CAD Output LegendSet CAD Output Legend

(This functionality is available with the Input / Output module)

Defines the format and appearance of a legend which may be passed out to a CAD file via the CAD Output/Output command.

Only the first occurrence of each different symbol, line style and polygon hatching passed to the CAD file will be listed in the legend. The description associated with that first occurrence of each symbol, line style and polygon hatching will also be listed in the legend. The colour number of each symbol, linestyle and hatching created in the legend will be the same as their colour number in LISCAD. This colouring will be the case even if "BYLAYER" is selected in AutoCAD output or "BYLEVEL" is selected in MicroStation output.

Hence a legend may be generated containing one occurrence of every type of symbol, line style and polygon hatching that is passed to the CAD file.

If the "Set for all codes" check box is selected in the legend dialog box, then all codes will be selected for inclusion in the table. Otherwise, the content of the legend is governed by the settings in the CAD Output/Settings/Codes command.

The exact nature of the dialog box depends on which CAD system has been selected for output in the CAD Output Settings menu (i.e. LISCAD CAD, AutoCAD, or MicroStation).

Legend Dialog Box

Item Used to
Title Key in the name to be given to the legend.
Contents
Symbols Select whether symbols are to be included in the legend.
Size Enter the size for symbols appearing in the legend.
Lines Select whether line styles are to be included in the legend.
Length Enter the length of lines appearing in the legend.
Polygons Select whether polygon hatching is to be included in the legend.
Size Enter the size for polygons appearing in the legend.
Layer Set the CAD layer for LISCAD CAD or AutoCAD.
  • The layer may be up to 32 alpha numeric characters
Level Set the CAD level for MicroStation.
  • The layer may be 0 to 63
Table Colour List the 256 colours that are available for selection to be used for the table lines that are output to a CAD system.
Line Weight Set the line weight of the table lines that is output to a CAD system. For LISCAD CAD, the weight entered is the thickness of the line when plotted at the scale of the plan to be created. The value entered for weight depends on the Utilities/Configure/Units linear settings. For metres enter the weight in mm, otherwise enter the weight in inches.
For MicroStation, enter a value from 0 to 7. Please refer to the MicroStation documentation.

For AutoCAD, the line weight maybe selected ByLayer, ByBlock, the current AutoCAD drawing default line weight, or any of the predefined AutoCAD line weights available in the dropdown list. Please refer to the AutoCAD's documentation.
Set for all codes Select that all selected objects will be included in the legend regardless of the settings in the CAD Output/Settings/Codes command.
Text Select the output parameters for text.
OK Close the dialog box and save any changes to the settings.
Cancel Close the dialog box without saving the changes to the settings.