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Brava! DWG Viewer 7.

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USER’S GUIDE

LAST UPDATED, FRIDAY, APRIL 08, 20 11

Table Of Contents
Introduction .............................................................................................................................. 1 Welcome to Brava! DWG Viewer.......................................................................................................1 What is CSF? ...................................................................................................................................3 Why CSF? .......................................................................................................................................4 All Toolbars .....................................................................................................................................5 File Operations .......................................................................................................................... 6 Opening and Closing Files ................................................................................................................6 Document Navigation ......................................................................................................................7 Undo/Redo .....................................................................................................................................8 Send File.........................................................................................................................................8 Download Original ...........................................................................................................................9 Launch AutoCAD .............................................................................................................................9 Update or Upgrade Version ..............................................................................................................9 Viewing Tools .......................................................................................................................... 10 Brava Task Pane ........................................................................................................................... 10 Brava! Task Pane....................................................................................................................... 10 Page Thumbnails ....................................................................................................................... 10 Bookmarks ................................................................................................................................ 12 Display Tools................................................................................................................................. 14 View Tools ................................................................................................................................ 14 Background Color ...................................................................................................................... 15 Monochrome ............................................................................................................................. 15 Visible Layers ............................................................................................................................ 15 Rotate ...................................................................................................................................... 16 Mirror ....................................................................................................................................... 16 Fit All ........................................................................................................................................ 17 Fit Width ................................................................................................................................... 17 Pan/Zoom ................................................................................................................................. 17 Zoom Window and Zoom In/Out ................................................................................................ 18 Magnifier................................................................................................................................... 18 Page Control ............................................................................................................................. 19 Display Options ............................................................................................................................. 20 Placekeepers ............................................................................................................................. 21 Right Mouse Button Functions .................................................................................................... 21 Functions Menu ....................................................................................................................... 22 Brava Functions Toolbar ................................................................................................................ 22 Print ............................................................................................................................................. 23 Printing ..................................................................................................................................... 23 ii

Table Of Contents Print a File ................................................................................................................................ 23 Print Region .............................................................................................................................. 25 Watermark\Banners ................................................................................................................... 26 Add, Edit Watermark/Banners .................................................................................................... 27 Tokens...................................................................................................................................... 28 Font Selection for Watermarks and Banners ................................................................................ 31 Print to Scale ............................................................................................................................. 31 Line Thickness ........................................................................................................................... 33 Print Tips and Troubleshooting ................................................................................................... 34 Select ........................................................................................................................................... 35 Select Tool ................................................................................................................................ 35 Copy Text ................................................................................................................................. 35 Copy Region .............................................................................................................................. 36 Hyperlinks ............................................................................................................................ 36 Search .......................................................................................................................................... 36 Find Text, Search Wildcards, and Search Macros ......................................................................... 36 Review Mode ................................................................................................................................ 37 Overlay Markups for Review ....................................................................................................... 37 Review Changemarks ................................................................................................................. 38 Changemarks Filters .................................................................................................................. 39 Measure Mode............................................................................................................................... 41 Measurement Tools ................................................................................................................... 41 Measurement Settings ............................................................................................................... 41 Calibration ................................................................................................................................ 43 Measure Line ............................................................................................................................. 44 Measure Rectangle .................................................................................................................... 44 Measure Polygon ....................................................................................................................... 45 Measure Polyline ....................................................................................................................... 46 Measure Circle ........................................................................................................................... 47 Measure Magnification Tool ........................................................................................................ 48 Measure Count .......................................................................................................................... 49 Measurement Takeoff ................................................................................................................ 49 Measure Takeoff ................................................................................................................... 49 Review Measurement Takeoffs............................................................................................... 50 Takeoff Categories ................................................................................................................ 52 Accumulation Results ............................................................................................................ 52 Publishing Mode ............................................................................................................................ 54 Save View As............................................................................................................................. 54

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.................. 54 Visual Rights Permissions ........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 62 Hot Keys ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 58 Settings and Options ............................................................................................. 57 Expiration ................ 66 Copyright Notices and Acknowledgments .................................................................................................................................................................................... 65 Contact Information............................................................................0 User Guide Publishing Files to CSF ........................................................................................................................................................... 58 Watermarks on CSF Files .................................................................................................................................................................................. 63 Keyboard Accessibility .......... 67 iv .............................Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7..................... 59 Set as Default Viewer ................... 59 CAD Settings ...........

you can view DWG. Brava! Desktop runs as a Windows desktop application or as an ActiveX component inside a web page. Each license has the following restrictions. and CSF (IGC Content Sealed Format) files with this license.pdf) included in your Brava! Desktop installation directory. Please reference the API interface document ( BravaX_API_Interface_Details. and TIFF. DWF. The Brava! Desktop installation is an all-in-one view. and available along with additional product documentation from the Windows Start-->All Programs-->Brava! Desktop submenu. DWF. imaging. JPG. JPG. and CAD drawing file types. PDF. Brava! Desktop is required to create or edit markups and publish redactions. PDF. Supported formats for viewing are CSF.0. markup. If you have installed the Free DWG Viewer (powered by Brava!). markup features are disabled. and Free DWG Viewer. print. The table below shows the various features for each product name at a glance: Brava! Markup Review Markup Creation/Edit Create Redaction Markup burn-in Printing Measurement Create Takeoffs Compare Publish to CSF CSF x x x x Free DWG Reader x Desktop x x x x x x x x CSF/PDF/ Enterprise x x x x x x x x CSF/PDF/TIFF 1 . markup creation and editing is disabled. It is capable of viewing a wide variety of format types and can publish all supported formats to either secure CSF files.INTRODUCTION WELCOME TO BRAVA! DWG VIEWER Brava!® Desktop software is a multi-formatted. and publish application. or to TIFF. redact. Printing and publishing to CSF are now enabled in Free DWG Viewer 7.) If you have installed the free Brava! Reader. Publishing to CSF is also available. However. Windows based. Several versions of Brava! ActiveX are available: Brava! Desktop. DXF. markups can be opened for review. however. XPS. It also has a complete API (license required) so it can easily be embedded in another application. ActiveX viewer for document. Brava! Reader.

Toolbars Review Changemarks® Hyperlinks View Tools Visual Rights® Set Visible Layers Calibrate and Measure Copy to Clipboard Search Print Print Banners Publish to CSF Hot Keys Contact Information 2 . See a complete list of supported Brava! Enterprise formats.NET Framework must be installed. See Installing supporting applications Supported Platforms. . To view XPS files. Brava! ActiveX is supported with the following operating systems: Windows XP (32/64)(Service pack 2 or 3) Windows 2003 Server (32/64) Windows Vista SP1 (32/64) Windows 2008 Server (32/64) Windows 7 (64) Choose a topic below to get information on a specific Brava! feature.0 User Guide TIFF/DWF Scalable Load Formats DWG/DXF/DWF/ CSF/XDL CSF/PDF/XDL/ TIFF/XPS x Most Most See a complete list of supported Brava! Desktop formats. Autodesk Inventor View Version 11 must be installed. In order to view Inventor Drawings (IDW) with Brava! Desktop.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7.

Brava! Free DWG Viewer. a dialog displays informing you of the rights the document has enabled or disabled. The Brava viewers contain a lock icon in the status bar when a CSF file is loaded. When you create a CSF file. Brava! Reader. Simply put. You can use the Net-It® Now print-capture utility to create a CSF file from any Windows application. markup. Content Sealed Format (CSF) allows you to maintain control of what users can do with your intellectual property and data. When you click this icon. Brava! Reader. you can add a variety of persistent security controls that include: Password protection (on entire document and/or on redacted areas) Expiration dates Permit print. and CAD files). Net-It Enterprise®. Note that Brava! Flash viewer does not support loading of CSF files that have any Visual Rights set on the file. PDF. and TIFF along with a currently open markup. copy and print). then distribute it for protected viewing with the free Brava!® Reader. encrypted. or Brava! Free DWG Viewer which read the document's file rights before displaying a document page. it cannot be edited or converted by any third party programs. Net-It Now. Brava! Enterprise. including redactups (block areas/text from view. measure. Brava! Desktop. Redact-It® Enterprise. image or CAD drawing file. simply select a published CSF document to view through Brava! Enterprise. To view a document secured with Visual Rights. accurate rendition of your document. image. CSF is a compressed. For example: Permitted Visual Rights® Printing : No Copy To Clipboard : No Measurement : No View By Layer : No Markup Review : No File Expires : Never File Password Protected : No See Also: Publishing with Brava! 3 . Brava! Desktop and Brava! Enterprise can also publish native formats to CSF. Authors of CSF files can choose to set passwords on any published redactions (PDF and TIFF redactions can never be revealed).Introduction WHAT IS CSF? Informative Graphic's Visual Rights® technology is designed for securely sharing content (document. Brava!® Free DWG Viewer. MYRIAD® software. open format like PDF. or Brava!® Desktop/Enterprise. copy. and other features Add watermark and print banners View More Details about CSF Publishing Documents can be published to CSF format using IGC's Brava! Desktop. And because CSF is not a public. search.

copy.com) Brava! Desktop loads a wide variety of native file formats and can publish them to CSF format (as well as PDF.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. and more. measure.com/redact-it.com loads a variety of 2D and 3D native file formats and can publish them to secure 2D (CSF) or 3D (3DF) output files. With Brava! Desktop.infograph.com) Net-It Now installs a print driver that can create CSF files from any Windows application.net-it. encrypted.Keep Control CSF format allows you to securely share content. image. you can also add markups or block out content (redaction) in the resulting secure CSF file. Our Visual Rights® supported content publishers render document. Similar to Brava Desktop. images and even e-mail. Redact-It Desktop (web site: www. TIFF. With unique features like reusable scripts.asp) is full featured redaction software. and PDF. and DWF). and CAD files into an accurate. layout. Brava! Reader and Brava! Free DWG Viewer will view these CSF files with burned in markups and redactions.0 User Guide WHY CSF? CSF: Compressed. or Redact-It Desktop Easily create CSF files with one of these software choices: Download the free Net-It Now CSF Writer software (web site: www. Content Sealed Format from Informative Graphics® Share Content .myriadviewer. graphics. Advantages of creating CSF include: Permit or disable print. 4 . Redact-It is the best tool for electronic redaction available and can publish to CSF. It is a neutral format that is a replica of the source file. extensive logging and enhanced verification. TIFF. and compressed content sealed format that embeds persistent content usage controls. Brava! Enterprise. Brava! Reader and Brava! Free DWG Viewer will load a limited selection of formats and can publish them to CSF format. Redact-It safely removes privacy information and sensitive content from documents.bravaviewer. The software is free! Try Brava! Desktop (web site: www. and freely distributed Brava! Reader. CSF files can be viewed with rights protection using the easyto-use. and markup Expire document use by date Burn-in watermarks and banners Password protection Redaction (block out) . including images. fast.using Brava! Desktop. MYRIAD http://www.

