By Gary Mann
Cymap has many features that are overlooked or unknown by users who have not enjoyed our basic training. One feature I use all the time when investigating customer projects is that of fading the background DXF. To do this in the building Program go to Display>Options and in the default General Tab there is a slider labelled “DXF Transparency”. Slide this to approximately half way and the [Test] display will fade to indicate the selected level.
Below is a part plan without DXF fading.
On a typical project there will be many services crossing and connecting to each other. If the DXF is not faded, a DXF line could be mistaken for a pipe routed at low-level where the default Line-Type is solid. If the DXF is faded there is much less chance of mistaking a grey line for a black line. Compare the above part plan with DXF faded below.
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