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    Thumbs up Re: Naming conventions for Dim Styles and Text Styles

    We name our Dim styles like:
    STD_14, (1/4" = 1')
    STD_112 (1-1/2"=1')

    STD_50 (1"=50')
    STD_200 (1"=200')

    and so on.

    They all use the text style "STD_DIM" which has a height of zero.
    This way we can change the font assigned to it and all are updated.

    Our "standard" text style is like our standard dimension text style, it's called
    STD_TXT which has no assigned height. Plotted hight of 1/8".

    "STD" just stands for our company STanDard.

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    Default Re: Naming conventions for Dim Styles and Text Styles

    As far as setting up standards, take a few minutes to analyze what your needs are and what works for you. There is an article titled something like "What every CAD Manager should know" that I believe is on the AUGI site that covers some good points.
    Some key items to keep in mind:
    - Keep names in a simple format for both internal and external users.
    - Compliance with external standards such as Y14.100, Y14.1, etc for text heights, formats, etc.
    - Get input from your team and your customers as to what works and what doesn't. Comments like "We've always done it that way." demand a response of "Why?"

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    Default Re: Naming conventions for Dim Styles and Text Styles

    As a suggestion, sometimes more accuracy is needed than other times. Having an accuracy component in the name could be useful.

    The problem is with every component the number of combinations multiplies...

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