Thomas and Tom, you describe exactly what I mean by power of multi-drawings. But, in my experience, plan sets have their own strengths that differ from multi-drawings.
Here is my question/idea to take a design model to production drawings.
Step one: Create a Typical layout sheet (TLS) using Multi-drawings: Multi drawings can be used to bring in a window of your model (just like plan sets). So what I do is create a typical plan sheet with common notes and schedules as per that particular sheet (ie, floor plan, etc...). Then once I pull those views of my model into the typical layout sheet. I can easily update my schedules (from drawings in model) and use pointers on the TLS to point out where various common key notes apply. (Mind you I'm in So. Cal. the request for notes on the page is horrendous!) Now we have an easily updatable and easily editable TLS that my computer can handle (i7 processer with a separate graphics processor).
Step two: pull that sheet into Plan sheets for the strength of the desktop publishing, preview that looks like it will when it prints (pen setup) and the tracking of changes requested that plan sheets provides. etc....
Thus my question. I don't see them as the same thing, as I'm not trying to use one like the other completely. Plan Sets can do the window and they do have editing capabilities, but pale in comparison to the power of the drawing abilities in SoftPlan's main platform.
Thanks for hearing my question, it's great to have others to lean on.