Friday, January 28, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Once you launch the command, the software will ask if it needs to fix the errors or not. By default the software keeps the errors when running the audit, so make sure you type Y before ending the command.
Monday, January 24, 2011
Let me guess, your computer crashes every time you use Layer Properties Manager. On newer versions of AutoCAD, The Layer Properties Manager is an interactive and dynamic feature idem. The problem with having an interactive and updating Layer Properties Manager is it continually updates in the background taking up RAM on your computer. Remember back in the old days, you had to close Layer Properties to continue using AutoCAD. That option used less RAM then the new and improved Layer Properties Manager.
The classic Layer Properties Manager is back! Yes you will still need to select OK to continue.
Have you ever received a drawing from a client or an outside source that has nothing set to bylayer? Using the command setbylayer you are able to set everything to bylayer in the drawing. Yes I am even talking about blocks.
If you have a AutoDesk Subscription or a AUV Premier Pass you can finally get to see your classes. AUV this year did not go as well as expected. AU had a number of technical problems this year and had to recored every class for later.
Check out how to access your classes here
AutoCAD is doing a poll right now on there mobile app AutoCAD WS. The Poll is over what you think the next update needs. I think we need to have pdf support, because at this time we are not able to open files larger then 15mg and files with 3D objects in AutoCAD WS. I know and understand that in time Autodesk will have a mobile app that is able to open any file.
I just think it would be nice to take my design to the site and mark up comments on AutoCAD WS along with opening up drawing files from my iphone.
Take the poll by going to AutoCAD WS website
Move, copy and rotate, wish you could do all three commands at once. Guess what, you can!
Command = _MOCORO
The Command is also under the ribbon tab Express Tools called Move/Copy/Rotate
Using this command allows you to move, copy, rotate and much more in one step.
Dropbox is a software tool that allows you to take your documents with you on your iOS (iPhone, Ipod Touch and Ipad), Android, and Blackberry devices. Using Dropbox you are also able to share files with more then one computer.
I use Dropbox to help me take drawing file to the site. I create pdf files of the sheets I need upload and now I have them on my phone.
Check out the video
You can find out more at Dropbox.com
A few weeks ago AutoDesk Released a new iOS App for your Ipad, Iphone and Ipod Touch. When you download the app, it will ask you for a user name and password. The name and password is the same as your AutoDesk user name and password. Once you sign in go to AutoCAD WS Website to upload your drawings, images, design review files, and much more.
Check out the welcome video from AutoDesk
Update part 1 11.30.10
A new update of the app is on the way. One of the biggest upgrade is the ability to view you files offline
Check out the video
Update part 2 12.04.10
the new 1.1 update is available in the app store.....enjoy