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jmcintyre
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Message 1 of 17 (83 Views)

opinions on sheet set manager for small jobs

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02-19-2006 09:58 PM
Just after any opinions on the worth of using sheet set manager for small projects (less than 10 drawings).

My own opinion is it makes an already complex process more so. They seem to get ideas from revit and then attempt to shoe-horn them into autocad with mixed success.

...just my opinion.
*PJ
Message 2 of 17 (83 Views)

Re: opinions on sheet set manager for small jobs

02-20-2006 04:27 AM in reply to: jmcintyre
still on 2004 - so I have no idea about sheet sets. For our under $10 million jobs - we xref everything into one drawing, and then
the sheets are simply layout tabs - then we plot all layout tabs....

this is very handy for us - once we have 1 layout set-up we simply cop it and adjust it...


--
Princess Jamie,

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

wrote in message news:5090736@discussion.autodesk.com...
Just after any opinions on the worth of using sheet set manager for small projects (less than 10 drawings).

My own opinion is it makes an already complex process more so. They seem to get ideas from revit and then attempt to shoe-horn them
into autocad with mixed success.

...just my opinion.
*Elvis Landaverde
Message 3 of 17 (83 Views)

Re: opinions on sheet set manager for small jobs

02-20-2006 08:08 AM in reply to: jmcintyre
just one person per project??
"PJ" wrote in message
news:5090809@discussion.autodesk.com...
still on 2004 - so I have no idea about sheet sets. For our under $10
million jobs - we xref everything into one drawing, and then
the sheets are simply layout tabs - then we plot all layout tabs....

this is very handy for us - once we have 1 layout set-up we simply cop it
and adjust it...


--
Princess Jamie,

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

wrote in message news:5090736@discussion.autodesk.com...
Just after any opinions on the worth of using sheet set manager for small
projects (less than 10 drawings).

My own opinion is it makes an already complex process more so. They seem to
get ideas from revit and then attempt to shoe-horn them
into autocad with mixed success.

...just my opinion.
*melanie stone
Message 4 of 17 (83 Views)

Re: opinions on sheet set manager for small jobs

02-20-2006 08:19 AM in reply to: jmcintyre
~shrug~ I like to use the SSM for small projects if they're frequently
accessed/printed. batch printing with the ability to override the layout's
saved page setups are my reason. it only takes about 2 minutes to create the
SS, and then about 10 seconds to plot the drawings.

fwiw, I work in FM, so I frequently have to access older prints, it's not
like I do a job and it disappears into the archives, so I'm sure that colors
my opinions on this.

wrote in message news:5090736@discussion.autodesk.com...
Just after any opinions on the worth of using sheet set manager for small
projects (less than 10 drawings).

My own opinion is it makes an already complex process more so. They seem to
get ideas from revit and then attempt to shoe-horn them into autocad with
mixed success.

...just my opinion.
*PJ
Message 5 of 17 (83 Views)

Re: opinions on sheet set manager for small jobs

02-20-2006 08:25 AM in reply to: jmcintyre
one for spec, one for interior design, one for the rest...

interior lays there stuff out in a separate dwg with the floor plan as an overlay and that gets xref'd into the sheet drawing

we can do up to $10 mil jobs with this method quite easily (mostly interior renovations in large urban hospitals)

--
Princess Jamie,

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

"Elvis Landaverde" wrote in message news:5090931@discussion.autodesk.com...
just one person per project??
"PJ" wrote in message
news:5090809@discussion.autodesk.com...
still on 2004 - so I have no idea about sheet sets. For our under $10
million jobs - we xref everything into one drawing, and then
the sheets are simply layout tabs - then we plot all layout tabs....

this is very handy for us - once we have 1 layout set-up we simply cop it
and adjust it...


--
Princess Jamie,

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

wrote in message news:5090736@discussion.autodesk.com...
Just after any opinions on the worth of using sheet set manager for small
projects (less than 10 drawings).

