Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Schedule Tips & Tricks Part 1

Here is something I have put together for the others and myself in my group that I thought I would share. I do need to give a nod to the AUGI ATP schedule class that I have been taking. Course # ATP127 has some excellent information on schedules as well. I learned the changing of the lineweights from them.

Creating a New Schedule Style:
Open your standard schedule drawing.
Go to Format/Style Manager/Documentation Objects/Schedule Table Styles
Click on the "New" button at bottom.
Enter in the name and description by clicking in that cell area.
Click "Apply".
In the left hand column double click on the schedule you just created.
Click on the "General" tab, it should be filled in already, but you can edit it if you would like to.
Click on the "Default Format" tab to change the default text information.
This sets the default for all the text in this particular schedule.
Change the text appearance here as required.
Click "Apply" at the bottom when you are done with your changes here.
Click on the "Applies To" tab.
Select the applicable item here. For the room schedule select "Multi-View Block Reference".
Click "Apply".
Click on the "Columns" tab.
Click on the "Add Column" button at the bottom.
A pop-up will appear.
Select the desired item.
Format as required, you can override cells and header columns here by clicking on the
"Override Cell Format" or "Override Header Format" buttons. You can change font style,
alignment, height, gap, rotation, matrix symbol, and cell size here.
You can choose where this new column is located in the schedule at the bottom.
Click "OK".
For additional columns click on the "Add Column" button again and repeat the process.
To modify a column click on the "Modify" button.
To delete a column click on the "Delete" button.
Click "Apply" to apply your changes.
Click on the "Layout" tab.
Edit the title of your schedule and any other desired information.
To format all of the headers and title at once go under the "Format" section.
Click on "Override Cell Format" for each of the desired items and change them as required.
Click "Apply".
Now click "Apply" and "OK" to exit out of this window.

To rotate an individual header text to 90 degrees:
Open your schedule table drawing.
Go to the "Format" and then choose "Style Manager".
Surf down to "Documentation Objects" then to "Schedule Table Styles".
Select the schedule table style you want to edit.
Go to the "Columns" tab.
Click on the column that you want to edit its header.
Click the "Modify" button at the bottom.
You will now have the "Modify Column" pop-up window.
Click on the "Override Header Format" button.
In the "Rotation" field change it from horizontal to "Vertical".
Click "OK".
Now a check mark should show up next to the "Override Header Format button".
Click "OK" to exit out of the pop-up window.
Now click "Apply", and then click "OK" to exit out of the Style Manager.

To get a different line thickness around a schedule table:
Open your schedule table drawing.
Click once to select the table.
Right click on the table.
Select "Edit Object Display".
An "Object Display" Pop-up will appear.
Go to the "Display Properties" tab.
Check the box under the "Object Override" on the far right hand side.
A "Display Properties (Schedule Table Override)-General" pop-up will appear.
Go to the "Layer/Color/Linetype" tab.
Here you can change the color, linetype, and line weights for each component of the table.
For the border adjust the "Outer Frame" color.
Click "OK".
Click "OK".
Your table should automatically show your changes if you have one already dropped in the drawing.

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