Coordinate Drawings and Database
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The Coordinate Drawings and Database command is used to compare the project database with one or more drawings and confirm that the information matches.
To coordinate a set of selected drawings with the database, go to
Ribbon: DM Plumbing->Utilities-> ->Coordinate Drawings and Database
Pulldown Menu: DM Plumbing->Utilities->Coordinate Drawings and Database
Select Drawings Dialog Box
Drawing List: Select the drawings you want to coordinate with the database. The current drawing is selected when the command is first run. Use the SHIFT and CTRL keys to select multiple drawings in the list. All of the selected drawings will be coordinated with the database.
Select Currently Open Drawing: Press this button to select the current drawing.
Press the OK button to coordinate the selected drawings with the database.
The following actions will be performed:
When this command is finished, the drawing and the database will match. All devices on the drawing will accurately reflect the information stored in the database.
Devices reinserted on the drawing from the database will be highlighted with lines from the origin to their insertion point. Review these devices to determine whether they should be kept. Use the standard CAD ERASE command to remove excess devices from the drawing.
The coordination lines can be removed either by using the standard CAD ERASE command and selecting the coordination lines, or by using the command.
When to Use the Coordinate Drawings and Database Command
When you make changes to a drawing, these changes are immediately recorded in the database. Changes are not recorded on the drawing until it is saved. If your CAD program crashes before the drawing is saved, the database will have newer and better information than the drawing. Use the Coordinate Drawings and Database command to match the drawing and database, and you can often recover information that was lost.
Changes to customization settings are not immediately reflected on the drawings. If you change your customization settings in the middle of a project, use the Coordinate Drawings and Database command to update the drawings.
There are other times when this command can fix errors in your project. A backup of the current drawing and database is made before the command is run in case something unexpected happens during the command.
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