1. Title block in Model Space
    1. 1“=1' annotation scale
    2. BLOCK and WBLOCK
  2. Link Title Block to Sheetset .dst
    1. Default
      1. C:\Users\JeffJourneyJensen\AppData\Local\Autodesk\C3D 2022\enu\Template\SheetSets\Civil Imperial.dwt
    2. C:\GISE\GIS Engineering\GISE - Documents\Projects\GISEStandards\sheetset\GISE-SHEETSET-TEMPLATE.dst
  3. Import Layout as Sheet
  4. Title block Fields


Civil 3D Plan Production - Sheets and Exhibits - Workflow

Title Block

Part 1 - GISE-Border.dwg

  • GISE Title Block with Defined Attributes
    • C:\GISE\GIS Engineering\GISE - Documents\Projects\GISEStandards\templates\GISE-Border.dwg
    • Border drawn in ModelSpace
  • ATTDEF (tag name) : SHEETSET
  • Sheet Set (SS)
  • Individual Sheet (SHT)

Part 2 - GISE-Border-SSM.dwt

  • C:\GISE\GIS Engineering\GISE - Documents\Projects\GISEStandards\templates\GISE-Border-SSM.dwt
  • OPTIONS → Plot and Publish tab → Specify plot offset relative to Edge of paper
  • Page Setup Manager
    • 24×36
      • DWG To PDF.pc3
      • Paper Size: ARCH full bleed D (36.00 x 24.00 Inches)

PE Stamp Date same as Plot Date

  • Sheet PE Stamp

Part 1 - Sheet Creation Template

Step 1 - Importing NCS Layouts - Title Block Fields (dynamic items of the title block)

XREF Title Block

  • XREF Title Block

Title Block Attributes for Sheets

  • C:\RICK\Projects\RickStandards\AutoDesk\C3D_Rick_NCS_2018\Templates\SD\Titleblocks_and_Layouts\_REC_SD_Layouts_CIVIL.dwt

Sheet Set Manager Tutorial

  • Tutorial Folder
  • Verify template exists
    • C:\Users\jjensen.CI\AppData\Local\Autodesk\C3D 2018\enu\Template\Plan Production\Civil 3D (Imperial) Plan and Profile.dwt
  • Open C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2018\C3D\Help\Civil Tutorials\Drawings\Plan Production-View Frames-Create.dwg

Sheet Set Manager (SSM)

