I am tasked with setting up CAD Standards for a business of up to 20 AutoCAD users. I have set up standards previously in 3 different companies, and my own opinions on how certain best practices should be followed - suiting our sector (architecture).
Now, my biggest question is whether I should utilise the CAD Standards functionality in AutoCAD, or whether I just control with the written procedures and tool palettes. There appears to be many resources out there for CAD standards, but I would appreciate a good start point for this is someone has one ?
It would be useful to check compliance automatically on users work, but I see no reason to create a big brother is watching you mentality. But clearly we do want to be producing drawing information that is consistant within the company.
Can anyone please give me some pointers here ? I am happy to spend time reading up, if I get a recommended start point.
Use AutoCAD's built-in functionalities, and use AutoCAD Templates to set accurate go-by files for all users: at some point a user needs to pre-check compliance of their files before passing them up for review IMHO.