CADDManager on September 30th, 2009

Here is the straight scoop from Autodesk on the requirements for AutoCAD 2010.  Does your machine have what it takes? Operating system 32-bit Microsoft® Windows® Vista® Business SP1 Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise SP1 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2 or later Microsoft Windows XP Professional [...]

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CADDManager on September 29th, 2009

I have used a few of the online file hosting and sharing services in the past. As always, I am looking for free services as my needs are not often very large. I look for  “unlimited duration” free – not a timed free trial. I look for file sharing, and backups. For file sharing, I [...]

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CADDManager on September 22nd, 2009

Dimensions are one of the most well defined areas of AutoCAD and one of the most misunderstood. Misunderstood at the base level. Not many know all of the variables that need to be defined. If you think that DIMS are simple, just do a search in your AutoCAD help file for “dim” and look at [...]

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CADDManager on September 22nd, 2009

The DIM Variables (and the release they were introduced). Plus a quick outline of what they do. DIMADEC (R14) – Controls the number of precision places displayed in angular dimensions. DIMALT (R12) – Controls the display of alternate units in dimensions. DIMALTD (R12) – Controls the number of decimal places in alternate units. If DIMALT [...]

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CADDManager on September 22nd, 2009

Here is a quick explanation (from Autodesk help files) for the new location of dimension commands in the Ribbon.

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CADDManager on September 22nd, 2009

New to AutoCAD are Annotative Dimensions. Annotation scaling allows you to plot annotation text at the same height or size regardless of the viewport zoom scale. Annotation scales can be associated with annotative objects in AutoCAD so that these objects can be sized properly for specific annotation scales in model space and displayed correctly in [...]

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CADDManager on September 21st, 2009

In my last post on this issue I opened the topic with the options that Autodesk provides with licensing.  My concern is that choosing one or the other does not allow me to cover my disaster  recovery needs.   If I go one way – I have troubles.  If  I go the other way – I [...]

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CADDManager on September 17th, 2009

Adding a Date stamp or Plot stamp to the drawings is something that I have done for many years. It is a little piece of text that is located on your border that is updated every time you open your files. It is created with Fields. It is not part of the titleblock because it [...]

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CADDManager on September 15th, 2009

Tables are not very widely adopted by AutoCAD users but your standard needs to address them. They include text objects – so I include this discussion here… Are you going to use them? Do you develop standard Tables? Can users create their own? Define the items that need input or save them as a Table [...]

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