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PREFACE

SheetSetisagreattooltomanageyourproject’sdocumentation.Youcancollectand

manageallofyourdrawingstoaSheetSet.Thiswillletyouandyourteamaccessit

easilyduringthedesignprocess.Sheetsetalsoallowsyoutosharecommoninformation

toalldrawingsinSheetSet.Itallowsyouautomatetasks,relatedtoproject’s

documentation.Forexample,youonlyneedtochangeprojectnameonce.Thetextinall

drawingsinthesameSheetSetwillchangeautomatically.

Thesecapabilitieswillhelpyoutomanageyourdrawingsdocumenteasily.

Thise-bookwillguideyoutocreateyourownSheetSetandutilizeit.Youwilllearnhow

tocreateyourownsheettemplate,setupSheetSet,createsheetsandusetoolsinSheet

SetManagertomakeyoumoreproductive.

PREREQUISITE

YouneedtoknowAutoCADbasicfeaturesbeforeusingthise-book.

Theskillsthatyouneedtoknoware:

1. YouneedtoknowhowtoworkwithAutoCADdynamicblocks.

2. Youneedtoknowhowtocreateanduseblockattributes.

3. Youneedtoknowhowtoworkwithlayoutandviewport

4. Youneedtoknowhowtoworkwithtextfields.

Youwillusetheminthise-book,buttheyarenotcoveredindetailshere.

BEFOREYOUSTART

Thise-bookprovidesdrawingdatasets.Youcanusethemtodotheexercises.

Youcandownloadthedatasetsseparatelyhere:

Youneedtoextractthefilestoyourharddrive.Therearetwofoldersinthezipfile:

1. SSMfinal:completedexercises,thefinishedexercise.

2. SSMexercise:datasetsthatyoucanusetocreatetemplate,blocksanddrawingsin

thistutorial

Extractthemtoalocationtoletyouaccessthemeasily.

Youneedtoextractthedatasetstoyourlocaldisktodothisexercise.You

canextractthemtoD:\SSMfinalandD:\SSMexercise.

THANKS

ThankyoutoEllenFinkelsteinwhogavemeasuggestiontocoverthisspecifictopic.

Withoutyou,Idonotthinkthise-bookwouldexist!

TABLEOFCONTENTS

Preface Prerequisite BeforeYouStart Thanks TableofContents

Part1–IntroductiontoSheetSet

AdvantagesofUsingSheetSet WhatisaSheetSet? WhataretheadvantagesofusingSheetSet? ExploringSheetSetManager OpeningSheetSetManager OpeningaSheetSet OpeningaSheet ProjectInformation AutomaticSheetList PublishtheWholeProject SheetViews Placingviewstosheet

Part2-Preparation

CreatingaTemplate PageSetup CreatingTitleBlock AddingAttributes CreatingCustomFields CreatingTitleBlockasaBlock SavingDrawingasaTemplate ViewTitleandCalloutBlock

Part3–ConfiguringSheetSet

CreatingSheetSetfromScratch

Begin

SheetSetExample SheetSetDetails Confirm CreatingSubset WorkingwithCustomProperties CreatingCustomProperties

Part4-WorkingwithSheetSet

AddingExistingLayout ImportingLayout ChangingSheetNumber SortingSheets AddingNewSheet DrawinginNewSheet CreatingaDrawingwithMultipleSheet

Part5-WorkingWithSheetViews

WorkingwithSavedView PlacingViewsonSheet ChangingViewNameandNumber AddingCalloutBlock

Part6–SheetSetAutomation

CreatingDrawingList

Archiving/TransmittingProject

PublishingProject

Conclusion

GetMoreTipsandTutorials

PART1–INTRODUCTIONTOSHEET

SET

Inthisfirstchapter,wewilltakeashorttourtoletyoufamiliarwhatbenefitsyoucanget

byusingSheetSet.YouwilllearnhowyoucancreateandsetyourownSheetSetlater.

ADVANTAGESOFUSINGSHEETSET

WhatisaSheetSet?

Sheetsetisacollectionofsheets.EachsheetlinkstolayoutinyourAutoCADdrawing.

SheetSetManagerworkslikeWindowsExplorer.YoucanhaveSheetSetasthemain

folder.ToorganizethedrawingsyoucancreateSubsetsthatworklikesubfolders.

Ifyouarenotfamiliarwithusinglayout,itisagoodtimetostartusingitnow.Thereare

manyreasonswhyyoushoulduselayout.SheetSetwilltaketheadvantagesevenfurther.

WhataretheadvantagesofusingSheetSet?

Sheetsetcanmanagethedrawings,sharecommoninformationsuchasproject

information,anddoingsomeautomatedtasks.

Inthischapter,wewillseewhatSheetSetcandousingprovidedsampleSheetSet.

EXPLORINGSHEETSETMANAGER

BeforewestartcreatingourownSheetSet,letusexplorewhatwecandowithSheetSet.

OpeningSheetSetManager

ToworkwithSheetSets,weneedtouseSheetSetManager.Let’sopenSheetSet

Manager.

WecanopenSheetSetManagerbyaccessingthefollowing:

Ifyouuseribboninterface,youcanopenviewtab,inpalettespanel,clickSheetSet

Manager.

Manager. Youneedtohaveanopeneddrawingbeforeyoucanaccessribbonor

Youneedtohaveanopeneddrawingbeforeyoucanaccessribbonor toolbar YoucanalsoopenSheetSetManagerbytypingSSMoncommandline

thenpressEnter.Oryoucanusectrl+4asshortcutkey.

Ifyouusetoolbar,youcanaccessitfromstandardtoolbar.

Ifyouusetoolbar,youcanaccessitfromstandardtoolbar. OpeningaSheetSet

OpeningaSheetSet

Let’sopenasampleSheetSet.InSheetSetManager,clickopen…indropdownmenu,

thenclickopen…

thenclickopen… Browsetofolder D:\SSMfinal .Open SSexercise.dst .

BrowsetofolderD:\SSMfinal.OpenSSexercise.dst.

NowyouwillseetheSheetSetisloadedinSheetSetManager.

Let’sseetheSheetSettree.

AtthetopofthistreeistheSheetSet.OurSheetSetnameisSSexercise. ThisSheetSethasthreesubsets: foundation,beamandcolumn, and

AtthetopofthistreeistheSheetSet.OurSheetSetnameisSSexercise.

ThisSheetSethasthreesubsets:foundation,beamandcolumn,andRoof.Subsetsworks

likeafolder.Itkeepsseveralcommondrawingsinsideit.

Eachsubsethasseveralsheets.

OpeningaSheet

DoubleclickS-041stLEVELFLOORCOLUMNPLANinSheetSetManager.AutoCAD

willopenthedrawinglayout.Youdon’thavetoknowthefilenameorthefilelocation.

