Linear Draft features and functionalities are accessed through the toolbar that is displayed below
The first button on the toolbar accesses the Linear Draft 'About' form. This form displays version information relating to software, design catalogues and project presets. From here, you can also access the licensing wizard, where you can activate or deactivate a license to use Linear Draft.
The remaining buttons on the toolbar are the functions of Linear Draft. The buttons are expandable by clicking and holding on each.
A full description of each Linear Draft button function is detailed below:
Place: Place an individual structure.
Adjust: Edit an already placed structure.
Remove: Delete a structure from a model.
Copy: Make a single copy of a structure.
Copy Opposite: Make a single copy of a structure, on an additional track, directly opposite.
Move: Relocate a structure to a new marker position.
Multi-Move: Move multiple structures along a track by a defined distance.
En-Masse Move: Relocate foundation positions en-masse by importing a .csv document detailing 'as-built' information.
3D: View model in 3D (turns off all 2D levels).
2D: View model in 2D plan layout (turns off all 3D levels).
Cross Section: View individual structure in a forward facing cross-section elevation.
Back: View individual structure in a backward facing cross-section elevation.
Left: View individual structure 90° clockwise around the Z-axis from Cross Section view.
Right: View individual structure 90° counter-clockwise around the Z-axis from Cross Section view.
Top: View individual structure in top view with the track lines aligned along the X-axis.
All Levels: Turns on all levels.
Selection: Highlight associated items to either a structure or a wire.
New Catenary Wire: Create a new catenary wire - the form that displays allows you to choose the type of wire and the ability to name the wire.
New Auxiliary Wire: Create a new auxiliary wire - the form that displays allows you to choose the type of wire and the ability to name the wire.
Attach Wire: Attach an existing wire (catenary or auxiliary) to a new structure. N.B. this function does not copy across equipment.
Copy Wire: Attach all wires associated with a structure to another structure (including all equipment). This function also allows the copying of individual wires (with equipment).
Split Wire: Select a wire at a defined point within a tension length and separate it into two individual wires.
Edit Wire Point: Adjust individual wire points for both catenary and auxiliary wires.
Wire Manager: Overall administration of wires - from here you can add, edit and delete wires. Equipment can also be added, edited and removed here.
Attach: Add in-span equipment to wires.
Adjust: Edit existing in-span equipment.
Remove: Delete existing in-span equipment.
Add: Add additional associated tracks to a structure.
Edit: View the tracks that are associated to a structure. Also, 'Edit' gives users the ability to rename tracks (at the specific structure) and reassociate the tracks.
Manager: Reassociated tracks en-masse.
Add: Add span & versine annotation between two structures
Move: Relocate structure/wire annotations - includes span & versine, structure boxes, wire boxes & stagger symbology
Remove: Delete span & versine annotations
Report: Generate reports from a model. Standard reports are 'Dropper Schedule' and 'Structure Report'.
Export: Save your model to .ld format. This greatly reduces the size of the file for easy transferability.
Import: This function allows you to import a previously exported model.
Manager: Gives the ability for users to import custom asset data.
Statuses: Change the status of elements within a model.
New: Add a new note to a structure. Note options include 'Hazard', 'For Construction' and 'For Design'.
Notes Manager: View, add, edit and delete notes.