In addition. Brava Functions Toolbar View Tools and Page Control Find Status Bar Measure Toolbar 5 .Introduction ALL TOOLBARS Below are all of the toolbars that can become available in the Brava DWG Viewer user interface. buttons may be disabled depending on the Visual Rights set for that file. The availability of the toolbars and their options is dependent on the version of Brava! you are licensed for. when viewing CSF files.

so there is never any editing performed on the original document. simply click on the X in the upper right corner of the window or choose the File/Exit menu command (<Ctrl> + <Q> hotkey). etc. Currently the status indicator will display during: Initial file load. Any markup actions that are performed are saved to an external file that can be overlaid on the document view. Loading of pages that have never been loaded in the viewing session. select the File/Close menu command.FILE OPERATIONS OPENING AND CLOSING FILES To open a new file. The dropped file replaces the currently open file. PDF. A status indicator will display in the upper left corner of the viewer status bar when Brava! is busy loading a file or performing an operation that is not immediate. you will be prompted to save the markup file. See Also: Document Navigation Update Version 6 . then you will be prompted to either continue loading the file without the embedded format(s). If a file that you are loading contains embedded files of formats that your Brava license does not support. documents (Word. Searching for a term in a viewing session in which all pages have not been loaded. Opening a new file through the File/Open New Window command loads the selected file in another instance of Brava! DWG Viewer. If you have created or edited any overlaid markups.) open in "Fit All" mode. To close the session. Opening a new file through the File/Open command replaces any existing file that is currently open (closing that file). To close the current file (while leaving the viewing window open). Only licensed formats can be opened in Brava! Desktop DWG Viewer.) open in "Fit Width" mode and drawings (DGN. You can also open a file by dragging and dropping a file from Windows Explorer/My Computer onto the viewing window or the Brava! DWG Viewer icon. simply click the Open File button or select the Open command from the File menu and choose a file to open. Brava! DWG Viewer is a viewing application only. DWG. or abort the operation. etc. Generally.

or abort the operation. Scrollable Paging With document files. Use the commands Next File and Previous File from the File menu to perform these actions. (If you have created or edited any overlaid markups. If the file is not a document. you can scroll through pages using the mouse wheel or vertical scroll buttons. replacing the current file. or use the <Backspace> key combination to browse to the previous file. The next or previous file opens in the same window. you can use any of the following methods to sequentially browse to the next or previous file contained in that directory: Use the Previous File or Next File buttons from the toolbar Use the <Spacebar> key to browse to the next file. you will be prompted to either continue loading the file without the embedded format. the mouse wheel and scroll buttons zoom in and out. Usage Notes When Brava! is being viewed as an ActiveX control through a browser window (as opposed to being run as an application).Hot Keys DOCUMENT NAVIGATION Next/Previous Browse mode While a file is being viewed from a selected directory. the next document and previous document hotkeys are not available for navigation. you will be prompted to save the markup file.) Brava! DWG Viewer ignores any and all file types that exist in the current directory that are not supported or licenced formats and only navigates between recognized files. If the file contains embedded file formats that are not supported or licensed. See Also: Page Control Thumbnail Pages Bookmarks Placekeepers 7 .

you may select the Send command to send an email message (through your email client) with the currently viewed file included as an attachment. Open a file. Send the message. When the history is cleared. Enter a recipient's name in the To field and type in any message content you wish to add. New with this release. 2. the following actions can now be undone and redone while using Brava: Redaction features include: Find text and redact Find text and un-redact Redact all raster images Redact zone Un-redact zone Load markup entities from embedded markup in redaction script command Measurement features include: Create measure category Edit measure category Delete measure category Note that when a "Save As" command is executed. select Send.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. the Undo/Redo history is cleared. those markup files will also be attached to the email message. 3. SEND FILE When a file is opened.0 User Guide UNDO/REDO A history stack of all document events allows you to undo-redo certain events by selecting Undo or Redo from the Edit menu. If there are any markups currently opened for review. An email message is launched from your email client with the file(s) attached. 4. 8 . From the File menu. the Undo/Redo commands will not be available to redo or undo the last series of session events. 1.

the file will not load in Brava! DWG Viewer and an Update message occurs on the first load attempt. 3. If a published file. the Download Original button will be available on the toolbar. ftp.) Clicking the Help--> About--> Update button takes you to a download page where you can update your viewer to the most recent version and view the file correctly. In Internet Explorer. choose a local directory to copy the file to. was created with a newer version than you are currently using. AutoCAD is launched and loads the current file.) to load in the Brava ActiveX control. access a file located on a remote server (via http. To use the download tool: 1. (Note that OLDER version markups are supported and can be loaded. with or without a burned in markup. 9 . a Download Original button you to download the file to a directory on your local system. per session. and that file is located on a remote server. is available on the ActiveX toolbar for 2. etc.Hot Keys DOWNLOAD ORIGINAL If Brava! DWG Viewer is viewing a file through an ActiveX control running in Internet Explorer. (File type can be set by default to launch embedded in an IE browser window through the "Set as Default Viewer" option) If the file you have loaded is located on a remote server. UPDATE OR UPGRADE VERSION Several Informative Graphics products can publish CSF and markup files. The file or markup cannot display because the product version used to create the file and/or markup is newer and cannot be read by the older version. You can select to set line weights through the CAD Settings dialog. In the Download Original to Local File dialog. LAUNCH AUTOCAD This feature enables a menu command on the Free DWG Viewer File menu called Open in AutoCAD when the following are true: AutoCAD is installed and detected on the system A DWG or DXF file is successfully loaded When the menu item is selected.

10 . select Help --> About and click Update from the About screen.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. the pages of the currently opened file appear in the panel as small click-able thumbnail images. the panel opens when the hotkey is pressed. PAGE THUMBNAILS The Page Thumbnails tab reveals a scrollable thumbnail navigation panel on the right side of the Brava! viewing area. The tabbed panels available in Brava! DWG Viewer include: Thumbnails Bookmarks Changemarks Takeoff <Ctrl> + <T> <Ctrl> + <B> <Ctrl> + <Shift> + <M> <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <T> Each tab has a hotkey associated with it. the hotkey press hides the pane. with the associated tab displayed. If the Task Pane is not displayed. When clicked. If the tab is displayed. or purchase a copy of the full featured Brava! Desktop if you are running Brava! Reader or Brava! Free DWG Viewer.0 User Guide If you would like to upgrade your version of Brava! Desktop. The Pane will also open when any of the tabs are summoned through the right mouse button Show Pane-> menu item or through View>Show Pane->. VIEWING TOOLS BRAVA TASK PANE BRAVA! TASK PANE The Brava! Task Pane can be toggled opened or closed by clicking on the centered arrow of the bar on the right side of the Brava! DWG Viewer viewing window . or click Help-->Get Upgrade to visit the Brava! Desktop store.

The following buttons are disabled if no markup entities are present.Takes you to the first page. Previous markup page -. regardless of the main view display settings.Takes you to the last page. Last page -.Takes you to the next page. Re-sizing Page Thumbnails You can right click on the Thumbnails panel to display a Page Thumbnails sizing menu and make the image sizes larger or smaller .Takes you to the previous page containing a markup.up to ten increments. 11 . Usage Notes Thumbnails won't display loaded markups unless the file is a CSF with published markups. Thumbnails will have a red exclamation mark next to them if there are markups on the page (whether the markup is published to. Select Reduce Page Thumbnails to decrease the thumbnail image size. You can open or return to the Thumbnails panel at any time through any of the following methods: Opening the Task Pane and clicking the Page Thumbnails tab Using the hotkey <Ctrl>+<T> Selecting Show Pane ->Page Thumbnails from the View menu Selecting Show Pane ->Page Thumbnails from the right mouse button menu For large documents. This allows you to scroll to any page thumbnail in a large document without having to wait for all page thumbnails to finish loading sequentially. Loading will continue on the page you scroll to. and nonmonochrome. or select Enlarge Page Thumbnails to increase their size. The panel itself cannot be re-sized. Next markup page -. using the scroll bar to navigate down the list of thumbnail images will pause the sequential loading process. the Review Changemarks panel opens in place of the Thumbnails panel.Hot Keys If you click on a Changemarks note in the current view. Thumbnail images are always drawn with the default background color. Previous page -. all layers on.Takes you to the previous page Next page -. or opened for review).Takes you to the next page containing a markup. opened for edit. If you have enlarged or reduced the thumbnail sizes. selecting Default Size resets them to their original size. The thumbnail panel contains 6 navigation buttons: First page -.

Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. 12 . Review Bookmarks You can open the Bookmarks panel at any time through any of the following methods: Opening the Task Pane and click the Bookmarks tab Using the hotkey <Ctrl>+<B> Selecting Show Pane -> Bookmarks from the View menu Selecting Show Pane -> Bookmarks from the right mouse button menu The bookmark panel lists only the bookmarks internal to the document being viewed. Formats that support bookmarks in Brava! Desktop are PDF (page bookmarks) and AutoCAD (2D DWG Views). Brava! Desktop allows you to view these self-referencing bookmarks that have been previously authored in the file's native source application.0 User Guide BOOKMARKS Internal Bookmarks Bookmarks are placeholders that make it convenient for users to recall a previously saved zoom view or page in a document or drawing. These type of bookmarks that have been pre-authored in the current file being viewed are referred to as "Internal Bookmarks".

shown at the view state that was established when the bookmark was added. If you click on a bookmark contained in the list. They can be expanded and collapsed. it can be expanded by clicking on the plus symbol. Some bookmarks are containers only (for active child bookmarks) and do not have a location associated with them. These container bookmarks are indicated by a gray colored icon next to them. Active Bookmark Active Bookmark with Children Bookmark Container with Active Children Next/Previous Buttons A "Next" and "Previous" buttons allow you to quickly navigate to the next and previous bookmarks. Brava! Desktop looks for a match of the text you enter to any partial string of the bookmark titles and will expand the tree as needed to show 13 . you are taken to the next parent. You can also navigate to the next bookmark using the hotkey <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<B> Bookmark Title Search The search field allows you to search for bookmark titles. If a bookmark contains a child element. you are taken to that bookmark location. If the last viewed bookmark was a child. You can also navigate bookmarks through the right mouse button menu Marks->Next Bookmark or Previous Bookmark.Hot Keys List Display Bookmarks can have child bookmarks (Acrobat nested bookmarks are supported). but clicking on these bookmarks does nothing.

Click the search icon or hit <Enter> to go to the next resulting match.0 User Guide the resulting matches. From left to right. these are: Change Background Color /Display Monochrome Show Layers Rotate 90 Fit All Fit Width Zoom In/Out Slider Pan/Zoom Zoom Window Magnifier Page Control See Also: Display Options 14 . DISPLAY TOOLS VIEW TOOLS You can change the way the image displays within Brava! by using the various view tools.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. The horizontal scroll bar contains buttons for the less frequently used display commands. The first resulting title is highlighted so you can choose to select and view that bookmark.

For example. Office formats will use white. etc.g. subsequent document files (pdf. dgn. and then set the background color on a . the foreground color will automatically be changed. this button is disabled. such as monochrome raster and vector file types (color raster files are not affected) to black. prt.published layers of a DWG file) on or off through the Set Visible Layers dialog box..). If no layers exist. etc. Click on the scroll bar or hit <Ctrl>+<L>. select Display Monochrome to change to monochrome mode. To change the background color. doc. etc. tiff.) display with a gray background while subsequent drawing files (dwg. white. You can toggle through the background colors using the hotkey <Alt> + <B> Background color is persisted between opening like file types (document or drawing). VISIBLE LAYERS You can turn image layers (e. Markup entities remain in color for quick identification. See Also: Monochrome Mode MONOCHROME Monochrome Mode changes all lines of a color image to a single color (the default is black). 1. 15 .Hot Keys BACKGROUND COLOR You can change the background color of file types with "transparent" background colors. dwf.DWG file to white. click pop up menu. If you select the Default menu item. White. on the scroll bar and select Black. Click again and de-select Display Monochrome or select Display Color from the View menu to return to color mode. Brava! DWG Viewer will decide through driver directives which background color to use (for example. If you change the background color to the same color as the selected foreground color for monochrome images. or gray. CAD file backgrounds will use black. if you set the background color on a currently viewed . On the View menu or from the Change Background Color button . or Gray from the Background color can also be accessed through the view window right mouse button menu or from the View menu of the Brava DWG Viewer toolbar.) display with a white background.PDF file to gray. xls.

