Title Block EDF to Tags

If your client uses ProjectWise, chances are they have created new borders containing Tags. But hey, you are tasked with updating an older installation and the drawings the client gave you are pretty old and still use title blocks containing text and/or enter data fields. Now what do you do? Many firms commit to changing out the borders one element at a time. This can add hundreds of hours to the drafting time, and errors will be made.

Phocaz has developed tech that can automate this process. Now, a task that used to take hundreds of hours per project is reduced to a few minutes. The program we created reads the legacy title block information and loads it into the appropriate tag data field – no typing required.

The image only shows the revision number, but this title block actually has 43 text elements. Copying each text string from the old title block to the data fields in the new title block was taking more than an hour per drawing.

The program Phocaz created takes about a second. Further, this tool was modified to process multiple drawings (batch process) – so the design team can now run this program at the beginning of a project and swap out all of the old title blocks with new, fully populated title blocks.