That is not a pirate movie title. There is a search for buried treasure involved. The search for better standards is never ending. It’s inherently a quest for agreed on meaning. We should say interpreted meaning. Standards are in…
The Eye of the Beholder
The Standards quest is about looking for improved and common ways to work together without the need to change things for the…Read more
These days I do lots of City Standards work. For reasons that are apparent in the marketplace this sometimes involves the Microstation and Autodesk CAD war. There’s often an ESRI flavor of the month added to the shenanigans. I recently posted about the on-going problem of System Lobotomies.
One supposes I get called for this service because I have some extended experience…Read more
We’ve talked about the development and use of Standard Keys for layers – Layer Standard Keys if you prefer. The management concept of Standard Keys is important to other things in AutoCAD Civil 3D. The Production Solutions employ the same Standard Keys for symbols for example. This significantly reduces daily user confusion; increases…Read more
I found the following Layer Management idea for Civil 3D hilarious and functional too. This relates somewhat to our ongoing NCS Standards chat, so here she goes.
Direct From - Deep in the Heart of Texas
(‘cause the theme song always drives you crazy)
A Big Hat CAD manager called me today with a hot tip about how to deal with the too many…Read more
The NCS Layer Standards rely on the concept and practice of a standard Pattern (Keys and delimiters) coupled with Major and Minor Keys. Every CAD Layer or Level standard employs this basic concept these days. True, we could just employ the unique numeric IDs the software’s actually use, but these aren’t very user friendly. We walked away for good human reasons.Read more