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ReMark

Well thanks for that update Sarah. I gave you just about all the hints I can think of at the moment. The colors and layering are for your benefit or anyone who comes along to see the image on the screen. I fully expect however it would be printed in black and white.

 

Come back anytime with more questions. We'll do our best to assist.

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ReMark

Yeah, there is one more thing. Your layer descriptions could be more informative. When I see a layer called "fixings" I have no idea what that refers to. Some day you may be asked to share one of your drawing files with another company. Using descriptive names would avoid a lot of questions.

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sarah

many thanks ReMark....i have to say...its such a relief to find this forum, it was a very lonely world in my office being the only person who had even an inkling about CAD and with nobody to ask....

sarah:)

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shift1313

your welcome sarah.

 

One thing to think about when drawing many different elements is to setup your layers first. It doesnt take long for a drawing to get out of hand. You can set up layer names and colors prior to drawing then turn those layers on when you need to draw on them.

 

I work in a different industry and share drawings between a few people and am asked to modify or work with drawings that I am not the creator of and it is very frustrating when things are modeled improperly. There is always more than one way to do something but certain things need to be done properly like the creation of lines and intersection points. Starting the process of separating all the elements and using good modeling etiquette like remark stated above will really help you out if you ever need to share your drawings or end up doing this kind of work for another firm.

 

best of luck and we are always here to help

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