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sljohnson

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Re: National cad standards
« Reply #15 on: December 05, 2017, 01:09:28 pm »
I've found the USACE to be rather generous with the National cad standards. The first link is the main repository of releases 1.8 to 6 (with a login).

https://cadbimcenter.erdc.dren.mil/default.aspx?p=a&t=1&i=7

And the individual releases can be found with the search engine of your choice with some patients at various .mil addresses. Release 5 (the last one to provide Autocad and Microstation color index numbers) is at the following link:

http://www.saj.usace.army.mil/Portals/44/docs/Engineering/AECStandardR5.pdf

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Re: National cad standards
« Reply #16 on: December 05, 2017, 02:01:59 pm »
You mean the same way people pay for software which is not the standard?  It's done, because it meets their needs and (if they've done their homework) it's more financially viable than developing their own from scratch.  Being perceived as any kind of "official standard" doesn't enter into it.

Actually no, the software is a tool.


This other thing is a group trying to establish some cad standard, without really consulting the industries they are attempting to foist it off on.
Just because they are want to call it 'the standard' doesn't make it so.

The NCS is a tool as well.  By that argument, no one could name anything public-facing "standard".

NCS is a good name that reflects what it is: a standard that can (not MUST) be followed.  No one (well, almost no one...   :hahanot: ) is going to confuse that with some moustache-twirling, world-domination-seeking evil villainy.
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mjfarrell

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Re: National cad standards
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2017, 08:44:34 am »
You mean the same way people pay for software which is not the standard?  It's done, because it meets their needs and (if they've done their homework) it's more financially viable than developing their own from scratch.  Being perceived as any kind of "official standard" doesn't enter into it.

Actually no, the software is a tool.


This other thing is a group trying to establish some cad standard, without really consulting the industries they are attempting to foist it off on.
Just because they are want to call it 'the standard' doesn't make it so.

The NCS is a tool as well.  By that argument, no one could name anything public-facing "standard".

NCS is a good name that reflects what it is: a standard that can (not MUST) be followed.  No one (well, almost no one...   :hahanot: ) is going to confuse that with some moustache-twirling, world-domination-seeking evil villainy.
good thing no one has made that claim
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FriendFromArea51

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Re: National cad standards
« Reply #18 on: December 16, 2017, 06:34:14 pm »
You mean the same way people pay for software which is not the standard?  It's done, because it meets their needs and (if they've done their homework) it's more financially viable than developing their own from scratch.  Being perceived as any kind of "official standard" doesn't enter into it.

Actually no, the software is a tool.


This other thing is a group trying to establish some cad standard, without really consulting the industries they are attempting to foist it off on.
Just because they are want to call it 'the standard' doesn't make it so.

The NCS is a tool as well.  By that argument, no one could name anything public-facing "standard".

NCS is a good name that reflects what it is: a standard that can (not MUST) be followed.  No one (well, almost no one...   :hahanot: ) is going to confuse that with some moustache-twirling, world-domination-seeking evil villainy.

agree for the most part, until agencies come in and state we MUST follow their standard, followed by "based on the national cad standard"  .... to me... that's pretty close to the moustache-twirling, world-domination-seeking villainy mentioned...maybe not the villain itself...perhaps his henchman XD