Drawing Manager:User Guide

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Contents

Installing

Manual install using a DLL update file

Install

  • Download latest “dll” file to your PC

eg. C:\Support\RevitTV Drawing Manager\RTV DM v 2011-1-781

  • Extract and Copy the DLL file to:

C:\Program Files\RTV Tools\Drawing Manager XXXX (XXXX = Version of the Drawing Manager to be updated)

  • Overwrite previous one (or rename old one first).

Run

  • Start Revit
  • Go to Add-ins tab; Click on RTV Drawing Manager button.
  • It will ask for SQL Server authentication or Windows logon authentication (default). *Go with Windows, so it won’t need a password.
  • It will ask you to activate. Yes.
  • You can choose a network license or Standalone. Refer to Licensing for more detail

Licensing

When you first start RTV DM, it will prompt for activation:

  • Click Yes

Standalone Licence

For a temporary (30 day) Standalone Licence, fill in your company details, and click on Activation.

It will start up an email to request a code – it may take a while to get the code, as it is not an automated process. When you receive an activation code, you can copy it from the email and then paste into the Licensing dialog using “Clipboard Paste”.

Network Licence

For a Network Licence activation;

  • Set the license type to network and click on·Licence File, Browse for the network server licence file on your server: Eg. C:\Support\RevitTV Drawing Manager\RTV_RevitTV_DM.lic

If you have any problems, you may need to remove the activation settings for your computer first, by running Regedit before starting RTV DM.

Double-click on Activation and remove the key to leave it blank

Then start up RTV DM again, to get to the licensing dialog box.

Activation

Standalone Version

  • Fill in company name and city, then click on Activate.
  • It will start up an email asking for an activation code.

Network Version

  • You will need to browse for a network license file on your system.
  • Make sure that correct SQL Server is selected.
  • Initial setup is “RTVAPPS\SQLEXPRESS”.
  • You can check in Regedit on another computer, to find the right one.
  • If it is wrong or needs to be changed, you can delete that entry in Regedit, and it will prompt you again next time you start it up.

First Run Settings

Once the install process is complete for RTV Drawing Manager, you will need to make some initial settings by running it the first time.

Start Revit

Go to Add-ins tab; Click on RTV drawing Manager

  • It will ask for SQL Server authentication or Windows logon authentication (default). Go with Windows, so it won’t need a password.
  • It will ask you to Activate. Yes.
  • You should choose network license. (Refer to Licensing for Standalone or more detail). *You will need to browse for a network license file on your system. Make sure that correct SQL Server is selected. Eg. “RTVAPPS\SQLEXPRESS”.

If you select the wrong one or it needs to be changed, you can delete that entry in Regedit (refer install), and it will prompt you again next time you start it up.

If your active Revit project already has a RTV DM database set up, it will just open the database. If not, it may prompt you for a new project

Database Management

Database Functions in Revit

To access the Database Management Functions:

  • Go to your RTV project database, click on the RTV DM icon on your add-ins toolbar in Revit.
  • Click on, Project Settings, Database.

Browse Server

If your RTV connection with the SQL database is broken, or you need to move a database to a different server, you will need to “Browse Server”. NB. The Revit project and RTV DM database name must be the same in order to make the connection.

  • Click on, Browse Server
  • Choose the correct (or new) SQL server from the list

Project Backup

To make a backup of the active RTV DM database (that you have open):

  • click on, Backup Database
  • This will make a copy of the database on the SQL server, with a date suffix.

Refer to Project Backup for more detail, and for restoring backups.

Server Authentication

If you need to change the method of authentication:

  • click on Login Authentication

Note: “Windows Authentication” will just use the Windows logon, and will not prompt users for a password to get into RTV Drawing Manager.

Moving a Database

If you need to move a database to a different server, NB. The Revit project and RTV DM database name must be the same in order to make the connection.

  • First make sure that you have a copy of the RTV database on the new server location – you will need to Backup the old database,
  • Move or copy it to the new server. You may need to use the “Restore” method to get the backup into a new database in the new location – refer to Backup & Restore;
  • Open the Revit file, and go into RTV DM;
  • Then you will need to “Browse Server”.
  • Choose the new/different SQL server from the list
  • Click on OK – it should find the database in its new location.

"Hidden" Database Functions in Revit

Below is a list of the Hidden RTV DM functions that will assist you in maintaining and managing the RTV DM database, Revit Sheets and Revisions.

  • Q + Ctrl + Shift = Delete a selected RTV DM database.
  • E + Ctrl + Shift = Delete the RTV DM Shared Parameters database Tables from a selected project database.
  • I + Ctrl + Shift = Import data/drawing sheets from an Excel spreadsheet.
  • R + Ctrl + Shift = Import Revit room sheets.
  • D + Ctrl + Shift = Copy parameter data from Walls to Doors.
  • V + Ctrl + Shift = Run the RTV Database Validation tool.
  • M + Ctrl + Shift = Migrate RTV DM User Registry Settings from Revit 2011->Revit 20XX
  • Y + Ctrl + Shift = Delete Sheets Revisions from selected Sheets.

Database Functions outside of Revit

In order to manage RTV DM databases outside of the Revit environment, you need to use an SQL client software such as Microsoft Server Studio (Express is the free version).

Deleting a database

  • Click on Databases in SQL Server Studio
  • Right-click on the one to delete, and choose Delete
  • Click on

NB. Databases are prefixed with RTVD

Templates are prefixed with RTVT

Renaming a database

  • Click on Databases in SQL Server Studio
  • Right-click on the database to change, and choose Rename
  • You then need to make sure that the Revit project has the same name that you type in.

Restoring Backups / Moving databases

In order to restore a backup, you need to run a program outside of Revit/RTV DM – like SQL Server Management Studio (Express is the free version)

To restore a backup - this has to be done into an existing database:

Either

  • select the previous version of the database that you need to overwrite;

or

  • create a new database (right-click on databases “New Database...”), select the new database;
  • Right-click on the (new) database name to overwrite - Tasks, Restore, Database.· *Click on
  • Click on the Browse button to its right
  • Leave Backup media as “File”; Click on

NB. At this stage it will only show backups on the same server. If you are moving the databases from another server, you will need to be able to browse the network to that server to find the backup to restore.

