Did you know that AutoCAD software has a CAD Standards Manager? Yes, there is a panel on the Ribbon under the manage tab where you can find the CAD Standards panel. Consistency in design and drafting are very important for maintaining and sharing drawings internally and externally in AutoCAD software. The CAD standards manager can help you check, correct, and maintain standards within your company. In this class, we will review the CAD Standards panel on the ribbon and explore how you can use that tool to capitalize on your standards within your company. At the end of this class you will be able to configure template files for standards, use the batch checker to create a violation report, and understand the use of the layer translator. You will bring back knowledge about how to help your employer move forward in the production of standard work. This session features AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D.
- Understand how to use and configure CAD Standards Manager tools in AutoCAD
- Learn how to identify, change, and create standards files (.DWS) to define your company CAD standards
- Learn how to associate a CAD Standards file with a drawing, and check the drawing for standards compliance
- Learn how to use the Layer Translator to automate the process of changing layers to adhere to your company standards
Sam Lucido is a CAD services manager with Haley & Aldrich. He has over 25 years of experience involving design, user support, and customization. Lucido is professionally certified in AutoCAD software and is an Expert Elite Member, and he recently completed his fourth year speaking at Autodesk University. He uses his vast knowledge of AutoCAD software to help provide support to engineering and design teams through monthly tip sheets and online training.