Join Scott Onstott for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating sheet-set structure, part of Creating Sheet Sets with AutoCAD.
- Let's create the skeleton for the sheet set. That is, it's basic structure. Go to the View tab on the ribbon, and toggle on the Sheet Set Manager. Open this drop down menu and choose New Sheet Set. This opens a wizard interface that will help you create the skeleton. We're going to create it from an example sheet set. There are a number of templates here that you can choose from, but I'm just going to choose the most generic of all of them, called New Sheet Set. This creates a basic new sheet set without subsets, it doesn't specify a template, we have to do that, and we have to specify the page setup override file.
But we've already created these elements. Click Next, and give the sheet set a name. I'll just call it Example Sheet Set. Right here is where you're going to store all of the drawings related to this project. Navigate to the Project Sheet Set Folder in the Exercise Files Folder and you'll notice that there's just one sub-folder, called Drawings. And this contains the source drawings for the project. Check here, so that we can create folders if we ever make subsets, and we will later.
Click this button to open this additional dialogue box, which is where you specify all of your templates, and model views and so on. So right here I'm gonna click in this area, and then click the button, and I need to add the Drawings Folder, it's right here. Open. This is the location of your source drawings. Label view for blocks, that will be in Callouts5.
And we need to choose the ViewLabel block that we developed earlier. Callout Blocks... that will be in Callouts5, and we need to choose the Callout Dynamic block. Page Setup Overrides File, that's going to be the Arch C Sheet Template. Down here we can make up a project number, and a project name.
I'll call this lynda.com The Sheet Creation Template is in the Project Sheet Set Folder. And it's the Arch D Sheet Template 2, and we want to use Layout1. We don't want to be prompted for this template every time we make a sheet, so change this to No. Okay, Next, and Finish. So it's created the skeleton which is pretty bare right now.
There are no sheets yet, we don't have any sheet views. And we do have model views. You can expand this and see that you have a number of Source Drawings. If you try to expand these, nothing happens because these drawings don't yet have model views. So there you have it, the many steps necessary to create the skeleton for a sheet set.
- Preparing a template with a title block
- Adding attributes and fields to a title block
- Drawing callout-block geometry
- Creating the sheet-set structure
- Creating sheets
- Placing callouts
- Publishing a sheet set