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Before you go too far, check out
http://tsc.wes.army.mil/Products/standards/aec/intro.asp.

Mark

> -----Original Message-----
> From: SEConsultant [mailto:seconsultant(--nospam--at)earthlink.net]
> Sent: Sunday, January 30, 2000 8:38 PM
> To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
> Subject: Autocad Layering Standards for Structural
Engineering
>
>
> 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:
> Sx-Fndt-Slab-exp[exposed]
> Sx-Fndt-Slab-hid[den]
> Sx-Fndt-Slab-ann[otation]
> Sx-Fndt-Slab-txt
> Sx-Fndt-Slab-Dim
> Sx-Fndt-Ftg-exp
> Sx-Fndt-Ftg-hid
> etc.
> 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.
> Thanks
>
> Regards,
> Dennis S. Wish, PE
> Structural Engineering Consultant
> (208) 361-5447 E-Fax
>
>
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