I do almost all CAD distribution / receiving on-line, via E-Mail attachments, or secure server sites upload/downloads.
Still mail out Blackline hard copies of finish plots [typical distribution to PMs, client's sites, plancheck and Contractors], but of course, these are [hopefully
] the working sets. As-Builts are mostly Blackline copies of finished set vellums I plot, and only 2 contacts receive CAD files plus Blackline sets. The CAD sets get E-Mailed [until I FINALLY buy a CD burner!].
Blacklines vs Bluelines is just a personal preference.
Of course, I send the typical request for CAD set to the Architect[s] for As-Builts, as would for any other project.
I like the E-Mail/online CAD file transfers, since it's much simpler to obtain revision baseplans and such this way - plus Cc'ing RFIs with CAD file attached to multi vendors, or suppliers, is great!
Outside the EE aspect, transferring information between the GC's office and me via E-Mail attachments has great benifits. This way we can retain application formats, which eliminates redundant manual data entry!
Our largest Client wants all their GC's to create password protected websites for each project, which is multi vendor/supplier/consultant/architect/engineer/contractor/platform usable [thru passwords].
It's for project status [photos being used with text] and the usual RFI/SK revisions, 10,000 questions all in a common area.
This, of course, is my project for our company.
Question: Who do I send a request for a 9 day week, 42 hour day, in place of the current 24/7 format???
So, I guess this might fit the subject to some degree.
Any suggestions for applications to view/print CAD files [plans] as Bill mentioned???