You can click Hide All to turn the visibility of all layers off. select Rotate/Mirror->Mirror to toggle the mirror image on or off. In addition. If you would like to preserve your rotation settings when publishing the file. see Editing Markups. Layers containing check marks are immediately visible and those without check marks are hidden. the mirror setting is retained (persisted) when navigating back and forth through the document pages. you will need to mirror the image again for the markup to display correctly over the image. 4. when the image and markup are reloaded for viewing. From the View menu or through the right mouse button menu. Click Close to close the dialog and retain your layer visibility selections. When navigating through or doing a print preview on a multi-page document. printing when doing a print preview with the mirrored state intact will print the image correctly as seen in the preview. 16 . MIRROR You can flip a raster image (such as a TIFF file) horizontally with the Mirror tool.0 User Guide 2. Select the check box(es) next to the layer(s) you wish to show or hide. on the scroll bar You can also rotate an image clockwise or counterclockwise through the View menu or through the right mouse button menu (Rotate/Mirror->Rotate Clockwise or Rotate Counterclockwise) in 90 degree increments. select the "Publish pages as rotated" option on the PDF or TIFF publish options dialog. Hotkeys available for these functions are <Ctrl> + <Space> (clockwise) and <Ctrl> + <Shift> + <Space> (counterclockwise). however. To rotate a markup entity. You can click Restore Defaults to undo any changes you have made. 3. This menu option is disabled if the View by Layer permission is disallowed on a published CSF document. ROTATE You can rotate an image counter-clockwise in 90 degree increments by clicking until the image is rotated to the desired increment. or Show All to turn the visibility of all layers on. Usage Notes Hotkey for the Mirror tool is <Ctrl> + <F> You can create markups on images that have been mirrored.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7.

Up increases magnification while down decreases it. or by using the <Ctrl> + <Shift> + <A> hotkey combination. Note that the mouse pointer changes to a hand icon. Panning can also be triggered through the View menu of the Brava! Desktop toolbar.Hot Keys FIT ALL Fit All changes the view so that the full image is visible in the window. To zoom an image to width.5 x 11 documents so you do not have to scroll left and right to read the text. Documents are opened automatically at Fit Width. you can press the right mouse button and move the pointer up and down to zoom in and out of an image. Click and hold the left mouse button while dragging the mouse pointer in the direction you wish to move the image.files recognized as CAD drawing files are opened at Fit Extents. hyperlinks contained in the document are recognized when moused-over and can be launched when the pan tool is active. When loaded. FIT WIDTH The Fit Width command changes the zoom level so that the entire width of the image appears in the window. While in pan mode. PAN/ZOOM To pan across an image. Fit all can also be triggered with the <Ctrl> + <E> hotkey. click on the toolbar. This is most useful for 8. Files recognized as CAD drawings are automatically zoomed to extents (Fit All) when opened in Brava! (Documents open at Fit Width). As with the Select tool. Fit width can also be triggered through the <Ctrl> + <W> hotkey. 17 . click on the toolbar.

Simply click and hold the left mouse button. Dragging upward increases magnification while dragging downward decreases it.0 User Guide ZOOM WINDOW AND ZOOM IN/OUT Zoom Window Click to access the Zoom Window command. If you are using a laptop that has no numeric keyboard. Zoom In/Out tool You can use the viewer's zoom slider bar to zoom in and out of the document. You can use the keystrokes <+> or <-> on the numeric keyboard to zoom in and out while any tool is active. Use this tool to zoom into smaller areas on a larger image. Move the magnifier by clicking and holding the left mouse button on the magnifier window. You can also adjust magnification by right clicking in the window and dragging up or down. The Magnifier can also be triggered through the View menu. You can change the zoom area by dragging a box. 18 . While in Zoom Window mode. or with the <Ctrl> + <Shift> + <Z> hotkey combination. Up increases magnification while down decreases it. Adjust the magnification by pressing on and dragging the zoom adjustment handle on the right side of the rectangle window. then dragging. then drag the mouse around the area you wish to fill your viewing area. around the area you want to zoom in on.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. or window. or by using the mouse wheel up and down to zoom in and out. you can press the right mouse button and move the pointer up and down to zoom in and out of an image. Resize the magnifier by clicking and holding one of the four corner resize handles and dragging.key to decrease magnification. MAGNIFIER The Magnifier tool summons a rectangular "magnifying glass" in your viewing window. First click inside of the viewer frame window and then hit the + key to increase magnification or the . The button returns to center position on release and can be dragged repeatedly to increase/decrease magnification. Close the magnifier by clicking the red "x" in the upper right corner. Press on the slider button while dragging it right to increase magnification and left to decrease magnification. The area within the box will fill the image window. use the +/keys while in Num Lock mode. Zoom Window can also be triggered through the View menu or with the <Ctrl> + <Shift> + <X> hotkey combination.

or dock) through the small icon in the upper left corner of the magnifier window. Changes to the next page of the document. you can left-click on an area of the page that will stay "docked" in the magnifier window. The following hotkeys may be used for quickly navigating between documents or document pages: <Page Up> = moves to previous page <Page Down> = moves to next page <End> = moves to last page <Home> = moves to first page 19 . the paging controls display on the scroll bar. Allows you to specify the page you wish to view. 25) displays as #page of #total pages (25/562. If you scroll the current page. Bird's Eye . You will notice that as you move your cursor around the document or drawing. bird's eye. a small rectangle displays with your cursor when it is moved off of the magnifier window.When this icon is displayed. You can type a page number and hit <Enter>. Changes to the previous page. Dock . the area contained in the cursor's small rectangle displays in the magnifier window (bird's eye view). Left clicking will reposition the magnifier window. or select a page name or number from the drop-down list box. the view that's in the magnifier stays the same until another area selection is made. A typed entry (for example.Hot Keys Toggle the magnification behavior (eyeglass. Click the icon to toggle between the behaviors: Eyeglass .When this icon is displayed in the magnifier. you can click on any area of the drawing or document and the magnifier will snap to that area and display the selected section.When this mode is selected. See also: Measure Measure Magnification Tool PAGE CONTROL When you view a multi-page document or drawing file. for example).

In the [DWG2DL] section of the file. and the edit menu commands (copy. Available from the Options menu: Select Animate View Changes if you would like to turn on this feature. Selecting an image in the thumbnails panel changes the current view to the selected page. Thumbnail Paging Thumbnail navigation is available for document pages via a scrollable thumbnail panel. 20 . it is loaded irrespective of the PageLoadOrder setting. next and previous paging commands. paste. and delete). When this feature is turned off. the image makes animated transitions from one viewpoint to the next when using any of the viewpoint transition tools such as the zooming and rotate tools. See also: Document Navigation DISPLAY OPTIONS Available from the Options menu and from the display's right mouse button menu are various options that let you alter the way the image displays in the view window such as Fit Width.. Animate View Changes also applies to the File Open feature in that when a file is opened. Example: PageLoadOrder=0 If there is only one page.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. the behavior of the mouse wheel and scroll buttons is to zoom in and out. Fit All. page thumbnails. You can also access the mirror.0 User Guide Scrollable Paging With document files. you can scroll through pages using the mouse wheel or vertical scroll buttons.ini file located in your Brava! Desktop or Free DWG Viewer installation directory. the image will snap to each viewpoint change. adjust the value of the PageLoadOrder parameter according to the following preference: 0: Paperspace first 1: Modelspace first 2: Paperspace only 3: Modelspace only 4: Similar to 0 except the last active layout is first. it will animate to Fit Width (document) or Fit All (image or drawing file) from a thumbnail image in the center of the viewspace. and background color toggles from the right mouse button menu. When selected. Multi-Page DWG Files You can control the order that pages of multi-page DWG files load in the file list through the myrdrv. See also Page Thumbnails. If the file is not a document.

Add Placekeeper . page number. or from the Marks-> command of the right mouse button menu. Magnifier. Remove Added Placekeepers . You can also use the hotkey.) A maximum of 1000 Placekeepers can be added. Currently. (A new Placekeeper cannot be added for a pan location change. this menu option is grayed out. or compare view mode. However. GoTo Placekeepers . These Placekeepers are session based place markers and do not carry forward from session to session. The option "Smooth Edges (Slower)" allows the user to turn off Anti-aliasing to improve display performance if desired. When the file is closed. You can use the hotkey <Ctrl> + <K> to add a Placekeeper of the current view state. If not enabled. when the Pan. the right mouse button can be used as an added navigational control to quickly zoom in and out.This command saves the current view state to the end of the list of saved Placekeepers . If GDI++ is not available. line weights will not display at all. all saved Placekeepers are cleared. See Also: Set as Default Viewer CAD Settings PLACEKEEPERS Placekeepers provide a simple way to temporarily save and traverse a list of view states. The three Placekeeper commands can be accessed from the View->Placekeepers menu.This command toggles through the list of saved Placekeepers . Disabling the Show Line Weights command is useful when viewing files containing entities of unusual thicknesses that can obscure other entities if displayed at their true width. Ctrl> + <Alt> + <K> to navigate through the Placekeepers . Placekeepers only exist during the viewing of a single file. rotation. clicking the right mouse button brings up a pop-up menu containing various display and edit commands. 21 . and Zoom Window tools are active. Placekeeper lists cannot be persisted. The one pixel width stays constant at zoomed magnification when this option is disabled. GDI++ support is provided for viewing vector based files with Anti-Aliasing (smooth lines).This command clears the list of saved Placekeepers. the view displays with all controllable vector lines drawn at one pixel thickness regardless of the entity's true line width. A new Placekeeper can be set whenever there is a change in zoom level. Note that this option overrides the state of the Set line weights to plot weights option and if disabled. RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON FUNCTIONS When using certain tools.Hot Keys Select Show Line Weights to display an entity's true line width.

Search 22 . When using the mouse wheel while viewing a document file. Up increases magnification while down decreases it.0 User Guide Pan tool Zoom Window tool Magnifier tool While using any of these three tools. Watermark/Banners Select Review (markups) Measure / Takeoff Publish . Save Current View As JPG. Mouse Wheel The mouse wheel behaves differently depending on the type of file being viewed. From left to right. If used while viewing a drawing file. these are: Open File Open Next/Previous File Print. the document will scroll up and down. Print Region.Publish to CSF. the drawing will zoom in and out. Up increases magnification while down decreases it. you can press and hold the right mouse button while moving the pointer up and down to zoom in and out of an image.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. FUNCTIONS MENU BRAVA FUNCTIONS TOOLBAR The Functions toolbar contains buttons for the commonly used commands.

PRINT PRINTING If the document's permissions allow. click File menu. or click on the adjacent arrow and select Print from the submenu. or use the hotkey <Ctrl> +< P>). To change printers click Printer Setup and select a printer from the printer Name drop down box. 2. You can change the (or you can click Print from the 23 . What do you want to do? Print a File Print a Region Print with Banners Print with Watermark See Also: Print to Scale Print Troubleshooting PRINT A FILE To print the open document with the default printer settings. Click on the toolbar to quickly summon the print dialog. suggest new features. To change the default settings: 1. and launch the Brava! About screen. Also available from the Help submenu are options to launch the Brava! Online help file (Contents). Click Properties to make any adjustments to the printer properties. directly beneath the Brava Functions toolbar.. you can use the Brava! printing functions.Hot Keys This button is available from the Status bar.

