DraftSight: Label with Table Pt. 1

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Continuing the idea of adding detail and clarity to your DraftSight designs, this blog will be covering how to insert and utilize the Table command.

I find tables especially convenient when looking to add information pertaining to my draft as a whole, rather than just one particular entity. Likewise, I can always include reference numbers or labels that connect the information in my tables to other objects in my designs – increasing the overall transparency of my vision to my readers.

The Table icon is located in the Tables section under the Annotate tab of the ribbon. When selected, a table settings window will appear presenting you with multiple customization options – like table and cell styles, the number of columns and rows in your table, and their sizes.

Once you’re satisfied with your table’s layout, press OK, and it’ll appear in your graphics display. You can change the content and style of the text in your cells by just double clicking on your cell and making your preferred edits.

You can even press the TableStyle icon, positioned next to the Table feature, to create your own personalized table formats. When selected, the icon opens a Drafting Styles window where you can name your table, change its background color, text, and border styles.

Keep in mind that you must press the Activate icon before exiting the drawing options window in order for your new style to become the new default format during table insertion.

Similarly, if you want to paste your new style onto a table that’s already been drawn, just highlight the table to access its properties, locate the TableStyle dropdown menu and select your preferred style.

I hope this post encourages you to add Tables to your DraftSight designs! Keep an eye out for next blog covering more Table benefits and operations!

Check out the video below to see one in action!


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Rachael Crunkleton
I’m a first time CAD user with an interest in architectural design. I discovered CAD through my background in presenting applications and studying new types of software. With the help of DraftSight, I’m developing my drawing abilities and sharing my progress along the way.
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