WARNING: This is blatant promotion of a magazine article. http://www.thefabricator.com/article/forengineers/3-d-cad-productivity-reliability-and-responsiveness
I write monthly columns for the Fabricator Magazine. Its readership is made up of people in the manufacturing trade.
The November 2012 edition of my Precision Matters column summarizes several discussions about templates for drawings, parts, assemblies, BOM tables, and custom property forms.
Our intent is to demonstrate ideas for setting up the CAD workstation to minimize redundant and/or tedious effort.
I'm hoping for peer review and critique. Almost everything I know I've learned from others. Here's your chance to improve me and mine!