Firefox includes a search bar that allows you to search frequently accessed sites such as Google, Amazon, Wikipedia, etc.

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Here is an example of creating a TABLE entity using lisp. This example also creates some FIELDS using lisp.

This routine allows the user to select closed polylines, and it will create a TABLE with two columns. One containing the area, and the other containing the ObjectID. The last row totals up the area. You could easily adapt this to show the layer, color or any other property. Read more about Create a TABLE using lisp

If you use Firefox and you save bookmarks, then you have probably noticed that some bookmarks display an icon next to them. These are known as a favicons. Read more about Firefox bookmark icons

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If you are looking for some excellent .NET tips, tricks and tons of sample code, head over to Through the Interface, by Kean Walmsley from Autodesk.

Some sample topics you will find there (with code) include: Read more about .NET Programming for AutoCAD

Do you have an application such as AutoCAD that is displaying any of the following symptoms?

  • Starting up slower than normal?
  • Running slower than normal?
  • Long delays when you try to run a particular function, like save, open, or plot?

If you have already ruled out typical suspects such as a virus, spyware, malware, hardware limitations, etc., then there is a good chance that maybe the application is simply looking for something that isn't there. Windows and windows applications like to search for things for what seems like an eternity. So how can you find out what is going on behind the scenes? Read more about Tracking down why that application is slow

I just ran across another drawing viewer application called Myriad 3D/2D Viewer. I'm not trying to do a full review here, I just wanted to comment on some of its features with regard to viewing, printing and measuring 2D drawings. Read more about Drawing Viewer - Myriad 3D/2D Viewer

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If you are a student with a valid school issued email address, join the Autodesk Student Community where you can download FREE AutoCAD and other Autodesk software for architecture, mechanical engineering, and civil engineering (educational versions).

If you do not have a valid school issued email, you can invite a faculty member to sign up and they can give you access.

You can also find job postings, discussion forums and product tutorials there.

http://students.autodesk.com/ Read more about Free AutoCAD

Since the DWF format has been gaining steam over the past couple of years, one of the requests I have seen a lot is for the ability to automatically create a DWF at the same time you save or close a drawing in AutoCAD. Starting with AutoCAD 2008, you can now do this. Read more about AutoCAD 2008 - Automatic DWF Publish

I wonder if anyone at Autodesk has this license plate...?

License plate

Here are some other related links:

Shaan's license plate frame

Beth's vanity plate

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Scott Sheppard Read more about CAD vanity plates

Have you ever needed to Xref (or reference) a PDF file? One way would be to save the PDF as a TIFF and reference the image. Read more about Xref a PDF?

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