Draw points from a coordinate file
In this exercise you will draw points from a coordinate file.
For more information about this function and compatible coordinate file types please see Help » Draw Points.
To complete this exercise open the file 1_SimpleEx.dwg from Examples folder in TopoLT installation path (by default it is C:\Program Files\TopoLT\Example).
2. Set the scale of the plan to 1 : 1000 in TopoLT » Configuration » Program Options » Plan.
3. In TopoLT menu go to Coordinates » Draw Points.
In the Draw Points window, click Options to configure the program.
Here change the plan scale to 1:1000 and the way points will be written.
Make the following settings:
in Plan section, Plan Description area select Point names option;
set the size for symbol and text:
– Font: romans.shx
– Text width and height: 0.65/1.5
– Text angle: 100.0000 grad
– Point diameter: 0.5 mm
– Minimum distance between points: 0.03 m.
points drawing options – useful options for checking and ordering points and texts. Check functions as shown in picture above.
select the code interpretation file according to the job type. In this case select TopoLT.cod file.
4. Click Choose File button and select the coordinate file 1_SimpleEx.coo.
If you have several coordinate files you can add them using the Append File button.
5. After making all the settings and chosen the import method, click OK.
The points are drawn in model space.
6. Insert the point symbols for all points according to the code using Symbols » Insert Symbols by Code command or by typing ib in the command line.
7. Next you change all linear symbols by code from Symbols » Change Linear Symbols by Code or by typing chl in the command line.
8. Draw the graticule for PLAN 1 and PLAN 2 using Plan Layout » Draw graticule or by typing cj in the command line.
To draw the graticule select the closed polyline corresponding to each plan. The graticule will be drawn according to the configuration from Program Options » Graticule.
9. When finishing a drawing it is recommended to use the point optimization command from Points » Optimize texts of points and move the text so they do not overlap.
When optimizing the program will consider the importance order of each point according to its code. The importance order of a point can have values between 1 and 9, and is defined by the user in the code interpretation file. In this example select all text from PLAN 1 for optimization.
10. For easy printing use the function Plan Layout » Make Views with Plan Layouts. This function is useful to fast loading the plans for printing, without cutting them, moving parts of the drawing etc.
After launching this command you will be asked for the following: Type View Name…write PLAN;
First number for Numbering Views… write the number to begin numbering the layouts, in this case 1;
Select objects… select, in order, the rectangles around PLAN 1 and PLAN 2.
11. Go to paper space (Layout 1).
12. Next you load the two saved views. Go to Plan Layout » Load Plan Layout Number.
In the command line follow these steps:
Select Viewport Allocated for… select the blue viewport.
Select Block with Attribute… select the title block with attributes on the bottom-right corner.
Plan layout Number that will be Loaded… enter 1.
In the title block the plan number is automatically written.
13. Follow the same steps to load PLAN 2. When asked Plan layout number that will be loaded… enter 2.