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AutoCAD Standards and Best Practices: XREF
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Hello Land8!Standards and best practices for technical documentation is something that continue to fascinate me. Not just because it consumes 90% of my workday as an early career LA, but also because…Continue

Tags: References, File, Management, External, XREF

Started this discussion. Last reply by Chris M Oct 30, 2014.

 

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Nov 19, 2014
landscapeplanner replied to Brian Frederick's discussion 'AutoCAD Standards and Best Practices: XREF'
"What about just inserting other drawings as blocks at 0,0,0; leaving them alone, and then the team works on different parts of the design on different drawings, copybasing/copyclipping at 0,0,0, and deleting the extra files?"
Oct 10, 2014
Maria Hines replied to Brian Frederick's discussion 'AutoCAD Standards and Best Practices: XREF'
"As a recent graduate of a 2 year Masters program, construction and technical documents were not something my program focused on. Does anyone have any suggestions, advice, or resources I should look at to become familiar with industry standards?"
Oct 10, 2014
Jason Packenham replied to Brian Frederick's discussion 'AutoCAD Standards and Best Practices: XREF'
"Here’s my two cents on the topic of xrefs… Attachment or overlay? I generally agree that overlays are the better method. This tends to allow greater control of referencing .dwgs if your project has multiple drawings (i.e. planting.dwg,…"
Oct 1, 2014
Sadie Walters replied to Brian Frederick's discussion 'AutoCAD Standards and Best Practices: XREF'
"I am a second year MLA student and XRefs are all the rage in the studio right now.  Professionals, please share!  "
Sep 30, 2014
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AutoCAD Standards and Best Practices: XREF

Hello Land8!Standards and best practices for technical documentation is something that continue to fascinate me. Not just because it consumes 90% of my workday as an early career LA, but also because the overall outcome and success of a design seems to often hinge on a good set of construction documents.If there is one thing that I have learned from my experiences working with the folks at Land F/X and the other firms along the way, it is that we as landscape architects can be set in their ways…See More
Sep 27, 2014
Mark Di Lucido replied to Brian Frederick's discussion 'AutoCAD Standards and Best Practices: XREF'
"I remember Autocad before XREFs—yep we’re talkin’ geezer here. Back then, digital CD production was much less complicated but required much more time to achieve. XREFs were necessitated because Autodesk needed an equivalent to pin…"
Sep 25, 2014
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Brian, a native to Houston, Texas joined the Solana Beach, California office of OJB in September 2014. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture and a minor in Horticulture from Texas A&M University. Since finishing school, he has gained experience on a number of mixed-use, commercial, public parks, and private development projects spanning Texas, Florida, Ohio, Missouri, Georgia, Colorado, and California. In addition, Brian spent part of his early career aiding in the engineering and development of design and drafting software as well as training numerous firms and individuals on best practices for technical documentation.
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