The Academy Award nominations were announced today and I am OH so excited! I can't help it - I'm an Academy Award fan. When I first started this blog I mentioned that my dream come true would be to go to the Academy Awards (I'm not holding my breath!) I'm not sure what the connection is between the Academy Awards and AutoCAD (other than they both start with the letter "A") but I just can't seem to help myself! Of course I will attempt to go to all of the best picture nominees so I can make an educated guess...("attempt" being the key word here), I will have my favorite nominees and hope they win, I will cry several times during the award ceremony...it just isn't pretty! I was thrilled to hear that Richard Jenkins was nominated for Best Actor in The Visitor - he is definitely a long shot but did an excellent acting job in the movie.
Our Autodesk Community manager at Autodesk, Ray Eisenberg, has me completely beat though - over our break he went to 13 movies in 14 days! Unbelievable! He is rooting for Slumdog Millionaire (which managed to win the Golden Globe for best picture).
Are you guys falling asleep yet? let's get on to something a little more relevant! (so sorry for the digression).
An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Copying Layouts from One Drawing to Another:
If you've ever started a new drawing and wanted to add in a layout that exists in another drawing - you'll be pleased to know there is a very simple means of doing so. It's not intuitively obvious - so you may have given up in the past or used some kludge means of getting the job done - but it is really quite simple.
You'll want to start off in the destination drawing - the one you want to copy the layout INTO. Then simply right click on any model space or layout tab to get the shortcut menu below:
You're going to want to select the From template... option (as highlighted above). You may not find this obvious because you don't want to copy the layout tab from a template file - you want to copy it from a drawing file- right?
No problem...when you get the dialog box asking for a .DWT file, you're going to switch it to .DWG as seen below.
After navigating to the drawing file that contains the layout you are after - you'll see this very friendly dialog box with a list of all the layouts in that drawing. You'll simply pick the one you are after! Yes - it is just that simple!
You can even select more than one if you like!
So there is your AutoCAD Hip Tip for a Thursday - we're almost at the weekend so enjoy!