Optimized Design

  • 72 polygons to represent the large outer circle rope or cord
  • 72 small circles to represent the inner circle of beads
  • Text - Arial Bold 10 pt and 9 pt (expire date)
  • PE Stamp Drawing
    • just turn off the color hatching fill layers if you want to plot in Black-n-White within Adobe Acrobat.

Authorized Design

  1. 76 large rope cord
  2. 71 small circles
  3. Text around the stamp - 10 pt
  4. License name - 10-11pt depending on length of name
  5. Discipline - 10-11pt depending on length (Electrical, Structural, Civil)
  6. Expiration - 9pt
  7. Helvetica LT Std (Swis721 BT) Font used
    1. AutoCAD doesn't embed fonts, have to use eTransmit to copy the font
    2. AutoCAD Helvetica .shx can be downloaded from the AutoCAD forum.
    3. comes with Mac computers
    4. similar to RomanD and Arial but PE stamp has wider O and R
      1. Print and preview, Editable, Installable, No embedding permissions
      1. only TrueType fonts or OpenType fonts that use TrueType outlines (not PostScript outlines) can be used in AutoCAD. To determine if your OpenType font contains PostScript outlines, select the Font file, and then click Open.
    5. FontForge to remove permissions
  8. appears original design done by Nevada Rubber Stamp Co., Inc in Reno Nevada

Executive Summary - Nevada PE Stamp in 15 min

1. Drawing Setup

  • New Drawing based on “acad -Named Plot Styles.dwt” (acad.dwt, color based plot style)
  • MEASUREINIT 0 for imperial and 1 for metric
  • MEASUREMENT 0 for imperial and 1 for metric
  • UNITS
    • Controls the precision and display formats for coordinates, distances, and angles
      • Length Type: Decimal
      • Length Precision: 0.00000
        • LUPREC system variable
      • Insertion scale Inches
      • Angle Type: Decimal Degrees
      • Angle Precision: 0.00000
        • AUPREC system variable
      • Direction button > Base Angle = East 0.00
    • Layout - PE Stamp Units
  • LAYER
    • 0
    • G-ANNO-DIMS (General - Annotation - Dimensions)
      • color Green (ACI 3)
      • Linetype Continuous
      • Lineweight 0.20 mm
      • plot
      • Description: Dimensions
    • G-ANNO-NPLT (General - Annotation - Non-PLoTting graphic information)
      • color 211 (magenta/pink)
      • Lineweight 0.80 mm
      • no plot
      • Description: Viewport Frame, Anno guidelines
    • G-ANNO-STMP (General - Annotation - professional STaMP)
      • color yellow (ACI 2)
      • Lineweight 0.40 mm
      • plot
      • Description: PE Stamp
  • Exporting AutoCAD to Graphics program for animating, use more descriptive layer names
    • OUTER-ROPE-CORD, color yellow, lineweight 0.35 mm (1 pt), 0.35278 mm = 1 pt
    • INNER-RING-CIRCLES, color yellow, lineweight 0.35 mm (1 pt)
    • ARCTEXT-TOP, color green
    • ARCTEXT-BOTTOM, color green
    • ENGINEER-NAME, color white
    • EXPIRE, color white
    • DISCIPLINE, color white
    • GUIDES, color 211 (magenta/pink) (note Illustrator can only use vertically bottom baseline of text, horizontal position can be left, right, or middle/centered)
  • LIMITS 0,0 6,4
  • STYLE (Command) - Text Style Dialog Box
    • Swis721BT08pt01x
      • Font Name: Swis721 BT, Font Style: Bold Roman, Height = 8 pt / 100 * 1 scale = 0.08 inch
    • Swis721BT09pt01x
      • Font Name: Swis721 BT, Font Style: Bold Roman, Height = 9 pt / 100 * 1 scale = 0.09 inch
    • Swis721BT10pt01x
      • Font Name: Swis721 BT, Font Style: Bold Roman, Height = 10 pt / 100 * 1 scale = 0.10 inch
    • Swis721BT10pt01x-upbck
      • Font Name: Swis721 BT, Font Style: Bold, Height = 10 pt / 100 * 1 scale = 0.10 inch, Effects: check on Upside down, Effects: check on Backwards
    • Arial08pt
      • Font Name: Arial (TrueType), Annotative, Paper Text Height = 0.08
  • Dimension Style > New
    • dimArial08pt, check on Annotative
      • Lines tab
        • Extend beyond dim lines: 0.02
      • Symbols and Arrows tab
        • Arrow size: 0.02
        • Center marks: 0.01
      • Text tab
        • Text style: Arial08pt
        • Offset from dim line: 0.04
      • Primary Units tab
        • Linear dimensions - unit format: Decimal with precision 0.00000
        • Angular dimensions - unit format: Decimal Degrees with precision 0.00000
  • Status Bar Customization
    • turn on
      • Coordinates
      • Paper Space/Model Space (name changes depending on what space your in)
      • Dynamic Input
      • Ortho Mode
      • Selection Cycling
      • Annotation Scale
  • OSNAP
    • turn on (blue light is on, gray light is off) the following
      • Center, Node, Quadrant (off by default)
  • Turn Off Grid

