# 6: Chapter 6. Set sheets

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## 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

## Session Highlights

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

## 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.

• 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.

### (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
• [STEP 3] Confirm the layout with an updated sheet size
• [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
• [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
• [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.
• Select the viewport > switch to [Defpoints] layer. The [Defpoints] layer is set up by default as a non-plot layer.
• [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
• 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
• [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
• [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]
• [STEP 6] Set an RCP sheet
• The scale of the RCP is 3/16”= 1.’
• [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.’

SAVE the file before closing the application.

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