Let’s continue our discussion to work with AutoCAD better.
In the last time, we discuss how you need to add layers information to your AutoCAD template. Another common setting we usually do is to add styles in the template.
There are several styles that you can add to your template:
- Text styles
- Dimension styles
- Table styles
- Multi leader styles
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How many styles we need?
- In a drawing, we need to use several text sizes. For general purposes, for title block, for view title, etc. List them, and create them in your template.
- If you put your drawing in model space, you need to set different styles for different plot scale. But if you use annotation scale, you can use one style for every scales.
- In general, we can use one dimension style for most of our drawing. Unless you work in model space. However, you may still need more than one dimension style. If you work with isometric drawings, you may require more styles. And probably the best thing is to have a different templates for it. You need to define styles for isometric text and dimensions.
- Table is relatively new in AutoCAD. If you intend to use it, then you should consider to add table style in your template now.
Discuss it here
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The number of styles you required is really depends on your drawings. Different industry may need different drawing representation. So you need to examine your drawings and decide styles you need.
Now discuss it here:
- What styles did you put in your template? What standard are you using?
- How many styles you required for a template? What are they for?
- Do you set up your drawing in model space or layout? What is your workaround with your method, related to styles?
- After working with layers and styles, do you think you need more than one template? Why?
We will have a break to let you catch up with the discussion and finish the task. We will start again on Monday. In the mean time, go ahead: ask, suggest anything related with this discussion series.