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Using Paperspace Tools in Autocad
Using Paperspace Tools in Autocad
Using Paperspace Tools in Autocad
Using Paperspace Tools in Autocad
Using Paperspace Tools in Autocad
Using Paperspace Tools in Autocad
Using Paperspace Tools in Autocad
Using Paperspace Tools in Autocad
Using Paperspace Tools in Autocad
Using Paperspace Tools in Autocad
Using Paperspace Tools in Autocad
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Using Paperspace Tools in Autocad

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Presentation made at NJSPLS SurvCon in February 2007.

Presentation made at NJSPLS SurvCon in February 2007.

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  • 1. January 30, 2015 © 2007 Mercator Land Surveying Using Paperspace Tools in AutoCAD J. R. Lemuel Morrison, PLS Mercator Land Surveying
  • 2. January 30, 2015 ©2007 Mercator Land • Buckeye • Licensed: NJ, NY & OH • Instructor, NYC College of Technology • President & Founder, Mercator Land Surveying J R Lemuel Morrison, LS
  • 3. January 30, 2015 ©2007 Mercator Land Outline Shortcomings of single-file CADShortcomings of single-file CAD Tools in CADto present a survey in a robust mannerTools in CADto present a survey in a robust manner ExamplesExamples
  • 4. January 30, 2015 © 2007 Mercator Land Surveying Shortcomings of “simple” CAD Keeping all “genres” (e.g. boundary, topo, utility & titleblock) together in one CAD file Shortcomings of “simple” CAD Keeping all “genres” (e.g. boundary, topo, utility & titleblock) together in one CAD file Limits the usefulness to clients who will use the CAD drawing Limits the usefulness to clients who will use the CAD drawing Reduces productivity by limiting the CAD work to one operator Reduces productivity by limiting the CAD work to one operator Limits ways in which the survey may be presented (e.g. multiple pages, greyshading, details, etc) Limits ways in which the survey may be presented (e.g. multiple pages, greyshading, details, etc) Requires vigilance when sheet numbers, dates, and other title block info is changed. Requires vigilance when sheet numbers, dates, and other title block info is changed. . . . However it is much easier & straightforward. . . However it is much easier & straightforward
  • 5. January 30, 2015 © 2007 Mercator Land Surveying Tools to Enhance Presentation & Deliverables Tools to Enhance Presentation & Deliverables XreferenceXreference OLE InsertsOLE Inserts . . . Every survey is unique & sometimes only some tools apply. . . Every survey is unique & sometimes only some tools apply ViewportsViewports viewport clipviewport clip Xreference clipsXreference clips
  • 6. January 30, 2015 ©2007 Mercator Land LayoutLayout TopoTopo UtilsUtils DTMDTM TitleBlockTitleBlock BoundaryBoundary ImageryImagery GIS DataGIS Data Xreferences Definition:Definition: Purpose/Advantages: • Keeps genres together • Allows discrete attachment of proprietary files • Makes presentation in viewports easier • Enables client to use data more effectively Purpose/Advantages: • Keeps genres together • Allows discrete attachment of proprietary files • Makes presentation in viewports easier • Enables client to use data more effectively Concepts:Concepts: Tips: • Keep each xref in its own layer • Use relative paths & overlay • Use BIND if it’s too complicated for client • Use refedit to cleanup clashes in layout • Use filters in layer manager. • Be aggressive with layer naming Tips: • Keep each xref in its own layer • Use relative paths & overlay • Use BIND if it’s too complicated for client • Use refedit to cleanup clashes in layout • Use filters in layer manager. • Be aggressive with layer naming . . . This isn’t straightforward though.. . . This isn’t straightforward though.
  • 7. January 30, 2015 ©2007 Mercator Land Xreference Clip Definition:Definition: Concepts: • Useful to create a link for the client to use a previous survey as a background Concepts: • Useful to create a link for the client to use a previous survey as a background Tips/Advantages: • Put survey in a layer that does not plot • Make all/most layers a grey shade Tips/Advantages: • Put survey in a layer that does not plot • Make all/most layers a grey shade
  • 8. January 30, 2015 ©2007 Mercator Land Viewports & Viewport Clip Paperspace vs ModelspacePaperspace vs Modelspace TipsAdvantages: • Keeps survey in a single piece • Use publish in Map to print all sheets • Use different layouts for boundary, key sheet, details, etc. • Use DVIEW to rotate the view (not the survey) to an appropriate direction • Lock vport as zooming in & out will change scale • Use paperspace only for annotation that is not attached to a physical object (e.g. lot & block, notes). • Keep viewports in their own non-plot layer TipsAdvantages: • Keeps survey in a single piece • Use publish in Map to print all sheets • Use different layouts for boundary, key sheet, details, etc. • Use DVIEW to rotate the view (not the survey) to an appropriate direction • Lock vport as zooming in & out will change scale • Use paperspace only for annotation that is not attached to a physical object (e.g. lot & block, notes). • Keep viewports in their own non-plot layer Viewport Clip: • Use VPCLIP to clean up a layout (polygonal or rectangular) & block out data that is shown in another viewport. Viewport Clip: • Use VPCLIP to clean up a layout (polygonal or rectangular) & block out data that is shown in another viewport. Important: be sure to put a simple title block in model space in case your paperspace titleblock info gets separated. Important: be sure to put a simple title block in model space in case your paperspace titleblock info gets separated.
