Xsteel Training Course

Lesson 14 – Drawing Layouts

Lesson 14 – Drawing Layouts

What are drawing layouts 2 Creating a layout without material list for assembly drawings 3

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Lesson 14 – Drawing Layouts

What are drawing layouts
Each drawing type such as an Assembly, Single Part, General Arrangement and Multi Part has a layout file which contains the information about that particular drawing type in regards to sheet sizes available and the location of templates shown on those sheets. This is where you would set an Assembly drawing for instance, to use A1 & A3 size drawing sheets and Single Part drawings to use A3 & A4 size drawing sheets. As another example, it is also where you would set the Assembly drawings to contain a material list whereas the General Arrangement drawing would not etc..

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Creating a layout without material list for assembly drawings
From the Properties pull-down menu select Layout. From the list of available layout files on the left choose assembly. Now type a name for a new test layout: Train_A3 (see the dialog below) and click Add button. You have now defined an identical layout with assembly layout.

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From the options on the right side of the dialogue box choose Table Layout…

Choose the assembly_a3 option from the available table layouts on the left side and then choose the Tables… button at the bottom of the dialogue box. You should now have the Tables dialogue box on the screen, which shows the list of available drawing tables (templates) on the left side and the list of chosen drawing tables (templates) on the right side of the screen. We now want to remove the grid template that is shown in the Chosen Tables window

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To remove the grid table first highlight it in the Chosen Tables window. The properties (position, scale etc..) of this template should be displayed below. If you take notice of the positions of the templates in the Chosen Tables window, some will be attached to the drawing frame and some will be attached to other templates. As we are intending to delete the existing grid template from the Chosen Tables window, we must first ensure that no other template is attached to this, before we delete it. Otherwise this error will cause the drawing sheets to contain NO templates at all. (Common mistake) In this case no other tables is connected to Grid table. Pick the lower arrow button between the tables lists and the grid table will be removed from the Chosen Tables window. Now On Tables dialog press Update button under Chosen tables fields and then OK button. Then press Update and OK button on Table layouts dialog. And finally press OK on Layout dialog.
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Now select an existing A3 drawing on the drawing list and from Properties pull-down menu choose Assembly drawing…. Click Layout button to make the Assembly Layout dialog appear. Change the Layout from assembly to Train_A3 and click modify. Now open the selected A3 drawing to check the result. If you change the layout while in the drawing you need to save and close the drawing and reopen it to be able to see the change.

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