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Keeping track of drawn details

Anonymous
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In a separate thread, Dwight Atkinson wrote, "How do forum members keep track of drawn details in projects? What I do keep, I keep as a module or a library part. Just to make it easy to preview.... Are there a million three ring binders out there? what? A catalog system? Paper archiving...????"

Our office has tried a number of things: three ring binders, static detail numbers with multiple stories to hold different versions of the detail, and most lately modules). Along the way, we also created a FileMaker database to help us look up past details. Now that detail are being embedded into the building model, we are rethinking our detail archiving. The two strategies being discussed are publishing all details as PDFs or saving all as library parts. The former could have text search using Acrobat, the latter could use AC9's library search function. Our internal discussions are continuing.
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David Shorter
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Ted wrote:
Now that detail are being embedded into the building model, we are rethinking our detail archiving. The two strategies being discussed are publishing all details as PDFs or saving all as library parts. The former could have text search using Acrobat, the latter could use AC9's library search function. Our internal discussions are continuing.
Actually the simplest way is to Save the Detail window as a Module. This can then be Merged or Hotlinked into any project directly. Saving the Modules into a structured directory and naming them in a structured way enables easy retreval.
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Anonymous
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David wrote:
Actually the simplest way is to Save the Detail window as a Module. This can then be Merged or Hotlinked into any project directly. Saving the Modules into a structured directory and naming them in a structured way enables easy retreval.
And now we can Publish the modules. Much easier than the old process of: open view, copy to clipboard, save as module, repeat, repeat, repeat...

Dwight
Newcomer
Thank you all.

Then to be clear, certain whiners on this forum who talk about anti-productivity are really guys who aren't using ArchiCAD's current capabilities.....

and that publishing modules thing, is that new?
Dwight Atkinson

Link
Expert
New since 8.0 mate! But beware! Others are experiencing difficulties with this method:

http://archicad-talk.graphisoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=4178&start=0&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=

Cheers,
Link.

Dwight
Newcomer
So. Not new at all.

Would this approach be a solution for Mr. AA???
Dwight Atkinson

Link
Expert
Nope. That'd be valium and a niiiiiiiiiiiice long holiday.

Dwight
Newcomer
haha.

But when he came back the sameoldsameold would reign.

Seriously, from what he said in his posting last week, from the little I could understand of it, do you think this will work - for anyone the least bit inclined to self-management?
Dwight Atkinson

Link
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I'd have to see the post mate - could you provide a link to it?

Cheers,
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