CADDManager on February 28th, 2007

Failure to pass on the Principles of your CAD Standard to those who join your team will eventually cause your environment to fall apart. You begin by defining your principles and share them with others. As you begin to create your CAD Standard everyone is on board. They all agree with the general concepts that [...]

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CADDManager on February 27th, 2007

Users want to know what is required of them and they want a logical, easy to understand, Standard that provides the answers to the questions that they will ask about producing drawings. By developing your Standard based on the Principle that you have developed, you are off to a good start. Principles help you pass [...]

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CADDManager on February 25th, 2007

I am convinced that developing Standards should start with Principles and move from there to Standard Concepts to Methods to Content and finally to Action Principles -> Standard Concepts -> Methods -> Content -> Action By starting with the Principles you can get everyone on the same page from the beginning. It is best to [...]

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CADDManager on February 21st, 2007

Today CAD Digest (one of my favorite places to go to find the latest CAD info) posted three of my articles on the home page. That is a first for me. If you have not discovered CAD Digest or TenLinks you need to get out more often. Take a look at them on a regular [...]

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CADDManager on February 20th, 2007

Having created many shortcut routines in LISP over the years, I have also developed certain guidelines for naming those shortcuts. Here are my guidelines for short key in names… Keep them on the left side of the keyboard – close to the left hand that usually rests on the keyboard Keep them key-able with one [...]

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CADDManager on February 19th, 2007

Corporate Facts 100% of Fortune 100 firms are Autodesk customers 98% of Fortune 500 firms are Autodesk customers Autodesk has 7 million users Autodesk has licensed users in 106 countries Last eleven Academy Award winners for Best Visual Effects used Autodesk software. Products available in 20 languages 1,768 channel partners worldwide Over 1,400 Autodesk Training [...]

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CADDManager on February 18th, 2007

Ever get burned when someone has added a layer on one of your XEFs and did not tell you about it? It shows up on your plot and either you have to plot again, or you don’t notice and it goes out to the client! Never Again! Now you can set AutoCAD 2008 so that [...]

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CADDManager on February 14th, 2007

Wow – this is cool. AutoCAD 2008 has added an XCLIP Invert function that allows you to define a rectangle to cut a hole in your XREF. It kind of sounds like a WHIPOUT, but operates on the XREF itself. You could use this to perform clips on areas of your XREF. Before After

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CADDManager on February 13th, 2007

NDA has been lifted on AutoCAD 2008 – so now we can talk about it. AutoCAD 2008 enables you to directly attach MicroStation V8 DGN files as an XREF underlay. You can also import DGN data directly into an AutoCAD drawing. You can also export DWG files to V8 DGN format. DGNATTACH, a new command, [...]

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