How do I set dimensions styles so that everyone in Engineering is using the exact same style? Font, leaders etc. Is this something that is stored in the drawing templates?
Andrew, this is stored in drawing templates, and can be saved/imported by going to document properties and selecting drafting standard.
This makes me wonder.
After changing all the settings in the drawing template. Or for that matter selecting a drawing standard and leaving the settings unchanged.
Can the settings be locked so that the Engineering department can't immediately change the settings back to the way they want them?
Cause you know they will!
Lock it on me and I would just make a new one. So no unless you put it in writing and make it company policy.
Nah - he's taking the one "you" like and making everyone else use it
Tony Tieuli wrote: Can the settings be locked so that the Engineering department can't immediately change the settings back to the way they want them?
Tony Tieuli wrote:
If that's necessary then you don't have a software problem, you have a personnel problem.
Not sure if there was a way to lock the setup; however, I don't think engineers have issue to follow the rules. Never seen this but I'll not approve the dwg unless it's used the company standard adapted from ISO. I'd tell the engineers you have a choice to get your dwg approved or redo it. Pick one !!!!
I have found in order to have everyone buy in on this they at least need a voice. So a quick survey on what they like and dislike is in order. I have a few different engineering sections that are mainly the same, but there are some differences. I have a registry setting for each. I also have the solidworks copy settings wizard on each persons desktop under the admin profile. They need to be made responsible for their actions. They need to have explained to them the benefits of everyone doing the drawings the same. You do not need any cowboys' in the group.
Sure do hope the "standards" you choose are correct. Old guys like us who were schooled on a drawing board, were tested and graded for years on a drawing board, and then worked for years on a drawing board will put up a pretty good fight as to what is right or wrong
with someones individual preference.
If you use design checker it can catch the changes that someone may make and change it back to the std.
Set up the drawing template how it needs to be, and set up every persons Solidworks to use that template. Then document it in the engineering standards for the company, that they must use that standard/template. Reprimand/terminate those who do not follow the rules.
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