ThedrawinglocationinthisSheetSetcanbeasharedfolderinyourserverifyouworkin

team.

team. Youshouldseelocksymbolatyoursheeticonnow.Thelocksymbol

Youshouldseelocksymbolatyoursheeticonnow.Thelocksymbol

showsthatthedrawingisopenedandlockedforediting.Thisisvery

handyifyouareworkinginanetworkedenvironment.

ProjectInformation

Examinethetitleblock.

Sometextshavegraybackground.Thecolorshowsthattheyarefields.Fieldswillchange

automaticallywhenwechangetheinformation.

InSheetSetManager,rightclickaboveSSexerciseSheetSet.Clickpropertiesfrom

contextmenu.

ChangeProjectNameto MySheetSetTutorial . ThisSheetSetalsohascustomproperties.Wewilleditthemtoo.Clickeditcustom

ChangeProjectNametoMySheetSetTutorial.

ChangeProjectNameto MySheetSetTutorial . ThisSheetSetalsohascustomproperties.Wewilleditthemtoo.Clickeditcustom

ThisSheetSetalsohascustomproperties.Wewilleditthemtoo.Clickeditcustom

propertiesbuttonattheleftbottomofthisdialog.

propertiesbuttonattheleftbottomofthisdialog. AutoCADwillopenanotherdialogbox.

AutoCADwillopenanotherdialogbox.

FindProjectOwnerfield.Doubleclickonthedefaultvaluecolumn.Changethevalue

withyourname.

FindProjectOwnerfield.Doubleclickonthedefaultvaluecolumn.Changethevalue withyourname. ClickOKuntilalldialogboxesareclosed.

ClickOKuntilalldialogboxesareclosed.

Youwillnotseethechangesnow.TypeREGENthenEntertoupdatethevalue.Nowyou

shouldseethenewvalueinyourtitleblock.

AutoCADwillupdatefieldswhenyouregenerate,saveorplotthe

drawing.However,ifyouplotwithoutopeningthefile,thefieldswillnot

beupdated.

AutoCADhaven’tupdatedtitleblocktextsonothersheets.Weneedtosaveallsheetsto

applythechanges.Don’tworry,wedon’thavetoopeneachsheetandsavethem

manually.

RightclickabovetheSSExerciseSheetSet.ChooseResaveAllSheetsfromthecontext

menu.ItwilltakeamomentuntilAutoCADfinishupdatingallofyoursheets.

Youcantrytoopenothersheetstocheckthetitleblock.AutoCADhasupdatedallthetitle

blocktextsautomatically.

AutomaticSheetList

NowletusopenS-00DrawingList.Thissheethasasheetindex(orsheetlist).SheetSet

Managerautomaticallygeneratesthissheetlist.

Let’schangethesheetnumberanddescriptionofsheetS-01–PILECAPPLAN.Right

Let’schangethesheetnumberanddescriptionofsheetS-01–PILECAPPLAN.Right

clickabovethesheetinSheetSetManager,clickproperties.

Dothefollowinginsheetpropertiesdialog:

1. Changedrawnbytoyourinitial.

2. ChangeSheettitletoProposedPilecapplacement.

2. ChangeSheettitleto ProposedPilecapplacement . ClickOKtoclosethedialog. NowweneedtoupdatetheSheetListTable.

ClickOKtoclosethedialog.

NowweneedtoupdatetheSheetListTable.

Clicktoselectacellinthesheetlist.Makesureyouselectthecell,notthetable.Ifyou

selectcorrectly,youshouldseethegripsatthecell.

Clicktoselectacellinthesheetlist.Makesureyouselectthecell,notthetable.Ifyou selectcorrectly,youshouldseethegripsatthecell.

Withthecellselected,rightclick,thenchoosesheetlisttable>updatesheetlisttablefrom

contextmenu.

sheetlisttable>updatesheetlisttable from contextmenu. Nowthesheetlistisupdated. PublishtheWholeProject

Nowthesheetlistisupdated.

PublishtheWholeProject

AnotherimportantthingaboutSheetSetistheabilitytopublishtheallorpartofyour

project’sdocuments.

Forthistutorial,wewillnotuseaplotterorprintertodothis.Wewillpublishtheproject

toPDF.

RightclickaboveSSExerciseSheetSet,choosepublishtoPDF.Typethefilenamethen

clickSelect.

Plottingwillrunonthebackground.

YoucanpublishaSubsetorasheetbyrightclickingaboveSubsetor

sheet.

YoumayseenotificationsthatAutoCADwillpublishonthebackground.Youwillsee

notificationbubbleafterthejobisdone.

Clickthelinktoseethedetails.

Clickthelinktoseethedetails. OpenthePDFfilesusingAdobeReaderandexamineit.

OpenthePDFfilesusingAdobeReaderandexamineit.

Asyoucansee,youonlyneedafewmouseclickstopublishthewholeorapartof

project’sdocuments.

SheetViews

Youhaveexploredthesheetlisttab.NowinSheetSetManager,clickSheetViewstab.In

thistab,youwillseeviewsinyourSheetSet.

Doubleclicktheviewstoopenthem.

Youwillseeviewlistineachsheet.Thisallowsyoutonavigatetodifferentviewsin

Youwillseeviewlistineachsheet.Thisallowsyoutonavigatetodifferentviewsin

modelspace.AutoCADwillopenthelayoutandcentertheviewyouopened.

Youcanalsoplaceviewtitle,callout,renumberandrenametheviewhere.Wewillcover

aboutthislater.

DoubleclickaviewnameintheSheetSetManager.YouwillseeAutoCADopenthe

layout,andselectedviewisatthecenter.Let’strytochangetheviewportscale.

Doubleclickinsidetheviewporttoactivatetheviewport.Chooseanotherscalefromscale

list.

Doubleclickagainoutsidetheviewporttoactivatethepaperspace.

Doubleclickagainoutsidetheviewporttoactivatethepaperspace. Youcanalsochangeviewportscaleusingscalelistbyselectingthe

Youcanalsochangeviewportscaleusingscalelistbyselectingthe

viewportboundarythenselectfromscalelist

Youshouldseethatthescaleinviewtitleisupdated.Remember,youneedtoREGENthe

drawingbeforethevalueisupdated.

drawingbeforethevalueisupdated. Placingviewstosheet

Placingviewstosheet

WewilladdanewsheetunderRoofSubset.RightclickaboveRoofSubset,chooseNew

Sheet…fromcontextmenu.

Fillthesheetnumberandsheetnameinthenewsheetpropertiesdialogbox.Checkthe

Fillthesheetnumberandsheetnameinthenewsheetpropertiesdialogbox.Checkthe

Openindrawingeditoroption.Bycheckingthisoption,AutoCADwillopenthenew

sheetafteryouclickOK.

sheetafteryouclickOK. Examinethetitleblocktexts.

Examinethetitleblocktexts.

InSheetSetManager,gotoModelViewstab.ExpandthetreeandfindRoofPlanview.

