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Option to create new empty transmittal sets

scottjm
Advisor

This has been a frustration of our office ever since the revision tool was introduced.

 

Every single time I make a new transmittal set I delete all the layouts that are automatically added by default as it adds a whole bunch of layouts I do not want to issue.

I wish there was a workspace or project option to be able to set all new Transmittal sets to start with no layouts.

 

I appreciate that if you are very strategic in the way you work with changes the default added layouts should theoretically only be the sheets you want to to issue.  However if you have created any new layouts for that aren't part of your main documentation set (for some rough working print out for example) these will also get added to the new transmittal set by default, which is just an nuisance.

 

Also, while we're at it, an option to change the default revision number for layouts. 

We always use P1 for the first issue of a drawing.

 

Thanks!

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David Maudlin
Virtuoso

@scottjm wrote:

Every single time I make a new transmittal set I delete all the layouts that are automatically added by default as it adds a whole bunch of layouts I do not want to issue.

I wish there was a workspace or project option to be able to set all new Transmittal sets to start with no layouts.


I agree with you. The option I want is to keep the current set of layouts in the new transmittal set (rather than deleting all the layouts then adding the previous set back in), as I am issuing revisions to the same set as the project progresses. I think these options should be part of the New Transmittal Set dialog box.

 

David

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DGSketcher
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+1

I have suggested previously that there should also be an additional colour coding for changed drawings that aren't included in the current or open transmittal set.

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stoneunturned
Enthusiast

+1 

 

I'd like to see the ability to pickup all the layouts of any previous transmittal (similar to David M) and be able to 'paste' them into a new empty (as the OP mentioned) transmittal and do away with the arduous task of having to build another 200page transmittal list which is 95% similar to one already created. Unless im missing something?

(example below isnt a 200 sheet project, though it would still be a great feature for smaller projects. building the list is never fun)

 

 

eg in a right click context menu:

1. Copy layout list

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2. Create new transmittal without non-issued drawings (setting in work environment?)

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3. Paste layout list

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