CADDManager on May 23rd, 2013

Autodesk has often been in the name change business and that trend continues. AutoCAD WS is now called AutoCAD 360.  It brings it in line with other “360” tools that Autodesk has like Autodesk 360, PLM 360, Sim 360, Fusion 360, BIM 360 and more. AutoCAD 360 is a free, easy-to-use mobile drawing and drafting […]

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CADDManager on September 27th, 2011

I first posted the AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts back in 2008 and many have downloaded and add to my list. Here is the updated list for 2012 versions of AutoCAD and the various products that use it as a platform.   Here is the new list:  AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts-2012 An added bonus – the last page […]

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CADDManager on March 28th, 2011

While the requirements have not changed much for this release… If you are not on Windows 7 yet – it may be time to move. If you are not on a 64bit system yet – it may be time to move.  If you have not loaded up your system with RAM – time to slam […]

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CADDManager on July 13th, 2010

It use to be pretty tough to get special characters into your text in AutoCAD.  You had to use %% or other tricks to get it done.   Some may still use these “inline” tricks or you could use the menus. Ever use Unicode – I have not… but… When entering text, you can create […]

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Final look at the Plot and Publish Tab. Specify Plot Offset Relative To Specifies whether the offset of the plot area is from the lower-left corner of the printable area or from the edge of the paper (PLOTOFFSET system variable).  Depending on your plotter you may have to fiddle with these setting. Printable Area Specifies […]

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Next we move to General Plot Options on the Plot Publish Tab. The first option is to either leave the Paper Space size as set int he drawing or to set it to the plotter sizes.  I keep it as the Drawing defines it.  I may use the plot device if I get files from […]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2010

The Plotting and Publishing Tab comes next.  The AutoCAD 2010 Dialog box for this tab is exactly the same so I am now calling this series the 2011 Options Now we move into the area of Plotting and Publishing. Here you can set the default settings for new files, Plot to file settings, Auto Publish […]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2010

First we come to the Default plot setting for new drawings. You can set the default output device from the drop down list of available devices.  This really only effects drawing that have not been opened or saved in 2000 format and beyond.  This dialog will find any PCS files or setups found on your […]

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CADDManager on April 19th, 2010

Background processing is how AutoCAD allows you to get back to work when you send off a plot. Without this setting, you may tie up your machine while it cranks away at your processing. Turn both of these on. There are two options here: Plotting – setting this one to on by checking the box […]

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