  • Pick the file you want – generally the latest one; and click
  • Click again
  • Click on the Restore box
  • Click on , and it changes the right hand side of the dialog box
  • Click on the box under Restore Options
  • (Optional) If you are moving the database from a 32bit to a 64bit server you may need to change the path names to C:\Program Files (x86)\. . . .
  • (Optional) If you are overwriting a database with a different name (eg a new database), you may need to edit the filenames for both the database and log files, to reflect the name you want [NB keep the .mdf and _log.LDF suffixes].

Before:

After:

  • Click the radio button “Leave the database ready to use . . .”
  • Click on “OK”

If you didn’t make a mistake with the settings and typing, you should get:

To rename, move or delete a database refer to Database Management

Getting started with Drawing Manager

The User Interface

To follow suit with Revit, Drawing Manager also uses a Ribbon based interface as outlined in the following sections.

Home Tab

  • The Sheets Panel contains the tools required for drawing sheet creation. You can create a New drawing sheet, Edit a sheet, Delete Sheet, Insert Sheet and Export sheets. In addition to these tools you will also find the tools to Import, Synchronize, Issue, Print, Create a Work Package and access the Project Settings.
  • The Revision Panel contains tools to link your sheet revisions in the Drawing Manager database to your revit project and tag your revision clouds in the project Sheets.
  • The Transmittals Panel is where you can access the Transmittal History from the Drawing Manager Database and where you can define your Transmittal Report Style used when issuing sheets.
  • The Sheet Sets Panel is where you can create,edit or delete user defined Sheet Sets. You can also create a Revit Print Sheet set or sets as well as delete any Print sheet sets.
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Project Settings Tab

  • The Project Information Panel displays the basic project information once entered.
  • The Project Settings Panel is where you will find the most important tools within drawing manager.
Click the Edit Button to enter the basic project information to be synchronized with your Revit Project.
Click the Link Button to Link multiple RTV Drawing Manager project databases
Click the Clean Up Button to Delete or Reset Locally stored RTV Drawing Manager project settings
Click the Config Button to access the main Drawing Manager project database settings such as sheet numbering, shared parameters, titleblocks, revisions stamps, issue stamps etc.
  • The Database Panel provides the tools required to define the Drawing Manager SQL project database, backup the SQL project database and determine the SQL authentication method.
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My Settings Tab

  • The General Panel provides a number of User Specific options to customize your Drawing Manager settings
  • The Sync Options Panel provides user specific options to determine sheet selection and synchronizing settings when exiting Drawing Manager.
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Entering the Project Information

  1. Go to the Project Settings Tab.
  2. Click the Edit Button from the Project settings Panel.
  3. On the Project Information Dialog Box enter the Project Number, Project Name, Project Address, and Client Details as this information will populate through to your Revit Project Database once Synchronized.
  4. You must also be sure to select an appropriate Project Status from the drop down menu before you can synchronize to your Revit Project.
  5. The remaining Project date and Referenced Project boxes are optional to be used if required. For large projects you can use the Referenced Project window to link other RTV Drawing Manager project databases.
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Project Configuration

The Project Configuration Dialog Box is where most of the Drawing Manager Project Database settings are controlled. To access the Project Configuration Dialog Box go to the Project Settings Tab > then click the Config Button from the Project Settings Panel.

Numbering Format

The Numbering Format Tab is where you control the Sheet numbering Format that will populate your Revit Project titleblock families when Synchronized.

  • In the Left hand window there is the main Number parameter as well as multiple Prefix and Suffix parameters that can be utilized. The Number parameter is enabled by default whereas the Prefix and Suffix parameters need to be enabled individually as required by selecting each one in the left hand window and then checking the 'Enable' Box to activate the parameter.
  • For the Number parameter You can change the Name if required by typing in the Name Box. You can choose to use only a single digit number or typically 'enable' a Leading zero option where you choose one of the three options available.
  • Depending on project complexity or company standards you can enable any number of prefix or suffix parameters to create a complex sheet numbering system.
  • For each enabled parameter you can change the prefix Name, determine the length by setting the number of characters, and choose the delimiter type from the drop down window (or set to none if preferred).
  • If required you can choose to tick the check box and 'Limit to Look up values' which then relates to those listed in the right hand 'Lookup Value' window.
  • In the left hand Look Up window you can create you own custom prefix or suffix look up values as required which then can be used when creating and numbering sheets in you project.
  • By Ticking the 'Exclude from Revit Sheet Number Box' you can have the Prefix/Suffix enabled within the Drawing Manager Project Database but it will not actually form part of the sheet number format in your titleblocks when synchronizing with your Revit Project.
  • Date Format options include the separator style which you can choose from the drop down options in the Separator box, and then from the Date Format drop down window you can choose the required format.
  • The bottom right hand corner of the Dialog Box you will see a preview of the resulting Number format which will update depending on the Prefix and Suffix options used above.

As an example lets say you have A Revit Project which involves one large site containing multiple separate multi-story buildings requiring a complex sheet numbering system. You could enable the following Prefix's

Prefix 1 = Consultant Prefix with a length of 1 character (for example A for Architectural drawing)
Prefix 2 = Building number with a length of 2 characters
Prefix 3 = Building Level with a length of 2 characters
Number = the actual sheet number with set to have 2 leading zero's (001)
Suffix 1 = Department number with a length of 2 characters
For each of the above the Delimiter is set to '-'
The resulting sheet number format would then look like = A-03-05-006-25
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User Meta Data

User Meta Data is a way of adding additional sheet information that can be included in the Drawing Manager SQL database. This data can be linked to Revit parameters to show on sheets and included in the filename of exported sheets.

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SQL DB Column Name

The SQL column name for the meta data that will be added to the SQL SheetInfo table

Restrictions:

SQL DB Column Name can't start with a numeric value or contain any spaces


Meta Data Column Filter

The heading name of meta data column when shown in the main interface data grid.

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  • To include the User Meta Data column on the main interface data grid, right click over a column header and select the Column Chooser option.
  • Then select the User Meta Data column from the Column Chooser dialog box and drag and drop on the column header band.


