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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CADDManager on February 3rd, 2010

You can attach a DWF, DWFx, DGN, or PDF file as an underlay to a drawing file. You reference and place underlay files in drawing files the same as you do raster image files so they are not actually part of the drawing file. Like raster files, the underlay is linked to the drawing file [...]

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CADDManager on February 2nd, 2010

Generating PDF files to share information with others is a great way to get them design data without sending your CAD files. Here is the process that is included with AutoCAD 2010. 1.  Select Export to PDF under the Big Red “A” or you can select it fro the Output Tab onthe ribbon 2.A dialog [...]

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