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Register: Drawing Management: Revision Management: Issue Management
The Archetype Drawing Register is a drawing management system for controlling
the access to, revision of and issue of drawings and other files.
Features of the Archetype Drawing Register:
Links to CAD title blocks for synchronising the Register and drawing
title blocks (any version of Autocad and Microstation v8)
Complete a title block and make an entry in the Register in a single
Import title block data to the Register or export data from the Register
to update title blocks
Access drawings from the Register without browsing folders and sub
Check status of a drawing e.g. has it been issued at the current revision,
is it being revised, who is revising it, has the revision been completed,
does it need to be re-issued, who was it issued to last time.
Automatically create pdf files of Autocad drawings
Access the current version of a drawing without accidental editing of
Lock drawing when issued to prevent editing without incrementing the
Automatically increment the Revision in the title block when revising
Rapidly produce drawing issue/transmittal sheets
Links to Archetype project distribution list for issues
Automatically keep copies of previous revisions and copies of issued
drawing without need for opening, binding,
renaming and saving to other folders
Easily access previous revisions and previously issued sets of drawings
Automatically record revision and issue histories of drawings
Automatically produce an Xref or Model register showing which files
are used as models and which drawing rely on them
Automatically flag which drawing may need to be revised and re-issued
after editing a model file
Users can access, edit, revise, issue and e-mail drawings and previous
revisions without needing to know file and folder names and browsing
Print up to date drawing registers which can be sorted and filtered
to display any combination of drawings e.g.
all the Door details, full register excluding superseded drawings, recently
issued drawings, etc.
Integrated with Archetype task list, distribution lists, mail book.
Issue documents from other Archetype document registers including pdf files, received documents.
A typical drawing register is shown below.
The issue register shows all the drawing issues for the project with the
most recent at the top. To open any previous issue and view the issue sheet,
double click on any of the issues. To create a new issue sheet, press the
New issue button and an issue sheet opens as shown below.
Any drawing in the drawing register, document in the document register or
document in the incoming document register can be issued. Archetype automatically
keeps a back up copy (in ZIP form) of documents that are being issued.
The report below shows an issue record.The bottom of the report shows a
list of who the drawings were issued to and how many copies.