Zone Stamp 22 Quick Start Guide

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Overview

Indigo Figs Zone Stamp is a cell-based zone stamp whose size and location for each cell can be adjusted.

Key Features

  • 3 Customize-able Scale Sensitive options
  • Flexible Size/Location
  • Reference Level options and Marker options for Elevation data (Floor Elevation / Ceiling Elevation)
  • Custom Text with Symbol options
  • Custom Unit Formats / Styles
  • Scale Sensitive Text Styles
  • Model View Options

Getting Ready

After copying Indigo Figs Zone Stamp to your working library or linked library, go to Options > Element Attributes > Zone Categories then assign it to any Zone Category of your choice.


Working with Indigo Figs Zone Stamp 22

Preset

The Zone Stamp comes with 3 presets, Preset1, 2 and 3. Presets can be used as they are or as the starting point for editing. The “Preset” option will change to “Custom” as you start editing the settings.

“Initial Settings” preset will reset the zone stamp to its initial state, which is a column of cells from top to bottom. More settings can be found in the “Initial Settings (Preset)” tab.

Scale Sensitive Options

By default, this option is disabled. The zone stamp will display the same configuration and ignore drawing scale.

To enable the options, click the checkbox and choose the scale you are working on. The cell’s content settings are shown accordingly. Please make sure that you are editing for the correct drawing scale. The scale selected on the zone stamp’s setting tab should correspond with the scale you are working on.

For more settings, go to “Scale Sensitivity Settings” tab and input the desired values. There are 3 values (scales) available with restriction, value 1 < value 2 < value 3.

By default, the values are set to 50, 100 and 200 (1:50, 1:100 and 1:200). It means ;

  • Drawing scale 1:1 to 1:50 uses all the values from 1:50 settings.
  • Drawing scale 1:51 to 1:100 uses all the values from 1:100 settings.
  • Drawing scale 1:101 and higher values (smaller scale) uses all the values from 1:200 settings.

If the working unit is set to imperial unit (Options > Project Preferences > Working Units > Model Unit), user can use the preset values/scales provided.

Rearranging Cell

If the cell’s hotspots are not displayed, use the toggle “Cell’s hotspot” on the top right to set to “On” (by moving the hotspot slightly to the right). Make sure that the “Move node” in the pet palette is selected.

“Move Cell” hotspots are located at the corners of each cell, “Cell width” hotspot at the middle-left and “Cell Height” at the middle-top.

Cell’s location could be anywhere but it’s recommended for user to rearrange the cells somewhere corresponding to the zone stamp’s origin to avoid confusion. After moving cells to the desired location, use the toggle “Cell’s hotspot” to set to “Off” (by moving the hotspot slightly to the left or double click it).

When choosing overlapped hotspots, the only hotspot of the higher content order (in the zone stamp settings dialog) is active.

Use “Move Zone Stamp” hotspot in the middle of the zone stamp to relocate the whole zone stamp as needed.

If more cells are added, the newly added cells will appear on the lower left corner. Users can then move them to the desired locations.

Pointer

Pointer and Table Frame appear only when Cell’s hotspot is turned off. This is to prevent hotspots from overlapping. Go to “Pointer & Table Frame” tab, click the “Draw Pointer” icon and check the “Draw Table Frame” checkbox if needed.

“Draw Table Frame” will draw rectangular shape from overall size and location of all cells.

Use 4 additional hotspots to adjust the start point, angle, length and offset distance as needed.

Working with Model View Options (MVO)

This feature allows for each Model View Option (Document > Model View > Model View Options) to display differently. Go to the “Model View Options & Log File Path” tab to enable the feature.

Enable/disable the desire settings needed to use from Model View Option menu. While editing cell’s position, depends on the system, the program might slow down (lagging) since lots of parameters are transferred at once. It is recommended to disable some of the non-crucial options and turn them back on after finish rearranging cells.

While the “Use Model View Combinations” is enabled, the settings on the user interface will be locked according to the options selected.

Note : Since there is no parameter stored in the zone stamp while using MVO’s settings, the locked parameters in the user interface might not show to same values as the values display on drawing and therefore should be disregarded.

Model View ID

Model View ID affects cell’s position/size for any active Model View Combination. Model View Combinations with the same Model View ID share cell’s position/size. To avoid confusion, it is recommended that each Model View Combination has different Model View ID.

Nevertheless, applying the same Model View ID can be useful when the same format (number of cells, location/size) is needed. Cell’s content can still be different for each Model View Combination.

Custom Text in Model View Options

Custom Text1 – Custom Text 10 ; The values will be displayed globally via the zone stamp. Users cannot redefine the values via zone stamp. Use these values with “Read Log” enabled or when the content is needed to be displayed in all zone stamps.

Custom Text 11 – Custom Text 20 ; Users can redefine the values for each zone via zone stamp. The values are stored in the zone stamp. For example, if different Model View Combinations contain “Custom Text 11”, the same value (text) will be the same for every Model View Combinations for that zone stamp, but can be different on another zone stamp object.