First off...BOO! Happy Halloween! I love seeing pictures of your little ones (including pets) all dressed up so feel free to send some pictures off to me!
Second of all...Tuesday night I had the distinct privilege of joining Autodraft for their 25th Anniversary. A huge congratulations to Claire Botkin for being one of the first Autodesk Resellers and for running such a successful dealership. I absolutely know it is because of her great relationship with her customers (and I really mean that...I'm not just "saying that") and her fantastic team. She invited customers and Autodraft employees to a fun-filled celebration in Calgary where we all reminisced over the changes made to AutoCAD and Autodesk over the past 25 years. Below is a picture of Claire and the Autodraft team.
I had the honor of presenting Claire with a letter signed by Autodesk President and CEO Carl Bass. She was thrilled (almost cried).
It was a great event and I was so fortunate to be a part of it!
On to an AutoCAD Hip Tip on Linetypes in Paper Space:
The whole scaling deal in AutoCAD can get very confusing. Many of you have made the move over to annotation scaling (which is great!) and that's helped ease much of the pain. I still get emails, however, from people trying to figure out the whole linetype world and struggling to get the right scale factor in paper space.
The answer is super simple: PSLTSCALE (paper space linetype scale)
If you set PSLTSCALE to 1, AutoCAD will display the dash lengths in your linetypes indentically - even though your viewports have varying magnifications. Your linetypes are based on paper space drawing units (even though they are technically in model space). The dash lengths of a line in a viewport are displayed the same as the dash lengths of a line in paper space - hoorah! (you can still control the dash lengths with the LTSCALE command).
So if you are still struggling with those linetypes - give PSLTSCALE a try!
It's my birthday today so I'm signing off for the weekend! I'm off to a relaxing weekend in a little B&B in Mendocino...over and out! (but I'll be thinking of you guys...)