before Autodesk University...will I be prepared? I have 7 different presentations of one type or another I'm doing for AU...yikes! Remember to introduce yourself to me at AU if you run into me (which might be hard to do with over 5000 people there). And if you think I'm doing a good job - be sure to let me know. In fact, even if I'm not doing a good job, lie to me... (I'm very fragile)
So here's your Hip Tip to start off the week:
Multiple Insertion Points for a Block:
Have you ever wished you could have multiple insertion points for a block? How many of you out there in blogland have actually created multiple blocks with different insertion points? (admit it, nearly all of us have done it). AutoCAD 2006 snuck in a great feature (that had a very poor PR agent) that allows us to change the insertion point on the fly. No one bothered to mention this new feature to me! Entering the INSERT command you'll find there's a new option of Basepoint that's been added. Let's take a look:
Specify insertion point or [Basepoint/Scale/Rotate/PScale/PRotate]: B
Specify base point:
This allows you to pick anywhere in the drawing as your new insertion point - Fabulous! And it couldn't be easier.
Give this new option a try and you'll find it much easier to place your blocks exactly where you want them.
I'm off to work on those presentations! and did I mention that the Colts are not 10-0!!!