Thursday, July 28, 2011

Going Mobile with Autodesk Mobile apps.

SketchBook (iOS and Android)

App Store
Android Market

Buzzsaw Mobile (iOS)
Buzzsaw allows you to access and exchange building information on current projects all in one location.

Inventor Publisher Mobile Viewer (iOS and Android)
View 3D assemblies on the go.

App Store
Android Market

Bluestreak (iOS)
This application allows people using Project Bluestreak to communicate with team members.

AutoCAD WS (iOS and Android)
AutoCAD on your mobile phone!

App Store
Android Market

TinkerBox (iOS)
I put this one in just for fun.  Enjoy!

App Store

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Top 5 AutoCAD Productivity Apps

Now that Autodesk has started the new AutoCAD app store, it is time to share our top five productivity apps.
Clipboard Manager
Clipboard Manager is a useful tool that keeps track of everything you copy and paste. Now you have a fast way to copy and paste more than one object.
Darn you xref!!! Why Can I not offset you?!?!?! Being in Civil Engineering, this is on the top of my list. This app allows you to offset objects that are located in an external reference or block.
DWF/PDF Batch Publish
Need a quick set for redlines? Use this tool for fast printing.
This app approximates 2D and 3D curves to change them into a number of straight line segments.
Dimension Patrol checks your current drawing for any dimensions that have been changed or manually overridden.
Have you been playing with the new app store?
Do you think the app store is going to stay?
Do you have a great app to share?

The new Autodesk Exchange App store is now available from your web browser.  Check out the new store my clicking the banner bellow.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Creating Linetypes Tool

Creating Linetypes
Creating linetypes in AutoCAD can be faster than you think. A couple of releases ago AutoCAD created an express tool that can create a linetype from lines and text.


Make Linetype Commend
Command: _mkltype
Under Express Tools >; Tools > Make Linetype


Once the Make Linetype command is launched the software will ask for a .lin file so that your linetype can be saved. The options to create a linetype file or use an existing linetype file can be done.


Then the command line will ask a number of questions.
1. Name new linetype.
2. Linetype description
3. The start location of the new linetype
4. The ending locaton of the new linetype
5. Selecting the object to add to the new linetype.


That is it! Done! Creating a new linetype is created.


Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Using Google+ as a project communication tool

Google has started the new social networking website Google+, but how does it stand out from Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites?  Today we are going to talk about the tools in Google+ and how to use them as a team communication tool

A Quick Look
 Check out the quick look video by Google

Great way to share project information with only the people working on the project without bugging everybody.  Just place them in a Circle and start sharing

Huddle is a way to send a fast text to a group of people.  Good way to set up a meeting with everyone or ask a quick question.

Huddle helps you set up a meeting, but what if you want to do an online meeting.  That is what Hangout is all about.  It is a nice group video chat.  Now you can have all your team attend an online meeting.

Mobile Information
At the time the only Mobile app available is on the Android, but Apple version of Google+ is on the way.