Monthly Archives: October 2010

Aligning With the Sun

It’s becoming increasingly important that Architects not only design beautiful buildings, but also present those buildings in increasingly lifelike quality. Thanks to advances in design software you no longer have to have a degree in computer animation to create photorealistic … Continue reading

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Autodesk Wikihelp

Autodesk sure moves fast.  It feels like the company is always branching out and reaching it’s tendrils into new areas.  This becomes even more pronounced with the internet and all the new products and websites out there (AutoCAD WS, Autodesk … Continue reading

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The Importance of Data Backups

As the manager of a computer repair store, the worst situation is to tell our customer that their hard drive is dead and we cannot recover their data.  There is nothing worse than this and unfortunately, this type of situation … Continue reading

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Coordinate Transformations – Part 2 – Re-Projecting Drawings

Part 1 looked at the coordinate transformation of points in Civil 3D.  Continuing on the theme of coordinate systems, now we’ll take a look at performing a coordinate transformation on an entire drawing.  This translation is possible in either Map … Continue reading

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AutoCAD and True Type Fonts

Historically, in older versions of AutoCAD, most CAD Standards would avoid using True Type Fonts(TTF) since they were prone to more issues than the native SHX file fonts.  However, in the last few years, more and more organizations have been … Continue reading

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