First up - I hope that those of you who intend on going to Autodesk University took advantage of Priority Registration and signed up yesterday! Apparently a bug caused my class to be full from the very beginning which makes me a little sad since many tried to get in but couldn't. The bug is fixed now, so if you were one of the ones who couldn't get in - please give it another try! Over 1000 people signed up yesterday - which is a staggering statistic! It looks like it is going to be a great year for AU.
And now an AutoCAD pet peeve. Did you know that if you hit the big red "A" in the upper corner of AutoCAD twice it assumes you want to shut down AutoCAD?
I suppose that's a speedy way to exit out of AutoCAD but with AutoCAD 2010 I have on several occasions hit the red A to get to the Menu Browser...had no response (the Menu Browser seems to be a little slow) and then hit it again only to find myself out of the AutoCAD program all together! Ugh! That drives me crazy! Anyone else out there have the same problem?
Alright...on to something a little more positive...
An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Exploding Blocks with Attributes
I was thrilled to find an Express Tools tab was added into AutoCAD 2010. How could we possibly live without it?
In this tab the first tool you'll see is labeled "Explode Attributes". This executes a powerful Express Tool called BURST!
When you explode a block with attributes, The attributes go back to the original attribute tags.
Block Desk with attributes before exploding
Block Desk after exploding.
If you'd like to explode a block with attributes and have them retain the assigned attribute value, then you'll need to use the BURST command.
Burst will explode the block back into individual objects and keep the attribute values! Give it a try - you're going to love it.
Over and Out...