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2. Installation and Setup
3. Start Application
4. Using Application
4.4 Section Marks
5. Blocks’ Customization
NYacad Symbols is a collection of VBA applications for adding standard symbols in any drawing. The program gives at your disposal the convenient way of setting up scale of blocks and selecting type of block. All modules of the program can be reached from the main form. Blocks used in this program are separated in two main categories: with text size of attributes 1/8” (0.125) and 3/32” (0.100). You can customize blocks to make them valid for a new client. Main features of the program:
After auto installation procedure you’ll find the new folder on your workstation:
Start AutoCAD and configure your support path information to include the directory C:\NYacad Symbols.
To do this type at the command prompt: preferences. Then in “Options” dialog window press tab “Files”,
select “Support File Search Path”, press button “Add…”, then “Browse…” and select folder C:\NYacad Symbols
Next include files NYacad Symbols.lsp and NYS-01.dvb (found under C:\NYacad Symbols directory) in ACAD Startup Suite. To do it:
· Type "appload" at the command prompt
· Press button “Contents…”
· Click on “Add…” button and browse to find files.
To start application type NYS at the command prompt. Main form pops up.
From this form you can access any module of this program.
Click an appropriate button in main form or type at the command prompt S1 or S2 or S3 or S4.
In activated form fill out fields: “Section Mark” and “Sheet No”:
Select client and scale.
A. If you need to insert section mark as shown on buttons (“No rotation” option)
Press any button to insert section mark in drawing. First Section Mark symbol will be inserted.
Then you need to locate Leg or Second Arrow (for S3 and S4 types) along red Ray (see picture below)
B. If you need to insert rotated section mark (“With rotation” option)
First define section line rotation. To do it press button “Define Sec. Line Angle” and pick two points on the screen.
The program will select an appropriate set of buttons. Click on any button, select Section Mark insertion point and locate section leg (arrow). If you know section line angle you can type degrees in boxes “Angle (X base)” (for section marks with rotation 0…(+/-) 45 degree from horizontal axis) or “Angle (Y base)” (for section marks with rotation
0…(+/-) 45 degree from vertical axis). On pressing option button “No Rotation” or button “Show all buttons” all buttons will appear on the form. You can get the information about section marks already inserted in the drawing: click on button “Update List”.
All blocks used in this program are customizable. Two layers were used for designing of blocks:
ANNO-SYMB-TXT - attributes and text entities)
ANNO-SYMB - other objects (lines, circles etc.) When you insert block, it will be placed on this layer.
Layer DETAIL is used for creating the area (rectangle, rounded rectangle or circle), when you add detail (see ‘Bubbles’ form).
You can change color and linetype of these layers. Open file
C:\NYacad Symbols\Clients\Client A (text=3_32)\Template.dwg,
if your current client’s standard text height is 3/32” or file
C:\NYacad Symbols\Clients\Client B (text=1_8)\Template.dwg,
if your current client’s standard text height is 1/8”.
Open Layer manager (see picture below):
Change colors of layers and save the drawing. When you start the new drawing you’ll get blocks with specified colors.
You can create a set of blocks for new client. Copy folder
C:\NYacad Symbols\Clients\Client A (text=3_32)
if your new client’s text height requirement is 3/32”
C:\NYacad Symbols\Clients\Client B (text=1_8)
if your new client’s text height requirement is 1/8”.
Rename new folder, make appropriate changes in drawing Template.dwg
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