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ACA: AEC Modify Tools, Pt 3 - AEC Divide - AecLineworkDivide command works on linework, mass element extrusions that have embedded profile, AEC polygons, spaces, block references that contain at least one of previously mentioned objects, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Nov 9, 2014

Missing Tool Palette Groups in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP - select profiles tab to set status of appropriate profile as current, load content pack if required profile is absent in profiles tab, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Nov 1, 2014

Tips & Tricks for AutoCAD Architecture 2015 - ways to access file tabs, command preview, Autodesk ReCap, lasso selection for objects, set geographic location, text alignment, point clouds, layer merge, design feed palette, smooth line display, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Oct 28, 2014

Adding TrimPlanes to Structural Members in ACA.NET - set start, end point of member in WCS, create trim plane both at start, end in AutoCAD Architecture, Jeremy Tammik, AEC DevBlog, Oct 8, 2014

Organize with the Project Navigator - employ project, constructs, views, sheets tab to correspond to main phases of project creation, open drawing explorer to organize drawing files in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Sep 18, 2014

ACA - Creating a New Tool Palettes Set - create new profile to generate empty tool palette set, remove all paths except one pointing to new, empty folder, click ok to dismiss options dialog, generate new tool palette, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Sep 13, 2014

AutoCAD - Object Snap Tracking and Command: Line Docking Status - dock command line, else turn on dynamic input to verify if pointer input is enabled, or set 'dimension input where possible' as enabled while keeping dynamic input turned on, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Sep 6, 2014

ACA 2015 - Highlighting and Selection Preview - employ PRESELECTIONEFFECT system variable to highlight with glowing or dashed lines, SELECTIONPREVIEW to turn on/off selection preview, PREVIEWFILTER to exclude certain types of objects from receiving selection preview highlighting, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Sep 6, 2014

ACA 2015: Restoring AecCameraAdjust to Ribbon - open CUI dialog, expand 'Render - ACA' node, select 'Render Camera - ACA' node, verify panel preview shows correct panel, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Aug 30, 2014

Inside the Display System - understanding 3 major elements of display system in AutoCAD Architecture: display representation, display set, display configuration, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Aug 19, 2014

How ACA Users Benefit from SketchUp - importing ACA File into SketchUp, creating walls, adding doors, windows, making a component dynamic, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, July 28, 2014

How to Create or Import Styles Via Style Manager in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP - open style manager to customize styles based on standard styles, expand style category before dragging/dropping entire category to copy all styles, Autodesk Knowledge Network, June 25, 2014

ACA: AEC Modify Tools, Pt 2 - AEC TRIM - differentiates TRIM with AEC TRIM command, select items to be trimmed, define cutting edge by selecting 2 points on screen when using AEC TRIM command, avoid trimming untrimmable object in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, July 6, 2014

Workspaces in ACA - components of workspace UI, tips to customize workspace, working with objects in workspace, copying tool palettes, tool packages to workspace in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, June 26, 2014

ACA: ACA.dll File Location - check administrative rights before copying/renaming files in ACA folder, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, June 4, 2014

How to Insert Objects to a New Construct Drawing - turn on constructs tab, select, drag chimney body to project navigator palette to edit independent construct drawing in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, May 23, 2014

How to Create Chimney Flues with the Body Modifier - click on box tool icon in massing palette, set dimensions of rectangular body, position flue body next to chimney before inserting mass element in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, May 21, 2014

Spaces in ACA - overview of associative vs non-associative spaces, employ space styles for controlling boundary offsets, name lists, target dimensions, tips to conduct space evaluation, set boundaries, create spaces in AutoCAD Architecture drawing, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, May 19, 2014

Export Geometry from Navisworks into Revit and Back Again Using Only AutoCAD - export FBX from Navisworks to limit polygons, un-tick cameras, block options located in FBX import page before saving DWG, open Revit to link DWG file, Luke Johnson, What Revit Wants, May 8, 2014

Schedule Tables in ACA - understanding schedule tags, tools, styles, property set definitions, formats for creating schedule table styles, setting property data formats, property set definitions, insert, update, create, export schedule table in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Apr 30, 2014

How to Attach Railing to Stair - open design tool catalog - metric in content browser, choose stairs, railings, drag rail into drawing area, set 'attached to' parameter value to stair option before insertion of railing takes place in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Apr 22, 2014

How to Create Stair Winder Style - select stair, open winder styles panel from edit styles list, copy current balanced stair winder style, rename copied style before changing winder type to SinglePoint in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Apr 14, 2014

How to Create Structure of Stair - open 'stairs and railings' group, search concrete stair style, drag pipette into drawing area, adjust parameter, snap end point as starting point of stair flight before setting riser count in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Apr 2, 2014

Dimensions in ACA - create dimensions on layouts rather than model space, apply dynamic input to enter precise value, set AEC dimension style to objects, convert AutoCAD dimension to AEC dimension in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Mar 19, 2014

How to Modify Door/Window Assembly - go to content browser to insert door/window assembly, change width of entrance door frame, employ design tool catalog to select door style, pick host cell to add infill dialog box displays in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Mar 20, 2014

How to Add Windows and Corner Windows - open windows option in tool palette, locate casement tool to start insertion of windows, set parameters of new windows before insertion in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Mar 17, 2014

How to Create Opening Endcap and Move Doors Along the Wall Length - edit opening endcap, turn in brick components by openings, modify patio doors, move patio door along wall length in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Mar 12, 2014

Do You Want to be Notified of Any AutoCAD Architecture 2014 Maintenance Releases? - click on 'product update available' link to open web browser window, click update button to download AutoCAD Architecture service packs, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 11, 2014

Components for AutoCAD Details - type DTLCOMPMANAGER in command line to invoke detail components manager, add commonly used details to palettes for quick, easy access in AutoCAD Architecture, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Feb 24, 2014

Working with Point Clouds - select file to create point clouds, go to insert tab to attach point cloud, modify density, edit point clouds once attached, assign colors to map point cloud intensity in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Feb 21, 2014

How to Insert Doors and Reposition Within a Wall - insert three patio doors in kitchen-dining room, reposition patio doors within wall in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Feb 18, 2014

ACA: Double Click a Tag to Edit Property Data - create new command, edit properties of it, drag property data edit command, drop it on multi-view block node in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Feb 12, 2014

How to Modify the Walls - open options panel, search AEC object settings tab, turn on autosnap new wall/autosnap grip edited justification lines before saving drawing, invoke copy style command to modify wall in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Feb 7, 2014

ACA: MNL Files Have Moved in 2014 - now installed in AutoCAD 2014 support folder, MNL file is used to undefine, redefine several AutoCAD commands, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Jan 30, 2014

How to Create Walls? - select walls palette from design palette group, set column grid to full screen, turn on OSNAP, ORTHO toggles, activate medium detail, pick starting point before intersecting column grids in AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Jan 21, 2014

AutoCAD Architecture 2014: Tips & Tricks - merge selected layers using LAYMRG command, customize AUTOCOMPLETE command, access all open drawings through file tabs, create section, detail views, use escarpment block to quickly generate graphics to represent slope changes, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Jan 15, 2014

How to Create the Construction Drawing and Insert Xref - create ground floor drawing, insert column grid into entry level drawing using AutoCAD Architecture, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Jan 14, 2014

ACA: Transferring Display Representations Between Drawings - open source drawing, target file, pick sets node under source drawing file in left pane of display manager, click display representations control tab to choose 'select all display representations' from context menu in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Jan 14, 2014

How to Create the Column Grid of the Building - turn on constructs tab, create new element, type name of new drawing in add element panel, turn on ortho mode before starting to draw, invoke AutoCAD LINE command to assign coordinates, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Jan 6, 2014

How to Start a Project in AutoCAD Architecture - open project in project browser, fill in project details before creating project template, allow docking, go to edit levels icon in title bar of levels section to set necessary levels, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Dec 27, 2013

Object Linking and Embedding - import OLE objects by pasting information into ACA drawing, open document to embed OLE objects, link, export, edit OLE objects, employ plotter configuration editor to adjust OLE plot quality in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Dec 30, 2013

ACA: Custom Drawing Scales - SCALELISTEDIT command to add drawing scales, set one of added scales current, insert annotative MText object, choose annotative object scale to add/delete scales from context menu in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Dec 19, 2013

ACA: Formula Property to Determine If a Block Instance is a Dynamic Block - code to check if block reference is dynamic block in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Dec 12, 2013

ACA: Obtaining the Effective Name of a Dynamic Block in a Formula Property - employ VBScript code to get original block name from EffectiveName property of dynamic block instance in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Dec 10, 2013

ACA: Offset External References, Location Properties and Schedule Tags - avoid placing any external references in host file at 0,0,0, ensure that building footprint relative to 0,0,0 is left open in AutoCAD Architecture host file, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Nov 30, 2013

Help - If Only - check if PLOTTRANSPARENCYOVERRIDE is in search results, uncheck 'include Autodesk web results' toggle to remove items from original search in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Nov 18, 2013

