Learn how to create, standardize, and distribute tool palettes within a company network and/or organization. For everyone from new CAD users to advanced CAD users, this session will help speed up efficiency and organize tools for team use. Learn about the basics of creating tools and adding them to palettes, organizing and naming the tools, saving and distributing palettes from a network location, and setting up LISP routines to switch between palette groups. See how these tools can streamline detailing across multiple users and help centralize CAD standards. The class will utilize several examples to walk through the process from start to finish. We'll also discuss best practices and tool limitations.
- Learn about the creation and naming of tools, as well as palettes
- Learn how to organize the tools on the palettes
- Learn how to save and distribute palettes from a network location
- Learn how to set up LISP routines for commands to switch palettes
Justin Johnson is a Design Team Manager for GPD Group, a multi-discipline nationwide architectural and engineering firm. Justin has 10 years of engineering industry experience and over 15 years of AutoCAD experience to his team. Justin started as a full-time CAD Designer while earning a Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering from the University of Akron. He is an AutoCAD Certified Professional and a current member of the Autodesk User Group International and Construction Management Association of America (CMAA). During his tenure Justin has held the positions of CAD Designer, Drafting Team Leader and now Design Team Manager within the telecommunications division at GPD. In his current role Justin is responsible for drafting quality control, standards, process innovation, design tool innovation and IT integration tasks of his practice. In addition, Justin serves on the GPD CAD Standards and GPD Quality Control Committee’s whom act as technical liaisons for the company.