CADDManager on February 11th, 2010

Double click on a PDF Underlay and you get the Ribbon to display the PDF Underlay functions. You can set Contrast and Fade with slider. Choose to set display to monochrome. Create and remove clipping boundaries. Show or not show the Underlay with a toggle Enable Snapping Adjust XREF info and Edit the Layer displayed. […]

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CADDManager on February 10th, 2010

You can adjust properties of a PDF Underlay after it has been attached. 1. Left click on the PDF graphic anywhere and you will see the dialog box below.  Is shows you that you have selected the PDF Underlay and allows you to change a few properties. 2. You can change the dialog box options […]

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CADDManager on February 9th, 2010

Layers in Underlay Files If the underlay file contains layers, you can control how the layers display after attaching the file. If the file does not contain layer information, the Underlay Layers dialog box does not display any layer information.  Access this by right clicking after you have selected the Underlay. Once you have selected […]

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CADDManager on February 4th, 2010

When you have attached a PDF Underlay you can access it again in many ways. You can underlay the following file types: DWF – A DWF (Design Web Format) file is a highly compressed file format that is created from a DWG file. DWFx – DWFx, the future of DWF, is based on the XML […]

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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 January 11th, 2010

Page Setup and Plotting This is an area that is constantly a battle. Getting the output to look consistent is the goal of all CAD Managers and firms. Get it right and no one will complain (or compliment) – but get it wrong and the all of your efforts will be for nothing. Everyone will […]

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CADDManager on December 3rd, 2007

The inaugural issue of the NIBS and NBIMS Journal of Building Information Modeling has been published on the web. You can see a PDF version here. See the full website

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CADDManager on September 4th, 2007

“How many times have you gotten a DWG file from some where and needed to view, collaborate, mark up, or print it and didn’t have AutoCAD or a proprietary viewer to use. Well Acrobat 8 Professional and Acrobat 3D version 8 handles that for you by creating a feature rich PDF without having AutoCAD on […]

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