From Obsolete CAD Standard to G4-Have a Transition Plan

There have always been different approaches to CAD Standards, to how to enforce CAD Standards, How to monitor them, etc.

When exactly did the Obsolete CAD Standard become Obsolete?

In my case, I joined a Mega-Project at a very special timing: I got here about 7 months ago and now, we’re reaching the end of design phase.

Till now, we’ve been submitting mostly Milestone Design Packages – In “AutoCADish”  -those we bunches of Multiple Layout Sheet Files with their respective Reference Files (XREFs)  – as well as Single Sheet PDF output, Multi-Sheet DWFs, PDF Binders (with or without Watermarks on each Page and a Drawing List of the Package Contents.

No more Obsolete CAD Standard – The Future is now!

From now on (2-3 months from this point), the need for single layout sheet files has become a must. The Project will now create lots of changes transitioning from Milstone Design Packages to CORs (Change Order requests). Most Likely that those CORs are attached to a single Layout Sheet File than to a Multiple Layout Sheet file. VERSION & REVISION will now affect Single Sheets and not forcing us to change anything but the specific document…

So, her we are, building our future: creating a Transition Plan, Characterizing the Procedures and Modules, Writing Code, Training & Implementing…


The New (4th) Generation of CAD Standard, is modern and user friendly:

In The Obsolete CAD Standard

You run a CAD Check and get a report – Send to the designer to fix and start over till You get a satisfying  report. This is Good (?) But is it Excellent?

In the 4G CAD Standard…

The Transition Software is Fully Responsible for the Outputs upon the Designers Permission Granted when he/She Agrees to the Changes made to the Framework. Along the Way, The Transition Software will Fix, Repair & Report about changes made to make the Design CAD Standard Compliant AUTOMAGICALLY

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