CADDManager on June 24th, 2009

LTSCALE has been around forever. There are now several “SCALE” issues surrounding your linetypes. We now have LTSCALE, PSLTSCALE, CELTSCALE and MSLTSCALE. LTSCALE – LineType Scale – Controls overall linetype scaling of objects displayed. Sets the global linetype scale factor. The linetype scale factor cannot equal zero. This system variable has the same name as […]


CADDManager on June 24th, 2009

When you are writing your CAD Standard you should consider including a lengthy explanation of your Border and Title Block file. Take the time to make sure that everyone knows where the correct files are and what goes where. Don’t let the project team get creative on the location of standard information.  Don’t let them […]

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CADDManager on June 24th, 2009

The Border File is one that is used on every sheet file and every project you have. Getting it right shows that you really have your act together. Getting it wrong can tell others that your level of quality is slipping. I have been in meetings and have seen the clients name spelled wrong on […]

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CADDManager on June 24th, 2009

AUGI and Extension Media are excited to announce AUGI AEC Edge – A new publication launched today that is focused on the AEC industry. AUGI AEC Edge is dedicated to providing cutting edge industry information and useful tips on all aspects of Autodesk’s digital design software necessary for accurate project design, visualization and analysis. This […]

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CADDManager on June 18th, 2009

Image Files 20 characters maximum (not including filetype extension). Common image file extensions will be .TIF, .JPG and .BMP. Image files are placed into the Sheet folder and referenced only to Sheet files. They may also be referenced to Model files as needed. Standard: ZPPAD-************** Z: Identified the file as an Image file to be […]

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CADDManager on June 17th, 2009

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CADDManager on June 17th, 2009

Sheet Files 14 characters maximum (not including file type extension) Standard: PPAD-TT-LLL_R PP: Project Identifier (2 characters) (Optional) A: Phase Identifier (1 character or “-“) (optional) D: Discipline (1 character) “-“: hyphen TT: File Type (2 character) (Optional) LLL: Sheet Number (3 characters ) _R: Revision suffix – (Optional 1 character and placeholder as required) […]

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CADDManager on June 11th, 2009

XREF (Background) Files 9 characters maximum (not including filetype extension) Standard: XPPA-DTTLL X PP A(-) D TT LL X: Identified the file as a Model file to be XREFed to other files. PP-: Project identifier (2 characters) (Optional) A: Phase identifier (Optional) (1 character or “-“ (hyphen)) D: Discipline (1 character) TT: File type (2 […]

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CADDManager on June 10th, 2009

You need to include a discipline designator in your file names so that people can quickly see who created and is responsible for each file. Here is an NCS compliant example:

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