If any redactup entities are contained in the document. Printed information includes the Changemarks title. e. 7. Print color options include "Original Colors" (file prints with original colors. Adjust the scale of the document from the Scale tab . these are depicted. d. The Number of copies to print. To correct the printout (white background with black foreground). enable the Optimize for PDF/Postscript printing option in the Print Options dialog. Pages from:To: (specify page numbers). When selected.). markups print grayscale). markups print with color) "As Grayscale" ( file prints in shades of black to white.see Print to Scale for details. c. respectively. 3. 24 . If Changemarks are associated with the document. When selected the content associated with each Changemarks note will print at the end of the print job as an appended page. and "Lines As Black" ( file prints all lines black. the current scaling (e. Current View attempts to use the paper's entire printable area. The minimum printed Line Thickness.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. b. Note that enabling this option results in a slower print time and a larger print spool file. may not properly invert printouts and many file types print reversed (black background and white foreground). f. and the PDF Distiller and Writer. Printed information includes the Redaction Reason string. the scaled output size (the image's dimensions multiplied by the scaling). the Print redaction reasons check box is enabled. It displays the image's dimensions. date and time authored. 4. you can set your desired print options: a. the paper size dimensions. Pay particular attention to the scaled output size compared to the printable area size. Select the Automatically rotate for best fit check box if you want Brava! to determine if rotating the image by 90 degrees will allow more of the image to fit on the printed page. and Current View. Current page. so the printout can contain some portion of the image that is not visible in the viewing window. In the Options section. study the textual output in the Preview panel. as the red and blue dashed lines in the preview image. markups print with color). author. Print Range includes All pages. and any hyperlink reference. specify a Print Range: a. etc. Click Print to print the file. Each redactup receives a unique number that can be matched up to the text printout. the Print Changemarks notes check box is enabled. Observe the Preview area of the Print dialog to verify the area you wish to print is contained in the printable area of the page (indicated by the dashed blue line). Each note receives a unique number that can be matched up to the text printout. When selected. "1/50".0 User Guide printer's paper tray or change the paper orientation (landscape or portrait) Click OK to close the printer Properties and Printer Setup dialog boxes. "Fit to page". the text of each Redaction Reason (if present) will print at the end of the print job as a separate summary sheet. and the printable area size. the note content. From the General tab. Only the Changemarks that fully appear in the printed output page will appear if the output page is a zoomed view. g. Note: If the print preview image does not display what you expect. Adjust the paper size or scaling as necessary to obtain the desired output. The Original Colors option is only available if the selected printer supports color printing.g. date and time authored. Some older printers. author. 6. 5. Current View only prints the part of the image that occupies the viewing window. this causes a bitmap of the current image to be sent to the printer resulting in accurate printouts for the problematic printer or print driver.

2. the default setting is Current page. The selected area displays (according to the current settings) in the Preview area of the Print dialog box. on the toolbar and select Print Region from the submenu (or from Click the left mouse button on the viewing window and drag a window around the area of the document you wish to print.if selected. the print dialog automatically defaults to the values used for the last print job within the current session. Click Print to print the selected region. and then click Save as Defaults. obscuring the screen. Current region is automatically selected in the Print range area. Usage Notes 25 . Click Defaults. The following settings of the Print dialog box can not be set as default: Print range: From_To .. Print Screen functionality will be disabled. 1. Click the print arrow the File menu). Print Region only prints the area selected in the dragged rectangle. In contrast to printing using the Current View option from the Print menu. The printout is cropped and does not try to fill the paper's printable area. Attempting to use the Print Screen key places a Visual Rights tiled image over the Brava viewing area. Note: If Printing is disabled by Visual Rights (or by the API parameter allowprinting=False).Hot Keys You can save your print settings (excluding Banner/Watermarks) as the default values to use for subsequent printings. the print button and menu item will not be available. click Clear Defaults. Scale entry always defaults to Fit to page. Number of copies to print always defaults to 1. 3. If Save as Defaults is not selected. To clear your previously saved default settings. See also: Print Region Printing Tips PRINT REGION You can select just a region of an image to print using the Print Region command.. Additionally.

proprietary. optionally (through integrations API). time. With 12 possible banner/watermark locations.). Banners and watermarks set on a published CSF file will never be editable by end-users.) assigned to a location on the document header and footer.. Print Region can also be triggered using the <Ctrl> + <G> hotkey and then selecting the region. On-Screen Watermark and Banner Watermark and banners are printed on the document printout except for the on screen banner and watermark which can be set independent of the print and publish watermark/banners and are visible only in the Brava viewing window. They can contain text strings. TIFF. Any of the banners or watermarks may be defined (added) by an administrator or by you. token values. These settings are useful for displaying a document's classification to the viewer (e. etc. and the banner value displays on the bar just below the viewing window. metadata fields from document management and product life management systems can be extracted and inserted into the banner or watermark. The screen watermark value displays diagonally across the viewing window. you can add as much text as you need to provide sufficient traceability and status. page number. See Also: Print a File WATERMARK\BANNERS The banners are strings of specific information (date. or. Watermarks and banners can be used to support ISO 9000 and QS 9000 quality standards. or DWF published output file (electronic). You can show the watermark and/or banner values in the Brava viewing window by adding an entry to the Screen Watermark or Screen Banner lines of the Watermark/Banners dialog. this feature is disabled. Print banners and watermarks display on the printed output (paper) and CSF files while Publish banners and watermarks display on the PDF.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. etc.0 User Guide If the Copy to Clipboard Visual Right is disallowed. draft. The watermark is a semi transparent character string that stretches from the lower left corner to the upper right corner of the printed or on screen document. See Also: Add/edit a banner or watermark Edit the watermark\banners font Use Tag values 26 .g. user name.

Notes: Any change in font style and name selection are persisted for all documents in the current session and across sessions and will be applied to all defined watermark and 27 . style and size from the Font dialog box.. To edit the Print/Publish watermark and banners: 1. 2. Type in the desired text string or % to access the Tag drop down list. Top Left). Click on the watermark or one of the banner folders (e. edit.g.Hot Keys ADD. The button is also available from the Print dialog and CSF Publishing dialog. 3. To access print watermark and banners: Click the print arrow on the toolbar (or click File) and select Watermark/Banners. EDIT WATERMARK/BANNERS You can add. Print banners and the watermark display on the printed output (paper) while Publish banners and watermarks display on the (desired format) published output file (electronic). To access publish watermark and banners: Click on the toolbar and select Watermark/Banners from the selected format Publish Options dialog. or clear print and publish banners or the watermark if they have not been embedded in published CSF files. Click the Font button to change the font by selecting a font name.

Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. Negative numbers of days may be entered. the time on which the screen was last refreshed displays. %Title . 5. If the tags are viewed on screen. 28 .Inserts the time the print was spooled based on a 24 hour clock. These tags are also supported when using Stamp Templates and Find and Redact tools.g. Note that screen banner fonts are not affected by choices made in the Font dialog box. proprietary.Inserts the time the print was spooled based on a 12 hour clock (AM/PM). %TotalPages .Inserts the total number of pages.Adds the name of the document. The symbols © and ® are supported for use in the screen or printed banner or watermark text string. The Screen Banner is not affected by any font setting. Click OK to apply your changes and close the Watermark/Banners dialog box. See also: Using Tag values Editing Watermark and Banner fonts About Banners and Watermarks Watermarks on CSF Files TOKENS To access the Token (or Tag) drop-down list. the date at which the screen was last refreshed displays. %Page . These settings are useful for displaying a document's classification to the viewer (e. enter a percent symbol (%) in the edit field of a print/publish watermark or banner.Adds the page number. 4. %MilTime . %Date . draft. %SysDatePlusDays(x) . 6. Watermark font size is not affected by your font size selection. Print banners and the watermark can contain text strings or one of the available tag values below. If the tags are viewed on screen. You can choose to show a watermark and/or banner value in the viewing window by adding an entry to the Screen Watermark or Screen Banner lines. %Time . Replace "x" with the desired number of days. Click Edit to return to the editable list. Note that all of the date and time specific tokens above are based on the current UTC time.) and the values can differ from the values entered in the watermark and banner location lines. etc.0 User Guide banner settings (you cannot define multiple fonts or styles per document).. Click List to view all Watermark/Banner strings that are set for the current document.Inserts the date the print was spooled.Inserts a date the specified number of days past the system date.

This tag is used to indicate the starting page number and the number of digits to use.Specifies the user name of the person who issued the print. For example. In addition to the tokens above the following stamp Tokens can be used in creating Stamp Templates when a markup text entity is selected: 29 . %% .Inserts the copyright symbol. 0003 on the next page.Inserts a single % character.Bates Number. ® . © .Specifies the IP Address of the machine that issued the print.Inserts the registered trademark symbol.Specifies the hostname of the machine that issued the print. %IPAddress . %Hostname . %Login (or %User) .Hot Keys %BatesPgNo(x). etc. %BatesPgNo(0002) would place 0002 on the first page.

The method for resolving these tokens is determined by the integration's needs.This tag is used to resolve custom tags for products that integrate with Brava!. When set. or double clicks on a markup stamp containing a %DBUpdateString token in the markup text string.Used when creating Stamp Templates to resolve custom integration values during the review process. %DBString(x) . the %prompt tokens will NOT be sent to the integration database for resolution and may not be customized for integrations. the prompt dialog displays when a user initially inserts the markup stamp and at any time the stamp is double clicked. When this token is used. The dialog contains a text entry field value which can be updated at any time before the markup is finalized through publishing. A separate dialog will display for each %prompt token set.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7.0 User Guide %prompt("Label_String") .Used in a token expression when creating a stamp template. %DBUpdateString(field label) . 30 . %prompt(Enter amount) means that the user will see a prompt box with the caption "Enter amount:" and a text entry field to type in the requested information. they are given a default answer which is displayed with the resulting markup stamp. a prompt dialog displays to the end-user prompting them to manually edit a markup stamp's text string during review process. If %DBUpdateStrings are not resolved. Replace "x" with any printable character except a right parenthesis. Note that a ":" character will be automatically added to the end of LABEL_STRING in %prompt(LABEL_STRING) when displaying the caption to the user. etc.) from the integration's database tables when a user either inserts a markup stamp. This tag inserts a corresponding field label value (Priority. and can include using a dialog or a non-interactive method. Unlike %DBUpdateString. See notes below. You do not need to add any quotation marks with your label string. Status. ")". For example.

In the Unit section: 31 . Smith vs.Hot Keys Usage Notes You may use multiple. at exactly %Time results in Today is 7/14/2010. you can add text preceding the tag. you can choose the font properties to use for your print and publish watermark and banners. To create a bates ID. For example. Input: Document "%DBString(object_name)” was modified by %DBString(r_modifier) on %DBString(r_modify_date). PRINT TO SCALE You can print image files to scale through the Scale tab of the Print dialog box. For example Today is %Date. Version 1. A Bates Number is considered to be both the prefix and the page number WITH leading zeros. scale. Output: This document was created on 11/15/2007 by John Johnson. however. and name from the Font Properties dialog box. Select a font name. Jones000002 printed on the second page. Output: Document "neo. Jones000001 being printed on the first page. style. and size from the available choices and click OK. You can review your selection in the Review section of the dialog box. For example. note that the screen watermark and banner are not affected by your choices. the following show the resulting printed string of various typed input: Input: This document was created on %DBString(r_creation_date) by %DBString(owner_name). The list of available font names is the list that your default printer supports. size. Using the %DBString(x) macro allows you to incorporate database attributes into your watermarks and banners. Input: Reviewed and Approved. or scale it to a preset ratio.pdf). Smith vs. differing tokens in any single banner or watermark string (for example %Date %Time %Title might result in the string 7/14/2010 3:03 PM MyDocument. Jones%BatesPgNo(00001) would result in Smith vs. Version %DBString(r_version_label) Output: Reviewed and Approved. You can set the font style. fit document within banners. at exactly 3:03 PM Tag values are case insensitive. Here. etc.6 FONT SELECTION FOR WATERMARKS AND BANNERS The Font Properties dialog box is accessed through the Font button of the Watermark/Banners dialog box.doc” was modified by Pat McDonald on 1/12/2009. The tokens can be used in conjunction with additional words and spaces. You can scale the original image to fit the page.

entering 1 and 100. Enter a scale ratio in the two text boxes. Fit document within banners. It is helpful to know the original scale of the file being printed in order to adjust the printed image accordingly. based on the original scale of the image. You can then preview the file in Acrobat Reader as it will print. Normalized units are the drawing units converted to a real world unit based on a conversion factor of the document type. you can select that option from your printer drop-down name list to print to.Fit to page. In the Scale section: You can choose to use one of four scaling methods available . If unsure. 2. use the Scale To or Fit to Page method.5). (If you have Acrobat PDF writer. Scale. This option is not selected by default and the document's normalized units are used for scaling. 5 units of the printed document represents 1 unit of the original (5/1 or 500%). if entering 5 and 1 for example. Select a scale amount from the drop down list. The image is cropped if the scaled image is larger than the paper size. one unit is assumed to equal either one millimeter or one inch (depending on the measurement unit type selected). one inch of the original prints as one inch on paper (1 inch = 1 inch) and with 1/x inch.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. one foot of the original document prints as a fraction of an inch on paper(1/x inch = 1 foot). you can choose from US Customary (inches) or Metric (millimeters) and select pre-defined drawing scales to set up image-based Print To Scale operations. Select the Use non-paperspace adjusted units check box to use the document's raw drawing units for scaling instead of normalized units. and Scale to (ratio) where you can enter custom values: Fit to Page Fit to page automatically sizes a document to fit completely on the selected paper size. or use trial and error. Fit document within banners Select if you would like to shrink the document to fit within the borders of any banners that might exist. (1/100 or 1%) Or. based on the original scale of the image. You are not limited to entering whole numbers and decimals are accepted in the value fields (for example. When selected. Scale Scale allows you to print a current file to a particular scale. For example. It is helpful to know the original scale of the file being printed in order to adjust the printed image accordingly.) Scale to Scale to "x to y" also allows you to print a current file to a particular scale. Examples: Small scale drawing file where 1 inch = 1 inch: 32 . 1 unit (inch or millimeter) of the printed document is equal to 100 units of the original document.0 User Guide For the Measurement unit type. With Full .

