Welcome to our Drawing & Sheet Setup documentation section. Proper setup of your drawing requires much more than simply opening a CAD file and starting to design. We've outlined the entire process, providing step-by-step instructions on how to prepare your CADs file correctly.
This page provides a guide to the essential steps of setting up your drawing, creating a Land F/X project, and preparing your layout sheets.
Did you receive drawings from a client or other consultants that you plan to attach to your drawing? If so, you'll need to:
Starting a Land F/X project is your first step in creating any design using our software. You'll need to start a new project for each and every design you do. Don't use the same project on more than one design. If you want to be able to use the plants, RefNotes, and details you've already set up in a previous project, learn how to use project templates.
A layer state is a saved set of layer properties. If you have one, bring it into your drawing before you begin designing.
Create your plans for:
Remember to keep each sheet drawing in a separate file. You can then Xref these sheets into the main drawing. Don't forget to clean each of your drawing files, as well as each attached Xref, each time you get it back from someone else.
Set up your drawing for plotting by preparing each sheet you'll need.