Demarcation headings sit at the discipline level and any demarcation areas are added below them, at the drawing level.
Why the order of demarcation headings matters
When you have multiple demarcation areas that overlap, the ordering of your demarcation headings guide which quantities get split out first when the final Excel spreadsheet is created.
The higher up a demarcation heading is in the list, the more ‘preferred’ it is.
For example, if you have a “Core” demarcation area inside a “Tenants” demarcation area, so long as the “Core” demarcation heading is at the top of the list, it will be split out separately.
How to re-order demarcation headings
To re-order a demarcation heading:
- Click and hold the heading
- Drag it up or down
In the above clip, there are two scenarios:
Scenario 1 — The larger “Tenants” demarcation heading is at the top of the list and therefore takes precedence over the smaller “Core” and “Meeting Room” demarcation headings. This is also represented visually on the drawing, as only the blue “Tenants” area is displayed.
In this scenario, all quantities will be split into “Tenants” column within the Excel spreadsheet, and no quantities will be split into the “Core” or “Meeting Room” spreadsheet columns.
Scenario 2 — The “Core” and “Meeting Room” demarcation headings are moved further up the list, meaning they then take precedence over the “Tenants” demarcation heading. This change is also represented visually on the drawing with both the “Core” and “Meeting Room” demarcation areas being displayed.
In this scenario, quantities will first be split into the “Meeting Room” column within the Excel spreadsheet, then quantities will be split into the “Core” spreadsheet column, followed by all remaining quantities being split into the “Tenants” spreadsheet column.
How to: Copy demarcations.