This feature is only available with high-resolution printing. Printing with an image size of 100% in the second example would most likely produce a blank sheet of paper. You can adjust the minimum line thickness for printouts from 0 to 33 . LINE THICKNESS Brava! Desktop supports line thickness for markup entities and CAD drawings.Hot Keys 1) Scale to 1:2 (50%) 2) Scale to 6:1 (600%) Examples: Large scale drawing file example where ¼ inch = 1 Foot: 1) Fit to Page 2) Scale to 1:50 (2%) Image values can vary greatly as you can see a value of 600% in the small scale example set yields roughly the same printed area as a value of only 2% in the large scale example set.

When the "Current View" print range option is selected.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. 2. 4. On Office documents. To adjust the line thickness value: 1. those values are retained. PRINT TIPS AND TROUBLESHOOTING At this time. it is only possible to preview the page that is currently displayed in the viewer. In the Options section. and the "Automatically rotate for best fit" selection. type a value from 0 to 99 in the Minimum line thickness field. When any print range option other than Current View is selected. Here. Click on the toolbar to quickly summon the print dialog. Example: The border lines of this DWG file have no preset value.0 User Guide 99 dots with 0 (the default) being the thinnest line weight available. Click the General tab if needed. use the As Grayscale option in order to print shading correctly. Selecting the Automatically rotate for best fit option rotates 34 . print using the Lines as Black Print option. Only the line thicknesses that have no set value are affected. we assigned a value of 40 points as the minimum line thickness in the second image. the preview image's base rotation (when the option Automatically rotate for best fit is NOT selected) will be the same as the rotation in the viewer. or click on the adjacent arrow and select Print from the submenu. If a drawing already has line thickness assigned to its pen colors. The rotation of the image displayed in the print preview area depends on the rotation of the image in the viewer. Click OK. 3. To get the best line resolution on vector images. the print range selection. A line width of 0 draws a line width of 1 pixel at any zoom level. Select the numeric value's unit type from the drop down list of either points (1 point = 1/72 inch) or millimeters. the preview image's base rotation is 0 degrees (no rotation).

the scaled output size (the image's dimensions multiplied by the scaling). study the textual output in the print preview panel. and the PDF Distiller and Writer. The selection box can include as little as one letter. The selected text appears highlighted. This feature is not permitted if the publisher of the CSF file has disabled the Visual Right "Copy to Clipboard". 1. as the red and blue dashed lines in the preview image. If not permitted.g. It displays the image's dimensions. view any block attributes (mouse over reveals attribute information) .). Print Screen functionality is also disabled. or drawing file and copy it to the Clipboard. respectively. To correct the printout (white background with black foreground). users can copy a specified portion. If the document has the copy to clipboard right enabled. or as much as all of the text contained in the page. etc.Hot Keys the image in the preview 90 degrees from its base rotation if it results in the image fitting better on the target paper area. these are depicted. Use the Select tool to click and drag across the text you want to copy (whole words are selected). "1/50". and launch hyperlinks contained in the document. When selected. You can then paste the contents of the Clipboard into another application such as Notepad or Microsoft Word. "Fit to page". Pay particular attention to the scaled output size compared to the printable area size. COPY TEXT You can select text contained in a CSF. or the entire page to the clipboard. and the printable area size. 35 . From the right mouse button menu. With this tool you can select and copy text. Click to launch. may not properly invert printouts and many file types print reversed (black background and white foreground). the current scaling (e. this causes a bitmap of the current image to be sent to the printer resulting in accurate printouts for the problematic printer or print driver. or from the Edit menu. enable the Optimize for PDF/Postscript printing option in the Print Options dialog. If the print preview image does not display as you expect. Adjust the paper size or scaling as necessary to obtain the desired output. Microsoft Office document. The cursor changes to a hand when you move it over a hyperlink. select Copy. 2. Some older printers. SELECT SELECT TOOL The select tool is used to pick interactive elements in a document or drawing. the paper size dimensions. Note that enabling this option results in a slower print time and a larger print spool file.

You may also enter search string commands and macros to find and highlight text. Image editors. When viewing a CSF file. If the hyperlink references a web address. this feature is not permitted if the publisher of the CSF file has disabled the Visual Right "Copy to Clipboard". Click and drag a selection box around the region you want to copy. The URL will launch in a separate browser window. the application associated with that file type is automatically launched and the specified file is loaded. use the select tool to move the cursor over a markup entity containing a hyperlink (pointer changes to a hand) and left-click. 2.0 User Guide COPY REGION You can select and copy a region of a document to the Clipboard as an image and paste that region into other applications such as Word. You can specify your search parameters by selecting an option from the search menu (click the down arrow) . AND SEARCH MACROS The Search box allows you to search for text (normal phrases and text patterns) contained in a document or drawing file. HYPERLINKS A hyperlink contains a pointer to a text.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. From the Edit menu. Excel. open the Changemarks panel and click on any active hyperlink (indicated with underlined blue text). 1. the default browser is launched and goes to the specified URL. Type the word or phrase you want to search for in the search edit field. SEARCH FIND TEXT. etc. To launch hyperlinks contained in Changemarks. image. The region is now copied and you can paste the contents of the Clipboard into another application. 2. 3. SEARCH WILDCARDS. CAD applications. 1. sound or video file or a web address. If not permitted. When you launch a hyperlink contained in a Changemarks note™ or markup entity. 36 . Launch a hyperlink To launch a hyperlink from within a Brava! viewing window (while in review mode). select Copy Region. Print Screen functionality is also disabled.

Type "\\C" to find "\C" REVIEW MODE OVERLAY MARKUPS FOR REVIEW The Free DWG viewer can only view markups (including any redactions. Regular Expressions . These burned in markups and Changemarks cannot be opened or closed independently. including adding any Changemarks discussion replies .progressively searches for the previous instance in the document.Toggles the highlighting mode on or off for viewing found text patterns. Examples: Type "and\\or" to find "and\or". you must use two slashes for each instance.if selected. One or more overlaid markup layers. Multi-term searching: When the Regular Expressions search option is ON. and cannot be edited. A single slash is a reserved search character. (No need to type regex: as part of the search string) If not selected.progressively searches for the next instance in the document. search uses classic search algorithms.they can only be reviewed.Hot Keys Down . the search will run using regular expressions. Use [F3] or press [Enter] to navigate to and highlight the next search instance. entering the string Oregon|California|Nevada will result in all found instances of the three separate terms to be included in the consolidated search results. Match Case . Up . Find whole word only .searches for the text exactly as typed with upper and lower case characters. from 37 . For example. When searching for words or phrases that contain a slash character "\". Term Hit . When selected. 3. all matching results in the current document display highlighted in yellow. Click to launch your search. and takeoff entities) that have been published with the original file. you can input multiple search terms separated with an OR (pipe"|") symbol.finds the typed characters as an entire word as opposed to being part of a longer word. Changemarks discussions.

You can also step through each page that contains Changemarks notes by right clicking in the viewing window and selecting Marks->Next Changemarks note. can be published with Brava! Desktop as a single markup layer that is a permanent part of the published file. type. Existing Changemarks notes can be sorted by title. 6. Position sorts the Changemarks notes in the order that they appear in the document pages. discussion threads cannot be replied to (because new markups cannot be authored). Note that if you click on a Changemarks note that only contains reply data (because a user had replied in review mode). The original Changemarks text displays in the panel's lower frame. date. the Changemarks note will appear to be blank. The panel shows the detailed information (content.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. You can search and filter Changemarks notes by content and/or title by entering a to return all Changemarks notes to word or phrase in the search text box. 1. Note that when reviewing Changemarks discussions with Brava Reader and Free DWG Viewer. . The Changemarks entities appear in the Brava! viewer at the same magnification level the author created them. The current type and state of the Changemarks note are displayed at the bottom of the panel. state.0 User Guide several authors. You can extract information from one or all Changemarks notes contained in a document through the Copy Changemarks dialog. 5. The <Ctrl>+<Alt>+<C> hotkey combination is available for navigating to the next Changemarks note. including any discussion replies that have been added. Any replies to that Changemarks note are also listed in chronological order. You must select the original Changemarks note that contains the discussion and all associated replies that exist in the currently overlaid markup files will display in the Changemarks panel. These burned in markups and Changemarks cannot be independently opened or closed with the file. Click 38 to access this dialog. only Changemarks (including any Changemarks discussion threads) that have been published with the original file (burned in) can be reviewed. type. timestamp. and state) about the Changemarks note that you have selected to review from the list or from the viewing window. REVIEW CHANGEMARKS You or subsequent reviewers can view a list of all the Changemarks and discussions associated with a document through the Review Changemarks panel.) 3. author. or position by selecting the appropriate sorting order from the drop down list. date. (Click Show All the list. 2. 4. Click on a resulting Changemarks note that you wish to view. author name. You can progress sequentially through the Changemarks notes by using the Next and Previous arrow buttons . With the Free DWG Viewer.

If the published file is PDF format. You can launch any hyperlinks present in the Changemarks panel. that exists in files that have been published with markups. you can filter Changemarks by content and review the results sorted by title. author. type. and Brava! will launch the specified URL in a separate browser window. date. CHANGEMARKS FILTERS On the Changemarks panel (<Ctrl> + <Shift> + <M>). Changemarks notes appear as PDF comments when viewed in Acrobat. 39 . Usage Notes You can review Changemarks notes information. Only the Changemarks note containing the requested word or phrase will display in the Changemarks list when the search is executed. Filter by Content You can filter the Changemarks list by a word or phrase appearing in the Changemarks' title or description. including discussion threads.Hot Keys 7. or state.

