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AutoCAD Deep Dive Series: Annotative Blocks

You might be familiar with annotation scale within AutoCAD, but are you aware that blocks can be made annotative? Mike explains all in this post, as well as providing a video explaining what the ‘Match block orientation to layout’ option is used for.

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@%#&! Autodesk Vault just overwrote my file

Autodesk Vault is a great PDM product most of the time, but it can turn around and bite you if you aren’t careful or inexperienced. Scott shares some techniques he’s discovered during the heat of battle to help with recovering overwritten files within Windows Explorer for the two most common CAD operating systems of the moment, Windows 7 & Windows 8.1.

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AutoCAD Deep Dive Series: Creating Blocks

Here it is, Mike’s first post in the new AutoCAD Deep Dive Series, covering AutoCAD’s extremely handy Blocks. To successfully use the stalwart of CAD applications, becoming proficient at creating, managing and interacting with blocks is an absolute must for any AutoCAD user worth their salt. So if you are sweet AutoCAD user, then stick with us and you’ll be a salty AutoCAD dog in due course!

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AutoCAD Deep Dive Series: Blocks

Mike’s AutoCAD Deep Dive series is back! Due to popular demand and the amount of fun we had with our series on AutoCAD Layers, Mike is delivering another multi-part series on key AutoCAD functionality, this time BLOCKS.

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Autodesk Vault Copy Design 2.0 (aka Vault 2015 R2)

Most people have a real love-hate relationship with Vault’s Copy Design… its big, clunky, and very slow…. but its still better to use than manually copying and renaming files. With this mid-year release Autodesk set out to build a bigger, stronger, and much faster Copy Design and voila we have it now in Vault 2015 R2! So what does Mike think about it?

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AutoCAD Layers Deep Dive Series: Layer States

Mike serves up his second AutoCAD layers dish with this post detailing how you can leverage the Layer State controls within your daily CAD workflows.In this continuing series on AutoCAD Layers, we’re taking a deep dive into not just using layers, but using all the tools at our disposal, simply to be as efficient as possible. The one constant thing about layers, is they are in a constant state of change… When you find yourself repeating the process of performing repetitive layer state changes to a group of layers, you need to look at using Layer States.

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