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*melanie stone
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CADD Standards - quick poll?

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05-25-2006 01:41 PM
Quick poll if people would be so kind as to chime in...

I have created my own CADD Standards here for my facility which apply to the
contractors who do work for us.

Just wondering if those Facilities that *do* have CADD standards in place,
are you using something 'home-grown' or something like the NCS (national cad
standards - standard or modified)?

thanks for any info!
*Murph
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Re: CADD Standards - quick poll?

05-25-2006 02:23 PM in reply to: *melanie stone
Home-grown.

Murph
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"melanie stone" wrote in message
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Quick poll if people would be so kind as to chime in...

I have created my own CADD Standards here for my facility which apply to the
contractors who do work for us.

Just wondering if those Facilities that *do* have CADD standards in place,
are you using something 'home-grown' or something like the NCS (national cad
standards - standard or modified)?

thanks for any info!
*Terry Scanlon
Message 3 of 15 (181 Views)

Re: CADD Standards - quick poll?

05-26-2006 05:40 AM in reply to: *melanie stone
Based on NCS...modified.

"melanie stone" wrote in message
news:5186547@discussion.autodesk.com...
Quick poll if people would be so kind as to chime in...

I have created my own CADD Standards here for my facility which apply to the
contractors who do work for us.

Just wondering if those Facilities that *do* have CADD standards in place,
are you using something 'home-grown' or something like the NCS (national cad
standards - standard or modified)?

thanks for any info!
*melanie stone
Message 4 of 15 (181 Views)

Re: CADD Standards - quick poll?

05-26-2006 06:29 AM in reply to: *melanie stone
if I may be so inquisitive... how highly modified? do you specify the naming
of your contractors' files? etc? (I don't have the NCS, so I'm not sure how
much it specifies, I've heard it's pretty detailed)

Thank you for chiming in. :smileyhappy:

"Terry Scanlon" wrote in message
news:5187134@discussion.autodesk.com...
Based on NCS...modified.

"melanie stone" wrote in message
news:5186547@discussion.autodesk.com...
Quick poll if people would be so kind as to chime in...

I have created my own CADD Standards here for my facility which apply to the
contractors who do work for us.

Just wondering if those Facilities that *do* have CADD standards in place,
are you using something 'home-grown' or something like the NCS (national cad
standards - standard or modified)?

thanks for any info!
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Message 5 of 15 (181 Views)

Re: CADD Standards - quick poll?

05-30-2006 02:15 PM in reply to: *melanie stone
I have created in-house standards for drawings produced here, buthave no control over CAD files delivered to us by our architects and their subs.

Beth
*melanie stone
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Re: CADD Standards - quick poll?

05-31-2006 05:11 AM in reply to: *melanie stone
we're both in the same boat then... here, have a lifevest. :smileywink:



~melanie
http://mistressofthedorkness.blogspot.com/

wrote in message news:5190031@discussion.autodesk.com...
I have created in-house standards for drawings produced here, buthave no
control over CAD files delivered to us by our architects and their subs.

Beth
*Terry Scanlon
Message 7 of 15 (181 Views)

Re: CADD Standards - quick poll?

05-31-2006 05:43 AM in reply to: *melanie stone
Like someone else mentioned, our standards are in-house and mostly just
layer standards. Most other items are pretty flexible. I find if folks at
least put things on the right layers, it is easy enough to configure a
drawing to one's liking.

While we don't dictate standards to other contractors, most files I receive
appear related to NCS (AIA layers). So they mesh with our layer scheme
nicely (and hopefully vice versa).

Even in-house, file naming can be atrocious. We have "teams" within our
office. Our team combines a job number with drawing description. Other
teams have multiple projects which contain drawings of the same name
(site.dwg). It gets really scary when someone accidentally moves something.

"melanie stone" wrote in message
news:5187192@discussion.autodesk.com...
if I may be so inquisitive... how highly modified? do you specify the naming
of your contractors' files? etc? (I don't have the NCS, so I'm not sure how
much it specifies, I've heard it's pretty detailed)

Thank you for chiming in. :smileyhappy:
Contributor
Posts: 19
Registered: ‎06-29-2005
Message 8 of 15 (181 Views)

Re: CADD Standards - quick poll?

05-31-2006 06:27 AM in reply to: *melanie stone
...glub, glub ... :smileysurprised:)
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Registered: ‎09-30-2005
Message 9 of 15 (181 Views)

Re: CADD Standards - quick poll?

06-02-2006 08:12 AM in reply to: *melanie stone
Hi, Melanie!

Here in the UK, there is a potential move to a standard by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) but there is not a huge degree of takeup yet.

I think a lot of UK organisations build their own CAD standards in FM as you have done.

I, personally, would like to see more FM CAD standardisation in the UK. It would make my life as a consultant so much easier!!!! (LOL).
*melanie stone
Message 10 of 15 (181 Views)

Re: CADD Standards - quick poll?

06-02-2006 09:26 AM in reply to: *melanie stone
well... I've decided to open myself up to some abuse, and post a message on
the CAD Standards forum on augi... 'Client Standards: How much is too much?'
:smileywink:

I'd love to see some FM-geared Standard standards, just to know I'm on the
right track... I've seen some from some other facilities (mainly
universities), which is where I gleaned most of my ideas. But, it's hard to
tell from those what type of person(s) their creator was.
Were they a project manager giving arbitrary standards? Were they a
full-time CAD person with a clear idea of what they needed? Were they
previously employed by a contractor with a clear idea of the project
workflow between companies?

It hadn't escaped my notice that the majority of FM-related articles and
training functions etc are in the UK. Evidently you guys care more about
sustainability than we do here in the US. :smileywink:

~says the girl with no FM classes at her CAD camp~ :smileywink:

wrote in message news:5193890@discussion.autodesk.com...
Hi, Melanie!

Here in the UK, there is a potential move to a standard by the British
Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) but there is not a huge degree of
takeup yet.

I think a lot of UK organisations build their own CAD standards in FM as you
have done.

I, personally, would like to see more FM CAD standardisation in the UK. It
would make my life as a consultant so much easier!!!! (LOL).

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