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Michael’s Corner - August/September 2014

Quick and Easy Customizing

Well it's the holiday (vacation) season and many of you will be taking your annual break. I hope you're having a great time doing whatever floats your boat. We don't expect post cards from all our readers but it's always nice to get a few. For those of you who have already taken your break or have yet to leave, this time of year is always a good opportunity to brush up on your digital skills while things are relatively quiet around the office and this month's Corner provides some great tips.

Michael has been exploring AutoCAD 2015 and explains how you can still use toolbars with this latest version despite the removal of the Toolbars option from the View tab on the Ribbon. In other articles, Michael shows us how to create a Field that displays the value of a system variable (more useful than you might imagine!) and how to assign object snap settings to a keyboard function key. For beginners, there's a useful technique for copying and rotating at the same time.

All-in-all a very useful bunch of tips and tricks to add to your armoury. We'll be back again in October with more helpful insights but in the meantime, enjoy the rest of the summer.

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AutoCAD 2010: 3D Mirror | AutoCADThis tutorial introduces the 3D Mirror tool. This is similar to the normal 2D Mirror tool but it enables you to define a mirror about and plane in 3D space and there are a number of command line options to help you define that plane. Running time: 3min 17sec

 

Learning Revit Architecture 2013

Learning Revit Architecture 2013 | RevitRevit is fast becoming the standard for Building Information Modelling (BIM). In this series of videos, Jay Polding takes you through the basics and gets you up and running fast.

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Units and Scales | AutoCADIf you're asking yourself "what scale do I draw in?" or "what units should I use?", you need this tutorial.

 

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The Interface | 3ds MaxThis tutorial gives a brief explanation of the MAX interface items commonly used and introduces you to the important areas of the interface.

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Tip of the Day

Tab through commands

This tip works begining with AutoCAD 2006:

Command TabAt the command line, type the first letter of the command you wish to start. Do not press Return (ENTER); instead, press the TAB key repeatedly and watch as AutoCAD runs through an alphabetical list of all commands, beginning with the letter you first typed. When the right command appears in the command line, press Return to start it.

This isn't a very efficient way to invoke a command but it's a great way of finding commands you never knew existed; try it yourself and you will discover that AutoCAD has a lot of commands…

Also, you can press SHIFT+TAB to walk back through the list.

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