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Certify the set?  How are you doing that (I digress)

>>> On 2/8/2008 at 7:23 AM, "Jordan Truesdell, PE" <seaint2(--nospam--at)> wrote:
I prefer PDF submissions - it's $1.25 a sheet I don't have to pay for scanning, and an hour or two of copying I don't have to pay my drafter for jr engineer.  I mark text notes on the plans, stamp them digitally, and certify the set before emailing them back. Somebody else can kill trees (or, more importantly, pay some one to kill and process them).

For sketches, we hand sketch, scan, note the sheet, and bind the scanned sketches into the shop drawing set. Takes about 30 extra seconds if you include the walk to the scanner, and I get to use graph paper and a pencil instead of trying to draft in red pen on blueline paper.

Jnapd(--nospam--at) wrote:
How easy is it to draw on the pdf's and how accurate can you draw or correct a detail ?
Joe Venuti
Johnson & Nielsen Associates
Palm Springs, CA
n a message dated 2/7/2008 1:29:21 PM Pacific Standard Time, dfisher(--nospam--at) writes:

We’ve been experimenting on a couple projects with the following scenario:


  • GC posts the drawings on the project website in pdf format
  • Each entity (arch/SE/GC) makes its corrections on the same file in a different color
  • Once corrections are complete, “marked up” pdf files released to the sub-contractor


This saves time, money and trees.


Funny thing is, some subs actually refuse this option, instead, sending six sets of bluelines; of which

Only one or two are used. The “original” is marked up and the rest are along for the ride.




David L. Fisher SE PE

Senior Director



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