if you want to know more...
BAD CAD - finding the
flaws in Files
the time to make a progressive investigation. Take
notes. Be methodical.
start talking with the users to see what is wrong. What
are the complaints? I talk with several users to get as
much info as I can. I categorize the results...
Plotting, Opening, Saving, Referencing files, Layers, functions
not working right. After I have my categories I know what
to start looking for.
CSI - CAD Standards
Many of you are called on to maintain and
enforce the CAD Standards (part of the job for us CM's).
So I know that you have to find out where the mistakes are and
I like to think of it as CSI work. CSI
as the name implies is when you have to look for the
non-standard parts of your files and get them fixed.
A CSI is involved in many levels. They
have to make sure they have the right layers and colors and
linetypes. Here are a few tips for when to put this hat on
and take it off.
more on the web...
Beyond the CAD
are many areas that fall outside of CAD Standards proper that
you may have to keep track of. Here is my list of what you
may need to keep a sharp eye on...
October 2005 -
We asked about you use of 2D and 3D and got
some interesting results.
Only 8% said they we not using 2D at
all. So 92% of us are still using 2D for some or all of
61% were still heavily into 2D and 27% are
3D. I wonder what Autodesk thinks about that?
November Survey -
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