Room Properties is a tool that allows you to set a room's name, name position, material lay direction arrow position, notes, and multiplier options. Right-click a room and the option to access Room Properties will be in that menu.
Some room properties are purely aesthetic and may be adjusted to improve the overall readability of the takeoff. Other properties are important tools for identifying rooms on printed reports and can be used to impart vital information to installers or others involved in the project.
In addition to the Right-Click Menu option the Room Properties button can be found in the Room section in the Home tab of the Ribbon bar.
Tip: Room Properties can also be adjusted by double-clicking a room on the drawing or in the Explorer window.
Room Properties Window
A room's name is the way it will be labeled on the drawing and in all printed plans and reports. As such, each room must have a name and its name must be unique. Click in the text field to enter a name or click the drop-down button to choose from a list of predefined names.
Room Names can be associated with Room Types (i.e. the name "cl1" belongs to the "Closet" Room Type). Each Room Type can then be assigned rules that dictate seam usage. See: Room Names and Room Types.
Create multiple room names that can be placed around a single room. Use the Reposition tool, , to move the name text boxes.
Double click a room to open the Room Properties dialog
- Select the Multiple Names button.
- Click the green plus button to add a new name line.
- Enter the name (repeat steps 2 and 3 as necessary).
- Click OK to save the names.
- Click OK in the Room Properties dialog to apply the names.
- The added names will be listed beneath the main room name.
- Use the Reposition tool, , to move the names around.
Allows a single room to be allocated multiple times on a sheet. This waste is then shared across these "rooms".
|Set multiplier will appear by the room name||Estimate view of Explorer Window shows that a single room has material allocated multiple times|