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The steps in this section of Scaffold Designer help enable you to create a Title Block that will be the default Title Block for all new drawings.

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Enable Developer Mode and Open the Template

You start the process by preparing Scaffold Designer and open the Scaffold designer template.

To enable developer mode and open the template:

1. Start Visio and open the Scaffold Designer template file, located here:

C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Scaffold Designer\Templates\ScaffoldDesigner.vstx

(Be sure to make a backup copy of this file, in case you want to revert your changes)

2. Click the File tab.

The Info interface appears.

3. Click Options.

The Visio Options dialog appears.

4. Click Customize Ribbon.

5. Click the Developer check box in the Main Tabs column.

6. Click OK.

The Visio interface returns, displaying the Developer tab.

7. Click the Developer tab, then click the Document Stencil checkbox in the the Show/Hide group.

Replace the Title Block

Next, replace the Title Block.

To replace the Title Block:

1. Right-click the Title Block and select Properties from the menu that appears.

The Shape Data dialog appears.

2. Click the Locked dropdown and select False.

3. Right-click the Title Block and select Open TitleBlock.SD from the Group sub-menu

Visio launches a second window and displays the Title Block.

4. Make any changes that you want to be on the default Title Block., add a graphic, change the company name, etc.

Whatever changes you make in the right window, Scaffold Designer makes in the left window.

5. Highlight and drag the edited Title Block (in the left window) onto the Shapes stencil

6. Delete the existing stencil .TitleBlock.SD.

7. Rename the new stencil .TitleBlock.SD.

8. Insert the new Title Block into the Visio template

Finish Up

Finishing up means adding the new Title Block to the Scaffold Designer stencil.

To finish up:

1. Open the Scaffold Designer stencil file by clicking More Shapes and select Open Stencil from the menu that appears.

The Open Stencil dialog appears.

2. Browse to: C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\Scaffold Designer\Templates\ and open ScaffoldDesigner.vssx

3. Click and drag the Title Block onto the Scaffold Designer Stencil.

4. Delete the existing stencil TitleBlock.SD.

5. Rename the new stencil TitleBlock.SD.

6. Click and drag the new TitleBlock.SD back into the Visio template.

7. Save and close the template, ScaffoldDesigner.vstx

8. Re-lock the Title Block.

a. Reopen ScaffoldDesigner.vstx.

b. Right-click the Title Block and select Properties from the menu that appears.

The Shape Data dialog appears.

b. Click the Locked dropdown and select True.

c. Save and close ScaffoldDesigner.vstx

9. Reopen Scaffold Designer.

Scaffold Designer will now use the new Title Block for all new drawings

Note that if you leave the custom template files in the default folder, they will be over-written when you install a new update. To avoid this, we recommend copying all the files in the Templates folder to a new location, and then pointing to this location in Global Options. See Global Options for more information on accessing Global Options.