SI’s, CCN’s and Addenda … oh my. (Part 2)

So did everyone do their homework? I hope so because ….. POP QUIZ! You won’t be able to read the rest of this post unless you get the following question right.

Just kidding but the article I referred to in the last post is the topic of the next few posts I’m doing so you might want to go back and check it out.

In Jim’s article, he gives only a simple project as an example. This is probably because of time constraints during the AU seminars. Jim only showed floor and ceiling plans being duplicated for the CAR (contract administration revision) phase. A typical project for me also includes wall and building sections, interior and exterior elevations and callouts (model and drafting).  I’m going to give the solutions to these and other problems I encountered in as orderly a fashion as I can.

Dependent Views
Projects with a large footprint, like supermarkets, make use of dependent views to split the 1/4″ scale floor plan across multiple sheets. When duplicating views to set to the CAR phase dependent views present this challenge: dependent views don’t duplicate as dependents. When you duplicate with detailing the new view is created as an independent view. Also duplicating the “master” view doesn’t duplicate the dependent attached to it.

Solution: duplicate the “master” view (with detailing) then set the “master” view with the dependents to the CAR phase. This will has a few advantages, it:

  1. set all the dependent views to the CAR phase,
  2. the copied “master” plan has all the original notes, dimensions, etc. You may not have the dependent views from the original IFC but you have everything else and the views can be recreated if necessary,
  3. callouts maintain the layout they were drawn in. When duplicating a view the callout heads revert to the right side of the callout bubble. The same default location when you first draw a callout. Hopefully Autodesk will change that in a future version,
  4. the layouts on the sheets don’t need to be updated becuase the dependent views are already on the sheets.

I’m going to stop here. Next post I’ll cover some of the other view types.

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