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30th November to 6th December 2015

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Michael’s Corner - October/November 2015

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Autumn/Fall is well and truly here for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Summer vacations just a distant memory and we're all looking forward to those Autumn and Winter celebrations that lighten the darker months. Here at CADTutor towers the season has kicked off with a bumper harvest of apples and we've been busy trying to juice them. That's not an excuse for a later than expected Corner but it is a contributory factor. By the way, if you're passing by, you're welcome to as many Bramleys as you can carry!

OK, so what have we got for you this month? Well, we have an overview of the new editing feature for revision clouds in AutoCAD 2016 and 3 other gems, including an excellent tip for changing the location of your layout tabs so they appear above the status bar (as they always did back in the old days). This will be great news for those of you who work with lots of layouts and find that there isn't enough space for all of the tabs in the default workspace.

We'll be back again in December with some Winter gems. In the meantime, enjoy Halloween, Thanksgiving, Harvest Festival and all the other wonderful celebrations taking place this time of year.

Did I mention, free apples?

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Tip of the Day

Easily set properties for multiple blocks in Tool Palettes

Selecting multiple blocks

Lots of people think that when you have blocks saved in a Tool Palette, you have to Right-clickProperties each individual block to apply custom settings. What if you have 20 blocks and you want them all to have the same setting? Well, just hold Ctrl and highlight the blocks you want within the Tool Palette, then right click on any of the selected blocks to apply global settings.

Also, you can hold the Ctrl button to select your first block, then hold the Shift button to select the last block, then right click on any of the selected blocks to apply a global settings. Makes things much easier than one at a time.

Today's tip is by StykFacE

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