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From the perspective of creating and maintaining drawings standards: Is there a way to have a class in one document and have it referenced in another document, then make a change in the class attributes and have it change in the referenced document. (as you might with a symbol) Also is there a way to rename a class and have it be renamed in the other referenced documents.
Looking for a best practice for maintaining standard classes, symbols, line, hatches and such. What I have so far gets me there but its still messy I have had one document to place all of my standard parts, such as Classes, symbols, Hatches. I have a practice of putting everything I may use a second time in one document so I know where to get it. It started off as a dumping ground I started to sort with classes, layers and symbol folders so I can find what I need, and they are ready to use It's now a respectable amount of elements As it has grown I have had to split off the document into 4 or 5 documents to try to manage the size Separating items has problems because things like plumbing and millwork want to work together in a drawings I end up having a document that has plumbing, millwork and appliances My class naming also evolves as the type of info I need to control changes, also the new class sorting has made some naming practices obsolete. I'm at a point where I would like to be able to control classes, lines hatches all in one place, Change it in one document and have it update in the others I believe I understand linking and using project sharing, but I have not found a method that pulls it all together for me. Wondering what others have come up with to manage their libraries.
CAD blogger Ralph Grabowski has an interview with the Bricscad CEO on his blog. Apart from the CEO's talk on his own dwg based CAD program it also contains his perspective on the future of CAD and how it may change. It also mentions BIM/IFC future (his perspective) and interoperability vs a move to cloud and open vs closed formats/systems, increasing regulations pressure etc. The article can be found at http://www.upfrontezine.com/2016/11/erik-de-keyser-on-the-future-of-bricscad.html Even though it does not address Vectoworks directly (except for the BIM part) of what he says aligns with things I've seen/read over the past year or two. @JimW I'm a bit curious how Vectorworks thinks the CAD/BIM market will develop and how it may affect VW users given that a lot of VW users are small offices sometimes working in multiple disciplines.