I can barely stand the anticipation! Who is going to win? I'm just so happy the Colts made it this far - but just how much better would it be if the took it all the way! You have all sent me so many different emails about the Super Bowl - everything from Wallmart predicts the Super Bowl winner through its sales (apparently they've been right 3 out of the past 4 years) to the most festive pet Squirrel:
How adorable is that? Thank you all so much! Good luck to both teams (but especially to you Colts!) :-)
I spent the past couple of days in Oregon visiting the Autodesk Inventor team - I even had a chance to meet up with Amy Bunzel of the Autodesk Inventor Blog. We were going to take a picture together and we forgot! Bummer...she's great - and it's always great spending time with the Inventor gang - I always learn so much.
On to an AutoCAD Hip Tip on Moving Data from One Drawing to Another:
Forget the Insert and WBLOCK commands, use good old Cut and Paste to move objects from one drawing to another. Highlight the objects, Copy to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and then...wait!!! Don't just do a typical Paste (Ctrl+V)...you'll lose the object's place in space (perhaps never to be found again!) More often then not you're going to want to Paste to Original Coordinates. This will paste the objects to the same space and location as they were in the original drawing. Paste to Original Coordinates can be found in the right-click menu or you can assign it to a shortcut key (since it doesn't already have one assigned...Boo-Hoo!).
You can also choose to Copy the objects to the clipboard with a Base point. This can be done by highlighting the objects, right-clicking, and selecting Copy with Base Point from the menu (shortcut key of Ctrl+Shift+C for you coordinated folks). This also makes it easy to paste your objects into the target drawing in the proper location because they will appear relative to the base point you selected.
Tip: If you find yourself using the "Paste to Original Coordinates" option more often than "Paste to Block" - why not give the shortcut key combination of the latter (PASTEBLOCK) to PASTEORIG. This can easily be done in the CUI.
I'm off tonight to a benefit for a local animal refuge charity called WildCare. They call it the Nature Lovers Ball...I've taken a couple of injured birds there myself...they are a great organization!