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KMB design groups, inc. p.s.828 -7th Avenue S.E. Olympia, Washington 98501 360-352-8883


ffd8ffe000104a4649460001020100e200e200 1. Cover 00ffe20c584943435f50524f46494c450001010 2. Index 3. Introduction 0000c484c696e6f021000006d6e74725247422 Page 3 3.1. Definition of CAD standards Page 3 058595a2007ce0002000900060031000061637 3.2. Roles and Responsibilities Page 4 3.3. Revision History Page 4 3704d534654000000004945432073524742000 3.4. Modification Process Page 4 3.5. Software Guidelines Page 5 0000000000000000000000000f6d6000100000 4. General Notes Page 6 4.1. General Drawing Notes Page 6 000d32d4850202000000000000000000000000 4.2. General Linetype Notes Page 6 00000000000000000000000000000000000000 4.3. General Hatch Notes Page 6 4.4. Dynamic Block Notes Page 7 00000000000000000000000000000000011637 5. CAD File Types Page 9 5.1. XREF (Background) Files Page 9 07274000001500000003364657363000001840 5.2. Border Files (Title Blocks) Page 9 5.3. Sheet Files Page 9 000006c77747074000001f000000014626b707 5.4. Image Files Page 9 5.5. Detail Sheets & Files Page 9 400000204000000147258595a0000021800000 6. Project Folder Structure Page 10 0146758595a0000022c000000146258595a000 6.1. Basic Folder Tree Page 10 6.2. Expanded Folder Tree Page 10 0024000000014646d6e6400000254000000706 7. File Naming Guidelines Page 12 7.1. XREF (Background) Files Page 12 46d6464000002c400000088767565640000034 7.2. Sheet Files Page 12 7.3. Detail Files Page 12 c0000008676696577000003d4000000246c756 8. Sheet Set Manager Page 13 8.1. Usage and Theory Page 13 d69000003f8000000146d6561730000040c000 8.2. Resources Page 13 0002474656368000004300000000c725452430 9. Layer Naming Guidelines Page 18 9.1. Creating Additional Layers Page 18 000043c0000080c675452430000043c0000080 10. Text Styles / Font Standards Page 19 10.1. Dimension Styles Page 19 c625452430000043c0000080c7465787400000 11. Sheet Layout & Plotting Page 20 11.1. Pen Table Settings Page 20 000436f7079726967687420286329203139393 8204865776c6574742d5061636b61726420436 f6d70616e79000064657363000000000000001 2735247422049454336313936362d322e31000 00000000000000000001273524742204945433 6313936362d322e31000000000000000000000 Cad Standards 000000000000000000000000000000000

KMB design groups, inc. p.s.828 -7th Avenue S.E. Olympia, Washington 98501 360-352-8883 3. INTRODUCTION:3.1. What is CAD Standards?One area we tend to clump together is Standards. What I mean by that is that we tend to put "Drawing standards", "Quality standards" and "CAD standards" together too often and in many ways they are different. Drawing standards = The look of the final product when it goes out the door. Is the product a professional architectural piece worthy of the KMB title block? Quality Standards = Is all the information correct? Can project be built/constructed well from these documents? (This includes accuracy.) CAD Standards = The method by which the drawings are produced. This will cost us extra money/grief/man hours if not done correctly the first time? That being said: Quality Standards are the #1 priority and should always come first. Drawing Standards is the #2 priority as it's a direct reflection on our company and the image it projects to the public. High quality drawings often bring back more business (since accuracy of Quality Standards is expected). CAD Standards is the #3 priority as it's an internal function... but it still can be very important when it comes to extra money/grief/man hours. BUT it's the least likely of the three to come back and affect you and it's the only one you can handle internally. Quality and Drawing Standards effect clients (or management, production, etc) in the outside world and can directly effect the revenue stream coming into the organization. No matter how good our marketing department is, if our product is bad, then its bad. Word will get out and affect our bottom line. But internal CAD standards can be enforced on a "company" level and proven with production benefits. If the bottom line looks bad because of this then we can make internal changes to ease the problem. On the other hand, almost nothing makes a client happy that's been burned by a bad product. That's why we should focus on the original question which was "What is CAD Standards?" which is really much different from the question of accuracy. You can be accurate without following CAD Standards (but not following CAD standards could effect accuracy down the line and force further revisions... and cost.. then again, it might not depending on the product and which CAD Standards are broken). The purpose of this manual is to ensure a consistent quality of printed Drawings and to act as a guide for new members of staff and outside consultants. It is important to have consistency not only with printed Drawings but also within CAD files. Deadlines require a spirit of teamwork and for members of the team to frequently work on several CAD files simultaneously. CAD users within the Dept. will have learned many different approaches to producing a CAD file: a common discipline therefore is required to enable different members of the Dept. to contribute to the same CAD file. CAD and the use of PCs generally within the Construction Industry is a relatively recent discipline and continues to evolve as Hardware and Software improves and as CAD users discover new efficiencies within each Software package. This Manual therefore will be subject to frequent revision.

