I have started to work up a layer standard for my use. My intent is to use
the standard to help automate drafting tasks.
I never thought of a layer standard as an important issue - figuring each
office works up their own. However, when sharing drawings I find that the
number of layers that combine can be staggering.
I am interested in seeing what other have worked up as a structural
engineering standard. Mine follows this format:
Where Sx is structural level 'X' (1,2,3,etc.)
I am interested in what others have done and any programing tips you have
that help you automate drawings. For example, I am thinking of creating a
button to draw a slab outline that will simplify the process of changing to
the correct layer without going through 50 or more layers each time. If
others have automated tasks like this I would appreciate sharing the
information so that we can all learn from it.
Dennis S. Wish, PE
Structural Engineering Consultant
(208) 361-5447 E-Fax