Master Layout Settings

with the Document > Layout Book > Master Layout Settings command
Note: Length units defined for the Master Layout are Layout units, defined in Options > Project Preferences > Working Units.)
Name: Enter a Name for the Master Layout in the text field.
Size: Define the Master Layout size using the standard paper sizes listed in the drop-down list, or the Custom option. The two fields below give you feedback on the horizontal and vertical dimensions of the Layout.
Margins: Enter values for the Master layout’s four margins in the text fields.
Choose Portrait or Landscape as the Master Layout’s orientation.
Printable area: This area gives you feedback on the Master Layout’s printable area (taking its Size and Margins into consideration).
Anchor Point: Click one of the nine points to use as an anchor for your master layout.
Above Layout: Master Layout items will be placed on top of the Layout (in some cases, obscuring some of the Layout content).
Below Layout: Master Layout items will be displayed behind the Layout. Contents of the Layout may obscure some Master Layout items.
Note: The default logic is “Auto Arrange.” If you are placing only a single drawing on the Layout, it will be placed in the center of the Layout.
If you choose this option, click Auto Arrange Setup to see the settings for drawing placement.
Direction: Choose either horizontal or vertical to determine the direction in which subsequent drawings are placed on the Layout.
Distance from Margin: For each of the four sides of the Layout, define a margin of space.
Sequence by: When placing multiple drawings at once, the Sequence setting determines the order in which they appear on the Layout.
Name/ID: Alphabetical by name; in case of identical names, drawings are placed in order of ID (numerical or alphabetical).
ID/Name: In ID order; in case of identical IDs, drawings are placed according to their name (alphabetical order).
Navigator position: Drawings are placed in the order (top to bottom) that they are listed in the Navigator View Map. (Floor Plans are an exception; they are placed according to their View Map order from the bottom up, e.g. Story 1, 2, 3…).
Insert break between sequences: “Sequence” depends on your choice in the Sequence by options above: if you are sequencing by Name/ID (or ID/Name) then checking this box means that a new row/column will be started every time the Name (or ID) changes. If you are sequencing by Navigator position, then a new row/column is begun for each new folder in the Navigator View Map. For example, Drawings from the Details folder will be placed in one row, from the Sections folder in the next, etc.
Gap Between Drawings: Define the length of the gaps between the rows and columns of placed drawings. (Length units here are Layout units, defined in Options > Project Preferences > Working Units.)
Create New when Layout is Full: Checking this box means that a new Layout is created if the current layout is full.
If you choose this option, click Grid Setup to access the grid settings options.
ID Logic: Click one of the radio buttons to select a method for assigning an ID to each grid cell.
Matrix: With the Matrix option, each cell is assigned a coordinate corresponding to its column and row numbers.
Flat: With the Flat option, each cell is assigned an ID consecutively from a corner of the grid.
Number of Cells: Use the text fields and/or arrow controls to choose the number of columns and rows in your Grid.
Direction and Style: The group of controls on the left refers to the IDs of the grid’s columns.
Drawing ID Format: Each cell ID is composed of a row number and a column number. Click one of the two radio buttons to define whether the row or column number should come first in the Drawing Number:
Start From: Use this pop-up field to choose which corner of the grid to use as the starting point for assigning cell IDs.
Style: Choose an ID Style from this pop-up menu.
Primary Direction: Click one of the two radio buttons to define the direction (horizontal or vertical) in which to assign the cell IDs, starting from the corner you designated in the Start From option.
Distance from Margin: Enter values in the four text fields to define the distance of the Grid from the paper margin (top, bottom, left and right).
Grid line type: Use the line type and pencolor pop-ups to define a line type and pencolor (or enter a pen number) for the gridlines.
Grid line display: Choose an option for displaying the grid on the layout:
Hide all which intersect with a drawing: If your drawing occupies more than one cell, it will intersect with a grid line. Check this option to hide those grid lines.
Note: These Grid line display settings will also affect printed output.
Drawings occupying multiple cells: Some drawings will occupy space in more than one cell. In such a case, use this pop-up field to define which cell ID should be assigned as the drawing ID (You will choose one of the drawing’s four corners; the ID of the cell which that corner occupies becomes the drawing ID.)
Preview: The Preview picture at the bottom right gives you an idea of the end result of your Numbering Grid settings.
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