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Obviously you had a "standard" that you accepted from your previous
outside CAD consultant.  Why not stick with something similar.

Charles F. Espenlaub, III, P.E.
Martin-Espenlaub Engineering

-----Original Message-----
From: Ed Fasula [mailto:tibbits2(--nospam--at)]
Sent: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 9:26 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)
Subject: Standards for Plan Detail

Our small firm has fairly recently moved our CAD work in-house.  In the
past, we used a drafter who bid each job, and had a vested interest in
keeping costs low.    

Now that we control the CAD, there seems to be a tendency among everyone
in the office to heap on more and more detail.  In addition, the drafter
we hired is a perfectionist and likes to draw everything - even Simpson
hangers - to exacting detail.  

The degree of detail and multitude of (duplicated) notes is  expensive
and can become, in my view, counter-productive.  I'm in the process of
developing some standards to define where to "draw the line".  And I'm
looking for some references and/or guidelines to help us get it right
the first time.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Ed Fasula E.I.T.