Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol. 11, No. 31)28 Aug, 2006
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NOTES FROM CADALYST TIP PATROL: The Patrol reminds you that if you want to include toolbars from past releases, tread carefully. You don’t want to import anything that conflicts with your current release, because undoing this action can be a minefield. If you are looking to import personal toolbars, load them into your CUSTOM.CUI and not the ACAD.CUI. You can use the Transfer tab in the CUI dialog box to drag-and-drop toolbars from old into new (CUSTOM.CUI). However, remember that you need to be able to access the button icon files as well.
LSP for AutoCAD MAP
NOTES FROM CADALYST TIP PATROL: This does not apply to regular AutoCAD. There is plenty of documentation regarding AutoLISP and Visual LISP; however, AutoCAD’s Help files are not the place to learn any type of LISP programming. Go buy a book instead.
Notes from the Clipboard
MicroStation Tip – Modifying Dimension Leader
AutoCAD Hotfix -- DWF Writer 3.1.1
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Tips & Tools Weekly software tips for AutoCAD are reviewed by Cadalyst staff and the Cadalyst Tip Patrol before publication. Use tips at your own discretion, please, and watch later editions of this newsletter for updates and corrections. Many thanks to our volunteer Cadalyst Tip Patrol members: Don Boyer, Mitchell Hirschklau, R.K. McSwain, Don Reichle, Kevin Sawyer, Ivanhoe Tejeda, Billy Wooten and Ben Young.
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The Week's New CAD and Related Products
Hardware: BizView BV200 and BV300
General Software: M-Files v3
General Software: PdfConvert v1
Visualization: RxView v8 and RxHighlight v8
AEC: STAAD.Pro 2006
GIS: Autodesk Government Geospatial Solution
MCAD: Independent Platform Gateway v4
MCAD: Amapi Pro 7.51
CAE: GlyphWorks v4
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