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JTB Sheet Set Creator for AutoCAD

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About

JTB Sheet Set Creator is an add-in for AutoCAD that creates new Sheet Sets and Sheets based on an Excel template.

Sheet Set Properties can be populated.

Sheet Set Custom Properties can be defined, created and populated.

Sheet Properties can be populated.

Sheet Custom Properties can be defined, created and populated.

Sheets (drawings) can be defined, created and have their properties populated.

Download

The trial period is 30 days from it's run the first time. Support is available during the trial as well as after purchase.

JTB Sheet Set Creator as AutoCAD app JTBSheetSetCreator_1_3_AutoCAD_app_trial.zip. This will install a Plug-Ins Ribbon tab panel in AutoCAD 2012 and newer versions as well as verticals. Installation instructions below.

A portable download with the possibility to get the files without the need run the installation can be made available upon request as well as support for older AutoCAD versions.

JTB Sheet Set Creator Trial can also be downloaded and installed as an app from the Autodesk Exchange Apps site. Purchase is also available through this site.

If purchase has been done via Autodesk Exchange Apps the download is available on the Autodesk Exchange Apps My Downloads page. Sign in with the same account used when purchasing.

System requirements

.NET Framework 4.0 or later - Download at Microsoft.com

Operating system - Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows NT (SP 6A), Windows 2000 (SP2), Windows 2003 Server, Windows 2008 Server, Windows 2012 Server.
Both 32-bit and 64-bit.

Microsoft Excel needs to be installed.

Compatible with AutoCAD versions (2012 and up to AutoCAD 2015) that has Sheet Set Manager (SSM). Works with all flavors/verticals based on AutoCAD like AutoCAD Architecture (ACA), AutoCAD Civil 3D, AutoCAD Electrical , AutoCAD Map 3D, AutoCAD Mechanical, AutoCAD MEP (AMEP, ABS), AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Plant 3D.

A beta update for AutoCAD 2015 is available upon request.

   
   
   

Purchase

30 EUR (or 40 USD) for one license of JTB Sheet Set Creator or less depending on the quantity of licenses.

JTB World is a VAT-registered Swedish company. If your company is outside Sweden and is VAT-registered in EU (European Union) contact us by email before purchase with your company name, VAT-number and what you want to purchase and how many licenses so we can email an invoice and exclude the VAT (25%) on the purchase.

JTB Sheet Set Creator

When you purchase with PayPal you can use your credit card or bank account where available. You will be emailed the license (this is done manually but normally within 24 hours). If you want to purchase for example 15 licenses add first 10 to the chart and then add 5.

The license is perpetual and support is included. If you have more than one computer and you are the only user of the application one license is enough.

Contact us for other payment methods. PayPal, share-it, Mastercard/Eurocard, Visa, American Express, and Diner's Club online are accepted. Alternatively, there is support for bank transfer/wire transfer, or Checks and Money Orders through postal mail. Online transfers via giropay and Nordea Solo are also supported. Refund policy.

To pay by PayPal you can also send payment to the account of info@jtbworld.com at www.paypal.com.

JTB Sheet Set Creator can also be downloaded, installed and purchased as an app from the Autodesk Exchange Apps site. Use these links to purchase 1 license.

Documentation

Setup procedure

  1. Run setup.exe or the .msi to install JTB Sheet Set Creator and follow the instructions. Default installation folder is
    %appdata%\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\JTBW-SheetSetCreator.bundle. The trial is in JTBW-SheetSetCreator-Trial.bundle folder.
  2. Place the license file JTBSheetSetCreatorLicense.txt in the same folder as where the software is installed. (The license file is sent by email from JTB World when purchased or if a trial is requested) For the AutoCAD app the location is %appdata%\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\JTBW-SheetSetCreator.bundle\Contents\Windows. The trial is in JTBW-SheetSetCreator-Trial.bundle folder.

