Did you know that AutoCAD software has a CAD Standards Manager included within? You can find the CAD Standards panel on the manage tab of the ribbon. 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’ll be able to configure template files for standards, attach those standards files 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.
- 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, linetypes, and dimensions
- Learn how to use the Layer Translator to automate the process of changing layers and adhere to your company standards
- Learn how to use the Batch Standards Checker to audit drawings for standards violations, creating a report detailing all violations