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    Default Best Practices for Templates and Scaling

    Hi All,
    I am writing to get advice from you experts in recent versions of AutoCad. I used to manage CAD standards back in 2007-2013 but we were using version 2004 AutoCad. I used to have everything set up per scale for instance, I had Dims for 192scale, 96scale, 48scale and so on. as well as custom linetypes. Is this the way everyone is doing it these days? what is best practice nowdays? The company I work for now does not really have any defined standards and we desperately need to set some up but I was out of AutoCad and into Creo for about six years so I feel kind of out of sync with these things now and I don't know if the way i used to do it is best practice these days? "Help" and Thank you!

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    dimensions -- I use one style, and switch between annotative, and setting dimscale to zero. (no point in annotative unless you want to show the same dimension in more than one viewport --- not the best drafting practice, but gotta keep reviewers happy.)

    custom linetypes are often needed, but can be a pain if you need to share drawings with others, especially with unique .shx files.
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    Thank you for that information, helpful.

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    annotative is the way to go. One set up for text and dims, and you no longer have to work about scaling up or down.

    Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions.

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