CADDManager on March 10th, 2015

Here is a great link that I was informed about. (Thanks Charlotte) It has a great list of AutoCAD Shortcut keys for Mac and a printable template that you can use to add to your keyboard. Here is an example.  Get the full PDF here.

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CADDManager on February 25th, 2015

Like most people, I have documents, data and information stored in Google Drive.  Like most IT people, I am concerned about backups.  I find that I have backup processes in place and multiple options.  I have backups of my backups.  I have cloud backups and local hard drive backups and external device backups and thumb […]

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CADDManager on July 27th, 2010

Communication is so valuable and written communication is the artifact and record of a good process.  Writing is becoming a lost art for the common person.  Go back 150 years and read the articulate correspondence of common farmers who had become enlisted men in the American Civil War.  They are eloquent and full of great […]

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CADDManager on July 27th, 2010

Communication is one area that can always be improved.  Getting the message across to others is what every manager has to do.  Communicating well and consistently is not easy.  You may do a good job of communicating the message out, but you might not do it often enough or to the right people.  Or you […]

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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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CADDManager on February 11th, 2010

Double click on a PDF Underlay and you get the Ribbon to display the PDF Underlay functions. You can set Contrast and Fade with slider. Choose to set display to monochrome. Create and remove clipping boundaries. Show or not show the Underlay with a toggle Enable Snapping Adjust XREF info and Edit the Layer displayed. […]

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CADDManager on February 10th, 2010

You can adjust properties of a PDF Underlay after it has been attached. 1. Left click on the PDF graphic anywhere and you will see the dialog box below.  Is shows you that you have selected the PDF Underlay and allows you to change a few properties. 2. You can change the dialog box options […]

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CADDManager on February 9th, 2010

Layers in Underlay Files If the underlay file contains layers, you can control how the layers display after attaching the file. If the file does not contain layer information, the Underlay Layers dialog box does not display any layer information.  Access this by right clicking after you have selected the Underlay. Once you have selected […]

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CADDManager on February 4th, 2010

When you have attached a PDF Underlay you can access it again in many ways. You can underlay the following file types: DWF – A DWF (Design Web Format) file is a highly compressed file format that is created from a DWG file. DWFx – DWFx, the future of DWF, is based on the XML […]

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