3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 25, 2010 4:48 PM by Daen Hendrickson

    Title Block Border Grid Numbering

    Daen Hendrickson

      I am using SW2010 with SP4.


      We are cleaning up and reworking our drawing templates. Our templates do not follow a specific standard - although we strive for consistency.


      Our current title block border shows the grid nomenclature - alpha on the vertical and numeric on the horizontal. Each page of multi-page drawings uses the same border and grid identifiers.


      We have some legacy drawings that take a slightly different approach. The numeric grid identifiers are two digit with the first digit matching the page number - sort of. A sampling shows page 1 does not use the page number digit in the grid. Pages 2 thru 9 use numbers 2-9. Pages 11-19 seem to reuse digits 1-9.


      My questions are: is there a standard for this? Is it a best practice in today's world? The benefits seem to be in noting references on other pages or filling in the affected zone in the rev table - i.e, C27 would be at C7 on page 2 without specifically having to call out "page 2." Not sure how they handled it if it was C27 meaning page 12?


      Seems straight forward enough to append the SW page number variable into the border text. I can't imagine we would have a drawing over 9 pages befor breaking it into seperate drawings.


      This is more of a curiosity than anything. Looking forward to your thoughts on if this is a value added pursuit.


      Thanks, Daen.

        • Re: Title Block Border Grid Numbering
          John Burrill

          Daen, I haven't seen that covnention.  I worked one job where we were required to inset and maintain zone blocks and the damn things were more trouble than they were worth.  The company I work for now has bingo's on the borders but it's mainly so that we can converse with the non-CADs, suppliers and people dependent on paper copy.

          That being said, I haven't come across a bingo system that gives you numbers along both axes.  The good thing about the alphanumeric system is that it's almost universal across zoning applications, so everyone knows how to interpret it.



          • Re: Title Block Border Grid Numbering
            Scott McFadden


            I personally have not seen that practice.  The sheet numbers are usually tacken care of in the

            title block and can be driven by Solidworks properties.

            Most of the companies (or at least in the last 15 or so years) use ASME Y14.1-2005

            which lays out the grid like you described as well as what is required in the titleblock.

            I hope this helps you.