CADDManager on September 27th, 2005

I get a lot of questions on the reasons that drive the decisions to choose one platform over another. I have collected a few that you may want to consider related to choosing ADT over Revit. 1. ADT works in native DWG files, Revit does not. Revit can however, export and import DWG’s. 2. ADT […]

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CADDManager on September 19th, 2005

Why move from AutoCAD 2002 to ADT 2006? Here are my top 20 reasons to move from an older release of AutoCAD (or ADT) to the newest release of ADT. 1. Reduced file sizes – ADT 2006 files are smaller 2. Improved Hatching and Gradient fills 3. Better Mtext functions (Lists, Tabs, Indents) and interface […]

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CADDManager on September 3rd, 2005

From Autodesk Knowledge Base To remove UCS icons from AEC objects On the Format menu, click Display Manager. In the Display Manager dialog box, expand the Representations by Objects tree. Select Anchor Free. Clear the current display set, displayed in bold, for the general display representation. Click OK. Check out the Autodesk ADT Knowledge base

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CADDManager on April 24th, 2005

I have been getting questions related to the installation of the Express Tools in the 2006 products, well actually the lack of installation of the Express Tools Menu. It does load automatically with the 2006 products but you may have to Load the CUI to get it to work. Here’s how… Just try typing in […]

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CADDManager on April 14th, 2005

Additional Known Issues – Highlighted and (commented)… Windows Explorer: The new ‘Find within Explorer‘ feature (which is really cool) of AutoCAD 2006 does not support Architectural Desktop objects. (You can still use it to find AutoCAD objects inside ADT) Schedule External Drawing: Please notice that if you take advantage of the new relative path option […]

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CADDManager on April 12th, 2005

Highligted and edited from the Readme file… VIZ Render • Link to VIZ Render. It is possible for Architectural Desktop to Link to VIZ Render while VIZ Render is otherwise occupied, such as rendering. This can result in an Application Error and loss of data from Architectural Desktop and/or VIZ Render. It is recommended that […]

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CADDManager on April 11th, 2005

Highlighted for quick reading… Drawing Management • New Project features in ADT 2006, for new projects and updated projects, will be lost if the Project Properties or Project Sheet Set are modified in previous versions of ADT. For example, this includes but is not limited to, the use of Relative Paths in ADT 2006. • […]

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CADDManager on April 9th, 2005

I know you never read the Readme file. Here is part of what it says. Working with Previous Versions Using the new Display Themes object will create proxy objects when opened in previous versions of Architectural Desktop. The new Gross and Usable profiles for spaces are not supported in previous releases. Enabling and using this […]

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CADDManager on April 9th, 2005

I just installed my DVD copy of ADT 2006. It went fairly smooth. I believe it ships on DVD by default. If you want the CD Install (4 CD’s), you have to request it. It is free but you have to request it. Go to I appreciate getting the DVD. I would not want […]

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