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Message 11 of 16 (694 Views)

Re: Isometric Sheet Split

11-18-2012 06:51 PM in reply to: Venkatesan.A

Venkat; it seems like we have managed to get the drawings on on 1 sheet after following your instructions.

Initially we used the standard isometric frame from Autodesk, and I see now that it has to be modified.

This is something Autodesk maybe could look into aswell; to make the standard iso-frames more 'user friendly'


Tnx for your assisntance :smileyhappy:

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Message 12 of 16 (610 Views)

Re: Isometric Sheet Split

12-17-2012 01:49 PM in reply to: Venkatesan.A

Hi Venkat,


i have tryed all the solutions on this post including the one on the video and my Isos still split. Attached is the pcf file. I hope you can help me.


Thank you.

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Message 13 of 16 (603 Views)

Re: Isometric Sheet Split

12-17-2012 06:18 PM in reply to: felipe.sarria

Hi Felipe,


Looking at the no of component in your pcf, I dont think its logically possible to fit all those onto one sheet.


I guess its the general logic of, paper space : No of component ratio, the software tries to squeeze the  component keeping this logic in mind, but if there are too many component in there, it obviously tries to push it onto next sheet to avoid the ISO being clumpsy. (No point in the ISO being too conjusted without being able to read the dimensions)


Attached is an example from your pcf, you will see there the iso doesnt really look good, also the in the BOM you will see there is no space for the materials to logically fit in further. Hence the split.


Maybe you could try a bigger sheet size indeed to see how it goes, but again in one sheet might be a bit amibitious.


By the way are you using 2012 or 2013 ? Is your hotfixes/service packs up-to-date? 

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Message 14 of 16 (597 Views)

Re: Isometric Sheet Split

12-17-2012 06:22 PM in reply to: Venkatesan.A

Felipe: Another good suggetstion is to insert the 'BREAK-POINT' yourself before you extract. This gives you better control over the sheets. In addition, like Venkat states, I always use the A2 frame.

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Message 15 of 16 (550 Views)

Re: Isometric Sheet Split

12-22-2012 11:30 PM in reply to: vannmannen

Gone throught the isometric, for this drawing, it is not good to have 2 isometric drawings.


Following annotions are unnecessary:


1. Open end co-ordinates


2. Closed end co-ordinates.


3. Elevations are sufficient to be annoted at the beginning and at the end. Elevationa and coordinates are displayed at all sockets.


4. Size display on the drawing sheet is not required, as it is shown in BOM.


Please remove the above and look the iso, ll see how the iso looks.

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Message 16 of 16 (197 Views)

Re: Isometric Sheet Split

02-07-2014 05:07 PM in reply to: vannmannen

gracias por la solucion!!!

te agradesco muchisimo ,, tome un año en encontrar la solucion!


estoy muy feliz y agradecido! :smileyhappy::smileyvery-happy:

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