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Use the Same Drawing Twice in a Sheet Set
Tip# 3284 By Marta Quinlan On 18-Oct-2009
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Categories : Sheet Sets
Software type : AutoCAD 2010
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Try this tip if you need to use one drawing for two different projects or for two different phases of the same project.

Designer Marta J. Quinlan gives us a tip on how to get one drawing into your sheet set more than once. This is handy if you need to use one drawing for two different projects or for two different phases of the same project.

"Sheet Set Manager uses the Layout tab in drawings to establish a sheet in the drawings set. It only lets you use a Layout tab once in a sheet set and will give you a warning if you try to use it a second time. If you have two or more phases to a project and want to use the same sheet in another phase, simply make a copy of the Layout tab and make any changes in paper space or on a different layer that is only visible on the second Layout tab. Then point your second sheet set (or subset) for the different phase to this new Layout tab. Any changes to the drawing only have to be made once to appear in both phases, saving time and reducing errors."

Notes from Cadalyst Tip Patrol: Often we have to submit what is essentially the same drawing in many different ways. Perhaps you need a different title block, or a slightly different note on the drawing. Why draw the same thing twice? To copy a tab, right-click on it, then click the Move or Copy option. A dialog box will open asking if you want to move or copy the tab. Select Copy and choose where you want it to go in the list of tabs provided. Now go to that tab and make whatever changes you need to make. 

 

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