Add multiple drawings to a drawing log

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Add multiple drawings to a drawing log

You can add multiple drawings at one go to any one of your drawing logs. Use the Batch Insert command to add multiple drawings without attachments, or the Batch Insert - From Files command to add multiple drawings with PDF attachments.

To access drawing logs:

  1. On the right side of an open project management job, click Drawing Log.

  2. In the context menu, select the drawing log.

    Note that the All Drawing Logs option opens a drawing log that lists all drawings that you have added. If you select the All Drawing Logs option, you can add drawings to any drawing log.

Add a batch of drawings without PDF attachments to a drawing log

  1. In the open drawing log, click the Drawing Log ribbon tab.
  2. On the menu, select Batch Insert.
  3. In the Insert Drawings dialog box, go to the Add Range tab.
  4. Enter the prefix and suffix of the drawing file names to be added.
    For example, if your project name was C23847, the revision number was 1, and the drawing number was 100, your drawing name could be C23487-100-r1.pdf. In this drawing name, the file prefix would be C23847-, and the file suffix would be -r1. Note that the file extension is not part of the file suffix.
  5. In the Start Number field, type the number of the first drawing that you want to add.
  6. In the End Number field, type the number of the last drawing that you want to add.
  7. Define other properties for the drawings according to your needs.
  8. Click Add.

The drawings are added to the drawing log.

Note that you will need to add any PDF attachments to the drawings manually.

Add drawings with PDF attachments to a drawing log

  1. In the open drawing log, click the Drawing Log ribbon tab.
  2. On the menu, select Batch Insert - From Files.
  3. On the menu, select Batch Insert.
  4. In the Insert Drawings dialog box, go to one of the following tabs:
    • To add all drawings with a particular prefix and suffix, go to the Add Drawings tab.

    • To add revisions to particular drawings, go to the Add Revisions tab.

  5. On the right side of the Directory field, click ...
  6. In the Browse For Folder dialog box, select the folder from which you want to import the attachments.
  7. Click OK.
  8. To save copies of the drawings in the \Tekla EPM Documents\Drawing folder, select the Copy Files into Drawing Directory check box.

    By copying the drawings to the \Tekla EPM Documents\Drawing folder, you can ensure that Tekla EPM always finds the attached files, even if you change their location on your computer.

  9. Enter the prefix and suffix of the drawing file names to be added.
    For example, if your project name was C23847, the revision number was 1, and the drawing number was 100, your drawing name could be C23487-100-r1.pdf. In this drawing name, the file prefix would be C23847-, and the file suffix would be -r1. Note that the file extension is not part of the file suffix.
  10. Define other properties for the drawings according to your needs.
  11. Click Add From Files.

The drawings and their attachments are added to the drawing log. Notice that Yes appears in the File column for each drawing, indicating that the drawings have PDF files attached to them.

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