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#1 Derrik Bauer

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Posted 15 June 2017 - 08:50 PM

Care to share your ways?  I'm always looking to improve my product and workflow.  With this in mind, I still miss the occasional dimension, note, or some detail on a print.  I typically proof my own drawings due to working alone on them.  My question is this: What processes do you use to catch mistakes and omissions?  I want to create a guidline for myself, but I figure it would be smarter see what others' success has rendered.

 

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#2 Don Gibbons

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 10:35 AM

I print and redline my drawings, use a fat sharpie so it stands out.



#3 Tom Rogers

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:04 PM

Tough inquiry.  I too will miss an item every once in a while.  Problem is that we look at with the eyes that created it so our mind either overlooks it or not trained to see it.  However I have found that printing it out somehow will force me to look at it differently then if it was on my screen


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#4 Yvon Gonthier

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 01:41 PM

Printing for sure because very difficult on screen to get everything.

 

When possible, having a look at the copies the following day if possible, or at least a couple of hours later. It's surprising how thing will jump at you sometime when your mind had a reset.



#5 randolph cohn

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:14 PM

i let the building dept and planners catch the mistakes

 

and let's call them revisions.


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#6 Keith Almond

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 02:40 PM

Tough inquiry.  I too will miss an item every once in a while.  Problem is that we look at with the eyes that created it so our mind either overlooks it or not trained to see it.  However I have found that printing it out somehow will force me to look at it differently then if it was on my screen

 

HAHA ...

 

I'm exactly the same ... I can look at it for hours on the monitor, and as soon as I send it to print, can spot an error whilst it's still printing ... not sure why!


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#7 Sam Allen

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Posted 20 June 2017 - 07:58 AM

I do a combination of suggestions above.....I always print a 1/4'' copy and move on to something else for a while. When I come back to it the missed or wrong items seem much easier to find.  I don't know why but I really can't check anything on the screens(I use two 40'' monitors)...only when it's printed can I find any issues.....



#8 Mike Adams

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 08:26 AM

I can commiserate with all of the above.  I delay the release for at least 5 days.  I print a 11x17 copy (keep cost down) review it with my trusty magnifying glass and markup.  I then move on to other projects and first thing every morning, when mind is hopefully clear and eyes sharp...do it again.  My life as a builder was about production and I have had to re-train my self to slow down a little.  Not easy.



#9 Derrik Bauer

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Posted 23 June 2017 - 04:21 PM

Thanks everyone for responding.   Good ideas!  





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