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6: Chapter 6. Set sheets

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    targeting.png Session Objectives

    Upon completing this session, students will be able to:

    (CO 1) Understand Model space and Paper space
    (CO 2) Set a new layout – Page layout and plot styles
    (CO 3) Set views in Paper space – Defpoints, scaling
    (CO 4) Add/Edit/Draw a titleblock


    lightbulb.png Session Highlights

    At the end of the session, students can create the graphics below.

    This image shows the final results at the end of this lecture.


    signing-contract-1.png Lecture Contents

    (CO 1) Understand Model space and Paper space

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    In this tutorial, you will understand the differences between the concept of model space and the concept of paper space. AutoCAD provides two different types of drawing areas.
    This image shows a comparison between model space and paper space. The left image shows the model space, the right image shows the paper space.

    • Model space – A limitless drawing area. You draw at a 1:1 scale.
    • Paper space – To prepare your drawing for printing, use paper space. Paper space is a pre-defined and set area. Please refer to the information from this link.

    Clean up the CAD file

    • Purge is a command to automatically removed all layers, block, dimension styles, and more items that are not currently used in your document. This command is a useful command to reduce the file size.
    • Type [PURGE], and press [ENTER] key, select [PURGE ALL], and purge all again until the [PURGE ALL] is grayed out.
      This image shows the process image for purging unused items.

    (CO 2) Set a new layout – Page setup

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    In this tutorial, you will understand how to set a new layout in the paper space using page setup.

    Once you click [LAYOUT 1], you will see the models you made in the model space in a rectangular box. It is called a viewport.

    There is a dashed line that is inside of the white space; it is called a printable area.

    And the white space called a layout. Once you change the paper size to print, the layout and the printable area will change accordingly.

    Update Page setup for 11in x 17 in PDF

    • [STEP 1] Open Page setup manager
      • Mouse right-click on [LAYOUT 1]
      • Click [PAGE SETUP MANAGER]
      • Click [*Layout1*] and select [MODIFY] to open the Page setup
    • [STEP 2] Edit Page Setup
      • Click the name of printer/plotter and switch to [DWG To PDF.pc3]
      • Update paper size to [ANSI full-bleed B (17.00 x 11.00 Inches)
      • Confirm What to plot: [LAYOUT]
      • Confirm Plot scale to [1:1]
      • Change Plot style table to [monochrome.ctb]
      • Check [Display plot styles]
      • Check [Landscape] for the drawing orientation
      • Click [OK] – Page Setup – Layout 1
      • Click [Close] – Page Setup Manager
        This image shows the page setup view to change.
    • [STEP 3] Confirm the layout with an updated sheet size
      This image shows the updated sheet size in the paper space.
    • [STEP 4] Update the name of the sheets and add sheets
      • To update the name of sheet > mouse-right click on the tab > Click [RENAME] > Rename on the tab
      • To add a sheet > click [+] tab
        • Update the name of the Layout1 to A101. A101 is for the floor plans
        • Update the name of the Layout2 to A102. A102 is for the furniture plans
        • Add a new layout and change the name to A401. A401 is for RCPs
        • Add a new layout and change the name to A601. A601 is for the section view and the elevation
          This image shows the sheet tabs.
    • [STEP 5] Update other sheets to 11×17 PDF
      • Mouse right-click on A102
      • Open Page Setup Manger
      • Select *A101*
      • Click [Set Current]
      • Click [Close]
      • Repeat this process for A401 and A601

    (CO 3) Add/Edit/Draw a titleblock

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    • [STEP 1] Draw a titleblock
      • Select [A101] sheet to open the sheet
      • Confirm your current layer is [0]
      • Draw a rectangle for a paper size box – Type [REC], press [Enter] key > Type [0,0], press [Enter] key > Type [17”,11”]. Press [Enter] key
      • Draw a titleblock outline using the paper size box – Type [O], press [Enter] key > Type [1/4”], press [Enter] key > Click the inside of the sheet
      • Draw lines for the titleblock. Please refer to the image below
        This image shows the titleblock settings with dimensions.
    • [STEP 2] Add titleblock information
      • Sheet number – A101
      • Project name – Eames House, House
      • Your name – First name and last name
      • Course number
      • Submission date
      • Add text using [MT] for titleblock information. Verify the text size is 3/32”. You may rotate the text 90 degrees.
    • [STEP 3] Add the titleblock to other sheets
      • Click [Inset] from [Insert] tab, on [Block] panel
      • Select [000_Titleblock_11x17]
      • Type [0,0], press [Enter] key
      • Select the titleblock and the information except for the Sheet number.
      • Create a block for the selected elements – Name the block – [000_Titleblock_11x17]
      • Insert the titleblock to A102, A401, and A601
      • Switch the Titleblocks to [A-ANNO-TTLB]
      • Copy and modify the sheet number to A102, A401, and A601
    • Now you are ready to add a titleblock on the paper space.

    (CO 4) Set views in Paper space – Defpoints, scaling

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    Now you are ready to set the views in the sheets

    • [STEP 1] Change a viewport size and the viewport layer
      • Once you click, a viewport can be changed by stretching the corner of the viewport line.
        This image shows how to update the Viewport size.
      • Select the viewport > switch to [Defpoints] layer. The [Defpoints] layer is set up by default as a non-plot layer.
        This image shows the viewport layer setting with off-print.
    • [STEP 2] Update the scale of the viewport
      • After changing the viewport size > double-click the viewport > Zoom in and out > Pan the view to make the view centered
        This image shows how to change the viewport scale.
      • Click a scale on the application status bar, and select a desired scale for the floor plan
      • If the dimensions have disappeared, click on the Show Annotation icon on the application status bar
    • [STEP 3] If you want to add a new viewport, use [MVIEW] command.
      • Type [MV], and press [Enter] > Click the first point to draw a rectangle > Click a second point to finish the rectangle. It will automatically show the drawings
      • If you have a viewport to copy, you can copy the viewport and pan the view
      • Sometimes a copied viewport will show in color. To change it to black and white, double-click the inside of the viewport > type [RE] and press [ENTER] key > double-click the outside of the viewport
        This image shows the process image copying a view port.
    • [STEP 4] Update layer visibility for the viewports
      • Open [LAYER PROPERTIES MANAGER]
      • A101 is for dimensioned floor plans. Thus, it would help if you hid the [I-FURN], [I-CASE], and [P-FIXT] layers
      • Double-click the viewport, and click [VP FREEZE] on the I-FURN], [I-CASE], and [P-FIXT] layers
        This image shows freeze layer setting changes.
    • [STEP 5] Set a furniture plan sheet
      • The scale of the furniture plan is 3/16”= 1.’
      • VP Freeze [A-ANNO], [A-ANNO-DIMS], [S-GRID], and [S-LEVEL]
        This image shows the furniture plan in the paper space.
    • [STEP 6] Set an RCP sheet
      • The scale of the RCP is 3/16”= 1.’
        This image shows the ceiling plan in the paper space.
    • [STEP 7] Set a section view and elevation sheet
      • The scale of the section view is 3/16”= 1.’
      • The scale of the elevation is 3/8”= 1.’
        This image shows the section and elevation in the paper space.

    SAVE the file before closing the application.

    Save in a different location for the backup (e.g., a cloud folder)


    book.png References

    Autodesk.Help. (2020, March 29). About Model Space and Paper Space. Retrieved October 20, 2020, from https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/autocad/getting-started/caas/CloudHelp/cloudhelp/2019/ENU/AutoCAD-Core/files/GUID-990538B6-DDA1-4190-BCC0-BB5BA94C9879-htm.html

     


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