Adjust project-specific drawing settings and drawing logs

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2021
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Adjust project-specific drawing settings and drawing logs

In the Drawing Setup dialog box, you can adjust the drawing settings related to the current project management job. In addition, you can add, modify, and remove drawing logs that are used in the project management job.

To manage project-specific drawing settings and drawing logs:

  1. On the Project Settings tab of an open project management job, click Drawing Setups.

The Drawing Setup dialog box opens.

Use the Drawing Settings tab to adjust the project drawing settings.

Use the Drawing Logs tab to add, modify, and delete drawing logs.

Note that the changes that you make in the Drawing Setup dialog box are only saved for the current project management job.

Adjust project drawing settings

  1. On the Drawing Settings tab, adjust any of the following settings:

    Option

    Description

    Drawing Number Input Type

    Allows you to select the input format for drawing numbers.

    Select a suitable option in the Drawing Number Input Type list.

    Drawing File Prefix

    By default, Tekla EPM expects that the names of drawing files match the drawing numbers. The Drawing File Prefix option allows you to determine the prefix that appears in the names of all drawing files that are imported.

    Determining a drawing file prefix is optional. However, the drawing file prefix can help you to ensure that the correct files are imported from the selected folder.

    For example, drawing files might consist of the job number followed by a dash and the drawing number. In this case, drawing 100 could be named C12345-100.pdf. In consequence, the drawing file prefix would be C12345-.

    If the drawing file prefix varies, you can use an asterisk (*) as a wildcard. For example, if the prefix of some drawing files that you want to import was not C12345, you could set the drawing file prefix to *-.

    Type the prefix in the Drawing File Prefix field.

    Drawing File Suffix

    By default, Tekla EPM expects that the names of drawing files match the drawing numbers. The Drawing File Suffix option allows you to determine the suffix that appears in the names of all drawing files that are imported.

    Determining a drawing file suffix is optional. However, the drawing file suffix can help you to ensure that the correct files are imported from the selected folder.

    For example, drawing files might include a revision number after the drawing number. In this case, the file name of the first revision of drawing 100 could be C12345-100-r1.pdf. In consequence, the drawing file suffix would be -r1. Note that the file name extension is not included in the drawing file suffix.

    If the drawing file suffix varies, you can use an asterisk (*) as a wildcard. For example, if some drawing files had different revision numbers, you could set the drawing file suffix to -r*.

    Type the suffix in the Drawing File Suffix field.

    Update Production Control Approval Status

    When selected, the approval statuses of production control items that correspond to drawings in the project management job are automatically updated when the drawing approval statuses are updated.

    When cleared, the approval statuses of production control items need to be updated manually.

  2. If necessary, manage the project-specific drawing logs on the Drawing Logs tab.
  3. To save the settings and close the dialog box, click OK.

Add a drawing log

  1. On the Drawing Logs tab, click New.
  2. In the Drawing Type field, type the drawing type.
  3. In the Drawing Log Name field, type a name for the drawing log.
  4. In the PDC Link list, select the field in Production Control to which the drawings are connected.

    Note that the PDC Link setting only applies to drawing log types with assemblies or materials that have counterparts in Production Control.

  5. In the Subdirectory Path field, type the path to the sub-folder under the drawing default folder where the drawings in that drawing log are stored.

    For example, type Detail\Erection drawings

    The default folder for storing drawings is set in the Default Directories dialog box.

  6. In the Drawing Log Mapping field, type which drawing types should be directed to the selected drawing log.

    Tekla EPM determines the drawing log where imported drawings are stored based on the drawing types assigned to the drawings in the XML file created with Tekla EPM Plugin for Tekla Structures, or with the Data Transfer tool in SDS/2. By default, the drawing types in Tekla EPM match the drawing types in Tekla Structures.

    Note that you need to type each drawing type on a separate line.

  7. Click Add.

Modify a drawing log

  1. On the Drawing Logs tab, select the drawing log that you want to modify.
  2. Change the drawing log settings according to your needs.
  3. Click Save.

The changes are saved to the current project management job.

Delete a drawing log

  1. On the Drawing Logs tab, select the drawing log that you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete.
  3. To permanently delete the drawing log from the current project management job, click Yes.
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