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6.3 Maintain Decor Drawings
Purpose of application is to add adjustments, options and other miscellaneous comments to decor drawings. For example, you can specify that option AP1FRG will appear in the kitchen's right corner. Prior to using this application, however, you must upload floor plan images via Maintain Baseplans or Maintain Baseplan Images application.

The application can also be used to upload new or update existing lot images.
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Adjusting Image Margins
Working With Layers
Adding Shapes/Comments
Adding Image Symbols
Editing Shape/Image Properties
6.3 Maintain Decor Drawings
  1. Open Maintain Decor Drawings application.
  2. You can search for decor drawings either by lot or offer ID.
  3. When you are ready, click .
  4. Select an image from the Select a Picture drop down list and click .
  5. Now you can customize your floorplan by adding custom symbols and comments.

    A few things to keep in mind while working:
    • If you planning to draw, write or add image symbol, make sure you select Draw radio button first.
    • To change the location of your canvas (by clicking and dragging), make sure you select Drag Canvas radio button first.
    • To change the location of a shape, image symbol or comment (by clicking and dragging), make sure you select Drag/Select Shape radio button first.
    Adjusting Image Margins
    By default, floorplan image is left and top aligned on your screen. To increase the left and top margins, enter numerical values in the X and Y input fields and click .

    And as you can see in the example below, margins have increased in size.


    Working With Layers
    Symbols and text can be added to different layers. For example, all electrical symbols can be added to Electrical Layer, while comments pertaining to framing can be added to Framing Layer. Consequently, when viewing your drawing you can display/hide any of the layers by selecting/deselecting corresponding check boxes.

    Tip: If you do not see a layer that you need, you can add one via Maintain Image Layers application. For details, see Maintain Image Layers section of System Maintenance training guide.

    Adding Shapes/Comments
    Let's say we want to add a comment with an arrow pointing to specific location on the floorplan.
    1. First select shape, text and background colors by clicking on the color palette icons (e.g. ).
    2. Next, select the layer to which you want to add your symbol (e.g. framing).
    3. Notice the 2 drop down lists: Select Option and Select MISC Option. They are populated with options that currently exist on the lot. To make a comment about one of the options, you can select an option, select drawing shape and then add it to the floorplan where it will appear.
    4. And finally select the drawing shape (e.g. circle, arrow text). Below is an example of arrow text.
    Adding Image Symbols
    In this example, we'll show you how to add an electrical symbol: phone outlet.
    1. First you must select Draw radio button: .
    2. Next, select a layer from the Select a Layer drop down list (e.g. electrical).
    3. Select Image radio button.
    4. Select an image from the Select Image Symbols list box. Tip: If you do not see a symbol that you need, you can add one via Maintain Image Symbols application. For details, see Maintain Image Symbols section of System Maintenance training guide.
    5. In the Set Image Symbol Dimensions section, specify new image dimensions by entering width and height.
    6. You are done. Click anywhere on the drawing, to add the symbol to it.
    Editing Shape/Image Properties
    NOTE: Prior to using this section, you must select Drag/Select Shape radio button.

    Now let's say we need to rephrase one of the written comments. First you must click on the comment to select it and then enter a revised version in the Text input field. To apply the changes, click .

    In a similar way, you can modify colors, layers and options. NOTE: To delete text or symbol, click .
  6. When you are done, click .
Updated November 14, 2013