I've recently joined a new Civil/Structural/Energy company, and have been tasked with developing a new set of CAD standards based on current BS & ISO standards.
Now to put this task into context; on my first day the senior draftsman proudly explained how all their drawings are already standards complient, have full block capitilised text etc, all according to BS 308.
They don't even use Xref's here yet, everythings blocks copied and pasted into hundreds of drawings. And there's worse... dimensioning in paperspace, overriding dimensions! And don't get me started on the layering, actually I can't, because there is none!
Now having presented the standard there is the inevitable backlash, from the same people who tasked me with developing it, and especially from Mr 308 who ended his contribution to the meeting with "Well I'm going to keep on doing things properly and you can stick that in your standard'.
I'm glad that's off my chest. I feel better.
But am I wrong?
I believe in the benefits of AEC layering convention, and the use of well structured XRef's will cut out most of the mistakes that keep on going unnoticed, as will not dimensioning in paperspace. And lowercase text is far easier to read than block capilisation.
Or am I right? Am I being just as stuborn?
Anyone have any advice?