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Tie revision clouds to titleblock manager revisions

Ross Harris


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@Nikolay Zhelyazkov - I'm not sure a vwx would be much help as most of how it would work would be behind the scenes.

How I would envisage the system to work would need the title block manager to have a revision manager that works holistically with a revamped cloud tool, data tag, title block and sheet list as so:

  • Manager: You set the revision up first (lets call this Revision 'A') before you cloud the changes.
  • Manager: This would need the ability to 'close off' a revision so that the next revision becomes active i.e. rev 'B' and so on..
  • Cloud Tool: The cloud tool would need to capture the active revision for tagging purposes and placing the correct revision in the title block. When a revision is closed off (lets say 'A') new clouds would be created with revision 'B' data. Clouds would also need to update the title block if placed in the annotation/sheet layer.
  • Data Tag: Scrap the revision tag tool and incorporate this into the data tag - there is tonnes of potential for the new data tag to be a one stop shop for many duties - this would be perfect and reduce the number of tools. With the data tag pulling the revision numbers from the cloud in the design layer/annotation/sheet layer these should be able to be added when the cloud is drawn or added later (Cloud tool/OIP pref?) and should be fully drag able with a leader line attached to the cloud for optimum positioning.
  • Title Blocks: Title blocks reflect the current revision of the sheet pulled from the highest revision cloud present
  • Sheet list: Should include the sheet, title, current revision and date at a minimum, but should be able to list the past revisions that have occurred on each sheet and the corresponding dates. Other folks might have more in depth requirements here...

Typical workflow:

  • Open title block manager, go to the revision tab create first revision (A)
  • Cloud changes - automatically adds tags, updates title blocks and sheet lists as you cloud.
  • Close revision of in manager, revision B loaded as active and ready for clouds...

At present its:

  • Cloud changes
  • Tag each cloud with revision tag tool
  • Update title block manager for each sheet
  • Make sure the sheet list recalcs and shows the revision.
  • So much room for error and labour intensive...


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