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Autocad To Turbocad Quick Reference
Autocad To Turbocad Quick Reference
Tips for experienced AutoCAD users who have made or are considering making the switch to TurboCAD, CADCourse.com, Joe Tilman, October 14, 2003
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How Do I Make An Object In The Current Drawing Appear In The Xref Drawing?
How Do I Make An Object In The Current Drawing Appear In The Xref Drawing?
They might sometimes feel cumbersome to work with, but xrefs are an excellent tool for organizing your drawings, and they can help maintain design consistancy when several people are working on the same layout. George Omura helps you make sense of xrefs in this AutoCAD Q&A.
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In-place Editing Of Blocks And Xrefs
In-place Editing Of Blocks And Xrefs
In AutoCAD 2002, you can edit blocks and external references (xrefs) in the host drawing—the drawing in which you have inserted them. Previously, to modify a block created by inserting another drawing or an xref into the host drawing, you had to leave that drawing, open the original drawing of the block or xref, and edit it there. Then you had to update the block or xref in the host drawing.
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Skeleton Modeling Basics
Skeleton Modeling Basics
Welcome back to our tutorials on working with Autodesk Inventor software. In this installment, we examine a lesser-known assembly-modeling technique often referred to as skeleton or master model modeling.
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Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Search Paths
Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Search Paths
If you attach a raster image or an Xref to a drawing, and later change the location of the attached file, AutoCAD will search for the file in its search paths. The same action applies for locating a drawing file. In general, AutoCAD searches the following locations respectively: current directory, drawing directory, directory specified in the support file search path, and directory containing the AutoCAD executable file, acad.exe.
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Inovate Getting Started Guides
Inovate Getting Started Guides
Inovate Getting Started Guides introduce the basic and advance concepts of Inovate. User will learn how to use the working environments along with how to create renderings and animations. Note: Please download tutorial_files.zip for the files that are referenced in the getting started guides.
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Customization Corner
Customization Corner
Toolbar customization with particular reference to creating and associating a custom image with a custom button, Lee Ambrosius, AUGI, June 2005 (may require free registration)
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Editing Xrefs & Instant Notification Of Updates
Editing Xrefs & Instant Notification Of Updates
This video tutorial shows simple techniques used to edit Xref objects using Xref Manager.
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Basic Surfing Techniques
Basic Surfing Techniques
Think3 tutorial explores the basics of curve and surface creation and modification by creating a teapot from scratch, refining its shape and turning its surfaces into a solid, think3, January 13, 2004
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Creating Pdf Files
Creating Pdf Files
Adobe Portable Document Format, or PDF, is one of the preferred file formats for distributing files to outside users who may not have access to AutoCAD. Because Adobe encourages the use of PDF, anyone can get and use the freely available PDF viewer, Adobe Acrobat Reader. There are many general purpose PDF creation programs available in a wide price range. One of our favorites is FreePDF [Download]-[website] which, once configured, works quite well.
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Objects De-Select When Command is Started
Objects De-Select When Command is Started
Setting preferences for "noun/verb" selection mode in AutoCAD LT
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Tips In Using Autolisp
Tips In Using Autolisp
In the last tutorial, we concluded our tour of AutoLISP by looking at the more esoteric functions available in AutoCAD for manipulating the drawing file. In this tutorial, I present tips for helping out when you write your own AutoLISP functions. You may want to save clip this column for reference.
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Discover The Vba Extensibility Library
Discover The Vba Extensibility Library
This month we€™re going to look at the VBA Extensibility Library. Many of you have worked happily in VBA without realizing the power available to you through the Microsoft VBA Extensibility Library. The Microsoft Visual Basic Extensibility Library 5.3 (I€™ll refer to this as the VBE from now on in this article) provides objects that you can use to work with the Visual Basic Editor and any VBA projects that it contains.***Free Registration Required***
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Working With The External Reference Manager
Working With The External Reference Manager
An AutoCAD drawing file often references other files—such as other drawings (via the XREF functionality) as well as plot styles, images, standards, and font files associated with the drawing. The references, or dependencies, are simply an embedded record of the path to the referenced objects or files. Theses references and their relationships can, however, become quite complex as anyone who works with these types of drawings can attest.
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