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WHAT FILES GO IN THE WORK FOLDER?
The work folder contains any CAD drawings and/or items that will be included with the CAD work that comes from our office. Planting plans, grading plans, sitework plans, etc.. This includes any file that is referenced (or linked) into a CAD drawing. Type of files include (but not limited to):
- AutoCAD files or ".dwg, dxf, or dwf"
- Adobe PDF or ".pdf" files
- Images or ".tif, .jpg, .sid, or .dwf"
- Excel Spreadsheets or ".xls or .xlsx"
- Word Documents or ".doc or docx"
The files names look like this:
A10100-plant.dwg or A10100-tree_list.xls
Any file in the work folder should follow this format [job number][hyphen][name of the file]. No spaces please, so use an underscore when a space is needed. Also, files should follow the general file naming principles.
When the folder structure is created using the Make Single Project Directory or Command "SPJ", a sample set of drawings will be placed in the 04 CD\work folder with the correct file naming standards. You can always refer to these sample templates to help you remember what the standards are for naming files. The Standard files in the work folder are (job number is typical):
These files are short because when viewing xref layers in a drawing, we usually use the layer pulldown menu, and AutoCAD's layer menu will only support so many characters before the layername is truncated and made unreadable. The drawing name becomes part of the layer name. Xref layer names are prefixed with the [drawing name][vertical bar][layername] and look like the image below. When you combine the drawing name with our layer naming standards the entire xref drawing name and layer name will appear in the pulldown menu. The details file name is longer, but we don't turn layers on and off in a detail drawings so that name is allowed to be longer.
Xref Layer Names