Layout

  • use LAYOUT > SAVE AS or the PURGE command to eliminate unnecessary definition table items

Color

  • GIS Engineering Colors
    • light green: RGB(166,206,56)
    • light blue: RGB(49,129,195)
    • dark gray: RGB(102,103,103)

Plotystyles

Profile

  • AutoCAD OPTIONS
    • Profiles tab > Add to List… > ACADProfile-Jensen
    • Files tab
      • Template Settings (optional)
        • Drawing Template File Location > (default is C:\Users\[user name]\appdata\local\autodesk\c3d 2017\enu\template)
          • typically change to a network drive location where everyone in the office can access the corporate template
          • change to (D:\GISEDrive → CCSD → CADD → Templates). Issues if saving to Google Drive synch folder
          • appears you can only have one path for .dwt, option to add is grayed out
    • Display tab
      • Window Elements
        • Color scheme: Dark
        • Use large buttons for Toolbars (check on)
        • Colors… button
          • 2D model space, Uniform background, color 33,40,48 (dull black)
            • FYI AutoCAD 2016, 2018 used a dull white background color (215, 215, 215)
          • Crosshairs, color White
          • Viewport control, color White
      • Layout elements
        • check (should be on by default) Display Layout and Model tabs
        • uncheck Display printable area (this dashed line in the layout is confusing and cannot be snapped to)
      • Display resolution
        • Arc and circle smoothness 20000 instead of 1000
          • this does the samething as VIEWRES Y 20000
          • VIEWRES fast zooms? Yes, circle zoom percent 20000
      • Crosshair size 5
        • might have this increased to 100 by AutoCAD R14 users
        • CURSORSIZE command also changes this
    • Plot and Publish tab
      • Use as default output device DWG To PDF.pc3
      • Background processing options: uncheck Publishing
      • OLE plot quality: High graphics (e.g. photograph) helpful logo graphics, typically use this this if logo is an image or plotting aerial photos
      • Specify plot offset relative to Edge of paper
      • Plot Style Table Settings > Use color dependent plot styles (typically used for backwards compatibility with older drawings where the lineweight is controlled by the layer/object color)
    • System tab
    • User Preferences tab
      • Windows Standard Behavior
        • Right-click Customization
        • Problem - might be on a computer where the right mouse click has changed from bringing up the context menu to running the last command. This is the location to change that setting.
      • insertion scale - default settings when units are set to unitless for Source content and Target drawing
        • inches (if using Civil 3D as AutoCAD)
        • feet (if using Civil 3D)
      • Default Scale List… button
        • add 1“=40' (paper units = 1 and drawing units = 40)
  • Options > Files tab

