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ali.v.arbabi
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Title Block
SoftPlan Version:
2014

How can I create the title block for the drawings ? I have change one of the existing Title blocks on softplan directory but I can not change the drawing titles and date and project names on Plan Set?

Bill Wimberley
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Title Block

The Title Blocks that come pre-configured with SoftPlan utilize what are called "Information Stamps" to extract information from the drawings and/or Project and convert them to appropriate text for the project. For instance the @date stamp would display the current date when viewed as part of a Plan Set or when printed.

The Title Blocks that come with SoftPlan (these were called System Drawings in earlier versions) are already set up with these Information Stamps. You can use the Title Blocks as is or you can modify them to suit your needs.

Personally, I don't use the Title Blocks that come with SoftPlan. The reason is that there are not enough Information Stamps to accommodate all of the information I need to place on a Title Block. And SoftPlan does not allow you to create your own custom Information Stamps. So what I do is create my own custom Title Blocks and copy these over into each new project. That way I can still use the Information Stamps that are available and I can add any other appropriate information such as Subdivision, Lot, and Block.

Information Stamps draw their information from your System Options ⇒ Company Information, from items in the drawing such as Areas, and from Project Information such as the customer name and address. For Information Stamps to be able retrieve the Project Information you must fill out the fields at Model ⇒ Project Information.

For a complete listing of all Information Stamps available simply create a new text item or edit an existing one and select Stamps down at the bottom right hand corner of the text edit dialog.

The attached drawing file contains all of the Information Stamps available in SoftPlan. If you will place this file in one of your projects and then add it to a plan set you can see how each Information Stamp would print.

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ali.v.arbabi
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I really appreciate fo your

I really appreciate fo your useful information , I created my title block but the next problem happend. I can not adjust the printing area around the the title block and my drawing. when I want to position the printing boarder on my drawing , the screen will zoom out and the printing command will terminate and nothing do . do you know what could be the solution ? 

Bill Wimberley
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Plan Sets

Without actually seeing your project I wouldn't know where to start. Let me suggest that you watch this video about Plan Sets. If that doesn't help then all I can suggest is to put your project into a zip file and attach it here so I can take a look at what you are doing.

Plan Sets Video