Selecting one of these commands sorts the currently available Changemarks by that attribute and displays the resulting list in ascending order. Sort by Attribute Included in the Changemarks panel is a drop down menu that will sort the current Changemarks results by "Title". "Type".if checked. If Cumulative is off (unchecked). Position sorts the Changemarks in the order that they appear in the document pages. To return the list of all Changemarks associated with a file. search terms will appear highlighted yellow in the results.searches for the text exactly as typed with upper and lower case characters. "State". "Author". and "Position". The Changemarks panel shows the details for the currently selected Changemarks note. If you select a Changemarks note in the viewing window (using the Select tool).find the typed characters as an entire word as opposed to being part of a longer word. Changemarks Search Content Options: Cumulative . See also: Reviewing Changemarks 40 . click the Show All button . type the word or phrase in the Search text box and click (you can turn on Whole Word or Match Case filters by selecting one or both of these options through the search arrow drop down menu). each subsequent search will just search/filter against the list of entries returned from the previous search/filter. the filter is cleared so that all Changemarks show in the list (essentially the same as clicking the Show All button).0 User Guide To filter Changemarks by text content that appears in either the Changemarks title or description. Term Hit . If Cumulative is turned on (checked). When changing the sort selection. the Changemarks panel title list updates to display the attribute information that is currently specified. the details for that Changemarks are shown. "Date".Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. If there is an active content filter applied which would prevent the Changemarks note from being displayed.if checked. Match Case . Whole Word . searches only within results of previous search. the search will query all Changemarks in the document.

select Settings. the Measurement Settings dialog allows you to select the scale factor to use. Metric systems displays decimal values in meters.Hot Keys MEASURE MODE MEASUREMENT TOOLS There are various Measure tools available for drawing and image files under the Measure command. From the Measure menu or drop down button Select a Measuring System from the drop down list. and millimeters. 2. Brava! uses an interval of 0 to 360 degrees for all angular measurement. area. 1. English Architectural includes a precision setting for distance in fractions and can be calibrated in inches or feet. 41 . You should first set a standard measurement scale or calibrate a baseline distance to use as scale. . centimeters. and precision units for measurement value display results when using the measurement tools (distance. angle. xz value. Select one of the following measurement tools from the Measurement toolbar: Distance (Line) Polygon Rectangle Polyline Circle Measure Count Calibrate Measurement Settings Measure Magnification Tool Measure Results Accumulators MEASUREMENT SETTINGS Available from the Measurement drop down menu.    English displays all values in decimals only. and perimeter).

0 to 0. Conversion in this case is 1/1 and no other settings will be available in the dialog. if your shop uses a standardized scale. English and English Arch in ft yd mi Metric mm cm m km Unitless <none> 3. such as 6 1/4.0 User Guide  Unitless allows you to set raw measurement values that are unitless (ul). the displayed value will round down to the nearest 1/2 which would be 6. if you are measuring a line that is 6 1/3 inches and you have 1/2 selected in the precision distance drop down. You can select to display your measurement precision values from the nearest 1. Values are rounded up or down to the nearest precision distance value. then select the degree of Precision desired. Calibrated displays in the drop down field. If the value is exactly in the middle. The available choices for standard CAD Metric and English scale are: METRIC 1:1 (Full Size) 1:2 (Half Size) 1:5 1:10 1:20 1:25 1:50 1:100 1:200 Calibrated ENGLISH Full Size (1:1) Half Size (1:2) 3"= 1'-0" 1 1/2"=1'-0" 3/4"=1'-0" 1/2"=1'-0" 1/4"=1'-0" 1/8"=1'-0" 1/16"=1'-0" Calibrated 4. In the Page Scale section.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. or. In the Display Results section. select a Unit value from the unit drop down box. with no scale factor applied. select a scale factor from the drop down list. 5. English units are formatted as <Xunit>=<Xfeet>'-<Xinches>" If you have used the Calibrate tool to define a custom scale to use. you can set the default drawing scale to use for all drawings in the current and future Brava! 42 . For example. You can select a different scale factor to use for each drawing.00001 decimal value. the value will round up to and read as 6 1/2 in the distance value text box. The out of the box default setting for the paperspace view scale factor is Full Size (1:1).

if the image contains a component with a marked dimension of 1. 6. Calibrated is displayed in the "Current is:" drop down of the Settings dialog. Measurement settings are saved across sessions. To set the default to use for all sessions. <XDistance>=<Xyards>-<Xfeet>. The Measure tools will now give measurements in meters. You can select a standard CAD scale to use for this session.5 as the distance (scale) and m as the Unit of measure. you can use the Calibrate tool to measure the dimension line and enter 1. Click OK to activate your settings. that default scale will be reflected across all pages. or <XDistance>=<Xfeet>'-<Xinches>" Values can be entered as whole numbers.5 m. CALIBRATION When measuring distances on 2D files. Usage Notes English Architectural formatting is calibrated as <XDistance>=<Xmiles>-<Xyards>. 4. Calibration only applies to the current page. Edit the calibration value to use as the scale (the unit that all future measured distances will be based on) and click OK. change the default in the Measurement Settings dialog. 3. Click the Measure drop down arrow and select Calibrate. The Units value is controlled by the Measure System set in the Measurement Settings dialog. 2. or fractions (5.Hot Keys sessions. by selecting a scale factor and Unit of measure in the Measurement Settings dialog. or all future sessions.125. choose your Scale factor from the drop down and click Save as Default. 43 . Click the left mouse button on the first then last point in the distance you will be using as the baseline. 1. and then enter the distance. Note that the selected scale only applies to the current page. or 5 1/8 for example) The default precision for the Calibrate tool is four (4) decimal places. decimal values. If you choose to Calibrate a scale. you should identify units with the distance using the calibration tool. This will enable Brava to determine the correct scale at calibrate time. You can change the unit types and precision calculations through the Measurement Settings dialog. If you want to change the scale across all pages. Set the Calibration Units value first (Select units:). 5. If you explicitly change the default (see step #4). For example.

height. select Measure Line Select the Snap check box if you would like your measurement points to snap to the nearest picking point. 1. Note: Only CAD-like formats support snap. The width. Click the left mouse button where you want to finish measuring. will appear in the properties bar above the Brava! ActiveX window. The length of the new line. and area of the rectangle display on the properties bar. 2. angle.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. Usage Notes For certain formats. . respectively. you can use the Measurement Magnification Tool to assist in accurate placement of the points. Creating a new line removes the existing measurements from the properties bar and clears the old line from the image window. See also: Measurement MEASURE RECTANGLE Allows you to measure a rectangular area. From the Measurement toolbar . Click to enter measure mode. 3. along with the angle of the new line and the offset difference in y-axis position of the new line. Distance. 1. and X:Y coordinate information displays in the properties fields: 4. Click and release the left mouse button where you want to start measuring. 5. Escape will reset the tool and delete any unfinished portions created while clicking or dragging. Click to enter measure mode 44 . An X will appear to mark the first point. you can press <Esc> to abort the current entity creation before it is set. Another X marks the end of the line. Raster images and text documents do not perform snap. As with any of the measurement and markup tools.0 User Guide MEASURE LINE Measures the line (distance) between two selected points based on the calibrated baseline. in terms of the calibrated baseline.

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Select the Snap check box if you would like your measurement points to snap to the nearest picking point. Note: Only CAD-like formats support snap. Raster images and text documents do not perform snap. Click and release the left mouse button where you want the rectangle to start. Click again where you want to place the opposite rectangle corner to set the shape. Width, height, area, and X:Y coordinate information displays in the properties fields:

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MEASURE POLYGON
Allows you to measure a polygonal shape. The length of the line between the last point set and the current mouse position, the total perimeter of the polygon (including the current mouse position) and the area of the polygon (including the current mouse position) appear in the properties bar, respectively. 1. 2. 3. Click to enter measure mode. .

From the Measurement toolbar, select Measure Polygon

Select the Snap check box if you would like your measurement points to snap to the nearest picking point. Note: Only CAD-like formats support snap. Raster images and text documents do not perform snap. Click the left mouse button where you want the first point of the polygon. As soon as you move the mouse pointer away from the first point, the measurement information changes in the properties bar. Click the left mouse button where you want the second point, and continue to set the points of the polygon. Notice that the measurement information continues to update. Note: For certain formats, you can use the Measurement Magnification Tool to assist in accurate placement of the points.

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Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7.0 User Guide 6. Double-click the left mouse button to set the last point. You will not see accurate measurement information if you have bisected the polygon, creating two or more shapes (the normally blue polygon will turn red when this happens). Creating a new polygon clears the old measurement and removes the old polygon from the image window.

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The properties bar reveals: - the length of the current segment (distance) - the combined length of each segment (perimeter) - the total area of the polygon (area) - the current cursor location (X:Y coordinates)

As with any of the measurement and markup tools, you can press <Esc> to abort the current entity creation before it is set. Escape will reset the tool and delete any unfinished portions created while clicking or dragging.

MEASURE POLYLINE
Allows you to measure a multi segment line. While using this tool, each successive left mouse click will append a line segment to the polyline. 1. 2. 3. Click to enter measure mode. .

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Select the Snap check box if you would like your measurement points to snap to the nearest picking point. Note: Only CAD-like formats support snap. Raster images and text documents do not perform snap. Click the left mouse button where you want the first point of the Polyline. As soon as you move the mouse pointer away from the first point, the measurement information changes in the properties bar. Click the left mouse button where you want the second point, and continue to set the points of the polyline. Notice that the measurement information continues to update. Note: For certain formats, you can use the Measurement Magnification Tool to assist in accurate placement of the points. Single-click the right mouse button or Double-click the left mouse button to set the last point. Creating a new Polyline clears the old measurement and removes the old Polyline from the image window.

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As with any of the measurement and markup tools, you can press <Esc> to abort the current entity creation before it is set. Escape will reset the tool and delete any unfinished portions created while clicking or dragging.

MEASURE CIRCLE
Allows you to measure the radius, circumference, and area of a circle as the values display on the properties bar, respectively.

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Select the Snap check box if you would like your measurement points to snap to the nearest picking point or to the midpoint of segments, arcs, and circles. Note: Only CAD-like formats support snap. Raster images and text documents do not perform snap. Click and release the left mouse button where you want to place the center point of the circle. Click again where you want to place the outside edge to set the size of the circle. Radius, circumference, area, and X:Y coordinate information displays in the properties fields:

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Abort by moving your mouse outside the Auto-Zoom window and then release the left mouse button. If you release the left mouse button while it is outside the magnifier rectangle. The magnification tool used in measure does not contain all of the features of the Brava magnifier tool located on the main toolbar. The Auto-Zoom window remains open until you let up on the left mouse button.s and measurement count. an AutoZoom window will appear when the drawing/document is zoomed out. If the area inside the Auto-Zoom window does not include the spot you intended. meaning. counting. When you release the left mouse button.keys on the numeric keyboard to zoom in and out. Using the Auto-Zoom Window: When selecting picking points for calibration. you are indicating that you want to cancel the attempt to place the point. This allows for exact placement of your start and end points for precision accuracy. the point is committed and the magnifier goes away so that you can drag your measure tool to the next point location.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. An Auto-Zoom window appears when you pick a point by depressing the left mouse button. 48 . PDF. then the Auto-Zoom window does not appear. You can place the measurement point more accurately while the Auto-Zoom window is active. If you are zoomed in to the image far enough that the 1 to 1 ratio is the same (100% or closer) between the current view and the Auto-Zoom window view. the magnifier does not display. 1 inch of drawing is drawn at 1 inch of your monitor. then the magnification level is 1 source pixel per screen pixel. PRT.0 User Guide MEASURE MAGNIFICATION TOOL Calibrate and Measure with the Magnification Tool For certain formats (BMP. and aligning. you can abort the placement of the point. If the current view is already zoomed in beyond the above magnification levels (100% zoom or greater). you can adjust the position of the point under the magnifier. when you select a point on the image. or hit the +/. As long as the left mouse button is held down. Otherwise the magnification level is 1 drawing inch = 1 screen inch. a magnification window automatically pops up under your mouse cursor. When in Auto-Zoom mode. The magnification level used depends on the file type. The Auto-Zoom window shows you the drawing at a 1 to 1 ratio with the screen. This zoom window allows you more accurate placement of the selection point for measuring. and CMG) and when using the Set Alignment Points tool. If it is entirely raster. measurement type. you can move the mouse wheel up and down.

the Measurement Panel will display the total area (e. Measurement data (categories and total of measurements) can be exported to a file or saved to the clipboard.Hot Keys MEASURE COUNT The Measure Count tool allows you to easily count items in a drawing . To zoom into an area of the drawing to count items. and takeoffs (polygons / rectangles / circles) are drawn to represent all the area that will have carpet laid down. 2. but are hidden from view when another Brava! measurement tool is being used. MEASUREMENT TAKEOFF MEASURE TAKEOFF Measure takeoff is a feature that allows Brava Desktop users to make multiple measurements on a document and save them to a markup file (along with annotations and redact-ups). 1. click and hold the mouse button to summon the Auto-Zoom window. screws on a design. Click Clear All to undo only your last selected count. For example (shown below).such as fixtures in a floor plan.g. A marker appears at the selected location indicating the item is included in the total value displayed in the count text box (indicated by ). the total area of carpet and tile. For example. The markers remain on the drawing until cleared. Takeoffs can be grouped together into categories. You can then drag the cursor to an exact location and release the mouse button to set the marker and close the magnifier window. the lineage of trim. The Brava Task Pane displays a Measurement Panel containing the accumulated value of measurements from takeoffs that belong to the defined categories. . to remove all counts. click Remove Last 4. if the document shows the floor plan for a collection of rooms and a category called Carpet is made. From the Measurement toolbar. select Measure Count Click and release the left mouse button on items you want to count. 3. and the number of doors that are needed for a specific plan. Click to enter measure mode. This feature is useful if you are working with drawings and want to estimate totals needed of specified categories. etc. A marker is placed on the counted item to serve as a placeholder.. square footage) of carpet that will be required for the rooms. 49 .