Meta Data Display Name

The display name of meta data column when shown in the sheet information form.

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The User Meta Data can be linked to a Revit parameter to enable the data to be displayed on the sheet

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User Meta Data added to the SQL database can then be included in the export filename when exporting sheets out of Drawing Manager

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Parameters

  • The Parameters tab provides the list of parameters used by the Drawing Manager Project database when synchronizing with your Revit Project and title block families. Ideally the Drawing Manager parameters would be added to your company specific Shared Parameter file and then form part of your company specific Revit Template file.
NB: The RTV Shared Parameter file can be found in the following default location; C:\Program Files\RTV Tools\Drawing Manager 2013\RTV Shared Parameters File.txt
  • The top section of the Parameters Tab determines the Parameter Method where the default is set to Pre-defined Parameters. With this setting enabled Drawing Manager maps the existing Revit Project Parameters with the Pre-defined RTV Prefix. If preferred you can choose the Custom Parameters method where you can enter your own parameter mapping values, Copy Pre-defined parameters or Import custom parameters.
  • Clicking the Define SPF button will allow you to browse too and select your company specific Shared Parameters File. Once defined you can then click the Update SPF button to update and add the RTV parameters.
NB: If a company specific Shared Parameter File is not used then the first time you synchronize the Drawing Manager database with your Revit Project you will automatically receive a pop up dialog box asking you to update the Project Parameters.

All Drawing manager mapped parameters (either pre-defined or custom) must be grouped under the Title Text category.

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Titlebocks

This Tab is where you will load and find the various Sheet Titleblock setups.

  • You can various sizes of titleblocks such as A1, A2, A3 etc
  • You may create different types of titleblocks for different purposes such as a Cover Sheet or Sketch / Presentation sheet, and construction issue sheets.
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Revisions

This Tab controls the way that Drawing Manager handles and synchronizes with your Revit Project sheets to identify Revisions.
  • The Revision Stamp window lists a number of pre-defined RTV revision stamps that can be used with your Revit Project. You can add you own custom revision stamps as required and delete any unwanted revision stamps.
  • On the right hand side of the Tab are options you can choose from to control how you want to handle previous revisions when synchronizing. You can choose not to hide previous tags or clouds, or you can choose to hide both previous clouds and tags, clouds only, or Tags only.
From the Revision Tag panel you can choose to tick the box insert a pre-defined revision tag family to revision clouds already placed on your revit sheets to identify current revisions.
  • There is a pre-configured RTVRevCloudTag family which is used by default for taging revision clouds which can be found in the following default location:C:\Program Files\RTV Tools\Drawing Manager 2013\RTVRevCloudTag.rfa. If preferred you can either alter the appearance of the RTVRevCloudTag family to suit company standards or create your own family using the same parameter values.
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Issue Stamp

This Tab provides a list of pre-refined Issue Stamps that can be used and integrated with your Revit titleblock families. You can add your own custom issue stamp labels as required and delete any unwanted lables from the list. To use the Issue stamp you need to add a Label to your Titleblock Family using the RTVIssue Stamp parameter in order to populate with your selected Issue stamp once synchronized.
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Project Status

This Tab provides a list of pre-refined Project Status codes and descriptions that can be used with your Drawing Manager Project Database. You can add your own custom codes and descriptions as required and delete any unwanted ones from the list.
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External Doc Type

This Tab provides a list of pre-defined External Document Types that can be used with your Drawing Manager Project Database. You can add your own custom Document Types as required and delete any unwanted ones from the list.
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Issues

This Tab contains a number of it's own Tabs all of which relate to Sheet issues and Document Transmittals.

Distribution

  • Click the Add Button to manually enter new recipients to appear on Document Transmittals and enter their contact details
  • Click the Delete button to remove any unwanted recipients from the list.
  • You can also click the Import button to import existing Microsoft Outlook Contacts or Synergy contacts if selected from the drop down window.


NB: In order for any of the recipients entered to be used on a document transmittal form you must ensure the you tick the Active checkbox next to each contact. If you do not want them to appear on the transmittal form the un-tick the Active Checkbox
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Transmittal Method

This Tab provides a list of pre-refined Transmittal Codes and Descriptions that can be used on your Document Transmittals. You can add your own custom Types as required and delete any unwanted ones from the list.
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Document Status

This Tab provides a list of pre-refined Document Status Codes and Descriptions that can be used on your Document Transmittals. You can add your own custom Types as required and delete any unwanted ones from the list.
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Issue Format

This Tab provides a list of pre-defined Issue Format Types that can be used on your Document Transmittal's. You can add your own custom Types as required and delete any unwanted ones from the list.
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Template

From this Tab you can configure and create your own company specific RTV Drawing Manager Database Template file.
  1. Firstly check the boxes against each of the available options to make their contents inclusive when forming the template file and leave any unwanted options un-checked. Typically the Project Information and Sheets options would not be used when creating a template file as these are Project specific criteria and will need to be altered anyway.
  2. In the New Template Database Name box enter the preferred name for the template file
  3. Click the Save button to save the new template. Once saved the new template will appear in the Database Templates window above.
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Assigning a Drawing Manager Template

Once you have created and saved a company specific Drawing Manager Template file (refer to Template above) you can then assign it as the default company template file from which to base new Drawing Manager Project Databases.

To Assign a default template to Drawing Manager;

  1. Go to the Project Settings Tab
  2. From the Company Template panel click the Browse button
  3. In the Select Company Database Template dialog box you should see the saved company template previously created and any other templates created. Select the template to be used and click OK.

NB: You should now see the selected Database template showing on the Company Template Panel.

