How do we open a dwg file, and then get a comprehensive listing of settings for that file. I am in the process of trying to wake up a small firm from the nightmare of too many different people using too many different settings for same dimension style names, different linetypes/colors/etc for same layer names; basically in the infancy of establishing a consistent standards manual for a structural engineering firm I work with.
The problem is many times when I go to retrieve master details from the office computer I find there was careless regard for uniform dimension settings in the same dimension styles, and problems with text and note uniformity, and layer name usage with all the settings for each of those. It's not fun when I am under pressure to perform and I find I have to practically re-create details, only to find that what appeared to be a most common set of standards was actually in conflict in other areas.
What I'd like to do is set up a way to process the details per "batch" by loading details to a common dwg file and then "paintbrush" everything to conform to major settings. However I was hoping there is a way to open a dwg file and list all the settings for that file instead of opening dialogue boxes and all their tabs individually to inspect and identify inconsistencies. So is there a way to list all that data outside of the program dialogue boxes and print them out? Also if there is anyone who has had to deal with a similar situation and was successful at it I'd like to know how you went about processing or revealing inconsistencies between dwg files.
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Glenn Ogreenc Greenbrae, California