Efficiency with Renovation Mode - start renovation mode, set renovation options for objects, click close renovation mode tool to end session, modify renovation display by changing object properties, activate demolition, revision plan in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Nov 14, 2013

Utilizing Materials for Rendering - employ materials browser to navigate, manage materials, add materials to library by opening materials editor, apply materials to individual objects, faces, modify, organize materials, convert material into editable format in AutoCAD Architecture drawing, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Nov 6, 2013

ACA: AEC Content on the Ribbon - reference current workspace tool palette from ribbon tool, create ribbon tools in CUIx file by placing commands on ribbon panel, load partial customization file, populate new panel, add ribbon tab to workspace, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Oct 19, 2013

Cloud Sync for AutoCAD Architecture/MEP Plug-In Preview - right-click on construct, click check out or check in, go to project navigator to view files checked out by current user, employ SSMPropEditor to update multiple sheet properties, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Oct 8, 2013

ActiveX and AutoLISP Programming, Pt 2 - code to obtain noted objects, values, apply vlax-dump-object on AecArchBase preferences object to view list of properties stored in AutoCAD, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Sep 30, 2013

On Display, in ACA - 3 major elements of display system, learning about display manager, sets, representations, configurations in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Aug 20, 2013 

ActiveX and AutoLISP Programming, Pt 1 - apply vlax-dump-object function in Visual LISP console for ActivePViewport object to check inverse of CustomScale property, employ vlax-get-property function to obtain properties in AutoCAD architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, July 16, 2013

Take Advantage of Annotations - keynotes to annotate different types of drawings, using notes, labels, dimensions, hatches in AutoCAD Architecture 2013, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, June 21, 2013

ACA: Imperial MVB in Metric Drawing - creating proper millimeter-based content file in AutoCAD architecture 2014, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, May 27, 2013

Tools & Timesavers - improved command line, customizable AUTOCOMPLETE command, multifunctional grips, associative arrays, express tools as real commands in AutoCAD Architecture 2013, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Apr 15, 2013

Working with Spaces - creating space styles in AutoCAD Architecture, evaluating space information of finished floor plan, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Mar 28, 2013

Adding a Body Modifier to a Wall - draw wall, mass element that intersect each other, pick wall, mass element to check operation in AutoCAD Architecture, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Feb 19, 2013

Display Themes and You - create property data formats, property set definitions, display theme style, attach property set data to objects, activate display theme using AutoCAD Architecture 2013, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Feb 21, 2013

Cornice Solution in AutoCAD Architecture - create profile, create curtain wall style, set dentil spacing, use infill as fascia board, set default frame as profile, ARCHIdigm, Jan 2013

All About External References - manage referenced files, attach/detach Xrefs, apply nesting to drawing, clip references in AutoCAD Architecture projects, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Jan 31, 2013

ACA Ceiling Grids: Creating a Mask Block - draw the closed 2D polyline, create additional graphics, expand multi-purpose objects node, select mask block definitions node in style manager, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Jan 30, 2013

ACA Ceiling Grids: Mask Blocks - hide unwanted grid segments without needing custom grid in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Dec 30, 2012

ACA Ceiling Grids: Anchors - using node anchor to attach multi-view block to ceiling grid in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Nov 29, 2012

ACA Ceiling Grids: The Cell Component - use CENter OSNAP to place ceiling objects at center of ceiling panel in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Oct 31, 2012

Something About Schedule Data in AutoCAD Architecture - property data propagation throughout set of project drawing files, ARCHIdigm, Oct 2012

AutoCAD Architecture 2013 - SP 1 - 1st Bug I Found in Under 5 Minutes - erroneous display of objects occurs under other display configurations when using 'Aec Model (Imperial Ctb).dwt' template, under 'low detail' display configuration, ARCHIdigm, Oct 2012

Schedule Tables in ACA - common terms explained, creating schedule table styles, inserting, updating schedule table, creating schedule table in AutoCAD Architecture project, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Oct 24, 2012

AutoCAD Architecture 2013 Deployment Will Not Install Content Via Autodesk Design Academy Media - workaround is installing AutoCAD Architecture 2013 on one computer, copying content (zipped) to network to share with other computers, David Lau, Up and Ready, Oct 15, 2012

Viewing 3D Models in AutoCAD Architecture 2013 - displaying drawing in 3D, changing visual style, creating number of custom views, Lisa Kemp, ASCENT Blog, Oct 2, 2012

Anchor a Tag to an Entity - using AnchorExtendedTagToEntity in AutoCAD Architecture, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Sep 28, 2012

Attach a Property Set to a Given Object Type - attaching property set to all door objects in AutoCAD Architecture, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Sep 26, 2012

Accessing MultiViewBlockReference Definition Using .NET API - using StyleId property on MultiViewBlockReference object in AutoCAD Architecture, Saikat Bhattacharya, AEC DevBlog, Sep 24, 2012

Attach a Property Set to an Object - using PropertyDataServices.AddPropertySet(object, propertySetDefinitionID) methods in AutoCAD Architecture, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Sep 25, 2012

AutoCAD Architecture: Organize with Sheet Set Manager - creating sheet set, importing layout into it, re-associating sheet in sheet set, adding view, sheet list table, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Sep 21, 2012

ACA: Grip Editing of Doors and Windows with Standard Sizes - AutoCAD Architecture tutorial, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Sep 8, 2012

Cloning a Style Within the Same Drawing - cloning helper utility in AutoCAD Architecture, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Aug 25, 2012

AutoCAD Architecture External Reference Tips - clip inside portion of XREF, control layers separately for multiple copies of same XREF in host drawing, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Aug 13, 2012

Import/Export Styles From/To Another Drawing in .NET - using help function CloningHelper under Autodesk.Aec.ApplicationServices.Utility Namespace, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, Aug 12, 2012

AutoCAD Architecture 2013 has a RGB Color Display Problem? - workaround is to revert space back to ACI colors, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Aug 3, 2012

Auto-Generate Small Spaces in AutoCAD Architecture - set ValidAreaSquareRoot to smaller number using registry key, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, July 22, 2012

AutoCAD Architecture: Renovation Mode Boosts Productivity - renovation mode settings for objects, activating demolition plan, revision plan, manual modifications, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, July 13, 2012

ACA: Occupancy Load Calculations with a Column Total - process value in variable occs in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, June 26, 2012

ACA: Occupancy Load Calculations and Division by Zero - use variable to hold occupant load property value, 2 if statements in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, June 24, 2012

Retrieving a Base Profile From a Space Object That Has Holes and Arcs Using .NET - obtaining profile information in AutoCAD Architecture, Mikako Harada, AEC DevBlog, June 17, 2012

AutoCAD Architecture 2013 Schedule Improvements - managing document properties, adding group, group sub-total, displaying control for grouping, sub-totals, Robin Capper, AUGI Library, June 7, 2012

Moving AutoCAD Architecture Projects, Even If Windows Objects - view folder in explorer via Project Browser, toggle file attribute to remove warning, Robin Capper, Between the Lines, May 22, 2012

10 Time Savers for AutoCAD Architecture - select similar, add selected tools, AUTOCOMPLETE command, multifunctional grips, transparency feature, associative arrays, 3D UCS, renovation tool, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, May 16, 2012

TimberTool for AutoCAD Architecture 2013 - converts closed polylines into mass elements, makes bounding box width, depth correct for scheduling purposes, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, May 7, 2012

Corner Windows in AutoCAD Architecture 2013 - AecWindowCornerAdd or WindowCornerAdd command for placing, manipulating corner windows, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Apr 24, 2012

AutoCAD Architecture: Rendering Basics - set render destination, render views, selected objects, or cropped content, set output resolution, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Apr 6, 2012

AutoCAD Architecture - Glass Surface Hatch Pattern - modifying glass material definition style, ARCHIdigm, Apr 2012

Material Matters - 3 types of libraries, managing, organizing, converting materials in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Feb 16, 2012

ACA Structural Member Styles, Pt 4 - understanding structural member geometric references, automatic structural member style in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Feb 16, 2012

Animating with ShowMotion in AutoCAD Architecture 2012 - create series of shots, views that display model at all of required zoom levels, angles, Lisa Kemp, Ascent Blog, Feb 16, 2012

ACA: Extracting Text from a Style Name - automatically extracting value embedded in name of structural member style in AutoCAD Architecture David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Feb 12, 2012

ACA Structural Member Styles, Pt 3A - set UCS to world, use plan command to orient screen so that X-axis is left, right in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Feb 9, 2012

ACA Structural Member Styles, Pt 3 - 3 levels of detail supported by structural member shapes: low, medium, high; example of structural member style representing architectural column cover in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Feb 4, 2012

ACA Structural Member Styles, Pt 2 - structural member wizard to create necessary structural member shape definitions, structural member styles in in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Jan 27, 2012

Understanding Parametric Constraints - geometric, dimensional constraints, methods for designing with constraints, using constraints with blocks, xrefs, removing/relaxing constraints in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Jan 25, 2012

