Well it’s been a while since I’ve written something on my blogs, I guess the holidays are design for you to rethink your last month of work and promote the information to yourself. Now a lot of note have been written in the past to realize what should go on my blog, but now I have a couple of minute so I though I would come up with some quick subject. One that came to mind is how easy it is to corrupt a project setting inside a drawing. Now the idea be hide the project file, is that we change the information project wide and not drawing wide so that we can have constancy. As time goes a project keep growing and changes keep coming back and forth in the standard. Now because we’ve maid so many changes at the drawing property level we need to sit and reevaluate our project setting and make sure that all drawing matches.
This tool I’m about to show it something that I think we should all know and learn to use a lot. The project contains our original idea on how a component tags, or wire numbers or even ladder spacing should be keep. Now as we insert new drawings the information of the project gets attached to that DWG. But as we draw our circuit or even as we do our panel there are a couple of things that we notice should be changed. The modification gets done at the drawing property with out notifying the project. Now as the next drawing get inserted those setting of previous drawing are not followed because they were never update to the main project. Again those changes are being done but some component might be miss compare to previous so now we are at a stage were all drawing and project might be entirely different.
The tool is called setting compare. In other word you are going to compare the setting of a drawing (DWG) to its own project, by the way you can only do one drawing at a time, with this command. This tool, will checks all the setting in your “Drawing Properties” and compare them to the “Project Properties”. Those that are different will be shown. From this point you may read the result of each and select which is too keep and which you want to change.
Step to follow to get to this command.
Activating the command, like AutoCAD there are always more then one way to skin the cat. I am big on the RMC (Right Mouse Click), as seen on Figure 1. You can also reach this command under the project drop down menu, Setting Compare.
Once you’ve decided to compare a drawing, you will notice the difference between your drawing Properties to your Project, as seen in Figure 2. All you need to do is select one or more of them and tell it to either match the Project or Drawing. When I say multiple select, I mean that you can shift select or ctrl select and match to the appropriate setting.