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- From: "Donald Bruckman" <bruckmandesign(--nospam--at)verizon.net>
- Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 12:13:02 -0800
Do any of you folks utilize the Autodesk product “Design Review” ? I don’t use it a lot because I’m usually the issuer and not the receiver and I haven’t received much in this format either, even when I specify it, but informally, my clients seem to like it as a markup device and it seems to keep good record of the comments.
Only trouble seems to be when shop drawing creators don’t use ACAD and so can’t translate it.
For some reason, I still receive a lot of hand drawn shop drawings and you get this long, pregnant pause from the other end of the phone when you mention the spec requiring e-submittals..
Anyone used it and NOT like it for some reason?
From: Benjamin Maxwell
For me the hardest part of the shop drawing experience was trying to get the owner or architect (design prime) to write their project specifications in a manner that worked for the team. It was never pleasant.
In my experience the CDs would go out to bid and THEN after the contracts were awarded the discussion about shop drawings would begin. At that point the contractor is holding all the cards and you're going to have to perform at their mercy. So if it's not settled early on, forget about it being a smooth, electronic process that saves trees.
On bigger steel office buildings this means certain doom for younger engineers left to transfer red marks to six sets of prints. It's nothing but wasted productivity, writer's cramps, and ink-stained hands from there on out.
Being on the owner's side now, I certainly do not miss the shop drawing review process.
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