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Creating a New Drawing Manager Database

In order to create a new Revit Drawing Manager project database you must first have started a Revit Project and you must also have saved the Revit Project. If you try to create a new Drawing manager database without first saving your Revit Project you will be prompted to do so with the following dialog box.
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Once your Revit Project has been saved then you will see the New Project Dialog Box as shown below giving you a number of options for which to generate a Drawing Manager Database
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  • Start From Scratch:- If you select this option you will be able to generate a database from scratch instead of using a preconfigured template.
  • BS 1192:2007 Sheet numbering Format:- Select this option if you wish to use the Brittish Standard BS:1192 for drawing sheet methodology and code of practice.
  • Company Template:- If you have configured and saved your own Drawing Manager Company Template then it should be displayed next to this option when you select it.
  • Template:- If you have more than one saved template for Drawing Manager then you can select this option and then browse for the required template file from the SQL database as shown by the below image.
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  • Existing 2013 SQL Project:- If you select this option then you can browse from a list of existing Drawing Manager SQL Project databases to use with your current project. Note this option does not copy or duplicate the existing SQL Database selected.
  • Duplicate 2013 SQL Project:- By Selecting this option you can select an existing SQL project database to duplicate and create a copy to be used with your current Revit Project
  • Project Located on another SQL Server:- If you have multiple SQL servers then you can use this option to search and browse for available SQL Servers on your network on which to locate a template file


Adding Revit Sheets to the Project Database

Creating a New Revit Sheet

  • Go to the Home Tab
  • From the Sheets Panel click the New Button6 1 1-Creating-new-sheet.png
  • Enter a value in the enabled Prefix column(s) or select a look-up value from the drop down list
  • Enter the sheet Number
  • Select the required titleblock sheet size from the Sheet Size Drop Down
  • Enter the Sheet Name and the Sheet Title
  • Enter values as required in the other Field boxes
  • In the Copies box you can either leave the default value at 1 or you can create multiple sheets of the same type by entering the required number and the resulting revit sheets will automatically be sequentially numbered
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  • Click OK


You will then see that your created Revit Sheets are Listed as shown below

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Editing a Revit Sheet

Once a Sheet has been created you can then Edit a sheet to add additional information to the database and for populating titleblock families in the Project Sheets once Synchronized. In order for Drawing Manager Database information to be included in your Revit Sheet Titleblock families you must have appropriate labels built into the titleblock family using the relevant RTV parameters.

  • Select a Sheet to be edited from the main window (click sheet to highlight it)
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  • From the Home Tab > Sheet Panel > click the Edit Button6 2 2-Edit-buttont.png
  • You will then see the Sheet Info Dialog Box as shown below
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The Top portion of the Dialog Box relates directly to the main sheet information that will populate the Titleblock family parameters.

  • Sheet Number: Preview of actual sheet number
  • Sheet Name: Is the what will appear in your Revit Project Browser
  • Sheet Title: Is what will be used in your Revit Titleblock Family (can be different to the Sheet Name above) If both are to be the same you can tick the Copy Sheet Name to Sheet Title checkbox.
  • Sheet Size: Determines the titleblock family to be used for the Sheet (ie: A0/A1/A3 etc)
  • Scale: will populate once Revit Project views are place on a sheet and the synchronized with Drawing Manager
  • Drawn By, Drawn Checked BY, Designed By, Checked By, Approved By: Used to confirm team member tasks and checking process
  • Exclude sheet from Issue checkbox: tick this box if you want this sheet to be excluded when generating a sheet issue and document transmittal
  • Percent Complete: Used to indicate and track sheet progress within the Drawing Manager database
  • Discipline, Building Zone, Level, Drawing Type, Design Scheme, Sector: Optional fields that can be utilized either within the Drawing Manager database only or if required to populate on Revit Titleblock Families
  • Issue Stamp: Use either pre-defined or custom issue stamps to populate with Revit Titleblock families typically to indicate the purpose for drawing issue


The Bottom section of the Sheet Info Dialog Box relates to the Sheet Revisions. As Sheet content is added or amended you can create new Revisions accordingly in the Drawing Manager Database that will then Sychronize with your Revit Project Sheets. Once Revision clouds are present on a Revit Sheet Drawing Manager will Tag the new Revision clouds with the current Revision letter or number and the revision date to give a visual revision reference of amended content.
Revision referencing relate directly to the current Project Status defined in the Project Information which enable the Drawing Manager Database to provide a Historical record of Sheet revisions which can be tracked as you change from one Project Status to another. Commonly a sheet may reach several revision as part of the early design and coordination process however at the point of Tender or construction issue you may wish to reset the current revision whichis easily done so long as the Project Status is changed accordingly. For Example During the Project Status of Construction Design (CD) you may start with Rev A and progress to say Rev F. Once reaching Tender Issue stage you may want to reset the Sheet Revision to 'A' again. You cannot do this while the Project Status is still set to Construction Design, however if you change the Project Status to Tender then you can set the current revision back to A.

NB: While the Sheet Info Dialog Box is displayed for a particular sheet you can click the Previos or Next buttons at the bottom of the Dialog box to switch sheets and continue editing other sheets.


Re-Numbering a Sheet

If you want to change the sheet number or change the sheet Prefixes etc then you need to re-number the sheet.

  1. Either double click the required sheet in the main sheets list or click to highlight and then click the edit button from the Ribbon Home Tab
  2. On the Sheet Information dialog box click the Re-number button 6 3 1-renumber-button.png
  3. On the Sheet Re-Number dialog box you can change any of the enabled Prefixes, suffixes or the sheet number as required. Once altered Draing Manger will automatically synchronize the change with your Revit Project.
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Inserting a Sheet

It is quite common that the need to insert a new sheet between existing sheet numbers will occur. This is easily achieved using the Insert tool which inserts a new sheet at the required position and then automatically renumbers the subsequent sheets accordingly.

  • Select the existing sheet that you wish to insert at and push all subsequent sheets down. (in this example Sheet A005 Dimension Plan is to become A006 Dimensions Plan and the new inserted sheet will become A005 Foundation Plan.
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  • From the Home Tab > Sheets Panel > click the Insert Button 6 4 2-insert-button.png
  • On the Insert Sheet Dialog Box enter the new sheet name to become Sheet A005 (in this case Foundation Plan)
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  • Click OK and you should see the new A005 Foundation Plan sheet created and the subsequent sheets renumbered accordingly.
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Deleting a Sheet

  • Select the required sheet or sheets to be deleted and click the Delete Button from the Ribbon

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You have two options to choose from:
  1. Either delete the sheet and associated revisions from the Drawing Manager Database ONLY and not delete the Revit Project Sheet, or
  2. Delete the sheet and associated revisions from both the Drawing Manager database and the Revit Project.


