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Debrah
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Installing Symbols from National CAD Standards

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10-06-2003 07:57 AM
I want to add all the National CAD Standard Symbols into ADT4.0, and have them available within Tool Palettes or Design Center. The symbols need to be in Imperial units "to scale" on the correct layer, color, and linetype/weight. Lastly, be converted into a executeable file to be downloaded from a remote location (i.e., website server). The execution/uncompression of this downloaded file would need to default to the correct settings within ADT. I could take this customization in stages, starting with the symbol drawing files already drawn to scale... So I am wondering if anyone else has done this or can refer me to a source where I can obtain an Autocad library of Imperial NCS symbols.
Thanks, Debrah
*Dillon, Matt
Message 2 of 10 (453 Views)

Re: Installing Symbols from National CAD Standards

10-06-2003 10:28 PM in reply to: Debrah
Debrah,

Are you referring to annotation symbols? If so, then you may want to browse
through the existing annotation content in either the content browser or
design center. Many of the annotation symbols were created according to NCS.
There are both imperial and metric versions.

--
Matt Dillon
Assistant Moderator: Autodesk Discussion Forums


"Debrah" wrote in message
news:f190a0f.-1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
I want to add all the National CAD Standard Symbols into ADT4.0, and have
them available within Tool Palettes or Design Center. The symbols need to be
in Imperial units "to scale" on the correct layer, color, and
linetype/weight. Lastly, be converted into a executeable file to be
downloaded from a remote location (i.e., website server). The
execution/uncompression of this downloaded file would need to default to the
correct settings within ADT. I could take this customization in stages,
starting with the symbol drawing files already drawn to scale... So I am
wondering if anyone else has done this or can refer me to a source where I
can obtain an Autocad library of Imperial NCS symbols.
Thanks, Debrah
Member
Debrah
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-07-2003
Message 3 of 10 (453 Views)

Re:

10-07-2003 03:50 AM in reply to: Debrah
Thank you Matt for your reply. I can see I wasn't specific enough,so I'll try again...I am currently running ADT 3.3 (first time w/ADT) and when I drag & drop the annotations from the "Documentation pull down" they are not EXACTLY the same dimensions NCS lists. I also noticed that the window annotation is different, etc. etc. I have verified that my template file scale is 1:1, so I don't understand why there is a difference, unless it was intentional to modify. In establishing CAD standards, I realize that I need more training with ADT to customize within etc. (I have learned alot from this forum alone.) I was going to contract out our needed customizations, but am now thinking of doing it in stages, if I had accurate annotations already drawn. Hey Matt, I appreciate any further solutions or suggestions you may have.
Debrah
*Dillon, Matt
Message 4 of 10 (453 Views)

Re:

10-07-2003 06:00 AM in reply to: Debrah
There was, at one point, some NCS symbology for ADT 3.3, that I had posted
to the downloads section a year or so ago. When the downloads section moved
to another page on the adesk web site, they got lost in the shuffle. I've
been asked for the original zip files and don't have access to them anymore.
However I do have the original content. It's raw - you'll need to know where
to put the files (symbols, layer key styles, templates, etc.), but if that's
not a problem I can probably get them uploaded to the content newsgroup or
some other location for you.

--
Matt Dillon
Assistant Moderator: Autodesk Discussion Forums


"Debrah" wrote in message
news:f190a0f.1@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
Thank you Matt for your reply. I can see I wasn't specific enough,so I'll
try again...I am currently running ADT 3.3 (first time w/ADT) and when I
drag & drop the annotations from the "Documentation pull down" they are not
EXACTLY the same dimensions NCS lists. I also noticed that the window
annotation is different, etc. etc. I have verified that my template file
scale is 1:1, so I don't understand why there is a difference, unless it was
intentional to modify. In establishing CAD standards, I realize that I need
more training with ADT to customize within etc. (I have learned alot from
this forum alone.) I was going to contract out our needed customizations,
but am now thinking of doing it in stages, if I had accurate annotations
already drawn. Hey Matt, I appreciate any further solutions or suggestions
you may have.
Debrah
Member
Debrah
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎10-07-2003
Message 5 of 10 (453 Views)

