CADDManager on March 30th, 2010

Having been invited to the Autodesk launch event in San Francisco last week allowed me time to ponder what Autodesk is up to and where they are going.  Here are some reflections on the event and the state of Autodesk software development. 1.  Autodesk listens to its customers.  They pay close attention and they produce [...]

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CADDManager on March 29th, 2010

I attended a blogger event last week hosted by Autodesk at the One Market street Gallery in San Francisco.  It was a gathering of bloggers and independent voices to see the newest release of AutoCAD.  I will be posting info that I gathered from the event and also discussing the impact of the 2011 releases [...]

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CADDManager on March 26th, 2010

Autodesk announced the release of the next generation of their line of products this week. Here are links to the press releases for the announcements. The Autodesk 2011 Launch Press Release – click here 2011 AutoCAD Products Certified for Windows 7 and Add Top User-Requested Features to Help Make Design Easier Autodesk, Inc. announced the [...]

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CADDManager on March 23rd, 2010

Before we start down the Display Tab, lets point out that the Hover Tool Tips will show you what each check box will do.  Just hover over the button and see the tips. Now moving on to the Display Tab When you open the Options Dialog box – it will open on  the last tab [...]

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CADDManager on March 23rd, 2010

In general – leave all of these as they are. This area controls options for existing and new layout tabs. A layout is a paper space display of model space entities in which you can set up drawings for plotting. Display Layout and Model Tabs Displays the layout and Model tabs at the bottom of [...]

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CADDManager on March 23rd, 2010

Before we delve into the Display Resolution area… Let’s discuss the following icons… Notice at the top of the dialog box – this means that the variable that is flagged with this symbol next to it is stored in the drawing file only.  All others are stored in the registry and apply to all drawings. [...]

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CADDManager on March 23rd, 2010

Finishing up on the Display Tab… Crosshair size Sets the size (percentage) of screen real estate that is taken up by the crosshairs. Xref Display Specifies the fading intensity value of externally referenced drawings.  70 is 70% of full display. This option only affects the display on the screen. It does not affect plotting or [...]

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CADDManager on March 19th, 2010

Closing out the Files Tab… Texture Maps Search Path You can add materials to objects in your drawings to provide a realistic look. The use of mapping adds complexity and texture realism to the material. For example, you can replicate grass or brick patters or tile on a floor. This setting specifies the folders to [...]

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CADDManager on March 16th, 2010

Plot and Publish Log File Location Specifies the path for the log file that is created if you select the Automatically Save Plot and Publish Log option on the Plot and Publish tab shown below. I actually suggest that you turn this off on the Plot Tab. TIP: If you turn this on – the [...]

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