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Sheet Settings

Sheet Settings combines the existing sheet settings with some new tools, such as changing the Title Block and also the ability to make changes to all sheets in a document at once.

Instead of first deleting the existing title block from a sheet, expanding the title block folder and inserting the desired title block, then opening another window to change the sheet size and orientation, just click the "Settings" button located on the Sheets Panel in the Placed Views Tab, right next to "New Sheet", and have access to all those options in one location.

When the Simple Sheet Settings window is loaded it gathers all of theexisting title block names and puts them into one drop down menu. To change the title block on the current sheet, simply select the desired title block from the drop down menu and click ok. There is also the ability to change the Title Block, Sheet Size, and Sheet Orientation to all sheets at one time.

How to use:

A Settings button is added to the Sheets Panel in the Placed Views tab on the Drawing Environment Ribbon. By clicking the button a window will pop up that shows the sheet options. These options include Sheet Name, Sheet Size, Title Block, Sheet Orientation, Title Block Location, Exclude from Count, and Exclude from Printing. When the app is loaded it gathers all of the title blocks in the document and places them into the Title Block drop down menu.

The Sheet Size drop down menu contains common paper sizes, including A,B,C,D,E,F,A0,A1,A2,A3,A4, and architectural sizes. It also allows you to create a custom size in millimeters.

On the top of the window there are two buttons, Current Sheet and All Sheets. When the window is opened the Current Sheet button is selected by default and the current sheet's settings are displayed. Changes will be made to the current sheet after clicking OK.

If the All Sheets button is selected, a new button called Clear Selections will appear on the top right of the window. If a wrong selection is made simply click the Clear Selections button and the selections will be cleared. Clicking OK will bring up another window that warns you that asks if you are sure you want to make the selected changes to all sheets. Clicking Yes will proceed with the changes, clicking No will cancel the changes and close the Sheet Settings Window.