This indicision on each of the comments is basically rediculous. Catchup, the world is moving. You must go back to the days (And I've been there) of drawing on vellum with rapidigraph pins in ink. The reason we had a sheet activated revision control is simple... we did not want to reprint every d size vellum format to each subscribers. Therefore, we revised only the sheets with changes and sent out only the sheets we changed. Today, of course, we can send drawings to a plotter fast and easier than we did during the Ammonia days.
Get up to date, the drawing revision for every sheet as one is the way to go, why make it complicated.
I try to insure we stay abrest of top of the line software. The ASME standard calls for both.
Thread necromancy -- ressurecting a zombie that's been dead for half a decade.
Noting that it's easier to plot out a fresh sheet from CAD than draw a new one on mylar, the cost of a plotted set of drawings (110 sheets, 24x36) - going to a half dozen recipients because one item on one sheet has been revised is substantially higher than the running a half dozen bluelines on that sheet used to be. for that matter, running 6 plots of that one changed sheet is sheaper and simpler than doing a halfdozen copies of the set.
so the economics haven't changed since 2009
Most people in the industry don't understand Document Control 101. I've seen many ideas of what "proper" document control should be. What seems to be considered "proper" is what the P/A or P/M on a specific project thinks it should be. That is THE worst reason to choose one reason over another.
Old school methodologies have always tracked drawings on an sheet-by-sheet basis. This was a simple system that has worked for decades. If it ain't broke...
A drawing's revision number should NOT change simply because another drawing in the set has changed. That could conceivably imply that a specific sheet has been revised over and over when in actuality it has never been touched.
The method of "set" revisions leaves the ultimate end user, the contractor standing out in the field wondering why a drawing has been "revised" umphteen different times yet no obvious changes have occured. That leaves them scratching their heads as they must now scrutinize each sheet to figure out what actually changed.
Never forget that the time the contractor spends scrutinizing drawing sets is far more valuable and expensive than the extra time the design team spends managing sheet-by-sheet revisions. Anyone who chooses set revisions over sheet revisions is simply lazy.
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