A room's properties include its name, name position, lay direction arrow position, and notes.
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.
- Select a room.
- Click the Room Properties button on the ribbon bar.
Room Properties can also be adjusted by double-clicking a room on the drawing or in the Explorer window.
Room Properties Window
- 1. Room Name
- 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.
- 2. Name Position
- The position of the room's name in relation to its boundaries. The default position is "Middle".
- 3. Arrow Position
- The position of the room's lay direction arrow in relation to its boundaries. The default position is "Top-Left"
- 4. Notes
- Instructions for installers or other information specific to the selected room should be entered here. A report that includes all notes is available from the Print screen. Any room that has a note assigned to it will display an annotation icon () in its upper-left corner.
- 5. Room Multiplier
- 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. Layout view shows that a single room has material allocated six times.