Need a book? Engineering books recommendations...
Re: Trading of Electronic Drawing Files[Subject Prev][Subject Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next]
- To: seaoc(--nospam--at)seaoc.org
- Subject: Re: Trading of Electronic Drawing Files
- From: <MSSROLLO(--nospam--at)aol.com>
- Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 19:52:52 EDT
I think requesting CAD softwares to supply a method of Read Only to files would be a very large boost to all of us. As far as Electronic files, I do not prefer giving them for several reasons. 1. When someone wants to go in business against me or others that use some form of CAD, they have a big advantage. If they can get enough of mine and other peoples cad drawings, they can save themselves hours of development of details, blocks, shedules etc by basically "borrowing" those that someone else spent time developing. Makes it too easy to get into the business cheaper. We already know that for the same amount of money spent on computer systems, they will have better and faster hardware. I do not mind competion, I just prefer not to be a good neighbor. 2. I have seen too much piracy of paper drawings. I can imagine what electronic ones will become. I have seen someone cut and paste and entire project onto someone elses title block (that had a stamp) and vice versa. It actually occurs both ways. Steal the project OR steal the seal. I have seen this on jobs drawn 100% on paper. 3. Years ago the drawings were not CAD. Now they are. If contractors and Owners are SAVING money by getting our files....why CAN'T we get paid something for the use of them. Seems it is the usual engineer pay scale....spent our time, effort and technology money...so someone else saves some money. And again..I hope the CAD people are tuning into this thread...it would be a great feature to add. A block that cannot be exploded or plotted (if any layers are turned off). Good idea.
- Prev by Subject: RE: Trading of Electronic Drawing Files
- Next by Subject: Re: Trading of Electronic Drawing Files
- Previous by thread: RE: Trading of Electronic Drawing Files
- Next by thread: Need a Specifications Writer