Add, modify, and delete drawings

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Add, modify, and delete drawings

Use drawing logs to manage and save the project drawings or PDF files. You can add, modify, and delete drawings, or view the files attached to the stored drawings. You can also attach drawings to transmittals and send them to project parties.

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, so if you select that option, you can find any drawing regardless of the drawing log where the drawing is stored.

Add a drawing

By following these instructions, you can add one drawing at a time. To add multiple drawings at one go and attach files to the drawings while adding them, see Add multiple drawings to a drawing log.

Note that the available input fields in the drawing log depend on the set input fields. For more information, see Customize input fields.

  1. Click New.

    The drawing number field is automatically populated with the next available number.

  2. Modify the drawing number according to your needs.

    The drawing number can contain a maximum of 25 characters, depending on the Mark Input Type option that you have selected in the Project Company Standards dialog box.

  3. Enter the drawing properties:




    A written description of the drawing.

    The description can contain a maximum of 255 characters.

    Approval Status

    The approval status of the drawing. The available options are set in Approval Status Maintenance.

    Detailed By

    The person who has detailed the drawing.

    Drawing Date

    The date when the drawing has been created.

    Date Received

    The date when the drawing has been received.


    A category that can be used for filtering drawings in the drawing log. For example, you can create categories for architectural or structural drawings. You can then use the drawing categories to filter which drawings are visible in the drawing log.

    You can either select a category in the Category list, or type a new category in the Category field.


    If you are re-submitting a drawing for approval, select the Re-Submit check box.

    If you are submitting the drawing for the first time, ensure that the Re-Submit is not selected.

    Issue Date

    The shop issue date of the drawing.

    Package #

    The package number of the drawing.

    Orig Rel#

    The original release number of the drawing.

  4. Click Add.

The correct drawing file will automatically be attached to the drawing when it is added to the default drawing folder (by default, C:\Users\Public\Documents\Tekla EPM\Drawing) in the correct job folder and revision folder.

Modify a drawing

  1. In the list, select the drawing that you want to modify.
  2. On the right side of the dialog box, modify the drawing properties according to your needs.
  3. Click Save.

Delete a drawing

Note that deleting a drawing is permanent and cannot be undone.

  1. In the list, select the drawing that you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete.
  3. To permanently delete the drawing, click Yes in the confirmation dialog box.
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