CADDManager on June 15th, 2010

Last Gasp for CAD…  maybe not… Here are some reasons that CAD may not be closing in on end of life. 1.  The developers of CAD software are still making strides in adding tools to the 2D world of CAD.  Each new release brings improvements.  They may seem small to most, but out there somewhere […]

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CADDManager on June 14th, 2010

Here is the article that started me thinking about the Last Gasp of CAD.  It was an article in Harvard Business Review and one more in HBR. In the article, Daniel Snow warns of a surge in old technology as new technology threatens to overtake it. It is worth the read.

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CADDManager on June 13th, 2010

Technology transitions usher in new software, but the older technology may exhibit a resurgence or “Last Gasp” before it goes under.  A “Last Gasp” is a valiant attempt to revitalize a technology that appears to be reaching the end of it’s useful life. A recent example of one such technology that might be nearing it’s […]

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CADDManager on October 9th, 2009

So you went through and selected all the items you wanted in the Initial Setup and there is a problem or you want to revisit your choices after the fact. Warning: Doing this will change your profile.  You may want to save the profile before you make changes.  Go to the Profiles tab on the […]

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CADDManager on October 8th, 2009

The last question is really not part of the Initial Setup process. The last question is related to DWG associations. When you double click a DWG file from explorer, what do you want to happen.  I selected the last one because I use Design Review for quick viewing of files.   I seldom open a […]

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CADDManager on October 7th, 2009

The third question asked during your Initial Setup is about Template files.  You can select the default, one of your own, or have AutoCAD create one based on the industry selection you made in question One. Template files are used to create new files with setting already preset per your desires.  When you create a […]

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CADDManager on October 6th, 2009

The second question that is asked during installation is about Workspaces. This question will let you further define what Workspaces and tools you want to use by default. From the AutoCAD Help file:  Workspaces control which task-based tools are displayed in the application window and when they are displayed. You can create different workspaces based […]

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CADDManager on October 5th, 2009

I recently installed (actually reinstalled) AutoCAD 2010.  It was a painless process, but the Initial Setup asked some questions along the way.  The install did not take very long, even though I did a Full Install.  I recommend that you do that.  At least for yourself.  That way you get everything that you want and […]

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CADDManager on September 30th, 2009

Here is the straight scoop from Autodesk on the requirements for AutoCAD 2010.  Does your machine have what it takes? Operating system 32-bit Microsoft® Windows® Vista® Business SP1 Microsoft Windows Vista Enterprise SP1 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate SP1 Microsoft Windows XP Home SP2 or later Microsoft Windows XP Professional […]

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