I'm presently the drafting supervisor for a US company that was purchased by a European company. Because the company is based in Europe, the company's global standard is ISO. The corporate office has not mandated that we convert to the ISO system however; my manager has tasked me with being proactive in looking at converting to the company's global standard of ISO or an adaptation of it because we will be looking to expand the US business to Europe and abroad. Because the US part of the company that was purchased does most of its business and manufacturing in the US, it would not be cost effective to totally adopt the ISO standard. So we are considering a "soft metric" system which states that the design is done using ANSI shapes and dual dimensions.
Here are my questions and would appreciate any feedback:
1. What symbols would better to use with a "Soft Metric" system? 2. Will international fabricators accept drawings with ANSI standards?
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