In this session we looked at the concept of a template file and how much we should store and it. It’s tempting to include everything that you think you might use in a template file, but with a layer and class standard and a library file you can keep your template file to a minimum. There are some things that really have to be in the template file such as tool preferences and dimension standards.
In this session the users wanted to look at the Resource Manager. In the past we have discussed Default Content. In this session we looked at default content from the point of view of only having one single library file.
In this session we looked at what information should be stored in a tempalte file and what should be stored in Default Content.
In this session we looked at creating an accessible toilet using symbols, creating internal room elevations, the heliodon, and what things should be included in a template file.
We looked at the Visibility tool, it is perfect for turning off the classes of unwanted information and it even works on classes of objects inside viewports (without entering the viewport). Holding down the V key will temporarily turn all the classes back on so you can see information that has been turned off.
I have recently been building a template for a client. If you build a template for your company you will find that it speeds up your drawing enormously. For example, starting a project with a template file will save the time it takes you to set up your printing area, common layers, common classes, hatches, line types, text styles, common symbols, and so on. These are just a few of the things that you can incorporate into your template.
Save As Template – A template is a great way to start a file. It can contain all your layers and classes you need, and it can save all your tool settings.
This is the movie from the second session Landmark Special Interest Group, August 2012. We are looking at starting a template file and simple drawing techniques.
What if you have a template file set up, but some of the settings, or symbols need to be edited. Actually, it is easy.