Now you have your very own project up and running, it’s probably a good idea to add some drawings to share with your project team. The most efficient way to do this is by using our Upload Templates functionality.
To upload your first set of drawings using Upload Templates follow the steps below:
- Go to a project (open your project from the Projects list).
- Click on the Upload Drawings button in center of the page (or select + Upload to Bullclip in the top right corner if you already have drawings on the project).
- You will be taken to the Upload page, the first step of the Drawings upload flow.
There are three methods to upload files: using Drag and Drop, the standard File Explorer, or one of our integrations (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Procore).
- To use the Drag and Drop method, simply select the files you wish to upload into Bullclip and drag them over the circular Drag drawings here area in the middle of the Upload page.
- The alternative method is to simply click on the blue "or select from files" link inside the Drag and Drop circle. A file explorer window will open, allowing you to search your computer or your cloud drive for a PDF file of your project drawings. Select which PDF drawing files you want to add to the project and press Open.
Note: Any multipage PDF files uploaded as Drawings will be split into single pages automatically. To keep multi-page PDFs intact as one document, upload these files as Documents.
- Once the first of your drawing files have finished processing, the Scan title block section will open automatically giving you the option to Create new template or Skip template creation.
- If your project drawings have a predicable title block, select Create new template (as these are you first drawings for the project, you need to create a new template first).
- You will be taken to the Template Creator. This template creator requires drawing areas to be mapped for Drawing Title, Drawing Number and Revision Number. Each template also must be saved with a template name for easy identification.
- Center the drawing title block on the screen using the default pan tool in the canvas (pan across the canvas and zoom in with your mouse wheel) and select a field in the left hand menu to map to the title block.
- When the a particular field is selected, draw a box around the area of the title block where that information is usually displayed to map it to the template. .
- When you are finished mapping the template information to the title block, give you template a name and hit Create and apply.
- You have now created a template and can apply it to all current and future drawings in the uploads list.
- You can now quickly review the regions of up to six drawings at a time compared to what has been automatically read from the actual drawing title block.
- If the text in the fields doesn't match up with the preview and needs adjusting, you can simply edit the text directly in the text box below the thumbnail.
- If your revision doesn't appear on the drawing, you can type in the text manually on the first drawing in the Revision field, then click the square Apply to all drawings icon which will apply this same Revision text field to all drawings in this upload process.
- Once the information matches up for all 6 drawings, click Publish 6 drawings and move to the next six (note: six is the maximum number that can be displayed at once, you can publish less if you don't have up to six items to publish).
- When all uploads have been published, you will automatically be taken back to the Drawings page to see a list of the drawings you have published to your project.
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