CADDManager on July 29th, 2009

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CADDManager on July 28th, 2009

Buried in the User Docs for the 2010 version of AutoCAD Architecture is a cool little cheat sheet for the new User Interface. The Ribbon is here to stay and you need to get familiar with what it does. This PDF shows what is what and where it is located. Give a quick look… ACA [...]

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CADDManager on July 27th, 2009

CAD Standards need to address all the info that might be in the template files or that need to be set by the users. The Standard Settings and Styles are defined and documented well enough to let people know what they should be using. By defining these in your standard you assist them to verify [...]

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CADDManager on July 20th, 2009

I have used a method of management in many areas of my career that defines not the target, but the boundary limits of a successful task or function.  When I started looking on the internet for supporting documents to what I thought was fairly commonly used, I found very little.  What I did find was [...]

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CADDManager on July 20th, 2009

Boundary Management is a vital tool for any manager as long as it is applied correctly.  It must be used at the right time, in the right way and in the right situation. Boundary Management as previously defined is loosely defining the target and setting up limits. It is not creating a bull’s eye, but [...]

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CADDManager on July 20th, 2009

When should you not use Boundary Management? There are several areas that come to mind where this kind of management style may not work well.  If is is used in the wrong way or for the wrong issue, it may actually cause more problems. When the issue really only has one answer: Some issues may [...]

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CADDManager on July 15th, 2009

Making Sheet files – the files you plot from – is the core output process for the projects you create. Getting them right will increase your consistent output and processing of Construction or Manufacturing Documents. Here are some thoughts on getting them right. Sheet File Creation Sheet files are located in the Sheet folders under [...]

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CADDManager on July 14th, 2009

Just a quick “heads up” about an event in the middle of the US… The Mid Continent MicroStation Community is hosting an event. Summer Conference Overland Park, Kansas August 25-26, 2009 Registration is now open! Here are just a few reasons to attend this year’s conference: • Interesting and informative sessions on MicroStation, • The [...]

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CADDManager on July 13th, 2009

XREFs are one of the most powerful and the most confounding tools that AutoCAD and other CAD programs have introduced. Get them right (which is actually easy to do) and your work is much easier and well coordinated. Get them wrong (which can happen) and you can get twisted into a knot so tight that [...]

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