Checking incoming drawings

Whenever you open a new drawing, whether it is one that you created and have not used for some time or it’s a drawing from another designer architect or surveyor there are some simple checks worth making before you start work.

Check the file size of the drawing – use File > Check File Size

Purge unwanted entities – use Tools > Purge Unused Objects

Check for entities well away from the design center – use Zoom Extents

Use the distance command and measure the size of a known object.

Check layers and turn all layers on

Check text and dimension styles available for use.

Take a quick look into the block library for this drawing.

YouTube movie This movie uses as a base a design for revegetation in and around a primary school to illustrate the importance of being aware of the settings in your drawing environment before making changes to the file.