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AutoCAD Tip: Ortho on the fly

By Jason Porter

Ever been drawing freely and you suddenly need to draw a line orthogonally, but you don’t want to click on the ORTHO button in the tray and you don’t want to bother with hitting the F8 button on the keyboard?
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Google Earth Pro – FREE

By Jason Porter

Yes, you read it correctly! Google Earth Pro is now free:
Google Earth Pro Free

AutoCAD Tip: Full of Sheet

By Jason Porter

Now that I have your attention. . .

I’m sure most of you out there have gone into paper space with your 24×36 (or any size) title block and have noticed that even though your sheet is the right size (say 24″ by 36″) you’re stil missing part of your title block when you plot preview:
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AutoCAD Tip: Lagging Cursor

By Jason Porter

You notice that when you move your cursor over an object it begins to lag.  You’ve enabled/disabled your hardware acceleration, but the lag remains.  If you you have xrefs in the drawing then that could be your culprit.  To over come this try creating a layer filter that excludes all the xref layers Use the name filter ~*|* as seen here:

NoXrefLayers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now set the layer filter current and your issue should subside.

Thanks to my good buddy, Tom Richardson for passing this along to me.

AutoCAD Tip – Move object to origin

By Jason Porter

You’ve got an object floating in space and you’d like to move it from it’s current location to the origin (0,0).  So you activate the move command, select the object, select your basepoint, and type in 0,0, but nothing happens.  The object stays put.

Dynamic Input (command: DYNMODE  or F12) effects this behavior.  When it is on and you type 0,0 for your displacement you’re essentially telling the software to leave the object right where it is.  But when it it toggled off and you type in 0,0 you are informing the software to move the object to the origin.

Autodesk Fabrication Fundamental Training Videos

By Lyle Janda

Autodesk has released several fundamental training videos for all of the Fabrication products. Continue reading

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Fabrication User Group Recording – Autodesk University Highlights (Dec 2014)

By Doug Wietbrock

This is the recording of the December Fabrication User Group Meeting.

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Enceptia to Partner with Applied Software and GeoShack at Autodesk University 2014

By Mallory Jones

Companies will exhibit end-to-end workflow for design through commissioning

SAN ANTONIO, TX – November 20, 2014 – Enceptia®, a leading Autodesk, Inc. solutions provider offering software and services to the building, infrastructure and manufacturing communities, today announced they will partner with Applied Software and GeoShack as official exhibitors at Autodesk University 2014. Autodesk University (AU) will take place on December 2-4, 2014 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Fabrication User Group Recording (Nov 7, 2014)

By Doug Wietbrock

This is the recording of the November Fabrication User Group Meeting.

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Linear Nesting of Pipe

By Scott Hendricks

Linear nesting can reduce your material waste and and lower your labor cost associated with prefabrication but the report can be tricky to setup. Continue reading

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