You might try the "Uniform Drawing Format Manual" which is about AIA/CSI drawing format. It's one of those things where you order 3 books for a dollar etc. but they do have some good books. They are at adbs.booksonline.com
From: Ed Fasula <tibbits2(--nospam--at)metro.lakes.com>
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org <seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org>
Date: Tuesday, June 13, 2000 8:22 AM
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.