Last modified by Dennis Knudsen on 2022/07/12 15:00

The Publish function makes it possible to batch sign, plot and export files within a single function - The function can be accessed from the different grids in Project Manager. Below is a walkthrough of the publish functionality. 

To be able to use the Publish function, one needs to make sure that the publish settings are correctly configured in the service configuration tool

It's possible to access the plot dialogue from the following tabs:

  • Drawings 
  • Element ID
  • Element Mark
  • Model view

Example from the Drawing tab


Figure 1: Publish from the Drawing tab

In the publish dialogue, there are some different options to choose between. 


Figure 2: Publish dialog

Status - Sets the status of the drawing that are getting published.

Approved Date - Sets the Approved Date of the drawing that are getting published.

Design Date - Sets the Design Date of the drawing that are getting published.

Insert Signature Block - Inserts the Signature Block on the drawing.

Ready for Production - Sets all the instances (elements) - Sets all the instances with the given element mark to Ready for Production.

Drawing - Shows the Drawing name of the element(s) that are getting published.

Plot Template - Sets what plot template should be used when plotting the drawing. More information on Plotting can be found here.

The Following exports can only be marked if the drawing status is the "Status Type - Building". Otherwise will it not be possible to make the exports with Publish. More information on "Drawing Status type" can be found here.

  • BVBs - Exports a BVBs file with the Publish.
  • Unitechnik - Exports a Unitechnik file with the Publish - If the Producibility Control for the Unitechnik fails then will the drawing not be Published. More information on Producibility Control can be found here.
  • PXML - Exports a PXML file with the Publish.
  • PRD - Exports a BVBs file with the Publish. (This is only possible for Form Slabs)

JSON - Exports a JSON file with the following information

  • Element Information
    • ElementMark
    • ElementType
  • Drawing Information
    • ApprovedDate
    • Status
    • Revision
    • RevisionDate
    • Designer
    • Text1
    • Text2
    • Text3
    • Text4
    • Text5
    • Text6

When the drawing is Published will the files be gathered in a .Zip file in the export folder according to the settings in the Service Configuration tool.

In the Zip file there will also be a publish log that contains the following information:

  • Date - The date of the export
  • User - What user did the export
  • Status - The Status of the drawing
  • ApprovedDate - The Approved Date set in the Publish
  • DesignDate - The Designed Date set in the Publish
  • SignatureBlock - The SignatureBlock set in the Publish
  • ReadyforProduction - The Ready for production set in the Publish
  • DrawingName - The Name of the Drawing
  • PlotTemplate - The Name of the Plot template
  • BVBS - Was the BVBs exported Yes/No
  • Unitechnik - Was the Unitechnik exported Yes/No
  • PXML - Was the PXML exported Yes/No
  • PRD - Was the PRD exported Yes/No
  • JSON - Was the JSON exported Yes/No

The name of the .Zip file will be "project$email$" for example P123456$$220217-105555.Zip.

Example of a Publish

The settings are set in the Publish dialog.


Figure 3: Publish Example

The Placement of the .Zip file.


The content of the .Zip file.


Figure 4: Publish Example - Zip file

In IMPACT 17 is it possible to set default settings for the different element types - This is done in the Standard Admin under the Publish Settings.


Figure 5: Publish Settings

These settings are the default settings when publishing an element from the Project Manager.


Figure 6: Publish default settings