The new Plan Sets in 2014 are way cool. I've attached an example page in PDF format.
All of the variable information included in the title block is generated using Information Stamps. Even my address and contact information in the logo are information stamps. If anything changes all I have to do is update my Company Information in System Options and all of my borders update with the new information. The date in the Copyright is an information stamp as well.
The page number is automatically generated. I created several Plan Set Groups for this project. For instance the construction documents are in Group "C". Details are in Group "D". So the page number reflects that this is the first page within the D group or D1. The word "Elevations" down below the page number is generated from an information stamp as well. It reflects the name of the plan set page.
One great benefit to using Plan Sets instead of Mult-Drawings is that all of the Information Stamps show in the Plan Set the same way they will be when you print. Also if you move your pages around or add or subtract pages the page numbers update to reflect their new position within the plan set.
In this page I have 3 different views of the front of the house. These are all live views. In other words if I change the plans these views will all update to reflect the changes.
Lastly, I added an Area Schedule to the border. If I change the plan I can go to the border and regenerate the Area Schedule to reflect the new area sizes for the entire plan. I am actually using 6 areas in this plan. 2 each for the main floor, garage, and upper floor. Each showing the framing and veneer areas.
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