Continuing the theme of inserting tables for clarity and organization in your designs, this post will be covering DraftSight’s Revision Tables. This time saving command allows you to quickly mark-up and document your drawing’s modifications in a preset table format.
In the Revision Table section of the Toolbox tab in the ribbon, the Insert Table icon is located. When selected, you’ll first be prompted to specify your top-left insertion point – otherwise known as the position of the upper-left corner of your table. You can select this point by single-clicking on your preferred location in the graphics display.
Next, you’ll be given the option to either add revisions now, or wait until later. If you specify No, only the header and columns of your revision table will appear in your drawing window – which you can make changes to anytime.
That said, the default for this instruction is Yes, so just press enter when prompted if you want to add revisions right away. This will open an Add Revision window, where you’ll enter the necessary identification information for your drawing’s alterations – including their zone, revision number, date, description, and approval status.
Once you’re satisfied with your entered information, press OK, and your personalized revision table will instantly appear. Likewise, a corresponding revision symbol will be attached to your cursor, allowing you to signify that revision’s location(s) in your drawing.
Keep in mind that you can duplicate as many symbols for that revision as you’d like – just press enter or escape to exit the command when you’re ready. Similarly, if you decide you want to add more revision symbols after you’ve exited, just select the Insert Revision Symbol icon in the ribbon to reactivate the command.
Lastly, press the Insert Revision icon to add new revisions to your table. Upon selection, you’ll be prompted to insert the same information you entered for your first revision. As always, press OK when you’ve entered your data, and voila!
I hope this post encourages you to add Revision Tables to your DraftSight Designs! Look out for next blog covering how to edit your tables.
Check out the video below to see a Revision Table at work!
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