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Lazer

Hit ENTER to repeat last command.

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Lazer

New for Inventor 2008 hit SPACEBAR to repeat last command.

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Lazer

Lots of drawings open, hold CTRL and tap TAB to cycle then.

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CADTutor
Hit ENTER to repeat last command.

 

Ah! It's always the simplest ones that are the best. :)

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DavidB

Using the right-click bring the quad menu but by combining R-click with SHIFT CTRL and ALT you can access different menu

 

R-Click + ALT = Animation quad.

  • Coordinate
  • transform
  • set

R-Click + Shift = Snap option

 

R-Click + CTRL = similar to the defaul with Primitive Creation

R-Click +Shift +ALT = Reactor Menu

R-Click + CTRL +ALT = Rendering Menu

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DavidB

3Ds Max -- Quad Menu

 

Clicking the Title part (darker grey) in the quad menu ( right-Click) repeat the last action

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DavidB

If you used layer color in your drawing and want to distribute material fast

 

Use the select by Color Function

when selecting for propagate material.

 

edit > select by > color

 

or type in the listener ( the pink window in the bottom) without the quote

 

"Max select by color "

 

The cursor will change, then select an object , all object sharing the same wirecolor will be selected.

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DavidB

Shift + Q quick render 'useful if your screen is too small and you have to scroll the main toolbar everytime)

 

ALT + Q = Isolate selection . This i use a LOT

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PS_Port

This is a very simple one

 

All my standard layers start with "_" eg. "_S-Slab-txt" this way all my

layers come first in the layer manager and the drop down list.

I know there are filters you can set, but this way I dont have to worry.

That is until some else starts doing this...:)

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CADgirl

In 3D AutoCAD:

If you select an object and then go into the orbit command it will orbit around that one object. When you end the command everything just goes back to normal.

 

I don't use this that often but it's kind of cool and comes in handy sometimes.

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fuccaro

Nice one CADgirl!

This is especially usefull when working on assemblies with a lot of components. Select one or a few objects before to start the 3DORBIT command and AutoCAD will hide the other ones during the orbit. It helps to see better the hidden parts.

Also there is a command called 3DORBITCTR. It provides the same functionality as the "regular" 3DORBIT but in adition you specify the center of the rotation.

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dtkell

Maybe as a reminder to most, AutoCAD does not allow the following characters to be used in layer names;

> (greater than)

/ (forward slash)

\ (back slash)

" (double quotation mark)

: (colon)

? (question mark)

* (asterisk)

| (vertical bar)

, (comma)

+ (plus sign)

` (single quotation mark)

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dtkell

BURST

Burst is used to Explodes blocks, converting attribute values to text objects.

More over this command will not explode the polylines to lines, mtext to text.

This command will not damage any objects even if you select by ALL.

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CADgirl

I don't know if I was the only one who didn't know this, probably, but I was pretty excited when I figured this out-

Whenever I'm using MText and I want to end the command I always hit enter but it just moves to the next line. But I figured out that if you hit Ctrl + Enter it ends the command.

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dtkell
I don't know if I was the only one who didn't know this, probably, but I was pretty excited when I figured this out-

Whenever I'm using MText and I want to end the command I always hit enter but it just moves to the next line. But I figured out that if you hit Ctrl + Enter it ends the command.

 

Or use TAB to go to the next button which happens to be the enter button.

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CADgirl

Ya, I don't know why I didn't figure any of this out sooner! I guess it was too easy.

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RFRUSSO

yOU CAN ALSO CLICK ANY WHERE OUT SIDE OF THE TEXT BOX

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kimkat_tkl

Tip: Read what is written in the command line.

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Lazer

In Inventor, use Volt or Design assistant when making a copy of large assembly, you will have options allowing you to control what will be updated and what will say the same.

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ReMark

AutoCAD: Salvage a corrupted drawing.

 

So, you opened a drawing only to find it has been corrupted. You've tried Recover but to no avail. Now what?

 

As a last rsort, open a new drawing and then insert the corrupted drawing into the new one. The insertion will only bring in the main components of the corrupted drawing. Note that this trick does not bring in paper space objects. Hey, I didn't promise a miracle but it sure beats losing the drawing altogether now, doesn't it?

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