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- Subject: RE: Trading of Electronic Drawing Files
- From: "Edward W. Chin" <echin(--nospam--at)IQEngineering.com>
- Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 09:12:09 -0700
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There are a lot of consultant liability issues in releasing electronic drawings of their work.... 1) The client should approve of this because they paid for it and therefore technically own them. In the spirit of "partnering" with other subconsultants, the client should encourage the use of trading electronic drawings in order to resolve interferences and get everybody on the same "page". 2) All title blocks should be purged from the drawings. This will eliminate any possibility of someone else altering the drawings and reissueing them with the consultant title block (and sometimes the PE stamp!!!) 3) Contractors ask all the time to get electronic drawings in order for them to cost effectively develop layout sheets and backgrounds (i.e. PT Deck shop drawings). I don't see a problem with this as long as the title blocks are deleted and PURGED from the drawing. ---------- From: Trobridge, Bruce[SMTP:Bruce.Trobridge(--nospam--at)ogs.state.ny.us] Reply To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Sent: Friday, June 26, 1998 8:21 AM To: 'seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org' Subject: RE: Estimating Is it common for engineers and architects to NOT release electronic versions of their drawings? We have been doing this for a couple of years. It seems to be very helpful for take offs and interference checking. However my office is part of a state agency. And perhaps propriety is less of a concern. ---------- From: Rob Stevens[SMTP:engrathm(--nospam--at)ix.netcom.com] Sent: Friday, June 26, 1998 9:22 AM To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org Subject: Estimating To the List: I am looking for a software program that will assist with quantity "Take Off" for Cost Estimating. Generic CAD had a "Take Off" program that would work on CAD drawings. Unfortunately most Architects and Engineers in my area do not want to release CAD versions of the Bid Drawings. So what I am looking for is a software package that will use an "E" size Digitizer and work with up to "E" size prints to help speed up the process of taking measurements and developing quantities. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Robert W. Stevens, Jr., P.E. Senior Engineer Independent Enterprises, Inc. Ph.: 1-412-221-3435 Fax: 1-412-221-4430 Email: engrathm(--nospam--at)ix.netcom.com
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