Different companies would have different CAD standards which they adhere to and is applicable to their own process workflow. However, to ensure that you develop a suitable CAD standard, there are certain basic requirements which CAD standards should contain. As a rule of thumb, if basic criteria of a CAD standard is not met, the drawings are not accepted.
This blogpost is a quick guide for a company looking to develop a CAD standard or for draftspersons wanting better understanding of drawing standards. It summarises the basic elements that usually require adherence to when a drawing is to being submitted for the document controllers.
The minimum requirements commonly used for CAD drawing standards are:
• One drawing unit (i.e. millimetres)
• Standardised fonts and line type files
• Plot style table to be supplied.
• No external references (Xrefs should be bound )
• Files should be purged.
• There shall be one AutoCAD file per completed drawing
• Multiple drawings shall not be contained in one AutoCAD file.
• Main drawing entities shall be in model space.
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