ACA Structural Member Styles, Pt 1 - modeling W24x76 steel beam using structural member catalog in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Jan 19, 2012

ACA: Model Views and Annotation Scale - redefining model view with correct annotation scale set current prior to redefinition in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Jan 12, 2012

ACA - Multiple Cut Planes in One Sheet - creating 2 separate display configurations to have different global cut planes for 2 plans in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Dec 27, 2011

Corner Windows in AutoCAD Architecture 2012 - changing properties to customize corner window, Lisa Kemp, Ascent Blog, Dec 15, 2011

Understanding the Customize User Interface (CUI) - customizing workspaces, toolbars, commands in AutoCAD Architecture, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Nov 30, 2011

Rounding and Column Totals - description of properties in test schedule table in AutoCAD Architecture: BaseAreaUnformatted, BaseArea, BaseAreaPassThrough, BaseAreaRounded_01, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Nov 25, 2011

AutoCAD Architecture: Getting Back the Full Right Click Context Menu - run any AEC specific command, all AEC tools will be loaded, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Nov 9, 2011

Displaying the Current Profile in the Status Bar - current profile needs to open when using AutoCAD MEP or AutoCAD Architecture, working on imperial dwg requires imperial version of MEP, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, Nov 2, 2011

A Few Items That Drive me Crazy in AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture - problems, solutions of working with Xref layers, annotative object display, Mtext width, annotative scales, ARCHIdigm, Oct 2011

Creating Roofs in the AutoCAD Architecture Software - creating different types of roofs from simple to complex/flat to slope, converting objects into roofs, creating open dormer window, Lisa Kemp, Ascent Blog, Oct 18, 2011

ACA Openings with 'Style' - customizing blocks, arranging blocks in line types, out-of-box display settings for opening in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Oct 11, 2011

Unit Blocks - set up number of blocks of different sizes in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Sep 2, 2011

Utilizing Command Tools on Palettes in AutoCAD Architecture - adding command tool to palette, modifying properties of command tool, Applying Technology to Architecture, July 25, 2011

ACA: Adding a Style-Based Property Set - creating style-based property set in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, July 23, 2011

AutoCAD/AutoCAD Architecture, Render Materials and Xrefs - dealing with issues of render material settings in render file configured by Xref's, ARCHIdigm, July 2011

MTEXT Without Line Wrapping in AutoCAD Architecture - MTEXT command, Applying Technology to Architecture, May 13, 2011

Renovation Plans in AutoCAD Architecture - managing categories, remapping object layers based on new layer key, ARCHIdigm, Apr 2011

AutoCAD Architecture 2012 and the Group Panel - adding custom ribbon tab to customized workspace, ARCHIdigm, Apr 2011

Location Property Misread - property set having space property being referenced should be identical in both AutoCAD Architecture files, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 9, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 New Feature - AutoComplete - append/auto-append, list/suggestion list, icon/display icons options in command line, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 3, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 New Feature - In-Canvas View Controls - 3 strings control visibility of ViewCube, quickly select model view, display name of current visual style, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 30, 2011

AutoCAD Architecture 2012 Enhanced Feature - Column Grids - automatic labeling of custom column grids, enhanced custom grids, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 26, 2011

AutoCAD Architecture 2012 New Feature - Corner Windows - placing corner windows using WINDOWCORNERADD command, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Mar 22, 2011

Understanding Roof Thickness in AutoCAD Architecture - square, plumb settings for edge cut affect roof object differently, Applying Technology to Architecture, Mar 1, 2011

Displaying Windows Above the Cut Plane in ACA - AutoCAD Architecture tutorial, windows may be above the cut plane can still be shown on plan view, AutoCAD Architecture tutorial, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Dec 11, 2010

ACA Wall Display Settings at Openings - AutoCAD Architecture tutorial, 'below cut plane' option, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Dec 3, 2010

ACA 2011 - Opening Location Changes - Pt 2  - relative to grid property, using grid lines that intersect wall to determine wall segment, offset option, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Oct 16, 2010 (also see Pt 1)

ACA 2011 - Opening Location Changes - Pt 1 - placing openings for control over placement, selecting wall with AutoCAD Architecture, changing position property to offset, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Oct 9, 2010

ACA 2011 Update 1 - 3D modeling, drawing management, MATERIALLIST command, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Sep 28, 2010

AutoCAD Architecture 2011 - Ceiling Grids. Modifying - new/upgrading users, changing grid spacing, creating holes in ceiling grids, shareaec.com, Aug 12, 2010

AutoCAD Architecture 2011 - Renovation Feature - creating proposed development of an existing building, shareaec.com, July 29, 2010

What's New in AutoCAD Architecture 2011 - Transparency - creating presentation drawings with transparency tool, selecting layer to modify, for visualization purposes, shareaec.com, July 20, 2010

What's New in AutoCAD Architecture 2011 - productivity, shareaec.com, Jun 13, 2010

Using AutoCAD Architecture AEC Dimensions, Pt 3 - automatic/manual AEC dimension, overriding dimensional values, adding points, detaching objects, Francisco Antonio Fontenele Nascimento, Autodesk University, May 27, 2010 (also see Pt 1, Pt 2)

Create an 'Update AutoCAD Architecture/MEP Project Standards' Reminder - managing content standards, importing new AEC project standards, managing Object/Display setting updates, Robin Capper, Robinz CAD Blog, May 24, 2010

AutoCAD Architecture 2010: Column Grid - placing default column grid, assigning layout modes to it, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Mar 2010 (may require free registration)

Roof Object Pt 10 - The Hole Truth - creating dormer roofs in AutoCAD Architecture, Nathan Ellery, Aussie ACA (ADT), Mar 15, 2010

AutoCAD Architecture: More Structural Styles - creating precast column with 400x400 I Haunch, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Feb 2010 (may require free registration)

Putting Your CAD Details on Palettes - AutoCAD Architecture tutorial, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Feb 22, 2010

Plane Cutting Remarks - overriding standard wall style cut plane to show houses at correct elevation on on hillside in AutoCAD Architecture, Nathan Ellery, Aussie ACA (ADT),  Feb 14, 2010

AutoCAD Architecture: Structural Styles, Pt 3 - creating structural member style using 2 shapes, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Jan 2010 (may require free registration)

Easing the Transition From AutoCAD to AutoCAD Architecture

Doug's Quick Tips for AutoCAD Architecture exclusive video or audio - little-known commands, commands useful for various usages, quicker methods of accomplishing task, Douglas Bowers of AIA, Autodesk University 2009

The Definitive Guide to Installing AutoCAD Architecture 2010 exclusive video or audio - advanced methods of creating template user environment applicable to all installations, customization strategies, creating installation scripts, Matthew Stachoni, Autodesk University 2009

Roof Object Pt 9 - creating spirit roof with sub-roof object in AutoCAD Architecture, Nathan Ellery, Aussie ACA (ADT), Jan 15, 2010

Building Solutions: The AutoCAD Architecture Power User Challenge exclusive video or audio - solving day to day challenges, becoming power user by increasing knowledge, answers to real-world scenarios, challenges, Jeanne Aarhus, Autodesk University 2009

Unexpected Automatic Offsets? - set automatic offset property value to '--' to allow current default value in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Jan 9, 2010

Advanced Curtain Wall Design in AutoCAD Architecture exclusive video or audio - analyzing design sketch of curtain wall, breaking it down into elements, utilizing style-based infill definitions, custom blocks to add non-standard content to curtain walls, James Upton, Autodesk University 2009

Roof Object - Pt 8 - Getting Round It - creating round, curved, inverted roofs in AutoCAD Architecture, Nathan Ellery, Aussie ACA (ADT), Jan 5, 2010

Space Schedule with Header Rows, Sorted by Level and Building/Wing - creating classification definition for adding some hidden columns, non-real spaces for blank rows in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Dec 29, 2009

AutoCAD Architecture Secrets Exposed exclusive video or audio  - taking advantage of newest interface capabilities, advantage of latest release of AutoCAD Architecture, latest tool palette secrets, Jeanne Aarhus, Autodesk University 2009

Taking AutoCAD Architecture to the Next Level exclusive video or audio  - modifying less commonly used tools for design objects, building information into model, David Butts, Autodesk University 2009

AutoCAD Architecture 2010 Tips & Tricks - creating structural member style using single shape across cross section, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Dec 2009 (may require free registration)

Doug's Quick Tips - framing around images in AutoCAD, multiple cleanup groups to assist with wall cleanups in ACA, Douglas Bowers of AIA, AU Online, Dec 13, 2009

AEC Content on the Ribbon - create customized ribbon tool using tool palette tool in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, AU Online, Dec 13, 2009

The Complete Guide to Configuring AutoCAD Architecture 2010 for Your Office exclusive video or audio - proven methods for organizing content on network, best ways to deal with main, enterprise CUIs, successfully sharing, managing tool palettes, T Meehan of AIA, Autodesk University 2009

