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How to Create Levels

Updated: Aug 14


1. Select an Elevation view from the project browser.

2. To activate the Level command;

a. Use the Architecture Tab – Datum Panel – Level button

b. Use the shortcut LL to activate level Command.

3. Click in the drawing window to specify starting point for the Level. Then click to place another point in the drawing window for the end point for the Level.

Note: When creating a level using the 'LL' shortcut or via the Level button you can choose whether or not you want to create a plan view associated with the level. This can be toggled on or off via the Options bar.

Note: If a level is copied, a plan view is not associated with that level. You will need to create a plan view for that level.

Note: A level can exist without a plan view but a plan view cannot exist without a level.


4. To modify a level, first you must select it. You will notice 2 check boxes at each end of the Level line. These check boxes represent whether the level annotation symbol will show for the level or not. A ticked box means the symbol will display at that side.

5. To resize the Level line, select the level line you want to resize and click the empty circular grips that appear next to the level annotation symbol. Drag the grip to the left or right to increase/decrease its size.

6. To alter the distance between Levels, select the Level you want to move, then you can either;

a. Change the number shown in the temporary dimension. This will control the distance between the Levels.

b. Change the Number just beneath the level head that represents the overall height from the base level.

7. Rename Levels by selecting the level line and either;

a. Change the name in the Level name box near the level head.

b. Change the name of the Level via the level properties palette.

Note: A dialogue box will appear, asking if you would like to rename corresponding views. For consistency, it is suggested that you choose 'Yes'.


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