Working With Sketches

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Create New SketchEdit an existing sketchImport a sketchPrint SketchSketch Pages in ReportArea CalculationsProperty CharacteristicsSketch WithSketch PreviewZoom In/Zoom OutProperty MapSubject Photos
Create New Sketch |  Edit an existing sketch |  Import a sketch |  Print Sketch |  Sketch Pages in Report |  Area Calculations |  Property Characteristics |  Sketch With |  Sketch Preview |  Adjust Zoom Level |  Property Map |  Subject Photos

 


Create a New Sketch

To create a new sketch in TOTAL:

  1. Click New Sketch in your toolbar.
  2. Choose the type of sketch page to add to your report from the drop-down menu.  This is set to Building Sketch by default.
  3. Complete your sketch in your sketching software, then save and exit to transfer the data back to your report.

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Edit an existing sketch

To edit an existing sketch in your report:

  1. Select your sketch from the Sketch Pages in Report pane.
  2. Click Edit Sketch in the toolbar.
  3. After clicking Edit Sketch, TOTAL opens the sketch page in your sketching software.  Make the necessary modifications, then save and exit to transfer the new data back to your report.

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Import a Sketch

To import a sketch page from a previous report:

  1. Click Import Sketch in your toolbar.
  2. Search for your report, or select the folder where your report is located in the Folders pane.
  3. Select the report from the Reports pane in the middle.
  4. The sketch pages in the selected report are displayed on the right, and a preview of the sketch page that is currently selected is displayed underneath.
  5. When you are ready to import the sketch, simply click Import.

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Print Sketch

To print a copy of your sketch, click Print Sketch in your toolbar, select your printing options, and click OK.

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Sketch Pages in Report

Select a page in the Sketch Pages in Report pane to view the preview of that page.  Click the red X to remove the page from your report

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Area Calculations and Property Characteristics

The Area Calculations pane displays the available area types, and their corresponding values derived from your sketching software.  Each area has an insert checkbox, and the boxes can be checked or unchecked depending on your report transfer preferences.

The Property Characteristics pane displays the subject property information as entered into your report.  This proves helpful by referencing key characteristics of your subject property.

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Sketch Preview

The Sketch Preview pane displays a preview of the sketch page currently selected in the sketch pages in report pane.

Click the magnifying glass icons to zoom in and out on you sketch page.  If you have zoomed in on your sketch, click and drag on the image to pan and move the image.

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Property Map

The Property Map pane displays an aerial map of the subject address as presented by Bing maps.  Click the Plus (+) and Minus (-) signs to zoom in and out on the image, and click and drag on the map image to pan and move the map.

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Subject Photos

The Subject Photos pane displays any subject photos in your report.  This is helpful for referencing specific areas of the property when drawing the sketch.

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