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