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      paul Putkey
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      How do you create a detail?

      • This topic was modified 2 years ago by John.
    • #90902
      John
      Keymaster

      In a nutshell
      1. create the detail in its own drawing then export it as a PNG file (Export Drawing As… command), usually to the project folder
      2. insert that detail into any other drawing as a picture in paper space so that it doesn’t get rescaled with the drawing
      3. use tools like Calibrate if you need the detail to scale or just use the Resize command if you don’t need it to scale

      After you do this once it goes really fast.

    • #91114
      Mark Lull
      Moderator

      To expand on what John stated, the following procedure can be used to create Details, Vicinity Maps, Plan with Profile. We will refer to all of them as details in these steps.

      1. Figure out about how much room you expect the detail to take up on the
        drawing (4 X 4 inches for example)
      2. Start a new drawing using the Empty.DRT drawing template
      3. Choose Tools | Print | Print Setup
      4. Set the Printer Name to Traverse PC PDF and choose Properties
      5. Click the Advanced button
      6. Click the Paper Size: pulldown and choose PostScript Custom Page Size
        1. If the Edit Custom Page Size button appears, click it
      7. Set the Width and Height to what you determined earlier (4 and 4 in our
        example) and choose OK
      8. Choose OK on the Advanced Options window
      9. Choose OK on the Traverse PC PDF Document Properties window
      10. Choose OK on the Print Setup window
      11. At the Page Setup window, set the following options:
        1. Paper Size: PostScript Custom Page Size (the preview at the top
          should look how you expect based on the size you set)
        2. Orientation to Portrait or Landscape depending on your need
        3. Margins – Set all of them to zero
      12. Choose OK
      13. Set this drawing up to display precisely what you want to show in the
        detail you want in the original drawing

        1. If you want the detail to be at a specific scale, set this drawing
          up at the desired scale and insert a scale bar if desired
      14. Once the drawing is exactly what you want for your detail, choose Tools
        | Export Drawing As
      15. Set the Type to PNG (Portable Network Graphics)
      16. Set the filename if You want something different than the default
      17. Choose Export
      18. Close the dialog when the export is finished
      19. Open the original drawing that you want to insert the detail into
      20. Go to the View menu and make sure that Paper Space Mode is turned On
      21. Choose Insert | Picture
      22. Select the picture file you just Exported and choose Open
      23. Left-click in the drawing about where you want the detail and then
        left-click a diagonal corner when the image looks right

        1. If you want to ensure that the detail is at the same scale as the
          what you set in the detail drawing, right-click the detail picture and
          choose Properties
        2. Make sure the Paper Space checkbox is checked and set the Width and
          Height to the page size that was set in the detail drawing (4 and 4 in
          our example)
        3. Choose OK
      24. Move the inserted detail wherever you need it to be
      • This reply was modified 2 years ago by Mark Lull.
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