CADDManager on November 30th, 2009

The classes start tomorrow, but the festivities started today. Kicked off the day with AUGI meetings. Connecting up with sponsors and CAD Camp planning. In between these meetings I ran to the other side of the conference center to tape two interviews for Autodesk. I am not even sure where they will be posted or [...]

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CADDManager on November 30th, 2009

Leadership is a much needed quality that most people are looking for in others. They want political leaders, sports leaders, business leaders, spiritual leaders and so much more. But what about that quality in us? Are you a leader? Do you have leadership qualities? I am speaking on the subject of leadership at Autodesk University. [...]

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CADDManager on November 24th, 2009

You can create a new layout using the Create Layout wizard. The wizard prompts you for information about the layout settings, including A name for the new layout The printer associated with the layout A paper size to use for the layout The orientation of the drawing on the paper A title block Viewport setup [...]

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CADDManager on November 23rd, 2009

Layout Tabs were added to AutoCAD in version 2000 or maybe 2000i.   It allows multiple Layout tabs are created in Paper Space.  In Paper Space, you can place your title block, create layout viewports to display views, dimension your drawing, and add notes. In paper space, one unit represents the paper display of a plotted [...]

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CADDManager on November 16th, 2009

Can you be productive without a CAD Standard? I have asked this question to many users over the years… I get the same answer most of the time…  “Yes -  I can be productive without a CAD Standard” When I delve into the issue a little more they tend to rethink what they have said. [...]

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CADDManager on November 16th, 2009

Personal CAD Standards impact everyone because they are not shared.  Each person is doing what they want.  This causes files to differ from one person to another.  These differences cause production slow downs. Outdated CAD Standards can do the same thing.  Here are a few things that might happen if your CAD Standard is out [...]

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CADDManager on November 11th, 2009

Here is an example of the way you might document the symbols in your Standard You may say – “They are in my menus and in my folders.  Everyone knows what they look like.” The reason I suggest that you add graphic examples is so that no one will be confused.  New users may not [...]

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CADDManager on November 10th, 2009

When you create your CAD Standard you have to define the symbols that are to be used. Questions for your CAD Standard… Are your symbols documented? Will you provide symbols to other firms that are working on your projects? Are they created correctly? – sounds funny, but there are a lot of symbols that have [...]

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CADDManager on November 9th, 2009

Revisions are what CAD is all about. Back in the day of hand drafting, people had to use erasers and redraw everything even if it move an eighth of an inch. There were fancy erasing machines and erasing shields. Now that CAD allows you to change your mind and adjust drawings so quickly – we [...]

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