Batch Converting Drawings to Older AutoCAD Versions – Video Post

December 12, 2013

Posted on December 12, 2013 by Bill McKown, Synergis Solutions Engineer: With all the collaboration in industry, it is sometimes its necessary to convert larger amounts of AutoCAD files to older versions.  Instead of doing this indidivdually, I created a short 5 minute video to show you how you can do this in larger batches […]

AutoCAD Tips: Images and Shadows

December 4, 2013

Posted on December 4, 2013 by Bill McKown, Synergis Solutions Engineer: A couple of weeks ago I was teaching an AutoCAD class and there were questions about using hatch as shadows, masks and images.  I created this short video to help you understand the uses and also utilize ‘Superhatch’ (which is part of the AutoCAD […]

Creating a Dynamic Block with Visibility States: AutoCAD 2014

October 18, 2013

Posted on October 18, 2013 by Bill McKown, Synergis Visualization Solutions Engineer: Today we have a new video post on creating dynamic block with visibility states.  Here I show a simple desk chair elevation.  It takes just a couple of minutes so sit back with your coffee for just a moment and enjoy. [youtube=] Looking […]

Choosing Layer Colors in AutoCAD

July 22, 2013

Posted on July 22, 2013 by Jim Swain, Project Manager, Manufacturing Solutions: Choosing colors for AutoCAD layers seems like a very simple task, though if you ask CAD users at different companies why they use the colors they do the answer is often along the lines of “these are the colors we’ve always used” or […]

Removing Problem Printer Settings and Print Styles in AutoCAD

June 27, 2013

Posted on June 27, 2013 from the Synergis library of tips, tricks and whitepapers: tips, tricks and whitepapers: You can use the AutoCAD e-transmit feature to remove problem printer setups and plot styles, as well as some problems with links external files. The Workflow for Using the eTransmit function is as follows: Go to the application menu, […]

Linking Dimensions and Parametric Values into Excel: AutoCAD

June 26, 2013

Posted on June 26, 2013 by Darin Green, Synergis Lead Helpdesk Technician: Being able to link measurement values to Microsoft® Excel® has always been a challenge for AutoCAD users. Earlier versions of AutoCAD (2005, 2006, and 2007) require users to import the Excel file as an OLE object. Those OLE objects were nothing more than […]

Adding Basic Troubleshooting Tools to Your Ribbon

June 21, 2013

Posted on June 21, 2013 by Darin Green, Synergis Lead Helpdesk Technician: When AutoCAD drawings are corrupt we tend to forget the commands used to troubleshoot common issues. Our first thought is to RECOVER the drawing, which runs a low level Audit and tries to open the drawing. Second thought is AUDIT, which is a high […]

How to Print a Layer List in AutoCAD

May 22, 2013

Posted on May 22, 2013 by Bill McKown, Synergis Solutions Engineer: Something happened to me yesterday… I was asked by a user:  How can I print layers out so I can see all my layer names and what is on/off and frozen/thawed.  My first reaction was like: Oh I have an old LISP routine that […]

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