I’m a design drafter. I create contract plans for construction. After the final plan sets are made, I hand the prints off to our archival team to put the drawings in their final home. Part of this process is printing a unique barcode sticker for each sheet. I didn’t realize that they went through such a tedious process to get this done until an associate at work came to me with an idea: why not print barcodes directly on the plan sheets? Read more »
Today is the last full day at AU. Tomorrow morning I have a couple of classes, and then it’s all over.
What a day it has been! I took classes that gave in-depth instructions on developing pipe structures in Civil 3D, utilizing Map 3D to make drafting easier, editing pipe networks in LandXML, and setting up an multi-user project in Civil 3D without Vault. Read more »
The VIEW command has been around for a while. Ever since Autodesk introduced Sheet Set Manager named views have become even more important. Read more »
Like I’ve said before, there are multiple ways to setup Sheet Set Manager (SSM). This post shows just one way to do it. I setup SSM with AutoCAD 2008 for Seattle Public Utilities and Seattle Department of Transportation using this method. Read more »
Heidi Hewett’s blog is a good resource for learning how to use Sheet Set Manager. She has excellent documentation on setting up and using Sheet Set Manager.
More on Sheet Set Manager in the coming days…
Sheet Set Manager (SSM) is one of my favorite tools in AutoCAD. It saves time creating plan sets, cross-referencing callouts, plotting selected sheets, and publishing entire plan sets. I recommend taking the time to setup SSM. It’s worth the money. Read more »
You may have noticed Sheet Set Manager (SSM) doesn’t like characters such as:
Of course many of these symbols are often used in title blocks and detail view titles. SSM won’t even accept a simple inch mark (“). I found a way around it. Read more »