI_SINGLE or MULTI_ASSEMBLY . STEP 2: here you set the drawing properties that you wish to use when generating the drawings. If you find the value SINGLE in rule 1, Xsteel creates a file with the file type “WD”, for example PLATE.WD. If the value ASSEMBLY is in rule 1, an “AD” file is created. For multi-drawings the file type “MD” is used (*.md files) STEP 3: this is where you determine which filter is to be used. By selection of the whole model it is possible with the help of the filter to select just the relevant components. You can set or change these filters in the “SETUP”, ”SELECT FILTER ” menu. These settings are stored in the *.msf files. STEP 4: the drawings are created. Single drawings File: platte.wd File: platte_filter.msf

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Example: You wish to group the plates on A3: • “PROPERTIES”, “MULTI DRAWING”. • Generate the settings for the multi-drawings with the name Plate_A3. • Save this setting. The file has the name Plate_A3.md. This extension “MD” means that we are dealing with a multi-drawing. Copy this file with the file manager to C:\Xsteel\5.4\Countries\Euro\System. • Open the Wizard: Double-click on .

• Open the wizard file Single Drawings from the dialog to the associated viewer (Notepad) by clicking the edit-button. • You will find the following entry. /* Single part drawings */ /* Plate drawings with plate setting */ set_drawing_type(single) set_drawing_attributes(plate) set_filter(plate_filter) create_drawings() • Here you can enter adaptations for the multi-drawings automatically. • The adaptations are as follows: set_drawing_type(multi_single) set_drawing_attributes(plate_A3) set_filter(plate_filter) create_drawings() • Now to the other drawings: /* Single part drawings */ /* Plate drawing with the setting PLATE and multi-drawings with the setting PLATE_A3*/ set_drawing_type(single) set_drawing_attributes(plate)
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set_filter(plate_filter) create_drawings() set_drawing_type(multi_single) set_drawing_attributes(plate_A3) set_filter(plate_filter) create_drawings • Save the file under the name “Plate_drawing” and close the notepad. • It is very likely that the name “Plate_drawing.dproc.txt” was given in the notepad, i.e. a double file ending. Xsteel cannot do anything with this file name. • Start the file manager and press F2. Delete the ending “.txt” and confirm with Enter. A message may now appear saying that this file is damaged or unusable. Confirm this. • Start Xsteel (assuming that the program is not already open) and go to “FILE”, “WIZARD”. • Plate_drawing ist now available. It is not possible to create multi-drawings without the relevant drawings for the single parts having been generated beforehand. The reason for this is that the DPROC files for the single parts and assembly drawings must first be created. Create these drawings and Xsteel can generate multi-drawings from them. File for automatic creation of multi-drawings for the assembly drawings: • The text in the file could look like this: /* Assembly drawings */ /* Column drawings with the setting COLUMN and column drawings on multi-drawings with the setting MULTI-A0*/ set_drawing_type(assembly) set_drawing_attributes(stuetze) set_filter(stuetze_filter) create_drawings() Assembly drawings File: stuetze.ad File: stuetze_filter.msf Multi-drawing for single part drawings File: Plate_A3.md Dataset: plate_filter.msf

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set_drawing_type(multi_assembly) set_drawing_attributes(stuetze_A0) set_filter(stuetze_filter) create_drawings

Multi-drawing for single -part drawings File: Stuetze_A0.md File: Stuetze_filter.msf

2.4 Other overview drawings
2.4.1 Overviews for the model You can now also create overview drawings of the model. • Create an overview drawing with the name “overviewA0”. • “OPEN” this drawing. • Make sure that you can see the whole model on the screen.

• “PROPERTIES”,”VIEW”. • Load the option “3d_1zu50”. • “APPLY”,”OK”. • Click on • Click on the window in which the model can be seen The following screen now appears:

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With the command “EDIT”,”MOVE” you can move the drawing into the right position: By clicking on the blue line in the window and holding down the left mouse button you can adapt the size of the window. By holding the SHIFT key down and pressing the left mouse button on the blue frame, you can move the window.

