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In the Dynamic Interface

In the Dynamic Interface Focusing on new technology for AutoCAD, DWF, Lisp & anything cool.

Last Build Date: Tue, 12 May 2009 20:38:32 -0700


Migrate from PDF to DWF made easy

Tue, 12 May 2009 20:38:32 -0700

Last Friday our office finally had the time to roll out the new Autodesk Design Review 2010. If you haven’t upgraded your office to the latest Design Review 2010, I strongly recommend it. Once you open the new viewer you...

Spending the day at Autodesk

Thu, 05 Feb 2009 13:03:17 -0800

Its been so long since i've last posted in my poor blog here, but today is a very special day. Im here with some fellow bloggers in the San Francisco Autodesk office and can truly say im loving every minute...

Sometimes its the little things. AutoCAD 2008

Wed, 14 Feb 2007 20:37:17 -0800

Its seemed like forever waiting for AutoCAD 2008 to be released. Its finally here and awaiting to start shipping. So hopefully by now everyone has been reading all over the blogs sphere the major enhancements in AutoCAD 2008. Annotation Scaling,...

Marin Autodesk User Group - Dynamic Block Demo

Mon, 13 Nov 2006 20:05:42 -0800

Well I think winter is definitely here in Northern California, it was raining pretty much all day today. This last Saturday we had a good mid 75's weather which was pretty nice, but today it all went down hill. Oh...

Finally im back!!

Wed, 01 Nov 2006 20:43:42 -0800

Well what a crazy last couple months this has been. I've been pretty much pulled away from my home desktop for way too long and happy to have everything set up. Where were you might ask? Well I got married...

Dimension Centerlines cant get any easier!

Fri, 22 Sep 2006 07:21:50 -0700

Over the years I've done a lot of research looking for a good solution to creating centerline linetype dimensions. I've tried suppressing the extension lines, setting centerline types current and drawing plines over the dimension. I've tried some program found...

Suggest a topic for a future post

Thu, 10 Aug 2006 23:30:13 -0700

Lately I've been getting many e-mails from readers requesting additional topics and think its time we start a post to list possible future posts. I am going to keep track of ideas for future blog posts with this blog article....

Rocking Northern California

Wed, 02 Aug 2006 20:36:03 -0700

Well its been a while since i last felt and Earth quake in California, this one that just hit 30 minutes ago was a 4.4 magnitude (not huge) but was only 10 miles away from my house. So I was...

AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies book released

Wed, 02 Aug 2006 07:13:02 -0700

Another great AutoCAD book has just been released from Wiley publishing called "The AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies". Authored by Lee Ambrosius' & David Byrnes packs a combination of fun to read mini books in this...

New EplotView DWF & PDF viewer Palette

Mon, 31 Jul 2006 07:00:00 -0700

As many have probably noticed I've been MIA (Missing in Action) on keeping this BLOG up to date lately. One reason is the weather here in Norther California has been crazy. Last week we had temperatures around 110f then about...

Media Center controlling home appliances?

Sat, 22 Jul 2006 15:03:45 -0700

Found this link on Matt Goyer's Media Center BLOG. Seems like the Media Center Operating Systems are becoming a House Hold name (no pun intended). This link shows a possible future concept. From the Post: This would be great...

Separate Hatches

Mon, 26 Jun 2006 07:16:00 -0700

AutoCAD 2006/07 has a new feature called Separate Hatches. This new feature comes in handy when you want to just hatch your boundaries all at once, then after, apply different hatch patterns to each separate hatch. Pretty simple little feature...

New AutoCAD Customer Gallery

Thu, 01 Jun 2006 07:38:20 -0700

If you're like me, you're probably tired of going to the Autodesk website looking for work others been creating with AutoCAD and and to no avail, all there is, is that old 8th floor sample DWG. I think every CAD...

Fractions in Attributes....How?

Fri, 19 May 2006 08:29:00 -0700

Well my favorite team the San Jose Sharks have now been eliminated from the playoffs. It was a long and stressful month watching them win and loose in the playoffs. Hopefully next year will be their year and I'll have...

ALERT!! Bad Dynamic Block Bugs!!

Fri, 21 Apr 2006 07:20:01 -0700

Well its been a while since my last post. Its been pretty hard to get focused to sit down and write when the playoff chase for the NHL playoffs was going on. Now that my favorite team, the San Jose...

