Have you successfully created a sheet set based on the information in the previous Sheets Happen post? If so, you’re ready to move on to the next step and take advantage of more Sheet Set functionality. You will use the Sheet Set Manager to organize your sheets.
1. Edit sheet names and numbers.
- Right-click on a sheet name and choose Rename and Renumber.
- Enter the appropriate name and number. You can use the Next and Previous buttons in the dialog box to move up and down the sheet list. In AutoCAD 2006, you have the option to rename the associated drawing file to match the new sheet title.
2. Remove a sheet from the sheet set.
- Right-click on a sheet and choose Remove Sheet to remove it form the sheet set. When you remove a sheet from the sheet set, you are not deleting the drawing from the folder. You are simply removing the shortcut that points to the drawing.
3. Add subsets.
- Right-click in the sheet set name or a subset and choose New Subset. You can create subsets and nested subsets to help organize your sheets on the sheet list.
- Enter a name for the subset. A subset is like a visual folder in your sheet list. By default, adding a subset does not create a folder on your hard drive. In AutoCAD 2006, you have the option to create a corresponding folder on the hard drive.
- Choose OK.
4. Remove subsets.
- Right-click on a subset and choose Remove Subset. You can only remove subsets that do not contain sheets.
5. Rearrange sheets and subsets.
- Drag and drop sheets and subsets to rearrange your sheet list.
As you renumber sheets or drag and drop them to new locations, you will probably notice that the sheet numbers do not automatically update to reflect their position in the sheet list. If you want the sheet numbers to correspond to their order in the sheet list, you must manually change the sheet number as described in the first step. You might wonder what is the purpose for the sheet number and name. At this point, the sheet name and number are doing nothing more than enabling you to view and access your drawing sheets by knowing their sheet numbers and/or names rather than knowing their file names and locations. As we continue to build on sheet set functionality, the value of the sheet names and numbers will become more obvious.