Residential Stair Turn in AutoCAD Architecture - using AEC stair object to create L-shaped stairs with riser at 90 degree turn, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Nov 23, 2009

ACA Scheduling by 'Mark' - scheduling doors by mark in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Nov 25, 2009

AutoCAD Architecture: Creating Structural Styles - using member shapes, styles, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Nov 2009 (may require free registration)

Architectural 3D Modeling Using AutoCAD Architecture 2008 - CADVIDS, Oct 17, 2009

AutoCAD Architecture 2010: Key Features, Pt 5 - using space separator tool, draw order of spaces, inserting building components from Autodesk Inventor, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Sep 2009 (may require free registration)

Update All AutCAD Architecture/MEP Palettes in a Click - keep 'all palettes' group current, refresh palette set, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Sep 25, 2009

AutoCAD Architecture 2010: Key Features, Pt 4 - editing wall endcaps in place, cleanup edit in place, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Aug 2009 (may require free registration)

AutoCAD Architecture 2010 - UI Changes, Pt 6 - The Ribbon, Render Tab - rendering commands tab, render materials panel, sun & location panel, animations using camera, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Aug 23, 2009

AutoCAD Architecture 2010 - UI Changes, Pt 5 - The Ribbon, Annotate Tab - briefing tools, text, dimensions, scheduling, callouts, keynoting panels, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Aug 17, 2009

Roof Eave Cut in AutoCAD Architecture and Revit - setting SlabEdge.IsPlumbCut Property in AutoCAD Architecture, defining roof eave cut property in Revit, Jeremy Tammik, The Building Coder, Aug 7, 2009

AutoCAD Architecture 2010: Key Features, Pt 3 - using Ctrl, Shift key during layout of wall, using object snaps with wall justification line, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Jul 2009 (may require free registration)

AutoCAD Architecture 2010 and My Best Two New Keyboard Shortcuts - creating shortcuts for 'end isolation' and 'object isolate' commands, ARCHIdigm, Jul 2009

Create a Quoin Pair Tool in AutoCAD Architecture - using curtain wall style to create two-sided quoin tool, ARCHIdigm, Jul 2009

AutoCAD Architecture 2010: Key Features, Pt 2 - ribbon minimized to panels, arrow icon, tabs, panels, commands, tool palate group, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Jun 2009  (may require free registration)

AutoCAD Architecture .NET API In-Depth - ACA .NET API class hierarchy, ACA objects such as walls, doors, windows, ACA object creation, editing rules, tips & tricks for programming ACA through .NET, Kevin Vandecar, Autodesk University 2008

AutoCAD Architecture: Editing AEC Polygons - video, using grips, toggling between different editing modes, CAD Addict, Jun 23, 2009

Copying a Schedule Table Between Drawings - AutoCAD Architecture tutorial, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Jun 3, 2009

AutoCAD Architecture 2010: Key Features - setting MENUBAR command value to 1, exploring GUI changes, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, May 2009 (may require free registration)

AutoCAD Architecture: A Kick Start - using materials to control display properties of wall style, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Apr 2009 (may require free registration)

AutoCAD Architecture 2010 and Your Graphic User Interface - creating custom workspace, importing AutoCAD Architecture 2009 pull-down menus, ARCHIdigm, Apr 2009

Adding Vertices to Roof Objects in AutoCAD Architecture - trimming corner of roof object to get new vertex. ARCHIdigm, Apr 2009

Merge Common Material Bug in AutoCAD Architecture - generating 2D projected elevation with complex trim profiles causes error, ARCHIdigm, Apr 2009

Bring Display Order Above object - edit ACA.cui file, drag, drop 'display order' above object in AutoCAD Architecture, Nathan Ellery, Aussie ACA, Apr 7, 2009

Deleting Property Sets Using the Properties Palette - purging duplicate sets from drawing in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 1, 2009

AutoCAD Architecture: Irregular Walls - Endcap Tutorial - editing endcap and sill plan, CAD Addict, Apr 10, 2009

AutoCAD Architecture: A Kick Start - specifying hatches to walls, AUGI, Feb 2009 (may require free registration)

A 3D Wood Lattice in AutoCAD Architecture - creating custom door/window assembly style, ARCHIdigm, Jan 2009

Creating Schedule Tags With Multiple Property Sets - using AutoCAD Architecture, MEP 2009 single-line text method, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, Feb 2, 2009

AutoCAD Architecture: A Kick Start - methods for adding materials to wall style, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Jan 2009 may require free registration

AutoCAD Architecture: A Kick Start - creating advance wall styles, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Dec 2008 may require free registration

From AutoCAD to AutoCAD Architecture 2009 - moving to AutoCAD Architecture, getting full functionality of AutoCAD with architectural objects, customize AEC objects, Mohmed Shaikh, AUGI, Nov 30, 2008 requires free registration

AutoCAD Architecture: A Kick Start - creating wall styles, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Nov 30, 2008 requires free registration

Import DWG With Materials - import DWG files as architectural materials, view textures in viewport using AutoCAD Architecture 2009, IMAGINiT Technologies, Nov 17, 2008

Creating Annotative Tags in AutoCAD Architecture - getting required Schedule Tag, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Nov 15, 2008

AutoCAD Architectural Schedule Formula Tip - solution for getting intended displays using formula for calculations, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, Oct 8, 2008

Layer Standard and Layer Key Style - understanding components of automatic layering feature in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Aug 26, 2008

Downspouts in Architectural Desktop - creating structural member shape for downspout, ARCHIdigm, Aug 24, 2008

Liquid Cabinets in Architectural Desktop - working with wall styles for casework, ARCHIdigm, Aug 24, 2008

Remove Hatch Patterns on Space Objects in ACA - video tutorial shows simple concept, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Aug 4, 2008

Copy/Paste and Formulas - using new Formula property and adding property reference in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, July 28, 2008

AutoCAD Architecture or MEP Disappears When Opening Project? - not fatal error, crash, cause seems to be corrupt project profile settings, way to overcome it, RobiNZ CAD Blog, June 26, 2008

Back To The Wall 2 (Vertical Profiles) - body modifier, making profiles along the vertical plane work, Nathan Ellery, Aussie ACA (ADT), June 17, 2008

Text Case and the Quantity Column - setting property data format, getting required results, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, June 16, 2008 

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol. 13, No. 22) - ADT Weld Leader, finding the Express Toolbars, moving objects by grips, more, Cadalyst, June 16, 2008

AutoCAD Architecture: A Kick Start - laying out grid based on existing walls, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, May 2008

Space Generation in ACD-A 2009 With AutoCAD Object Boundaries - setting bound space property of AutoCAD object, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, May 16, 2008

Property Set Tools - attaching Property Sets without adding tag in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, May 1, 2008

Using Body Modifiers For Real Seams in AutoCAD Architecture - creating seam tool and drawing seams over existing wall, ARCHIdigm, Apr 2008

Project Navigator in AutoCAD Architecture: Empowering Your Elements (Part 2) - creating room finish schedule, Bill Knittle, AECbytes, Apr 28, 2008

ACD - A Display System - Part 3, Viewing and Editing Display Settings - discussing five methods for accessing display system and its settings, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 27, 2008

The Conforming Curtain Wall Unit - build basic curtain wall unit style in AutoCAD Architecture, ARCHIdigm, Apr 2008

AutoCAD Architecture: A Kick Start - exploring properties palette of column grid, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Apr 2008 (may require free registration)

AutoCAD Architecture: A Kick Start - placing doors, windows, and openings using dynamic input, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Mar 2008 (may require free registration)

AutoCAD 2009, Explode, Gone? - 'Explode' function exists but exploding dynamite icon has been replaced, editing AutoCAD Architecture multiview block components, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Mar 13, 2008

ADT Curved Roof CADclip Video Tutorial - Daryl Gregoire, Learn ADT, Feb 28, 2008

AutoCAD Architecture: A Kick Start: Walls, Part 6 - exploring options like toggle wall graph display, L and T cleanup tools, wallmerge command, more, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Feb 2008 (may require free registration)

Project Navigator in AutoCAD Architecture: Empowering Your Elements (Part 1) - using drawing management process to create project, set up levels and model building, Bill Knittle, AECbytes, Feb 19, 2008

ACD - A Display System - Part 2, Big Picture Overview - understanding components of display system and levels of display control in AutoCAD, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Feb 6, 2008

Standing Seam on Roof in Plan View in ACA - editing object display properties in AutoCAD Architecture 2008, JTB World, Feb 4, 2008

Toggling Plot Style Display in a Layout - using VL functions in AutoLISP in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Jan 31, 2008

Too Many Tool Palettes - Why Not Just Jump to the Content Browser? - using 'AecContentCatalog' command in AutoCAD Architecture 2008, ARCHIdigm, Jan 10, 2008

Extend Linework to Wall Component Edge - using AEC modify tools in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Jan 24, 2008

Resolving 'ZoomFactor' in 3D for AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture - setting ZoomFactor variable to 10 provides more sensitivity, ARCHIdigm, Jan 10, 2008

