Tuesday, December 28, 2004
Tuesday, December 21, 2004
Monday, December 20, 2004
Sunday, December 19, 2004
In AutoCAD you might have noticed that you can plot using the last or previous settings you plotted with. In the Plot dialog box and the Page setup name drop down box there is the entry Previous Plot. If you want to plot quite many drawings with the same setting it takes some seconds to open the Plot dialog box and select this option. To make this quicker you can use any of the following tips:
1) Create a Toolbar button and add this code to it: ^C^C(command "-plot" "no" "" "previous plot" "" "" "" "");
2) Add a new Tool on the Tool Palette and add the above code to it.
3) Create a quick command for it named PP by using the following code:
(defun c:pp ()
(command "-plot" "no" "" "previous plot" "" "" "" "")
This code can be added to any of your automatically loaded lisp files. For example acaddoc.lsp
Now use it like this. Plot one drawing using the Plot command and set the settings like you want. Then for the rest of the drawings use any of the 3 above tips.
Friday, December 17, 2004
Thursday, December 16, 2004
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Wednesday, December 15, 2004
Did you know that you can convert from DWF to DWG using Autodesk DWF Viewer and AutoCAD?
In the DWG Viewer zoom into the area you want to convert and select Copy from the Edit menu (in DWF Composer select Copy Drawing).
Then in AutoCAD run Paste Special from the Edit menu and select the option AutoCAD Entities.
You will end up with AutoCAD objects like 2D Polylines and text with colors retained. One some tests I did I found out that some True Type fonts where converted correctly when others did just show up question marks or other characters.
If the text was really small when viewed in the viewer it just ended up as a rectangular box. To get them as text you have to zoom in closer to the text within the viewer before copying.
Other observations where that the font names where named like" WMF-SansSerif Bold4eeb5e80" and the like. You will also loose in precision depending on the settings used when publishing the DWF.
Conclusion is that it's not a good conversion but could be useful sometimes.