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August 12, 2021 Applicant Update

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Best Practice: Preparing Files for ProjectDox Upload

We have a lot in common with our friendly northern neighbors in Seattle, including how to prepare files for submittal to ProjectDox. Follow these tips provided by the City of Seattle:

  • Retain bookmarks when preparing your plan set PDF’s in AutoCad, Adobe, or BlueBeam. These often speed up your plan review.
  • All documents must be flattened and full-size. Flatten out objects and markups (especially when combining PDF’s from consultants who may not have flattened their own work). Check that your flattened PDF’s have successfully removed ACAD.SHX and other objects in Adobe acrobat’s Tools > Comments view.
  • Files must be unprotected and unlocked.
  • We do not accept Zip files.

See the full Seattle Permit Tip by clicking the link below.

Seattle Permits Tip 106 (PDF)

For additional information and instructions on fixing PDF uploads (PDF Refry), refer to our Quick Step Guide on Preparing Files for ProjectDox Upload.

Preparing Files for ProjectDox Upload

Best Practice: Digital Stamps

Think you’re ready to apply Digital Stamps to your drawings? Let’s test your knowledge to see if you know which ones are correct!

Do these stamps look correct?

Two examples show stamps that will be approved during submission. The stamps are accepted because the signatures are directly over or closely near the stamp.
Two examples show stamps that will be approved during submission. The stamps are accepted because the signatures are directly over or closely near the stamp.

Yes. Signatures need to be on the stamp or a little bit off to the side of it. Signature outside the stamp are not approved.

Do these stamps look correct?

Two examples show stamps that will not be approved during submission. The stamps are rejected because the signatures are not directly over or closely near the stamps.
Two examples show stamps that will not be approved during submission. The stamps are rejected because the signatures are not directly over or closely near the stamps.

No. Signatures are outside the stamp and will not be approved.

Tip: Saving Reports as PDF

If you’ve had text cut off from a report, such as the All Comments report, here’s a tip to resolve that issue.

  1. Export report to Microsoft Word.  
  2. Select the Acrobat tab in Word.
  3. Select Create PDF.
  4. Save to your computer.

Training Materials

To learn more about ProjectDox 9.2, please watch our Applicant Training Video Series and read our User Guide.

Applicant Training Videos

Applicant User Guide

Questions

Please email the ePlans team.

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