I wanted to make sure I post something (once in a while) to include all of our customers, so this one goes out to our LT users… For a long time now “Full Version AutoCAD Users” have had the luxury of taking advantage of the Sheet Set Manager. The Sheet Set Manager organizes, displays, and manages sheet sets, a named collection of drawing sheets. Each sheet in a sheet set is a layout in a drawing (DWG) file and has made it a lot easier to manage your projects when it comes to knowing what files belong to what projects and the structure of the folders with its handy Sheet Set Manager palette inside of AutoCAD LT. You can use sheet sets in a team that can involve network access, Internet collaboration, and email transmittal. The team can also include people who use software that does not include Sheet Set Manager, but there are some limitations. Remember when working as a team, each member should have network access to the sheet set data (DST) file and the drawing template (DWT) files associated with the sheet set. The SSM (Sheet Set Manager) also displays specific icons to indicate the status of the DST file and the individual Sheets themselves; to let the user know if the file is Available, Locked, or even Missing (or Found in an unexpected folder location). [See the Help file for the different displays and limitations.] But one of the biggest time savers that anybody could take advantage of is when it comes to plotting out the entire project. In the Sheet Set Manager, you can easily publish an entire sheet set, a subset of a sheet set, or a single sheet. And it is quicker to publish a sheet set in the Sheet Set Manager, rather than using the Publish dialog box. Yey! I hate plotting.
So I guess if you are not ready to make the jump to full version of AutoCAD or its industry specific verticals? You should at least consider moving to the latest 2012 release… because AutoCAD LT 2012 is getting upgrades closer to AutoCAD… but it still has fewer calories.