  • Background
    • Automate page layouts and callouts
      • No need to manually control border information, page numbers, section/detail callouts or other marginally stuff that changes between sheets
    • View Frames
      • can move or rotate view frames but you cannot change the size of a view frame because the view frame is based on the size of the viewport it references (About View Frames and View Frame Groups for Plan Production)
      • “View frame groups are not dynamically associated with the sheet files that are created from them. Updating a view frame group, moving match lines, or moving view frames will not affect the sheet files. The same is true with the sheet files created from the view frame groups. Updating the sheet files has no impact on the view frame groups.
    • Create a Sheet Set folder
    • FIELD command
    • VIEW command
    • XREF command
  • Items Needed
  • Step 1 - make general drawing template (.dwt)
    • Template must have ATTDEF so I can INSERT FIELDs
    • SSM or Ctrl+4 or Home tab > Palettes drop down > Sheet Set Manager - to open the Sheet Set Manager
    • Application Menu > New > Sheet Set
    • C:\Users\jjensen.CI\AppData\Local\Autodesk\C3D 2018\enu\Template\Plan Production\Civil 3D (Imperial) Plan over Profile.dwt
    • OPTIONS > Files tab
      • Template Settings
        • Drawing Template File Location
        • Sheet Set Template File Location
  • Step 2 - Sheet Subsets (used to organize design project into categories)
    • Default
      • Grading Plans
      • Utility Plans
      • Roadway Plans and Profiles
      • Drainage
      • Sanitary and Sewer
    • Alternative
      • Title Sheet
      • Site Plans
      • Details
      • Working Files (do not publish sheets)
  • Step 3 - Page Setup
  • Step 4 - Import Layout as Sheet… (right click on layout tab)
  • Step 5 - Sheet Set Custom Properties
  • Step 6 - Save As (.dwt)
    • Sheet Set Template (.dst)
  • Step 8 - Create View Frames
    • Output > Create View Frames
    • Alignment > Align-10th-GIS
      • Description: 11/6/2017
    • Sheets > Plan and Profile
      • Plan and Profile - have templates saved by viewport scale
        • M:\dwg\COJ-PlanProfile-11x17x20-C3D.dwt
        • M:\dwg\COJ-PlanProfile-11x17scale30-C3D.dwt
        • M:\dwg\COJ-PlanProfile-11x17scale40-C3D.dwt (~ 500 ft alignment length per sheet)
    • View Frame Group (VFG) > align-10th-VFG
      • Name: VF-<[Next Counter(CP)]>
        • Starting number: 1 and Increment value: 1
    • Match Lines
      • Positioning
        • Check on - Snap station value to the nearest 25 feet
        • Check on - Allow additional distance for repositioning (increases view overlap) use 10 feet for 11×17 and 50 feet for 24×36
          • “Allow Additional Distance For Repositioning (Increases View Overlap): Because the location of match lines is calculated automatically, it is possible that after you might need to move the match line slightly. For example, in some cases match lines or match line labels may be obscuring data of interest. You can use this option to increase the margin by which you can move (reposition) match lines. Using this option will have a side-effect of increasing the overlay area of view frames. When this check box is selected, you can move the match lines in plan view by the distance specified with this option. This ensures that the match line remains within (between) the intersection of the two neighboring view frames. You should enable this option if you want to be able to move the match lines by a certain distance. Note that having this option enabled is useful if you need to force an overlap of view frames when, on a straight alignment, adjacent edges or sides of two view frames are at the same location, thereby not allowing enough room for labels.” (To Create View Frames for Plan/Profile Sheets)
      • Match Line Name: ML-<[Next Counter(CP)]>
        • Staring number: 1 and Increment value: 1
    • .dwt must have viewports already defined
    • Where do you set the scale (1”=20') of view frame group? Think this is defined in the template viewport scale
  • Step 9 - Create Sheets
    • Output > Create Sheets
      • View Frame Group and Layouts
        • View Frame Group = Align-10th-GIS-VFG
        • View frame range: All
        • Layout Creation: All the layouts in the current drawing
        • Choose the north arrow block to align in layouts: north-arrow-circle-coj
      • Sheet Set
        • Add to existing sheet set: R:\Projects\17000-10thSidewalk\PDF-SheetSet\10th-sheetset
      • Profile Views
      • Data References
  • Step 10 - Label Styles
    • Civil Left
    • Civil Right (use for matchlines and which one is displayed in the viewport)

RICK Sheet Set Manager

  • Create 1039-SHEET-VIEWFRAME.dwg
  • Data Shortcuts
    • Surface: EG using style REC EX 1'-5'
    • Alignment: AL-CL-JAMES using style REC PR CL proposed centerline alignment
  • Create View Frames - Sheets
    • Alignment
    • Sheets (..\Sheets\1039-SHEET-BORDER-PP.dwg)
      • (Reference Template) - Template for Plan and Profile sheet:
        • defines the location and north arrow (REC-ARRW.dwg) used when Create Sheets
        • defines the scale of the View Frame Group (viewport scale 1“=40')
        • defines viewport type (Plan, Profile)
          • View Port Type
        • Select Layout as Sheet Template
        • must have plan and profile viewports already created
          • set viewport scale, say 1”=40'
          • set viewport type: Profile or Plan
    • View Frame Group

Data Shortcut - View Frame Group

  • Data Shortcuts View Frame Group

Create Sheets

Wizard Step 1 - View Frame Group and Layouts
  • Create Sheets - Layout Names
  • Create Sheets - North Arrow Block
Wizard Step 2 - Sheet Set
  • Sheet Set Wizard Step 2
  • Help Sheetsets and Sheets
Wizard Step 3 - Profile Views
  • Sheet Set Wizard Step 3
Wizard Step 4 - Data References
  • Create Sheets - Data Reference

Place Profile View

  • click the lower left corner of where the individual profile view grids will get placed/inserted. Recommend clicking above the continuous profile.

Saved Sheet Set



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