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Introduction to AutoCAD® 2015: A Modern Perspective by Paul Richard, Jim Fitzgerald

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Appendix A. Drafting Standards Overview

Standards Organizations

Standards provide a basis for uniformity in engineering drawing. Many industries and governments can use these standards as a guideline to develop their documents. It is not the intent of recognized national standards organizations to prevent individual organizations from designing specific formats. The intent is to provide common engineering standards to aid the interchange of drawings between companies, governments, and other users.

The following organizations are three leaders in drafting standards.

American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

ANSI has been a leader in the voluntary standards system of the United States. This organization has provided a forum for private and ...

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