Re:

10-07-2003 06:37 AM in reply to: Debrah
Hey Matt,
That would be great!! Raw is no problem! I'll look for it at the Content Newsgroup. What is your expected timeframe for an upload?
Debrah
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David_W._Koch
Posts: 11,056
Registered: ‎12-12-2003
Message 6 of 10 (453 Views)

Re:

10-07-2003 08:12 AM in reply to: Debrah
Is now soon enough? I apologize for not having access to Matt's raw files, I had to post copies of the originally posted ZIP files :-). I would imagine the only difference would be that the ZIP files he originally posted contain folder information. I also decided to post them to the Customer Files newsgroup, under the topic "Matt Dillon's NCS Content Files [ADT3.3]", due to the fairly hefty size of each ZIP file - hope you have broadband access.

Note also that since I was posting from the web-based interface, I was limited to one attachment per post, so there are two posts in that thread. The first has the Imperial content ZIP file; the other has the Metric content ZIP file. If you are downloading these from the web-based interface, the first post will be accessible when you first select the link to the thread from the left pane, but in order to access the Metric file, you will need to select the link to the second post in the top right pane prior to trying to download that file [from the lower right pane].

The Customer Files newsgroup can be accessed via the web-based interface at -->

http://discussion.autodesk.com/WebX?14@@.ee940b5

<-- [watch for word wrap], or via a newsreader at -->

news://discussion.autodesk.com/autodesk.autocad.customer-files

<-- [watch for word wrap].

ZIP all files prior to posting. If you use the newsreader access, make the ZIP file an attachment to your post. If you use the web-based interface, there is the usual place to type explanatory text for your post, and an edit box at the bottom where you type in the path and name of the ZIP file, or use the Browse button to navigate to it (usually easier).

--

David Koch
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
*Dillon, Matt
Message 7 of 10 (453 Views)

Re:

10-07-2003 11:31 PM in reply to: Debrah
Thanks for saving me some effort, David :-)

--
Matt Dillon
Assistant Moderator: Autodesk Discussion Forums


"David_W._Koch" wrote in message
news:f190a0f.4@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
Is now soon enough? I apologize for not having access to Matt's raw files, I
had to post copies of the originally posted ZIP files :-). I would imagine
the only difference would be that the ZIP files he originally posted contain
folder information. I also decided to post them to the Customer Files
newsgroup, under the topic "Matt Dillon's NCS Content Files [ADT3.3]", due
to the fairly hefty size of each ZIP file - hope you have broadband access.

Note also that since I was posting from the web-based interface, I was
limited to one attachment per post, so there are two posts in that thread.
The first has the Imperial content ZIP file; the other has the Metric
content ZIP file. If you are downloading these from the web-based interface,
the first post will be accessible when you first select the link to the
thread from the left pane, but in order to access the Metric file, you will
need to select the link to the second post in the top right pane prior to
trying to download that file [from the lower right pane].

The Customer Files newsgroup can be accessed via the web-based interface
at -->

http://discussion.autodesk.com/WebX?14@@.ee940b5

<-- [watch for word wrap], or via a newsreader at -->

news://discussion.autodesk.com/autodesk.autocad.customer-files

<-- [watch for word wrap].

ZIP all files prior to posting. If you use the newsreader access, make the
ZIP file an attachment to your post. If you use the web-based interface,
there is the usual place to type explanatory text for your post, and an edit
box at the bottom where you type in the path and name of the ZIP file, or
use the Browse button to navigate to it (usually easier).

--

David Koch
Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
*Starz, Rob
Message 8 of 10 (453 Views)

Re:

10-08-2003 04:03 AM in reply to: Debrah
Matt,

If you want I can post it to a section of my site so you don't have to
search the NG latter on.

Let me know and if there is more NCS content send it to me and I will post.
I have 100 gigs of storage on my server to size is not an issue.

