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Thread: Drafting Etiquette: What's your favorite?

  1. #11
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    Could you file this under; "Dumb little things that make me angry but shouldn't."

    Small frequently used Blocks that have embedded entities with forced colors, linetypes and any layer other 0.

    When I find a block with forced colors and lintypes I think "The person that made this is:
    A) Inexperienced and needs some serious training
    B) must have had a very specific reason to do this and I should ask around
    C) May have had a serious brain injury

    When I find a block with entities on anything other than Layer Zero I think "The person that did this is:
    A) A lazy #$!^@
    B) in need of a serious brain injury!

  2. #12
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    We have a guy that draws on layer 0 & text....I love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by VERYCIVILDRAFTER View Post
    When I find a block with entities on anything other than Layer Zero I think "The person that did this is:
    A) A lazy #$!^@
    B) in need of a serious brain injury!

    Forgive me but;

    In all the official AutoCAD manuals and literature that I have ever read, it clearly states that layer Zero (and defpoints) should NOT be used for drawing / dimensions / text / etc. and only by AutoCAD itself.

    Has this changed with later revisions??
    Im intelligent enough to know that I dont know everything; but I'll tell you all about it anyway.

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    Layer zero is actually really handy when used as the one and only layer in an small uncomplicated block.

    Doing so can prevent confusion with multiple copies of a block and then grouped (organized) by various layers. Like separating a pile of M&M's by color. (The M&M's being blocks and the color being a drawing layer)

    When dozens of different blocks are inserted into a drawing having their base layer as Zero avoids excess layers being added to a drawing.

  5. #15
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    My Favorites

    • Circular referencing within Xrefs
    • Random layers and Layer Names
    • Titleblock or border in Model Space
    • Exploded Hatchs
    • Corrupting Drawings by copying from one drawing to the net to the next to the next and so on
    • north arrow pointing down the page
    • Unlocked Viewports
    • leaders "Doubling Back" on themselves instead of changing which end of the text the leader comes out of or shifting the text
    • drafters plotting and throwing plans back to me without "looking" over them
    • Users not opening read only when just "Checking which layer that line was in"
    • Rotated & Scaled Xrefs


    That is my little whinge. along with users not "Maintaining" Drawings and then whinging about corruptions caused by that.

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