by Kim Hyde
I am often asked if there is an easy way to ensure people do not use the wrong drawing. Huge problems occur when somebody gets hold of a plot or print that isn’t the latest issue and/or hasn’t had approval.
Anyone using Items in Vault Professional knows that watermarking is available to control this … `BUT’ (I hear), what about those using Document Management with Vault Workgroup or Vault Collaboration and have no intention of using Item-based Data Management?
… well here is the answer!
Watermarking can be created when using the (Batch) Plot facility. Review the following steps to set the options:
Step-1… select what you are printing
Select the file or files you wish to print, then select the `Plot’ button. Note the dialog allows you to add additional files and control the usual page-setup requirements.
Step-2 … set your configurations.
From the Plot Manager dialog, select Edit > Options. Note that settings are available to configure both plot stamp and watermarking, even custom watermarking! My settings below is set to show the Lifecycle `state’ as the watermark.
After choosing the settings, submit the file(s) for printing. Note you also have a choice to submit the print task to the Job Server if you wish.
Step–3… review the results!
Remember this works for any files … Mechanical, Architectural or Non-CAD!!
Sample CAD drawing
Sample Office Word document