2. Outer Circle Rope Cord

  • Current layer G-ANNO-NPLT
  • PTYPE 3
    • PDMODE 3
  • POINT 3,2
  • CIRCLE 0.875” (diameter 1.75“) (formerly 55/64)
  • LINE
    • center reference point
    • top quadrant
    • escape
  • LAYER G-ANNO-STMP
  • LINE
    • top quadrant
    • 0.12←40 degrees
  • POLYGON 72 (authorized design 76)
    • center of circle
    • circumscribed about circle (remember, Adobe Illustrator cannot use inscribed)
    • radius click top quadrant
  • ROTATE (1of2)
    • select diagonal line
    • select center reference base point
    • COPY option
    • REFERENCE option (pick order matters, must be same direction as Points reference below)
      • select top quadrant of vertical line then click center of circle
    • Points option
      • On the top side of the 72-sided polygon, select the right endpoint (just right of the vertical line), then click the center of the circle.
    • FYI approximate rotation angle 4.73684211°
  • ROTATE (2of2)
    • select original diagonal line (endpoint is connected to vertical line)
    • select center reference base point
    • COPY option
    • REFERENCE option (pick order maters, must be in same direction as Points reference below)
      • select top quadrant of vertical line then click center of circle
    • Points option
      • On the top side of the 72-sided polygon, select the left endpoint (just left of the vertical line), then click center of circle
  • LAYER G-ANNO-NPLT
  • CIRCLE 13/16 (authorized design 51/64)
  • Delete reference geometry 72-sided polygon
  • LAYER G-ANNO-STMP
  • LINE
    • connect top of trapezoid
    • connect bottom of trapezoid
  • FILLET
    • Radius 0.04 (top right and bottom left corners)
    • Radius 0.01 (top left and bottom right corners)
  • Delete the two reference geometry circles
  • ARRAY
    • select polygon
    • POLAR option
    • 72 items
    • close array

Adobe Illustrator - Polar Grid Tool

3. Inner Ring of Circles

  • current layer G-ANNO-NPLT
  • CIRCLE
    • radius 9/16 (authorize design 71/128)
  • (optional) LINE from circle center to top quadrant, if not already drawn
  • POLYGON 72 (authorized design 71) sides (same center and radius as above circle)
    • circumscribed
      • inscribed in circle (width across the flats). Note, circumscribed is width across the corners.
    • radius click top quadrant of 9/16 circle
  • current layer G-ANNO-STMP
    • try 0 if problems changing array layer from G-ANNO-STMP when creating a block)
  • CIRCLE
    • centered at endpoint of one of the sides of the 72 sided polygon and radius tangent to vertical line
  • ARRAYPOLAR 72 items
  • delete circle
  • delete polygon

Guides

Artboard and PE Stamp Boundary Guide

  • Current layer G-ANNO-NPLT (or GUIDES for Adobe Illustrator)
  • PTYPE 3
    • PDMODE 3
  • POINT 3,2
  • RECTANGLE 2,1 2,2
    • size of Artboard to use in Adobe Illustrator
    • Typical size of PE Stamp location on a title strip/block
  • Horizontal Line at midpoint of sides

ARCTEXT and Text on Path Guide

  • circle radius 0.65 (authorize design 0.63695)
  • circle radius 0.75
  • LINE from center with length 1” and angle 305 (-55) degrees
    • need Dynamic Input turned on to enter the length and angle in the mini cursor toolbar
  • LINE from center with length 1“ and angle 235 (-125) degrees
    • Alternative - use MIRROR command, option to keep original
  • TRIM
    • use diagonal lines as cutting edges
    • delete top portion of outer circle
    • delete bottom portion of inner circle
    • Remember ARCTEXT doesn't work on circles
    • delete diagonal lines
    • PE Stamp Drawing

Horizontal Text Guides

  • draw horizontal line 0.25” to the right from center reference point
  • Offset Up
    • First name - 0.22“ BC from center reference point
    • Last name - .06” BC
  • Offset Down
    • Expire - 0.17“ BC
    • Discipline (Civil) - 0.37” BC

4. Circular Text

  • current layer G-ANNO-NPLT
  • circle radius 0.65 (authorize design 0.63695)
  • circle radius 0.75
  • LINE from center with length 1“ and angle -55 degrees
    • need Dynamic Input turned on to enter the length and angle in the mini cursor toolbar
  • LINE from center with length 1” and angle -125 degrees
    • Alternative - use MIRROR command, option to keep original
  • TRIM or BREAK to create arc by removing the bottom portion of the circle. Remember ARCTEXT doesn't work on circles
  • current layer G-ANNO-STMP
  • TEXTSTYLE Swis721BT10pt01x
  • ARCTEXT - Professional Engineer
    • Format > Alignment > Center
    • Format > Position > Convex side
    • Format > Direction > Outward from the center
    • Format > Typeface > Bold
    • Textstyle Swis721BT10pt01x
      • Font name: Swis721 BT
      • Text height: 0.10“
      • Char spacing: 0.018 (if grayed out, verify alignment isn't set to fit)
    • Text: PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER-STATE OF NEVADA
    • Typeface Bold
    • Width factor = 1
    • Offset from arc: 0
    • Note: I had problems with a broken line showing up under the ArcText and realized I accidently selected Underline (Bold, Italic) type face, so if you do that, just uncheck underline and it will go away.
  • current layer G-ANNO-NPLT
  • ARC to recreate portion of circled previously trimmed out
    • start by clicking on on arc near letter P
    • C to select center of circle
    • end by click on arc near letter A
  • current layer 0 (instead of G-ANNO-STMP)
  • TEXTSTYLE Swis721BT09pt01x
  • ARCTEXT - No. 15737
    • Format > Alignment > Center
    • Format > Position > Concave side
    • Format > Direction > Inward to center
    • Format > Typeface > Bold
    • Swis721BT10pt01x
    • FONT Name: Swis721 BT
    • Text: No. 15737
    • Properties
      • Text height: 0.10”
    • Width factor = 1
    • Char spacing = 0.018
    • Offset from arc: 0
  • delete guideline arcs
  • delete guideline diagonal lines
  • delete guideline vertical line

