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    Alright, after about a year of employment at my current job.. I've finally caught enough time to sit down and put some of our company CAD standards on paper! This is something I've been pushing for in our company, but being as though I'm the only drafter it's been constantly put on the back burner.

    I've been working on this handbook for about the past week. I'm at the point now where I'd like some feedback on it. I know StykFacE has been asking for a Cad Handbook example, so I hope this helps This is the first time I've ever really done anything like this, so feedback is REALLY REALLY welcome.

    Most of the standards outlined in this book are pretty company specific, and have been extrapolated from years of existing drawings. Our office mainly produces shop drawings for our products. The purpose of this handbook is to simply put down on paper our standard practices.

    Anyway, let me know what you think. Also, FAKEstudio is indeed FAKE!
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    That's a nice looking manual you got there.
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    Clear and concise but did you leave something out? I didn't see anything about standard scales, symbols or blocks. Was that intentional? Just curious.
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    No no, those are all definitely on my list. Along with standard hatches, abbreviations, symbols, and titleblocks... I'm sure I'll come up with some more! This is just what I have finished at the moment. As you can tell, I'm still workin on the Drawing Numbering page

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    Well done on your manual, it must have taken some time to put together.

    I hope your boss appreciates it.

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    Thank you! Unfortunately, my boss is strictly a "field guy", so he can't really appreciate the value of something like this. Oh well, it still makes my life easier and whether he realizes it or not, makes sure things go smoothly out there in "the field".

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    Just think of all the grateful people down the road who will have you to silently thank for giving them guidance after you've been promoted to management.
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    Good going, clear, organised and concise. wish more cad manuals were produced like that
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    Very nice manual... i wish we can have the same manual/sop in our office...
    can i use this as reference and proposed it to my BOSS for our OFFICE STANDARDS?
    thanks in advance

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    can i use this as reference and proposed it to my BOSS for our OFFICE STANDARDS?
    There's no greater compliment than that Feel free to use it! I'm still working on a few other pages. I'll post here once it's finished, but this should give you a nice start! Thanks

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