Whenever I hear the word “redlines”, I first think of large redlines on my papers from Ms. Rodgers class in Middle school. She liked the fat red pens. Those redlines were usually not good, and I would rather not see them. However, for our customers, redlines are important information which we need to keep track of, as losing them can cost us time and money.
The power of Design Review is the ability to easily track all redlines created in the field, and place them neatly into your native design application.
This movie shows you how easy it is to take redlines created in the field, and track them in your Autodesk design application. This example uses a DWF mapbook published from Autodesk Map 3D, but the workflow is similar for any Autodesk design application.
- Publish DWF mapbook from AutoCAD Map 3D
- Open DWF mapbook in Autodesk Design Review
- Use navigation tools or Find to locate object on your map (item which needs repair, or noting a change)
- Add markup noting repair or issue on sheet
- (optional) Change status of markup
- (in AutoCAD Map 3D) use Markup Set manager to overlay markups created in Design Review
- Update Map 3D database of repairs/issues
If you implement this Design Review workflow into the field you may never lose another redline, and might receive a “gold star” for saving time and money.
Thank you to Cliff Medling for another great article.