sorry, yes we do use SSM, have since day 1 but we don't use fields in blocks often.
best practices guide->project management->drawing and object relationships->level 3 production sheets
essentially everything is an xref accept the border, and we only create 1 sheet per cad drawing. so each construction plan has it's own sheet instead of 35 construction plans in 1 cad file... therefore, having the border as a block is useless really, it would have to be an xref to be effective at changing 1 thing in the border on all sheets at once....
Let’s assume you are working on a plan and profile sheet. First, create a new drawing, name it, and save it to your working folder. Then, externally reference the appropriate Level 2 drawings, such as base linework, base utility, and base topology. When you create a Level 3 drawing, the Level 2 object data and label styles are display-only. However, you can use Layer Manager to selectively hide and display layers within the Level 2 data.
If you use Vault, be sure to use the option Include All File Dependencies when you check in the plan set drawing. This ensures that all associated file dependencies are copied to their working folders when other team members check out the plan set drawing.
You typically use a plan set drawing with Sheet Set Manager (SSM) in AutoCAD Civil 3D. To create individual sheets in SSM, you create AutoCAD views within your plan set drawings. For more information about SSM, refer to the online help in AutoCAD Civil 3D."
Most of our projects are small site grading plans so we can get by with all the sheets in one file. When we get into larger projects or cases where the plans need to be broken out into subsets (i.e. grading, utilities, etc.) then we'll XREF the border. That is why we have the title block attributes in a seperate block vs. the border. Thus we can make global edits to all the sheets by editing the border XREF and global edits within each subset by editing the attribute block.
Very common practice.
All that gobaltgook about levels vault yadayad is great to know and does not sound all that different than xrefing my data set. That includes my title block
If I may ask how exactly do you use SSM in your work flow for filling out sheet info? And when do you insert field directly from SSM? I ask because I think we are talking about the same thing and this "TitleBlock" talk is confusing the discussion.
we have a template for non-sheet drawings
and a template for sheet drawings.
the sheet drawing has fields in dtext and mtext that are linked to an example sheet set.
we create a new drawing from the non-sheet template
then import the layout tab from the SHEET template.
When you add the TAB/SHEET to the SSM all of the fields link correctly to the SSM made from the Example SSM.
We don't need blocks for our borders... because changing the border requires approval at the highest level, because that is a part of (edited out YOUR BRAND for OUR BRAND) our brand.
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