CADDManager on September 22nd, 2009

Dimensions are one of the most well defined areas of AutoCAD and one of the most misunderstood. Misunderstood at the base level. Not many know all of the variables that need to be defined. If you think that DIMS are simple, just do a search in your AutoCAD help file for “dim” and look at […]

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CADDManager on September 22nd, 2009

New to AutoCAD are Annotative Dimensions. Annotation scaling allows you to plot annotation text at the same height or size regardless of the viewport zoom scale. Annotation scales can be associated with annotative objects in AutoCAD so that these objects can be sized properly for specific annotation scales in model space and displayed correctly in […]

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CADDManager on June 24th, 2009

LTSCALE has been around forever. There are now several “SCALE” issues surrounding your linetypes. We now have LTSCALE, PSLTSCALE, CELTSCALE and MSLTSCALE. LTSCALE – LineType Scale – Controls overall linetype scaling of objects displayed. Sets the global linetype scale factor. The linetype scale factor cannot equal zero. This system variable has the same name as […]


CADDManager on June 24th, 2009

When you are writing your CAD Standard you should consider including a lengthy explanation of your Border and Title Block file. Take the time to make sure that everyone knows where the correct files are and what goes where. Don’t let the project team get creative on the location of standard information.  Don’t let them […]

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CADDManager on June 24th, 2009

The Border File is one that is used on every sheet file and every project you have. Getting it right shows that you really have your act together. Getting it wrong can tell others that your level of quality is slipping. I have been in meetings and have seen the clients name spelled wrong on […]

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CADDManager on February 24th, 2009

I sent out the February CADD Manager Journal… Here are the topics discussed Top  Ten CAD Manager Failures – the Second Five AutoCAD 2010 – Sneak Peek AutoCAD 2010 – Bloggers Speak Out A Tour of the Autodesk Gallery January Survey results Are you a subscriber?     Subscribe here

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CADDManager on September 18th, 2008

10 CAD Management Problems You May Not Know You Have Most CAD Managers have a good handle on their environment.  Most have a good “feel” for what shape their files are in.  Most have a positive perspective on things going well. But what about the things that you may not know about.  What about those […]

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CADDManager on August 20th, 2008

I sent out the latest CADD Manager Journal. Here is a link the the one that was sent via email. Or you can go directly to the articles… Identifying CAD Project Killers Book Review – Ascent Revit Training Manual July Survey Results

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CADDManager on July 21st, 2008

Just published… Upgrading hardware and controlling software is part of every day life. What do you do to keep things moving forward and keep users satisfied? Hardware Wars Software Collectors June Poll Results See the whole thing…

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