Last time we talked about an incomplete standard being useless. Now we move on to another issue that may make your CAD Standard Useless.
A Useless CAD Standard is…
When you fail to enforce your standard, it soon becomes useless. If there are no consequences for not following the standard, then why should people follow it. People will try to duck the standard, avoid the standard and set it aside. Managers will try to get their team to not use it if they feel it is slowing their project down. Users will ignore it if they think it is irrelevant.
Avoiding this trouble:
Set up a process for reviewing the projects for standards compliance. Have them reviewed and fixed. Get your upper management to understand the need for compliance. Don’t let projects slide when they are not following the standard. Take it as far to the top as you need to. Don’t let up.