If you need a quick way to create multiple punch symbols, you can use Microsoft Excel to create their basic properties and then import them into a new or preexisting tool set.
To create a tool set in Excel:
- Open a blank Excel file, and enter the basic properties for each new punch symbol that you want to create:
- Enter the subject for each symbol in Column A.
- Enter the abbreviation that will appear inside the punch symbol in Column B. You’ll also see this text when the markup is placed on a drawing.
- Enter the definition of the symbol in Column C, which will appear in the Comments column of the Markups List.
- Select File > Save As.
- Select the Save as type dropdown, and select .csv.
- Save the file.
To import the tool set:
- Open Revu.
- Open the Tool Chest (Alt+X).
- Select Tool Chest > Manage Tool Sets.
- Choose the tool set you want to add the new punch symbols to, and select Modify.
- To create a new tool set, select Add. Enter a name for the new tool set, and select OK.
- Select Punchkey Import.
- Locate and select your .csv file, and select Open.
- Select OK in both the Modify Tool Set and Manage Tool Sets dialog boxes.
You should now see the new punch symbols in the tool set where you imported the .csv data.
Learn how to use Excel to quickly create many different punch symbols at the same time.