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Revise drawings

Last updated September 10, 2018 by Tekla User Assistance tekla.documentation@trimble.com

Software version: 
2018i

Revise drawings

Revise drawings

When revising drawings, you can attach information about the revision changes. Tekla Structures displays this information alongside the revision number or mark. The revision date appears in the revision table. The revision number or mark is shown in Document manager , and the revision information can be included in reports. You can also add manual revision marks in an open drawing.

Tip:

One example of the report using revision information is drawing_issue_rev.xsr , which shows the most recent revision dates of drawings.

For more information about adding manual revision marks, see Add revision marks in drawings.

Create drawing revisions

You can create revisions to follow the changes in the drawing using the Revision command in the Document manager.

  1. In Document manager , select the drawings to revise.
  2. Click Revision.

    The Revision Handling dialog box is displayed.

  3. Enter a mark in the Mark box.

    Marks can be numerical or alphabetical such as 1, 2, 3… or A, B, C…

  4. Fill in the Created by information and select the creation date from the calendar that is displayed when you click the down-arrow next to the Date option.
  5. If you need to give information about who checked and approved the drawing, enter the information in the corresponding boxes and select the appropriate dates.
  6. Enter a revision description in the Description box.
  7. Enter delivery information in the Delivery box.
  8. Enter any additional information in the Info 1 and Info 2 boxes.
  9. Click Create.

The revision number or mark is now displayed in the Document manager. When you open the drawing, you can see the revision information in the revision table if there is one in the drawing.

Tip:

Each drawing has its own unique revision number, but several drawings can share the same revision markuser-created symbol that indicates a change in the model or in the drawing, and in which information about the change is enclosed

Information enclosed in a revision mark is shown in a revision table.

, date, and other information. To attach the same revision information to several drawings simultaneously, select multiple drawings from Document manager and then click the Revision button.

To show the revision mark instead of the revision number in the Document manager , set the advanced option XS_​SHOW_​REVISION_​MARK_​ON_​DRAWING_​LIST to TRUE.

Change drawing revisions

You can change revision information in an existing revision.

  1. Open the Document manager and select a revised drawing.
  2. Click Revision.
  3. In the Revision Handling dialog box, select the number of the revision that you want to change from the Rev.No. list.
  4. Change the revision information as required.
  5. Click Modify.
  6. Close the Revision Handling dialog box.

Delete drawing revisions

You can delete unnecessary drawing revisions.

  1. Open Document manager , and select a revised drawing.
  2. Click Revision....
  3. In the Revision Handling dialog box, select the revision number from the list next to the Mark box.
  4. Click Delete.

    When you delete a revision, Tekla Structures automatically adjusts the remaining revision numbers for that drawing. The revision marks remain the change.

Attributes used in drawing revisioning

Drawing revisioning attributes can be included in drawing templates and report templates.

All revisioning attributes and the corresponding options in the Revision Handling dialog box are listed below.

Revision handling attribute

Option in the Revision Handling dialog box

MARK

The revision mark in the Mark box.

NUMBER

The revision number in Rev.No.

CREATED_BY

The Created by information of the revision.

DATE_CREATE

Date next to Created by.

CHECKED_BY

The Checked by information of the revision.

DATE_CHECKED

Date next to Checked by.

APPROVED_BY

The Approved by information of the revision.

DELIVERY

The Delivery information of the revision.

DESCRIPTION

The revision Description.

DATE_APPROVED

Date next to Approved by.

INFO1

The Info 1 text of the revision.

INFO2

The Info 2 text of the revision.

LAST

The revision number of the latest revision in Rev.No..

LAST_CREATED_BY

The Created by information of the latest revision.

LAST_CHECKED_BY

The Checked by information of the latest revision.

LAST_DATE_CHECKED

The Checked by Date of the latest revision.

LAST_DATE_APPROVED

The approval Date of the latest revision.

LAST_DELIVERY

The Delivery information of the latest revision

LAST_MARK

The revision mark of the latest revision in the Mark box.

LAST_DESCRIPTION

The Description of the latest revision.

LAST_DATE_CREATE

The Created by date of the latest revision.

LAST_APPROVED_BY

The Approved by information of the latest delivery.

LAST_INFO1

The Info 1 text of the latest revision.

LAST_INFO2

The Info 2 text of the latest revision.

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