CADDManager on August 31st, 2009

Every project has text information – a lot of it. So there are a lot of questions that need to be answered in your Standard. Here are a few… Will you allow the use of True Type Fonts? Do you use only AutoCAD provided Fonts? What is the width ratio and height? Are TTF’s used [...]

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CADDManager on August 24th, 2009

Layers are the workhorse of CAD. They have been around forever and they can still be one of the main sources of your headaches. Combine that with the pen table you use and you have the one-two punch of CAD.  All of us live here – every day. The one-two punch can help you knock [...]

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CADDManager on August 24th, 2009

Do you use STB or CTB?  CTB has been around since day one of AutoCAD.  Most users may not even know that they use it – but they do.  STB is newer but has been around for a while.  But it has not taken over the AutoCAD world by storm. If you are trying to [...]

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CADDManager on August 24th, 2009

Here are some examples of both CTB and STB file setups. CTB STB

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CADDManager on August 24th, 2009

Need a quick cheat sheet? Autodesk provides a lot of documentation that is sometimes hidden.  Buried in the install folders under the Help area I stumbled on the 2010 Que Cards. Here is the one for 2010.  Direct from Autodesk. Click here to download the PDF. Warning – it is a 4 meg download.

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CADDManager on August 20th, 2009

Have you ever hovered longer than normal?  and found something special. Hover over a command interface in 2010 and you will soon see the “help” topics pop up.  Try it.

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CADDManager on August 19th, 2009

I have Office 2007 and the ribbon is part of life for me.  One thing that I think should be added is the little hidden toggle that is in AutoCAD 2010.  These screen shots are from ACA 2010, but it works in ACAD also. Right up there on the toolbar is a little down arrow [...]

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CADDManager on August 10th, 2009

Cash for Clunkers has been splashed all over the news lately.  A program to stimulate car sales that takes your old “clunker” and allows for a savings of up to $4500 when you buy a more fuel efficient car. My idea is CAD for Clunkers. I would like to see a discount for turning in [...]

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CADDManager on August 6th, 2009

I firmly believe in the NCS and the AIA systems of layer name creation Your creation of layer names should follow the NCS layer naming recommendations. The 1-4-4-4-1 format shown in the AIA guideline should be followed. Example:  A-WALL-FULL-DEMO-M The first place is a Discipline Designator letter. By default it is one character long. Two [...]

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