Creating Quick Louvers in AutoCAD Architecture - creating completely custom louvered windows, ARCHIdigm, Jan 10, 2008

Setting Up AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP - 5 easy steps to get started, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, Jan 16, 2008

AutoCAD Architecture: A Kick Start: Walls, Part 5 - creating cleanup group definitions and assigning it to walls, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Jan 2008 (may require free registration)

Exporting AutoCAD Architecture Models to SketchUp - ARCHIdigm, Jan 10, 2008

ACD-A Display System - Part 1, AutoCAD Basics - reviewing color, linetype, entity linetype scale, lineweight and plot style, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Jan 12, 2008

Sanity Savers - Selection Tip for AutoCAD Architecture 2008 - QAFLAGS system variable should be set to zero, Melanie (Stone) Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, Dec 26, 2007

Getting Started with AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP - make sure to start working with template, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, Dec 14, 2007

AutoCAD Architecture: A Kick Start: Walls - converting line work into walls, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Dec 2007 (may require free registration)

AecPolygon Bug in Architectural Desktop/AutoCAD Architecture - workaround is to create separate Plan View Block, ARCHIdigm, Dec 2007

AutoCAD Architecture: Custom Tool Palette and Custom Tools - multimedia tutorial on creating custom tool palettes and placing custom commands on these palettes, Avatech Solutions, Sep 27, 2007

Multi-View Block Tools in AutoCAD Architecture 2008 - creating non-plotting multi-view block definition, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Nov 23, 2007

AutoCAD Architecture: A Kick Start, Part 3 - drawing walls considering metric system, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Nov 2007 (may require free registration)

Calculate Surface Area of a Mass Element in AutoCAD Architecture - Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World, Nov 15, 2007

Visualizing Thermal Transfer Data in AutoCAD Architecture - using free analytical tool Therm 5.2, Tomislav Zigo, BIMology, Nov 5, 2007

Beating the AutoCAD Architecture/MEP Fixed Width Schedule Quantity Column? - hiding wide quantity column and displaying values in formula column, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Nov 6, 2007

AutoCAD Architecture 2008 BOMA Standards Demo - video on using BOMA standard for calculating areas, Daryl Gregoire, Learn ADT, Oct 16, 2007

AutoCAD Architecture: A Kick Start, Part 2 - exploring Project Browser and Project Navigator in AutoCAD Architecture, Tharakesh Ananthakrishnan, AUGI, Oct 2007 (may require free registration

AutoCAD Architecture 2008 Crashes During Startup - FATAL ERROR - editing registry settings to fix error, JTB World, Oct 9, 2007

Startup Dialog in AutoCAD Architecture 2008 - setting STARTUP system variable to 1 to activate startup dialog, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Oct 7, 2007

OSNAP Toggle Macro - OSNAP and their associated decimal values in AutoCAD Architecture 2008, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Sep 9, 2007

AutoCAD Architecture: AutoCAD Display Configuration - multimedia tutorial on creating display configuration to display only AutoCAD objects and line work, Avatech Solutions, Aug 17, 2007

Details: Welding Symbols Layer Key - creating and adding a layer key in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, August 6, 2007

Command Tool: Open a Specific File - using SCRIPT command and putting the desired template file onto the command line in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, August 5, 2007

AutoCAD Architecture 2008 as AutoCAD - creating desktop shortcut to launch AutoCAD Architecture 2008 as AutoCAD, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, July 28, 2007

Pasting Formulas - adding the property references in the formula code in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, July 25, 2007

Adding a List to Your Property Set Definitions in Architectural Desktop - using the Style Manager, ARCHIdigm, July 2007

Material Basics for AutoCAD Architectural Users - creating AEC material dialog, changing a material definition style, accessing a lost file, ARCHIdigm, July 2007

AutoCAD Architecture: Using the DWF Underlay - multimedia tutorial on manipulating the display of DWF underlay, Avatech Solutions, July 24, 2007

Anchor Property Sample - using Anchor property in a Property Set Definition to read in property data in ADT 2007, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, July 1, 2007

Multiview Blocks (Architectural Desktop) - using multi-view blocks to give a table 3D view in ADT, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, July 2, 2007

Follow Up to Webcast for Detail Components - modifying the table style for all lines of the table style to print in AutoCAD Architecture, June 21, 2007

Creating a Table of Block Attributes in AutoCAD Using .NET - Part 2 - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 18, 2007

From the Mail Bag - run out of the box tools as much as possible in Architecture 2008, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager.com Blog, June 12, 2007

ACA/ADT Layer LISP Functions - understanding AecGenerateLayerKey, AecLayerSaveStdAsText and AecLayerLoadStdAsText functions, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, June 2, 2007

Drawing Accurately - small imprecisions can introduce big errors in ADT drawings, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, May 26, 2007

AutoCAD Architecture: Editing the Display of Objects - multimedia tutorial to directly make changes to the display of architectural objects, Avatech Solutions, May 24, 2007

ADT Content Tips and Tricks - do not leave any project open in project browser plus tip on installation repair, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, May 15, 2007

Cycling Between Viewports in a Layout - adding CTRL+R shortcut key to cycle through the viewports in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, May 10, 2007

Parametric Furniture in Architectural Desktop - using a curtain wall style to make standard table and chairs parametric, ARCHIdigm, April 2007

AutoCAD Architecture 2008: Reduce Graphical Changes by At Least Half - video showing the graphical changes with lesser clicks, Chris, Between the Walls, April 7, 2007

Architectural Desktop 2007 Curved Roof - video on creating roof not made of flat sloped sections, Daryl Gregoire, Learn ADT, April 6, 2007

ADT 2007 Stairs by Linework - video on modeling stairs from 2D lines - may be ADT's best kept secret, Daryl Gregoire, Learn ADT, April 7, 2007

Annotative Tags with Leaders in ACA 2008 - changing the annotation scale and manually editing the leaders in AutoCAD Architecture, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, April 6, 2007

ADT 2006 & Prior - Angular Automatic Properties - using the angular value for mathematical calculations in a formula property, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, April 1, 2007

Architectural Hatches in ACA/ADT - tips to manage individual custom hatch pattern files, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, March 31, 2007

Private Detective in Architectural Desktop 2007: AECINSPECT - the command shows the object properties in a drawing, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, March 29, 2007

Project Basics Architectural Desktop - understanding the functions of project browser and project navigator, Bill Knittle, Cadalyst, March 1, 2007

Another Formula Property Override Example - using object-based PSD to override style-based manual property 2008, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, March 20, 2007

Tool Palette Order and Grouping - sharing tool palettes with others in the same order as appearing on main system in ADT, Steve Bennettm, 2D or Not 2D, March 11, 2007

Adding a New Scale to a Scale-Dependent Block - adding view block to scale-dependent room tag in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, March 3, 2007

Basic Drawing Tips from an ADT or ABS Class - tips on creating a template and cleaning up a drawing, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, March 1, 2007

Autodesk Architecture (Architectural Desktop): Create and Modify Multiple Component Slabs - multimedia tutorial to build a stage complete with multiple layers in ADT 2007, Avatech Solutions, February 23, 2007

Dealing With "*Xxx not found*" Location Property Result - David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, February 16, 2007

Creating a Wall Style with Actual Masonry Widths - using CMU-8 Rigid-1.5 Air-2 Brick-4 Furring wall style in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, February 8, 2007

AEC CAD Standards and Projects in Autodesk Architectural Desktop - creating the standards resource drawing and synchronizing the project standards, Bill Knittle, AECbyes.com, January 30, 2007

Deck Posts and Railing Using Curtain Walls in Architectural Desktop - ARCHIdigm, January 2007

Scale-Dependent Schedule Tags in ADT 2006 or 2007 - creating the AEC Content file, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 20, 2007

ADT Tip: Browsing Property Data - use AecPropertyDataBrowse command, JTB World, January 15, 2007

Hidden Feature Revealed: The Wall Style Component Browser - adding components to a wall style in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 14, 2007

ADT Tip: INSPECT - AECINSPECT command gives you information about entities, JTB World, January 8, 2007

Space Auto Generate Tool Bug and Workaround - workaround is to add all manual property definitions first in ADT, JTB World, January 2, 2007

Learn ADT has a Great Compilation on ADT 2007 Wall Cleanups - basic commands as well as isolate problematic walls, JTB World, January 3, 2007

Wall Corner Condition - Plan Modifiers - using plan modifiers to create a projecting brick pier at an outside corner intersection of two walls in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, December 27, 2006

7 New ADT 2007 Wall Cleanup CADclips - Daryl Gregoire, Learn ADT, January 1, 2007

Wall Corner Condition - using wall endcaps to get wall components to offset at wall ends in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, December 16, 2006

Why are You Not Rendering in Architectural Desktop 2004 - 2007? - rendering a building model using Project Navigator in ADT and VizRender, Archidigm.com, December 2006

Structural Members, Piers and Anchors in Architectural Desktop 2004 - 2007 - attaching a column to a pier block using the object anchor and the node anchor, Archidigm.com, December 2006

