Sheet sets are definitely the Holy Grail of AutoCAD’s automation. When one realizes that data creation differs between reference data (the data created in model space such as geometry, annotations, etc.) and paper work (sheets), it becomes clear. The project sheets are organized with autofill. Title block and the reference data are brought to the sheets by using model views and callout blocks (which are automatic as well). Furthermore, a project may be predefined (sheet set and sheet templates) and preorganized so when the project begins, you fill in the project properties at the sheet set properties and all the sheet data is ready to go. Sheet sets have been with us for a decade, so maybe it’s time to take advantage of them.
Sheet sets organize the project data. Without them, you would be the only one to know anything about your project. AutoCAD won’t. The fact that a bunch of drawing files is located at a specific location on the network is not enough. An organized sheet set is.
Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer R.K. McSwain: I wholeheartedly agree with Danny. I believe sheet sets are one of the best features in AutoCAD and also one of the most underutilized.