There are several options in the Sheet Set Manager
for creating sheets and adding views either through a shortcut menu
or one of the tab buttons. Modifying a sheet should always be done
from an open sheet set.
descriptions of common sheet operations. You can access commands by
right-clicking an item in the tree view to display the relevant
Import layout as sheet. After you
create a sheet set, you can import one or more layouts from
existing drawings. This is a fast method for creating multiple
sheets from layouts in several drawings. In the current drawing,
you can drag a layout tab directly onto the Sheets area of the
Sheet List tab in the Sheet Set Manager.
Create a new sheet. As an alternative
to importing existing layouts, you can create a new sheet. When you
place views in this sheet, the drawing files associated with the
views are attached as xrefs to the sheet drawing. The sheet drawing
file is created using either the AutoCAD 2004 format or the AutoCAD
2007 format, depending on the format specified on the Open and Save
tab in the Options dialog box.
Modify a sheet. Double-click a sheet on
the Sheet List tab to open a drawing from the sheet set. Use SHIFT
or CTRL to select multiple sheets. To review a sheet, use the
shortcut menu to open a drawing in read-only mode.
sheet should always be done using an open sheet set in the Sheet
Set Manager. This ensures that all data associated with the sheet
Rename and renumber a sheet. After you
create a sheet, you can change the sheet title and the sheet
number. You can also specify a different drawing file associated
with the sheet.
Remove a sheet from a sheet set.
Removing a sheet from a sheet set disassociates the sheet from the
sheet set, but does not delete the drawing file or the layout.
Reassociate a sheet. If you move a
sheet to a different folder, you should reassociate the sheet to
the sheet set with the Sheet Properties dialog box to correct the
path. For any relocated sheet drawing, the paths for Expected
Layout and Found Layout are displayed in the Sheet Properties
dialog box. To reassociate the sheet, click the path in Expected
Layout and then click to navigate to the new location of the sheet.
quickly confirm whether a sheet is in the expected folder by
looking at Details at the bottom of the Sheet List tab. If the
selected sheet is not in the expected location, path information
for both Expected Location and Found Location is displayed in
Add a view to a sheet. From the Model
Views tab, you can easily add a view to a sheet by placing a named
model space view or the entire drawing onto the current sheet.
creating a named model space view, you must save the drawing to add
the view to the Model Views tab. Click Refresh on the Model Views
tab to update the Sheet Set Manager tree view.
Add label blocks to views. With the
Sheet Set Manager, you can label views and details automatically as
you place them. Labels contain data associated with the referenced
Add callout blocks to views.Callout blocks is the term for the symbols that
reference other sheets. Callout blocks have many industry-specific
names such as reference tags, detail keys, detail makers, building
section keys, and so on. Callout blocks contain data associated
with the sheet and view that are referenced.
place a callout block with fields or a view on a sheet, make sure
that the current layer is unlocked.
Create a title sheet and table of
contents. The first sheet in a sheet set will usually be a
title sheet that includes a description of the sheet set and a
table that lists all the sheets in the sheet set. You can create
this table, called a sheet list table, on an
open sheet. The table automatically includes all the sheets in the
sheet set. You can create a sheet list table from the sheet set
level shortcut menu only when a sheet is open. Once a sheet list
table is created, you also have options to edit, update, or delete
the cell content of the table.
NoteFor access to
shortcut menus in the drawing area that are needed for sheet list
table operations, the Shortcut Menus in Drawing Area must be
checked in the Options dialog box, User Preferences tab.
Callout Blocks and Label Blocks (Advanced)
If you create
a block to be used as a callout block or label block in a sheet
set, you can use a placeholder field to display information such as
view title or sheet number. The callout or label block must be
defined in a DWG or DWT file that is specified in the Sheet Set
Properties dialog box. Later, you can insert the callout or label
block from a shortcut menu on the Sheet Views tab in the Sheet Set
For the field
to display the correct information about a view or sheets on which
you later insert it, the field must be included within a block
attribute, not text, when you define the block. To create the block
attribute definition, insert a placeholder field as the value,
select the Preset option, and specify a tag.
NoteIf you create
your own label blocks and callout blocks, set any attribute
definitions to Preset to avoid prompts when placing these blocks in
The Sheet Set
Manager automates and enhances the process for adding views to a
sheet. A view on a sheet, called a sheet
view, consists of several coincident entities: an xref or
geometry in model space, a layout viewport on a sheet, and a named
view in paper space.
The sheet view can display model space from a different drawing
file. In this case, that drawing is attached as an xref in your
current drawing. The layers of that drawing file are displayed only
in the sheet view that you create.
NoteThe xref is
attached using a relative path. If you need to change the path to a
fully specified (absolute) path, use the External References
A layout viewport that displays the model space view is created
on your current sheet.
A named view that encompasses the area of the layout viewport
is created in paper space.
place a sheet view on a sheet, all the layers in the current
drawing (including layer 0) are frozen in the new viewport created
by the view. The layers are shown as frozen in the VP Freeze column
of the Layer Properties Manager.
If you need to
remove a sheet view from a sheet, you can delete the layout
viewport to remove the view. However, to remove all unused items,
you need to detach the xref and delete the named paper space
method for removing a sheet view immediately after placing it is to