Create new border
This tutorial will show you how to create a new border by changing an existing border file. The A3 border file will be changed to allow more space for you schematic.
Creating a new border file
- Open a similar border file from the “Borders” directory in your Library. In this example we will use “A3_Border”.
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- Use Save As to create a copy of the file in your “Borders” directory.
- A HydroSym border file consists of two main borders. The outer rectangle is the papersize, here A3 thus 420x297 mm. The inner rectangle is your drawing space, here your schematic will be shown. The inner and outer borders are just rectangles from the Draw menu.
- To change the dimensions of the outer border first select the outer rectangle. Then right click and select properties, or press [Alt + enter], to open the Symbol Properties window.
- Enable Expert mode to reveal the coordinates of the rectangle.
- For the outer border it is important the X1 and Y1 are both 0.
With X2 and Y2 you define the maximum paper size with a 0.1 mm scale.
So for 100 mm you need to enter 1000 in HydroSym.
In this example we will leave the outer border as-is, and only change the inner border. To increase the size available for the schematic, change the X1 coordinate of the inner rectangle from 250 to 80.
- Adjust any small extra lines to fit the new inner border.
- Save the file and close it.
Adding you new border file to the paper size list
- Use Notepad to open “PaperSizeList.txt”, located in the “Table files” directory in your library.
- You can add a new paper size by copying the following template and fill in the correct values.
PaperSize: Width=<width of outer border in mm> Height=<height of outer border in mm> Name=<Full name> ShortName=<Short name> Border=<Name of new border file> X1=<X1 in mm> Y1=<Y1 in mm> X2=<X2 in mm> Y2=<Y2 in mm> End.
For this example we changed the X1 coordinate, so use the following:
PaperSize: Width=420 Height=297 Name=ISO A3 New ShortName=A3 New Border=A3_BorderNew.hdf X1=8 Y1=5 X2=415 Y2=292 End.
- Save the “PaperSizeList.txt” and restart HydroSym.
- The new paper size can now be used when printing a schematic.