Wanted to take a survey to see if I was the last one to use Multi Drawing. I know this question has been asked in the past, wanted to see how it has progressed. When plan sets first came out, seamed that there were several problems. I assume that they have all been fixed. With the advent of annotated views, connected to plan sets I would suspect that the drawings become a lot more dynamic. My only problem is that a lot of the houses that I do have somewhat complex roof systems that would require a lot of time editing, to get the elevation's to generate properly in the dynamic file, which I realize is a separate issue as compared to plan sets.
PLAN SETS -VS- MULTI DRAWING
Posted 04 July 2019 - 09:44 AM
I only used multi a little, and hated it, but it was too time consuming for me. Plansets start out being easy to use, never was any problems I saw. Softplan has improved them each time, usually from users input. Plansets are so easy.
Only comment i'd like to put into the roof elevations, is if you don't need 3D views but only elevations, I have found I don't try to make the drawing reflect perfectly to elevations, and just plan to do a quick draw in on elevations to get them right. When I approach elevations with the mind set that I will do touchup and draw in lines etc. I find it goes quickly.
Posted 04 July 2019 - 02:38 PM
I've been using plansets for a few years now and have not looked back. They keep getting better with each release and are much easier to work with when it comes to printing, creating PDF's, etc. Give them a try, once you understand the basics, you'll never go back.
Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:07 AM
Plan sets for me too.
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Posted 05 July 2019 - 08:09 AM
I've actually never used multi at all and started right in with plan sets when I switched over to Softplan a few years ago. Coming from a long time AutoCad background, plan sets made more sense right out of the gate. You do your "modeling/drawing/work" in one area and then you place those on "virtual paper" aka plan sets (paperspace in AutoCad). I've always liked that separation and having the flexibility and more control on what goes on a page at different scales, etc..
And as other uses said, saving out a plan set template is huge for time savings. If you are consistent in your workflow, the plan sets will almost create themselves once you get the hang of it.
One thing I would like to see in the future is copy/paste between plan sets pages.
Try them out!
Posted 05 July 2019 - 10:29 AM
You don't actually have to use the full power of Plansets ... you can jump right in and use them virtually the same way you used the multi's and then work up from there. They are not that much different. The principle is exactly the same.
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Posted 10 July 2019 - 09:26 PM
Found out you can not edit your drawings in Plansets? Being able to overlay my drawings into multi, find errors, move things around, edit a drawing when I have multiple drawings all together seems very important. Is Planset just a trade off of drawing approach? I don't know but again what I mentioned in this post is very important to me. For just an example, I use a separate drawings for purlins. That way when I have roof framing layout as a line drawing. I can easily position my purlin line drawing right on top of the rafters without worrying I moved anything on the rafter line drawing. I do that sort of thing all the time.
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