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RE: AUTOCAD: What's Your Preference?

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In my case no. I am thoroughly familiar with paperspace, completely
comfortable working in it, and refuse to do so because it's simply less
productive. The only benefit to it is if you are doing enlarged drawings
which I almost never do (Architects do it all the time).

Xreffing is MUCH BETTER, lends itself better to creating detail
libraries and sharing of information from job to job, less likely to get
messed up during editing, and is certainly not more work, usually less
work than setting up paperspace and viewports.

This is my experience doing structural drafting. I certainly do not hold
this to be the best option for architects and those doing mechanical 3-d
Drafting.

-gm

-----Original Message-----
From: Polhemus, Bill [mailto:BPolhemus(--nospam--at)wje.com]
Sent: Wednesday, March 01, 2006 8:06 AM
To: seaint(--nospam--at)seaint.org
Subject: RE: AUTOCAD: What's Your Preference?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jason Christensen [mailto:jason.christensen(--nospam--at)es2eng.com]

You could select the check box in the dimension style dialog box to
scale
dimensions to paper space.  You have one dimension style and it works in
all
view ports no matter the scale.

-----/Original Message/-----

I was wondering when or if anyone was going to mention this. I've heard
the "I have to have different scales for all my dimensions!" argument as
a pretext for scaling, not the views, but the DETAILS, so that you can
plot in model-space.

My opinion: I think we tend to learn one thing, one way, and then stick
with it. Many times, that's smart. But there are times when it's not. I
think the whole "paper-space" construct is a boon to drafting, myself.
Maybe not when it originally came out (Release 11 or 12?), but since
they stuck the "tabs" thingy in there, it's been great.

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