CADDManager on July 27th, 2006

When you create a file in ADT you will most likely be working with Xrefs at some point. Constructs can be made up of individual objects such as walls, doors, windows, and floors but there are also elements that need to be referenced. Sheet files will definitely use Xrefs. Project Navigator helps you attach and [...]

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CADDManager on July 26th, 2006

Buried under the ADT Content Browser is a tool to place Fire Rating symbology in a Wall. This may be an option to some who may not want to fiddle with embedding the fire rating symbology into their wall styles. What it does is use “idrop” technology to place the lines inside of walls. You [...]

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CADDManager on July 24th, 2006

Converting an Existing Drawing to a Construct There are times when you will have a drawing file that you need to turn into a construct to make it part of the project. It is a fairly simple matter to convert the drawing to a construct. 1. Verify that the project you want to pull it [...]

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CADDManager on July 23rd, 2006

I had a little time this weekend to update the web site. Check out the Journals, Training and CAD News areas. It mostly is just updating links and such, but it also got rid of some outdated stuff. I hope to some day do a major face lift to the site, but time often works [...]

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CADDManager on July 21st, 2006

Interactive Overview from the Autodesk web site. Experience the features and benefits of Autodesk Architectural Desktop with a Flash enabled presentation with audio. This is really cool and has a ton of information for those who are thinking about ADT in the future. Click here to open the page. Wait thru the marketing intro to [...]

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CADDManager on July 20th, 2006

Most firms start with the basics when training in ADT. The basics are typically defined as Doors, Walls and Windows. So the first area of focus usually is pointed at those features. Once you want to go beyond that there are differing areas that may be looked into. Here is my list of baseline tools [...]

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CADDManager on July 19th, 2006

Constructs are the unique building blocks of your building. Usually a complete floor. Elements are objects or groups of objects that are repeated over and over in a drawing set such as a typical bathroom layout. There are times when you have created something as a construct and then you need to use it several [...]

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CADDManager on July 18th, 2006

Project Navigator automatically sets up Xrefs. When used correctly all things work well. But you do NOT want to use the Xref Attach commands apart from PNav. The Manage Xrefs button on the Drawing Status Bar will alert you if a change is made to one of the Xrefs you are using and you can [...]

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CADDManager on July 13th, 2006

Most offices sub out portions of the work to others. Working with other firms that are developing CAD files can be a challenge. They may have differing standards and methods for production. I have found that I need to keep them in mind when I develop my CAD Standard. I want them to be effective [...]

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