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M-dub

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Signs of an Untrained CAD Person
« on: October 20, 2010, 02:00:49 PM »
I'm not talking about the latest technologies that Autodesk has to offer.  I'm talking about the basics.

What are some of the "rookie" mistakes that you've found over the years?

I just found a drawing that would normally contain a title block with attributes.  The title block was exploded and the person edited each tag in the attribute definitions to suit.... They HAD to realise that something was wrong because they used underscores in place of spaces (because they HAD to).






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Re: Signs of an Untrained CAD Person
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2010, 02:12:51 PM »
XREFs living on layer 0 and the associated DEFPOINTS layer settings weirdness like the XREF not plotting because DEFPOINTS is frozen.
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Re: Signs of an Untrained CAD Person
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2010, 02:13:53 PM »
I just had the contractor wanted me to include a Fire Protection Plan in my set that has no title block at all along with no PE Stamp.  
My comment was "Hey Boss, you want to respond to this or do you want me to?"
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Re: Signs of an Untrained CAD Person
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2010, 02:22:55 PM »
Dimensional inaccuracies - dimensions that should be 24" are either 24.0000001" or 23.9999999".

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Re: Signs of an Untrained CAD Person
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2010, 02:54:35 PM »
Dimensional inaccuracies - dimensions that should be 24" are either 24.0000001" or 23.9999999".

Mebbe that's actually dimensional superduperaccuracy.

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Re: Signs of an Untrained CAD Person
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2010, 02:58:21 PM »
Dimensional inaccuracies - dimensions that should be 24" are either 24.0000001" or 23.9999999".

Are you measuring your dimensions with a micrometer? Two decimals would put you at 24.00" for either one.
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Re: Signs of an Untrained CAD Person
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2010, 03:04:05 PM »
creating blocks with really BAD insertion points
and stupid names
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Re: Signs of an Untrained CAD Person
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2010, 03:05:34 PM »
Recieve a huge site or floor plan and it is on 5 different layers named 0, layer1, layer2, layer3, layer4.

 

M-dub

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Re: Signs of an Untrained CAD Person
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2010, 03:16:40 PM »
1 hour and 4 minutes

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Re: Signs of an Untrained CAD Person
« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2010, 03:20:30 PM »
leaders that are exploded because the user is still drawing them using the old dim: leader command (or even worse, manually drew in the arrow head and the individual line segments)
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Re: Signs of an Untrained CAD Person
« Reply #10 on: October 20, 2010, 03:28:39 PM »
1 hour and 4 minutes

How long it took for someone to mention your particular woe?

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Re: Signs of an Untrained CAD Person
« Reply #11 on: October 20, 2010, 03:31:05 PM »
everything drawn in paperspce with the xref inserted as a block then exploded...

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Re: Signs of an Untrained CAD Person
« Reply #12 on: October 20, 2010, 03:32:20 PM »
I had a user ask me how he's supposed to edit a dimension. I asked how he edits text and he returns with "I double-click on it", to which I return "What if you can't double-click, how do you edit it? He had no idea. When I told him to type "ED" and select the object, I think his head exploded.

Same guy also fussed at me one day because he couldn't refedit our XRefed titleblock (I had write permissions removed from certain folders on server).
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Re: Signs of an Untrained CAD Person
« Reply #13 on: October 20, 2010, 03:47:25 PM »
Recieve a huge site or floor plan and it is on 5 different layers named 0, layer1, layer2, layer3, layer4.

 
I've got one similar I'm working on, except its done in pen-widths...
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Re: Signs of an Untrained CAD Person
« Reply #14 on: October 20, 2010, 03:51:48 PM »
I don't like when I get client titleblocks that need multiple TT fonts installed just to get it to look right.

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