Just last week (September 20th) I celebrated my fourth anniversary at CADD Microsystems. During my first week at CADD I recall our CEO asked me to sign a copy of my book AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT: No Experience Required. While I’m not sure if the autograph increased the value of the book any, I do remember signing the book by stating how impressed I was by the expertise possessed by each of my then new colleagues. Over the last four years, I feel like I have learned as much from my colleagues as I have had the opportunity to share with them. That fluid exchange of information is one of my favorite things about working at CADD.
I’ve always wished that unscripted exchange of information was something our customers could experience first-hand. Thanks to the marvels of modern technology, it is something our team has found a way to share. Next week you can step into the digital hallway of CADD Microsystems, and experience what it’s like to bounce ideas off some of the most talented experts I have ever known.
On Wednesday, October 1, 2014 we’re hosting what we’ve chosen to call a CADD Chat All About AutoCAD. The CADD Chat is being hosted by my colleague Daron Moore who is both an AutoCAD expert and Autodesk Instructor of the Year, and I will be participating as a co-host. The presentation itself has no script, and will be entirely driven by your questions.
We would love to have you join us if you have some time next Wednesday. You can register for the (free) event on my company’s website. And if you already know what you would like to ask you can even submit your questions in advance (link on the registration page below).
Register Today: CADD Chat: All About AutoCAD
I have a question. I am using an older versions of autocad light (2007). I set up a drawing with lines and test. I want to save it as a block. When I save it, only the text is saved and not the drawing. What am I missing?
I sent a question in to be answered at the Question and Answer Clinic as I was not able to attend due to prior commitments and Amanda Wilkinson said she would get an answer for me, but I never got a response. Here is the email I sent “I won’t be able to attend the webinar as I have a conflict but I do have a question about AutoCAD 2015, I wonder if you know the answer or have a workaround. I have been using AutoCAD for a few years and since at least 2001, maybe earlier, I have seen the issue where arcs will look fine in AutoCAD, but when they are published to MapGuide, they will mirror to the opposite quadrant.. Makes doors go backwards and toilets look really weird. It doesn’t matter whether they are arcs in the drawing or arcs in a block in the drawing. They can look just fine in the drawing but in MapGuide, they go nuts. Arcs and Polyline arcs are both crazy at times. And its not even always. I can have a whole warehouse full of doors and a few bathrooms and some of the arcs will be fine and some will be mirrored on the quadrant. Please email me if you have a response, thank you. Its good to find someone who may help with this. I often just end up having to delete the arc and draw it in with short lines. Not a good work around.”