Thepathinthetreeis:D:\SSMfinal>BeamandColumn>2ndtoroofcolumnplan.dwg>

RoofPlan.(Seenextimageasreference).

Clickanddragtheviewtothenewsheet.

RoofPlan .(Seenextimageasreference). Clickanddragtheviewtothenewsheet.

Don’tclicktoplacetheviewyet.

Theviewistoolargeforthissheet.Rightclicktochangethedrawingscale.Select1:100

fromthelist.

Clicktoplacetheview.

AutoCADwillshowEnterAttributesdialogbox.

Don’tchangeanything.ClickOK.

Don’tchangeanything.ClickOK.

Wehaveplacedtheviewinthenewsheet.Examineinthelowerleftofthisview.

AutoCADwillautomaticallyplacetheviewtitle.

AutoCADwillautomaticallyplacetheviewtitle.

ThisendsourshorttourofwhatbenefitswecangetbyusingSheetSet.Wewillcreateour

ownSheetSet.

Thise-bookwillguideyoufrompreparationtousingtheSheetSet.

PART2-PREPARATION

Sheetsetrequiresyoutoselectatemplatewhencreatinganewsheet.Thistemplatemust

haveapagesetup.

IfyoudefinetemplateforSheetSet,youcancreateanewdrawingfromSheetSet

Manager.YoucanquicklyusedefaulttemplateforthatparticularSheetSet.

Inthischapter,youwillprepareatemplate.Youwillalsocreateblocksforviewtitleand

callout.

YouprobablyalreadyknowthatwecanimportexistinglayouttoSheetSet.Defininga

templatespecificallyforSheetSetwillgiveussomeadvantages.Wewillseethe

differenceslater.

WewillusethedatainD:\SSMexercise.

CREATINGATEMPLATE

Letuscreateanewdrawing.ClickthebigAiconatlefttop,choosenew>drawing.

new>drawing . AutoCADwillaskyoutochooseatemplate.Let’schoose acadiso.dwt

AutoCADwillaskyoutochooseatemplate.Let’schooseacadiso.dwt.Thiswillcreatea

newdrawinginmetric,usingISOstandard.Ifyouareusingimperialunits,youneedto

useappropriatetemplatetocreatethisnewdrawing.

ClickLayout1tabtoopenthelayout.

PageSetup

First,weneedtosetpagesetupforthistemplate.Bydefiningapagesetup,wecanapply

thesamesettingstoalllayout.Thiswillsettheplotter,scale,areatoplot,plotstyleand

otherplotproperties.

RightclickaboveLayout1tab;choosepagesetupmanagerfromcontextmenu.

RightclickaboveLayout1tab;choosepagesetupmanagerfromcontextmenu. InPageSetupManagerdialogbox,clicknew.

InPageSetupManagerdialogbox,clicknew.

Givethenewpagesetup A1–default . Changethefollowingpropertiesforthispagesetup: 1. Plottername:

GivethenewpagesetupA1–default.

Givethenewpagesetup A1–default . Changethefollowingpropertiesforthispagesetup: 1. Plottername:

Changethefollowingpropertiesforthispagesetup:

1. Plottername:DWFxePlot(XPScompatible).pc3.Youcanuseyourownplotterif

youwant.Forthistutorial,IrecommendyoutoplotthesheetstoDWFxfilesowe

cantryplottingtofile.

2. PaperSize:ISOA1(841.00x594.00MM)

3. Whattoplot:Layout.

4. Plotscale:1:1.

ClickOKtoacceptthechanges.

ClickOKtoacceptthechanges. Wearebacktopagesetupmanager.Layout1isstilltheactivetab.Youshouldseethe newpagesetupinthelist.

Wearebacktopagesetupmanager.Layout1isstilltheactivetab.Youshouldseethe

newpagesetupinthelist.

Clickthenewpagesetupthenclicksetcurrent.Thiswillsettheactivelayouttousethe newpagesetup.

Clickthenewpagesetupthenclicksetcurrent.Thiswillsettheactivelayouttousethe

newpagesetup.

newpagesetup.

Youshouldseepagesetupnameinthebracket,rightnexttolayoutname.ClickOKto

closepagesetupmanager.

Deleteexistingviewportinthislayout.Wedon’tneeditforthistemplate.

Wedon’tneedlayout2.Rightclickabovelayout2tab,choosedeletefromcontextmenu.

Wedon’tneedlayout2.Rightclickabovelayout2tab,choosedeletefromcontextmenu.

RightclickaboveLayout1tabandchooserenamefromcontextmenu.Alternatively,you

canrenameitbydoubleclickingthelayouttabname.RenamethelayouttoA1default

sheet.

A1default sheet .

Wehavecompletedpagesetuppreparation.Nowwewilladdtitleblocktooursheet.

CreatingTitleBlock

OursheetisnowsettoA1papersize.Thedashedlinesshowtheplot-ablearea.Youcan

createorplaceyourtitleblockinsidethedashedlines.

createorplaceyourtitleblockinsidethedashedlines.

Let’suseprovidedtitleblockforthistutorial.Youcantrytoinsertyourcompanytitle

blocklater.

Wearestillworkingonourtemplate.InA1defaultsheetlayout,activateinsertblock

command.

A1defaultsheet layout,activateinsertblock command. YoucanalsotypeINSERTorIthenpressenteratcommandline

YoucanalsotypeINSERTorIthenpressenteratcommandline

Browsetoyourdatasetdrawingsandfindtitleblock.dwginD:\SSMexercise\Additional

Files.

Dothefollowingininsertdialogbox:

1. Forinsertionpoint,uncheckspecifyon-screen,andgive0forallcoordinatevalues.

2. Forscale,give1.

3. Enableexplode.Thiswillexplodetheblockafterinsertion.

4. Afterallareset,clickOK.

3. Enableexplode.Thiswillexplodetheblockafterinsertion. 4. Afterallareset,clickOK. Youshouldseeyourtitleblocknow.

Youshouldseeyourtitleblocknow.

Wearegoingtoaddsomeattributestoourblock.Wewillrecreatetheblocklater. AddingAttributes

Wearegoingtoaddsomeattributestoourblock.Wewillrecreatetheblocklater.

AddingAttributes

Wewilladdsomeattributestoourtitleblock.Theseattributesusefieldsthatwillget

SheetSetpropertiesandshowthevalueintitleblock.

Inthisexercise,wewillcreateourtitleblockasablock.

Zoomtothetoprightofthetitleblock.WewilladdtheAttributeshere.

Zoomtothetoprightofthetitleblock.WewilladdtheAttributeshere. Let’sstarttocreateablockattribute.Youcanaccessthetoolin

Let’sstarttocreateablockattribute.YoucanaccessthetoolinAutoCADribbon>Insert

tab>BlockDefinitionpanel.

YoucanalsotypeATTDEFthenpressenter InAttributeDefinitiondialogbox,dothefollowing: 1.