Multiple Sheet Edit

It is quite typical that you will need to alter the same information or details for multiple sheets in the database so instead of amending each sheet individually you can edit multiple sheets at the same time.
  • Select the sheets which are to be amended with the same information and click the EDIT button from the Ribbon Panel
  • The resulting dialog box looks essentially the same as the normal Edit Sheet dialog box except that this dialog box is titled Edit Multipe Sheets.

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Essentially the same options are available as for editing a single sheet just that from this dialog box they are applied to all of the selected sheets. You can amend the Project Status, sheet size, percentage complete, User Meta Data, drawn by, checked by etc and other sheet details as shown below as required.


You can also amend the Revision details for multiple sheets with one of three options;
  1. Apply same revision to all sheets: Select if you want to reset selected sheets to the same revision (ie: if the project status has changed from tender issue to construction issue you may wish to reset all sheet revisions back to Rev A)
  2. Auto Increment revision: Automatically follows the current sheet revision system by increasing to the next revision sequence for each sheet (ie: increase sheet revision from C to D.
  3. Update current revision: The revision reference itself will remain unaltered however you can alter current revision date, initials and comments as required.


Importing Revit Sheets into Drawing Manager

If you already have a Revit Project under way that contains Sheet Titleblocks not created using Drawing manager then you can create a new Drawing Manager project database and then import the Revit sheets into Drawing Manager.
  • Create a new Drawing Manager Database using the steps outlined above
  • First of all Take note of the numbering format used on your existing Sheets prior to importing into Drawing Manager. In the example below the Number comprises of a Prefix 'A', then the number '001'.
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  • Go to the Config Page and check the numbering format settings are as required to match the sheets being imported as per below image.
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  • From the Home Tab click the Import button on the ribbon 6 7 4-Import-button.png
  • You will see the pop up dialog box as shown below. If your Revit titleblock family contains the RTV paramaters then you can click 'No' otherwise if your titleblock family contains Standard Revit Label parameters then click 'Yes' to map those to the required RTV parameters for synchronizing.
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  • From the following dialog box you can choose specific sheets to import of select all sheets to be imported. You can also import any current sheet Revisions and copy the Sheet Name to the Sheet Title by ticking the check boxes.
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  • You should then see a dialog box confirming the import was successful
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  • The sheets have now been added to the Drawing Manager Database as shown below and can be edited and synchronized along with any other new sheets created as normal
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Exporting Sheets

RTV Drawing Manager allows you to export your Revit Project sheets into various different file formats such as .dwg, dwf, dwfx, pdf, IFC and dxf. Even more impressive is the ability to export to any combination of these file types simultaneously; either to separate export locations for each file type or to a common export location for all resulting file types. When Exporting to DWF or PDF formats you can also choose to exports each sheet as individual files or combine into one multi-page document.


DWF/DWFx

The top half of the Dialog box relates to the 'Print' settings and options for the resulting DWF files as shown by the below image. Most of the options emulate those available inherently from Revit itself. 7 1 1-DWF-shot-1.png

  • Paper Placement Panel simply controls the image position on the sheet
  • Orientation Panel determines the plot s either Landscape or Portrait orientation
  • Hidden Line Views Panel determines the Print mode as with Revit. For linework drawings use the Vector Processing option as it is faster however for drawings containing images you may need to use the Raster option.
  • Options Panel allow you to choose by use of the check boxes to exclude or include specific content from the resulting print.
  • Publish Object Data Panel again provides the option to either include or exclude object data for Model Elements, Rooms and Areas when publishing to DWF.
  • Zoom Panel allows you to either print to a specific scale factor or scale print to suit paper size if scale is not important* Graphics Settings Panel gives options to print using standard format or use a compression ration for Raster printing (Low, Medium, High)
  • Appearance Panel lets you choose the Raster quality from the drop down (Low, Medium, High, or Presentation). Also whether you want to print linework in colour, greyscale or Black & White from the drop down options.* If you want to combine multiple drawing sheets into one DWF file then check the box to 'Combine sheets into a single DWF file', otherwise if left unchecked you will get individual DWF files for each sheet


The lower portion of the Dialog box determines the File naming, export location and file format settings for the exported files as shown by below example. 7 1 2-DWF-shot-2.png

  • The File Name Settings panel provide the means to determine your file naming convention. Use the Format codes list to create the desired combination for the file name template (a sample preview is given as a guide). Use the date format options to select the required date format and date separator.
  • Export Formats Panel is where you select the required output formats by checking the required boxes
  • General Export Folder can be selected if you want to export all your various export formats to the same location by ticking the box and selecting the export folder. If you prefer to export each different file type to a separate folder then leave this box un-ticked and use the alternative DWF export folder above instead.
  • If you want to Synch your sheets prior to exporting then you can tick the option at the bottom of the dialog box 'Sync Sheets prior to Export'


DWG/DXF

The top half of the Dialog box contain the specific settings and options for the resulting DWG / DXF files as shown by the below image. 7 2 1-DWG-dialog.png

  • Export Layer Options - from the drop down there are three options from which to choose. Export Category properties BYLAYER and overrides BYENTITY, Export all properties BYLAYER, do not export overrides, Export all properties BYLAYER, create new layers for overrides.
  • Load layers from select from the drop down one of the predefined layer export standards (American Institute of Architects, ISO standard 13567, Singapore Standard 83, British Standard 1192) or select your own company customized layer standard export file if preferred.
  • Set Linetype Scale - select from the drop down the preferred option (Scaled linetype definitions, Modelspace (PSLTSCALE=0), Paperspace (PSLTSCALE = 1)).
  • Load DWG Linetypes from - specify the default linetype file to be used for exporting (typically either acad.lin or acadiso.lin).
  • Load DWG hatch pattern from - specify the default hatch pattern file to be used for exporting (typically either acad.pat or acadiso.pat).


  • Text treatment during export from the drop down choose how text formatting is handled when exporting from either Approximate (formatting will be maintained) or Extact (formatting will be lost).
  • Export colours as From the drop down select either Index colour or True Colour
  • Export solids as - From the drop down select either ACIS Solids or Polymesh. These settings are relevant to 3D views only.
  • One DWG unit is - From the drop down select the required unit of measure for exporting.
  • Coordinate system basis - From the drop down select either Shared or Project Internal to determine the coordinate base system used for exporting.