2.4.1.1 Creating a detail • “PROPERTIES”,”VIEW”. • Load the “standard” option. • “SAVE”,”OK”. • Click on • Click on the column that is on the A2 system axis. A small window now appears - bottom left: • “EDIT”,”MOVE ”. • Double-click on the blue line. • “PROPERTIES”,”VIEW”, the following window appears:

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• You can now change every detail! • If you select “BY EXTREME” in the Size option, the drawings are displayed on the outermost edge. By clicking on the blue line in the window and holding down the left mouse button you can adapt the size of the window. By holding the SHIFT key down and pressing the left mouse button on the blue frame, you can move the window. PLEASE NOTE: create every detail on column A1 on a different node point. Make sure that the individual details are not too close to each other.

2.4.2 Creating an anchor plan To create the anchor plan a window must first be created for the height of the sole plates. The anchor plan can be created with a window, by copying the drawings and by specifying the shortening of the axes. (In this way only the sole plates and a certain part of the length of the system axes are shown, the drawing is as it were shortened!)
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2.4.2.1 Create anchor plan Use the following steps to create an anchor plan: • Create a window with the height of the sole plate (perspective switched off). Set the values for “TOP” and “BOTTOM” correctly e.g. 10 and 100. • Make the settings for the overview drawings and enter a name for the anchor plan. Confirm with “SAVE”, “OK”. • Create the overview drawing. • Group the drawings. • Set the properties of the views with the “PROPERTIES”,”VIEW” option; load the “anchor plan”. • Click on • “EDIT”,”MOVE” Now add extra text and dimension lines with the 2D drawing tools. The axis lines that do not pass through columns are now displayed where properties suited to the windows are set in the window.

Please use the manual for the individual settings. If you want to change the edge spacing for the axes, enter the corresponding values for x-min, x-max, y-min, y-max specifications. This changes the distances of the axes to the window frame.

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Exit the drawing program with “FILE”, “CLOSE DRAWING”. Save the drawings; this also saves the changes.

2.5 Drawings lists
Call up the drawing lists:

Now you see all drawings that you have created. In the above illustration you see that certain letters appear on the left under the term “FLAGS”. These identifications are not to be found in the drawings. The letters can be I, N, P, M or D. The letters have the following meanings: • “I” (issue = revision) means that this drawing has been subject to a revision, for example if a drawing has been printed or plotted. • “N” means that this drawing has been changed, the number of the parts has changed here. • “P” means that this drawing, the single parts or the assembly parts have been changed. • “M” means that a drawing that had the identification “I” has been changed. • “D” means that components or assembly parts on a multi-drawing have been changed.

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The following functions are listed below (see also manual, part 5, drawing manual). OPEN With this function you can open the drawings in the drawings register; the drawing is then displayed on the screen. Doubleclicking on the relevant drawing has the same effect, i.e. opening the drawing. It is not possible to select several drawings together and open them simultaneously. UPDATE This function updates the changes that have been made in the model; this also relates the changing of position numbers. Changes of secondary parts and the screws of the corresponding drawings are also applicable here. (= revision) With this function the letter “I” can appear in the drawings register. This “I” can be used as a memory aid to find the drawing of a revision quickly from a long list. This function deletes the selected drawings Displays all drawings.

ISSUE

DELETE DISPLAY ALL FILTER ANOTHER

Shows the remaining pages of a selection. If everything has been selected, the remaining selection = zero, no drawings are shown. FILTER SELECTED Loads the drawings already selected by the user into the drawings register. FILTER UP TO DATE The “P” and “N” markings will no longer be active when a switch is made to the other screen. You obtain the other screen with the REST ANZEIGEN (show remainder) option. FILTER BY PARTS Here, only the drawings of components that have been selected in the model are selected.

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“SELECT PARTS” The relevant component is displayed in the model by means of the selected drawings. This display takes the form of a component highlighted in the foreground. “FREEZE ON” With this function the selected drawings can be selected in a protection mode. It is not possible to edit this plan with any function whatsoever. This function can be used in the case of drawings the markings of which for example are to be retained. The markings N and P can also be used for finished drawings. It is then only possible to print or plot the drawings. Drawings that are blocked in the list: __L_ Changes in components: __LP. This is not possible if the drawing has not had an update. “FREEZE OFF” LOCK ON The block is lifted again for the selected plans. The selected drawings are frozen with this function. If only one component is changed in the model, for example a sole plate, the drawings register reaches the following result: _F_P After an updated, only the following appears in the register: _F_* If you now combine the options PROTECT and NOT PROTECTION, the following will appear in the register: ___P. Now you can update; the automatically added dimension lines disappear. If the section has been changed, the dimension lines no longer match. After an update, the dimension lines are also current again. LOCK OFF This is the opposite of the option PROTECT PLANS. Drawings are set to the normal mode again.

