Rather than add more and more symbols (blocks) to the gCADPlus setup file and make it unwieldy, we have developed a series of palettes that allow extra symbols to be added to gCADPlus. Each link under the image of the palette allows users to download a single gCADPlus file. Once downloaded, use the BLOCKS command (or File > Insert and then use the browse option to locate the new file and insert it while working on your current design.
Tip: When using a palette of symbols, it is a good idea to explode the incoming drawing so you can immediately see and use the new symbols. Drag into position and scale if required.
We have made a palette of the symbols used to make the drawing shown below. Individual symbols have been grouped into various color groups.
Tip: Your ability to produce exceptionally high-quality prints from designs carrying transparent symbols is limited, you will need to use the File >SaveAs PDF tool rather than printing to a PDF writer such as CutePDF. We do not think that this is a major limitation.
Users in the USA can also use the symbol set but will need to scale symbols down by 0.02.
Each symbol follows the gCADPlus convention and is 1 meter (1000 mm) wide in canopy diameter. The graphic elements have been placed on layer L-PLNT-SYMBOL. There is an additional layer – L-PLNT-CONSTRUCTION that can be turned on (and the L-PLNT-SYMBOL) layer turned off for the production of construction drawings. The figure below shows a concept plan where these symbols have been used.