Friday, June 29, 2007

Harness the Power of Project Management in AutoCAD Architecture 2008

Learn how to harness the power of Project Navigator in ACA 2008 in the most robust version yet released.

What will be covered:

* Faster and easier management of External References
* Automation of Section and Elevation callouts referencing plot sheets
* Enforcement of office standards within the project environment

Webcast attendees will receive a $5 Starbucks Gift Card* as a token of our appreciation for spending time with us.

* Starbucks Gift Cards will only be sent out to companies and Autodesk software users located in Southern California.


Harness the Power of Project Management in AutoCAD Architecture 2008


Wednesday, July 25, 2007


10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 2000, XP Home, XP Pro, 2003 Server, Vista

Macintosh®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.3.9 (Panther®) or newer

Space is limited.
Reserve your Webinar seat now at:

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Follow up to Webcast for Detail components

One question that was asked after the webcast was, "How do I get all the lines in a sheet keynote table to print?"

To allow all lines of the table style to print, you will need to modify the table style. Please
reference the image below the steps.

Go to the menu Format and choose Table Styles…
  • For step 1, select the Sheet Keynote Legend table style.
  • For step 2, click the modify button.
  • For step 3, select the appropriate component of the table in the drop down list.
  • For step 4, click the borders tab and click the button to give all cell edges border lines.
Note: you may need to do this to more than just the data portion of the table style – headers and other parts might need it too.

The follow up question to the solution above was: "Is there a way to change the style permanently so I won’t have to go through this every time?"

Right click the Sheet Keynote Legend tool on your tool palette that you are using and choose properties. Refer to the highlighted path in the image below. Browse to your file and setup the table style in that file to use the settings you want. Please keep in mind that just like any other AutoCAD drawing, once a style is defined in a drawing, it will need to be re-defined to use the new settings. I would recommend using Design Center to update the table styles being used in existing drawings.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

You can do it!!!

Take the plunge into the latest Autodesk® technology!
Southern California CAD Summit 2007
August 23 @ the Anaheim Convention Center
SCCS 2007 is here and once again it’s making waves as the largest annual CAD training event in Southern California. We’re creating a splash with a full day of training, offering 40 industry-specific classes covering the latest technology for Architecture, MEP, Structural Engineering, Civil, Geospatial, Design Visualization, Mechanical and Electrical. We’ve also invited the industry’s best talent join us as our featured guest speakers, as well as select vendors that offer top technology to compliment your Autodesk solutions. Now is the time to swim (not sink) on the latest technology. Expand your pool of knowledge and register today at When filling out your registration form, be sure to include my name to let them know how you found out about the event.

I will be presenting several classes this year. The SCCS website will list specific descriptions for each class. Here are the classes I will be running.
  • MAX 9 and VIZ 2008 - Get Mental
  • AutoCAD Architecture 2008 - Feature Enhancements for AutoCAD Architecture 2008
  • Revit Architecture 2008 - Revit Architecture – Interoperability from Revit to 3ds MAX
  • CAD Management - How to Deal with 300 Users That All want it Their Way
The last class listed should sound familiar to readers of my blog. It will be an expanded forum on the series I posted previously to my blog. Since it is part of the CAD Management track, those looking to know more about managing the software we use will want to make that a part of their day. In addition to what you've seen on the blog, I plan on showing you the process in action and how easy it can be to setup your own customization.

That's a wrap!

Thanks for attending the webcast! I really appreciate the feedback I've received from those who've taken the time to say something. You can expect another webcast in July, the details of which will be released soon and posted to my blog, as well as L.A. CAD's website.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Utilizing the Detail Engine in AutoCAD Architecture

I will be conducting a 1-hour webcast, covering the following topics:
  • The detail engine in ACA and what they offer over traditional detailing methods
  • What kind of details can be created
  • How to create one architectural and one structural detail
  • Annotate details via keynoting system based on CSI Master Format
  • Other possible uses for keynotes
June 20, 2007

Registration is free! Each attendee will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card as our token
of our appreciation for your time. That's worth at least one drink!