Why CAD Standards?

When working as a project team, communication is key. In the CAD world, our deliverable is how we communicate the what, where, and how. The quality and the profitability of our projects are determined by the accuracy of that communication. CAD Standards ensure we are all speaking the same language. But how to ensure compliance with your standards? With Standards Manager, implementation is achieved with automation. We make it easier for each member of the team to do the right thing than to do their own thing. And our comprehensive auditing and reporting tools ensure 100% compliance.


Collaboration

Effective collaboration is paramount. Standards Manager will streamline workflow and create digital files that are easier to share.

Accuracy

Clarity in the plans allows you to find errors sooner. Reduce your liability and limit post delivery revisions.

Consistency

Create better looking plans that are easy to read and understand.

Quality

Create a better product. A better design. Better, faster, and cheaper. Your clients will see the difference.

Speed

Improve efficiency in the production process. Accelerate drawing production and increase volume of output.

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No Matter Your Role

CAD Standards Manager makes it easier for each member of the team to do their job


  • Automation

    Get your standards out of the binder and into Autocad, at your fingertips. Make it easier for users to do things the right way rather than their own way. Standards Manager brings all of your layering, symbology, and labeling standards to the forefront through a single pull-down menu, toolbar, or palette.


  • Style Management

    As Autodesk changes the way they control objects, from individual layer, linetype, and font settings to STYLES, our Standards Manager adapts to facilitate implementation. Are styles keeping you from moving to the new technology? Now Standards Manager has full style support in Civil 3D. You can view and edit your Civil 3D styles outside of cad in tabular format, incorporating your standard layer naming and plot style conventions, and then load them back into your drawings when you are ready for them. There is no need to employ heavy templates with every conceivable style.


  • Conversion

    Quickly convert a set of drawings to your standard using our batch processing conversion tools. Set up the from/to mapping and then use it to convert 1 or 1000 drawings. You can even convert xref layers and redefine block definitions.


  • Compliance

    Compliance check a single drawing, with automatic zooming to non-compliant objects. Or check an entire set of drawings, output a comprehensive report, establish your from/to mapping, and rectify all errors in a batch process.

  • Database Driven

    It’s not practical to store your standards in drawings and templates. The overhead, or weight, of this information in your drawings will have them behaving slowly or even crashing before you have drawn your first line. Standards Manager maintains all of your layers, symbology, labeling, and styles in a database, outside of cad, waiting to be imported as needed. This streamlines your drawings to their minimum size. You can feel free to purge your drawings of unused information and know that you can retrieve whatever you need when you’re ready.


  • Multiple Standards

    Each standard you maintain will be stored in a separate database. You may have one standard for your local jurisdiction and another standard for a statewide jurisdiction. You can copy one standard over to another, perhaps for a specific project, and then modify the project specific standard from then on. Don’t have a standard? Begin with the National CAD Standard (NCS) and modify that as needed.


  • Administrator's Interface

    Get your standards out of the binder and into Autocad, at your fingertips. Make it easier for users to do things the right way rather than their own way. Standards Manager brings all of your layering, symbology, and labeling standards to the forefront through a single pull-down menu, toolbar, or palette.


  • Enterprise Deployment

    Each drawing looks to a particular standard database. Databases can be stored on the LAN or WAN. Updates to the database are instantly accessible within the drawings. No notifications are required. Users check compliance before plotting and all drawing objects are automatically updated with any changes to the standard.

Collaboration. Consistency. Speed. Accuracy. Quality.

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