Tipster Tawfik Shehata shares a trick that lets users expand or collapse all of the subsets in an AutoCAD sheet set.
“This tip is for everyone who’s developed a repetitive strain injury from expanding and collapsing subsets and their nested sub-subsets (and sub-sub-subsets) one at a time in a sheet set containing tens of them. Instead of double-clicking each subset (or single-clicking the tiny [+]/[-]), or right-clicking and selecting Expand/Collapse, try the following:
- Click once on any sheet or subset in your sheet set.
- Right-click on the scroll bar, and you will find the option to Expand/Collapse All.
- If there is no scroll bar (because your sheet set is shorter than the palette), right-click below the last bottom sheet or subset instead.”
Notes from Cadalyst Tip Reviewer Brian Benton: This may seem like a small tip, but believe me, I have used it with much enthusiasm! When I make a sheet set, I fill it up with subsets. I organize the sheet set with subsets for different departments, different project submittal types, exhibits, concept drawings, and even base files. This tip has saved me a lot of time and effort already.