Multi-View Block Creation - drawing a series of lines in the X-Y WCS to create multi-view block in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, October 31, 2006

Creating an 'ADT as AutoCAD' Shortcut - Matt Dillon, Breaking Down the Walls, October 22, 2006

Auto-Import Layer Key Style - setting the Layer Key Style to view latest revision in ADT drawing, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, October 3, 2006

NA in Formulas Revisited - using ThicknessUnformatted2 or ThicknessForSchedule2 formula properties in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, September 3, 2006

List Definitions and Multi-Line Room Names - creating a two-line room tag and adding List Definition in ADT 2007, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, September 9, 2006

Layer Key Overrides - temporarily override the layer where the objects are placed on in ADT, Mike Massey, Knowing What You Don't know About AutoCAD, August 22, 2006

Using Lists in ADT 2007 - creating a list using Style Manager feature, Mike Massey, Knowing What You Don't know About AutoCAD, September 6, 2006

Out of the Box Property Sets - getting the property sets loaded into current ADT drawing, Mike Massey, Knowing What You Don't know About AutoCAD, August 25, 2006

Structural Member Wizard - creating custom structural member shapes using structural member wizard in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, August 20, 2006

ADT - Project Browser Tools Again - sending and refreshing a project, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager.com Blog, August 16, 2006

ADT - Project Browser Tools - renaming or moving a project, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager.com Blog, August 16, 2006

ADT - Inserting a Sheet List - automatically generating a sheet list from the Sheet Set Manager, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager.com Blog, August 11, 2006

ADT - Elements - characteristics of an element and converting a construct to an element, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager.com Blog, August 3, 2006

Room Name/Number PSD Heads Up in 2007 - SpaceObjects Property Set Definition holds the room tags properties in ADT 2007, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, July 29, 2006

ADT - Content Browser Tool - using "idrop" technology to place fire rating symbology into wall styles, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Blog, July 26, 2006

ADT Project Navigator and Xrefs - tips to attach and view Xref using Project Navigator, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Blog, July 27, 2006

Help for Wayward Walls - fixing the wall points in an ADT floor plan using VBA editor, Richard Binning, AUGI, July 2006 (requires free registration)

ADT - Converting DWG to Construct - using Project Navigator to convert an open drawing to a construct, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Blog, July 24, 2006

ADT Training - The Baseline Tools - list of baseline tools to start with for effective training, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Blog, July 20, 2006

ADT Project Navigator Tips - automatically set up Xrefs, get alerts for changes made to Xrefs, move a project, more, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager.com Blog, July 18, 2006

ADT Elements vs Constructs - converting a construct to an element and vice versa, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager.com Blog, July 19, 2006

AutoCAD Architectural Desktop Window Disappearing - hide the refedit toolbar to view all the applications when launching ADT, Richard Binning, beside the cursor, July 18, 2006

Architectural Desktop 2007 - Rumination - using some new features of ADT 2007 like Visual Styles Tools, Dashboard Palette, more; some wish list items for future releases, ARCHIdigm, July 2006

Using the Mighty Curtain Wall as a Coffered Ceiling Tool - combining Curtain Wall Object with Mass Groups in ADT to create coffered ceilings, ARCHIdigm, July 2006

Automatically Displaying a Viewport's Scale - using field or Formula properties to format the viewport scale in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, June 24, 2006

Separating Structural Shape Names in a Complex Structural Member Style - use a series of Formula properties for accessing a particular shape name in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, June 17, 2006

Multi View Blocks Aren't Rocket Science! - creating Multi-View Block with different displays in different display reps, Richard Binning, beside the cursor, June 5, 2006

Retrieving the Door Type of a Door Style 2 - getting a door object using ObjectID Automatic Property Source in ADT 2006, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, May 23, 2006

Retrieving the Door Type of a Door Style - using a formula property to get a door type for a given door in ADT 2004, but with one limitation, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, May 4, 2006

Using Property Data Formats to Force Real Number Interpretation - turn off zero suppression and force source Property value to be a real number in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, May 1, 2006

Make Paper Space View Black and White - check display plot styles in ADT page setup manager, Daryl, Learn ADT, April 29, 2006

Stud Size Offset - applying a wall merge for two identical wall styles with different stud size in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, April 28, 2006

Stacking Properties in a Schedule Table - using formula property to stack properties in an ADT room finish schedule, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, April 27, 2006

Wall "Bumpouts" - having wall styles with gypsum wallboard is a flexible method to build the wall bumpout, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, April 21, 2006

Using the PLAN DIAGNOSTIC Display Set in ADT - avoid the error of overlapping walls or walls not connected properly when creating floor plan, Elise Moss, Moss Designs.com, April 2006, pdf

ADT 2007 - PSD Visibility & Order - list of items can be too long, ways to to shorten and order the list, Beau Turner, will render for food, April 17, 2006

Multi Line Schedule Tag in ADT 2007 - creating a multipurpose Room Tag, Tomislav Zigo, BIMology, April 8, 2006

ADT 2007 New Feature Focus - Automating AEC Dimensions - dealing with control and automation aspect of AEC Dimensions in ADT 2007, Matt Dillon, Breaking Down the Walls, April 14, 2006

Creating a Door and Window Style Jig in Architectural Desktop - using a template file having a proper display representations for the customizable objects, ARCHIdigm, April 2006

Creating a Dynamic Framing Tool in Architectural Desktop 2006 - creating and configuring the rafter framing dynamic block, ARCHIdigm, April 2006

Creating a New Visual Style - learning about visual styles and controlling the display of objects, Elise Moss, Moss Designs.com, March 2006, pdf

Visual Styles in AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop - conceptual sketching using traditional CAD wire frame view and visual effects, RobiNZ CAD Blog, March 28, 2006

ADT Networking Palettes Video Tutorial - create a networked Catalog and Palettes without involving the Project Navigator, Daryl Gregoire, DG CAD, March 27, 2006, pdf

Adding Structural Members - creating member styles in ADT 2007 using structural members tools, Moss Designs.com, March 2006, pdf

Creating a Custom Toolbar - customizing AutoCAD commands using CUI in ADT 2007, Elise Moss, Moss Designs.com, March 2006, pdf

Using ADT for Visual Tricks - using mass modeling tools in ADT for visualization of 3D models, Steve Butler, The Professional Side, March 21, 2006

Shortcuts in ADT, Part 4 - using an AEC object inside of ADT to place the viewport on the viewport layer, Richard Binning, AUGI, February 2006 (may require free registration)

Part 3 of 3: Placing Walls on a Layer Other Than A-Wall - placing a wall on a different layer in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, February 9, 2006

Part 2 of 3: Placing Walls on a Layer Other Than A-Wall - creating a wall tool with a Layer Key Override option in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, February 7, 2006

Part 1 of 3: Placing Walls on a Layer Other Than A-Wall - changing the layer name assigned to a layer key in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, February 4, 2006

Underline in Tag but Not in Schedule II - use a Property Data Format to add the prefix in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, February 3, 2006

Quick Tips for Architectural Desktop - tips on creating hand-drawn look of drawings and hidden line projection, Mike Zeeveld, CADRE BSD Blog, February 1, 2006

Formatting Areas and Volumes in Schedule Using Drawing Setup - units tab and formula property helps with type, precision and suffix entries for area and volume in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 28, 2006

Using System Variable Values in Formula Properties - using the MEASUREMENT System Variable value in a formula property in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 25, 2006

VBA Shortcuts in ADT, Part 3 - set a door tag style using XRecords in ADT 2006, Richard Binning, AUGI, January 2006 (may require free registration)

Creating More Specific Wall Tools in Autodesk Architectural Desktop - creating a wall tool to preset property parameters, Peter Gehring of Synergis Technologies, AECbytes, January 19, 2006

Half-Inch GWB on Stud Wall Style - create your own style using Style Manager or the Content Browser in ADT for half-inch GWB, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 19, 2006

ADT and Location of the Content Browser Library - using Deployment Wizard to change the path of Content Browser Library in ADT 2006, JTB World, January 17, 2006

Sorting Character Strings Like Numbers - sorting window schedule using formula properties in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 12, 2006

Trim Your Doors and Windows in Architectural Desktop - adding trim blocks to Door/Window Assembly Styles, ARCHIdigm, January 2006

Named Page Setups - User Defined Page Setups dialog helps in creating and managing named page setups in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, December 31, 2005

VBA Shortcuts in ADT, Part 2 - auto tagging the door after complete insertion of it in ADT 2006, Richard Binning, AUGI, December 2005 (may require free registration)

Underline in Tag But Not in Schedule - changing the attribute definition's tag to get room name underlined in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, December 20, 2005

ADT 2006: Theme of the Day - one of the most powerful new features in ADT 2006 is time-saving 'Display Themes', AEC Magazine, November 24, 2005

Data Linking in Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006 - tutorial on using the information in a database in ADT's text, tables or block attributes, Peter Gehring, AECbytes, December 14, 2005

