3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2014 7:21 PM by Serge Piastra

    Multi sheet drawing

    Serge Piastra

      Many things have been said about drawing sheets but we have had an issue for a few years, that no one here has been able to solve.


      In all our title blocks, we have a string of plain text (not a custom property) with the word COPYRIGHT, and the current year next to it.

      We update the year to the current one when we come back from our summer break in January.

      We open the DRWDOT file of every drawing sheet templates and manually edit the year, save and close.


      When starting a new drawing and selecting any of the Drawing sheets, the updated year appears in the title block: so far, so good!

      The issue comes up when adding a second sheet: it displays 2012 next to the word copyright...

      I have checked all the DRWDOT files on the network drive and they all now display 2014 in the title block.

      Even reloading the sheet doesn't work.

      I can't find where the drawing sheet with the year 2012 comes from...


      What am I missing? Any assistance greatly appreciated.

      Thanks in advance.

        • Re: Multi sheet drawing
          Serge Piastra

          I might have found the solution: opening the DRWDOT, change the year, save as DRWDOT (overwrite existing), then do File > Save Sheet Format and overwrite the existing SLDDRT....

          Seems to work!



            • Re: Multi sheet drawing
              Dominic Theriault



              Indeed, when you add a sheet to a drawing SW loads a sheet format file and put it in the new page. When you update your sheet formats you have to update that file as well.


              We also have a year next to the copyright logo in our drawings. I try to avoid letting our users edit the sheet formats since it's linked to many custom properties and it contains clients or partners logos which varies from a project to another. So to avoid overwriting sheet formats just for copyright dates I created a "custom property" in our drawing template named "copyright year" and all we have to do is change that custom property once a year. The sheet format text calls that custom property. And to avoid forgetting it, it's included in our Custom Property Manager.