Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol. 14, No. 18)11 May, 2009
This Week's Software Tips
Text tips are here! Several weeks ago, we invited readers to submit text tips for AutoCAD. And you responded -- thank you! In fact, you responded so well that it's going to take us two weeks to share most of the tips. Because of the volume received, we've sent some of the AutoLISP-based text tips to Cadalyst's Hot Tip Harry. Some tips didn't make the cut, and a few others will be shared as reminders. Following is round 1 of text tips from Tips & Tools Weekly readers.
Insert Microsoft Word Text as Mtext
Time-Saving Text Tricks
Simplify Your Fonts
Text with Shadows
Text Size and Scale Chart
And More Tips!
Text Case Shortcut: Select your text and press Ctrl+Shift+U to convert selected text to uppercase. Ctrl+Shift+L for lowercase. This works with dtext and mtext.
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New CIMdata Whitepaper Examines Economics of PLM
Sustainable Design Guide Helps Design and Retrofit Greener Buildings
Additives Report Finds Opportunities in Direct Part Production
M2 Technologies Joins Autodesk Assistance Program
Deals & Freebies
Free T-FLEX CAD Student Edition Available for Download
Autodesk Offers Free Render-Quality Vegetation Content for 3ds Max
Opportunities & Honors
Vectorworks User Wins Pritzker Architecture Prize
Anark Accepted as Adobe Solution Provider
Books & Training
Building Information Modeling by Dana K. Smith and Michael Tardif is now available from Wiley and online booksellers ($75). Subtitled “A Strategic Implementation Guide for Architects, Engineers, Constructors, and Real Estate Managers,” the 186-page hardcover book explains the business case for adopting BIM, offers implementation guidance, and explains how business partners can work together throughout a BIM-enabled building lifecycle.
Mark Your Calendar
Autodesk Imagine Tour
AVEVA Open House
ESRI Education User Conference
For a complete list of CAD meetings, conferences, training sessions, and more, check out our calendar of events on Cadalyst.com.
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What's New at Cadalyst.com
The Tao of CAD and GIS
Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen guides you through a different AutoCAD feature in every edition of her popular "Circles and Lines" tutorial series. For even more AutoCAD how-to, check out Lynn's quick tips in the Cadalyst Video Gallery. Subscribe to Cadalyst's Tips & Tricks Tuesdays free e-newsletter and we'll notify you every time a new video tip is available. All exclusively from Cadalyst!