Do you 3D? If you do, you most assuredly are familiar with the 3DORBIT command (or at least one would hope!)
For years - AutoCAD has determined the centroid of the display when orbitting based on the center of the entire model. This center doesn't always work effectively when you have objects off in one or more directions.
AutoCAD 2015 introduced an option so YOU could control the centroid and consequently orbit about any part of your model you see fit! Check out my Cadalyst video and take control of the 3DORBIT command for yourself!
Happy St. Patrick's Day to you all! I hope you are all wearing green today (must avoid that pesky pinching!).
I was hoping to go out and enjoy some Guinness tonight - but that just isn't in the cards tonight. Maybe I'll stay home and dye my dog green (she'll love that).
I'm sure you find yourself squaring off corners from time to time in your AutoCAD drawings - let's make sure you're doing this the fastest way possible! Then you can take all the time you're saving - and have yourself a proper Irish beverage tonight!
Check out my Cadalyst video:
And don't worry...I'd never really dye my dog green!
Do you ever get tired of hitting that pesky "enter" key to repeat the previous command? If so, you should check out the handy MULTIPLE command in AutoCAD. Run it before any command to automatically repeat it (Escape to exit). Who wants to type out such a long command? Put that baby on a toolbar, panel or better yet the Quick Access toolbar for speedy access!
I am certainly behind on blogging! I haven't posted since the holidays! I seem to be more of a Twitter-holic these days...so if I'm late on blogging - you can get your fix by following me on twitter @Lynn_Allen
Adding your own panel to the AutoCAD ribbon:
You have your favorite commands - those you use all the time! Make it easy on yourself by creating your own custom Panel filled with your most frequently used commands for speedy access. I promise you - you won't know how you survived without it!
Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the US! The awesome Volker Cocco reminded me of this cool trick for cleaning up your lines using the good old (top secret) CHANGE command in AutoCAD. You can go to many webinars that Volker and the Autodesk Knowledge Network team do to brush up on all your Autodesk Product skills!
We all end up dealing with drawings that were drawn poorly - ends don't meet or the lines are not quite orthogonal. And you may not be aware that the CHANGE command is a handy tool that can help you fix them...Check out my latest Cadalyst video and add another cool tip to your repertoire!
It's not uncommon to need to frame various text objects in AutoCAD - why not learn all the ins and outs about doing so? Check out my latest Cadalyst Video where I show you three different ways to do exactly that. Hint: It's easiest in AutoCAD 2016!
You are probably aware that you can double-click on a block with attributes to edit it...but there are just SOOO many steps involved when all you want to do is a quick modification to the attribute value. Wouldn't you just like to get straight to the point?
For those of you who have made the move to BIM - you'll find the Revit Technology Conference an invaluable event to attend. RTC is more than just a conference for you and your fellow Revit users - it's a conference about all things BIM.
RTC is a conference run by users for users (not run by Autodesk as you might expect) . The classes are taught by gurus in the industry who can truly help advance your BIM expertise because they've been through the process themselves. They understand your challenges - and will teach you the skills to excel in building your business with BIM. If you are a BIM manager you will learn tips for the perfect execution plan - if you are a Revit user you'll learn tips that will put you on the road to becoming a Revit expert.
And I love that there is no pretense at RTC - they work hard to make sure everyone fits in. Networking is highly promoted at the event with plenty of opportunities to make connections with others in your industry. The conference events are stellar - the exhibition hall is always buzzing with amazing BIM solutions - and the classes are high level so that everyone can benefit.
So there's my plug for RTC - a conference not to be missed for sure. As for me - I LOVE attending RTC because I know I will always leave the conference knowing much more than I did when I entered it - and with dozens of new industry connections.
RTC is so popular - they have expanded to 4 events per year throughout the world. RTC Asia is right around the corner (September 10-12) in Singapore - the deadline to sign up is just a short time away.