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Matt__W

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Re: Drafting 101 Says No Periods
« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2016, 07:14:51 am »
For what it's worth... I was always taught (right or wrong) that if the note was a single sentence then a period was not necessary and that periods are only used to separate sentences. And if a note did have multiple sentences then the last one would not have a period. I was told it was about being efficient and if you could save a keystroke they add up over the course of a week, month, year.

For example....

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This is a multi-sentence note.
Note the period separating sentences.
There is no period for the last sentence

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This is a single line note that
does not require a period at the end



Now don't get me started on "blocking" the notes, aligning text and crossing (or not) of leaders!   :lol:
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Re: Drafting 101 Says No Periods
« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2016, 07:23:50 am »
Unless you are doing strict data entry, keystrokes are not a way to increase production. I find it silly when people are looking for LISPs to save a couple keystrokes.

How do they plan on getting the time back they spent looking for a solution for something they encounter every now and then?
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Re: Drafting 101 Says No Periods
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2016, 07:41:51 am »
That's sounds like me. lol! For myself, anything I do repeatedly, is a routine that I look for. But I kinda see what you are saying.
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Re: Drafting 101 Says No Periods
« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2016, 07:44:39 am »
I do it all the time
i look for a shortcut, if it will save me time.
and it works for me.

ps like now i have one coming up.
Just found out command:pdfattach will not import to my default layer of preference
So, i added this to LM:layerdirector to get that right for the rest of my AutoCAD drawing life.
Will save a bunch of clicking with pdf's. I see it as (more) nice keystrokes to save time dureing production.

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Re: Drafting 101 Says No Periods
« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2016, 07:57:05 am »
The consensus was that once one starts using them, it only makes sense to continue using them. We did touch on going to the next line of text when the sentence ends. Our drawings tend to be congested and it could be hard, possibly silly looking, and hard to read, if the sentences were of radically different lengths.

If you are constantly running into paragraph leader content, shouldn't you switch to a keynote structure ? To me it does not make sense to clutter the drawing with supporting info.

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Re: Drafting 101 Says No Periods
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2016, 08:22:50 am »
If you are constantly running into paragraph leader content, shouldn't you switch to a keynote structure ? To me it does not make sense to clutter the drawing with supporting info.

Yes. We use keynotes when the same note is repeated, or if drawings are too congested. Default is leaders because it is easier to read if the information is directly associated, via leader, with the part of the drawing it is describing.
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Re: Drafting 101 Says No Periods
« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2016, 08:52:49 am »
If you are constantly running into paragraph leader content, shouldn't you switch to a keynote structure ? To me it does not make sense to clutter the drawing with supporting info.

Yes. We use keynotes when the same note is repeated, or if drawings are too congested. Default is leaders because it is easier to read if the information is directly associated, via leader, with the part of the drawing it is describing.
Ditto
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Re: Drafting 101 Says No Periods
« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2016, 08:56:48 am »
Same here. I agree.
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Re: Drafting 101 Says No Periods
« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2016, 09:07:21 am »
Single line - no periods. Two lines - period just between.

How about abbreviations? WWYD or W.W.Y.D?

http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=383306

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Re: Drafting 101 Says No Periods
« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2016, 09:08:42 am »
Good one....

FFE

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F.F.E.:

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Re: Drafting 101 Says No Periods
« Reply #25 on: July 20, 2016, 09:10:44 am »
Single line - no periods. Two lines - period just between.

How about abbreviations? WWYD or W.W.Y.D?

http://www.eng-tips.com/viewthread.cfm?qid=383306

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You are using acronyms while asking about abbreviations. We don't use them for acronyms, like the ones shown in your examples, or abbreviations.
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Re: Drafting 101 Says No Periods
« Reply #26 on: July 20, 2016, 11:17:31 am »
acronyms and abbreviations should NOT use periods, except where a period is necessary to avoid confusion.  The classic example being NO and NO.
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