When arranging details on a prototype during drawing creation, Advance Steel uses all the space inside the Page Frame block (HYPERSTEELPAGEFRAME) from which it subtracts the space occupied by the Page Header block (HYPERSTEELPAGEHEADER). In addition to this, an additional block can be added to "reserve" space on a prototype and lock the respective zone from drawing arrangement. The block can be invisible on the created drawing, reserving a space usable after the page is printed (e.g., space required on the drawing for stamping) or the block can contain information like specific pictures added to the prototype or other information over which Advance Steel does not create and arrange detail views.
- After the area is defined transform it into an AutoCAD® block with a specific name, recognizable by Advance Steel as a reserved area. Type the following command: BLOCK.
- In the dialog box, fill the following information:
• Name: ADVANCESTEEL_RESERVED_AREA
Note: the rectangle defining the user reserved area can be moved on the prototype file to a hidden layer, to avoid it appearing on the created drawings. Moving it on hidden layer will not affect its functionality.