5. Engineer Name, Expire, Discipline

  • current layer G-ANNO-NPLT
  • turn on Ortho Mode (press F8)
  • vertical LINE upward from center with length 0.3333“
  • vertical LINE downward from center with length 0.22”
  • turn off Ortho Mode
  • current layer G-ANNO-STMP
  • TEXTSTYLE Swis721BT10pt01x
    • Font Name: Swis721 BT
    • Font Style: Roman
    • Width Factor: 1.0
    • justification Top Center
    • Text Height 0.10“ (same as 10pt font height)
    • Bold
  • MTEXT
    • Don't use TEXT (bottom center isn't bottom of text, whereas MTEXT is and this matches Adobe Illustrator TEXT baseline at least when using all caps, letters like p and q will shift MTEXT bottom of p and q which I think is different with AI)
    • first corner outside the PE stamp (will move into exact position later)
    • opposite corner, make it to the right and below the first corner, make it wide enough to fit the engineer's name
    • “JEFFERY J.” second line “JENSEN”
    • select the name,
    • from the Ribbon, change justify Top Center,
    • click outside text to close MTEXT command
  • MOVE
    • select text to see the grips
    • select the top middle grip to make active
    • move to top of 0.3333 inch line
    • escape to unselect
  • MTEXT
    • first corner outside the PE stamp (again, will move into exact position later)
    • opposite corner, make it to the right and below the first corner
      • make it wide enough to fit the engineering discipline.
    • “CIVIL”
    • select the discipline
    • from the Ribbon, change justify Top Center,
    • then click outside text to close
  • MOVE
    • select text to see the grips
    • select the top middle grip to make active
    • move to bottom of 0.22 inch line
    • escape to unselect
  • TEXTSTYLE RomanD09pt01x
    • Text Height 0.09” (same as 9pt font height)
    • justification Top Center
    • Bold
  • MTEXT “Exp: 06/30/17”
    • first corner outside the PE stamp (again, will move into exact position later)
    • opposite corner, make it to the right and below the first corner
      • make it wide enough to fit the expiration date.
    • “Exp: 06/30/17”
    • select the expiration date
    • from the Ribbon, change justify Top Center,
    • then click outside text to close
  • MOVE
    • select text to see the grips
    • select the top middle grip to make active
    • move to center reference point
    • escape to unselect
  • delete reference guidelines
  • PDMODE 0

Drawing

  • SCALELISTEDIT
    • Create new scale, 10:1
  • CANNOSCALE “10:1”
  • DIMSTYLE
    • New
      • Style Name: dimArial09pt-anno
      • check on Annotative
    • Lines tab
      • Extend beyond dim lines: 0.09
    • Symbols and Arrows tab
      • Arrow size: 0.09
      • Center marks 0.03
      • [Q] It appears you can only set a dimension style as annotative when creating it. Unless it is found on the Fit tab, Scale for dimension features, check Annotative.
      • [Q] Appears annotative dimension styles allow us dynamically scale dimension arrowhead size, that is cool if it works.
    • Text tab
      • Text style: Arial09pt01x
    • Fit tab
    • Primary Units tab
      • Precision: 0.00
      • Manually Change
        • Dim units Fractional, Precision 1/64
    • Alternate Units tab
    • Tolerances tab
    • AutoCAD Dimension Parts
  • MLEADERSTYLE
    • New
      • Style name: mlArial08pt-anno
    • Leader Format tab
      • Arrowhead Size 0.08
      • Break size: 0.10
    • Leader Structure tab
      • Set landing distance: 0.2
      • Scale: check on Annotative
    • Content tab
      • Multileader type: Block
      • Source block: Circle
      • Attachment: Center Extents
      • Text style: Arial09pt01x
  • MLEADER
    • leader arrowhead first
    • Options

