It has almost felt like spring this week! With the temperature in the 60's I am SO excited! I have had enough of the cold (I apologize to those of you who are still freezing) and I am so ready to move on to spring. I even bought some flowers to plant in the yard I am convinced the worst is over (positive thinking anyway).
So have you had a chance to see my latest Cadalyst Tips and Tricks video? This week my tip has to do with Text inside of AutoCAD 2008 - and Tiffany is even helping me out in it (you'll have to listen to see what I mean). This tip is short and sweet (about 2 minutes in length) so there is no excuse not to catch it! You might just learn something you can turn right around and use today.
On to more AutoCAD 2009 features:
Improved Layer Management in AutoCAD 2009!
The Layer Properties Manager is now modeless so you can keep it displayed as you use other commands. That means you can dock it, autohide or anchor it just like your other tool palettes. Now you can get to your layers whenever you need them! And it’s dynamic now - any changes you make within the Layer Properties Manager are now instantly applied to the drawing (no more “Apply!”). One user in my audience called the new modeless Layer Manager "a dream come true".
If you’ve ever had a hard time viewing the layer name column when you slide over to the right side of the column you’ll be happy to know that now you can freeze a column so it stays put even as you slide across to the other end...fabulous! You can also optimize one or all columns to keep content from truncating or maximize one or all columns to ensure that no headers are truncated. And now if you need more real estate in the dialog you can collapse the Filters pane.
The new Layer panel on the Ribbon is filled with all types of layering controls – be sure to give it a try!
Now I'm going to go outside for a few minute and enjoy the sun!