AutoCAD 2002 Bible

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Figure 26-4: This drawing needs updated layers and a title block.

Thanks to Vladimir Sevastyanov of the Ukraine for this drawing of a gyrating swivel that feeds oil to an uncoiling machine used in the cold rolling of metal.

Choose AutoCAD DesignCenter from the Standard toolbar. If the navigation pane is not displayed, click Tree View Toggle on the DesignCenter


4.    In the navigation pane, locate ab26-b.dwg on the CD-ROM. Click its plus sign.

5.    Choose Blocks. The ansi_d block appears in the content pane. Double-click ansi_d. Uncheck any Specify Onscreen checkboxes and click OK.

6.    Do a Zoom Extents.

7.    In the navigation pane, click Layers for ab26-b.dwg.

8.    In the content pane, click the first layer, press and hold Shift, and click the last layer to select all the layers. Drag them onto the drawing area. AutoCAD imports the layers.

9.    Save your drawing.

Setting Standards for Drawings

One person rarely has complete control over a drawing. You may xref in other drawings, or others may xref in your drawings. Several people may work on one drawing. You may send a drawing to a client who may work on it as well. More and more, working in AutoCAD is becoming a collaborative effort — and it can get out of control.

One way to get in control is to set standards for drawings — and issue those standards so that everyone involved has access to them. If you don’t have agreed-upon standards, you not only waste time changing layers, text styles, and so on, but your drawings get very complicated. You should set standards for the following:

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