The vision of simpleCADstandards


Proper CAD data management is becoming increasingly essential even for small companies and freelancers. Having a good CAD standard in place is crucial for every company, but most companies don't have the time to set it up and test it. So, they remain stuck in repetitive non-productive tasks that are quietly draining their money away.

Despite the importance of all this, useful advice on these topics is still tough to find and is scattered all over the internet and various forums.


This blog primarily aims to combine this information in one place and to present different aspects, systems and procedures of CAD data management that can help SolidWorks users establish their companies’ standards faster. Why does everyone need to reinvent the wheel for themselves, if hundreds of people have done it before, right?

We look forward to sharing some CAD standards of different SolidWorks users and let the reader decide on their usability. We will be sharing topics about PDM- and non-PDM-related CAD standards, so we can be useful to freelancers as well as to companies with more than one SolidWorks seat.

As we all know, there is no one-size-fits-all system, and it takes time and testing to make the system suit the needs of the company. With the help of this blog, readers will have insight into the systems of other SolidWorks users and implement new ideas on their own. This will enable them to establish their companies’ standards much faster.


The second aim of this blog is to offer some sort of predefined simple CAD standard that engineers can start using today and can adapt or change it afterwards when they discover what’s missing or could be done differently.

The StartUp CAD standard will include:

  • professional-looking drawing templates that are already linked to custom properties
  • part and assembly templates
  • BOM templates
  • guidelines on how to use the standard
  • a guide on how to use some free tools to raise your productivity
  • project case videos 
  • and more.

We are looking forward to encouraging SolidWorks users to establish good standards that will maximize their companies’ profit and make their lives easier.


If you have any ideas for topics or can suggest a SolidWorks user that will be willing to share his or her CAD standard with the sCs community, please let us know via e-mail.

About the Author

Barbara Jerin

Is the creator of this blog and author of the majority of blog posts.

Comments 2

  1. Hi Barbara,

    Very nice first post. You’ve stated your goals for this blog clearly and concisely.
    I’m looking forward to future posts.
    Nice Job!

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