Cadalyst Video Picks (Vol. 3, No. 2)

22 Jan, 2018 By: Cadalyst Staff

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Convert SHX Text from PDF Files to MTEXT in AutoCAD

Convert SHX Text from PDF Files to MTEXT in AutoCAD
Let's face it — we still have plenty of AutoCAD drawings with SHX fonts in them! Adobe PDF files aren't quite sure what to make of SHX text; consequently, they don't save the info needed to convert back to MTEXT when re-inserted into AutoCAD. What does that mean to you? That means your SHX text ends up being a plethora of polylines! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to convert those polylines back into MTEXT so you can modify your text to your heart's content! Watch the video

From the CAD Community

The Dimensions of BIM: 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D, 6D Explained

The Dimensions of BIM: 2D, 3D, 4D, 5D, 6D Explained
Anthony Kamil, founder of AGK Creative BIM, explains how linking extra "dimensions" of data to information models can provide a richer understanding of construction projects. This video shows how adding extra information can make for more timely decisions and, ultimately, better buildings. Watch the video

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends 2018

Gartner Top 10 Strategic Technology Trends 2018
David Cearley, vice-president of Gartner, explores how artificial intelligence, immersive experiences, digital twins, event-thinking, and continuous adaptive security create a foundation for the next generation of digital business models and ecosystems. Watch the video

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Lynn Allen

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