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AutoMap Part 11: Quick Posts with Wipeouts
Posted by How Li on 06 December 2018 03:20 PM

Check out the other AutoMap Articles:

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8 - Part 9 - Part 10 - Part 11

Quick Posts with Wipeouts

AutoMap is a system of automated drafting tools that can help you organize many tasks. In general, the AutoMap routine allows you to work with your field codes and to assign attributes to points and linework as they are drawn in the CAD file.

Some functions of AutoMap include:

  •          Assigning a symbol of your choice on each point based on description
  •          Move descriptions, points, elevations, and points to a layer of a given name
  •          Scaling a symbol to further customize each object
  •          Connecting points using the line connectivity function
  •          Further customizing linework with specific layers and line types 

In this Article we are going to cover how to insert symbols with wipeouts using the Quick Posts function. 

Wipeouts display with the current background color, so the details behind the wipeout do not display or print. Wipeouts are created using existing polygons, closed zero-width polylines made up of only line segments, or new polylines that you draw while using the Wipeout command.

We now supply you with another AutoMAP library that is setup to use the same symbols used in the Quick Post dialogues (so there is no change in how the Quick Posts are placed), but with wipeouts incorporated in them. 

To use this library you must go to the AutoMAP Library command and pick on New Library, then pick on Open Library. This will take you to the folder where the AutoMAP libraries are stored. You need to Open the library called MSCAD_WIPEOUT.CSV 

 

 

The symbols placed via Quick Posts will now use a Wipeout to hide the entities behind the symbol, rather than clipping the linework.

 

*NOTE: As long as the MSCAD_WIPEOUT.CSV file is loaded, then the Quick Posts commands above will work. If you load any other AutoMAP CSV file, then the Quick Posts will not work and you will need to append the descriptions from MSCAD_WIPEOUT.CSV to your AutoMap file. 

 

Check out the other AutoMap Articles:

Part 1 - Part 2 - Part 3 - Part 4 - Part 5 - Part 6 - Part 7 - Part 8 - Part 9 - Part 10 - Part 11 

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