Linetype

  1. create ltArial textstyle with font name Arial and height = 0.00, non-annotative
    1. STYLE
  2. create linetype pestampdwg.lin using text editor like Notepad
    1. ;; Linetype Comment - pestampdwg.lin
      *DASHED3,Dashed (1/12x) _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
      A,0.08333,-0.04167
      ;;
  3. Linetype Manager
    1. LINETYPE
      1. load jensen.lin
  4. Assign linetype “EXIST-PL” to layer
  5. Linetype Settings
    1. LTSCALE 1
    2. PSLTSCALE 1 (very important, linetypes will be scaled to the viewport scale)
    3. MSLTSCALE 1 (default is 0)
    4. CELTSCALE 1
  • Text Style
    • LTSCALE 1 (use for modelspace to see what the linetype will look like in paperspace at different scale, so if plotting at 1“=40' use LTSCALE 40)
    • PSLTSCALE 1 (linetypes will be scaled to the viewport scale)
    • MSLTSCALE 1
    • CELTSCALE 1 (current object linetype scale factor)
    • Appears linetypes don't recognized annotative textstyles
    • use textstyle (STYLE) with height 0
    • define the linetype, using the S=0.10 for the text height (10 pt)
    • hard return placed at the end of the .lin
    • “For linetypes that you use frequently, you can load them in a template drawing. Then when you create drawings from the template, the linetypes are already loaded.” About Linetypes
    • Problems occur with linetypes if you change the referenced textstyle, see Unexpected results with complex linetypes that contain text information
  • Problems
    • edit the linetype.lin file and reload in AutoCAD, nothing updates, even do REGEN
  • textfile.lin to define a line type
    • ;; linetype comments
    • 1st line: *NAME-LINE-TYPE,Description of line type
    • 2nd line: A,.5,-.12,[“GAS”,TextStyleName,S=.12,R=0,X=-0.6,Y=-.06,U=0],-.12
      • A = alignment (required)
      • .5 = tells AutoCAD to draw a line 0.5 units
      • -.12 = tells AutoCAD to place a space .12 units
      • [] = enclose the text string and parameters
      • GAS = tells AutoCAD what to type for the text
        • enclose in double quotes
      • LINETYPES = the name of the style we will use for the linetype (text)
        • Don't use default of STANDARD, will eventually cause problems when some else has a different STANDARD textstyle
      • S = scale of the font
        • S=0.08 is an 8 point font in layout
      • R = sets the rotation of the text to 0, relative to the line
      • X = is the x-offset (shifts the text along the x axis)
        • Removed this and the linetype behaves as expected, so skip this
      • Y = is the y-offset (shifts the text along the y axis)
        • Use have the scale of the font, so if S=0.08 use Y=-0.04 (guessing negative means to shift the text down from the line's baseline)
      • U = upright variable to control the position of the text
  • 1 Letter - use space -0.03 before and -0.1 after
    • *TELE,telephone line ---- T ---- T ---- T ----
      A,1.0,-0.03,["T",NCS,S=.08,Y=-0.04],-0.1
    • *TELE-EX,telephone line exist ---- T ---- T ---- T ----
      A,0.25,-0.125,0.25,-0.03,["T",NCS,S=0.08,Y=-0.04],-0.1,0.25,-0.125
  • 2 Letters - use space -0.05 before and -0.2 after
    • *TV,cable tv ---- TV ---- TV ---- TV ----
      A,0.5,-0.05,["TV",NCS,S=.08,Y=-0.04],-0.2
    • *TV-EX,cable tv exist ---- TV ---- TV ---- TV ----
      A,0.25,-0.125,0.25,-0.05,["TV",NCS,S=.08,Y=-0.04],-0.2,0.25,-0.125
  • 3 Letters - use space -0.05 before and -0.275 after
    • *GAS,GAS ---- GAS ---- GAS ---- GAS ----
      A,1.0,-0.05,["GAS",NCS,S=.08,Y=-0.04],-.275
    • *GAS-EX,GAS ---- GAS ---- GAS ---- GAS ----
      A,0.25,-0.125,0.25,-0.05,["GAS",NCS,S=.08,Y=-0.04],-0.275,0.25,-0.125
  • References
  • Complex Linetypes with Fonts in AutoCAD Part 1 by Sam Lucido
  • Complex Linetypes with Special Characters Part 2 by Sam Lucido
  • Complex Linetypes with Wingdings in AutoCAD Part 3 by Sam Lucido
  • Complex Linetypes with Shapes AutoCAD Part 4 by Sam Lucido

