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#1 Gene Giles

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 03:19 PM

So I'm making the jump. We have used multi drawings forever. I have page templates with specific notes i.e. sections, roof material etc. Do I leave those in the border template and turn on/off layers? 

 

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#2 Mark Petri

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 04:15 PM

You could use them as base sheets for certain plan set pages. It may be best to have the title block (which you are going to use for every sheet in your plan set) set up to only have the title block information found on every sheet. Then you can set up notes, details, symbols and anything else you normally use on other drawings to add to each plan set sheet where you need them. I have master section drawings, notes sheets, base sheets, title sheets, etc. set up to bring into each new project.

 

As many also do, you can set up plan set templates if you routinely have your floor plans, elevations, sections, details, notes, etc. all in the same format for every project. I've only done this for larger buildings we do tenant finishes for, as the same format works. Most other projects are so custom it does not work to use plan set templates for the majority of sheets.


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#3 Gene Giles

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Posted 24 September 2019 - 04:31 PM

Thanks Mark,

 

We have full pages of "typicals" we update every now and then I'm starting a new project and thought I would give it a try. Thanks again.


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#4 Steve Haarmann

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 09:29 AM

Gene, if you use the plan set templates those sheets with typical drawings will be automatically populated with the individual drawings in the location where they were placed on the original plan set sheet.

You can then add or delete other sheets as needed. The typical sheets will remain untouched as long as the typical drawings are located in the new plan folder. 

The sheet numbers are determined by their location in the plan set so you can arrange them how you want.

 

A good example of this is when area calculations or revision schedules are needed on every page.

I make a separate drawing for each of them and then place them in the correct location on the border sheet.

After setting up the plan set I make a plan set template.

Every time I use the plan set template the area and revisions schedules will automatically show the information.


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#5 Gene Giles

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Posted 25 September 2019 - 11:47 AM

Steve -

 

So the way we are set up is as follows:

 

C100 Site Plan ( we insert the rendering and site plan) the rest of the page is static and we have them for different municipalities.

A100 Elevations Insert front and left elevation multi drawings. General Notes and Elevation Notes stay the same.

A101 Same as above just different elevations and any specialty elevations and details.

A102 Foundation Outline 

A103 Floor Plans 

 

 

Etc. We have been set up this way for awhile. 


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