Drawing ID Sequence

When laying out drawings, you may notice elevations, sections and interior elevations may not automatically order based on their arrangement on the page.

Some drawings have very consistent drawing borders or “sizes”, such as details. These are numbered by their location on the drawing grid. All other drawing types are numbered based on the order they appear in layout book under their layout.

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In the above example, only one of these drawings should have a title block, and thus should be 1/AA2.1 FOUNDATION. This drawing shows up last in the list however, and will be numbered “5” by default. The first fix for this is to drag the drawing to the top of the list under its layout.

A more permanent fix is to change all other drawings to be be excluded from the ID sequence. This can be done by selecting the drawings on the layout and unchecking the box in the info box palette:

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Or by selecting the drawings in the layout book and opening their settings:

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Now regardless of the order of the drawings in the layout book, the notes and legends drawing’s will not factor into the layout numbering.


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