Greg Benson-Shettle is an Autodesk Certified Instructor at Graitec UK Limited with more than 20 years experience of creating CAD drawings for client projects with a focus on goal based collaboration, delivering quality solutions Greg has been an Autodesk Certified Professional for Revit and AutoCAD since 2012.
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How to Manage Different Tiled Views in Revit 2019

How to Manage Different Tiled Views in Revit 2019

Revit 2019 includes a number of innovative new developments and tools including ‘View tabs.’ A feature similar to the one included within AutoCAD, when the user has a number of different drawings open, simultaneously, and the tabs all run across the ...
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New AutoCAD File Format For 2018

New AutoCAD File Format For 2018
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The release of  AutoCAD 2018 saw the introduction of a new AutoCAD file format for the first time in five years. Historically, we have only had a new file format every three years, so this was quite a big break. For some AutoCAD users, the AutoC...
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AutoCAD Answers - Hatching Spaces with Broken Boundaries

AutoCAD Answers - Hatching Spaces with Broken Boundaries
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Hatch in AutoCAD has historically been a challenge. Over the years it has improved tremendously but occasionally it can be problematical, especially when working with drawings from unknown origins. In a recent training session for an architectural pr...
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AutoCAD Answers - How to set the New Button to open your template

AutoCAD Answers - How to set the New Button to open your template
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In this guide, we will look at how to assign your company template to open just by clicking on the New File icon. With default, out of the box, AutoCAD, clicking on ‘new’ will open a generic template directory that comes with AutoCAD, ideally, it wou...
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How to make AutoCAD Layer States display as a list

How to make AutoCAD Layer States display as a list
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AutoCAD Layer States are a very useful layer management tool for those layer heavy drawing files. Layer states offer the opportunity to group layers together into logical collections such as Building Envelope, Building Services, Structural Detail, Li...
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Fixing Shared Parameter File Gone Bad

Fixing Shared Parameter File Gone Bad
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In a recent technical support call one of our clients was having a real scheduling issue where selected parameters reported information from some families but not others even though all families had the same available parameters! How could this be ha...
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Where Is My Residential Template? Missing Content in Revit 2018

Where Is My Residential Template?  Missing Content in Revit 2018
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Oh no! my content has gone missing! Actually, no! The Revit 2018 start-up Project menu has been simplified but the Residential Template is still available, here is how to load it. The templates menu is customisable; many practices will add their own ...
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Rotating Model Space in AutoCAD Lt

Rotating Model Space in AutoCAD Lt
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In this video, I give 3 great tips for rotating the contents of AutoCAD in Model space when using Lt. How to use Model space viewports. Rotating a Model space viewport. How to save your custom named viewports. This is a follow up to my previous post ...
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Autodesk 2018 Product Updates & Add-ons

Autodesk 2018 Product Updates & Add-ons
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Where can we get software updates & those handy extensions? The 2018 products are available and there are services update available already, so here we will show where you can them from and as a bonus, in the same location we can find the Autodes...
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3 Great Viewport Tips - Rotate a View, Viewport visual Aid and Magic Text

3 Great Viewport Tips - Rotate a View, Viewport visual Aid and Magic Text

In this blog and video, I give 3 great tips for rotating the contents of AutoCAD viewport when using Lt. How to Rotate a viewport -The settings you need to change. A Viewport Visual Aid - Instantly see which viewports are rotated. Magic Text - Keepin...
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