Last week I finished off my trip with an exciting event for Datamat at the Mohegan Sun resort in Connecticut. This year is Datamat's 30th anniversary and I was thrilled to participate in this event. Below is a picture of Datamat's CEO, Matt Ruben, and I. Congrats Datamat!
This week I am home enjoying a little catch-up and playing travel agent as I book flights and hotels for future events (can I just say it takes SOOO long to book everything!). It seems like it should be painless and easy...but that is only in my dreams!
On to an AutoCAD Hip Tip on Changing Spaces!
If you've ever placed your dimensions in model space only to find out they were supposed to be in paper space you can appreciate the awesome tool CHSPACE. This former Express Tool makes it easy to push objects through to the other space while magically maintaining the appropriate scale. The command works quite a bit differently depending on which way you are going (Model Space to Paper Space or the other way around) so I will walk you through both choices:
Moving an object from Paper Space to Model Space:
Command: CHSPACE (you must be in a layout tab)
Select objects: (Select the paper space objects you wish to move to model space)
Set the Target viewport active and press ENTER to continue (Select the viewport you want to drop the object(s) into and press Enter)
Then the command will inform you how many objects were changed from PAPER space to MODEL space and inform you the scale factor used to maintain the visual appearance.
Moving an object from Model Space to Paper Space:
Command: CHSPACE (you not only need to be in a layout tab, you need to be in the viewport that contains the object you wish to change)
Select objects: (select the model space objects you wish to move)
Set the SOURCE viewport active and press ENTER to continue (this is the tricky part...if you want to leave it in the exact same place you just need to press ENTER to continue)
And then the command will inform you how many objects were changed from MODEL space to PAPER space and tell you the scale factor used to maintain the visual appearance...yadda yadda...
Give this great command a try - it could save you from getting lost in space! :-)