Tag: features

REVERSE – Now a “real” AutoCAD Command

If you’ve been keeping up with the blogs, you’ve probably already read your share about parametric constraints/drafting, contextual ribbon, 3D modeling, and the like.  Not to say those topics aren’t appreciated additions to AutoCAD, but to me sometimes the little things make all the difference in

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AutoCAD 2010 – First Look at Parametric Constraints

I just recently returned home from San Francisco, CA where I was privileged enough to join some of the most popular AutoCAD bloggers in the blogosphere for the AutoCAD 2010 release event in San Francisco. Although we stayed incredibly busy throughout the day Thursday, I must

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Going to San Francisco for a Special Event at Autodesk

Aside from a few odds and ends, I have finished packing & am incredibly excited to be travelling to San Francisco, CA.  Tomorrow (Thursday 2/5/09) I will join some of the most esteemed bloggers in the AutoCAD blogosphere for a Special Event being hosted by Autodesk. 

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Labeling Pipe Crossing Inverts

This is a bit of an oldie, but goodie.  Civil 3D Pipe Label Styles can give me the Invert In or the Invert Out of a pipe, but not the invert between point a and point b.  That limitation is never really an issue until you

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AU 2008 – Day 3

So at this point I’m actually sitting in JFK International Airport waiting for my connecting flight.  Shouldn’t be too much longer, but while I was here I figured I’d get caught up on my AU blogging.  AU 2008 seemed to absolutely fly by (no pun intended

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AU Day 2

As exhibited by my lack of a dedicated AU Day 2 post, it goes without saying my Wednesday was pretty busy. I’ve heard many say every AU they attend becomes busier than the previous; a statement I can personally attest to.  Nonetheless, I got my Tuesday

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AU 2008 – Day 1

Today marked the official start to Autodesk University 2008, and boy what a busy day! For me my morning got started being a lab assistant for Andrew Hill of AEC Systems in Australia. In that class he presented his “Project-Based Title Blocks using Fields, Attributes, and

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AU 2008 – Day 0

So Autodesk University 2008 doesn’t officially get started until tomorrow (Tuesday).  That small detail didn’t get in the way of some very cool sessions and gatherings from being hosted. For me my day got started at the Richmond International Airport, for a quick flight to New

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MindManager 8 Released

Back in May I happened to mention Mindjet’s MindManager product in a post titled Some Nifty Tools.  Back then I was relatively new to the product, but it has quickly become an indispensible part of my daily workflow.  These days I use MindManager for everything from

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Tracking your position in View/Edit Corridor Section

When compared to Land Desktop’s View/Edit Sections command, Civil 3D has always been the winner.  Still it was easy to get lost modifying your corridor.  Did I need to modify station 13+25.17 or 13+25?  Prior to Civil 3D 2009 I always found myself flip-flopping between plan

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Ditch excess RegApps & Speed Up Your Drawings

So you have this drawing, and despite clearing our your Annotative Scale List, running the PURGE command, even clearing out your layer filters the gosh darn drawing is still slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter.  And even after all of that, your

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