Join Shaun Bryant for an in-depth discussion in this video Managing your areas, part of AutoCAD Facilities Management: Areas.
- [Voiceover] We're staying in our 01_FM_Intro.dwg file…and the reason we've stayed there…and stayed zoomed in on our polyline here…is we're gonna be looking at how we manage…those areas that we place with the polylines…on our AutoCAD drawings…when we're creating AutoCAD facilities management data…on the drawings.…So I'll hit Escape there just to deselect…our polyline for the moment.…Now the polyline itself has an area…and that area is xdata.…
So how do we manage that area…and that xdata onto our AutoCAD drawing?…Well we use a command called Insert Field,…but before we do that we've gotta create…a text string within our AutoCAD drawing,…so that we can edit the text…and then place the xdata in that text string instead.…So how does that work?…Well I'm gonna go up my Layers panel here…on the Home tab on the ribbon,…and I'm just gonna make sure that I'm on Layer zero,…just for now, Layer zero is fine,…it's the default layer in the drawing.…
Obviously you might put this on a proper layer…that you've set up for your areas…
- Setting up a facilities drawing
- Managing XREF layers
- Adjusting drawing units and limits
- Using polylines
- Defining areas
- Annotating areas
- Setting up area table styles
- Finding and linking area data
- Exporting area table data
Skill Level Intermediate
AutoCAD Tips, Tricks, & Industry Secretswith Jeff Bartels3h 48m Intermediate
1. Introduction to FM
2. Setting Up a Facilities Drawing
Managing XREF layers3m 55s
3. Getting Your FM Settings Right
4. Areas and Polylines
5. Defining Areas
6. Annotating Areas
7. Setting Up an Area Table Style
8. Using the Area Table
9. Exporting the Area Table Data
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