CADDManager on August 30th, 2007

Next on the Layer II toolbar is Layer Current (LAYCUR). This will change whatever entities you select to the current active layer. Select objects to be changed to the current layer: Use an object selection method (window, crossing, or just pick) and press ENTER when you are finished. If you have the command line open, [...]

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CADDManager on August 28th, 2007

Layer Match has been around for a while as an Express Tool, but now is part of the Layer 2 Toolbar. Issue the command and select an object (or objects) to be changed and then select an object that is on the layer you want them to be moved to. Enter “N” after selecting the [...]

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CADDManager on August 27th, 2007

Hey – what happened to my Layer Express tools? They have moved to a new Layer II toolbar. Just right click on any toolbar and it will open the Toolbar selection list. Check off Layer II on the list and it will appear.

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CADDManager on August 22nd, 2007

I recently came across a variable that was set in an older release on my machine but not my newest install of AutoCAD 2008 . It controls the View Transitions. You can have them smoothly glide in and out – or turn it off (my preference) Here is the “how to” from the help files [...]

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CADDManager on August 16th, 2007

Wow – are we all getting old – or what? Well maybe it is just me… AutoCAD is turning 25. And I remember it when it was just a toddler tool (sniffle, sniffle). It has grown up… And there is a web site to celebrate the milestone… Here is a blurb they sent me… “Autodesk [...]

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CADDManager on August 8th, 2007

The Border I have seen so many troubles because people got the border wrong. It should be a very common sense kind of thing, but many complicate it beyond what is needed. First, draw the border full size in Model Space. If it is to be 24″ x 36″, then draw the trim lines exactly [...]

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CADDManager on August 7th, 2007

The CADD Manager blog has passed 400,000 visits. It includes 191,259 unique visitors and 39,119 return visitors. Those two numbers don’t add up to the 400,000, so I obviously don’t understand the stats… I marked the milestone of passing 300,000 visits on January 29, 2007. The most visitors I had in one day was on [...]

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CADDManager on August 6th, 2007

How big is your firm? Employee count? CAD seat count? How many offices? Let us know… Take the Survey!

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CADDManager on August 5th, 2007

I was reading a past issue of PC Mag (May 2007) and found… 10 Most Common Passwords password 123456 qwerty abc123 letmein monkey myspace1 password1 blink182 (your first name) Now I think that this list has been circulating the web for some time. Do you really think that one of the top ten would still [...]

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