Introduction to Legends | Revu 2018

What is a legend?

Just like a legend on a map, Legends quickly explain what the symbols on a drawing represent. They can also be customized to show important information about the markups in a document.

Legends will automatically update as markups are added to or removed from the document. Like any markup, they can be resized, copied, customized and saved to the Tool Chest .

Adding tool sets to a legend

Legends can be created from a particular tool set or tool sets. Legends automatically update when a new markup from a specified tool set is placed on the document.

It’s a good idea to anticipate which tool sets you’ll be using, and add those to a legend before marking up a document.

  1. Go to Window > Panels > Tool Chest . Alternatively, press Alt+X to open the Tool Chest.
  2. You can create a new legend, or add the markups to an existing legend.
    • To create a new legend:
      Right-click on any of the annotations, then click Legend > Create New Legend.
    • To add to an existing legend:
      Select the name of the legend from the Legend menu mentioned above.
  3. If you are creating a new legend, click on the document to place the legend.

Adding markups to a legend individually

A legend can be created from a manual selection of markups on the document. Once you add a markup to a legend, any markups with the same type and appearance properties are automatically added to the legend as well.

  1. First, click on the markups you need in the legend. To select multiple markups, either click and drag around them, or use Shift + Click on each markup.
  2. You can now create a new legend, or add the markups to an existing legend.
    • Create a new legend:
      Right-click on any of the annotations, then click Legend > Create New Legend.
    • Add to an existing legend:
      Select the name of the legend from the Legend menu mentioned above.
  3. If you are creating a new legend, click on the document to place the legend.

Title your legend

Once your legend has been placed on the document, you may want to give it a unique title, especially if you are working with multiple legends on the same document.

  1. Click on the Title button in the Properties Toolbar at the top of the screen.
  2. In the drop-down menu, you will see a Title field. Edit the text in this field, then click anywhere else on the screen to close the menu and save your title.
Make sure the Show Title checkbox is filled to make the legend’s title appear on the document.

Display pertinent information with columns

By enabling and disabling certain columns, you can use your legends to display important information about the markups in a document. You can use columns to display the number of markups on a page, measurement values, page location, markup type, and more.

  1. Click on the legend you want to edit.
  2. Go to the Columns menu in the Properties Toolbar at the top of the page.
  3. Click the Edit Columns button.
  4. You will now be able to display and remove any columns from the selected legend using the checkboxes.
Columns in legends pull information from the Markups List. This means that any Columns or Custom Columns available in the Markups List are also available with legends, and that any edits you make in the Markups List will be reflected in a legend automatically.

Properties

Because a legend is a type of markup, it can be customized extensively via the Properties panel or toolbar. If you are used to customizing your markups, you will be familiar with the options listed here. There are also a few properties that are unique to legends. For more information, see Changing a Legend’s Appearance in the Revu 2018 Help Manual.

Saved legends

After configuring the properties of the legend to include the information you need, you can save it to the Tool Chest so you can quickly reuse it on another page or document.

  • To add a legend to the Tool Chest:
    Right-click on the legend, then click Add to Tool Chest and select the desired tool set.
  • To add a saved legend to a document:
    Click on the Legend from the Tool Chest, then click on the area where you want to place it.


What is a legend?
Just like a legend on a map, Legends quickly explain what the symbols on a drawing represent. They can also be customized to show important information about the markups in a document.
Legends will automatically update as markups are added to or removed from the document. Like any markup, they can be resized, copied, customized and saved to the Tool Chest .
Adding tool sets to a legend
Legends can be created from a particular tool set or tool sets. Legends automatically update when a new markup from a specified tool set is placed on the document.
It’s a good idea to anticipate which tool sets you’ll be using, and add those to a legend before marking up a document.

Go to > Panels > Tool Chest . Alternatively, press to open the Tool Chest.
You can create a new legend, or add the markups to an existing legend.

To create a new legend:
on any of the annotations, then click > Create New Legend
To add to an existing legend:
Select the name of the legen

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