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Associating Drawing Standards and Setting Notification Options

Use the DrawingStandards command to:

  • Associate drawing standards to the current drawing
  • Determine the drawing categories to check
  • Set notification and audit options

To associate drawing standards to the current drawing:

  1. Click Tools > Standards > Drawing Standards (or type DrawingStandards).
  2. In the dialog box, expand Standards.
  3. Click New.
  4. In the file dialog box, specify the name for the drawing standard file (*.dws) to associate to the current drawing.
  5. Click Open.
  6. Optionally, repeat steps 2 and 3 to add more standards files to the list.
  7. Click Delete to remove a standard from the list.
  8. Standards from multiple standards files are checked in the order specified in the list. To change the priority, select an item, then click Move up or Move down.
  9. Under Settings, read information about the selected standard including drawing file name, drawing format (release version), last modification date, and who did the last change.
  10. Click Verify Standards to verify the associated standards immediately. This option runs the VerifyStandards command.
  11. Click Apply.

To determine the drawing categories to check:

  1. Click Tools > Standards > Drawing Standards (or type DrawingStandards).
  2. In the dialog box, expand Drawing Categories.
  3. Activate the drawing categories to include for verification with the VerifyStandards command:
  4. Note: Check at least one category to enable drawing standards checks.
  5. Click Apply.

To set notification and audit options:

  1. Click Tools > Standards > Drawing Standards (or type DrawingStandards).
  2. In the dialog box, expand Options.
  3. In Notification, select an option:
    • Disable alert message: Turns off standards violation notifications.
    • Pop-up alert over standards violation: Displays a pop-up alert when standards violations are detected in the current drawing (default).
  4. In Verify standards, specify options:
    • Automatically fix nonstandard properties: Specifies whether to automatically fix nonstandard objects when you run the VerifyStandards command (cleared by default).
    • Show ignored standards violations: Specifies whether to display standards violations that are flagged as ignored in the Verify Standards dialog box (selected by default).
    • Preferred standards file: Sets a drawing standards file (*.dws) or None.
  5. Click Apply.


Command: DrawingStandards

Menu: Tools > Standards > Drawing Standards

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