CADDManager on September 11th, 2007

Next on our tour of the Layer II toolbar is the CopytoLayer command. Click the command and then select a layer that you want to copy onto another layer. This does not move the entity, it makes a copy of it on the target layer. Once you have selected the entities, hit enter and the […]

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CADDManager on September 9th, 2007

On the Layer II Toolbar are some companion icons. LAYISO and LAYUNISO. Selecting LAYISO (the one on the left) will isolate all objects on one layer. After selecting one or more objects, all layers except the layers of the selected objects are either turned off, frozen in the current layout viewport, or locked, depending on […]

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CADDManager on August 30th, 2007

Next on the Layer II toolbar is Layer Current (LAYCUR). This will change whatever entities you select to the current active layer. Select objects to be changed to the current layer: Use an object selection method (window, crossing, or just pick) and press ENTER when you are finished. If you have the command line open, […]

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CADDManager on August 28th, 2007

Layer Match has been around for a while as an Express Tool, but now is part of the Layer 2 Toolbar. Issue the command and select an object (or objects) to be changed and then select an object that is on the layer you want them to be moved to. Enter “N” after selecting the […]

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CADDManager on August 27th, 2007

Hey – what happened to my Layer Express tools? They have moved to a new Layer II toolbar. Just right click on any toolbar and it will open the Toolbar selection list. Check off Layer II on the list and it will appear.

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CADDManager on August 22nd, 2007

I recently came across a variable that was set in an older release on my machine but not my newest install of AutoCAD 2008 . It controls the View Transitions. You can have them smoothly glide in and out – or turn it off (my preference) Here is the “how to” from the help files […]

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CADDManager on July 10th, 2007

A local reseller in my area has broken down a comparison of some typical tasks in an easy to read chart… Take a look

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CADDManager on June 13th, 2007

Right there on the menu bar is a new tool. InfoCenter provides access to multiple sources of information. You can enter keywords or a question for help, display the Communication Center panel for product updates and announcements, or display the Favorites panel to access saved topics. I typed in LTSCALE and got the following information […]

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CADDManager on May 8th, 2007

More info from the 2008 Readme file… The road to 2008 seems to run thru 2007 AutoCAD 2007 File Format For best results, it is recommended that drawings in a previous to 2007 format be opened and saved in the 2007 format before attempting to combine them, through Block Insert or Xref, with 2007 format […]

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