You can manage floor and grid settings using the Floor/Grid Settings dialog box. The settings enable you to customize the floor size, style, and solid floor thickness, as well as the grid that appears on the floor.
The preference settings only affect the current document. Settings such as floor size and grid spacing can vary depending on whether you are designing a work cell or an entire factory. For example, you would want a small section of floor for designing a work cell. The floor size usually matches the building for laying out an entire factory. If you change the settings in the template, all new documents use those settings. For existing documents, you have to change the settings in each document if you want the new behavior.
The Floor/Grid Settings dialog box contains two groups of settings. The Floor Settings control the size and appearance of the floor. The Grid Settings control the spacing and appearance of the grid. The floor size settings control the overall grid size, even if the floor display is turned off.
By default, the floor is specified as visible in a new factory layout. It is set to resize automatically once components are moved outside the default boundary. You can control the floor color and whether a border displays.
The Minor Grid Spacing controls the distance between grid lines. By default, every other grid line is displayed as a major grid line. You can enter an integer from 1 through 512 to change the frequency of the Major grid lines.
The Floor/Grid Settings dialog box sets the behavior for the factory floor size and the grid settings. The units displayed in the dialog box are dependent on the units set in the active assembly file.
|Visible||Check this box to enable the visibility of the floor in the layout. By default, the floor visibility is enabled.|
|Auto Size||Select this option to allow Inventor to resize the floor as components are added or moved within the layout. The floor is resized such that components always remain positioned on the floor. The User Defined Length and Width settings set the minimum floor size.|
|User Defined||Select this option to set the length and width of the floor manually. Enter the values in the Length and Width fields to set the floor size.|
|Thickness||This option sets the thickness for the solid floor that is created using the Create Solid Floor command.|
|Floor Border||Check this box to enable the visibility of the floor border. The border displays as yellow and gray stripes around the exterior of the floor. By default the border is displayed.|
|Floor Color||Select a color from the drop-down menu to change the color of the floor.|
|Visible||Check this box to enable the visibility of the grid in the layout. By default, the grid visibility is enabled.|
|Minor Grid Spacing||Enter a value to define the minor grid layout spacing for the floor.|
|Major every __ Minor lines||Enter an integer from 1 through 512 to display a major grid line every X number of minor grid lines. Where X represents the user-defined value.|
|Major Grids||Check this box to display the major grid lines on the floor. This option is enabled by default.|
|Minor Grids||Check this box to display the minor grid lines on the floor. This option is enabled by default.|
|XY Axes||Check this box to display the X and Y axis on the floor. The X axis is displayed as red and the Y axis is displayed as green. This option is enabled by default.|
|Coordinate System Triad||Check this box to display a coordinate system triad at the center of the floor. This option is disabled by default.|
|Major Grid Color||Select a color from the drop-down menu to change the color of the major grid lines.|
|Minor Grid Color||Select a color from the drop-down menu to change the color of the minor grid lines.|
|Make Default||Click this button to store your floor/grid settings for subsequent factory layout sessions.|
|Restore Defaults||Click this button to restore any floor/grid settings that were saved using the Make Default button.|