YoucanalsotypeATTDEFthenpressenter

InAttributeDefinitiondialogbox,dothefollowing:

1. FillinTagandPromptfieldwithPROJECTNAME.

2. ChangetextjustificationtoCenter.

3. ChangetextstyletoCNTitleBlockLarge.It’spreparedforthistutorial.

4. Clickinsertfieldnexttodefaultfield(seeimagebelow).

4. Click insertfield nexttodefaultfield(seeimagebelow).

Inthenextdialogbox,wewillbeabletochooseanypropertiesfromourdrawing,object

orSheetSet.

ChooseSheetSetfromfieldcategory.Thiswillfilterthefields,sothedialogwillonly

showfieldsrelatedtoSheetSet.

FindCurrentSheetSetProjectName.ThisisthefieldforprojectnameinSheetSets.Select

it.

Youcanalsochoosefieldformatifnecessary.

ClickOK.

ClickOKinAttributeDefinitiondialogboxthenplaceyourattributeapproximatelyatthis position.

ClickOKinAttributeDefinitiondialogboxthenplaceyourattributeapproximatelyatthis

position.

position.

Hint:UseObjectSnapTrackingtoplacetheattributeatthecenterofthe

column

Nowyouneedtocompleteallnecessarytitleblockinformation.Repeatthesame

proceduretoaddtherestoftheattributes.

Completethetitleblockbyaddingattributesusingthefollowingfields.Feelfreetogive

tagandpromptvaluefortheattributes.

1. UseCurrentSheetTitleforsheettitlefield.UseCNTitleblocklargeastextstyle,

centerjustification.

2. UseCurrentSheetNumberforsheetnumberfield.UseCNTitleblockastextstyle.

Thisseemslikeatedioustask.Remember,youonlyneedtodothisonce.Youwillnot

Thisseemslikeatedioustask.Remember,youonlyneedtodothisonce.Youwillnot

havetodoitineachproject.ByusingSheetSetfields,SheetSetwillautomaticallyfillthe

value.AutoCADwillalsoautomaticallyupdatethemwhenyouchangetheproperties

later.

CreatingCustomFields

Rightnow,weonlyhaveplacedthreefields.Weneedtoplacemorefields,butwedon’t

havetheminthelist.

Weneedthefollowingproperties:

1. ProjectOwner

2. DesignBy

3. DrawnBy

4. CheckedBy

5. ApprovedBy

Weneedtodefinethemincustomproperties.

Createanewattributeforprojectowner.Fillthetagandpromptfield.Adjustallnecessary

settings.Clickinsertfield.

ChooseCurrentSheetSetCustomfield.ThiswilldefinecustomSheetSetproperty.

Thecustompropertynamedropdownlistisstillempty.WehavenotcreatedourSheetSet

yet.TypeProjectOwnerinthatfield.Thefieldnameisnotcasesensitive,butyouneedto

rememberwhatnameyouareusing.

WewilladdcustompropertiesinSheetSetlater. Whatisthedifferencebetween CurrentSheetCustom and CurrentSheetShetCustom ?

WewilladdcustompropertiesinSheetSetlater.

WhatisthedifferencebetweenCurrentSheetCustomandCurrentSheetShetCustom?

CurrentSheetShetCustomisforthewholesets.Forexample,ProjectNameisthesamefor

alldrawings.ProjectOwnerisalsothesameforalldrawings.

Somefieldsisuniqueforeachdrawing.Forexample,theDrawnBycanbedifferentfor

differentsheets.

Forthenextcustomfields,wewilluseCurrentSheetCustom.Belowistheexamplefor

DrawnByfield.

Createallrequiredcustompropertiesbeforeyoucontinue. CreatingTitleBlockasaBlock

Createallrequiredcustompropertiesbeforeyoucontinue.

CreatingTitleBlockasaBlock

Afteryoufinishthetitleblock,convertthetitleblocktoablockdefinition.Thefieldsin

attributeswillnotworkifweputtheminablock.Usingblockwillalsomaketheobjects

tosingleobjectandpreventmodificationbymistakes.

Activatecreateblock.YoucanaccessitfromAutoCADribbon>Inserttab>Block

Definitionpanel>CreateBlock.

Definitionpanel>CreateBlock . YoucanalsotypeBLOCKorBthenenterfromcommandline

YoucanalsotypeBLOCKorBthenenterfromcommandline

InObjectsgroup,clickselectobjectbuttonthenselectallobjectsinthesheet.Youcanuse

windowselectionortypeALLthenenter.

InBasePointgroup,uncheckSpecifyOn-screen.MakesureX,YandZvalueare0.

Afteryoucreatedtheblock,AutoCADwillopenadialogboxandaskyoutogivethe

Afteryoucreatedtheblock,AutoCADwillopenadialogboxandaskyoutogivethe

attributesvalue.Donotchangeanything;clickOKtoacceptdefaultvalue.

Ifyouchangethevalueinthisdialogbox,itwillbreakthelinktotheSheetSetfields.

AutoCADwillupdatethevalueafterwecreatetheblock.Somevalueswillshowhashtag

####becausewehaven’tsetthepropertiesyet.

TheywillbeupdatedwhenweuseitinSheetSet.

SavingDrawingasaTemplate Wehavefinishedwiththisdrawing.Savethisdrawingfileasatemplate.Youcanaccess

SavingDrawingasaTemplate

Wehavefinishedwiththisdrawing.Savethisdrawingfileasatemplate.Youcanaccess

themenufromAutoCADapplicationmenu(thebigredA),choosesaveas>AutoCAD

drawingtemplate.

MakesurethefiletypeissettoAutoCADDrawingTemplate.

saveas>AutoCAD drawingtemplate . MakesurethefiletypeissettoAutoCADDrawingTemplate. SaveittoD:\SSMexercise \template .

SaveittoD:\SSMexercise\template.

VIEWTITLEANDCALLOUTBLOCK

Theotherelementsweshouldprepareareviewtitleandcalloutblocks.

Openblocks.dwg.

Open blocks.dwg . Youwillseetwoblocksinthedrawing.

Youwillseetwoblocksinthedrawing.

Wewillusethemasviewtitleandcallout.Similartotitleblock,wewilladdattributesto

thisblock.

Thoseblocksaredynamicblocks.Donotexplodethembecausewewilllosethedynamic

actions.Wewilleditit.

Ifyouwanttolearnmoreaboutdynamicblock,youcanreadthetutorialhere:

Selectviewtitleblockthenrightclick.ChooseBlockEditorfromcontextmenu.

BlockEditor fromcontextmenu. CreatenewattributeusingATTDEF.

CreatenewattributeusingATTDEF.

Createfourattributesforthesedrawingreferencesbelow.AllfieldsinSheetSetcategory,

SheetSetPlaceholder.

