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Match with physical layout and deal with layout update

Pioneer
Pioneer

Hi,

 

I know that I can use the AutoCad layout as a background of my model, but since it only have 6000*6000 pixels to show the figure, if I drag a very large layout into the model, it is unclear to see any detail. Is this means that I can not have a detailed large layout as a base?

 

The second question is about the layout update. When the layout updates, it may have some overlap with the old layout and have changes as well. How can I change the background to make sure the overlap parts match with both the old and new layout? 

 

Third question, how can I delete the background when I do not want to show them?

 

Thank you so much for your patient to answer these questios!

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Re: Match with physical layout and deal with layout update

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

Hi Wendy,

 

the background can be much bigger than 6000x6000 px (my actual layout is 8000x11000 px, P.S. 13.1).

From AutoCad you need a layout in a fixed frame(the left upper corner needs to have the same coordinates), if you have changes in the layout, just drag the new layout into your frame and set the zoom.

Plant Simulation creates from the AutoCAD drawing a bitmap for the background (it replaces the old one), so there is no overlapping between the old and the new layout.

 

If you want to delete the background, just delete the icon with the name "background" in the icon editor.

 

 

Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: Match with physical layout and deal with layout update

Pioneer
Pioneer

Hi Steffen,

 

Thank you for your quick reply!

 

Yes, I know that I can have a bigger than 6000*600, but no matter how large the Autocad layout is, we need to transfer it to 6000*6000 pixels as a background,which may make the detailed unable to see clearly. This problem made me unable to build the whole factory in a same model.

 

Re: Match with physical layout and deal with layout update

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor

I guess there is a wrong value in the help, the maximum size of an icon (PS 13)  is 9999x9999 px.

Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net

Re: Match with physical layout and deal with layout update

Pioneer
Pioneer

Do you know can I move the background? Because sometimes we couldn't get a whole shop layout. I need to add it to model part by part. But when I add a background, it usually not at the plece I want. 

Re: Match with physical layout and deal with layout update

Gears Esteemed Contributor Gears Esteemed Contributor
Gears Esteemed Contributor
my way: export the layout from Plant Simulation to a bitmap, open the bitmap with a graphics tool, change what ever you want, save the changed graphic and import the graphic back to Plant Simulation
Steffen Bangsow
freelance simulation specialist  
web: www.bangsow.eu
mail: steffen@bangsow.net