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changing drawing formats of existing, finished drawings

changing drawing formats of existing, finished drawings

changing drawing formats of existing, finished drawings

Two situations have recently developed. One is from an error, and the other is the result of my group falling under the auspices of another design graphics group in our company.

1 - The wrong size format ( D size drawing) has been mistakenly applied to an F size drawing.

2 - The "other" groups drawing formats have additional BOM options ( a single line BOM for instance ) as well as different notes, etc.

If an existing finished drawing has its dwg format replaced I anticipate there will likely be some unexpected results . BOM parameters etc.

My questions are -
1 - Is swapping formats known to often create really big problems?

2 - Is there a process or tricks that can reduce the problems?


Dan T

RE: changing drawing formats of existing, finished drawings

I have replaced formats several times without any unexpected results. If there is more than one model in the drawing make sure the active model is the one you want to fill in the parameters in the format.


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RE: changing drawing formats of existing, finished drawings

Also be sure that your paramaters align with the same names in both format tables.
This will be the hardest to correct, especially if you have to update all of your models to do it.
It will be easier to take their format and update parameters in it to match your names.
If the goal is to use a single company-wide format, then you will need to update the models.
ModelCheck can be used to batch update the parameters, but it takes some work to get the process right.

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RE: changing drawing formats of existing, finished drawings

thanks all

Dan T

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