Instead of some individuals using 'weird' scales in views or sheets within a drawing or accidental typos, like 9:33, it would be nice to add a check to define standard list for view scale in drawing.
While I agree that this is a needed check. it would be company specific as there is no drawing standard for views that I have been able to find. If there is an ASME standard for drawing view scales, I would love to see the reference. I did find an ISO standard that listed view scales, I think. It was many years ago.
At a prior company, we had the following in our CAD guidelines document.
Drawing view scales shall be limited to the following sizes for metric drawings:
1:1, 1:2, 1:4, 1:5, 1:10, 1:20, 1:40, 2:1, 4:1, 5:1, 10:1, 20:1, 40:1
Drawing view scales shall be limited to the following sizes for English drawings:
1:1, 1:2, 1:4, 1:8, 1:16, 1:32, 1:48, 2:1, 4:1, 8:1, 16:1, 32:1, 48:1
It was very hard to enforce and seldom followed.
Yes, there would probably be a custom list in the modelcheck start file to specify what is allowed and not allowed.
Our drawing scales are based on the ISO 5455 standard.
Can you list the scales specified in the standard?
It should be treated like the parameter, layer, name lists... where it can be configured in the administrator 'start' files based on the business need of the organization.
According to ISO 5455, the following recommended scales should preferably be used:
It is also pointed out that if required for special applications, the recommended range of scales may be extended by multiplying by 10.
Thanks for pointing out the iso standard. I believe the values should be customizable by the admin for those companies that don't follow iso standards or for those that want to allow just a subset. Also, thanks for all of those likes ;).
Drawings do not go away with MBD, and this sounds like something that has been missing from ModelCheck all along. I do not see a working group for ModelCheck and will bring this to some other group if it fits into their scope. I agree with all of the comments attached to this idea.
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