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Upload Drawings


To upload a drawing to a Procore project using the Drawings tool.

Things to Consider

  • Required User Permissions:
  • Additional Information:
    • If your project uses Drawing Areas, you must be in the area you want to add drawings to before you upload.
    • Drawings must be uploaded in the PDF file format.
    • When uploading a multi-page a PDF, Procore automatically splits each page into a separate drawing. 
    • Procore leverages Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to intelligently discover and pre-fill the Drawing No., Title, and Discipline fields with the correct value.
    • If your drawing upload fails, it could be due to a file that is encrypted, password protected, or corrupt. See Why are my drawing uploads failing?
    • Notification emails are sent after the upload has completed processing. See Who receives a notification for updates in the Drawings tool?
      • If an 'Admin' on the Drawings tool has uploaded drawings, only that user will receive a notification email.
      • If a user with 'Read-only' or 'Standard' permissions has uploaded drawings, all users with 'Admin' on the project's Drawings tool will receive a notification email so that the drawings can be reviewed and confirmed.



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  1. Navigate to the project's Drawings tool.
    Important! If your project uses Drawing Areas, you must be in the area you want to add drawings to before you upload. If you want to upload drawings to a different area, click the "Drawing Areas" link, then click the area you want to navigate to.
  2. Click the Upload Drawings button in the right pane.
  3. In the Upload New Drawing (PDF File Format Only) window, fill out the following information.

    • Files: Attach your drawings as either one PDF or as multiple PDFs. In either case, you'll want to make sure your drawings are best formatted for OCR. See How can I improve the accuracy of OCR on my drawings?)  You have two options for uploading:
      • Click Attach File(s) and choose one of these options from the shortcut menu: Upload a File From Your Computer or Select a File from Procore
      • Drag-and-drop the drawings to upload to the Drop File(s) Here box. 
    • Set: Select an existing set from the drop-down menu, or select Create New Set and enter a name for the drawing set in the Named box. This is a required field.
    • Set Date: This is the date that the architect sent out the set of drawings. If you are creating a new set, select a date from the calendar. If adding to an existing set, Procore populates this field automatically. 
    • (Optional) Default Drawing Date:  Choose the drawing date. This is the date the drawings were authored. The date selected here will be used as the Drawing Date on all drawings in the set.
    • (Optional) Default Received Date: Choose the date the drawing was received. This is used to designate the date a drawing was received or issued by its author. For example, you may want to capture the date the drawing was received from an architect. 
    • Advanced Options: Click the arrow next to Advanced Options to expand the following options.
      • Drawing Revision: If your whole set has a default drawing revision number or letter, you can add it here. The revision entered here will be set as the "Revision" on all drawings in this upload. This should be used when the revision is known and is the same for all drawings in the upload. If a default revision is not specified Procore will use the drawing number to determine the revision. 
      • Drawing No. Contains Rev: If the drawing numbers in this set have a decimal number followed by 2 more digits at the end (e.g. A203.00), the number will be separated at the decimal. The first part becomes Drawing Number, the number following the decimal becomes the revision number. This revision number will appear in the drawings list page after uploading, and it will appear in the "Revision No." field on the review page detailed below.
      • Get No./Title: From Filename: If you are uploading individual drawing sheets, Procore is able to pull the number and title of a drawing based off of the filename. This will bypass OCR and give you a higher accuracy in the naming of your drawings. It's important that the filename exactly matches the following format: 
        • Number_Title.pdf.
          Important! If there is no underscore between the number and title, the whole filename becomes the drawing number.
  4. Click Process. The progress indicator shows the status of the upload in the right pane.
    • When your upload completes, you will receive a notification email. 
  5. After the upload is complete, click Click here to review to review the drawings. 

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