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    Thumbs down Terrible cad drawings...

    I come across this frequently.....autocad users who cannot draw properly. How on earth do you keep your job if you draw like this??

    Then I have to spend my time fixing this crap, itís amazing......... And itís not like they donít have yearsí experience..

    It amazes me that they can work like that. From one user to the other, what goes through their minds while they are drawing...."I wonder why my lines wont snap correctly" but they still keep drawing, they cant snap etc cause lines are all over z values etc....so they just draw without being able to snap......
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    ...lol...this happens so often that we've stopped caring.. Funny thing is that is not even based on geographical location. We often work with architects from all over the world such as Australia, UK, middle east and it is much of a muchness. Their plans do not match to the elevations, they do not believe in layers and they do not know how to detail. I guess it is one of the things we had to learn to accept.

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    I just cant imagine how they deal with it in the office, cause clearly they also do not understand how to fix it. They must be scratching their heads wondering why elevations etc dont match....so they all just keep at it, from one user to the next.

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    I've seen similar in the past, kinda not gotta worry about it, so long as it doesn't take too much time!

    I think there's a simple command in AutoCAD to flatten all the points.

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    know how to fix it, flatten not the answer as it puts everything on the same layer and one colour.........

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    a useful script our there flattens everything to zero but maintains level structure.

    its rare you get a good set of cad drawings, guess we have learned just to accept it.
    http://www.3dvisualisationltd.co.uk/

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    I have to fix a drawing before working of it.......just bugs me to much....

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    Quote Originally Posted by marius e View Post
    know how to fix it, flatten not the answer as it puts everything on the same layer and one colour.........
    Sorry perhaps you mis-understood, by flatten I mean move all the points to be at 0 on the z-axis.

    Have a google for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marius e View Post
    I have to fix a drawing before working of it.......just bugs me to much....
    A decorator has to mask areas, move furniture, and cover the floors with sheets before he can paint, this is our equivalent.

    If the CAD is so bad, make sure you are charging to clean it up.

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    Yes, thats what I do.....but what an irritation, a curse......

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