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Model with a View…

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Sounds like comment you would find in real estate. That’s because people find that to be important or at the least a nice feature to have. Well, what if I said I was talking about your AutoCAD drawing area? The saying would still apply! CAD users love having the maximum amount of area to work. Unfortunately, difficulties happen with widely spread out projects or when you need to see close ups of different areas, or views in the drawing. Well, while AutoCAD have always had the capability to split the screen for quite some time now using Viewports, it didn’t offer much control in Model space. For example; if you were to divide the screen up, all of the Viewports are equal size. I remember in the older versions of AutoCAD (…back when they had an R in the name. lol) you could make model viewports inside model viewports (up to 32 of them if I recall correctly?) and then you could join some of them together to create different size and configuration on your screen. But unfortunately that was no longer the case. Then you could only do preset configurations viewports with a maximum of 4 viewports. And you were still not able to resize or join them together like before… UNTIL NOW!

Ending the Curse of the Cursor…

Monday, July 14th, 2014

Autodesk has made some enhancements to the Cursor in AutoCAD 2015. A minor improvement was the crosshair lines that used to run through the pick box have been removed to make it easier to view what you are selecting. You can still use the PICKBOX system variable or the OPTIONS Dialog on the SELECTION tab to change the size of the pick box and the length of the crosshairs in the Display tab (or the CURSORSIZE system variable) to your personal preference.


1-cursorAll of the old settings of cursor are still available, (like Aperture, Color display and so on) as well.

The major improvement to the cursor is the new Badges. 

When you are selecting with Window or Crossing you will see the Selection badges appear near the crosshairs…

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