Monthly Archives: February 2011

Effective Inexpensive Backups – Part 4 of 5

After you make the batch files you will need to schedule them in Windows Task Scheduler (Windows XP or Windows 7). Make sure both machines are on when the backup is scheduled. You will need to run the scheduled task … Continue reading

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Stop the Drafting Madness and Implement Topobase

AutoCAD is flexible.  There are few restrictions on the number of entities, layers, or text styles in a drawing.  A line can exist at any elevation (z value) with any color and linetype.  Layers can be named randomly like “1”, … Continue reading

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Civil 3D Drive Mode

Recently in a Civil 3d training course one of the students asked about creating a flat surface on a side of a hill for a big water tank pad. We created a 3d model of this and overlaid an aerial … Continue reading

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Effective Inexpensive Backups – Part 3 of 5

Goal – Incremental backup by the day so we can find the version of the file(s) we prefer. For this backup we will use xcopy to copy files and folders that have changed since the last incremental backup. This type … Continue reading

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Revit Electrical-Lighting Plan

Personally, I find some aspects of Revit very intuitive and easy to learn, such as placing walls, windows, and doors.  Revit becomes more difficult when there are many different ways to achieve the same goal.  Both cases come into play … Continue reading

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