Lovion DESIGN Planning

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Creating Drawings based on Maps

Drawings can quickly and easily be created based on current maps in the planning tool Lovion DESIGN. Access to information is managed through the authorization of slides and projects for all users in the system. Detailed planning is possible using basic drawing tools.

Planning Management

The planning solution Lovion DESIGN includes complete planning management. For each planning unit, an area is defined in the map window. All areas are visible in an overview map and coloured according to attibute values, for example based on the current planning status. The drawing is opened by selecting a planning surface. A random number of drawings can be created for each planning unit. Each drawing also contains various master data and its own areal geometry. The drawing area can be defined in the map. Furthermore, existing drawings can be duplicated. This enables various drawings of one planning element. New drawings can also be created using existing redlining files. Whilst saving, all visible redlining geometries are linked to the current drawing.


Each drawing consists of various slides. Redlining geometries are constructed on these slides. Slides can be defined individually, for example, each division (gas, water, electricity etc.) can be drawn on a separate slide. Furthermore, slides can also be made visible or invisible as well as editable and non-editable. A new drawing immediately contains a set number of slides. It is possible to insert raster data within a rectangular geometry and to transform the image to fit the map. With this function, it is possibe to place a construction map over identical points of a base map and to draw houses and boarders relevant for planning.


In order to simplify the proces of creating drawings for the planner, predefined drawing tools are available. A tool consists of a redlining function and a corresponding visualization. Each tool has a name and belongs to a theme. Thus, the planner can use tools that are sorted according to the division. All tools are displayed as a symbol and with a description in a selection list. Drawing blocks such as map keys, information texts, komplex symbols or cross sections can be created using saved redlining files. Afterwards, the planner can choose these files from the selection list. Drawing blocks are inserted into the drawing via drag-and-drop. In addition, the grouping of a drawing block can be removed. This means that contents of the drawing block can be edited afterwards.

Construction Features

Parallel lines can be drawn using the "parallel" function. This is possible by inserting spacing measurements or by doing the editing interactively. The later means that the new parallel line is shifted manually with the mouse. After confirming the editing, the geometry is set. It is also possible to create numerous parallel lines. The function "separate" divides line geometries into individual sections. Expanding and shortening line geometries is carried out by the "trim" function. Perpendicular lines are created using the "perpendicular" feature. All construction tools can either be used interactively with the mouse or by inserting measurement values in designated fields.


Lovion DESIGN incorporates an extensive authorization management. Access rights for users can be defined on a planning, drawing and slide level. A group of users for example, only receives reading rights for planning units and drawings. As a result, they cannot edit contents of drawings. Access rights can also be distributed according to division. For example, a planner for the division gas/water only receives editing rights for gas and water slides, but not for electricity. This means that numerous users can work on different divisions at the same time. The authorization system also manages whether a user can create, modify or delete planning units and drawings.