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Posted by: dhembree

03/31/2009, 10:00:59

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I have recently taken on duties as a mechanical designer. I have produced some drawings (in Autocad), some of which contain XRefs. the question I have is this: Is it bad practice to send drawings to vendors that contain Xrefs, and if so, is there a way to embed the Xrefs on a semi-permanent basis?

Any thoughts are appreciated.

Dan Hembree
Rupert Neve Designs








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Posted by: firealarm2010

04/01/2010, 00:48:20

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Several thoughts:

1. whatever you send a potential vendor needs to be complete, so they can open it and understand what your requirements are.
2. check with the shops you are thinking of using - they may still be using an older version of ACAD and may not be able to open your version drawings successfully.
3. be thinking about file names, paths, etc. as you go forward - the more complex your drawings (multiple x-refs for example) the more critical it is for you to plan how to send drawings out to 3rd parties.
4. did I mention to check with the shops you are thinking of using (oh yea, see # 2) - they can offer you the best advice on how they work with client files, if they have specific layer names (for flat pattern conversion, etc.), do they work in 2 or 3D "internally", etc.

Last but not least, your employer may have standards in place for these "technical" issues - don't forget to consider the "legal" issues as well - proprietary information notices, non-disclosure agreements, rights to "derived" files (punch CNC programs for example).

Good luck in your new duties!








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