Refertothenexttablewhichplaceholderthatyoucanuseforeachattribute No Attributename SheetSetPlaceholdertype 1

Refertothenexttablewhichplaceholderthatyoucanuseforeachattribute

No Attributename

SheetSetPlaceholdertype

1

Viewnumber

ViewNumber

2

Viewtitle

ViewTitle

3

Sheetnumber

SheetNumber

4

ViewportScale

ViewportScale

Referwheretoplacetheattributesusingnextimage.

Thefinishedattributeswillbelikebelow. Closetheblockeditorafteryoufinishmodifyingtheblocks.

Thefinishedattributeswillbelikebelow.

Thefinishedattributeswillbelikebelow. Closetheblockeditorafteryoufinishmodifyingtheblocks.

Closetheblockeditorafteryoufinishmodifyingtheblocks.

UpdatetheblockbytypingATTSYNCthenpressenter.

YouneedtorunATTSYNCcommandafteryouaddormodifyblock

attributes

SavethisfiletoD:\SSMexercise\AdditionalFiles.

Next,wearegoingtostartcreatingtheSheetSet.

PART3–CONFIGURINGSHEETSET

WehavefinishedthepreparationtocreateourownSheetSet.WewillstartcreatingSheet

Setinthischapter.

OpenSheetSetManagerPalettesifyouhavenotopenedityet.

InSheetSetManager,clicknewSheetSetfromdropdownmenu.

InSheetSetManager,clicknewSheetSetfromdropdownmenu.

ThiswillopenawizardthatwillguideustocompleteourSheetSetconfiguration.

CREATINGSHEETSETFROM

SCRATCH

IncreatingSheetSet,wecanchoosetouseexistingSheetSetasatemplate.Inthis

tutorial,wewillstartcreatingitfromanewSheetSetandconfigureitmanually.

WewillsaveitafterwefinishandwecanuseitasatemplateforournextSheetSet.

Begin

ThefirstpageofCreateSheetSetwizardisbegin.ChooseanexampleSheetSetthenclick

next.

next. SheetSetExample

SheetSetExample

Inthenextpage,youwillbeabletochooseavailableSheetSetasatemplate.Choosenew

SheetSetthenclicknext.

SheetSetDetails Inthispage,wewillhavealotofwork. 1. GivetheSheetSetnameanddescription. 2. StoreSheetSetdatafile(.dst)here

SheetSetDetails

Inthispage,wewillhavealotofwork.

1. GivetheSheetSetnameanddescription.

2. StoreSheetSetdatafile(.dst)hereistheSheetSetlocationonyourharddrive.

WhenyoucreateanewsheetfromSheetSetManager,AutoCADwillcreateanew

drawingfileandsaveithere.SettheSheetSetlocationto:D:\SSMexercise.

3. CheckcreateafolderhierarchybasedonSubset.Theoptionwillcreateafolder

whenyoucreateaSubset.ThedrawingyoucreateundertheSubsetwillbesaved

here.

4. ClickSheetSetPropertiesbutton.

InthispagewecanconfigureSheetSetproperties,includingcustomproperties.

YoucanmodifySheetSetanytime,ifyouhavenotcompletethisnow,youcancomeback

laterandcompleteit.ClickSheetSetproperties.

AutoCADwillopenanotherdialogbox.Wewilladdsomeinformationhere. Referto imagebelowthefielddescriptions . ModelView

AutoCADwillopenanotherdialogbox.Wewilladdsomeinformationhere.Referto

imagebelowthefielddescriptions.

ModelView

Modelviewisasavedview.SheetSetManagerwillsearchallmodelviewsinlocation

definedhereandlisttheminModelViewtab.

definedhereandlisttheminModelViewtab. Setthepathtoourtutorialfolder: D:\SSMexercise\

Setthepathtoourtutorialfolder:D:\SSMexercise\.Wewillfindouttheadvantagesof

usingsavedviewslater.

LabelBlockforViews

Labelblockforviewtitleisforviewtitle.Wecreatedthisblockbeforeandwetell

AutoCADtouseithere.

AutoCADtouseithere. Click…attherightsideof definelabelblockfor viewsfield.

Click…attherightsideofdefinelabelblockforviewsfield.

Click…attherightsideof definelabelblockfor viewsfield.

Inopeneddialogbox,browseandfindtheblockfile.Ifyoufollowthesteps,itshouldbe

inD:\SSMexercise\AdditionalFiles\blocks.dwg.

Wehavetwoblocksinsidethefile.Clickchooseblocksinthedrawingfile,andchoose

viewtitle.

chooseblocksinthedrawingfile ,andchoose viewtitle. ClickOK. CalloutBlocks Next,wewilldefinecalloutblocks.

ClickOK.

CalloutBlocks

Next,wewilldefinecalloutblocks.

Dothesameproceduretodefinecalloutblocks.Viewtitlecanonlyuseoneblock

Dothesameproceduretodefinecalloutblocks.Viewtitlecanonlyuseoneblock

definition.Butyoucanhaveseveralcalloutblocks.Inthistutorial,weonlyuseone.

ChooseCalloutrectangleasthisSheetSetcalloutblock.

ChooseCalloutrectangleasthisSheetSetcalloutblock. PagesetupOverridesFile Forthisfield,browseandchoose

PagesetupOverridesFile

Forthisfield,browseandchooseAutoCADtemplateswecreatedbefore.Wecreateda

pagesetupthere,andwewilluseit.

ThefilepathshouldbeD:\SSMexercise\template\A1SheetTemplate.dwt

SheetStorageLocation

ThisiswhereAutoCADsavetheSheetSets.ChooseSheetstoragelocationtoD:\SSM

exercise.

OurSheetSetandalldrawingfileswecreatedusingSheetSetManagerwillbesaved

here.

Ifyouwanttoplaceyournewdrawingsseparately,youcandefinedifferentfolder.

SheetCreationTemplate

Whenyoucreateanewsheet,youdon’thavetoselectatemplate.Youcandefineithere.

Ifyouprefertoselectatemplatewhenyoucreateasheet,setPromptfortemplatetoYes.

InthistutorialchangePromptfortemplatetoNo.

InthistutorialchangePromptfortemplatetoNo.

Ifyoudon’tdefineSheetcreationtemplateandsetPromptfortemplateto

No,AutoCADwillgiveerrorwarningwhenyoucreateanewsheet

Wearedonefornow.ClickOKtoclosethedialog.

ClicknextonSheetSetDetailsdialogbox.

Confirm

ThelastpagewillshowyoutheinformationofyourSheetSet.Youcanreviewitandclick

backtomakechanges.

Wearedone.ClickFinish. NowyouwillseeourSheetSetinSheetSetManagerpalette.

Wearedone.ClickFinish.

NowyouwillseeourSheetSetinSheetSetManagerpalette.

CREATINGSUBSET

WeneedtoaddSubsetsforthisSheetSet.Youcanmanagedocumentsinthesame

categoryinaSubset.Inyourproject,youmayhavearchitecturaldrawings,structural

drawingsandothercategories.

