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Greg Benson-Shettle

Rotating Model Space in AutoCAD Lt

Rotating Model Space in AutoCAD Lt
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 that explains how to rotate paper space layout views. We will be using some tools from the View Ribbon and then adding a toolset that you may n...
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Justin Taylor

Revit tip: Fields with Formulas

Revit tip: Fields with Formulas
Remember those days of having your calculator constantly by your side whilst working in AutoCAD? Well I guess this blog is two tips in one. Firstly, Autodesk AutoCAD has an in-built calculator and what’s more, you can use QuickCalc directly as you would with a desktop calculator, or use it transparently within a command or the Properties palette. I.e. you can use whilst in the middle of another co...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

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 - Keeping text readable even after rotating. How to rotate Viewport contents in AutoCAD Lt At the Command prompt, enter VPROTATEASSOC. Set the value to 1....
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Justin Taylor

Did Someone Just Shout FIRE? Revit Fire Plans Using Filters and View Templates

Did Someone Just Shout FIRE? Revit Fire Plans Using Filters and View Templates
This is a blog which has two objectives: Firstly, it’s to show those of you still out there using AutoCAD that there is another task which Revit can automate and save you time on – hence just one more example of why you really, really, really, should make the transition to Revit sooner rather than later. Secondly it’s to show current Autodesk Revitesk Revit users how applying View Filters and View...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel - Shaded GA Drawing Views

Advance Steel - Shaded GA Drawing Views
Would you like to produce a nice, high-impact, shaded view like the one above from your Advance Steel models? Well you can. Although Autodesk Advance Steel cannot natively create shaded drawing views in the same way as packages like Inventor, you can get results like the above image by combining native AutoCAD functionality. Basically you superimpose an AutoCAD viewport on an AS GA drawing view. ...
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Aleck Giles

Advance Steel - Shaded GA Drawing Views

Advance Steel - Shaded GA Drawing Views
Would you like to produce a nice, high-impact, shaded view like the one above from your Advance Steel models? Well you can. Although Autodesk Advance Steel cannot natively create shaded drawing views in the same way as packages like Inventor, you can get results like the above image by combining native AutoCAD functionality. Basically you superimpose an AutoCAD viewport on an AS GA drawing view. ...
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John Bennett

How to Create a Base Plate for a Stair Railing

How to Create a Base Plate for a Stair Railing
Often, when creating railings on Autodesk Advance Steel for AutoCAD I tend to get the question: Can you place a level footing plate for the railing on a concrete stair? Yes, is the answer. However, as this is not a standard connection, I have prepared this short video tutorial to show you how to do so. Using the standard AS railing macro, create a railing using a concrete beam as the base beam. f...
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Jonathan Hand

AutoCAD 2018 - The best new bits

AutoCAD 2018 - The best new bits
Another year has gone by, and we have a new release of the Autodesk flagship product AutoCAD. In this blog, I look at some of the best bits that will help improve your everyday drafting tasks. File FormatThe 2018 release brings us a new file format. The system default is still set to AutoCAD 2013 so be careful and check the version when saving. With AutoCAD 2018 you can open all valid DWG files fr...
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Ian Robinson

Infraworks 360 - Getting the Point (Cloud) Part 3

Infraworks 360 - Getting the Point (Cloud) Part 3
In the first post about Point Clouds I talked Recap 360, you can read it HERE if you missed it. In the second post it got rather large so I blogged HERE, this post includes a whitepaper which can be downloaded through the same link. In this post I will be talking about Infraworks 360. If you have access to it via an Autodesk Suite of products, you may have the LT version. This post refers to both ...
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Ian Robinson

AutoCAD Family of Products - Getting the Point (Cloud) Part 2

AutoCAD Family of Products - Getting the Point (Cloud) Part 2
So... in the last post I talked about Point Clouds in Recap 360, you can read my blog here if you missed it. In this post I will be talking about the AutoCAD family of products, starting with AutoCAD 2017 and what you can do with Point Clouds in there, moving onto Map3D and then Civil 3D. Due to the length of this blog I have changed part 2 to a downloadable guide and you can view this by filling ...
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