Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol. 12 No. 24)9 Jul, 2007
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This Week's Software Tips
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Attention Hot Tip Harry Fans
Break Perpendicular Lines
NOTES FROM CADALYST TIP PATROL: One patroller likes this routine because it takes the current Dimscale into account. He adds, "A suggestion for further code: Allow the user to modify the length of the center marks or have the length match the DIMCEN system variable."
Another patroller points out that this code doesn't work at certain zoom levels. For example, draw two perpendicular lines that are 10,000 units long and you'll see that it doesn't work in this case.
NOTES FROM CADALYST TIP PATROL: Note that this also works in AutoCAD 2007. And, our patrollers add that it only works when object snaps are toggled On. If you select points without using osnap, it gives you paper space distances.
NOTES FROM CADALYST TIP PATROL: Our Patrollers remind users that Chspace was an Express Tool until AutoCAD 2007, when it was finally added to AutoCAD. One comments, "This is an oldie but a goodie -- it's a very helpful and powerful command."
Follow-Up: Toggle TileMode with F4
MicroStation Tip: Linking to Database Records
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Opportunities & Honors
Vue 3D Environment Competition 2007 Now Open
SolidWorks Named One of Journal's Best Places to Work
Onuma Receives Technology Awards
VectorWorks User Wins Landscape Architecture Award
The Week's New CAD and Related Products
Hardware: VA Series of LCD Monitors
Hardware: DMX-SL 100
Hardware: Precision M4300
Hardware: Tesla GPU Products
General Software: CADVault v5 for Drawing Security
General Software: Photoshop Lightroom v1.1
General Software: RenderPipe AV6
General Software: Adept PrintWave
Visualization: HDR Imaging Studio
AEC: TurboCAD Deluxe v14
AEC: DataCAD v12
AEC: Luban Steel v12.1
AEC: ROBOT Office v20
MCAD: SurfaceWorks v6.6
MCAD: Seat Design Environment v2
CAE: CADIQ v5
CAE: POLYFLOW v3.11
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