WewillcreatethreeSubsetshere.

RightclickaboveourSheetSetinSheetSetManager.ChooseNewSubset…fromcontext

menu.

NewSubset… fromcontext menu. AutoCADwillopenadialogbox. GivetheSubsetname: Foundation .

AutoCADwillopenadialogbox.

GivetheSubsetname:Foundation.

Setchangecreatefolderhierarchytoyes.Thiswillcreateanewsubfolderfornewsheet

location.

NoticethatyoucansetdifferenttemplateforeachSubset.

AcceptalldefaultvaluesthenclickOK.

AcceptalldefaultvaluesthenclickOK. RepeatthetasktocreateSubsetfor BeamandColumn and Roof

RepeatthetasktocreateSubsetforBeamandColumnandRoof.RemembertosetCreate

FolderHierarchytoYes.

RepeatthetasktocreateSubsetfor BeamandColumn and Roof .RemembertosetCreate FolderHierarchytoYes.

WORKINGWITHCUSTOM

PROPERTIES

WewilldosomemodificationtoourSheetSetproperties.Wewilladdcustomproperties

toourSheetSet.

CreatingCustomProperties

WeneedtoaddmoreinformationtoourSheetSetproperties.IfSheetSetdefaultvalues

don’thavewhatyouneed,youcanaddcustomproperties.

InSheetSetManagerpalette,rightclickaboveourSheetSetnamethenchooseproperties.

WearebacktoSheetSetpropertiesdialog.Inthisdialog,clickeditcustomproperties.

Thiswillopenanotherdialogbox.Wewilladdthisinformation: 1.

Thiswillopenanotherdialogbox.Wewilladdthisinformation:

1. ProjectOwner

2. Designby

3. DrawnBy

4. CheckedBy

5. ApprovedBy

Clickadd…inthedialog.

Nowwecandefineanewcustomproperty. Forthefirstproperty,fill ProjectOwner aspropertyname.Youmayfillanythingin DefaultValue.

Nowwecandefineanewcustomproperty.

Nowwecandefineanewcustomproperty. Forthefirstproperty,fill ProjectOwner aspropertyname.Youmayfillanythingin DefaultValue.

Forthefirstproperty,fillProjectOwneraspropertyname.Youmayfillanythingin

DefaultValue.

MakesurethecustompropertyownerisSheetSet.Itmeansthevaluewillbeusedinall

sheets.IfyousettheownertoSheet,thevalueisonlyforaspecificsheet.

Remember,youhavetotypeexactlyasyoutypedwhenaddcustompropertiesintitle

block.Ifyouuseothercustompropertiesnamethanmentioninthise-book,usethatname.

block .Ifyouuseothercustompropertiesnamethanmentioninthise-book,usethatname. Addmorecustompropertieslikebelow.

Addmorecustompropertieslikebelow.

WehavefinishedconfiguringourSheetSet.

WehavefinishedconfiguringourSheetSet.

PART4-WORKINGWITHSHEETSET

WehaveconfiguredallnecessarysetupinSheetSet.LetusstarttouseourSheetSet.We

willlearnhowtoaddexistinglayouttoourSheetSet,andcreatenewsheetsusingSheet

set.

ADDINGEXISTINGLAYOUT

IfyouwanttouseSheetSettoarunningproject,itislikelyyoualreadyhaveyour

drawings.Ifyoualreadydefinethedrawingsinlayout,youcanimportthedrawingstoour

SheetSet.

Openfoundationplan.dwg.Thisfilehasthreelayouts.Examinethelayouts.Thisfile

alreadyusesournewstandardtitleblock,withallSheetSetfields.

Ifyoucreatedcustomfieldsusingdifferentnames,deletethetitleblockandreplacewith

yours.

ImportingLayout

InSheetSetManager,rightclickabovefoundationSubset.Chooseimportlayoutas

sheet…

importlayoutas sheet… Inopeneddialogbox,clickbrowsefordrawings…

Inopeneddialogbox,clickbrowsefordrawings…

Inprovideddataset,findfoundationplan.dwgandclickopen.Youshouldseethreelayouts

arelistedinthedialogbox.

Wewanttoimportallofthoselayouts,soletallofthemchecked. Disable prefixsheettitleswithfilename

Wewanttoimportallofthoselayouts,soletallofthemchecked.

Disableprefixsheettitleswithfilename.Enablingthisoptionwilladdfilenameasour

sheetprefix.

ClickImportChecked.

AllthreelayoutsarenowlistedinyourSheetSetManagerassheets.Doubleclicktoopen

Pilecapplan.

Examinethetitleblock.Checkifalldataaredisplayedcorrectly.

ChangingSheetNumber

Allinformationonourtitleblockareusingdefaultvalues.Wewillchangethesheet

number.RightclickabovePilecapplan.

Clickrenameandrenumberfromcontextmenu.

number.Rightclickabove Pilecapplan . Clickrenameandrenumberfromcontextmenu.

ChangethesheetnumbertoS-01.

ChangethesheetnumbertoS-01. Youcanclicknexttorenumberthenextsheet.

Youcanclicknexttorenumberthenextsheet.

Afteryouhavedone,clickOKtoclosethedialog.Openthesheetandexaminethenew

value.Remember,youmayneedtoREGENthedrawingtoseenewvalues.

Changeallsheetssheetnumberandchangesheettitleasnecessary.

SortingSheets

Afterimportinglayout,youmayseethesheetsorderarenotsorted.Youcansortthe

sheetsbydraggingthesheettoappropriateorder.Youcanalsomoveasheettodifferent

SubsetbydraggingitinSheetSetManager.

ADDINGNEWSHEET

Letusseehowitworkswhenwecreateanewsheet.

RightclickaboveBeamandColumnSubsetandchoosenewsheet…fromcontextmenu.

GivetheSheetNumberS04andSheetTitleFirstLevelColumnPlan.AutoCADwillgive

thefilenameautomatically.

Noticethatthisnewsheetwilluseourdefaulttemplateandthefolderpathwillbeundera

folderwithsamenameastheSubset.

folderwithsamenameastheSubset.

CheckOpenindrawingeditor.ThiswilltellAutoCADtoopenthefileafterwecreateit.

ClickOK.AfteryouclickOK,AutoCADwillcreateanewdrawingfilewithalayout

withtheSheetName.

YoucanfindthefileintheSheetSetsubfolder:D:\SSMexercise\BeamandColumn.

DrawinginNewSheet

Afteryoucreatedanewsheet,youcanstartdrawinginthisdrawingfile.Clickmodel

spacetab.

Inthistutorial,youdonotneedtodraw.Weprovidedthecolumnplan.InsertBeamand

Column1.dwgasablockinthisdrawing.Usethisoptionwhenyouinsertthedrawing.

MakesureyoucheckExplodeoption. WewillplacethedrawinginSheetlater.Wewillnotusingviewporttoolinthistutorial.

