The Rough eBook Edition ($30)
From 2001 comes this re-release of the classic text for CAD managers and managing CAD. CAD Manager's Guidebook tells you much of what you need to know to run a CAD department. How to justify new systems, how to set up drawing standards, and where to find resources.
This is the complete text of the original printing, and so preserves in time the state of CAD at the turn of the millennium -- hence this being the "Rough eBook Edition. Includes the history of CAD between 1995 and 2001 drawn from the pages of the upFront.eZine newsletter, as well as several essays that reflect on the nature of CAD and the topic of DWG.
- 300 monochrome pages
- 8MB PDF format; suitable for printing on standard 8.5"x11" paper
- Includes bonus reference files
- Free subscription to upFront.eZine newsletter
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Table of Contents
Chapter 1. The Role of the CAD Manager
What Does the CAD Manager Need to Know?; What’s a CAD Manager Worth?; The CAD Department Budget; Justifying New Systems; CAD Underutilization; CAD Management Issues
Chapter 2. Naming Drawings and Creating Symbols
File Extensions; What Are Symbols?
Chapter 3. Layer Names and Conventions
What are Layers?; How to Name a Layer; The Struggle to Create Layer Standards; American Institute of Architects; CSI MasterFormat; CSI UniFormat; US Coast Guard; CalTrans Drawing Data Levels; ISO Layer standard
Chapter 4. Assigning Colors
Colors; How CAD Works with Colors; For AutoCAD Users; Where to Assign Colors; Color Standards
Chapter 5. Fonts and Patterns, Linetypes, and Widths
Text Standards; Linetypes; Line Widths; Hatch Patterns
Chapter 6. Scale Factors and Dimensions
Scale Factors; Dimensioning With CAD
Chapter 7. Standard Drawings and Templates
Drawing Sizes; Borders and Title Blocks; Placing Sheets In Order; Creating A Template Drawing
Chapter 8. Writing Your CAD Standards Manual
Chapter 9. Working with Paper Drawings
Archiving Drawings; Raster Issues and Calculations; Converting Drawings; Two Editing Solutions; Case Study: The Digital Drawing
Chapter 10. Outsourcing and Extranets
What is a Service Bureau?; Outsourcing Project Management; Service Bureau Pricing
Chapter 11: The DWG Format and Its Future
The DWG File Specification; The Future of File Formats
Chapter 12: A Recent History of CAD
The Beginnings of CAD; 1995 – 2001; The Y38 Problem
Appendix A: Resources for CAD Managers
Starting Point; CAD Vendors
Appendix B: Color-Pen Table
Appendix C: The CSI Layer Standards
MasterFormat; UniFormat; US Coast Guard Master Listing
Bonus Reference Files
- AEC CAD Standard; 595 pages
- CE CAD Manual; 391 pages
- Tri-Service CADD/GIS Architecturals Details Library Manual; 56 pages
- Developer's Guide for Producing Engineering Documents; 54 pages
- DWG 2000 Specification; 146 pages
Download the 20MB ZIP file of bonus PDF documents from here: CMG-Files.zip.