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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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 October 22nd, 2009

You can add some very basic AutoCAD information to Windows Explorer that might help you as you try to keep track of what is going on in your firm or project. Have you ever wondered what version of AutoCAD the file was created in?  Have you ever opened a file that was a newer version […]

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CADDManager on October 12th, 2009

Did you know that you could add AutoCAD to your Start menu? I have a lot of desktop Icons for starting programs. I get a few people laughing at me when they see my desktop. So finding an Icon may be a chore. You can do this procedure with just about any desktop icon… Way […]

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CADDManager on August 24th, 2009

Need a quick cheat sheet? Autodesk provides a lot of documentation that is sometimes hidden.  Buried in the install folders under the Help area I stumbled on the 2010 Que Cards. Here is the one for 2010.  Direct from Autodesk. Click here to download the PDF. Warning – it is a 4 meg download.

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CADDManager on August 20th, 2009

Have you ever hovered longer than normal?  and found something special. Hover over a command interface in 2010 and you will soon see the “help” topics pop up.  Try it.

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CADDManager on August 19th, 2009

I have Office 2007 and the ribbon is part of life for me.  One thing that I think should be added is the little hidden toggle that is in AutoCAD 2010.  These screen shots are from ACA 2010, but it works in ACAD also. Right up there on the toolbar is a little down arrow […]

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CADDManager on December 22nd, 2008

Cleaning your desk off at the end of the year can provide a good sense of completing the old year and ushering in the new one.  By reviewing what is needed and what is not, you get the chance to see if you are making progress. Someone told me that the “National Clean Off Your […]

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