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Disciplines Explained

Disciplines are created to segment and organize types of work on a project around sets of drawings.  A project ,may have any number or combination of disciplines defined to best fit the needs of that project and the division of responsibilities that have already been established.  Typical disciplines might be Architectural, Electrical, Civil, Landscape, Mechanical and so on.

When created, Disciplines are marked as either Private or Public.

A Private Discipline is viewable only to the person who created it. The existence of a private discipline is hidden as far as the broader project team is concerned. A private discipline may be used for rough sketches, work-in-progress drawings or other such internal uses by the person who created it before they are ready to share the content.

A Public Discipline is created as the repository from which a specific drawing register will be shared with project members who have been given rights to view that discipline.

Management of a public discipline is the responsibility of a specific individual.  Normally this will be an appointed consultant, but depending on the set-up of the project, that responsibility may instead be given to the principal/general contractor or a project administrator.  That person is responsible for the drawings in the register, establishes the standards for drawing revision naming, numbering, commentary etc for each revision issued, and also manages the process for gaining approval on revisions from the principal/general contractor, if required.

As new revisions are published, the drawing register for that discipline is updated and represented using an industry-standard transmittal format.

Disciplines for a project may be defined via the Disciplines tab within the SiteOverview section, or in the SitePlan section.

The ability to create a public discipline on a project is limited to users with Level 4 or 5 permission on that project.  Detailed information on Permissions is available here.

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