MakesureyoucheckExplodeoption.

WewillplacethedrawinginSheetlater.Wewillnotusingviewporttoolinthistutorial.

CreatingaDrawingwithMultipleSheet

DoweneedtocreateaDWGfileforeachsheet?Dowehavetodrawinthemodelspace

inthesamefile?

No,wedon’t.YoucancreateadrawinginseparatefilethencreatetheSheetsinSheetSet.

Youcanalsocreatedrawingsinmodelspaceandcreateseverallayoutsinonefile.Then

youcanimportthelayoutlikewedidinthepreviousexercise.

IfyoucreatenewsheetfromSheetSetManager,AutoCADwillcreateone

newfileoreachsheet.

CreateanewdwgusingAutoCADmenu.ClickAutoCADapplicationmenu>new.Use

ourdefaulttemplateforthisnewdrawing.

Gotomodelspace.Import BeamandColumn2.dwg.Thisdrawingnowhasthreecolumn andbeamplans.

Wewillcreatethreelayoutsinthisdrawing.Bydefault,wealreadyhaveonelayoutfrom ourtemplate: A1defaultsheet .

Wewillcreatethreelayoutsinthisdrawing.Bydefault,wealreadyhaveonelayoutfrom

ourtemplate:A1defaultsheet.

Rightclickabovethelayout;choosemoveorcopy…fromcontextmenu.

. Rightclickabovethelayout;choose moveorcopy… fromcontextmenu. Select(movetoend)andcheck Createacopy inmoveorcopydialog.

Select(movetoend)andcheckCreateacopyinmoveorcopydialog.

Repeattheprocedureuntilwehavethreelayouts.Nowrenamethelayouts. Wehavethedrawingsandlayouts.Savethisdrawingas

Repeattheprocedureuntilwehavethreelayouts.Nowrenamethelayouts.

Wehavethedrawingsandlayouts.Savethisdrawingas

Wehavethedrawingsandlayouts.Savethisdrawingas2ndtoroofcolumnplan.dwg

underD:\SSMExercise.

Wehavecreatedthedrawingandlayouts.Leavethelayoutempty.WewilluseSheetSet

Managertoplacetheviewportlater.

IntheSheetSetManager,importthelayoutsusingprocedureweusedbefore.Renameand

renumberthesheetsasnecessary.Youmayalsoneedtoarrangethesequence.

usingprocedureweusedbefore .Renameand renumberthesheetsasnecessary.Youmayalsoneedtoarrangethesequence.

PART5-WORKINGWITHSHEET

VIEWS

Wecansaveourmodelviews.Thisallowustonavigatetothatviewquicklyandload

settingsforthatparticularview.Wecansavetheviewlocation,visualstyles,etc.

SavedviewscanbelinkedtoSheetSet.PlacingasavedviewfromSheetSetManagerwill

alsoplaceviewtitle.

WORKINGWITHSAVEDVIEW

OpenmodelspaceinS-04FirstLevelColumnPlan.DWG.

OpenmodelspaceinS-04 FirstLevelColumnPlan.DWG .

Changetheannotationscalingto1:100.Wewillsetdefaultscaleforoursavedviewas

1:100,soweneedtosetthescalefirst.

1:100,soweneedtosetthescalefirst. OpenViewManager.TypeVIEWthenEnteroncommandline.

OpenViewManager.TypeVIEWthenEnteroncommandline.

InViewManagerdialog,clicknew.

Filltheviewnameandviewcategory. Clickdefinewindowtodefinesavedview. Definewindowapproximatelylikeimagebelow.

Filltheviewnameandviewcategory.

Filltheviewnameandviewcategory. Clickdefinewindowtodefinesavedview. Definewindowapproximatelylikeimagebelow.

Clickdefinewindowtodefinesavedview.

Clickdefinewindowtodefinesavedview. Definewindowapproximatelylikeimagebelow.

Definewindowapproximatelylikeimagebelow.

Definewindowapproximatelylikeimagebelow. PressEntertoacceptselection.

PressEntertoacceptselection.

ClickOKtosavetheviewthensavethisfile.

Openfile 2ndtoroofcolumnplan.dwgandcreatesavedviewforallthreecolumnplan.

andcreatesavedviewforallthreecolumnplan.

RemembertochangetheannotationscalefirstanduseBeamandColumnasview

category.

RemembertochangetheannotationscalefirstanduseBeamandColumnasview category. Afteryoufinish,savethefile.

Afteryoufinish,savethefile.

PLACINGVIEWSONSHEET

Nowwealreadyhavefoursavedviews.Wearegoingtoplacethemonoursheets.Letus

startwith1stFloorColumnPlan.

InSheetSetManager,SheetListtab,doubleclickfirstfloorcolumnplantoopenit.

Nowletusgotomodelviewstab.Youshouldseeourdrawingfileshere.Click[+]signto

expandthedrawing.Youwillseeoursavedviewshere.

expandthedrawing.Youwillseeoursavedviewshere. Rightclickabovefirstfloorcolumnplan,click placeonsheet

Rightclickabovefirstfloorcolumnplan,clickplaceonsheetoncontextmenu.Youwill

seetheviewonyourpointer.Theviewisalreadysetto1:100scale.Clicktoplacethe

view.

Youcanalsodraganddropthemodelviewtosheet

AutoCADwillalsoplacetheviewtitle.AutoCADwillaskyoutogiveinputforattribute

asitplacetheviewtitleblock.

Donotchangethevalue;pressEntertoacceptalldefaultvalues.Ifyouchangethevalue,

wewilllosethefields.

Repeattheproceduretoplace2 nd ,3 rd androofplan.

Openthesheet;gotomodelviewtab,clickplaceview.

ChangingViewNameandNumber

Letusseetheviewtitlecloser.Ifyouusethismethod,youdonotneedtoplaceviewtitle

manually.Youcanchangetheviewtitlepositionandlayer.Bydefault,itwilluseactive

layerwhenitisplaced.

YoucanseethattheviewnumberisstillemptyandSheetSetmayaddsuffixtotheview

name.

name.

Letusfixit.Gotosheetviewstab.Wecanseetheplacedviewsarelistedhere.Wewill

notseetheviewshereifwecreateviewportsdirectlyinlayout.Inaddition,wewillnotbe

abletogetviewtitle,scale,viewandsheetnumberautomatically.

Clickviewbycategorytogrouptheviewsbycategory.

Clickviewbycategorytogrouptheviewsbycategory.

Rightclickabovetheviewthenchooserenameandrenumberfromcontextmenu.Give

theviewnumber,andchangetheviewtitleasnecessary.

Doitforallofnecessaryviews. Afteryoufinished,checktheviewtitleblock.YoumayneedtoREGENthedrawing.

Doitforallofnecessaryviews.

Afteryoufinished,checktheviewtitleblock.YoumayneedtoREGENthedrawing.