Rob Starz
Stardsign cad solutions
www.stardsign.com

"Matt Dillon" wrote in message
news:C10DC63FE82A7612B467E2838D484A86@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Thanks for saving me some effort, David :-)
>
> --
> Matt Dillon
> Assistant Moderator: Autodesk Discussion Forums
>
>
> "David_W._Koch" wrote in message
> news:f190a0f.4@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Is now soon enough? I apologize for not having access to Matt's raw files,
I
> had to post copies of the originally posted ZIP files :-). I would imagine
> the only difference would be that the ZIP files he originally posted
contain
> folder information. I also decided to post them to the Customer Files
> newsgroup, under the topic "Matt Dillon's NCS Content Files [ADT3.3]", due
> to the fairly hefty size of each ZIP file - hope you have broadband
access.
>
> Note also that since I was posting from the web-based interface, I was
> limited to one attachment per post, so there are two posts in that thread.
> The first has the Imperial content ZIP file; the other has the Metric
> content ZIP file. If you are downloading these from the web-based
interface,
> the first post will be accessible when you first select the link to the
> thread from the left pane, but in order to access the Metric file, you
will
> need to select the link to the second post in the top right pane prior to
> trying to download that file [from the lower right pane].
>
> The Customer Files newsgroup can be accessed via the web-based interface
> at -->
>
> http://discussion.autodesk.com/WebX?14@@.ee940b5
>
> <-- [watch for word wrap], or via a newsreader at -->
>
> news://discussion.autodesk.com/autodesk.autocad.customer-files
>
> <-- [watch for word wrap].
>
> ZIP all files prior to posting. If you use the newsreader access, make the
> ZIP file an attachment to your post. If you use the web-based interface,
> there is the usual place to type explanatory text for your post, and an
edit
> box at the bottom where you type in the path and name of the ZIP file, or
> use the Browse button to navigate to it (usually easier).
>
> --
>
> David Koch
> Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
>
>
*Dillon, Matt
Message 9 of 10 (453 Views)

Re:

10-08-2003 04:26 AM in reply to: Debrah
Kewl. Do you have the ZIPS? If not, I can email to you, now that I've
downloaded them :-)

--
Matt Dillon
Assistant Moderator: Autodesk Discussion Forums


"Rob Starz" wrote in message
news:8E2C38CC0FC53CB4E0AD645C6E57BE20@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Matt,
>
> If you want I can post it to a section of my site so you don't have to
> search the NG latter on.
>
> Let me know and if there is more NCS content send it to me and I will
post.
> I have 100 gigs of storage on my server to size is not an issue.
>
> Rob Starz
> Stardsign cad solutions
> www.stardsign.com
>
> "Matt Dillon" wrote in message
> news:C10DC63FE82A7612B467E2838D484A86@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Thanks for saving me some effort, David :-)
> >
> > --
> > Matt Dillon
> > Assistant Moderator: Autodesk Discussion Forums
> >
> >
> > "David_W._Koch" wrote in message
> > news:f190a0f.4@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Is now soon enough? I apologize for not having access to Matt's raw
files,
> I
> > had to post copies of the originally posted ZIP files :-). I would
imagine
> > the only difference would be that the ZIP files he originally posted
> contain
> > folder information. I also decided to post them to the Customer Files
> > newsgroup, under the topic "Matt Dillon's NCS Content Files [ADT3.3]",
due
> > to the fairly hefty size of each ZIP file - hope you have broadband
> access.
> >
> > Note also that since I was posting from the web-based interface, I was
> > limited to one attachment per post, so there are two posts in that
thread.
> > The first has the Imperial content ZIP file; the other has the Metric
> > content ZIP file. If you are downloading these from the web-based
> interface,
> > the first post will be accessible when you first select the link to the
> > thread from the left pane, but in order to access the Metric file, you
> will
> > need to select the link to the second post in the top right pane prior
to
> > trying to download that file [from the lower right pane].
> >
> > The Customer Files newsgroup can be accessed via the web-based interface
> > at -->
> >
> > http://discussion.autodesk.com/WebX?14@@.ee940b5
> >
> > <-- [watch for word wrap], or via a newsreader at -->
> >
> > news://discussion.autodesk.com/autodesk.autocad.customer-files
> >
> > <-- [watch for word wrap].
> >
> > ZIP all files prior to posting. If you use the newsreader access, make
the
> > ZIP file an attachment to your post. If you use the web-based interface,
> > there is the usual place to type explanatory text for your post, and an
> edit
> > box at the bottom where you type in the path and name of the ZIP file,
or
> > use the Browse button to navigate to it (usually easier).
> >
> > --
> >
> > David Koch
> > Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> >
> >
>
>
*Starz, Rob
Message 10 of 10 (453 Views)

