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1 Creating a Plot Plan

Create a plot plan polyline by imputing distance and angle into the New CAD Line dialog then converting the polyline into a terrain perimeter.

2 Creating and Using Layout Templates

Your layout is an integral part of the design process. It's the one thing that doesn't change that much from project to project. Save time with a template.

3 Message: Files not found in layout.

When Chief Architect can no longer find a plan file from which views have been sent to a layout file this Message will appear.

4 Message: No layout view or file was found.

If you have not created a layout or opened an existing layout in Home Designer Pro, you will see this message appear when you click the send to layout button.

5 Message: The output from this window will overlap the edges of the layout page.

This message displays when you send a view to layout at a scale that makes it either taller than the layout drawing sheet's height or wider than its width.

6 Message: Update View to Layout

Cross Section/Elevation, Backclipped Cross Section, and Wall Elevation views sent to layout are semi-dynamic; you can choose to update the layout or not.

7 Message: You have successfully sent the active view to layout.

If changes are made to a Layer Set used by a layout view, those changes will affect the appearance of the view on the layout page.

8 Modifying the Layers that Display on a Dynamic View Sent to Layout

The steps outlined in this article explain how to quickly access the Layer Display Options dialog for the correct Layer Set used when a view was sent to layout.

9 Preventing Views Sent to Layout from Changing When the Model is Changed

If you would like to send a view to layout and so that it never updates when changes are made send the view to layout as an image or convert it into a CAD Detail.

10 Printing a Scaled Check Plot

A check plot is a test print that allows you to print at a reduced scale on smaller, less expensive paper so you can check that the drawing will print as expected.

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