Friday, December 12, 2014

My Favorite Place for Favorites

I am sure you are aware of the Favorites function in Autodesk products allowing you to quickly navigate to jobs by picking them off a "short" list.

 Buried in the tools drop down, is the "Add to Favorites" function.

This I hope you know already. You may not know that you can right click on the taskbar, select Toolbars, then pick New toolbar...
Browse to your Favorites folder to add it to the taskbar. Now you can access your favorites for more than just CAD.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Date Field that Updates

 I am working on a file, and I want a date stamp on it, not a plot stamp. Plot stamps do a great job of displaying when a drawing was last plotted. For this project I want to see the date stamp update like a normal field. On Open, Save, Plot, eTransmit, and Regen for sure.

Turns out that Date fields do not update the way all other fields do.

To side step the issue, I used a bit of Diesel code "$(editime,0,MON DD","YYYY -H:MMam/pm)"
The difference is that when I Regen, the Diesel field updates. Thanks ancient CAD technology!

Monday, November 03, 2014

The Hamburger

There is a tool you might be used to because you have an Android phone that shows in AutoCAD 2015, and I love it.

It's what I over heard Lynn Allen refer to as "the hamburger". It lives in the lower right-hand corner of your screen and controls all kinds of screen tools. Besides the cool name, it stays open and lets you make multiple changes before closing, unlike its predecessor.

I suppose it is called the hamburger because the symbol can resemble two buns with a hamburger patty in the middle. In the end, it satisfies like famous sandwich, and I am glad to add it to my vocabulary.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Worst Blogger Ever!!

Back in April, I went to San Francisco for an Autodesk sponsored Blogger Day. I got to spend a couple of days with 

And my only friend named Vladimir.....Vladimir Michl

I never posted any pictures... until now. Here they are folks.
 Vladimir, Robin, me, and Shaan on the ferry

 Shaan at the orange door
Luciana Klein enters the porthole

 This is Lynn Allen's back, see the close up of her coffee cup below.
Lynn rhymes with Ken

AUGI Annual Salary Survey

Salary Survey

Melanie Perry is one of the nicest most genuine people you will ever meet, and she needs our help. 

Please click the Salary Survey link above so Melanie can put together the best darn dissertation on that data anyone has ever thought possible. I look forward to the results every year, but we need you to take the survey first.

So Chop, Chop people. Stop reading this and get busy.