Export Linetypes

Linewidth

Line Weights for Electronics Drafting

  • Thin Thickness
    • Brackets, leader lines, etc
    • Mechanical-grouping boundary line
  • Medium Thickness
    • General Use
    • Mechanical Connection: Shielding and Future Circuits line
    • Bracket-connecting dashed line
  • Thick Thickness
    • For emphasis
  • ANSI Y14.15 Electrical and Electronics Diagrams
  • ANSI Y32.2 Graphic Symbols for Electrical and Electronics Diagrams
  • see Engineering Design Graphics, 6th by James H. Earle, ISBN 0-201-16893-6, Figure 37.1 p. 638

Callouts

  • CIRCLE diameter
    • 0.08333” (5/60“) is the default size from AutoCAD Leader Block
    • 3/32” (0.09375“) too small, 1/8” (0.125“), 3/16” (0.1875“)
    • Basic Technical Drawing, 8th by Spencer, p. 348 recommends diameter of circle to be 7/16” or 1/2“ but this is too big.
    • Multileader type block
      • Callout, Slot, Circle, Box, Hexagon, Triangle, User block…
  • TEXTSTYLE Arial08pt01x
    • Font Name: Arial
    • Height: 0.08
  • MTEXT
    • value 3
    • Justification: MC
  • ATTDEF
    • Insertion Point - check on Specify on-screen
    • Tag: CALLOUT
    • Prompt: Enter Callout Number (3)?
    • Default: A3
    • Text Settings
      • Justification: Middle Center
      • Text style: Arial08pt01x
      • uncheck Annotative
  • BLOCK
    • Name: CALLOUT-CIRCLE
    • Base point - Pick point
    • Objects - Select objects
    • Behavior
      • check off Annotative (TABLE can't use annotative blocks)
      • check on Scale uniformly
      • check on Allow exploding
    • Settings - Block unit: Inches
    • Description - Circle Callout

Jogged Dimension

  • “When a complete radius dimension line cannot be shown to-scale, because it is outside the drawing or interferes with another view, the dimension line may be foreshortened and shown with a short break or zig-zag in it.” (Instructional Workbook For Drafting, 2nd Edition by Paul Wallach and Dan Hearlihy, p. 6-5)
  • Jogged Radius Dimension

Table

  • New Table Style - tblArial
  • Cell styles - Data
    • General tab
      • Alignment: Middle Center
      • Margins Horizontal: 0.03
      • Margins Vertical: 0.03
    • Text tab
      • Text style: Arial08pt01x
  • Cell styles - Header
    • General tab
      • Margins Horizontal: 0.03
      • Margins Vertical: 0.03
    • Text tab
      • Text style: Arial10pt01x
    • Borders tab
      • No Border - hides the border
  • Cell styles - Title
  • TABLE
    • Columns: 2
    • Column width: 2
    • Data rows: 6
    • Row height: 1
  • Block Autofit: No
    • Block scale 1.0
  • Note: Cannot insert an annotative block in tables
  • Cell - right click and Insert Block
    • Overall cell alignment: Middle Center

Drawing Block/Viewport TITLE

  • Also called Drawing Block Title, Titles for Viewports, View Title Tag
  • NCS - Draing Block Title - Module 6 - Symbols
    • 6.4 Symbols Div. 01 - General Requirements
      • 01 42 00-026 REF
  • Circle 0.25
  • Line from right quadrant, length 1.5
  • Textstyles
    • Arial08pt01x for scale below line and sub-title above the line
    • Arial10pt01x for detail number inside circle
    • Arial12pt01x for title above the line

NCS Drawing Block Title (24"x36" layout)