AutoCAD 2007 Tool palette additions

Sun, 19 Mar 2006 20:56:46 -0800

One of the nice things about AutoCAD 2007 is obviously the new 3D features. But one of the things I always found really difficult was setting up materials to apply to the model. I had a hard time trying to...

AutoCAD 2007 Dynamic block enhancements

Mon, 13 Mar 2006 05:28:00 -0800

Well this will be a short post, sorry to tell all the "BLOCK HEADS" out there like me, there isn't many enhancements. The first enhancement is Dynamic block lookup tables now by default are set to "Allow Reverse Lookup". Pretty...

AutoCAD 2007 -DWF Attach....Ohh YEAH!!

Mon, 06 Mar 2006 07:14:00 -0800

The office I work in does very little 3D work. So we're primarily a 2D shop. Were constantly trying to take consultants 2D files and overlay them in ours. Well a lot of the times they wont send us DWG...

More Intel on AutoCAD 2007

Wed, 01 Mar 2006 07:17:05 -0800

Hopefully everyone has been making it around some of the Autodesk BLOGS and other user BLOGS to see what's new. Soo many new features in AutoCAD 2007 for 3D its pretty overwhelming at first. But once you get your hands...

AutoCAD 2007 -Another release packed with features!!

Tue, 28 Feb 2006 06:59:20 -0800

Well whats new ....3D, 3D ohh and some more 3D. Ya AutoCAD 2007 is the year of 3D. Soo many new tools for 3D users. Some of the new tools range from a new Dynamic UCS, which automatically changes your...

New AUGI Toolbar

Sun, 19 Feb 2006 21:39:31 -0800

Tonight I was searching around the internet looking for AutoCAD blogs and landed on Richar Binnings Besides the Cursor BLOG and noticed he developed a COOL Augi Toolbar for Internet explorer. This toolbar has access to the Augi Website, Augi...


Wed, 15 Feb 2006 20:03:49 -0800

I was very happy to read on Shaan Hurley's BLOG that there is another new Autodesk BLOG called "Beyond the Paper". This one focusing on DWF!! Yes!! This DWF Blog is hosted by one guy who I can truly say...

New BLOG full of tips from the one and only Ellen Finkelstein

Tue, 14 Feb 2006 06:51:10 -0800

If you haven't checked out her new BLOG I strongly suggest you head on over there. Ellen is also the author of the AutoCAD Bible books & wrote those 3 GREAT white papers for Autodesk on Dynamic blocks. She has...

Hatch patterns in your Dynamic blocks got you down?

Fri, 10 Feb 2006 07:29:47 -0800

As one of my fellow bloggers Barry Ralphs (BazzaCAD Clog) said its been crazy here at work also. We've had most the CAD staff working on one project each day trying to get our selves back ahead of our projects....

AUGI CAD Camp coming to NorCAL

Mon, 23 Jan 2006 07:07:00 -0800

YES, finally the Augi CAD Camp is coming to Northern California!! I'm very excited to finally see what this mini AU or CAD Camp is all about. You'll see there are many different types of classes ranging from AutoCAD 2006,...

DWF Send Finally!!

Wed, 11 Jan 2006 07:30:00 -0800

If you haven't installed DWF Viewer 6.5. Make sure you do!! They now have a nice little tool called SEND. No more having to save a DWF and go back to the job folder in explorer to find the DWF....

Create Custom Parameter Sets in Authoring Palette

Thu, 05 Jan 2006 07:02:00 -0800

Now that many are probably more comfortable with the new Dynamic block Authoring environment (Block Editor). I wanted to try and answer a question some may be wondering. What are these parameter sets all about? Well a parameter set is...

AutoCAD 2006 TAB to see "MY" custom programs

Wed, 28 Dec 2005 19:22:10 -0800

This last week I've been attempting to learn some basic VBA skills. Well I developed a couple simple programs for our office and prior to deploying them out to our users I stepped back and thought "How are our users...

My #1 favorite Lisp code

Wed, 21 Dec 2005 07:45:00 -0800

Well its close to Christmas time, so I thought I would share my #1 favorite lisp code with everyone who's read my BLOG this year. So what is this code? The code is called TLEAD. TLEAD stands for Text leader....

Between the Lines Holiday product donation for students

Tue, 20 Dec 2005 07:16:12 -0800

Its that time of the year again. Shaan Hurley of "Between the Lines" is holding his 3rd annual holiday product donation for students. This little giveaway is not only for AutoCAD, but for other Autodesk products suck as Revit Structure,...