  • Non plotable layers - you can use non plotable layers if required when exporting by checking the box and then adding the 'text' contained in layer names to be excluded from plotting.
  • Default Export options - Choose the required DWG export file format to be used (eg:2013, 2010 etc). If required views on sheets can be treated as Xrefs and linked when exporting by checking the box to Xref views on sheets and link as external references
  • Room and area boundaries - these items can be exported as polylines if required by checking the box.
  • Options - these items are optional when exporting if you want to hide scope boxes, reference planes, and unreferenced view tags.
  • If you want exported DWG files to be placed in their own folder separate from other export types then click the 'Browse' button and specify the export folder location. Note that this browse button will be greyed out and unavailable if using the General Export Folder option below.


The lower portion of the Dialog box determines the File naming, export location and file format settings for the exported files as shown by below example.

  • The File Name Settings panel provide the means to determine your file naming convention. Use the Format codes list to create the desired combination for the file name template (a sample preview is given as a guide). Use the date format options to select the required date format and date separator.
  • Export Formats Panel is where you select the required output formats by checking the required boxes
  • General Export Folder can be selected if you want to export all your various export formats to the same location by ticking the box and selecting the export folder. If you prefer to export each different file type to a separate folder then leave this box un-ticked and use the alternative DWF export folder above instead.
  • If you want to Synch your sheets prior to exporting then you can tick the option at the bottom of the dialog box 'Sync Sheets prior to Export'


PDF

The top half of the Dialog box relates to the 'Print' settings and options for the resulting PDF files as shown by the below image. Most of the options emulate those available inherently from Revit itself. 7 3 1-PDF-dialog.png

  • PDF Printers Drawing Manager will scan and detect any installed PDF printers on your machine the first time you use the Export to PDF option and display available PDF printers in the drop down window.
  • Paper Size Select an option from the drop down list to determine the resulting PDF paper size for exporting.
  • Paper Placement Panel simply controls the image position on the sheet
  • Orientation Panel determines the plot s either Landscape or Portrait orientation
  • Hidden Line Views Panel determines the Print mode as with Revit. For linework drawings use the Vector Processing option as it is faster however for drawings containing images you may need to use the Raster option.
  • Options Panel allow you to choose by use of the check boxes to exclude or include specific content from the resulting print.
  • Zoom Panel allows you to either print to a specific scale factor or scale print to suit paper size if scale is not important
  • Graphics Settings Panel gives options to print using standard format or use a compression ration for Raster printing (Low, Medium, High)
  • Appearance Panel lets you choose the Raster quality from the drop down (Low, Medium, High, or Presentation). Also whether you want to print linework in colour, greyscale or Black & White from the drop down options.
  • If you want to combine multiple drawing sheets into one DWF file then check the box to 'Combine sheets into a single DWF file', otherwise if left unchecked you will get individual DWF files for each sheet
  • File Panel gives you the option to either combine exported sheets into one multi-page PDF file or if preferred separate PDF files for each sheet
  • PDF Export Folder If you want to export PDF sheets to their own folder separate from other export file types then click the Browse button to determine the export location. If you choose the alternative option to combine all file types to a common export folder then this option will be greyed out.


The lower portion of the Dialog box determines the File naming, export location and file format settings for the exported files as shown by below example.

  • The File Name Settings panel provide the means to determine your file naming convention. Use the Format codes list to create the desired combination for the file name template (a sample preview is given as a guide). Use the date format options to select the required date format and date separator.
  • Export Formats Panel is where you select the required output formats by checking the required boxes
  • General Export Folder can be selected if you want to export all your various export formats to the same location by ticking the box and selecting the export folder. If you prefer to export each different file type to a separate folder then leave this box un-ticked and use the alternative DWF export folder above instead.
  • If you want to Synch your sheets prior to exporting then you can tick the option at the bottom of the dialog box 'Sync Sheets prior to Export'


IFC

The top half of the Dialog box relates to the 'Export' settings and options for the resulting IFC files as shown by the below image. Most of the options emulate those available inherently from Revit itself. 7 4 1-IFC-dialog.png

  • IFC Export Settings If required you can choose to 'Split Walls & Columns by Level' and 'Export base Quantities' by checking the boxes. From the Include Space Boundaries Drop down box you can either set to None or choose the appropriate Level from the drop down list. For File Version you can again select the required option from the drop down list.
  • Revit to IFC Element Mapping File Click the Browse button to locate a custom element mapping text file if required.
  • IFC Export Folder If you want your IFC exported files to be saved into their own folder then click the Browse button and navigate to required Export folder. If you choose the alternative option to combine all file types to a common export folder then this option will be greyed out.


The lower portion of the Dialog box determines the File naming, export location and file format settings for the exported files.

  • The File Name Settings panel provide the means to determine your file naming convention. Use the Format codes list to create the desired combination for the file name template (a sample preview is given as a guide). Use the date format options to select the required date format and date separator.
  • Export Formats Panel is where you select the required output formats by checking the required boxes
  • General Export Folder can be selected if you want to export all your various export formats to the same location by ticking the box and selecting the export folder. If you prefer to export each different file type to a separate folder then leave this box un-ticked and use the alternative DWF export folder above instead.
  • If you want to Synch your sheets prior to exporting then you can tick the option at the bottom of the dialog box 'Sync Sheets prior to Export'


Printing Sheets

In addition to Exporting sheets to various formats using Drawing Manager you can also print your sheets to your normal office printers - in fact you can even send the same set of drawings to two separate printers at the same time. For example you could send one set of drawings as a print job to say a large format A1 or A0 printer, and then send the same set of drawings as another print job to say a second small format printer for an A3 set simultaneously.


You can control your Printer setup for each device respectively as you normally would for example Printer 1 could be your large format printer set for Black & white or Greyscale printing, and then Printer 2 could be your A3 printer where you may require a colour set of drawings.


You can also stipulate the number of sets to be printed on each printer respectively as well as have them collated.