My own opinion is it makes an already complex process more so. They seem to
get ideas from revit and then attempt to shoe-horn them
into autocad with mixed success.

...just my opinion.
*Leothebuilder
Message 6 of 17 (83 Views)

Re: opinions on sheet set manager for small jobs

02-20-2006 09:04 AM in reply to: jmcintyre
Sheet Set Manager....very easy to set up.....save a lot of time...easy for
plotting.....easy to navigate.....even for small projects very worth
while....

Just allow yourself some time to investigate before dismissing it.

Leo

"melanie stone" wrote in message
news:5090972@discussion.autodesk.com...
~shrug~ I like to use the SSM for small projects if they're frequently
accessed/printed. batch printing with the ability to override the layout's
saved page setups are my reason. it only takes about 2 minutes to create the
SS, and then about 10 seconds to plot the drawings.

fwiw, I work in FM, so I frequently have to access older prints, it's not
like I do a job and it disappears into the archives, so I'm sure that colors
my opinions on this.

wrote in message news:5090736@discussion.autodesk.com...
Just after any opinions on the worth of using sheet set manager for small
projects (less than 10 drawings).

My own opinion is it makes an already complex process more so. They seem to
get ideas from revit and then attempt to shoe-horn them into autocad with
mixed success.

...just my opinion.
*Jon Kirkham
Message 7 of 17 (83 Views)

Re: opinions on sheet set manager for small jobs

02-20-2006 11:09 AM in reply to: jmcintyre
We like very much.

We very much like to link fields to SSM.

We very much like the archive feature for archiving different phases (SD,
DD, BID, CD,etc.)

We very much like the Sheet Set template (with linked fields and the like).

We do not like SSM on jobs that are only a few sheets that can be tabbed in
Layouts. Depends on what a "small" job is to you. We have some "small jobs"
with lots of reference files so SSM helps navigate all our reference folders
quite easily.
wrote in message news:5090736@discussion.autodesk.com...
Just after any opinions on the worth of using sheet set manager for small
projects (less than 10 drawings).

My own opinion is it makes an already complex process more so. They seem to
get ideas from revit and then attempt to shoe-horn them into autocad with
mixed success.

...just my opinion.
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cprettyman
Posts: 1,029
Registered: ‎12-09-2003
Message 8 of 17 (83 Views)

Re: opinions on sheet set manager for small jobs

02-20-2006 05:33 PM in reply to: jmcintyre
With a little experience, etc, SSM is easy to implement, and saveas time on small jobs as well as large. I'd say it is easier to implement on all jobs, rather than picking and choosing.
*kstill
Message 9 of 17 (83 Views)

Re: opinions on sheet set manager for small jobs

02-20-2006 07:53 PM in reply to: jmcintyre
I agree. On large projects, multi story, I can see a time savings. On one
story 6 page residential, really no advantage other than some linking.

wrote in message news:5090736@discussion.autodesk.com...
Just after any opinions on the worth of using sheet set manager for small
projects (less than 10 drawings).

My own opinion is it makes an already complex process more so. They seem to
get ideas from revit and then attempt to shoe-horn them into autocad with
mixed success.

...just my opinion.
*kemp
Message 10 of 17 (83 Views)

Re: opinions on sheet set manager for small jobs

02-20-2006 08:23 PM in reply to: jmcintyre
I use it on 4 page projects. If you set up a template with the sheet
sets you can make sheet numbering, titling, and any other information
that may repepat anywhere in your package extremely simple to deal with
and modify quickly.

This has really helped my drafters considerably making our plans look
more proffessional without the simple mistakes that used to plague us.

kemp

jmcintyre wrote:
> Just after any opinions on the worth of using sheet set manager for small projects (less than 10 drawings).
>
> My own opinion is it makes an already complex process more so. They seem to get ideas from revit and then attempt to shoe-horn them into autocad with mixed success.
>
> ...just my opinion.
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