CAD Importation

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Appendix B CAD Importation

The Floor Plan Upload Wizard (FUW) should inherit all pertinent information from your CAD file.



Units Meaning
Units Value

Undefined
0

Inches
1

Feet
2

Miles
3

Millimeters
4

Centimeters
5

Meters
6

Kilometers
7

Microinches
8

Mils
9

Yards
10

Angstroms
11

Nanometers
12

Microns
13

Decimeters
14

Dekameters 
15

Hectometers
16

Gigameters
17

Astronomical
18

LightYears
19

Parsecs 
20

FUW Importation Process

Determine UNITS all modern CAD versions (2001 and newer) support UNITS 


Determine MEASURE Legacy CAD versions (2000 and older) used a simplistic Imperial or Metric system. 


If UNITS are 0 or undefined, then the standard dictates defaulting to the MEASURE value 
If MEASURE is 0 or undefined, then the standard dictates defaulting to English and inches 


Find Model If the drawing contains multiple views the FUW will default to the Model view 


Determine Bounding Box FUW will encompass all lines and symbols on the drawing and create a bounding box which is generally smaller than entire drawing. It is based on the UNITS or MEASUREMENT above. 


Convert to JPG FUW will convert the bounding box area to a JPG file with a resolution of 4096 horizontal pixels at 100% quality. 


Start Web UI of FUW Step #1 This is the cropping step. 
MEASURE 
Meaning
MEASURE 
Value

English
0

Metric
1



Note: This and all subsequent steps are utilizing the converted JPG file. The greater the floor plan dimensions the less clarity the background image will provide.



Most Common Importation Problems

Improper or undefined UNITS or MEASURE 
Text embedded into the Model view which causes an inconsistent bounding box 
Large dimensions which cause grainy resolution upon zoom

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