[SML] CAD drawing interchange

SAMUEL JONES sjones at autoplotvw.com
Wed Feb 6 20:34:27 UTC 2019

Hey, they wanted dimensions instead of breaking out a scale ruler.  That’s a plus.  That they don’t know how to dimension in whatever program they are using?  Not so much.  It would seem likely that they are using some kind of program that can read vector generated drawings, and, maybe, not much else.  
Oh well.


Samuel Jones
sjones at autoplotvw.com

> On Feb 6, 2019, at 11:54 AM, Jerry Durand via Stagecraft <stagecraft at theatrical.net> wrote:
> I'm working on a project where I have to generate CAD drawings and get
> them to the guys who will build the stuff.  Nothing new there and in
> this case it's an established company so I shouldn't have to deal with a
> startup that doesn't know what CAD is.
> Well...
> The end of December I gave them the list of drawing formats I could work
> in (I use TurboCAD Pro Platinum).  They picked .DWG, no problem there. 
> I generated a simple box test drawing and sent it in several versions up
> to AutoCAD 2018.  They said they could read all of them with no problem.
> Great!  AutoCAD 2018 it is...
> TODAY I get a message that they're still waiting for a drawing with ALL
> the dimensions on it.  I mention they could just ask AutoCAD for
> anything that isn't there.  I get back the deer in headlights look.
> I hear from them that it would be ok if I just hand wrote in the
> dimensions.  Hand wrote?  On a CAD file?
> *sigh*
> -- 
> Jerry Durand, Durand Interstellar, Inc.
> www.DurandInterstellar.com
> tel: +1 408 356-3886
> @DurandInterstel
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