Chapter 65: Interface

It is important to become familiar with the following elements of the user interface as it will help you get started using the Scan module. You can learn more about the highlights described here, and how to use them in a production context throughout this guide.

When you start the Scan module for the first time, the default workspace is displayed. It contains all of the main elements you need to use.

Interface Highlights

The Scan module has five major components.

The top menu contains most of the commands available in the Scan module.

The menu categories are:

Menu Description
File Lets you load drawings and manage exposure sheet elements.
Edit Lets you modify the Drawing List, apply vectorization options and create a text file of scan details for each scanned drawing.
Scanner Lets you eject a page from the scanner and display scanner information.
Help Lets you access the integrated help system and Scan module version information.
NOTE: In Mac OS X, there is a Scan menu with the following commands: About Scan and Quit.

The Control panel allows you to set up the scan.

Scan Type Options

When you select a scan type, you can control the following:

Time required to scan a line, measured in lines per millisecond.

The Drawing list displays the names of the drawings loaded for scanning. As each drawing is scanned, this is indicated.

The Frame Preview panel shows the upcoming frame to be scanned.

The Image panel displays the current drawing being scanned.