Cad Standards

KMB design groups, inc. p.s.828 -7th Avenue S.E. Olympia, Washington 98501 360-352-88833.2. Roles & ResponsibilitiesThe Standard will be maintained and modified by the CAD Manager. The CAD Manager shall be responsible for any follow-on issues. The CAD Manager shall be responsible for developing any custom tools or templates for use in AutoCAD that will assist in the compliance with the Standard. These custom tools and templates will be developed, distributed, updated and maintained by the CAD Manager. The development and use of the CAD Standard and any tools or templates is not seen as an end all in itself. The goal is to enhance productivity and share work among users and projects. To this end the process will never be completed. The CAD manager shall continue to develop and enhance the use of the CAD tools that we use every day.

3.3. Revision HistoryVersion 1 In Office Standard predating documentation on January, 2003 Version 2 Released January, 2006 Version 3 Released January, 2007 Version 4 Released August, 2008 Version 5 Released May, 2009

3.4. Modification ProcessThis document is seen as a living document that may change from time to time. The CAD Manager shall continue to develop and modify this document. Comments and suggestions are welcome. Please contact the CAD Manager. The modification process includes the following: A proposed change is submitted the CAD Manager. The proposed change is reviewed by the CAD Manager for clarity. The CAD Manager shall decide if the proposed change is valid or the CAD Manager shall offer clarification on the current Standard or a work around. Upon approval, the proposed change shall be added to the Standard and scheduled for full publication.

KMB design groups, inc. p.s.828 -7th Avenue S.E. Olympia, Washington 98501 360-352-88833.5. Software GuidelinesAll Software used must comply with the Company Approved Software List. Task Software Package General production CAD AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT Presentation Drawings Photoshop Elements, Autodesk Impression, Google Sketch up Electronic Drawing Review Autodesk Design Review, Adobe Acrobat Project Specifications, Schedules Microsoft Word, Excel, SpecLink, Spanner

Cad Standards

KMB design groups, inc. p.s.828 -7th Avenue S.E. Olympia, Washington 98501 360-352-8883 4. GENERAL NOTES:4.1. General Drawing Notes:All drawing sets will use the Sheet Set Manager. See the Sheet Set Manager section for more information on the use, and organization of CAD files. See your CAD Manager with further questions. All drawings will be purged upon drawing completion. It is recommended that the drawings be zoomed to extents and left in paper space upon closing the file. This decreases questions that may arise when the drawing file is opened by another user. All annotation & dimensioning will be done in the paper space layout in the drawing containing the given view. There will be times where annotation or dimensioning will need to be done on a given drawing and For more information regarding certain of all detail the use there of, see your CAD not in the actual view. Thus is the casesoftware and drawings, explained later. Manager. All title blocks, viewports and title block text will be done in layout (or paper) space. Each layout within a drawing will be named according to the drawing name, not the default sheets or layout, etc. This is to aid with batch plotting, discussed later. All Viewports will be locked to prevent any accidental tampering with the intended plotted scale. Any entities within the CAD file MUST be on their respective layer. Under no means will text be placed on a layer other than one designated as an annotation layer, wall lines be placed on a layer other than one designated as a wall layer and so on, following the layer naming conventions explained below. These entities are to have their color and line type set to bylayer wherever possible. This is to aid in creating an easy understanding of the CAD file by fellow CAD Dept. workers as well as consultants outside of the firm. All Plan views shall use letter designations (i.e. A/Floor Plan, etc). All Partial Plan views shall use number designations (i.e. 1/Partial Floor Plan, etc). All Building Section views shall use letter designations (i.e. A/Building Section, etc). All Wall Section views shall use number designations (i.e. 1/Wall Section, etc).