Doitforallofnecessaryviews. Afteryoufinished,checktheviewtitleblock.YoumayneedtoREGENthedrawing.

ADDINGCALLOUTBLOCK

Nowwewilladdacallouttoourdrawing.Wecanalsolinkitwithsavedviews.The

calloutshapewillusetheblockwecreatedbefore.

Thisiswhatwewanttocreate.Adetailedviewofshaftarealikebelow.

Thisiswhatwewanttocreate.Adetailedviewofshaftarealikebelow. Open2ndtoroofcolumnplan.dwg.

Open2ndtoroofcolumnplan.dwg.

Gotomodelspace.Createasavedviewthatshowsshaftareafor2ndfloorplan(thetop

mostplan).

mostplan).

GivetheviewnameShaftAreaandgivetheviewcategorynameDetailedView.

Placetheviewinsheet S-052ndFloorColumnPlan .Placeinusingscale1:50 Arrangetheviewportstofitthelayout.

PlacetheviewinsheetS-052ndFloorColumnPlan.Placeinusingscale1:50

Arrangetheviewportstofitthelayout.

.Placeinusingscale1:50 Arrangetheviewportstofitthelayout. Insheetviews,rightclickaboveshaftareaview,choose

Insheetviews,rightclickaboveshaftareaview,chooseplacecalloutblock>callout

rectangle.

Renumbertheviewnumberonthissheetto02.Refertotheprevioussection.

placecalloutblock>callout rectangle . Renumbertheviewnumberonthissheetto02.Refertotheprevioussection.
Weonlydefineonecalloutblock.IfyoudefinemoreblocksinSheetSetproperties,you willseethemallarelistedhere.

Weonlydefineonecalloutblock.IfyoudefinemoreblocksinSheetSetproperties,you

willseethemallarelistedhere.

Youcanarrangetheviewsbycategoryorbysheetsbyclickingtheiconon

therighttopofSheetSetPalette

therighttopofSheetSetPalette Placetheblockatpointedlocation(infloorplan).

Placetheblockatpointedlocation(infloorplan).

Placetheblockatpointedlocation(infloorplan).

Clickthecalloutblocktoselectit.Dragthegripstoadjusttherectanglesize.

Examinethecalloutbubble.Seethatthenumberwillrefertodrawingnumberandsheet wheretheviewisplaced.

Examinethecalloutbubble.Seethatthenumberwillrefertodrawingnumberandsheet

wheretheviewisplaced.

Trytochangetheviewnumberfrom02to03andseethechanges.

wheretheviewisplaced. Trytochangetheviewnumberfrom02to03andseethechanges.

PART6–SHEETSETAUTOMATION

NowwearefinishwiththemanagingdocumentsinSheetSet.Let’sseewhatelseSheet

Setcandoforyou.

CREATINGDRAWINGLIST

OneautomaticprocesscanbedonebySheetSetManageriscreatingasheetlist.Let’stry

tocreateit.

First,createanewsheet.WewillplacetheSheetListinthissheet.

GoSheetListtab,rightclickonSSExerciseSheetSet.

Choosenewsheet…

Choosenewsheet… Givethesheetname DRAWINGLIST

GivethesheetnameDRAWINGLIST.MakesureOpenindrawingeditorischecked.

DRAWINGLIST .MakesureOpenindrawingeditorischecked.

InSheetSetManager,rightclickaboveourSheetSet:SSExercise.Chooseinsertsheet

listtablefromcontextmenu.

AutoCADwillopenSheetListTabledialogbox. Bydefault,wewillhavesheetnumberandsheettitleinourdrawinglist.Clickaddthree

AutoCADwillopenSheetListTabledialogbox.

AutoCADwillopenSheetListTabledialogbox. Bydefault,wewillhavesheetnumberandsheettitleinourdrawinglist.Clickaddthree

Bydefault,wewillhavesheetnumberandsheettitleinourdrawinglist.Clickaddthree

timestoaddthreemorecolumns.

ChangethedatatypetoDrawnBy,CheckedBy,andApprovedBy.Youcanselectthe propertiesfromdropdownlist.

ChangethedatatypetoDrawnBy,CheckedBy,andApprovedBy.Youcanselectthe

propertiesfromdropdownlist.

propertiesfromdropdownlist.

Youcanchangethetableheaderinthisdialog.Youcanchoosewhichsheetsyouwantto

includeinthislistinSubsetsandSheetstab.

ClickOKtoplacethesheetlist.

ClickOKtoplacethesheetlist.

ClickOKtoplacethesheetlist.

ARCHIVING/TRANSMITTING

PROJECT

Similartocreatingasheetlist,youcaneasilyarchivethewholeprojectsusingSheetSet

Manager.Itcanbeforbackuptheproject,orsendthedrawingstoyourcolleagues.

Let’sreviewthistoolsetup.RightclickaboveourSheetSetthenchoosetransmittal

setups.

setups. Inopeneddialogbox,clickmodify.

Inopeneddialogbox,clickmodify.

Inthenextdialogbox,youwillseeoptionstocreateaneTransmit.Youcanautomatically

convertallthosefilestootherdwgversion,includecustomfonts,filesfromdatalinks,etc.

eTransmitwillensureyoutosendallfilesrequiredandkeepthefolderstructure. ClickOKuntilalldialogsareclosed.

eTransmitwillensureyoutosendallfilesrequiredandkeepthefolderstructure.

ClickOKuntilalldialogsareclosed.

Nowlet’susetheeTransmit,rightclickourSheetSet.

ThistimechooseeTransmitfromcontextmenu.

Youneedtosavealldrawingsbeforeyouareabletocreateatransmittal.

Examinethetabsandwhatfileswillbeincludedinourtransmittal.

ClickOKtocreatethetransmittal.

ClickOKtocreatethetransmittal.

PUBLISHINGPROJECT

We’vealreadydonethisbefore.Butletusdoitagain.

RightclickaboveourSheetSet,choosePublish>PublishDialogBoxincontextmenu.

Someoptionsthatarenotavailableinthisdialogboxnow.Forexample,numberofcopies

onlyavailableifyouplottoplotter.

Someoptionsthatarenotavailableinthisdialogboxnow.Forexample, numberofcopies onlyavailableifyouplottoplotter.

CONCLUSION

Inthise-book,youhavelearnedhowto:

1. Preparepagesetup,titleblockwithfields,templates,andblocksforSheetset

2. CreateyourownSheetSet

3. Importexistinglayoutassheet

4. Createnewsheet

5. Placesavedviews

6. Placecalloutblock

7. ChangeSheetSet,Sheet,andViewproperties.

8. Createautomaticsheetlist,transmittal,andbatchpublishyourdrawingdocuments.

SheetSetcanbeveryusefulifyouhavedozensorhundredsofpagesdocuments.Itmay

bealittleconfusingbeforeyougetfamiliarwiththeworkflow.However,itcanbringgreat

benefitsforlongrun.

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