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PDM Block Window

Project DataMatrix (PDM)/Block Tree/Product Explorer/Project Summary Window

This window has four tabs for you to select from.  The Project DataMatrix (PDM) view is where all of the Products that have been added to a Project are displayed.

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The Block Tree tab will display all of the stock SI 5 Drawings and downloaded Manufacturer Drawings available.

Terminology: Drawings are "containers" for Blocks.  Blocks are what are actually displayed on the Drawing Sheets within AutoCAD.

There are three “sections” in the Block Tree: Standard, Manufacturer, and Custom. 

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Use the PDM Refresh Groups button to refresh the list if you add any Drawings while working on an AutoCAD file.

The Standard category lists the stock SI 5 Drawings based on Category.  These Drawings contain Generic Blocks.  Most of the Generic Blocks have a one-to-many relationship with Products in the SI 5 database.

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To view the Blocks by name, click the [+] next to the drawing name:

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The Manufacturer section lists any D-Tools Manufacturer Drawings that you have downloaded.  These drawings contain specific Blocks created for the particular manufacturer.  Most of the Blocks in these drawings have a one-to-one relationship with Products in your SI 5 database.

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The Custom section lists the SI 5 Drawings that you create as well as one that we created, Cabinet Tools.  Cabinet Tools is discussed in Drawing Sheet Types.

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The Product Explorer tab is one way you can add products to a project.

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The Project Summary tab displays a summarized view of the Project.

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The Line Item Summary tab displays an aggregated view of the products in the PDM based on Category, Manufacturer, and Model.

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