Can anyone tell me how to put more than one drawing onto a single sheet? I have about 10 small parts and want to put each drawing onto a single sheet with dimensions. Thanks.
Hi Peter there are a few ways to achieve this ,
you can use the View Pallete and use the dropdown to cycle through any parts you have open
or simply INSERT > DRAWING VIEW > MODEL
you can also drag and drop a model from windows onto the open drawing sheet.
Thanks Scott - very helpful and it works.
I recommend putting each part on its own sheet. One sheet with multiple parts is really busy, even if they are simple.
I would never do that and wouldn't recommend anyone else doing it either - the biggest reason - Custom Properties - with multiple components in one sheet you need to do a lot of typing, just asking for typos', set up your part and the part information at the part level and enter it once and done......
John Stoltzfus wrote: I would never do that and wouldn't recommend anyone else doing it either - the biggest reason - Custom Properties - with multiple components in one sheet you need to do a lot of typing
John Stoltzfus wrote:
I would never do that and wouldn't recommend anyone else doing it either - the biggest reason - Custom Properties - with multiple components in one sheet you need to do a lot of typing
No, you don't. The notes in the screenshot above are linked to custom properties. Set the note up once, copy and paste.
lol - I would because my templates aren't setup like yours.... all good though - there are many different ways to cut cheese, thanks to clarify that.
Yeah, PRPVIEW can get past this problem. But why not just tabulate that? Anyway, it's not wrong, I just don't like it. At one of my old companies, they routinely put 4 more or less unrelated parts on the same sheet. It just looked like a mess to me.
I wouldn't put unrelated Parts on the same sheet, but in the example above I don't see any point in having each on it's own sheet. Not only would it require many more sheets (and these get printed a lot), I'd have to listen to all that crying from the construction / fabrication crew.
I have had to use it for the same reasons as Glenn mentioned. No fabricator wants anymore drawings than necessary.
This is how I break out individual pieces in a weldment for for framing. This also gets clad in plating which I have a tabbed sheet in the drawing set for that. When that is done the whole frame gets machined. now I could give individual sheet drawings for every part, but yikes lots of paper there.
I understand Jon's response to multiple separate parts on a drawing sheet.
I have seen that done effectively like Glen showed. Primary example would be structural beams for building construction. 40 beams all the same length with different profiles, and a few side defining features controlled by a BOM and dictated by item specific part numbers.
Now after all of that I would not make a single page drawing with 10 different parts that have little o no relationship to each other just because of the confusion that would ensue.
Of course I don't miss the days of D size drawings with 40 fricking parts on them so I will shy away from that at every opportunity.
For weldments I could get used to multi-part drawings. In my last blog post I penned down how to make those:
Just today I had to work with a multi-part drawing with all kinds of parts on one sheet. I found that close to unworkable. I'd rather have a stack of papers with individual parts than this.
Is this what you were thing?
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