Step 10c: Erection Views to Erection Sheets

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Purpose of erection sheets :

  • Erection sheets are used to place 2D erection views on.
  • Erection views are typically placed onto erection sheets before they can be printed. You can, however, print an erection view directly -- even before it has been placed onto a sheet -- by using File > Print .

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Developing an erection sheet outline :

An example of a sheet outline that is used as a template for erection sheets. Notice that this sheet outline has logos and a border, but not a bill of material.

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To create an erection sheet :

1 . The " New... " button can be found on the drawing selection window for the Drawing Editor . Use any one (1) of the following methods to open the drawing selection window:

Method 1 : Home > Launch Drawing Editor .

Method 2 : Drawing Editor > File > Open ( Ctrl + o ) .

2 . The drawing selection window opens.

2a : Select the following drawing type: Erection sheets .

2b : Press the " New... " button.

3 . Type in the " Drawing name " (up to 61 characters) that you want to give the erection sheet. Then press " OK ."

4 . A selection dialog opens. On it is a list of sheet outlines . Double-click the sheet outline that you want.

5 . The newly created erection sheet opens. Except for those graphics from the sheet outline, the new sheet is totally blank. You need to Save it to have a permanent copy made of it.

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Sheet Item Add to add an erection view :

  • Before erection views are printed, they are typically placed onto erection sheets. This can be done using Objects > Sheet Items > Add in the Drawing Editor . Shown below is an erection view that has been placed directly onto an erection sheet using Sheet Item Add .
The big advantage of placing an erection view as a sheet item is that any changes made to the erection view (including its redetailing or changes in its piecemarks) are automatically updated on the sheet.

More than one erection view can be placed as a sheet item on the same sheet, and each sheet item can have a different " Viewport " and a different " Scale " as shown in this example. The insets to the right of the sheet item that uses the ' Extents ' viewport are drawn at a larger scale to emphasize details that might have been otherwise missed.

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Adding an erection view as a job standard detail :

  • An alternative way to add erection views to erection sheets is to add them as job standard details. You can do this by using Edit > Save Standard Detail (again, in the Drawing Editor ) to create a job standard detail of an erection view and then place it on the erection sheet using File > Add Standard Detail .
The insets with the yellow borders in this illustration were created by using Edit > Clip , then using Edit > Save Standard Detail to save them as job standard details. Note that a similar effect was more easily created in the example above , by adding the same drawing as a sheet item three different times.

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