Add a drawing area to manage and separate drawings for different buildings.
When uploading drawings for a project with multiple buildings, you may find that many drawings are labeled with the same title (e.g. A1). To prevent confusion, you can create different drawing areas, where each building would have its own separate drawing area underneath the project's Drawings tab. The ability to create separate drawing areas within a project makes it easier to navigate within the Drawings tool to find the correct drawings even when there are multiple drawings with the same title and/or number. When the drawings by area feature is enabled and configured for a project, you'll be able to click into the designated drawing area to see drawings associated only with that building.
Things to Consider
- Required User Permissions:
- 'Admin' on the project's Drawings tool.
- Additional Information:
- Before you can add drawing areas to a project, you must first enable this setting. See Enable or Disable Drawing Areas.
- It is advised to create and define all drawing areas before you upload any drawings.
- If you previously uploaded drawings to a project before the drawings by area feature was enabled for the project, the existing drawings will be added to a drawing area called 'Area 01' by default. However, you can change the area's name and add additional drawing areas, as necessary.
- Users who subscribe to drawings will receive email notifications for all drawings across all drawing areas.
- Important! Once a drawing has been uploaded to a drawing area, it cannot be moved to a different drawing area. The drawing would instead need to be removed from the previous area and uploaded again to the other drawing area.
- Navigate to your project's Drawings tool.
- Click the Drawings Area link.
- Click the + Add Drawing Area button.
- Enter a name for the new drawing area and enter a description if desired.
Note: It's recommended that you name the drawing area so that it matches the name of the related building/structure.
- Click Create.
- (Optional) Upload drawings into the correct drawing area.