Data Linking in Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006 - tutorial on using the information in a database in ADT's text, tables or block attributes, Peter Gehring, AECbytes, December 14, 2005

Sorting Schedules by Door Numbers with Suffixes - sort the list by numbers and suffixes together just by changing the formula in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, December 13, 2005

AutoTAG Your ADT Door Insertions - choose door insertion command to get a door tag in ADT, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, December 8, 2005

Controlling Lineweights - check your plot style file used for plot creation, if lineweight does not set properly in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, December 6, 2005

Documenting a Layer Key Style - document layer settings in ADT by exporting into a spreadsheet program, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, December 5, 2005

Caution When Changing Content Browser Libraries - opening content browser library files in ADT versions other than native version may accidentally clear your files, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, December 3, 2005

Changing a Wall's Justification While Maintaining its Position - justifying multiple walls using 'WallEditJustification' command and grips in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, December 1, 2005

Out-of-the-Box AutoCAD Tool Palettes in ADT - using Content Browser to drag-n-drop the AutoCAD tool palettes for use in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, November 29, 2005

Exporting Tool Palette Groups - ADT 2006 allows export of tool palettes as XPG files, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, November 28, 2005

AEC Dimensions and Grids - override the modified AEC Dimension Style to dimension your grid lines, Beau Turner, Will Render For Food, November 25, 2005 (

VBA Shortcuts in Architectural Desktop - adding new library references and working with AEC objects in ADT 2006, Richard Binning, AUGI, November 2005 (may require free registration)

Dealing with NA in Formulas - use VBScript TypeName or VarType functions with ADT to create intermediate formula so 'not applicable' doesn't show, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, November 14, 2005

Tagging and Scheduling Windows by Type in Architectural Desktop 2006 - a tutorial to create a new tag and then scheduling it by type, Peter Gehring of Synergis Technologies, CADdigest.com, November 14, 2005

Sink it with Architectural Desktop and Viz - creating a wall style and inserting a 3D sink using ADT, Steve Butler, The Professional Side, September 20, 2005

Using Autodesk Architectural Desktop to Speed Production Drawing: Part 2 - Project Navigator and Callout tool work together to properly coordinate between drawing sheets in ADT, Don Jennings, Hagerman & Company Inc., October 2005

Using Autodesk Architectural Desktop to Speed Production Drawing - Detail Component Manager in ADT helps users develop details fast, Don Jennings, Hagerman & Company Inc., September 2005

Creating Mechanical Ductwork with Structural Members in Architectural Desktop 2006 - using Structural Members in ADT to convert 2D linework to 3D ducts, ARCHIdigm, October 2005

Embedding Office Knowledge in the Building Information Model - creating property set definitions to list the space styles for an object in ADT, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, October 16, 2005

SNAP & GRID Turn Off's - turn SNAP and GRID off in the default template drawing in ADT, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, October 12, 2005

ADT - Applying Materials - use the 'Apply Material' tool to apply a particular material at the style level or object level in ADT 2006, Beau Turner, Will Render For Food, October 12, 2005

Create Custom Tags in Architectural Desktop, the Easy Way - creation of custom tags had been a painful process but with ADT 2006 and ABS 2006, the process is actually pleasant, Peter Gehring, CADdigest.com, October 7, 2005

Opaque Glazing Materials under Shade Modes in Architectural Desktop 2006 - display the glazing materials correctly in ADT 2006, ARCHIdigm, September 2005

Contouring with Structural Members in Architectural Desktop 2006 - create exhaust hoods using Structural Members, ARCHIdigm, September 2005

Masking with AEC Polygons in Architectural Desktop 2006 - using Background Mask option in the 'Mtext' and 'Dimension Styles dialog boxes for masking objects, ARCHIdigm, September 2005

ADT: Routine to Copy Layer Keys Between Layer Key Styles - run a VBA macro to copy Layer Keys between drawings or styles, Richard Binning, beside the cursor, October 3, 2005

Scale-Dependent Tag Tools in ADT 2006 - you can get the out-of-the-box tool or set up an AEC Content file to work with scale-dependent tags, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, September 24, 2005

Replace Z Value and Copy Definition and Assign Rock - ADT command can replace existing z coordinates with zero, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, September 17, 2005

Approximating NURBS Surface in Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2005/2006 - a tutorial to create NURBS surface in Autodesk VIZ and then bringing it into Architectural Desktop, Tomislav Zigo, Hagerman & Company, Inc., August 2005

Creating Custom Object Tags in ADT 2006 - a simple process to create object tags along with schedules and property set definitions, Matt Dillon, Breaking Down the Walls, September 12, 2005

Rounding Redux - rounding numerical property data in Autodesk Architectural Desktop, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, September 3, 2005

UCS Icons on AEC Objects - remove UCS icons from AEC objects using Display Manager, Autodesk Knowledge Base, September 1, 2005

Creating Schedule Tags - creating schedule tags to link data in the object's property sets with  the attributes contained in the tag, Paul F. Aubin, Mastering Autodesk Architectural Desktop, August 2005 pdf

ADT Project Navigator - Defined - a basic tutorial in the use of Architectural Desktop's Project Navigator, Beau Turner, Will Render For Food, August 7, 2005

Door/Window Assembly with Half-Height Sidelight - create a door/window assembly that has a door with a "half-height" sidelight adjacent to it, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, August 1, 2005

ADT: Copying Layer Keys Between Layer Key Styles - VBA automation and Excel help to compare and contrast two layer standards to identify the differences using built in sorting methods, Richard Binning, beside the cursor, July 29, 2005

Change the Way Export to AutoCAD Works in ADT - click on the AEC Editor tab to get the settings used by 'Export to AutoCAD', JTB World, August 1, 2005

Surface Control Variables in Architectural Desktop 2005 - appropriate values of surface control variables can control the precision of a model's 3D representation, Hagerman & Company Inc. (Autodesk reseller), July 2005

ADT - Mass Tool Palette Generation -  tool catalogs/tools or tool palettes from multiple ADT styles is much easier now using ADT 2006, Beau Turner, Will Render For Food, July 18, 2005

WxH Formula for Windows - creating a width X height formula property for windows using Property Set Definition, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, July 16, 2005

Architectural Desktop Xref Wall Cleanup Tip - create all your standard cleanup group definitions and save the file on your network, detach and reattach the xrefs if needed, Richard Binning, beside the cursor, July 11, 2005

Structure/Flow in Formula Properties: Select Case/Case/Case Else/End Select Construct - using Select Case construct to specify multiple different actions based on the value of the expression, as Select Case construct can be much easier to set up and maintain, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, July 9, 2005

MindManager and ADT Project Browser - setting ADT Project Standards using a MindManager map and ADT Project Browser as it can host html, Robin Capper, Robinz CAD Blog, June 30, 2005

Formula's in Property Sets - tips for users of ADT using formula's in property sets, Craig Stack, Vision 1 Architects, July 1, 2005

Structure/Flow in Formula Properties: If/Then/ElseIf/Else Statement - make use of the Statement and simplify property values like concatenating strings or calculating a rectangular area, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, July 3, 2005

Known Issues in ADT 2006 - long list of issues with recent release in areas of AEC details, drawing management, layer manager, more, Tomislav Zigo, Hagerman & Company, Inc. (Autodesk reseller), June 2005

Scheduling and Xrefing - dragging the view into the sheet yields no data, ADT must actually recalculate the schedule, Craig Stack, Vision 1 Architects, June 22, 2005

Using Divisions to Manage Design Options - with workings of Project Navigator and Project Management in ADT, learn to use divisions to manage various plan options, Matt Dillon, Breaking Down the Walls, June 23, 2005

ADT 2006 Options - Part 2 - exploring AutoCAD 2006 Options dialog box: Export to AutoCAD, Block Properties of Exploded Object, Unselected Grip Colors, Dynamic Dimensions Linetype, etc., Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Blog, June 18, 2005

ADT 2006 - Add Project - create a single (or multiple) Template Projects with all the details in ADT 2006, Beau Turner, will render for food, June 14, 2005

Different View of the Same Info - Using ADT Tables a Little Differently - instead of producing different looking bills of materials for the customers and the manufacturing unit, try having multiple tables for the same product, Ben Jones, ninedots, May 29, 2005

Fun With Structural Members - Part I -  if you already have a column grid placed you can mass fill out nodes without columns by simply using the Ctrl key during placement of the column, Beau Turner, Will Render For Food, May 23, 2005

ADT/ABS 2006 - Rename and Renumber Sheets - with ADT 2006 you can rename the associated .dwg file to match the sheet title and prefixing the sheet number to the file name, Beau Turner, Will Render For Food, May 9,  2005

Visual LISP Repathing for ADT Tool Palettes - create a routine using Visual LISP to repath the standard AEC Content locations so the new path will show up in the standard tool palette, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, May 18, 2005

ADT 2006 - Options Dialog Box - Part 1 - Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2006 adds several tabs to the standard AutoCAD 2006 Options dialog box, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Blog, May 19, 2005

