Monday, February 28, 2005


3D DWF in VIZ and 3ds max

The upcoming releases of Autodesk VIZ (2006) and 3ds max should support export (publishing) of 3D DWF files.

Thursday, February 24, 2005


Replacing TrueType fonts with faster SHX fonts

CAD Forum tip for users transferring drawings from Inventor to AutoCAD - CAD Forum - Replacing TrueType fonts in an opened .DWG file with faster SHX fonts.


WorldCAD Access: Will Autodesk Buy UGS?

Ralph Grabowski speculates about possible Autodesk money spending - WorldCAD Access: Will Autodesk Buy UGS?

Tuesday, February 22, 2005


Govert's tools

'GoPlot' and 'Drop and Print' are interesting small utilities from Govert. You can easily plot your .PLT files to the plot queue of your plotter and control this queue. Recommended.
See more information on


Interesting tool for AutoCAD variables

CAD Studio has an interesting tool which protects settings of AutoCAD system variables. SysVarLock is a free LISP application that disallow changes of given system variables. I was e.g. able to lock out object tracking or to keep drawing units from changing.
See the description at


DWF Security

DWF is a more and more popular format for distribution of CAD data from AutoCAD and other CAD applications.
Shaan Hurley discusses DWF security features in the "DWF Security" post of his Between the Lines blog.

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