Well now I am in Chilly Philly...if I wanted rain I could have stayed home! But I had a chance to have dinner with an old friend of mine which makes enduring the rain all worthwhile. Some of the architecture in Philadelphia is amazing (did you know that the building they used in Ghostbusters is in Philly? The one with the dogs on top?). Today I will be emceeing the Vision Tour event at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archeology and Anthropology. Stephen Kieran of KieranTimberlake will be our guest speaker - stay tuned for pics!
My computer battery died on the plane yesterday while I was working on AutoCAD 2006 and today when I finally found power I was reminded of another nice feature in the program - the new Drawing Recover feature.
Whether we like it or not - we all know what it's like to have AutoCAD crash on us! Sometimes it is AutoCADs fault, sometimes it's Windows fault and sometimes it's the computer's fault (but it is NEVER our fault!). : )
AutoCAD 2006 has a great drawing recovery feature that will make our lives much easier should this unfortunate event occur. No longer do we need to search through the rubble for the .sv$ file, rename it to a drawing file, yadda yadda. AutoCAD does this work for us by finding all the possible files we might want to revive relating to the doomed drawing.
The above bitmap was what I encountered today as I entered AutoCAD. There is also a DRAWINGRECOVERY command that activates the Drawing Recovery Manager at any time...not sure why you would feel the need to visit this feature unless you were in distress...or psychic perhaps?
You can preview each of the files AutoCAD offers up to you as a possible solution. And the best part - should you choose the automatic save file (.SV$), AutoCAD will now automatically rename the file to a DWG for you! That's nice!