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CAD Manager's Guide: Using Tool Palettes to Manage Standards and Configuration

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    Have you ever wondered if there's an easier way to ensure that all drawing production staff has equal access to the company's CAD standards? This class will provide an overview of a variety of configuration, productivity, and management solutions that you can deploy using AutoCAD tool palettes. Tool palettes should not be limited to sourcing warehoused block/symbol libraries; they can also facilitate company-specific CAD software configurations, along with a multitude of other tools, to assist CAD managers with the elimination of inconsistencies across workstations, projects, and even offices. Tool palettes can easily become the "one-stop shop" for sourcing preconfigured, controlled content and the mechanism to assist users with configuring their AutoCAD (and AutoCAD software-based) software installations. Last year (Autodesk University 2017) we presented this class; this year we will focus on additional demonstration of the corporate tool palette sets we have deployed across our company over the past 6 years.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to become more productive and efficient in managing your company's CAD standards package
    • Learn how to eliminate inconsistencies across workstation configurations
    • Learn how to create company-wide tool palette sets that are automatically updated when content is added or modified
    • Learn best practices for discipline and project-specific tool palettes, including troubleshooting, support, tips, and tricks