Delete Learning shortest Learning Curve. – BY Far,
the famous phrase stated by Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe, seems to perfectly fit into our methodology of prototyping and templatizing the CAD Environment. Many times it would be much more effective to Delete (Partially) than to Create: The Knowledge needed to create is a whole tool-set to be familiar with while deleting a specific part is only one unique tool in the too-set – making the process shorter, easier an faster to implement.

Delete Learning, shortest learning Curve. – BY Far, “LESS IS MORE”,

Delete Learning shortest Learning Curve – How does it Work?

I’ll try to explain it by using an Example:
Suppose You need to show a Legend at a certain Layout.
AutoCAD Tables will do the job but does the Draft-person need to buy All the Knowledge needed  to Master the AutoCAD Tables (One of AutoCAD’s most complex objects)? Most Likely, (S)He won’t…

In my case I would create the Optimal Legend Containing all the Items Possible and then, teach the
Draft-Person how to delete a row (or several) to make the table compliant with the specific legend of his/her needs..

Delete Learning shortest Learning Curve – ANOTHER EXAMPLE:

Since we are Supplying CAD Standards to our customers, and one of the products is the Standard Sheet Set Manager, the Sheets and their Title Blocks Quote Properties from the Set as well as from the Sheet(s).

I Created a Super-Properties Generic Sheet Set including a whole set of Attributes quoting a long (Complete ) List of Sheet Properties & Sheet Set Properties, taking Advantage of the Custom Properties Options.

Delete Learning shortest Learning Curve – IF IT’S GOOD FOR ME…IT MIGHT BE GREAT FOR MY CUSTOMERS

  • I Would Use what I need but I’ll never be creating New Stuff – It makes my work much easier and faster.
  • Terminology is always Identical making the job more systematic
  • If it works once, most likely that re-using it – is safer than creating it from scratch
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