Add a drawing in WeldTrace

Add Drawing (one at a time)

Topics covered

You can learn how to add one drawing at a time to a project from this knowledge base article

Add a drawing

Drawing Number

The drawing number together with the revision/version number will be considered as unique. If the number of a drawing that already exists in the system is entered, a warning will be provided. If the revision number is changed to a different one, the warning will go away and the entry will be treated as a new revision or version of the drawing that already exists in the system. 
Mandatory field;
Number of characters permitted: Minimum: 2; Maximum: 36; The only special characters allowed are / -()#., A space is considered to be a special character.


A revision or version number must be added when you add a drawing. Each revision of a drawing is maintained as a separate drawing. WeldTrace uses 0 to 20 for numbers and A to Z for letters as revision numbers. Mandatory field


Date of the drawing's revision/version
Mandatory field


The title of the drawing. 
Number of characters permitted: Minimum: 2; Maximum: 100


A drawing file can be uploaded. A warning message will appear as soon as a file is uploaded and will remain until the conversion and upload process is completed. Save and Cancel buttons will be disabled during the file upload process;
Only a PDF file can be uploaded. Number of sheets or pages in the file should be less than 5;
File size restrictions apply based on your plan

Service, Area, Criteria

Service: The service medium e.g. Superheated Steam;
Area: The area of the plant or equipment e.g. Superheater;
Criteria: The specification, standard or other criteria that apply to this drawing;
These 3 fields are optional. Number of characters permitted: Maximum: 18


A tag can be described as a set of drawings that make up an object e.g. a pipe spool, pressure vessel, a process skid or a structural member or in other words, a deliverable. 
A tag can be used for grouping a set of drawings and thereby welds contained within those drawings for the benefit of creating work packs, test requests or recording dimensions on drawings.
A drawing can be in more than one tag. If you are fabricating more than one item from a drawing, for example 5 air receivers that are identical from 1 drawing supplied, you need to create 5 tags first and add all the 5 tags to this drawing. Tags can be created from the "Tags" menu or when you add a drawing

Line Number, Class

You will have to enter the line number, class, equipment number and also select the NDE settings in a tag. The tag's settings will be automatically applied to the drawing


General comments or remarks about this drawing 

Read the next article: Add multiple drawings

    • Related Articles

    • Drawings

      Drawings are fundamental for creating any welded product. So, WeldTrace has been designed in such a way that every weld must be in a drawing. For this reason, a weld cannot be created until a drawing is created. This doesn't mean that you need to ...
    • Add Multiple Drawings

      Adding many drawings at once Add more drawings using the spreadsheet style interface Click on the second button in the drawings list page menu bar to get to the spreadsheet interface. You can add more than one drawing at a time through this ...
    • Edit a Drawing

      Drawings can be edited through one at a time or through the spreadsheet screen if you need to edit more than one at a time. This section discusses about editing a drawing through the single entry interface. Edit a drawing Drawing Number: The drawing ...
    • Add a tag (one at a time)

      Topics covered You can learn how to add one tag at a time to a project from this knowledge base article Tag Number The tag number must be unique. Mandatory field; Number of characters permitted: Minimum: 2; Maximum: 50; The only special characters ...
    • Add welds

      Topics covered This knowledge base article is about adding welds or weld joints to a project. Welds may be created through any one of the following four methods: Single entry form style interface to add one weld at a time; Spreadsheet style interface ...