About-Creating-and-Managing-CAD-Standards

About Creating and Managing CAD Standards

    About Creating and Managing CAD Standards

    CAD standards play a key role in creating drawing sets that have a consistent appearance.

    Consistency is important for maintaining, publishing, and sharing drawings with a
    subcontractor or client. As a CAD administrator, you should help facilitate the creation
    and management of the CAD standards in your company.

    CAD standards include, but are not limited to:

    • Named objects in a drawing, which include layers, text styles, dimension styles, linetypes,
      and so on
    • Title and detail blocks
    • Annotation VCadelines and methods
    • Drawing layout and sheet set VCadelines
    • Object property conventions (ByLayer, ByBlock, or explicitly set)

    Commands and utilities that help you manage CAD standards include the following:

    • Block Editor – Edits the objects within a block contained in a drawing, such as a detail or title
      block. (BEDIT command)
    • Write Block – Exports selected objects or a block from a drawing to a new drawing (DWG) file.
      (WBLOCK command)
    • Layer Properties Manager – Creates and manages layers in a drawing. (LAYER command)
    • Text Style Manager – Creates and manages text styles in a drawing. (STYLE command)
    • Dimension Style Manager – Creates and manages dimension styles in a drawing. (DIMSTYLE command)
    • Linetype Manager – Imports and manages linetypes in a drawing. (LINETYPE command)
    • Multileader Style Manager – Creates and manages multileader styles in a drawing. (MLEADERSTYLE command)
    • Multiline Style – Creates and manages multiline styles in a drawing. (MLSTYLE command)
    • Table Style Manager – Creates and manages table styles in a drawing. (TABLESTYLE command)
    • Detail View Styles Manager – Creates and manages detail view styles in a drawing. (VIEWDETAILTSTYLE command)
    • Section View Styles Manager – Creates and manages section view styles in a drawing. (VIEWSECTIONSTYLE command)
    • Layout Tabs – Creates and manages layouts in a drawing. (LAYOUT command)
    • Drawing Templates – Drawing files that contain established named objects, title and detail blocks,
      and other information that are used to create new drawings. Drawing templates have
      a file extension of .dwt and are created using the SAVEAS command.
    • AutoCAD DesignCenter – Imports named objects from another drawing into the current drawing. (ADCENTER
      command)
    • Content Explorer – Imports named objects from another drawing into the current drawing. (CONTENTEXPLORER
      command)
    • Layer Translator – Merges layers and changes the properties of layers in a drawing based on a layer
      mapping table. (LAYTRANS command)
    • CAD Standards Checker – Checks for and fixes standards violations in the current drawing against those
      defined in a drawing standards (DWS) file. (STANDARDS command)
    • Batch Standards Checker – Checks for standards violations in selected drawing files against those defined
      in a drawing standards (DWS) file.

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