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 â€“ Edits the objects within a block contained in a drawing, such as a detail or title
block. (BEDIT command)
- Write Block â€“ Exports selected objects or a block from a drawing to a new drawing (DWG) file.
- Layer Properties Manager â€“ Creates and manages layers in a drawing. (LAYER command)
- Text Style Manager â€“ Creates and manages text styles in a drawing. (STYLE command)
- Dimension Style Manager â€“ Creates and manages dimension styles in a drawing. (DIMSTYLE command)
- Linetype Manager â€“ Imports and manages linetypes in a drawing. (LINETYPE command)
- Multileader Style Manager â€“ Creates and manages multileader styles in a drawing. (MLEADERSTYLE command)
- Multiline Style â€“ Creates and manages multiline styles in a drawing. (MLSTYLE command)
- Table Style Manager â€“ Creates and manages table styles in a drawing. (TABLESTYLE command)
- Detail View Styles Manager â€“ Creates and manages detail view styles in a drawing. (VIEWDETAILTSTYLE command)
- Section View Styles Manager â€“ Creates and manages section view styles in a drawing. (VIEWSECTIONSTYLE command)
- Layout Tabs â€“ Creates and manages layouts in a drawing. (LAYOUT command)
- Drawing Templates â€“ 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 â€“ Imports named objects from another drawing into the current drawing. (ADCENTER
- Content Explorer â€“ Imports named objects from another drawing into the current drawing. (CONTENTEXPLORER
- Layer Translator â€“ Merges layers and changes the properties of layers in a drawing based on a layer
mapping table. (LAYTRANS command)
- CAD Standards Checker â€“ Checks for and fixes standards violations in the current drawing against those
defined in a drawing standards (DWS) file. (STANDARDS command)
- Batch Standards Checker â€“ Checks for standards violations in selected drawing files against those defined
in a drawing standards (DWS) file.
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