DraftSight – Edit your Revision Table

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Following my last post on the insertion of Revision Tables in DraftSight, today’s blog will be covering how to edit your tables to best communicate the modifications in your designs.

To recap, using the Revision Table feature enhances your CAD experience by allowing you to quickly enter your alterations into a preset revision table format – rather than having to create one from scratch with the regular Table command.

Likewise, the Revision Table itself consists of a header and columns to guide your revision inputs. Every time you insert a new revision, you’ll be prompted to specify its zone, number, description, date, and approval status. You’ll also insert symbols identifying your revision’s location(s) in your drawing.

That said, it’s likely that you’ll need to update or delete certain aspects of your revision tables at some point in your drafting process – this is where the Edit Table icon comes in.

When selected in the Revision Table section of the Toolbox tab in the ribbon, Edit Table will list multiple revising options for you to choose from.

Starting with Edit revision, when specified, you’ll be prompted to select your revision directly from your table in the graphics display. This will open its original information window, where you can make any necessary changes. As always, press OK when you’re ready, and voila!

Further, because your revisions are added separately to your Revision Table template, they can sometimes separate from each other while drafting. The Recreate revision table option will instantly rejoin the components of your table back to their original structure.

Next up, the Delete revision option does exactly what its name suggest – it deletes a revision row from your table in just one click.

Similarly, if you decide to delete the 2nd revision in your table, but you had three total, select the reIndex revision table option, and your last revision number will be changed from 3 to 2.

The last two options are delete revision Table and eXit, which both operate as their names suggest.

I hope this post encourages you to optimize your Revision Tables with Edit Table!

Check out the video below to see what it can do!

(0:00 Edit revision, 0:09 Delete revision, 0:11 reIndex revision, 0:13 eXit, 0:15 Recreate revision)


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Rachael Crunkleton
I’m a first time CAD user with an interest in architectural design. I discovered CAD through my background in presenting applications and studying new types of software. With the help of DraftSight, I’m developing my drawing abilities and sharing my progress along the way.
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