  • Select the sheets to be printed from the main interface then click the Print button Located on the Home Tab
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  • Enable one or both of the Printers, select the required print device from the drop down list of available printers and edit the Printer setup accordingly.
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Issuing Sheets

Select Sheets for Issue

Issuing Sheets is the first step in creating your document transmittals when documents are issued out of the office either as hard copies or electronic copies. Drawing Manager provides the ability to maintain a comprehensive and historical database of document transmittals for tracking document issues.


Before you select any sheets to issue you need to enter the list of recipient contacts under the Configuration settings. To learn more about that process refer to section 5.3.9 Issues


  • Select the sheets that you wish to Issue from the main window. If you have External Documents to issue as well then you must highlight the required external documents from the External Documents Tab as well as your Sheets.
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  • Then click the Issues button on the Sheets Panel of the Ribbon
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Issue Sheets Settings

After clicking the Issue button you will see the Issue Sheets dialog box where you select the Tab which corresponds to the transmittal layout you want to use and then enter the required settings for each Issue.


NOTE: Before you generate any issues you must decide and assign the correct Transmittal Report Style from the Main Drawing Manager Home Ribbon as this will determine which dialog box settings are available to be used from the below options. If you have already generated some issues for example using the 'Matrix' Style you cannot then try to generate other issues using a different style.


Matrix Style - All Issues

To use this report style select the 'Matrix' report style from the Home page ribbon on the Transmittals panel.
  • The Transmittal numbers will automatically sequentially increment starting with Issue 1
  • Enter your name or initials in the Issued By box
  • Enter the Issue Date
  • From each of the drop down lists select the Method of Transmittal, Document Status, Issue Format, Discipline, Discipline Team Leader, Approved By, Approved Date and Reduced Sheet Size
  • Enter an appropriate comment in the comments box to appear on the transmittal form
  • Select the appropriate Document types by clicking the check boxes
  • For each recipient shown you must enter the number of full and half sized copies to be received
  • If preferred you can tick the check boxes to 'Show only Full Size Copies' and to 'Allow Zero Copies' as well
  • The Distribution Tab at the bottom of the Dialog box shows you the list of recipients to be used for the Transmittal form. You can add additional recipients from here by clicking the 'Add Recipient' button without the need to go back to the Config settings.
  • The Sheets to Issue Tab lists all the sheets selected to be included with the Issue for you to verify.
  • The External Documents Tab lists all of the External documents that have also been selected to include with the issue which may be other consultants drawings, specifications, calculations etc.


Once all information is entered as required then click the OK button to generate the issue. By having the Open Issue History box ticked in the lower left corner it will automatically display the list of issues in the next dialog box where you then create the transmittal report.
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Simple Style - Current Issue

To use this report style select the 'Simple' report style from the Home page ribbon on the Transmittals panel.
  • The Transmittal numbers will automatically sequentially increment starting with Issue 1
  • Enter your name or initials in the Issued By box
  • Enter the Issue Date
  • Using the Check box options select the Print Size, Digital Format, Media Format, Delivery Method, and Purpose
  • Enter an appropriate comment in the comments box and Subject box to appear on the transmittal form
  • You can set a Issue Format override for all recipients or selected recipients by enabling the checkbox
  • The Distribution List Tab at the bottom of the Dialog box shows you the list of recipients to be used for the Transmittal form. You can add additional recipients from here by clicking the 'Add Recipient' button without the need to go back to the Config settings.
  • The Sheets to Issue Tab lists all the sheets selected to be included with the Issue for you to verify.
  • The External Documents Tab lists all of the External documents that have also been selected to include with the issue which may be other consultants drawings, specifications, calculations etc.


Once all information is entered as required then click the OK button to generate the issue. By having the Open Issue History box ticked in the lower left corner it will automatically display the list of issues in the next dialog box where you then create the transmittal report.
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Simple Style - Current Issue 2

To use this report style select the 'Simple MultiPageDist' report style from the Home page ribbon on the Transmittals panel.
  • The Transmittal numbers will automatically sequentially increment starting with Issue 1
  • Enter your name or initials in the Issued By box
  • Enter the Issue Date
  • Select a Document Status from the drop down list
  • Enter the File Reference (project number etc)
  • Enter an appropriate comment in the comments box to appear on the transmittal form
  • The Distribution List Tab at the bottom of the Dialog box shows you the list of recipients to be used for the Transmittal form. You can add additional recipients from here by clicking the 'Add Recipient' button without the need to go back to the Config settings.
  • To the right of each recipient enter the number of copies to be issued, the issue format, and delivery method.
  • The Sheets to Issue Tab lists all the sheets selected to be included with the Issue for you to verify.
  • The External Documents Tab lists all of the External documents that have also been selected to include with the issue which may be other consultants drawings, specifications, calculations etc.


Once all information is entered as required then click the OK button to generate the issue. By having the Open Issue History box ticked in the lower left corner it will automatically display the list of issues in the next dialog box where you then create the transmittal report.
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Issue Register

Once the required Drawings have been 'Issued' using the desired Issue Style outlined above you will see them appear sequentially in the Issues Register. The Issues Register is a complete record of all document issues that is stored in the SQL database enabling you to accurately track and record all issues for every stage of the project. An issue can be recalled, reprinted or deleted at any time quickly and easily from the Issue Register Dialog Box as shown below. Issue Styles can now vary if required for each issue by selecting the required Style for each issue (Matrix or Simple). You can select the required style in which to generate the Transmittal Report for the selected Issue by clicking on the Report Style Drop Down.
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If you want to see the list of recipients for each issue in the Issue Register then you can tick the checkbox to 'Show Recipient Column' in the top right hand corner as shown below.
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Report Format Tab