The takeoff panel will contain a list of categories that have been defined for the drawing along with the accumulated values for those measurements as area. In Free DWG Viewer. If a markup layer contains takeoff entities. 50 .Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. length. or count. only takeoffs that have been burned into a file can be reviewed. they can be reviewed in the measurement takeoff panel.0 User Guide See Also: Reviewing Measurement Takeoffs REVIEW MEASUREMENT TAKEOFFS Measurement takeoffs can be captured in a markup layer and opened for review or burned in to a file along with any other markup entities.

5. 7. depending on the type of measurement. length. click the hide icon next to the category name to toggle between visible and hide. From the Measure menu drop down arrow Measurement takeoff tab of the Brava task pane. You can Export the measurement information to the clipboard or to a file. The 4. you can choose to Hide them on the drawing. Only one category can be selected at a time to view the accumulated value in the "Total" field at the top of the panel as area.Hot Keys To review takeoffs contained in a markup file: 1. click the icon located in the column heading. 6. You can mouse-over any category in the list to view the markup file name and category type as a tooltip. 3. or click the The takeoff panel displays the categories that were defined in the markup layer. Open a markup file for review that contains takeoff measurements. 2. . . Hidden category information will still remain available for export. or count. alphabetically. See Also: Takeoff Results 51 . select Takeoff. You can sort the categories by name by clicking on the arrow in the category header arrow toggles the list in ascending or descending order. To toggle all categories from visible/hide state. To hide a category of entities. If you do not want to view the categories associated measurement entities.

0 User Guide TAKEOFF CATEGORIES The purpose of a category is to allow you to group multiple measurements of the same type together. The tabulation is accumulated for all pages of the file. units and precision.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. The measurement "Total" value at the top of the Measurement Takeoff panel can be individually selected and copied to the clipboard for each category. A takeoff belongs to a category. or count). polygon. count check-mark) that has an associated measurement or count value. rectangle. or "Count" depending upon the category type. In other words. A takeoff is a geometry element (line. "Area". Accumulations are done across document pages. ACCUMULATION RESULTS The Total value displayed at the top of the Measure Takeoff panel denotes the accumulated value for the currently selected category. not just the current. no matter what page they are made on. circle. polyline. Use the Export button to create a table or CSV file that contains all of the category results. contribute to the total value. Creating categories is only permitted when the user has markup editing permissions. When you create a category. You can create multiple categories of all things that are being measured. all takeoffs belonging to a category. The categories are listed in the Export table in order that they were created. which determines its measurement type (length. You can hold the <Shift> key to 52 . All the takeoffs belonging to a category can be accumulated (sum of measurements) as they have the same system. The text "Total" is appended by either "Length". area. then all measurements accumulate in the measurement panel by type.

you can use the Select All and Deselect All buttons to hasten your selections. total value. Use Save to File to export the data to a comma separated value (CSV) file that can be saved to your computer. such as Notepad or Excel: Category name.csv files can 53 . or hold the <Ctrl> key to select individual categories to include in your export : 1. A Save As dialog prompts you for a directory location to save the file. Multiple select can be achieved by holding down the <Ctrl> key and clicking on individual categories. (. If you are dealing with a lot of categories. The Save to Clipboard button creates a table in the following format. select the categories that you would like to export data from. units For example: 3. 2. Only the highlighted categories will be included in the export.Hot Keys select a range or categories. In the Takeoff Export dialog. that can be pasted in other applications.

select Save View As. Open a file you would like to publish to CSF. magnifier window. either: Click on the Toolbar and select Save Current View As JPG From the File menu. Use Close to exit the dialog with or without having exported the data. etc. To access the Save View as JPG dialog. Also. Browse to and select a location on your file system to save the JPG file and click SAVE. Print Screen functionality is disabled. The entities will appear transparent in the resulting snapshot JPG.0 User Guide be opened in Excel and the data viewed in columns by setting File type : Delimited and Delimiter: Comma) 4. Secure CSF files published with Brava! can be viewed with any of the Informative Graphics products. CSF is a neutral 2D format that is a replica of the source file. including images. measurement indications. 1. markup entities.g. If the view contains unfinalized redactup entities. graphics.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. Markup layers can be optionally burned into the published CSF file. 54 . and more. Usage Notes This menu option is disabled if the Save as JPG right is disallowed on a CSF document.. 1. Press <Ctrl> + <shift> + <J> on your keyboard 2. layout. PUBLISHING MODE SAVE VIEW AS You can save the current view displayed in the Brava! DWG Viewer window as a JPG file. This feature captures the image window (as a screen capture) and will include all visible elements (e.). Save View as JPG does not finalize the redactions. Executing a "Save As" command clears the Undo/Redo event history. PUBLISHING FILES TO CSF Brava! allows you to securely publish files to Informative Graphics Corporation's proprietary portable CSF format (Content Sealed Format).

In the Pages: Output section.5. you are prompted to set a redaction password (optional). Any Changemarks. b. 55 . If markups are opened (for edit or review) they are permanently published in the CSF output. in the order entered. If redactup entities exist. The file prepares for publishing and the Secure CSF Publish Options dialog appears allowing you to specify certain publishing and security controls. 4. or you can pick a size from the Fit To drop down box to force the PDF output to fit a particular paper size. and redactions contained in the markup layer are burned in to the CSF rendition. Click on the Toolbar and select Publish to CSF from the submenu.18 publishes only the 9 pages specified. On the CSF Publish Options dialog. select Publish ->Publish to CSF.Hot Keys 2. or you can enter Designated pages as page numbers or ranges separated by commas.6. In the Pages: Size section. select whether to publish All pages. takeoff information. Current Page. select to use the document's default page size. For example 2. or from the Brava! Desktop File menu. 1.10-14. 3. select your desired publishing options (described below) and then click Publish a.

When you have chosen your desired options. file system. the file is always published as a single merged layer. In the Create section. convert it to CSF. The Expire section lets you set expiration dates on the published document. on the user g. 4. and ask you where to save the generated CSF document. it will collect security information for the published document. click Publish. or you can select to preview the CSF document. 56 . select "Password Protected" to grant viewing rights to select individuals. When the published document is viewed in a CSF reader (Brava! Desktop. Click OK to close the successful publish message. a file browser dialog prompts you to select a file location to place the published file.0 User Guide c. you can choose:  File Only if you only want to create and publish a file as CSF. You will need to indicate a destination where the published CSF files should be contributed to (e. Email if you would like to send the published PDF file as an email attachment. The Permit section allows you to specify user rights for the sealed document. If this option is selected.  2. If you are contributing to a document management system. h.g. d. f. If selected. When Brava! finishes publishing. etc. regardless of this option setting. If this option is selected.). Click Preview to launch the published document in your default CSF viewer. If Layering is selected. Browse to a directory and click Save. Brava! Enterprise. or only the layers that are currently Visible in the viewing window. those banners and watermarks will permanently display on the end-user's view of the published CSF file and will take precedence over any Onscreen print or publish string that may have been set on the file. you must choose whether to include All layers. In the Include section. In the Watermark/Banners section. If you enter text into the Onscreen banner and watermark fields. mail. If the current file contains markup layers. you are presented with an outgoing email message with the CSF file attached. you may be prompted to enter additional meta data to be associated with the file.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7.. Brava! Reader. In the Security section. etc. you can also choose to include Print watermarks and banners in your published CSF file by setting these through the Watermark/Banners button. you may only add banners and a watermark to fields that have not already been set and locked in the current CSF file. Note that if you are republishing a CSF file to CSF. Note that Line weights in the document will be exported according to your preferences set in the Brava Desktop Line Weight options (Show Line Weight and Set Plot Weights). Users will be prompted for the correct password before they will be allowed to view the published file in any CSF Viewer. 3. See Display Options. enter a password and confirmation in the text box.). users will be able to click on the "Visual Rights® " icon interface to display the rights that are available for that document. e. you can choose which existing elements of the current file to include in your published CSF file.

A protected (with Visual Rights) CSF file is created if any permission listed in the "Permit" section is NOT checked. If the CSF file allows Markup permissions. Brava! Enterprise. users will be able to click on the "Visual Rights® " icon document. on the user interface to display the rights that are available for that Rights that you can control include: User permissions: Print/Copy/SaveAs . if a CSF file contains redactions.Hot Keys Restrictions on Re-publishing CSF files Protected CSF files cannot be republished to any other format except to CSF. Brava! DWG Viewer. expiration date. you can add markup entities and publish to a new CSF file. no Visual Rights can be set when the original (unprotected) CSF file is created. and only then if the Markup right was enabled in the CSF Publishing Options dialog when the original file was created. Permit section allows you to specify user rights for the sealed document. In order to be able to re-publish a CSF file to other formats. See Also: Watermark on CSF VISUAL RIGHTS PERMISSIONS The CSF Publish Options.enables the following: 57 . or MYRIAD). The file retains its original Visual Rights and a CSF Publish Options dialog is not presented. or Banner/Watermark is set. or if a password. When the published document is viewed in a CSF reader (Brava! Desktop. Brava! Reader.

0 User Guide Print .g. If the "In" option button is selected. obscuring the screen. 58 . Note that If a loaded CSF file has Print/Copy/SaveAs disabled.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. Measurement . The watermark stretches from the lower left corner to the upper right corner of the viewing window. Select an absolute or relative date for access rights to expire on the published document. Attempting to use the Print Screen key places a Visual Rights tiled image over the Brava viewing area. These settings are useful for displaying a document's classification to the viewer (e. Relative Date: You can select an expiration date relative to the date the document is published. The CSF reader checks the date settings and will not allow usage if the user's system date is past the set expiration date. and cannot be edited by the end-users. Absolute Date: You can select a specific date for the document to expire by selecting "On" and then selecting a date from the calendar control. etc. Copy to Clipboard .enables printing of the secure document. WATERMARKS ON CSF FILES You can choose to set on-screen or printed banners and watermarks to your documents that will be saved with the published files. the expiration absolute date field will update to reflect the entered number of relative days. EXPIRATION You can set expiration dates for your published documents. No Date: Select "Never" as an expiration date if you do not want the published document to expire.enables the measurement tools in the CSF reader. the Print Screen function will be disabled. Save As (JPEG) .enables text content to be copied to the Clipboard and pasted into another application. Secure HTML parameters for banners and watermarks will only be valid for the length that the CSF document is open.enables turning on and off the "Save Current View as JPG" command in the CSF reader. The expiration date must be at least one day later than the publish date.) and the values can differ from the values entered in the printed Watermark and banner location lines. proprietary. draft. Simply choose "In" and use the spin box to input a specified number of days that the document will be usable. Any banners and watermarks that are set in the secured published file take priority over any banner and watermark settings that may have previously been set on the file..