UPDATE MARKS Updates only the descriptions of the components, manual additions; texts that you have added yourself remain.

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REVISION…

First, select the drawings for which you want to make a revision. Fill in the fields in the revision box, enter a revision mark, the text and a date. The revision becomes effective with CREATE.

2.5.1 What you need to observe with changes. • Number fully • Drawings that have been altered receive a P, or N; these markings appear in the drawings register. • Drawings with an “M” have an “I” when a change is made. • Drawings with an “N” have a changed number. • Drawings with a “P” have a changed position number in the case of a component. • In the case of drawings with a “D” (multi-drawings) the component is changed. • Carry out a revision as described above for drawings where necessary. • A component that has been changed can a. retain the position number. This is the case if the component only occurs once in the model. b. receive a new position number; secondary parts that are the same as before the change retain the position number. New secondary parts receive new
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position numbers. You must also create new drawings from these new secondary parts. • An assembly part that has been changed can: a. retain the position number. This is the case where the component occurs only once in the model. b. receive a new position number; assembly parts that are the same as before the change retain the position number. New assembly parts receive new position numbers. You must also create new drawings from these new assembly parts. This works as follows: 1. Select the whole model. 2. Open the drawing list. 3. Empty the drawing list “DISPLAY ALL”, “DISPLAY INVERT”. 4. “FILE”, “WIZARD”, “ALL”. • Generate new drawings from the new components. The quickest way to do this is to use the drawing assistants. Xsteel knows which drawings have already been created and it generates only the new drawings. These drawings are then visible in the drawings register.

2.6 Plotting and printing drawings

The procedure for printing is as follows:
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• In the drawing list, select the drawings that you wish to print or plot. • “FILE”,”PLOT” Make a selection regarding whether you wish to plot or print and then click on “OK” to finalise the selection.

2.7 Printing the lists
The procedure for printing lists is as follows: • “FILE”,”REPORT”. • Select the lists with the “ALL PARTS” option; if you have not yet done the numbering, this is indicated by a message. Carry out numbering as explained above: • “SHOW” You now receive the list with the components that you have selected. • “FILE”, “PRINT”, “SELECT” • Select the list and open it with the “OPEN” option. • You can now print out the lists with the “PRINT” option.

2.8 Creating text headers (manual, part 6)
Before creating the drawings, the text headers must be created. This means setting the text header that is to appear on the drawings and the position of the text header. You can adapt the text headers and the part lists through the menu “PROPERTIES” , “LAYOUT”. Now you create the text header that will subsequently be shown on all drawings. • “TOOLS”, ”TEMPLATES”. • “FILE”, “Open Template”. • Select “Drawing_title.tpl”, “OPEN”. • “FILE”, ”SAVE AS”, give this file a different name. • You can now adapt the text headers according to your own requirements, e.g. add a logo that has already been generated with another program.
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2.8.1 Generating own text headers and part lists The text headers that you create are positioned in the drawings as follows: • “PROPERTIES”, ”LAYOUT”. • “PLATES”, ”TABLE LAYOUT”, ”TABLES”. • You now see the following 3 dialogue boxes !

For an A3 or A4 drawing you can adapt the frame to the size (that the text header takes up on the page). If you load a text header from the left field “AVAILABLE TABLES” into the right field “CHOSEN TABLES” and change the position (in both lower windows), do not forget to click the “APPLY” button. Only then do the changes become effective. PLEASE NOTE: always make a backup copy of the text headers that you have changed, e.g. for the logo of your own company; also check all these new text headers by clicking a drawing. 2.8.2 Filling a text header

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In the text header there are several text fields that you fill in at the beginning of the project. This menu can be found under the “PROPERTIES”, ”PROJECT” option. Now call up the drawings to check the position of the text headers and their content. Below is an example of the variables in the text header and an example of a filled text header.

