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Verifying Drawing Standards

Use the VerifyStandards command to check that the current drawing conforms to industry, corporate, and custom standards.

The command checks whether names and properties of Layers, LineStyles, DimensionStyles, and TextStyles in the current drawing match those in associated standards files.

You can replace nonstandard items to be compliant, flag them to be ignored, or leave them as they are.

It is recommended to run the Clean command to purge unused objects before you run the VerifyStandards command.

To verify drawing standards:

  1. Click Tools > Standards > Verify Standards (or type VerifyStandards).
  2. In the dialog box, the category and name of an item that violates drawing standards are shown (for example DimensionStyle as category and the name of a DimensionStyle).
  3. In Replace with, select a drawing standard.
  4. The list may contain more than one standard because the drawing standards file may contain more than one object per category, or the list of drawing standards files defined for the current drawing contains more than one file.
  5. In Preview of changes, the differences between the current item verified for compliance and the standard selected in the replacement list are displayed. This list is empty if the item name differs, but not the properties.
  6. Optionally, set Ignore this standards violation to flag the current item as not to be replaced. The Ignored by information shows the login name of the user who set the ignore option. This status is stored with the drawing.
  7. Click Fix to accept the replacement of the current item by the specified drawing standard.
  8. Click Next to proceed to the next item.
  9. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for subsequent items to check for standards compliance.
  10. Click Close.
  11. At the end of the verification process, a summary screen reports the total number of standards violations, the number of automatically fixed items, the number of manually fixed items, and the number of items that have been marked as "ignored."

  In the Verify Standards dialog box, click Options to change the notification and auditing options during the verification process. This opens the Standards Configuration > Options section of the Options dialog box (as if you invoked the DrawingStandards command).


Command: VerifyStandards

Menu: Tools > Standards > Verify Standards

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