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Improving Quality with the CAD Standards Manager in AutoCAD

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    AutoCAD software and Civil 3D software have CAD Standards Manager included right with the software. On the manage tab of the ribbon is where you can find the CAD Standards panel. Standards within drawing files define a set of common properties for named objects such as layers and text styles. Consistency in design and drafting are very important for maintaining and sharing drawings internally and externally in AutoCAD. The CAD Standards Manager can help you check, correct, and maintain standards within your company. At the end of this class you will be able to configure template files for standards, attach that standards file to a drawing to check consistency, use the batch checker to create a violation report, and understand how to use the powerful layer translator. Let's investigate these tools together to help provide a more efficient approach to producing and checking design drawings for consistency and standards.

    Key Learnings

    • Learn how to identify, change, and create standards files (.DWS) to define your company CAD standards.
    • Learn how to attach a CAD Standards file to a drawing and check for text styles, line types, layers, multileaders, and dimensions.
    • Learn how to use the Layer Translator to automate the process of changing layers to adhere to your company standards.
    • Learn how to use the Batch Standards Checker to audit a drawing for standards violations creating a report detailing all violations.