  • Insert Box Guide
    • RECTANGLE 0,0 5-7/8,77/64
  • Rectangle - Circle Guide
    • RECTANGLE 0,0 13/16, 5/8
    • upper right corner is center of circle
  • CIRCLE
    • radius 5/16” (diameter 5/8“)
    • centered at upper right corner of “Rectangle - Circle Guide”
  • Rectangle - Upper Text Guide
    • RECTANGLE 13/16,5/8 9/16,5/64
    • centered at center of circle
  • Rectangle - Lower Text Guide
    • RECTANGLE 13/16,5/8 9/16,-11/64
  • Horizontal Line
    • Line Width/Weight/Height is Extra Wide Line (0.70 mm)
    • Length 4”
    • start right quadrant of circle
    • down 9/32“ (bottom right corner of scalebar)
    • Drawing Block Title - Guides
    • Drawing Block Title - Layout 24x36

NCS Drawing Block Title (11"x17" layout)

Scalebar

  • relationship or ratio of size of object drawn to size of actual object
    • paper:real
    • drawn:actual
    • model:world
  • For machine drawings, the recommended practice is to letter
    • FULL SIZE, 1.00 = 1.00, 1 = 1, 1/1
    • HALF SIZE, .50 = 1.00, 1/2 = 1, 1/2
      • SCALE: 1:2
      • SCALE: 1/2
      • SCALE: .5
    • QUARTER SIZE, .25 = 1.00, 1/4 = 1, 1/4
    • EIGHTH SIZE, .125 = 1.00, 1/8 = 1, 1/8
    • TWICE SIZE, 2.00 = 1.00, 2 = 1, 2/1
    • TEN TIMES SIZE, 10.00 = 1.00, 10 = 1, 10/1
    • reference Technical Drawing, 6th by Giesecke, Mitchell, Spencer, Hill, p. 35
  • “For machine drawings, the scale indicates the ratio of the size of the drawn object to its actual size, regardless of the unit of measurement used. Expansion or enlargement scales are given as 2:1, 4:1, 5:1, 10:1, and so on.” (Technical Drawing with Engineering Graphics, 14th by Giesecke, Mitchell, Spencer, Hill, Dygdon, Novak, and Lockhart, p. 31)
  • Drawing Scale - Reduction or Enlargement
  • Mechanical Engineer Scale (Pacific Arc 91125)
  • Side 1 of 3 (full-divided)
    • 16 = 16th of an inch, Full Size/Scale, 1:1
      • only actual size scale
      • Unit = inches, 16th of inch
    • 50 = 50th (fiftieths) of an inch (decimal-inch scale), TWICE SIZE, 2:1
      • only Expansion/Enlargement scale
      • 50 divisions/ticks per inch
      • Unit = decimal inches, 100th of an inch
      • 50 tick marks = 0.5 inches
      • 200 tick marks = 2 inches (actual plot is 4 inches because it's been enlarged 2x)
      • 0 dropped from numbers, so 2 is really 20
      • 1 tick mark is 0.01 inches
      • value of 1 on the scale = 0.1 inches
      • value of 10 on the scale = 1.0 inches
      • value of 20 on the scale = 2.0 inches
      • value of 50 on the scale = 50/100 inches or 1/2 inch
  • Side 2 of 3 (open-divided, reduction scale)
    • 1/2 SIZE (read from left)
    • 1/4 SIZE (read from right)
      • read to nearest 1/8”
    • 3/4 SIZE (read from left)
    • 3/8 SIZE (read from right)
  • Side 3 of 3 (open-divided, reduction scale)
    • 1/8 (read from left)
    • 1/4 (read from right)
    • 1 (read from left)
    • 1/2 (read from right)

Plotting

WYSIWYG Plotting

  1. Customization check on LineWeight and Transparency
    1. Customization Settings
  2. Layer settings - assign lineweights and transparency (0 is opaque and 90 is translucent/almost invisible)
    1. Layer Settings
  3. Plot Options - check on plot object lineweights and plot transparency, check off plot with plot styles
    1. Layer Settings

References

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
    • 3/1/2017 emailed Travis.Holbrook@azbtr.gov
    • PE Stamp font and diameter
      
      Hello Travis,
      
      I got your contact info from https://btr.az.gov/travis-holbrook
      Travis.Holbrook@azbtr.gov
      