  • 9. January 30, 2015 ©2007 Mercator Land OLE Inserts Definition:Definition: TipsAdvantages: • Allows another person to type & revise notes. • Allows robust formatting • Keep notes in their own layer TipsAdvantages: • Allows another person to type & revise notes. • Allows robust formatting • Keep notes in their own layer
  • 10. January 30, 2015 © 2007 Mercator Land Surveying ExamplesExamples Xreference a third party survey for client’s reference & Clip area outside of current work Xreference a third party survey for client’s reference & Clip area outside of current work Complex layout with clipped viewports & greyshade xreferences Complex layout with clipped viewports & greyshade xreferences
  • 11. January 30, 2015 ©2007 Mercator Land Xreference Example Background Client had a large-scale survey of their site from a few years ago. They needed detailed survey in a specific area and wanted to use an old survey in unmapped areas. Background Client had a large-scale survey of their site from a few years ago. They needed detailed survey in a specific area and wanted to use an old survey in unmapped areas. Process The survey by others was an external reference to our survey. We clipped it where we did detailed work. The reference was for our client’s use only. It did not show on our plots. (non-plotting layer) Process The survey by others was an external reference to our survey. We clipped it where we did detailed work. The reference was for our client’s use only. It did not show on our plots. (non-plotting layer) Advantages The old survey showed on their side because the drawing was the same name and path was relative. They could do with it as they needed. The clip was only a mask. When we did more we could change the clip. Advantages The old survey showed on their side because the drawing was the same name and path was relative. They could do with it as they needed. The clip was only a mask. When we did more we could change the clip. Location map is a Viewport Location map is a Viewport Details are Viewports Details are Viewports Area not accessibl e, but shows on CAD Area not accessibl e, but shows on CAD
  • 12. January 30, 2015 ©2007 Mercator Land Greyshade Xreference Clipped viewport w/dark lines Clipped viewport w/dark lines Process Each genre had it’s own file. Different layout for each genre with different rotations Different layout and clips for each lot. Greyshading of adjacent lots through xreference Process Each genre had it’s own file. Different layout for each genre with different rotations Different layout and clips for each lot. Greyshading of adjacent lots through xreference Advantages Many people on the same project working on separate CAD files for each genre. They referenced each others work on a temporary basis. Different consultants got only CAD files that they needed. Robust presentation. Advantages Many people on the same project working on separate CAD files for each genre. They referenced each others work on a temporary basis. Different consultants got only CAD files that they needed. Robust presentation. Viewport with grey drawing Viewport with grey drawing . . . Excellent for roadways. . . Excellent for roadways Background Client had a large site that needed topo, utilities and boundary. Abbreviated time-line and many other consultants that would use parts of our survey affected the presentation. There were also any contiguous and oddly shaped lots Background Client had a large site that needed topo, utilities and boundary. Abbreviated time-line and many other consultants that would use parts of our survey affected the presentation. There were also any contiguous and oddly shaped lots Commands • Save original file as an alternate name • Attached alternate dwg • In layer manager make all layers in alternate dwg grey and thin. • Make a duplicate viewport and freeze all but alternate dwg. • Freeze alternate dwg in main viewport • Make sure they are perfectly aligned Commands • Save original file as an alternate name • Attached alternate dwg • In layer manager make all layers in alternate dwg grey and thin. • Make a duplicate viewport and freeze all but alternate dwg. • Freeze alternate dwg in main viewport • Make sure they are perfectly aligned
  • 13. January 30, 2015 ©2007 Mercator Land Questions Lem Morrison lmorrison@mercatorgroup.com 646 837 0780 Lem Morrison lmorrison@mercatorgroup.com 646 837 0780 Many thanks to J C R The original “enthusiast” of xreferences Many thanks to J C R The original “enthusiast” of xreferences

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