In this article you will learn:
1. What are Document Settings?
This document settings panel gives you have the options to customize your Techpack PDF layout and choose which sections or design detail to include or hide.
The document settings panel is located in your Techpack's Doc View page.
2. How to add/remove comments in your PDF
Check this Include comments option in your document settings to include all your techpack comments on a separate page in your PDF.
3. How to attach files in your PDF?
You can also attach all your card files like excel sheets, reference images and even vectors in the PDF. A downloadable link (as shown below) will be added on a separate page of your tech pack.
To do this simply check to include files option from your Doc setting and wait for a couple of seconds for Techpacker to render a new PDF.
|NOTE: As a security measure to avoid misuse of your confidential files, all downloadable links added in your PDF automatically expire after 7-days of generating it. These files, however, are always saved in your techpack board and can be reincluded in a new PDF at any time.|
4. How to print high-resolution images in your PDF
At any time you can turn your PDF images from standard to high-resolution. Simply check this High-Res images option and wait for a few seconds for Techpacker to render a new PDF with crisp quality images.
|NOTE: To keep you PDF file size lighter, all your tech pack images are set to standard resolution by default. Switching to Hi-Res images may increase your PDF file size.
5. How to change the document font size
To fit more data in your techpack PDF, you can re-size the font at any time. By default, the font size is set at 8px. You can change the font size from between 1px to 10.5px.
After selecting your preferred font-size, wait for a few seconds for the doc to re-render with the new sized text.
6. How to include/exclude cards in your PDF
Here you have a list of all cards in each section of your techpack. You can choose to include or exclude any of them in your document.
Use these checkbox options to select or exclude any card or a complete section from your document.
|NOTE: Even if you exclude a measurement or a material card, it will still appear in the Table section below in your Techpack PDF.|
7. How to use the display options in PDF
Display settings are sub-divided into:
- The number of cards displayed per page
- Include table
- Move table before images
- Move table to a new page
- Include thumbnail on top of table
The number of cards displayed per page:
You can choose to display 1, 2 or 6 cards per page for each section. To do that simply hover over cards and chose one of these 3 options as shown below.
By default 2 cards per page as selected for all sections.
Use this option to include or exclude any section tables from your PDF.
|NOTE: "Include table" option is valid for all sections except sketches.|
Move table before images:
Use this option to move a section table before their corresponding cards page.
|NOTE: This option is visible only when "include table" is selected.|
Move table to a new page:
Select "move table to a new page" to create a different page.
|NOTE: This option is visible only for the custom section when "include table"
Include thumbnail on the top:
Select "include thumbnail on the top" to show the images right above the table.
|NOTE: This option is visible only when "include table" is selected and there are
images in cards.
8. How to set PDF rendering prefrence
You can choose to render your doc view only after you have finalized all the settings in your pdf. Follow these steps:
Step 1: Click on this option icon located on the right upper corner
Step 2: From the drop-down option select manual refresh option