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    Default CAD Standards or CAD & BIM Standards

    Hi,

    I looking to see what others have done with their CAD & BIM Standards.

    Do you have a separate CAD Standards and BIM Standards? or a joint document CAD & BIM Standards document.


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    Gareth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spenner View Post
    Hi,

    I looking to see what others have done with their CAD & BIM Standards.

    Do you have a separate CAD Standards and BIM Standards? or a joint document CAD & BIM Standards document.


    Cheers

    Gareth
    Joint.

    What started out as a checklist for CAD file quality ended up being more of a workflow and process guide by the end.

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    That's interesting.

    I am currently working for a University were have a CAD standards for external users and one for internal users. Which I am currently rewriting to bring into line with current standards and University requirements. I was personally thinking of setting up a joint one for external users but separate one for internal use, but I was thinking because they do cross over what is the best thing to do.

    I want to keep both documents short but I am finding that they could be large due to the information that needs to go into them. What size of guide did yours end up being?

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    Default Re: CAD Standards or CAD & BIM Standards

    Quote Originally Posted by Spenner View Post
    That's interesting.

    I am currently working for a University were have a CAD standards for external users and one for internal users. Which I am currently rewriting to bring into line with current standards and University requirements. I was personally thinking of setting up a joint one for external users but separate one for internal use, but I was thinking because they do cross over what is the best thing to do.

    I want to keep both documents short but I am finding that they could be large due to the information that needs to go into them. What size of guide did yours end up being?
    I can't remember actually, I left that job right after doing that update.
    I think it was only about 15 pages and bullet-pointed as much as possible because I'm well aware how little people like to read. As mentioned in my post, though, it was part of the standards and specifications included with every project, Section M, if I recall, so, quite a hefty book of standards (which happens in a medical environment, of course). I'm fairly certain no one read them when bidding, or starting a project, not until closeout when we would start going through the jobsite and pointing out the subpar materials, or reject the cad files or models.

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    Something that I picked up from a set of client standards that I like to see, are short "rationale" sections where useful. After the section text there would be an additional paragraph in italic text, beginning with "Rationale - blahblahblah", explaining some of the "whys" so the reader doesn't have to exercise too much Google-fu.
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    Hi Gareth,
    Did you ever get any reply's to your post?

    I am currently working with a company in developing an AEC cad Standard. does anybody have a standard they could share that hopefully references BS 1192.

    Many thanks.

    Lawrence

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