I have two suggestions:
1. Architectural Desktop has a detailing module, though not advertised, which
draws many parametric shapes, including Simpson connectors. It is a quick
pick in a dialog box to bring the completed item into the drawing. This is
the detailing module from Softdesks old S8 package. For doing details it is
a big help.
2. Establish a typical details library that can be modified or tailored to
easily accommodate specific job requirements,
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. =20
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. =20
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.
Richard Lewis, P.E.
Missionary TECH Team