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How to Create a "Blueprint" in BricsCAD

How to Create a "Blueprint" in BricsCAD

A few weeks ago you might remember I showed you some of BricsCAD's new tool to automatically generate exploded drawings. Today, due to popular demand, here's a quick guide on how to create a blueprint in BricsCAD. However, you can use these techniques to create any color scheme you choose.

How to Create a Blueprint in BricsCAD:

  1. Begin with your exploded drawing.How to Create a “Blueprint” in BricsCAD- start-1024x578
  2. Use VIEWEXPORT to export the drawing view to the modelspace.How to Create a “Blueprint” in BricsCAD- model space-1024x578
  3. Copy/Paste the view block from model space to layout. Use the original drawing as a guide for placement.
    Note You will need to adjust the scale to match.
  4. Delete the original drawing view.
  5. Use IMAGEATTACH to insert an image with the correct background color.
  6. Use DRAWORDER -- Send to Back to move the image to the background.How to Create a “Blueprint” in BricsCAD- blue background-1024x578
  7. Change the layer colors, as required. -- I'm going for a slightly off-white color here give give it a more authentic blueprint feel.
    Note: Make sure the entity color is set to "Layer" in Properties panel.
    How to Create a “Blueprint” in BricsCAD- colour-1024x572
  8. In the Drawing Explorer change the MLeader style color to 'Layer'.How to Create a “Blueprint” in BricsCAD- mleader-1024x747
  9. Export the drawing to PDF. The result should be something like this:How to Create a “Blueprint” in BricsCAD- final-1024x731

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