Disciplines are created to segment and organise types of work on a project around sets of drawings. A project can have any number or combination of disciplines defined to best fit the needs of that project and the division of responsibilities which have been established. Some examples of typical disciplines are Electrical, Civil, Landscape, Mechanical.
When created, Disciplines are marked as either Private or Public.
- A Private Discipline is only viewable only by 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 work in progress drawings or other such internal uses by the person who created it.
- 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 bestowed upon 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 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 contractor. 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 can be defined via the Disciplines tab within the SiteOverview section, or in the SitePlan section. The ability to create a public discipline is limited to users with Level 4 or 5 permission.
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