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This probably doesn’t apply to many of you but I thought I’d share something that not only saves me time but also money too.
For new housing schemes I get sent a lot of drawings – one job recently was in excess of 700 drawings.
These initially need sorting as for measuring Brickwork & Scaffolding I don’t need things like heating layouts, kitchen plans, etc. I was left with just under 500 drawings for that job.
I then need to have a set of drawings printed for the guys on site but often A3 drawings are required instead of the ‘designed’ sizes of A2 or A1.
First thing I do is to use Combine to make one complete set.
I can then quickly ‘flick’ through the drawings and delete the ones that I don’t need – this is so much easier than waiting for a preview to come up on Windows Explorer or opening each drawing.
I then email off the drawings to a reprographics company so they can print and post the drawings – this is where the money saving comes in. As well as paying for printing each drawing they also charge for reducing drawings from their original size e.g. A1 to A3. This is £0.49p per drawing so can become rather expensive! However, I can just send them the one file of 500 drawings and ask them to print that at A3 so I pay the fee just once – saving nearly £250 in this case!
Somehow I don’t think Bluebeam was designed with this in mind but it certainly works for me! 😃