CADDManager on April 28th, 2005

Here is a brief overview of a CAD Manager position and the duties involved: Provide production CAD support Develop, implement and enforce CAD Standards Organize the CAD environment Supply technical support for all CAD software Provide support for plotting and electronic file submissions Interact on project standards coordination with clients Insure CAD vendor management Provide [...]

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CADDManager on April 24th, 2005

I have been getting questions related to the installation of the Express Tools in the 2006 products, well actually the lack of installation of the Express Tools Menu. It does load automatically with the 2006 products but you may have to Load the CUI to get it to work. Here’s how… Just try typing in [...]

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CADDManager on April 20th, 2005

There is a newer form of installing software. I don’t know how long it has been available (let me know if you know). It is called Multi-seat Stand-Alone Licensing. The multi-seat stand-alone license enables the purchaser to install, register, and activate an Autodesk products on several workstations using a single serial number. The mulitseat stand-alone [...]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2005

Objects are highlighted when the pickbox cursor rolls over them, providing a preview of which object will be selected when you click. Pretty cool stuff. You do have some options related to how this function works, or you can even turn it off. In the Options dialog box under Selection is the following new area. [...]

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CADDManager on April 14th, 2005

Additional Known Issues – Highlighted and (commented)… Windows Explorer: The new ‘Find within Explorer‘ feature (which is really cool) of AutoCAD 2006 does not support Architectural Desktop objects. (You can still use it to find AutoCAD objects inside ADT) Schedule External Drawing: Please notice that if you take advantage of the new relative path option [...]

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CADDManager on April 13th, 2005

Way back when… Microstation started letting people legally take home a copy of Microstation so that folks could learn the tool. Autodesk responded in kind and allowed users to have a copy at work and one at home. I am talking about legal copies (not the software that you got from your brother in law [...]

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CADDManager on April 13th, 2005

A few notes about the upcoming API in Revit ADN members and developers can soon add functions to Revit because there will be a new API (many have been asking for this feature). Here are some of the things you can do… You can now develop code to query, extract and modify existing items in [...]

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CADDManager on April 12th, 2005

Highligted and edited from the Readme file… VIZ Render • Link to VIZ Render. It is possible for Architectural Desktop to Link to VIZ Render while VIZ Render is otherwise occupied, such as rendering. This can result in an Application Error and loss of data from Architectural Desktop and/or VIZ Render. It is recommended that [...]

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CADDManager on April 11th, 2005

Highlighted for quick reading… Drawing Management • New Project features in ADT 2006, for new projects and updated projects, will be lost if the Project Properties or Project Sheet Set are modified in previous versions of ADT. For example, this includes but is not limited to, the use of Relative Paths in ADT 2006. • [...]

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