When a user switches to the Layout view for any element, the view updates to show a drawing if available. If no drawing has been created, the default automatic layout displays.
Typically, system users do not have the authority to modify Layout view drawings. In some cases, the Layout view can be disabled and not be available to users who are not members of the administrators group. For more information, see Access Control in the Operations Center Security Management Guide.
The Layout view is read-only when indicated by a lock icon in the bottom left of the view. In read-only mode, you can navigate the view, zoom into different areas, and drill down to view linked elements.
The following sections cover basic functionality to start building custom drawings for element Layout views: