How can the sheet count be changed to letters?
We use letters to distinguish our drawing sheets. And there is this note on every multi sheet drawing.
Yes, but why? Someone’s bad idea became tradition and then standard?
I guess your company was using AutoCAD previously for long time and wish everything can be the AutoCAD style after using SOLIDWORKS.
But unfortunately, now you may have to make some change in the drawing notes format....
Jake Irvin wrote: We use letters to distinguish our drawing sheets. And there is this note on every multi sheet drawing.
Jake Irvin wrote:
Why couldn't it be ''WORK DRAWINGS 1 TO 4 TOGETHER'' ?
Maybe that is the company standard ?
Yes Shaodun, I understand that. As Roland stated, not all company standards are good ideas.
I'm wondering what forces him to use letters instead of numbers, why not change his shop's standards. Perhaps he doesn't know the note is a property linked to the number of pages in the document property and that it updates itself automatically? Who knows, as you said if he's coming from an AutoCAD background there might be a bunch of things he's not aware.
Using a macro
Any elaboration would be helpful.
Modify as needed Note on drawing showing current sheet number and total sheets MINUS 1
Turn the numbers into character... If i <= 26 Then Letter = Chr(i + 64)
You can get the paper size (A. B. C. D. etc.) of each sheet and then rename the sheet as "Sheet" & Paper Size. Only issue would be when there are more than one sheet with same paper size.
It's a longshot, but...
maybe design a custom font that displays numerals as letters?
The lettering scheme works OK if all your drawings are in the key of C or A-minor. Do you need sharps or flats for when your drawings are transposed to other keys?
Jake first I would look threw the training manual, and find where it is written that letter need to be used instead of #'s. If I find that then I would have to go and argue the $$$ spent on a new program and the time it would take to make that new program fit current written standards. Then see if they would go for a complete overhall of the standards to save you time in modifying SolidWorks to look like another program cause that is how everyone used to like to see stuff.
#1 if it aint written down somewhere it never happned.
#2 if it is written down it can be changed if it will save the company $$$. the 30 seconds per drawing sheet * the # of drawing sheets * the # of drawings per year + 30% for the # of times drawings need to be reopened to fix something someone forgot to update.
if they don't understand the #'s like that, then just manually update and learn the software. Jobs come open all the time.
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