Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol. 12, No. 14)16 Apr, 2007
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This Week's Software Tips
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Drawing Cleanup LISP Tool
"I’m sure there are a lot of commands I’ve overlooked, hopefully with publication others can add lines to it that help."
NOTES FROM CADALYST TIP PATROL: "As the author stated, drawings acquire a lot of junk over time as they switch hands. I’m going to add this routine to my own personal list. Thanks!" To power-pack this tip, consider adding a backup routine to the program.
Follow-Up: Access Drafting Standards in AutoCAD
Follow-Up: Toggle Tilemode with F4
Follow-Up: Paths to Drawings
MicroStation Tip: Select Multiple Elements
NOTES FROM CADALYST TIP PATROL: Good tip!
MicroStation Tip: Editing Library Cells is No Longer a Burden
Axiom offers many MicroStation Tips on its MicroStationTips.com Web site.
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.
Deals & Freebies
Free Help Authoring Tool
Free Unbiased Render Engine
Opportunities & Honors
SolidWorks To Grant 1,000 New Student Licenses
Spy Gadget Design Contest Still Accepting Entries
Winners Announced in Extreme Redesign Contest
Applied Software Technologies Inducted into Autodesk Platinum Club
The Week's New CAD and Related Products
Hardware: AR500 Dual-Core Processor
Hardware: HP Designjet T Printer series
General Software: Chronos v2 for AutoCAD
MCAD: FreeForm Modeling and Modeling Plus v9.1
MCAD: ICEM Shape Design v17
MCAD: FLUENT v3 for CATIA V5
CAM: SolidCAM2007 v11.1
Mark Your Calendar
COE 2007 Annual PLM Conference & TechniFair
IBM and Dassault Systemes PLM Executive Summit
Portland Canstruction Design Competition
European PLM Summit
Click here to view the complete calendar of events at Cadalyst.com.
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