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Automatic Layout Plotting (Element Automatic Plotting) Upgrades

1. Save plotting options for each layout separately.
Automatic layout plotting saves previously selected elements for each layout separately, so the next time you plot something there is no need to filter and select needed elements again. Suffix and Prefix is also saved.

2. Suffixes.
Suffix option will allow easier sorting of the PDF files in Windows Explorer.

3. Filters.
Filtering (not only sorting) the names, code, level, parts of the elements by wildcard will allow easier element selection for plotting. Filter as in Excel.

4. Multiple layout plot.
When the settings for each layout are saved (see p.1) there will be an easy way to plot multiple layouts with saved settings at one time. Just like the standard Publish option in AutoCAD.

5. Export in DWG with scale.
Add an option to automatically scale exported DWG. So the element shown would be 1:1. As an option choose scale manually or take the scale of the largest viewport in the layout.

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      • Artur commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be also nice to add a possibility to plot elements from attached XREFs. Thank you.

      • Artur commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think it would be great to have option to just Right Click the selected walls/panels in hsbConsole and then select "Plot" which will automatically plot selected elements on previously selected layouts for each element separately.

      • Artur commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Can we also make some option to print out an revisioned element on multiple layouts? (for example wall elements EW101 and EW102 were changed and need to be printed using layouts "EW FRAME" "EW ZONE1" "EW ZONE2" "EW ZONE -1")

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