Join Thiago Mundim for an in-depth discussion in this video Changes and revisions, part of ArchiCAD Essential Training.
- [Voiceover] Now that we have all the views here for detail design saved and organized in folders, I have placed them in sheets. Also organized by folder, so I have one folder for detail plans, detail sections, elevations and so on. And if we go here to the publisher set, I also have created a new publisher that should be saving to my desktop. Let's go press OK. And if we go inside, I have dragged all those layouts into this publisher set.
So you will notice that in our layout here at the bottom we have a field for a revision, which is blank. And we have a title block for the revision and the descriptions. So let's see how we can use that. So let's say we are issuing those drawings for the first time. So I'm gonna go all the way to the top here on the Layout Book where we have the name of the project. I'm gonna right click and go to the Book Settings. And here on the tab Issue History, we're gonna create our first issue.
So I'm gonna press here New Issue. It's gonna be named First Issue. And let's keep the ID 00 for now. I'm gonna press OK and then ArchiCAD is gonna bring all the layouts that we have to this first issue automatically. So I'm gonna go ahead and press OK. Now notice that our layouts are now blue, which means they haven't been published. Otherwise they would be black. And here on the publisher set, they are green, which means that they also have to be published for the first time.
And if we zoom in here in our title block, we have revision one work in progress and we have here revision one work in progress without any date. So we can select those sheets and change here the revision to another number if we wanna start with revision 00, or even a letter. So instead of doing one by one, I'm gonna select all of them here including interior, details and the RCPs Blockwork as well.
And then I'm gonna change here from 01 to A. So they all have now a revision A work in progress, Revision A work in progress. And you'll notice that the title block now has this work in progress across the title here. So we can go ahead and publish these, save as PDF or DWG and then send to all the stakeholders for coordination until the date that we are done with the changes and we need to finalize and close this issue. But, I do like to have a description here of this first issue and to do that, we're gonna create one change for those layouts.
You're gonna understand this in a little bit. So let's open here the Change Manager that we're gonna need for those next steps. I'm gonna place it here and then I'm gonna create a new change named First Issue and let's change the ID to 00. And then press OK. Now I'm gonna go back to all the layouts. Let's go to the Settings and here on Revision History I'm gonna click the Add Change button and then I'm gonna add this First Issue to all those layouts.
So now those layouts, they belong to this First Issue and they have a change called First Issue as well. I'm gonna press OK and you'll notice that now we have revision A has this change. So I'm gonna go here and now before we publish, I'm gonna go back here to the top, right click on the Layout Book, go to the Book Settings and then let's close this issue. And ArchiCAD is gonna say that some of the drawings may have changed, fine, no problem, I'm gonna press OK.
Now the work in progress tag has disappeared and here at the bottom we also have revision A. So we can go ahead and publish this set. Okay, done, let's close this and see how it looks in my desktop. So if I go here to that folder, I will have a PDF and if we zoom in here to the title block, it has the issue A and the information about it. And the revision A here at the bottom. Now let's say we have change to be done.
So I'm gonna go to the ground floor here in my View Map. Then I'm gonna choose this Change To. If we go here to the Settings, this is very similar to the Truss D Design Tool, but we want to control here the number and the name of the changes. So let's create a new change here called Wall Dimensions. Press OK and I'm gonna add it to this area here. I know I haven't done the change yet, but let's do it in a little bit.
So I''m gonna select those and let's say I want to move this wall a little bit, just to say we have done a change. I can see my dimensions are not attached to the wall so I'm gonna make sure they are now. And I want to change this a little bit. Let's make it less intrusive. So if we go back to the ground floor sheet, now ArchiCAD has the change here and it has added a work in progress tag again saying that this drawing now has new changes and it is the change B.
And if I keep on adding new changes all the time, like let's add a change here, change zero two, add to some other area. I'm just doing any changes here at the moment, I'm gonna add the change three. and let's say I also want this change three on the first floor. Where we are adding the change 04. You can always go back here to the change and change some of the names. So going back to the ground floor, you see that the revision B will have more changes.
So we have the change one, two and three as part of revision B and if we go to the first floor, we have the change zero four only. To publish this, if you wanna get rid of the work in progress, we have to go to the Layout Book, right click here on the Layout Book, Book Settings, let's create again a new issue. So I'm gonna click here New Issue, Continue Anyway. You can name this new issue as Changes on Wall Dimensions or you can name it 25% Detail Design.
Let's go ahead and press OK. ArchiCAD will bring automatically all the drawings that have changed. I'm gonna go ahead and close this issue. Straight ahead, press OK. Now the work in progress is gone. The revision B, it's here with those changes. And the same goes in the ground floor. So I have revision B with those changes. So one project will get a lot of changes and that's why I like to put in one of those layouts, a list of all the changes that we had in the project.
So if we go here to the Project Map, go under Project Indexes, we have one schedule called Change List which lists all the changes, when they have done and by who and if they have been issued. We also have a issue history where we can see that on the first issue, we have issued those drawings with those revision numbers and those changes. And on the issue two, the 25% Detail Design, we have issued those drawings with those revisions and those changes and by using the changes and the revisions, I have got so many compliments from the contractor because it is a really simple way to keep all the changes in the project organized and documented.
- Opening and navigating an ArchiCAD project
- Setting up working units and stories
- Importing drawings
- Modeling walls, slabs, doors, and windows
- Grouping and ungrouping objects
- Creating sections and elevations
- Working with dimensions
- Publishing drawings
- Modeling and documenting detailed designs
Skill Level Appropriate for all
Q: This course was updated on 06/14/2017. What changed?
A: The following topics were updated: using the Stair tool and working with objects. In addition, new videos were added that cover what's new in ArchiCAD 21, stair settings, working with railings, railing settings, using the Multiply tool, and 3D styles.