MAGNET Office: Creating Title Blocks

A title block in MAGNET Office is a template for a sheet and generally includes a border for the page and information about the design firm, such as its name, address, and logo. The title block can also display information about the project, client, and individual sheets, including issue dates and revision information. This guide explains how to create a custom title block for indivudial drawing creation.

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MAGNET Office: Creating Title Blocks

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Creating Title Blocks

  • Create a new MAGNET Office Project and set Project Units to Meters
  • Click Finish

​Note:

  • Title Block has to be created in Millimeters
  • Consider Margins
  • Example: 8 1/2" x 11" sheet equals 215.9 x 279.4 mm
  • 1/2" margin equals 12.7 mm
  • Page size then equals 190.5 x 254 mm
  • Create lines representing the page size and further sub areas for title block information
  • Scale lines to be 1mm = 1 m
  • Start at 0,0 for the lower left corner
  • Add text objects like company information to your title block
  • Go to the Insert tab / Text and draw a Text Box
  • Hit ESC and double click the text box to add information
  • Hit OK

Note:

Text in text boxes will be fixed and cannot be changed after inserting the title block

  • Add pictures like a company or project logo to your title block
  • Go to the Insert tab / Feature / Image/PDF and insert a Background Image
  • Browse to the logo path
  • Select and click Open
  • In the Insert Background Image dialog use on of the Position/Scale Image options
  • Hit OK
  • Place image on the title block
  • Add attributes to be populated automatically into the title block
  • Go to the Insert tab / Text / Text Labels and select Keyword from the drop-down list
  • Select a Keyword
  • Hit OK

Note:

Keywords visualize the information from the Project Details in Project Settings

  • Place Keyword on title block and hit Enter to accept location
  • Place the next Keyword
  • Go to the Library tab / Create / and click Title Block
  • Make sure the Page Setup matches your desired Paper and Margin settings
  • Hit OK
  • Position the preview sheet on the lower left point of your title block (1)
  • Select the first point of the plot window (2)
  • Select the second point of the plot window (3)
  • Save the title block as a *.xtb file type
  • Hit Save

Note:

Default path for a title block: %appdata%\MAGNET\Office\Library