Many years ago while I was speaking at the Jacksonville Autodesk User Group an incident occurred that became known as "The Cell Phone Story". Over the years this incident has become quite a legacy - and its become quite popular for someone in my audience to yell out "Tell the Cell Phone Story!". Being one who likes to please the crowd I nearly always indulge them (time permitting). A fellow blogger, Steve Johnson, apparently filmed the famous story at Autodesk University (a couple of years ago) so I thought I'd share his link with you. The story is absolutely true and I'll never forget it...the night it happened people were crying they were laughing so hard (including myself). I'm talking pretty fast in the video but hopefully you'll be able to get the gist of it.
Thanks for sharing Steve!
The New AutoCAD 2009 Show Motion
If you do presentations for your clients then you’ll love the new ShowMotion command. ShowMotion tools let you quickly step through different views in your drawing (with different effects) for presentation purposes. In years past we used to create slide files and then make a slide show (before the world of PowerPoint). This new tool is similar to that technique - just easier. It can be found in the status bar or by executing the MOTION command.
Use the NEWSHOT tool to create new views for your presentation. For organizational purposes you might want to save your views under specific named categories. There are also three types of views you can save: Cinematic, Still and Recorded Walks. Similar to working in Powerpoint, you can also assign transition and movements such as zooming in, orbiting, etc.
The ShowMotion tool resembles the new Quick View tools. View categories will display first with the Views assigned to each category above. To play through all of the views select the Play All button in the control panel. A loop option allows you to continue playing all of the views until an escape or stop occurs. You can close ShowMotion while views are playing so as to not distract from the presentation (which I strongly recommend).
The ShowMotion tool is definitely a surprise feature I wasn't expecting - but it's pretty cool so be sure to give it a try!
Have a fabulous week!