2.9 Compressing files (Zipping)
An Xsteel model sometimes takes up several megabytes. This is more than can be fitted onto a normal diskette (1.44 megabytes). Consequently, people often use other software to compress a whole directory into a single small file. The name of this software is WINZIP. The procedure for zipping (i.e. compressing) is always the same. 2.9.1 Compressing files • Double-click on the WINZIP icon. • “I AGREE”. • “NEW”. • Select the directory in which the currently empty Winzip file is to be created. The files are then compressed into this empty file.

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• Enter a name for the file under the FILE NAME option: • “OK” • Select the files with the “ADD FROM:” option. Select this option for the addition of individual files. • Select “ADD WITH WILDCARDS” to add all files of a certain file type (=wildcard - *.doc or *.wd).

2.9.2 Decompressing (= unpacking) the Zip file • Double-click the WINZIP icon. • “I AGREE”. • “OPEN”. • Select the ZIP file (e.g. project1.zip) and decompress the file as follows: • “OPEN”. • “EXTRACT”.

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• Select the files that you wish to decompress (normally all). Under the directory specification you should now select the destination directory into which the files are unpacked. • “EXTRACT, these files are now unpacked; a bar indicator at the bottom right shows the progress. Tip: the Zip file remains in existence when zipping is carried out - it is not deleted. Consequently, you can unzip a file repeatedly, e.g. on various computers in a network.

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2.10 Appendix
Lists used in Xsteel
Screw list Screws assembly parts Conservation list Part system Assembly list Pos.no. part system Assembly part pos. by part system Material list Material listing Assembly part screw list Assembly part centre of g. list Assembly part centre of g. axis Assembly part coordination list Assembly part part system list Assembly part list Assembly part pos. list Godata list Nut list Nut list – Assembly Section list Section list – by type Pos. Assembly Pos. assembly 2 Revision list Washer list Part list-length* Part list Part listprovisional no. Drawings files Drawings list Drawings list (assembly[A] + overviews [G]Diameter – designation – Norm – length – quantity Diameter – length – number – quantity – hole dm. – attached parts Assembly part – section – quantity – surface – conservation Part system – assembly part – quantity – section – surface – mass Part system – pos. no. – quantity – section – surface – mass Assembly part – pos. no. – quantity – section – number – designation – length – part system Section – pos. no. – number – quantity – length – surface – mass Designation – number – assembly part no. – quantity – section – length – pos. no. – part system Assembly part – diameter – length – norm – quantity – attached assembly parts Assembly part – section – quantity – centre of g. X, Y & Z – mass Assembly part – axes – quantity – designation – centre of g. X, Y & Z Assembly part – quantity – part system – designation – axis – elevation Assembly part – part system – quantity – section – surface – mass Assembly part – quantity – section – surface – mass Assembly part – pos. no. – quantity – section – length – surface – mass Assembly part – pos. no. – quantity – section – number – designation – length – part system Diameter – designation – norm – quantity Screw – DIN-Norm – number – quantity – attached parts Assembly part – pos. no. – length – section – quantity – cut Assembly part – quantity – section – number – length – surface – mass Pos. no. – assembly part – quantity – section – length (sorted by pos. no.) Pos. no. – assembly part – quantity – section – length (sorted by assembly part) Drawing no. – date – date of change – rev. no. – rev. assembly part – rev. date – comment Diameter – designation – norm – quantity Pos. no. – section – length – quantity Pos. no. – section – quantity – number – length – mass – provisional no. Pos. no. – section – quantity – number – length – mass – provisional no. Drawing no. – checked – scale – issue date – plot date – plot file Drawing – checked – date – date of change – revision – dimensioning Drawing – checked – date – date of change – revision – dimensioning

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drawings) Drawings list (overviews [G]) Provisional number list Freight list Workshop Workshop 2 Workshop Cim Blanks list

Drawing – checked – date – date of change – revision – dimensioning Quantity – provisional no. – ID-no. – section – number – length – mass Assembly part – quantity – section – surface – mass – freight – part system Assembly part – pos. no. – quantity - part system – section – material – designation – length – width Assembly part – pos. no. – number – part system – section – number – designation – length – width – conserv.– PT Assembly part – pos. no. – number – section – number – designation – length – width – conserv. – on assembly part - PT Section – length – quantity – pos. no. – mass – cut 1Z 1Y 2Z 2Y

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