CAD Standards, Less is more?
Just a little over a year ago (at the time of writing) I became the CAD Manager for Halstock cabinet makers. Over the last year a lot of our focus has been on the quality of our drawings. Now, a year in, we are in a position to ask the question ‘what can we do without?’
We have a lot of customers for our Drawings. From the Architect and main contractor on site, to our own manufacturing and fitting teams, everyone has different needs and requirements from our drawings.
I’d like to think that we’ve done a pretty good job of satisfying all of our customers, but have we done too much? Have we been too accommodating? Would a simpler set of drawings be just as effective? I liken it to a Jenga tower. You build it up – and then you start poking bits to see what wobbles!
Less is more?
Have you ever been in a position to question your CAD Standards? Have you ever been asked to simplify your Standard. Maybe you are a frustrated CAD technician battling against a CAD standard which just slows you down?