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By Kamelite
#296045
So, here is the question: How do I set up the sheet template so that the buildngs footprint area appears automaticly when a plan view is placed on the sheet?

I tried autotext, but I didn't figure out what value I had to pick! Do I have to make a zone of the footprints area?
Or is it another way of solving this?

.Thnx
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By Barry Kelly
#296065
You can use zones but I actually use and empty fill perimeter in a 'Perimeter' layer.
These fills have the ID named for what they represent - Residence, Garage, Alfresco, etc.

I then set up a schedule that looks for these fills in that particular layer with and ID that is not "" (empty or blank).

You then create a view of the schedule and place that schedule on a layout.
You won't see the areas directly on your plan, but you can use the layout page as a trace reference, and then you will see the scheduled areas as you work.

Barry.
By Kamelite
#296078
Barry Kelly wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 2:16 am
You can use zones but I actually use and empty fill perimeter in a 'Perimeter' layer.
These fills have the ID named for what they represent - Residence, Garage, Alfresco, etc.

I then set up a schedule that looks for these fills in that particular layer with and ID that is not "" (empty or blank).

You then create a view of the schedule and place that schedule on a layout.
You won't see the areas directly on your plan, but you can use the layout page as a trace reference, and then you will see the scheduled areas as you work.
Barry.

I'll give it a go! Thank you so much!

.Kamelite
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By Barry Kelly
#296079
Also if you just want to display the area text of each fill, you can turn the option on to "Show are text".
The text can be moved but there is no way to get a total of areas like you can with a schedule.

Barry.
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By Barry Kelly
#303530
Bruce wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:55 am
Used to be you could control the visibility of this area text with the MVO settings...but that was before Graphic Overrides. How does one control this visibility now?
Are you sure?
You could control zone stamp visibility but I don't think you could control area text visibility with MVO.
This is the MVO from 18.

Barry.
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By Barry Kelly
#303533
Bruce wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:34 am
So how DO you turn off the area text independently to the fill?
The only way I know is in the fill settings as I showed before.
But there is no way to globally control it (other than turning the fill layer off) that I can think of.

Barry.