%appdata% is at the below location. %SystemDrive% is most often C:\ and {username} is the active users login identification. Easiest way to navigate to %appdata% or the full path including %appdata% is to press Win+R and enter %appdata% (or full path) and click OK, alternatively enter %appdata% (or full path) in Windows Explorer address bar and press enter.

On Windows Vista and later %appdata% is:
%SystemDrive%\Users\{username}\AppData\Roaming

On Windows XP %appdata% is:
%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data

First test usage

To make a first test on how it works take a look at Sheet Set Creator Example.xlsx.

Create the folder C:\SSCTest and copy IRD.dwt to that folder.
IRD.dwt can be found in AutoCAD installation folder. For example: C:\Program Files\Autodesk\AutoCAD 2014\Sample\Sheet Sets\Architectural as well as in
"%appdata%\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\JTBW-SheetSetCreator.bundle\Contents\Resources" or
"%appdata%\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\JTBW-SheetSetCreator-Trial.bundle\Contents\Resources"

Start the command from the Plug-ins tab or run JTBWSheetSetCreator command on the command line.

Select Sheet Set Creator Example.xlsx when asked for a file.

Review the result in C:\SSCTest and open the Sheet Set in AutoCAD.

Excel template

Here are the Excel sheets explained.

Sheet Set Properties

The following properties are available:
Sheet set name
Sheet set description
Folder to store sheet set data file (.dst)
Create a folder hierarchy based on subsets
Project number
Project name
Project phase
Project milestone
Sheet storage location
Sheet creation template
Sheet creation template layout
Prompt for template

Sheet Set Custom Properties

In the "Name" column specify the names of Sheet Custom Properties that should be created and in the "Default Value" column specify optionally the default value.

If the "Default Value" is "<Auto-Calculate-Total-Sheets>" it will be replaced by the number of sheets created for the sheet set.

Sheet Custom Properties

In the "Name" column specify the names of Sheet Custom Properties that should be created and in the "Default Value" column specify optionally the default value.

Sheets

The following fixed properties are available:
Sheet Number
Sheet Title
File Name
Layout Name
Sheet Description
Revision number
Revision date
Purpose
Category

After the Category column any Sheet Custom Properties can be added. The name must match the name defined on the "Sheet Custom Properties" sheet.

Usage

Either take a copy of Sheet Set Creator Example.xlsx or Sheet Set Creator Empty.xlsx and fill out the four sheets.

Start the command from the Plug-ins tab or run JTBWSheetSetCreator command on the command line.

Select Sheet Set Creator .xlsx file when asked for a file.

Wait until the command is ready, something that depends on the number of sheets.

After having created a Sheet Set DST file it can also be checked in to Vault.

More Sheet Set Manager resources:

Revision History

Known issues in latest release and possibly older releases:

  • None

Most recent and previous versions:

  • 2014-09-05 - version 1.3
    • Support for AutoCAD 2015 added as well as some minor adjustments.
  • 2014-06-29 - A beta update for AutoCAD 2015 is available upon request.
  • 2013-09-13 - version 1.2
    • First public release
  • 2012-12-17 - version 1.1
  • 2012-04-23 - version 1.0
    • First release

Wishes

Support for specifying Page setup overrides file.

Support for defining subsets.

Support for specifying Model View Locations.

Support for specifying Label Block for View.

Support for specifying Callout Blocks.

Function in the Excel template to copy Sheet Custom Properties to the Sheets "sheet" and create these as column headers.


Some JTB Sheet Set Creator reference customers

Moffatt & Nichol

RH2 Engineering, INC



More customers are found here.


Take a look at our product SSMPropEditor if you want to edit and update Sheet properties and Sheet Set properties.

Tags: AutoCAD Sheet Set, AutoCAD Sheet Set Manager, ACAD SSM, AutoCAD Sheet Set Properties, AutoCAD Sheet Properties, Sheet Set Create.

If you want other features added feel free to contact us with your wishes.

 
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