      May I get the design information (e.g. font and size, diameter of stamp, state administrative code reference, etc.) of your authorized PE stamp? I'm in the process of creating a design document for each PE stamp in the USA. For your reference, I've attached a copy of Nevada PE Stamp design drawing.
      
      thanks for your help,
      
      Jeff Jensen
  • Arkansas
    • 3/1/2017 emailed Brooke.Phayer@dca.ca.gov
    • Hello Brooke Phayer,
      
      I got your contact info from http://www.bpelsg.ca.gov/about_us/contact.shtml
      Brooke.Phayer@dca.ca.gov
      
      May I get the design information (e.g. font and size, diameter of stamp, state administrative code reference, etc.) of your authorized PE stamp? I'm in the process of creating a design document for each PE stamp in the USA. For your reference, I've attached a copy of Nevada PE Stamp design drawing.
      
      thanks for your help,
      
      Jeff Jensen
    • PE Stamp Rules - Colorado
    • 3/1/2017 emailed dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us
    • 3/8/2017 reply from marshall.irons@state.co.us - Complaint Specialist, Business and Inspections Branch, 303-894-7775
    • PE Stamp font and diameter
      
      Hello Colorado Board of Professional Engineers,
      
      I got your contact info from https://apps.colorado.gov/dora/licensing/
      dora_dpo_licensing@state.co.us
      
      May I get the design information (e.g. font and size, diameter of stamp, state administrative code reference, etc.) of your authorized PE stamp? I'm in the process of creating a design document for each PE stamp in the USA. For your reference, I've attached a copy of Nevada PE Stamp design drawing.
      
      thanks for your help,
      
      Jeff Jensen
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
    • 24.183.511 License Seal - Form and Use
      • 1 5/8“ pocket seal
      • 2” desk seal
      • (5) The title page of all plans and documents filed with public authorities must bear the seal and original signature of the licensee in responsible charge.
    • 3/1/2017 Ian Marquand, dlibsdpels@mt.gov
    • PE Stamp font and diameter
      
      Hello Ian Marquand,
      
      I got your contact info from http://boards.bsd.dli.mt.gov/pel
      dlibsdpels@mt.gov
      
      May I get the design information (e.g. font and size, diameter of stamp, state administrative code reference, etc.) of your authorized PE stamp? I'm in the process of creating a design document for each PE stamp in the USA. For your reference, I've attached a copy of Nevada PE Stamp design drawing.
      
      thanks for your help,
      
      Jeff Jensen
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
    • 3/1/2017 emailed Brian McBain brian.mcbain@state.nm.us
    • PE Stamp font and diameter
      
      Hello Brian McBain,
      
      I got your contact info from https://apps.colorado.gov/dora/licensing/
      brian.mcbain@state.nm.us
      
      May I get the design information (e.g. font and size, diameter of stamp, state administrative code reference, etc.) of your authorized PE stamp? I'm in the process of creating a design document for each PE stamp in the USA. For your reference, I've attached a copy of Nevada PE Stamp design drawing.
      
      thanks for your help,
      
      Jeff Jensen
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Northern Mariana Islands
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
    • 3/1/2017 emailed Shawn Thornhill at ThornhillS@osbeels.org
    • PE Stamp font and diameter
      
      Hello Shawn Thornhill,
      
      I got your contact info from http://www.oregon.gov/osbeels/pages/contact_us.aspx
      ThornhillS@osbeels.org
      
      May I get the design information (e.g. font and size, diameter of stamp, state administrative code reference, etc.) of your authorized PE stamp? I'm in the process of creating a design document for each PE stamp in the USA. For your reference, I've attached a copy of Nevada PE Stamp design drawing.
      
      thanks for your help,
      
      Jeff Jensen
  • US Virigin Islands
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
    • 3/1/2017 emailed engineers@dol.wa.gov
    • PE Stamp font and diameter
      
      Hello,
      
      I got your contact info from http://www.dol.wa.gov/business/engineerslandsurveyors/stampseal.html
      engineers@dol.wa.gov
      
      May I get the design information (e.g. font and size, diameter of stamp, state administrative code reference, etc.) of your authorized PE stamp? I'm in the process of creating a design document for each PE stamp in the USA. For your reference, I've attached a copy of Nevada PE Stamp design drawing.
      
      thanks for your help,
      
      Jeff Jensen
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
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