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Controlling visual elements


The number of entities in your drawing and the complexity of the drawing affect how

quickly CADdirect 2022 can process commands and display your drawing. You

can improve overall program performance by turning off the display of certain visual

ele-ments, such as solid fills and text, while you work on the drawing. When you are

ready to print your drawing, turn on the display of these elements so your drawing

prints the way you want.


You can also improve performance by turning off entity-selection highlighting, turning

off the display of marker blips created when you select locations in the drawing,

and by turning off the display of lineweights.


Displaying solid fills

You can reduce the time it takes to display or print a drawing by turning off the display

of solid fill. When solid fills are turned off, all filled entities, such as wide polylines and planes, display and print as outlines. When you turn solid fills on or off, you must redraw the drawing before the change is displayed.

Displaying quick text

Text entities require a considerable amount of time to display and print. You can reduce the time it takes to display or print a drawing by enabling quick text. For example, if you’re doing a preliminary check print of a drawing, you may want to turn quick text on to speed up printing. When quick text is enabled, text entities are replaced by rectangular boxes that indicate the outline of the area occupied by the text. When you turn quick text on or off, you must regenerate the drawing before the change is displayed.


Displaying blips

You can turn blips off. They are the temporary markers that appear on the screen when you select an entity or location. Blips are visible only until you redraw the drawing. You cannot select blips; they are used only for reference and never print.


Displaying lineweights

You can reduce the time it takes to display a drawing by turning off the display of lineweights. When you turn off lineweights, all entities display as outlines.


You can also specify a lineweight scale. Specify a smaller scale to display thinner lines; specify a larger scale to display thicker lines. For example, a scale factor of 0.5 would display a .80 millimeter lineweight as .40 millimeter; a scale factor of 2 would increase the same lineweight to display at 1.6 millimeters. This can help you differentiate various lineweights that display in a drawing. Adjusting the lineweight display scale affects how the lineweights appear on your screen, not how they appear when printed.


Lineweight scale can affect performance.

Setting the lineweight scale too high may result in slower system performance. You can also adjust the units for measuring lineweights, and the default lineweight.


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