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Wondering what kind of detailing systems some of you have come up with for creating CAD details of your own.  I want to set up a system to cut down the time when creating a new detail.  Want to make CAD details ranging from 1/2", 3/4", 1", 1 1/2", 3".  I want all the dimensions and notes to be the same size when printed to scale.  Also want consistent looking material hatches, lines widths, etc. when showing multiple scale details on the same page.  How to create a neat organized look on my layout page.  Any feedback on what you are doing is appreciated.  I have attached a sample of one of my details.  

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I don't normally critique details, but you should look carefully at this for the minimum edge distance for the anchor bolt. With a 2x6 mudsill, you've only got about 3/4" or less concrete cover, which won't meet code.


Others can opine on Chief's CAD detail system setup. This is very primitive in CA at the moment. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for X11.

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