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Krushert

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Where to locate Company Styles?
« on: February 16, 2007, 02:00:06 PM »
I just realize that I can have ADT doors in regular 2D wall geometry.  This will allow me to have all neat flips, sizes and smart data.  I have found a door style that is close to what I want.  My first of many questions is where do I locate my style so that I can roll out to my users when I get things the way I like them?

If this works, this will the second ADT item that we will be using. 

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Re: Where to locate Company Styles?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2007, 03:34:44 PM »
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We are not taking Baby Steps over here folks; we are taking Baby Snail Steps!
Just keep walking!!

You can put your company standard styles in a single drawing, then, from the Style Manager, browse for your company standard styles drawing and copy/paste into the current drawing.

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Re: Where to locate Company Styles?
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 08:02:01 AM »
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We are not taking Baby Steps over here folks; we are taking Baby Snail Steps!
Just keep walking!!

Thanks Matt.  That is what I thought but wanted to make sure.

I can't begin to say how painful it is and how very angry and frustrating it is also.
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Re: Where to locate Company Styles?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 08:46:38 AM »

"Let's do this... I'm a cashew!"

this requires an explanation.......do I want to know???????
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Re: Where to locate Company Styles?
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 10:17:27 AM »
If you are operating on a network, it would be suggested to point all to a central Content Browser folder located on the server, and to add these styles to it.
And or be sure to insert/create said styles in the DWT that project manager points to.
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Re: Where to locate Company Styles?
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007, 10:23:42 AM »

"Let's do this... I'm a cashew!"

this requires an explanation.......do I want to know???????

CCG; ??  ??  ??

I thought you were a mouse?  You got into some bad Blue Cheese over there?  :-)
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Re: Where to locate Company Styles?
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007, 10:59:25 AM »

"Let's do this... I'm a cashew!"

this requires an explanation.......do I want to know???????
Not sure....but here goes (a little clip from Dane Cook).


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Re: Where to locate Company Styles?
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2007, 04:33:58 AM »
We have two ways of doing it currently.

Old and busted.. we have a series of blank drawings that only hold style definitions.
ex.. 1 drawing for wall styles - 1 drawing for window styles - 1 drawing for display configurations. - 1 drawing for dimstyles etc.. Then we run a script to purge out the existing styles, and bring in our standard styles by inserting all these drawings every time a drawing is opened.  All definitions ready and waiting for you.  Goes faster than you may assume too.

Why the separate files? We have 6 different regional offices, and we want to have as close to one uniform standard as possible, while still leaving room for one regional office to have their own walls, or doors, etc.  That's why we have them in separate files.  If Florida wants their own wall styles, then their office gets a Florida specific version of the wall styles file loaded to their server for our update script to make available on everyone's system in that office.

What we're moving to is similar file structure wise, but we want to start utilizing tool palettes to bring in the styles and definitions in a more "on the fly" approach.  This would eliminate inserting the drawings every time one is opened.