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After you insert floors, the next step is to insert alignment points and alignment point areas on your drawings.
The alignment point is a common point used to keep track of where pipes are relative to each other. It needs to be inserted at the same location relative to the building on each drawing. It acts as the origin of the coordinate system Design Master Plumbing uses for the pipes that you insert.
Associated with a Floor and Pipe Types
Each alignment point is associated with a specific floor and one or more pipe types. For each floor and pipe type pair, there can only be one alignment point associated with it. This way, if Design Master Plumbing needs to insert a cold water pipe on floor 1, it knows exactly where it goes.
You specify the floor associated with an alignment point when the alignment point is inserted.
You do not have to specify the pipe types associated with an alignment point when the alignment point is inserted, but we recommend that you do so.
Alignment Points on Multiple Drawings (Recommended)
You can use a separate drawing for each floor and alignment point. We recommend that you work this way.
To learn how to insert alignment points using this method, see the How to Insert Alignment Points on Multiple Drawings tutorial.
Alignment Points on a Single Drawing
You can have all your floors plans and alignment points on a single drawing.
To learn how to insert alignment points using this method, see the How to Insert Alignment Points on a Single Drawing tutorial.
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