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 number can only be edited via this button "Primary Field Edit" by those users who have the access privileges to be able to do that. Please read the article "Primary Fields Edit" for more information;
- Revision: When the revision or version number is changed and the save button is pressed, a new entry for the revised drawing will be created;
- Drawing File: A drawing file can be replaced via the file upload button. Read the section below on what happens when a file is replaced when you create a new revision and when you don't create a new revision;
- Tag: You may remove a tag, add a tag or change a tag. The drawing must be associated with at least one tag;
- Status: By default all new project drawings remain active, which means that they are available to be selected for a weld. Inactive drawings i.e. when the “Status” button is changed to inactive, the drawing (the selected revision of the drawing, if more than one revision is available) will be unavailable to be selected for a new weld or a weld that is being edited. Drawings made "inactive" can still be viewed;
All the other fields can be edited without any other impact;
Note: Changes made to project drawings can be viewed in the “Project Drawings History” report in the Project Reports section
When you create a new revision from an existing drawing
When you create a new revision by editing an existing drawing and changing the revision number, you can either change the drawing file or choose to use the same file. In either case, the new revision will be considered by WeldTrace as a new drawing and you will have the option to transfer the weld map annotations as well as transfer the welds from an earlier revision.
Transfer weld map annotations and welds
The buttons marked 1 & 2 will appear in a drawing's detail page when an earlier version of this drawing has been annotated and if there are welds associated with an earlier revision.
Transfer weld map annotations
If you click on the transfer annotations button, you will see a window pop up like in the screenshot shown below:
Transfer weld map annotations from a specific revision
- Here you will see the current revision of the drawing that you have selected to receive the weld map annotations;
- In this area you will see a list of all the earlier revisions of a drawing. In this example there are two previous revisions shown. You will see the revision number, number of pages in that drawing, number of annotations per page and the total count for each revision;
- You can select any one of the revisions with the radio button;
- Click transfer to transfer all the weld map annotations. Please note that if the drawings have multiple pages, the weld annotations will be transferred across from the corresponding pages only i.e. from sheet 1 in the old file to sheet 1 in the new file. If the old file has more pages than the new file, the weld annotations in those additional pages will not be copied over;
Please note that the dimensional and other annotations made in that drawing within a tag will not be transferred. For making dimensional markups on drawings, please read this article: Dimension markup
Transfer the impacted welds
If there are welds associated with earlier version of a drawing, you will be able to transfer the welds mapped to a previous revisions. Welds may be transferred from any revision of the drawing to another revision, as long as the revision is active and it may be done any number of times.
Transfer the impacted welds from one revision to another
- Here you will see the current revision of the drawing that you have selected to receive the welds;
- In this area you will see a list of all the earlier revisions of the drawing and associated welds;
- Click on this check box to select all welds;
- Individual welds may be selected or removed instead. Click transfer to transfer the selected welds to the new revision;
After the welds are transferred successfully, you will be returned to the welds list page.
Changes to welds through this transfer may be viewed through the Weld History report. If a weld that is already completed is transferred through this method to a new version of the drawing, the “Action” column will list the welds as “Multi L-WeldEdit” and other welds will be listed as “Multi WeldEdit”
Changing the drawing file alone
When the drawing file for a drawing is replaced through the edit page without any change to the revision, you will be given an opportunity to transfer the weld map annotations from the old file to the new file. This only happens if the file that is being replaced i.e. the old file, has at least one weld map annotation.
Replace drawing file without any change to the revision
- Once you upload a new file using the file upload button in the drawing edit page, a confirmation alert message will pop up;
- The alert message will show the number of pages in the old file and the number of annotations per page with the page numbers and the number of pages in the new file;
- Click "yes" to transfer the annotations. If the drawings have multiple pages, the weld map annotations will be transferred across from the corresponding pages only i.e. from sheet 1 in the old file to sheet 1 in the new file. If the old file has more pages than the new file, the weld annotations in those additional pages will not be copied over;
- Click "Update" to complete the changes;
Please note that the dimensional and other annotations made in that drawing within a tag will not be transferred. For making dimensional markups on drawings, please read this article: dimension markup
The “Transfer” button will not be available for future edits of a drawing if the weld map annotations were transferred previously.