Dynamic Block Standards
- Part 1
Dynamic Blocks are a welcome and refreshing addition to AutoCAD 2006.
Just when you thought that there was not much more that could be
done to AutoCAD to increase productivity and reduce management
headaches, along come DBlocks.
Now these time
saving tools are great for getting more bang from your block
libraries, but there does need to be some contemplation on
Standards as they affect the creation and use of DBlocks.
So keep reading
if you want to know more...
Dynamic Block Standards - Part 2
When you made blocks in the old versions you would create an
individual block for each symbol you needed. Now that you
can combine several renditions of the same block and even have
the block morph into something totally different, naming gets a
little bit tougher.
Some of the
old tip still apply...
You can find more information on the web
related to Dynamic Blocks. Some come from websites, some
from blogs and more importantly some come directly from the Help
Web based content on Dynamic Blocks
Time for a
mid-year Check Up
In the January 2005 Journal I provided some tips on Re-Focusing
your work efforts. (2005
Refocus) It is now mid year and I want to refresh our
memories and drive some stakes in the ground. This will
serve and a reminder to get some stuff done and get moving.
By way of review here is what I proposed in January...
1. Read the book - most people don't read
the help files or any tech books. Stay ahead by reading.
2. Take Notes - Make Notes - jot down
ideas, complaints, suggestions and then follow up.
3. Review the Standard - check to see what
needs to be updated.
4. Get Trained - take time to get up to
speed for yourself.
5. Share the wealth - Whatever you learn -
pass it on.
6. Play More - Try out new tech tools.
Now for the mid year review and a few more
June 2005 -
In June we took
a look at how you interacted with AutoCAD and how you added
content to your files.
Over two thirds
of you still seem to love the command line or short key-ins to interact with CAD.
With the advent of AutoCAD 2006 the command line could be
removed. How many of you have removed it? Doesn't
look like to many of you are rushing to get rid of it.
toolbars which were first introduced when? AutoCAD 13.
Well they are coming on strong... har har
As far as
inserting content, such as blocks, it seems like the Insert
command is still king. Most of you have not taken full
advantage of Design Center and such. I wonder how Dynamic
Blocks will impact the Insert-ability of things in your office.
So it looks
like most of us
are either long time users who cannot give up our keyboard entry
or the keyboard is still one of the most used input devices on
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