Thursday, July 31, 2008

View Naming Convention.

One of the main things you need to consider when coming up with a naming convention for view is ease of finding them. This especially comes up when you are using the cross view reference tool “Reference other view” (i.e. with a detail section or call out). All of a sudden you have to sift thought every single view in your project, and when it that comes to a large project in contract documentation, that could be up to 1000 views. A real nightmare1

My suggestion is to name you views by the sheet numbers they are placed on, followed by its detail number on the sheet, and finally by a short view description.

This is the only way to really manage cross reverencing in large projects.


Sheet No. A1045, Detail 4, Plan of joinery unit J16
View name : A1045-04 PL Join J16

Do keep the view name less than 30 characters; other wise, you will need to have the project browser very wide.

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