CADDManager on June 9th, 2009

Every Standard has to have a way to identify what file type you have. Having a designator in the file name can help everyone know who is overseeing what. Here is an example – again – it is NCS compliant. File Type Designator examples: ARCHITECTURAL & INTERIORS: AD Area Development DP Demolition Plan EL Elevation […]

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CADDManager on June 8th, 2009

File naming is crucial to maintaining proper unification of your product. This is on my top ten list of Items to include in your CAD Standard and should not be overlooked at all. This is one area you want to get right, communicate well and enforce. Model / Construct / Background / Xref Files You […]

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CADDManager on June 4th, 2009

Here are some notes about the folders that you may need to create to hold your CAD and other files. You can see example folder structures here. Admin, Specs, etc: Storage for non-CAD project files, such as budgets, email, reports, etc. Define usage and consistent subdirectories per project or office requirements. CAD: All CAD files […]

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CADDManager on June 3rd, 2009

All of the CAD work on a project should be contained in a single CAD folder. I break out the CAD folder since I keep all project files in the same root folder. See this post on the Root Folder. Keeping all of the CAD files in one folder streamlines archiving and using tools like […]

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CADDManager on June 2nd, 2009

File names will need to be coded by discipline. I have mentioned splitting things out by discipline and so you will need to define how to do that.   Some do it with abbreviations like Arch, Mech, Struct, etc.  You can also shorten them to just letters. Here is a quick list – based on the […]

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CADDManager on June 1st, 2009

Defining the File Types that you will be discussing in your CAD Standard will help those who read it to know what you mean by each term. Without an explanation, they may think incorrectly about your terms or apply definitions that they have used elsewhere. Example text from a CAD Standard: There are five different […]

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