Wednesday, May 24, 2006


Mud Wars - Diana vs. Amy

Does Autodesk AEC draw to mud wars?
While Diana fights for Revit, Amy will heroically defend Architectural Desktop (AutoCAD for architects) ...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


XML editor for CUI files

Many AutoCAD users are not very happy with the internal CUI editor introduced in release 2006. The good news is that you can still use the good old MNU/MNS files to customize your menus. The MENULOAD command accepts the MNU/MNS files even in AutoCAD 2007.

If you are struggling with the order of menu items, copying/pasting and other operations with CUI menu files, you can also use a general (external) XML editor - as CUI files have XML structure. I am personally using the XML Viewer utility. Despite its name it is also a XML editor. And it is free...

You can download the XML Viewer here. And don't forget: it is always advisable to make a backup copy of your .cui file.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006


AutoCAD command with the longest name

Do you know the AutoCAD command with the longest name?

With AutoCAD 2007, it is now EXTERNALREFERENCESCLOSE (whooping 23 characters to type). Before (in AutoCAD 2006) it was BAUTHORPALETTECLOSE (19 characters).
Localized AutoCAD versions may have other champions...

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