  • The Recipients window shows the list of active recipients to be included when generating a transmittal report from the selected Issue
  • Where multiple recipients are listed you can untick individual recipients for a particular issue as required to exclude them by clearing the tick box to the left of their name.
  • You can also use the 'select All' and 'Clear All' icons if needed to the left of the Recipient window.
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  • Show all Issues- select this mode if you want to show a full record of all Issues for the project which may span multiple pages depending on the number of issues recorded.
  • Show last page only- Where you have issues that span over multiple pages you can select this option if you only want to show the last page of issues being the most current issues rather than a full record of issues.
  • Show Previous Issues- Similar to show Last page however you can specify exactly how many previous issues are shown on the transmittal record by setting the required number in the box below.
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The Options section you can also choose the following as required;
  • Where you may have multiple recipients and you do not want have all of them shown on the one transmittal report such as in a Tender Issue scenario and you don't want each Contractor to see who they are competing against, then you can tick the checkbox for 'Separate report fr each recipient'. This will generate a separate transmittal report for each of the selected recipients rather than a combined report.
  • 'Exclude current deactivated sheets' if selected will exclude any deactivated sheets from the issue so long as they are set as deactivated in the main Drawing Manager interface by turning off the light bulb in the left hand column for each sheet.
  • Blank Value Character - if you don't want non issued sheets to appear on the report transmittal then you can nominate one of the predefined characters from the drop down to be used instead.
  • If you want to make the current issue a bit more graphic and obvious on the transmittal report then you can use the 'Last Issue Column Background Colour' option to select a colour from the drop down list to highlight the last issue column.
  • you can choose to either show all the report gridlines or turn them off by using the Checkbox option.
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Report Output Tab

  • From here you can use the predefined Format Codes to formulate your report naming convention as required. As you add Format codes the preview below updates dynamically so you can see the resulting file name.
  • You can also select one of the predefined Date formats and date separator as required.
  • By clicking on the Folder Icon under Report Folder you can designate the default Report Output folder


Under Report Output you have two options to choose from;
  • PDF File if selected will automatically generate a PDF using your default PDF printer and then open the report in your PDF viewer if you tick the box to 'Open PDF Report'
  • Preview will give you a preview of the resulting report first. If you are happy with the Report preview you can then Export it as a PDF to the required folder location, or cancel the preview window and go back to the Issue Register Dialog Box should you want to change your settings.
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Issued Sheet Summary Tab

If required you can create a report template to generate an Issued Sheet Summary using the Provided Report Designer Programme that comes with Drawing Manager. There is a basic sample report template that can be used by clicking the Design button and saving the .repx file and then using the Browse button to define the path for the report template file to be used.
  • If you want to have a more customized report layout we recommend you contact us at support@rtvtools.com where we are happy to generate your required report layout for you and provide you with the .repx file to be used for your Issued Sheet Summary reports.
  • Once a report template file has been created and the file location defined you can then click the Preview button to see the resulting Report Summary and then Export it to a PDF file.
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Document Transmittal's

Once you have generated an Issue (see 9 Issuing Sheets)you can then proceed to generate a Document Transmittal Report.


The Document Transmittal layout is determined by which ever Report Style Template you specify (matrix or Simple). There are a number of default report style templates provided for you to use however you can edit or create your own customized report template using the included Report Designer, or contact us at support@rtvtools.com where we can provide you with your required report template file.


From the Issue Register Dialog Box (9.3 Issue Register) select the required Issue for which to generate a Transmittal Report and then click the Report button.
  • If your Report output is set to Preview then you will see the Preview mode of the report for checking. If the Preview of the report is correct and acceptable you can then Export to the required format from the Preview Mode.
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  • If your Report Output is set to PDF then the Transmittal Report will be generated as a PDF file straight away without preview in the designated report output folder location. If the Open PDF report checkbox is ticked then the PDF file will be opened for viewing in your default PDF viewer software.

Example of 'Matrix Style' Report

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Example of 'Simple Style' Report

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External Documents

With Drawing Manager you can manage much more than just your Revit Drawing Sheets in your project. You can also manage a range of External documents as well whether they are you own external documents or another consultants external documents.


As with your Drawing Sheets, you can also group your External Documents by the column headers, ie: by Consultant.


Adding External Documents Does not add any contents or sheets to your Revit Project but they are stored within the Drawing Manager SQL database.


When Adding External Documents to the SQL Database you can also 'Attach' the actual External Document file itself and preview it with in Drawing manager.
Some examples of External Document types are;
  • Architectural Drawings
  • Structural Drawings
  • Services Drawings (Mechanical / Electrical / Plumbing)
  • Specifications
  • Product Appraisals
  • Fire Reports
  • Producer Statements
  • Structural Calculations
  • Schedule of Quantities
  • Bracing Schedules


Add a New External Document

From the Main Drawing Manager interface select the External Document Tab
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To Add a new External Document click the New button on the Ribbon. On the New External Document dialog box enter the required information then click OK as per below Example. Click the Attach button and browse to the actual electronic file to be attached if desired.
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As mentioned above you can drag a Column Header up to group by that header as shown below
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Edit an External Document

To edit an External Document you can either double click on any External Document listed in the view or click the Edit button from the ribbon which will launch the External Document Information dialog box.


On the Document Tab you can edit any of the basic External Document Information (Consultant/Number/Name/Type). If you tick the 'Exclude Document from Issue' check box then the External Document will be excluded from and Transmittal Forms issued. You will see the File name of attached files or you can click the Attach Button at a later date. By clicking the View button you can then Open the attached file for editing also if required.
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On the Revision Tab you can enter relevant Revision information if required as you do for your own Drawing Sheet Revisions. You can also Add further Revisions to maintain a historical Revision History for External Documents just as for your Revit Drawing Sheets.
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Delete an External Document

To delete an existing External Document from the SQL database you can either Right Click on any External Document listed or click the Delete button from the Ribbon.


Revit Views

Drawing Manager can also manage all of the Revit views in your project and allow you to manage those views by sorting and grouping, creating view sets and exporting views to other formats in the same way you can export sheets using Drawing Manager. On the main Drawing Manager interface, click on the Revit Views tab to see a list of all the Revit Views in your Revit Project.


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Grouping Revit Views

To Group your Revit Views simply drag the preferred Column Header to be used for Grouping up as indicated to create the hierarchy for Grouping as shown below.

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View Selection Sets

To create View Sets simply select the required Views for which you want to create a set, Type a name for the View Set in the box on the Ribbon, and then click the Save Set button from the Ribbon. This makes it easy to select the same set of views on a regular basis which in turn allows you to use the Export Set function or Print View Set functions to save time.

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You can also Delete any existing view sets at any time by clicking the Delete Set button on the Ribbon.


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