Many say with the time change to Daylight Savings you should check your fire & smoke detectors, that is a great idea. Equally as important to many with tons of data, documents, design files, photo memories and basically our digital lives is to take the time and make sure you are backing your data up, and reliably. Backup methods fail sometimes faster than a Vegas wedding, so double and triple check your backup methods and I possible don’t reply on just one as that can fail. You should be doing these things more than twice a year with the time change but twice a year is better than never as both can cause memories to go up in flames.
In this example I am using AutoCAD for Mac 2013 but it is also applicable to AutoCAD for Windows. AutoCAD Drawing with Hatched Area So you have an area of a drawing in AutoCAD that is closed and has a Hatch pattern applied. What you want is an easy updated way to show the area in text even when the area hatched is changed. No problem use an AutoCAD Field.
Have you ever ended up with two drawings of the same name, just different time stamps on the file or an added suffix on the file name? Perhaps another team member was trying to be helpful (or not) and edited the file and you need to know what changed? Lucky for you there is an Autodesk App for that, and FREE.
Not a normal reboot by any means but actually a new drive and starting from the fresh Operating System and rebuilding as well a performing a tech-xersism to rid the machine of evil bits and bytes. I had to reinstall everything to get back to where I was before my drive and OS decided to get sick or possessed by ancient evil spirited code for the past two weeks seriously hobbling my ability to work between crashes, lockups and blue screens. I am very rough on hardware due to all the unreleased technology I install and uninstall or the crazy things I research and try as well as travel incidents like last year in remote Northern Turkana basin Kenya and having to place my laptop on blocks of ice due to the 115+ degree heat, and then AU 2011 where static electricity built up from all the walking and I touched my laptop and the motherboard fried. One of the biggest challenges when rebuilding your machine is knowing what your hardware is, what is installed, and what are you registration keys for the installed application.
For Autodesk products there are knowledge base articles generated by our experts in Product Support. These Knowledge Base articles can provide you will helpful tips and troubleshoot known issues to help make using Autodesk products easier and more productive. Some product’s Knowledge Base articles are updated more frequently than others. You can get the Knowledge Base at the Autodesk documentation web page or by Autodesk RSS feeds. Also check out the Autodesk discussion forums as many of the expert product users are in there and help each other in the community. Secret Tip: OK it isn't really a secret just not well known. Each product has a Autodesk Product Feedback Form on this page. You select the product and then in clear and concise detail explain your problem or feedback good & bad and it sends an email to most product managers and some on the product teams. Just let them know what they are doing right and should keep doing, suggestions, or issues.
If you have read this blog over 8 years you know I am a big believer in promoting other blogs and product users tips and tricks as they say “a rising tide floats all boats” as it benefits all of us, and the of course you the readers. It has always been a real pleasure to publish a guest post from someone in the community to the community. The idea is to share tips and articles that benefit Autodesk product and technology users as well as promote you, the expert and your, consulting, books, looking for a job, or promoting your blog, Twitter handle, or raise your Autodesk street cred among the CAD peeps. It helps the guest author get more visibility among peers as well as shares some valuable knowledge with the readers of the Between the Lines blog, a win – win for everyone in my book.
In this “Tips and Tricks” write-up, I’m going to show the self-professed ‘Hackers and Tinkerers’ out there, the benefits of the newly released Autodesk 360 Sync service in AutoCAD 2013, when used in conjunction with the ‘Content Explorer’. Although the ‘Content Explorer’ was released last year, some people may not have taken a serious look at it. Well, after reading this tip, you may want to leverage these two features for your workflow.
Have you ever wanted all the images you captured in Snagit to be saved elsewhere in another format than .snag formats? This is one of those Snagit tricks that are not well known but are seriously powerful like the custom export option to create an animated Gif from the other Techsmith must have application Camtasia. Perhaps you are a designer, manager, or trainer working on standards, documentation, or presentation or perhaps an author capturing thousands of images like Donnie Gladfelter author of “AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011: No Experience Required” and have left all those images managed by Snagit but now want to export all the book related captures to a directory for safe keeping or perhaps all your images for the entire year of 2010.
I received the following question today while in my hotel room in LA and wanted to write a blog post with images to make the solution more clear, and perhaps assist others with the same question. “My background in paper space is white with color lines, I want change color lines to black lines, I did once but is impossible to remember how I did it.” What we want to do is change the Layouts Plot Style to black and white which is “monochrome”, and then select the option to show the Layout with the applied plot Style just as it will plot.
Guest post by Jeff Bartels @JeffBartels. If you would like to publish a guest article on this blog about AutoCAD please email me at [email protected] This is a great way to be seen by over 20,000+ people daily for free. The idea is to share AutoCAD tips that benefit AutoCAD users as well as promote the AutoCAD experts looking for work, consulting, books, promoting their blogs, or more. Adding Blog RSS and Twitter Feeds to AutoCAD Communication Center/InfoCenter Start by...
As a follow-up to the posting How to Change the AutoCAD Layout Background Color earlier this week in response to a Twitter request. I showed how to change the Layout paper background color. But what if you just want a solid black background in Layout with no paper like Modelspace, here is the solution.