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How do I create multiple views or layouts?

Posted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 9:02 pm
by lathanial
I'm coming to QCad from AutoCAD. In AutoCad I work in model space and create layouts from that for printing. When I open a dxf file from AutoCAD, I get items in the blocklist named Paper_Space### that seem to correlate to the layout tabs in AutoCAD but they are empty. My question is: is there a way to create multiple layouts from within a single file or do I have to create different files for each layout?

Any help would be appreciated as I would like to start doing my drawing in linux. Presently I have to reboot to Win to do my drawings and back to linux for everything else.


Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 3:07 pm
by michael
You can define different layers.

I do not know what exactly how layouts in AutoCAD is defined.

Sure you can define and use different QCad"Layers", also QCad"Blocks".

Maybe, QCad"Blocks" is what you are looking for.

As far as I know, you can use QCad Layers and Blocks are independently.

Posted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 10:13 pm
by lathanial
Thanks for the reply Michael. I can do it with blocks as you suggested. It took a little while to learn how to copy layers and blocks into a block to hold the layout but it seems to work fine.