The best & most modern approach to CAD Standards is to Build-In the CAD Standard directly Into the AutoCAD environment.
Let me introduce you to my approach to standard environments in the CAD Standard Context:
“A-no-need-to-program-out-of-the-box environment to create standard data in the 1st place with no need of any additional actions whatsoever, no need of CAD Standard Enforcement and/or monitoring.”
Let’s have a look at the CAD Standard Definition:
“A CAD Standard is a managed organizational Template-Based collection of CAD Regulations that needs to be documented, monitored and enforced to be compliant with all the organizational and/ or Specific Project(s) Standards”
A Proper CAD Standard deals with Mandatory Conventions on
Layers: Names and descriptions, Colors, Linewidths, Linetypes, etc.
Styles: Annotations of all kinds including dimensions, Tables, etc.
Blocks: Static & Dynamic, Layered, Nested, etc.
Terminology: Files, Named Views, Blocks and other contents, etc.
Symbology: Scalable & non-scalable,
Sheets, Reference Files and Optional Best Practice Conventions on Workflows & Procedures.
The Classic CAD Standard Approach is all about documenting, monitoring and enforcing.
My modern approach – on the other hand – is about A Standard Environment which is the Reflection of the CAD Standard as a Built-In Tool-Set.
The Modern CAD Standard Compliant Environment includes:
- One (or Several) Disciplinary set of Tool Palettes including all the managed Standard contents & features
- One (to several) complete Template files set(s)
- A Customized Quick Access Toolbar
- A set of CUI (Custom User Interface) based procedures
- Several Action Recorder Macros for Repetitive procedures with built-in data entry Pause options
Finally, you’ll have instant access to knowledge & Know-how of the complete Standard Environment by an Indexed Video on Demand Knowledge Base which will assist you getting to the specific frame @ the specific Video.
All that is supported by your Cloud-based workflows.