APS-CONFIG - Sheet and Title Block Setup
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Architectural Production Software 2005

SHEET AND TITLE BLOCK SETUP CONFIGURATION

Main Configuration Dialog
Sheet and Title Block Setup

Configuration dialog:

Click on an area of the dialog below to go to the description for that area:

The button keeps changes made and takes you back to the Main Configuration Dialog.

The button discards changes made and takes you back to the Main Configuration Dialog.

The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

 

Breakdown of configuration options

Initials

Command affected:  TB-UPDAT

Enter your initials, your name, or some other designation that lets people know it's you. If the login name matches yours (shown here as "Joe Blow") the value entered here will be used by the TB-UPDAT command to update the "initials" attribute in your title block. For more information on setting up a title block to use this value see Setting Up Title Blocks.

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Date Format

Command affected:  TB-UPDAT

This sets how the TB-UPDAT command formats the "date" attribute in your title block. Select the format that you would like to use from the choices in the drop down box. For more information on setting up a title block to use this value see Setting Up Title Blocks.

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Time Format

Command affected:  TB-UPDAT

Select whether you would like the TB-UPDAT command to format the "time" attribute in 24 hour or 12 hour formats. For more information on setting up a title block to use this value see Setting Up Title Blocks.

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Sheet Number Prefix

Command affected:  TB-UPDAT

If you would like the TB-UPDAT command to always add a character or characters to the beginning of the value used for the "sheet number" attribute in your title block enter those characters here.

The find the value for the sheet number first the project number is stripped from the beginning of the filename and the file extension is dropped. The remaining characters of the filename are the sheet number. If the first character of sheet number is a dash (-) or an underscore ( _ ), the dash/underscore is ignored. Let's use an example:

12345678-2.01.dwg

First we strip the project number from the beginning of the filename. The number of characters that are stripped is set above. This leaves us with:

-2.01.dwg

We will ignore the beginning dash/underscore and will lose the file extension which leaves us with:

2.01

This is the sheet number value that would be used. If we always wanted to put an "A" in front of the sheet numbers we could enter an "A" in the box above and the sheet number value would become:

A2.01

For more information on setting up a title block to use this value see Setting Up Title Blocks.

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Drawing Types

Command affected:  TB-UPDAT

How the codes work

The drawing type is determined by matching a code in the filename to the list defined here. If the code matches one of the codes in this list the drawing type associated with it will be used. 

First the project number is stripped from the beginning of the filename and the file extension is dropped. The remaining characters of the filename are the code. If the first character of this code is a dash (-) or an underscore ( _ ), the dash/underscore is ignored. Let's use an example:

12345678-A2.01.dwg

First we strip the project number from the beginning of the filename. The number of characters that are stripped is set above. This leaves us with:

-A2.01.dwg

We will ignore the beginning dash/underscore and will lose the file extension which leaves us with:

A2.01

This is the code that we will use to match for our drawing type (it also happens to be what would be used for the sheet number attribute). In our list of codes (shown above) we have a listing for A2*. This means that any code that has an A, a 2, and then any other characters will match and use the drawing type of "PLANS/SCHEDULES". So our example filename would result in a drawing type of "PLANS/SCHEDULES" which the TB-UPDAT command would use to update the "drawing type" attribute.

You may be as creative as you like with the drawing type codes. You may use wildcards or you may specify the codes specifically. If no match for a drawing's code is found the "drawing type" attribute will be set to "-".

Editing codes and descriptions

To edit one of the entries in the list click on it. The following dialog will appear:

Edit the drawing type code and/or description as needed. If you would like to delete the entry select the "Delete entry from list" button. The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog. The button discards changes made and closes the dialog. The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Adding a code and description

To add an entry press the "Add new definition" button. The following dialog will appear:

Enter the drawing type code and description. The button keeps changes made and closes the dialog. The button discards changes made and closes the dialog. The button brings you to this web page for help during the command (without canceling).

Add/Edit as many of the codes and/or descriptions as needed.

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