CAD standards are a bone of contention for every CAD manager. For me, CAD standards are all about a single thing-productivity. It's all about decision making. I don't want you spending time deciding what font to use or what lineweight to draw with. Those tasks don't increase the project's value. I want you to be able to focus on creating drawings that sell ideas to a client or help make manufacturing quicker and easier. You shouldn't need to worry about CAD standards. In this lab, we'll go through the exact steps that I use to create a comprehensive set of tool palettes that deploy our company CAD standards. I'll show you how to deploy your tool palettes on the network, and how to update them from a central file. We'll push as hard as we can into deploying scripts and macros from tool palettes, and cover some of the tips and hacks of tool palettes that you won't find in the help file.
- Learn how to create a completely fresh tool palette in a network location
- Learn how to create, edit, and save tools onto your networked palettes
- Learn how to boost productivity with scripts and macros hosted on your palettes
- Learn how to hack your tool palettes without opening AutoCAD
Paul Munford is a laugher, dreamer, bon vivant, and CAD geek - Technical Marketing Manager for Autodesk in the UK. Paul 's background in manufacturing items for the construction industry gives him a foot in digital prototyping and a foot in Building Information Modeling (BIM). Paul is a member of the British Standards Institute Committee for BS8888, the British standard for technical product documentation, and an (Ex) Autodesk Expert Elite. In his spare time, Munford nurtures the CAD Setter Out blog, and has written for AUGIWorld magazine, DEVELOP3D, and Shaan Hurley's Between the Lines blog. Paul was a speaker at Autodesk University for the first time in 2012, and he says it's the most fun anyone can have with 250 other people in the room.