Layer States in CAD Drawings

What Are Layer States in CAD Drawings? Working with a file with multiple layers can be time-consuming, especially if we frequently have to enable and disable multiple layers. Even if …

What Are Symbols in CAD?

Drafting often involves drawing many similar symbols. Whether windows, valves, or transistors, symbols are drawn many times over. Back in the days of manual drafting, there were two common solutions: …

CSI Uniform Drawing System

The Construction Specifications Institute in 1994 created a drawing sheet naming system. The AIA’s system, in turn, is based on the CSIs. The following article is an abstract of the …

Industry Standards For File Names

  The following sections describe file name standards created by several industry groups: American Institute of Architects Construction Specifications Institute California Department of Transportation The following article is an abstract …

What is a Simple File Name Convention?

Looking for file naming conventions examples? This article gives some easy examples. Drawings must be given file names that allow you to identify them by project and discipline. Folders (subdirectories) …