View More
View Less
System Message
An unknown error has occurred and your request could not be completed. Please contact support.
My Sessions
Personal Calendar
Conference Event
There aren't any available sessions at this time.
Conflict Found
This session is already scheduled at another time. Would you like to...
Please enter a maximum of {0} characters.
{0} remaining of {1} character maximum.
Please enter a maximum of {0} words.
{0} remaining of {1} word maximum.
must be 50 characters or less.
must be 40 characters or less.
Session Summary
We were unable to load the map image.
This has not yet been assigned to a map.
Search Catalog
Replies ()
New Post
Microblog Thread
Post Reply
Your session timed out.
This web page is not optimized for viewing on a mobile device. Visit this site in a desktop browser to access the full set of features.
Autodesk University 2018

BES220360 - 6 Sheet Set Manager Strategies for Success

Session Description

Over the past 7 years, hundreds of Associated Engineering production staff members across our 23 offices have been using AutoCAD software’s Sheet Set Manager (SSM) to efficiently coordinate project drawing packages. Throughout that time frame, we have continually adapted and fine-tuned our Sheet Set Manager templates (and support files) to not only provide flexibility for utilizing internal, project, or client-specific CAD standards, but also for ensuring conformance and standardization for all AutoCAD (and AutoCAD software-based) software output. Sheet Set Manager can greatly impact productivity while reducing repetition, user frustration, project budgets, and schedules. Please join us for this class, as we will be discussing 6 “key” Sheet Set Manager strategies that have proven to successfully assist CAD managers, project CAD leaders, and production management through incorporating this powerful productivity tool throughout development, implementation, and ongoing support.

Additional Information
Gain a solid understanding of Sheet Set Manager functionality
Learn how to transfer and modify existing sheet borders for use with Sheet Set Manager
Learn how to use the Sheet Set Manager to preconfigure project or company CAD standard requirements
Learn how to avoid pitfalls and limitations by capitalizing on best practices for developing Sheet Set Manager content
Instructional Demo
Improving AEC Project Delivery
CAD Management and IT, AutoCAD and General Design
Attendees should have a general knowledge of AutoCAD, including Sheet Set Manager, Templates, Printer/Page Setups, Attributes, External References and Block Creation. Background in CAD Standards development is ideal (but not necessarily required).
CAD Manager, BIM/VDC Manager, Technology Manager, Project Manager
Product Users
I anticipate the audience will include CAD Managers (or CAD Coordinators), Project or Design Managers, Technology Managers and Production Staff who are responsible for the design and development of project deliverables.
Exploring industry practice and workflows
Project Execution
Data Management, CAD Management, Technology Management
AIA Approved
1 hour
Session Speakers
  • Chad Franklin - CAD Coordinator, Associated Engineering

    Chad is the CAD Coordinator for Associated Engineering, a multi-discipline engineering firm with 23 offices across Canada. He currently provides drawing production coordination including CAD standards development and implementation across the company’s 350 Autodesk users. Having 25 years of experience primarily on civil infrastructure and transportation design, Chad has been utilized for the past 6 years dedicated to full-time development of corporate CAD standards including extensive templates, macros/scripts and lisp, tool palette sets, sheet set manager implementation, quality management and production staff technical support/training. Chad is an Autodesk Certified Professional and a member of several Autodesk Customer Councils (Product Delivery, Product Research and Visual Design Research) including Autodesk Beta programs. Chad has attended Autodesk University (AU) each year since 2013; 2017 and 2018 as an AU Top Rated speaker. Chad is also an AU Speaker Mentor as part of the Autodesk University Speaker Readiness Program. Chad authors/owns the AutoCAD and CAD Management Blog: theCADcafé (

Session Schedule
    Similar Sessions
    Register Now