You can specify a watermark and define banners at any of the 12 document locations available (top center. Banners and Watermarks changed in Brava! Desktop will not be persisted in Brava! Reader and vice-versa. Drill down to Web Sites/Default Web Site. Setting MIME Types on the IIS Web Server IIS may require that MIME types be set on the Web Server in order to properly load files in the ActiveX control when choosing "Display with Brava DWG Viewer Inside Internet Explorer". If a screen banner or screen watermark is set in the CSF Publish Options dialog. it applies only to the current rendering.). File types selected in the Display with Brava DWG Viewer Inside Internet Explorer will open in an embedded activeX control within Internet Explorer whenever a user clicks on a hyperlink that launches that file type. The font point size is restricted to a numeric value between 8 (minimum) and 300 (maximum). Note that On screen banner fonts are not affected by choices made in the Font dialog box Banners and Watermarks are persisted across similar product Brava ActiveX sessions. Open the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager (typically. bottom right. Start->All Programs>Administrative Tools->Internet Information Services) 2. etc. For example. This dialog allows you to associate specific file types to open by default with Brava! DWG Viewer. Click OK to save your selections. You can choose to associate file types in either of the two tabs provided: File types selected in the Open with Brava DWG Viewer tab will open in the application whenever a user clicks on a file of that type on their desktop or network directory. Print banners and watermarks can contain text strings or one of the available tag values: You can set the font style and size of the Watermark through the Font button of the Watermark/Banners dialog box. 59 . To configure MIME types on the server: 1. Type in banner or watermark text to display on screen or click the "Set Print Banners" button to summon the print banner dialog. SETTINGS AND OPTIONS SET AS DEFAULT VIEWER The Set as Default Viewer dialog is accessed through the Options menu.Hot Keys You can choose to show the Watermark and/or banner values in the viewing window by adding an entry to the Onscreen Watermark or Onscreen Banner lines of the CSF Publish Options dialog.

0 User Guide 3.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7. 6. click the File Types button. Click the HTTP Headers tab. 4.ms-word.document. Click New Type and enter the associated extension and the MIME type for each extension that is supported with Brava! DWG Viewer.wordprocessingml.macroEnabled.12 docx = application/vnd. 5. The full list of extensions and MIME types include: 000 = application/vnd.hp-hpgl 906 = application/x-906 907 = application/x-907 axp = application/axp bmp = image/bmp cal = application/cal cc = application/cc ccz = application/ccz cdr = application/cdr cg4 = application/cg4 cgm = image/cgm cit = application/cit cmi = application/cmi csf = application/x-bravadtx dbf = application/dbase dcx = image/dcx dft = application/dft dg = application/dg dgn = application/x-microstation dgn7 = application/x-microstation dgn8 = application/x-microstation dif = application/dif doc = application/msword docm = application/vnd. In the MIME Map section.document drw = application/drw dsn = application/dsn dwf = drawing/x-dwf dwg = application/acad dx = application/dx dxf = application/dxf edc = image/tiff edm = application/x-edm emf = application/emf eps = application/postscript fax = application/x-fax flw = application/flw 60 .openxmlformats-officedocument. Right click on Default Web Site and select Properties from the pop up menu.

ms-powerpoint.ms-project pcx = application/pcx pdf = application/pdf plt = application/vnd.12 pptx = application/vnd.slideshow.ms-powerpoint.12 potx = application/vnd.presentationml.slideshow ppt = application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.template.presentation prs = application/prs prt = application/prt prz = application/freelance ps = application/postscript psd = image/photoshop rlc = application/rlc rle = application/rle rnd = application/prs.nprend rnl = image/rnl rtf = application/rtf sam = application/amipro 61 .template ppsm = application/vnd.ms-powerpoint pptm = application/vnd.presentation.macroEnabled.ms-powerpoint.12 ppsx = application/vnd.macroEnabled.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.Hot Keys fmt = application/foxpro ftk = application/ftk fwk = application/fwk g3 = image/g3 g4 = image/g4 gif = image/gif gp4 = application/gp4 htm = text/html html = text/html icd = application/ironcad idw = application/inventor iges = model/iges igs = model/iges iso = application/x-isoview jpeg = image/jpeg jpg = image/jpeg mcs = application/mcs mi = application/mi mil = application/mil mot = application/mot mpp = application/vnd.macroEnabled.presentationml.openxmlformats-officedocument.hp-hpgl png = image/png potm = application/vnd.

macroEnabled. They can each have more than one path specified if separated by a semicolon.sheet xltm = application/vnd.ms-excel. and fonts. shapes. This eliminates the repetitive task of adding identical information to multiple files.sheet.12 xlsx = application/vnd.macroEnabled.openxmlformats-officedocument.0 User Guide sid = image/x-mrsid-image slddrw = application/slddrw tga = application/tga tif = image/tiff tiff = image/tiff txt = text/plain vsd = application/vnd.12 xlsm = application/vnd.ms-excel.visio vw = application/vw wk1 = application/vnd.sheet. 62 .ms-excel.lotus-1-2-3 wmf = application/x-msmetafile wp = application/WordPerfect wp5 = application/WordPerfect wp6 = application/WordPerfect wpd = application/WordPerfect wpf = application/WordPerfect wpg = application/wpg wri = application/x-mswrite ws = application/Wordstar xdl = application/x-bravadtx xls = application/vnd.ms-excel xlsb = application/vnd.12 xltx = application/vnd.lotus-1-2-3 wk3 = application/vnd.spreadsheetml.template.template CAD SETTINGS The CAD Settings dialog is accessed through the Options->CAD Settings menu and provides an easy way to set default search paths for finding resource files like xrefs.spreadsheetml. DWG SHX and font path(s) Xrefs (external or cross references) are files that are referenced by any number of DWG files and allow you to add common information to just one file.Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7.macroEnabled.binary.visio vst = application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument. The DWG Xref path(s).

The line weights display on screen.Hot Keys Set or use the browse button (. but may open a CSF file that was produced from a file with the relevant line weights. and weights are maintained when publishing to the available output formats .) to navigate to your DWG SHX and font path(s) and DWG XREF path(s) directories. You can set modes that warn or fail if SHX and XREF files aren't found on open. Note that the Show Line Weight option must also be enabled to use this feature. Select an abort specification for each that will result if the file is not found when looking to the specified path. Select the "Set line weights to plot weights (if available)" check box if you would like to enable this feature.. Note that Brava Reader cannot open AutoCAD files directly. The choices are: IGNORE – do nothing and continue loading the file WARN – warn you of any files it couldn't find and continue loading the file ABORT – warn you of any files it couldn't find and stop trying to load the file Now when you load the DWG file that contains external references and font files. the external files should be picked up by and visible in the viewer. HOT KEYS Various tools and commands can be accessed through these shortcut keys (accelerators): <Ctrl> + <A> = Help About <Ctrl> + <B> = Show Bookmarks Panel <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <B> = Go to Next Bookmark <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <C> = Go to Next Changemarks <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <T> = Show Takeoff Panel <Ctrl> + <C> = Copy to Clipboard <Ctrl> + <E> = Fit All <Ctrl> + <F> = Mirror (Flip) <Ctrl> + <G> = Print Region <Ctrl> + <H> = Help Contents <Ctrl> + <K> = Add PlaceKeeper <Ctrl> + <Alt> + <K> = Go to Next PlaceKeeper <Ctrl> + <L> = Show Layers <Ctrl> + <O> = Open File <Cltrl> + <P> = Print <Ctrl> + <Q> = Exit <Ctrl> + <R> = Open for Review <Ctrl> + <T> = Show Thumbnail Panel <Ctrl> + <V> = Paste <Ctrl> + <W> = Fit Width <Ctrl> + <X> = Delete <Ctrl> + <Y> = Redo 63 ..

Brava! Free DWG Viewer 7.0 User Guide <Ctrl> + <Z> = Undo <Ctrl> + <Shift> + <A> = Change mouse tool to pan <Ctrl> + <Shift> + <J> = Save View As JPG <Ctrl> + <Shift> + <K> = Publish to CSF <Ctrl> + <Shift> + <M> = Show Changemarks Panel <Ctrl> + <Shift> + <R> = Close Review <Ctrl> + <Shift> + <X> = Change mouse tool to zoom window <Ctrl> + <Shift> + <Z> = Change mouse tool to magnifier <Ctrl> + <Space> = Rotate 90 degrees clockwise <Ctrl> + <Shift> + <Space> = Rotate 90 degrees counter-clockwise <Alt> + <B> = Toggle through background colors <F3> = Find next search string instance <+> = Zoom in.cc) files with the Brava! viewer (when Select tool is active): [mouse click] = select entire geometry assembly and display its attributes [mouse click] + [CTRL key] = select specific geometry section and display its attributes [mouse click] + [SHIFT key] = select a specific piece of a geometry section and display its attributes 64 . <-> = Zoom out (on numeric keypad or when in Num Lock mode) <Page Up> = moves to previous page <Page Down> = moves to next page <Ctrl> + <Page Down> = Next Markup Page <Ctrl> + <Page Up> = Previous Markup Page <End> = Last page <Home> = First page <spacebar> = opens Next file in document folder <Backspace> = opens Previous file in document folder <Ctrl> + <Home> = go to first page <Ctrl> + <End> = go to last page <Ctrl> + <Tab> = Toggle older and newer compare documents <Ctrl> + <+> = increase the size of the markup text font when in edit mode <Ctrl> + <-> = decrease the size of the markup text font when in edit mode The following hotkeys are available for navigating CAMCAD (*.

The Open/Close Panels button receives focus. Tab order for the Infobar will be left to right. Main document/drawing view area 2. The order of focus is: 1. F2 = Used in Watermark/Banners dialog to enter data into text field. Ctrl + 2 = Set focus to the Taskbar. Ctrl + 9 = . Tab order for the Taskbar will be left to right. Alt + F = Close the help or other external dialog. followed by the Page Combo. Ctrl + 5 = Set focus to the Infobar. with the leftmost control receiving initial focus. with the left-most control receiving initial focus. F6 Traversal F6 key toggles the focus between each panel/bar area of the viewer. Infobar 4. Tabbing will cause focus to shift to the current active panel. Right-side panels toggle bar 6. Ctrl + 6 = Set focus to the markup/measurement tools left-side vertical tool bar. Ctrl + F = Set focus to the Find Combo box. followed by the PreviousPage button. Individual tabs will be focused using left and right arrow keys. Comparebar 65 . Ctrl + 7 = Set focus to the right-side tabs toggle bar. Tab order for the leftside vertical toolbar will be top to bottom. Ctrl + 3 = Set focus to the Navbar. with the top-most control receiving initial focus. Navbar 5. A light blue transparent rectangle will appear around the area until the next draw. Ctrl Key Sequences Ctrl + 1 = Set focus to the main document drawing area. The NextPage button will receive initial focus. Markup/measurement tools left-side vertical tool bar 8.Set focus to the Text Compare top review pane. Right-side panels tab control 7.KEYBOARD ACCESSIBILITY Brava provides the following keystroke focus combinations for users to navigate through the viewer interface using the keyboard only. Ctrl + 4 = Set focus to right-side tabs. Tab order for the Comparebar will be left to right. focus will be tabbed through the remaining controls in left to right order. with the left-most control receiving initial focus. From there. Ctrl + 8 = Set focus to the Comparebar. Taskbar 3.

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