Database Drawing Monitor

The Drawing Monitor makes it easy to distribute shapes, scale pages, synchronize the drawing and database, and delete a shape along with the record it's linked to. When the Drawing Monitor is open, changes you make to shapes in the drawing are reflected in database records.

Monitored drawing pages

Lists the open linked drawing pages. The Drawing Monitor can monitor the database links for several pages at a time.

Automatically distribute shapes on the page

Select to arrange shapes in rows and columns on the page selected in the Monitored drawing pages list.

Clear the check box if the database table includes fields you've linked to the PinX and PinY cells in the Shape Transform section of the ShapeSheet spreadsheet. These shapes will be dropped at the PinX and PinY locations.

Automatically scale drawing page

Select to have the wizard set the page size to exactly accommodate the shapes it distributes.


Click to refresh the drawing to match the database it's linked to.

When you change a shape, the Drawing Monitor compares the Mirror cell values with the database record values. If the database record values have been modified, the Drawing Monitor prompts you to discard the shape changes and revert to the values in the database or to update the database record based on values from the shape.


Click to remove a selected drawing from the Monitored drawing pages list.


Click to close the Drawing Monitor. To reopen the Drawing Monitor and run the Database Wizard again, choose the Create a linked drawing or modify an existing one option.

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