PWGSCAtlantic Region Tools

PWGSCAtlantic Region Tools

Win32 and 64, English

Public Works and Government Services Canada
A collection of automation tools and an extensive block library which simplifies the creation of drawings that conform to the PWGSC National CADD Data Standard.

General Usage Instructions

This app has been created to simplify the creation of drawings to meet the PWGSC National CADD Standard.

Creation of Text, Leaders, Multileaders, Dimensions, etc. that meet the Standard is available at the click of a button.
Extensive symbol Library and many productivity tools included in the plug-in.

Screenshots

Commands

Ribbon/Toolbar Icon Command Command Description

atl-SetScale

This command is the key to the functionality of the PWGSCAtlantic Tools. Dimension Style, Multileader Styles and Text Style defaults are created and/or set current and many Autodesk® AutoCAD® system variables are changed match to the scale factor requested. It can be invoked at any time during the editing session and as many different scale factors as required can be set and used.

atl-PWGSCLIB

The PWGSC Atlantic Library command will launch the AutoCAD Design Center directly into the root of the PWGSC Atlantic Region library. The PWGSC Atlantic Library contains all of the Title Blocks, Annotation components, Graphics and Symbols that have been compiled for use with the PWGSCAtlantic Tools. You are able to browse all of the library through the AutoCAD Design Center.

atl-QA

The CADD Standards can be checked using the Quality Assurance Check accessed through the infamous 'Q' tool. This QA Check command launches the Quality Assurance check of the current drawing. It will place an assessment of the drawing in the Windows Notepad Application. This file is created in the current directory and is overwritten with a new file each time the “Q” Button is clicked.

atl-PWGSCHelp

Displays the comprehensive PWGSCAtlantic help file.

atl-PWGSCOptions

Options controls some of the features associated with the PWGSCAtlantic Tools

atl-SteelShapes

The Steel Shapes command places Metric Structural Steel Shape Blocks into the drawing. It allows you to browse from shapes in the Canadian Institute of Steel Construction Handbook and easily view properties of selected shapes.

atl-CloneBlock

Clone Block allows you to rename a selected insertion of a block, leaving all other references of that block untouched. The new block reference can now be modified without affecting the other old references.

atl-Section2

Section Callout 2 places a Cross Section Callout annotation using the Type 2 Key Indicator Callout, automatically scaled based on the current SetScale settings of the drawing.

Installation/Uninstallation

The installer that ran when you downloaded this app/plug-in from Autodesk App Store will start installing the app/plug-in. OR, simply double-click the downloaded installer to install the app/plugin.

After running the installer, the program applications are installed in one of two locations depending on OS:

Win7,8,8.1,10 C:\Users\\<CurrentUser>\\AppData\Roaming\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\PWGSCAtlantic.bundle

WinXP C:\Documents and Settings\\<CurrentUser>\\Application Data\Autodesk\ApplicationPlugins\PWGSCAtlantic.bundle

The drawing files required by the program are installed  in one of two locations depending on OS:

Win7,8,8.1,10 C:\Users\Public\Documents\Autodesk\Downloaded Content\PWGSCAtlantic.content

WinXP C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Autodesk\Downloaded Content\PWGSCAtlantic.content

To uninstall this plug-in, exit the Autodesk product if you are currently running it, simply rerun the installer, and select the "Uninstall" button. OR, click Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and uninstall as you would any other application from your system.

Additional Information

With the folders in the proper locations as noted above, the app will work with all versions of AutoCAD from R2000 and up. The User simply has to "menuload" the appropriate menu and the menulisp file handles the rest.

  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2000-2001 uses atl-pwgsc2000.mnc
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2004-2005 uses atl-pwgsc2004.mnc
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2006-2008 uses atl-pwgsc2006.cui
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2009 uses atl-pwgsc2009.cui
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2010-2014 uses atl-pwgsc2010.cuix
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2015 uses atl-pwgsc2015.cuix
  • Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2016-2019 uses atl-pwgsc2015.cuix.
  • Note: See the Help file for additional requirements for AutoCAD 2000, 2000i and 2002 when installing PWGSCAtlantic on Windows XP.

Known Issues

This is an application based solely on the SI system and was not designed to work (and will not work consistently) with imperial units, although; as long as you do not invoke the "Setscale" command, it will not affect your other projects. The "SetScale" command will initialize a metric environment in the current drawing.

Contact

Company Name: Public Works and Government Services Canada

Author/Company Information

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Support Information

Stephen Grace

Senior CADD Coordinator
Public Works and Government Services Canada, Government of Canada
steve.grace@pwgsc-tpsgc.gc.ca / Cel.: 902-225-0673

Coordonnateur principal, CDAO
Travaux publics et Services gouvernementaux Canada, Gouvernement du Canada
steve.grace@tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca / Tél.:902-225-0673

Version History

Version Number Version Description

9.0.0

Version 9.0.0 Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2019 compatible with Digitally Signed Code Supports Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2000 to 2019 (see readme for pre-2012) Many new features and enhancements to entire plug-in. Updated Annotation Utilities with new Level Callout Updated QA Assistant

8.0.1

Version 8.0.1 Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018 compatible with Digitally Signed Code Supports Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2000 to 2018 (see readme for pre-2012) Many new features and enhancements to entire plug-in. New full feature support of TTF Annotation Styles SetScale access to Linetype scaling options New Centreline Dimension Style Creation Utility New Drawing Revision History Update Tool

8.0.0

Version 8.0 Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2018 compatible with Digitally Signed Code Supports Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2000 to 2018 (see readme for pre-2012) Many new features and enhancements to entire plug-in. New full feature support of TTF Annotation Styles SetScale access to Linetype scaling options New Centreline Dimension Style Creation Utility New Drawing Revision History Update Tool

7.0.0

Version 7.0 Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2017 compatible with Digitally Signed Code Supports AutoCAD® 2000 to 2017 (see readme for pre-2012) New QA Report function to Generate report immediately (bypass QA Assistant) New ShowViewportsToggle Tool to control display of Viewports New ConvertToDetail tool to assist with fixing layers on Details, Sections and Elevations. New AttributeIncrement tool to assist with multiple block attribute value sequencing

6.0.0

Version 6.0

  • AutoCAD® 2016 compatible with Digitally Signed program code
  • Updated to restore Windows XP functionality
  • New QA Assistant
  • New Annotation Tools: Bearing Distance Label and Slope Label
  • New Clone Block tool

5.0.0

Version 5.0

  • Updated for 2015 dark UI
  • Added Library Catalog

Version 4.0

  • First version to be compiled for installation as a Plugin.
  • Updated to coincide with the new Public Works and Government Services Canada "National CADD Standard"
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