Re:

10-08-2003 05:15 AM in reply to: Debrah
I have posted them to http://www.stardsign.com/ncs.htm

If there are more files let me know.

If you or anyone has files that they would like to be posted let me know.

Rob Starz
Stardsign cad solutions
www.stardsign.com

"Matt Dillon" wrote in message
news:7D3FF6C434B67D8EB22ABC754FF41761@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> Kewl. Do you have the ZIPS? If not, I can email to you, now that I've
> downloaded them :-)
>
> --
> Matt Dillon
> Assistant Moderator: Autodesk Discussion Forums
>
>
> "Rob Starz" wrote in message
> news:8E2C38CC0FC53CB4E0AD645C6E57BE20@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > Matt,
> >
> > If you want I can post it to a section of my site so you don't have to
> > search the NG latter on.
> >
> > Let me know and if there is more NCS content send it to me and I will
> post.
> > I have 100 gigs of storage on my server to size is not an issue.
> >
> > Rob Starz
> > Stardsign cad solutions
> > www.stardsign.com
> >
> > "Matt Dillon" wrote in message
> > news:C10DC63FE82A7612B467E2838D484A86@in.WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Thanks for saving me some effort, David :-)
> > >
> > > --
> > > Matt Dillon
> > > Assistant Moderator: Autodesk Discussion Forums
> > >
> > >
> > > "David_W._Koch" wrote in message
> > > news:f190a0f.4@WebX.maYIadrTaRb...
> > > Is now soon enough? I apologize for not having access to Matt's raw
> files,
> > I
> > > had to post copies of the originally posted ZIP files :-). I would
> imagine
> > > the only difference would be that the ZIP files he originally posted
> > contain
> > > folder information. I also decided to post them to the Customer Files
> > > newsgroup, under the topic "Matt Dillon's NCS Content Files [ADT3.3]",
> due
> > > to the fairly hefty size of each ZIP file - hope you have broadband
> > access.
> > >
> > > Note also that since I was posting from the web-based interface, I was
> > > limited to one attachment per post, so there are two posts in that
> thread.
> > > The first has the Imperial content ZIP file; the other has the Metric
> > > content ZIP file. If you are downloading these from the web-based
> > interface,
> > > the first post will be accessible when you first select the link to
the
> > > thread from the left pane, but in order to access the Metric file, you
> > will
> > > need to select the link to the second post in the top right pane prior
> to
> > > trying to download that file [from the lower right pane].
> > >
> > > The Customer Files newsgroup can be accessed via the web-based
interface
> > > at -->
> > >
> > > http://discussion.autodesk.com/WebX?14@@.ee940b5
> > >
> > > <-- [watch for word wrap], or via a newsreader at -->
> > >
> > > news://discussion.autodesk.com/autodesk.autocad.customer-files
> > >
> > > <-- [watch for word wrap].
> > >
> > > ZIP all files prior to posting. If you use the newsreader access, make
> the
> > > ZIP file an attachment to your post. If you use the web-based
interface,
> > > there is the usual place to type explanatory text for your post, and
an
> > edit
> > > box at the bottom where you type in the path and name of the ZIP file,
> or
> > > use the Browse button to navigate to it (usually easier).
> > >
> > > --
> > >
> > > David Koch
> > > Member of the Autodesk Discussion Forum Moderator Program
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
>
>

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