Creating a Hatch Pattern Palette in Architectural Desktop 2005 and AutoCAD 2005 - if multiple hatch patterns are created in ADT, it may be hard to find one, solution presented by ARCHIdigm, May 17, 2005

Garden Fencing with Curtain Walls in Architectural Desktop 2005 - tutorial on what may be ADT's most complex style, ARCHIdigm, May 17, 2005

Integrating LEED and Architectural Desktop - using custom ADT objects for LEED project analysis in a BIM environment, Tomislav Zigo, Hagerman & Company Inc, April 27, 2005

Circular Stairs With Landings  - tip on how to create spiral stairs with landings in Architectural Desktop, Cadforum, April 18, 2005

ADT 2006 Schedule Tag Changes - if you can sketch then you can create custom tags too, Beau Turner, Will Render for Food, April 16, 2005

Architectural Desktop 2006 - taking off from where the 2004 and 2005 version left off, ADT 2006 focuses on project workflow and standards, process and ease of use from a new AutoCAD platform without any file format change, Chris Yancher, Between the Walls, April 15, 2005

ADT 2006 - Final - Known Issues - Merge Common Materials may fail to work in Sections and Elevations where a slab material is merged with other Object Materials, Mark W.Kiker, Caddmanager.com, April 15, 2005

ADT 2006 Install Tip - the install can automatically create an AutoCAD profile and shortcut on the desktop alongside the ADT shortcut, Mark W.Kiker, Caddmanager.com, April 9, 2005

Formula Property Interface Improved in ADT 2006 - debug the formula without importing multiple loops from the drawing, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, April 3, 2005

Avatech Tricks: Set Up ADT Tool Palettes the Entire Office Can Use - in three simple steps tool palettes can be created that the whole office can share, Brian K. Smith, Cadalyst Management, March 15, 2005

Performance Tips When Using Sheet Set Manager - tips to avoid performance problems when using SSM in AutoCAD 2005 or Project Navigator in Architectural Desktop 2005, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World, February 25, 2005

ADT 2005 - VIZ Render Tutorials - the Architectural Desktop 2005 CD contains helpful VIZ tutorials - just make sure you install them, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Blog, February 23, 2005

Sheet Set (0 dst) Hot Fix - link to a fix for the Sheet Set (0 dst) issue that applies to Architectural Desktop 2005 and Autodesk Building Systems 2005, Beau Turner, Will Render for Food, February 21, 2005

User Tip on License Borrowing - Architectural Desktop/Building Systems tip, Beth Powell, Beth's Blog, February 18, 2005

Are Your Drawings Getting Bloated? Put Them on a Diet! - provides a macro to keep drawings free of unnecessary clutter, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, February 16, 2005

An Example of MindManager Architectural Desktop (ADT) Project Icons In Use - Robin Capper, RobiNZ Blog, February 18, 2005

ADT MindManager Images & Icons - MindManager resources for Architectural Desktop Project Components, Robin Capper, RobiNZ Blog, February 17, 2005

Removing Unsightly Bottom Frames at Doors - Autodesk Architectural Desktop tips, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, February 4, 2005

Productivity Tools - Architectural Desktop 2005 streaming tech tip explores the Construction Line, Face UCS, Body Modifier, Hidden Line Projection and Napkin Sketch commands, Jarod J. Schultz, CAD-1, February 1, 2005

Space Planning with Architectural Desktop 2005 - the first in a series of articles focusing on conceptual design, Tomislav Zigo, Hagerman Technology Bulletin, January 2005

VBScript Operators for Formula Properties - Autodesk Architectural Desktop tips, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 29, 2005

Advanced Profiles in Architectural Desktop - learn how to use Profiles to make a Railing Style into a Trellis, ARCHIdigm, January 31, 2005

AEC Dimension Labels - Lost but Not Forgotten - Architectural Desktop tutorial shows how to modify this old tool to report basic width and height values on Doors and Windows, ARCHIdigm, January 28, 2005

Adding Artwork to Architectural Desktop Renderings - learn about Curtain Walls, Materials and VIZ Render while make picture frames with art in them, ARCHIdigm, January 28, 2005

Downspouts in Architectural Desktop - learn how to use a Structural Member Style to produce a dynamic 3D downspout, ARCHIdigm, January 28, 2005

Automating Project Startup in Architectural Desktop 2005 - tips on automating the creation of a new project and ensuring that it gets started according to your company standards without any extensive modifications, Matt Dillon, Breaking Down the Walls, January 25, 2005

ADT or ACAD Object? How to Tell... - Architectural Desktop tip, Beau Turner, Will Render for Food, January 24, 2005

Changing a Drawing's Plot Style Type - Architectural Desktop tips, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 23, 2005

Linetype Scale - examines the three system variables that contribute to the display of linetypes in AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 15, 2005

Creating A New Display Configuration For Walls - Architectural Desktop procedures for creating a new Display Configuration that will display walls differently than the way they are displayed in any of the out-of-the-box Display Configurations, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 14, 2005

User- and Project-Specific Content - Architectural Desktop tutorial on how to have your firm’s standard content on your network, while still allowing individual users and project teams to have their own content, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 21, 2005

Fix a "Bogus Paperspace" Layout Message in Architectural Desktop/AutoCAD - tips on addressing this error message, Robin Capper, RobiNZ Blog, January 18, 2005

Which Door Tag Should I Use? - explains the uses of the different types of door tags that come with Autodesk Architectural Desktop, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 13, 2005

Two Door Schedules in "Stock" ADT Content - more on Architectural Desktop's door tags, Matt Dillon, Breaking Down the Walls, January 14, 2005

"Unformatted" Properties for Formulas - Autodesk Architectural Desktop tips, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 12, 2005

ADT's Project Navigator - links to articles explaining how to use Architectural Desktop's confusing but helpful Project Navigator, Beth Powell, Beth's Blog, January 12, 2005

Column Bubbles in the Reflected Display Configuration - Architectural Desktop advice on how to get column bubbles to display in the Reflected Display Configuration, Richard Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 7, 2005

Updating Multi-View Blocks - Architectural Desktop tips, Richard Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 7, 2005

Overview of the Display System - tips on using the Display System in Autodesk Architectural Desktop, with links to a recent AUGI World article on Wall Styles and Display Reps, Richard Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 3, 2005

ADT DST Issue Update - Architectural Desktop advice on using the Sheet Set Manager, especially when projects are hosted on network drives, Robin Capper, RobiNZ Blog, January 1, 2005

Architectural Desktop 2004 Level One - 11-part video tutorial, DG CAD Consulting, January 5, 2005

Creating Schedule Tags in Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2005 - ADT tips, Paul F. Aubin, Hagerman Technology Bulletin, December 2004

Architectural Desktop: Importing SketchUp Models - streaming tech tip on how to install @Last Software's free SketchUp plug-in, import SketchUp 3D models into ADT, convert the SketchUp geometry into ADT objects and strategies to clean up the resulting ADT model, Tod Stephens, Avatech Solutions, December 16, 2004

Using Solid Models for Styles - Architectural Desktop tutorial demonstrates drawing a bay window, Elise Moss, CADzette, December 10, 2004 (pdf)

Architectural Desktop Tips & Tricks - a collection of tips on various topics, Rob Starz, Stardsign.com, December 3, 2004

Autodesk's Garbage Can Icon - tips on using the new Clean Screen icon, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, November 29, 2004

ADT: Restrict Access to PSD's - Architectural Desktop tip concerns access to Property Set Definitions, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World, November 27, 2004

Architectural Desktop: Modifying a Wall Style - streaming tech tip explains how to create a new wall style by modifying an existing style, Tod Stephens, Avatech Solutions, November 16, 2004

ADT Update Space Tips - how to create a tool on the tool palette to quickly update a space if the boundaries have been changed, Jimmy Bermark, JTB World, November 15, 2004

How to Embed a Raster Image with a DWG Drawing? - quick AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop tip, cadforum.cz, September 27, 2004

Architectural Desktop 2005: Creating Wall Sweeps - streaming tech tip discusses how to add a wall sweep to a wall object or style by editing the profile of the wall, Tod Stephens, Avatech Solutions, October 14, 2004

ADT Model Space View - Architectural Desktop tip, Beau Turner, Will Render for Food, October 12, 2004

Importance of File Naming - General To Specific, Part I - tips on implementing a naming structure for CAD files, Beau Turner, Will Render for Food, October 13, 2004

Positioning Doors and Windows in Architectural Desktop's Curved Walls - tutorial shows how to work with the Anchor dialog for accurate results, ARCHIdigm, October 2004

ADT Project Tip: Where Is This Element Used? - Architectural Desktop tip on how to determine when it's safe to delete an Element, Robin Capper, RobiNZ Blog, October 9, 2004

Pocket Door Slot in Architectural Desktop's Walls - tips on how to make the Pocket Door Slot display correctly under the "Presentation" Display Configuration, ARCHIdigm, October 2004

Put the "PR" Back in Door Schedules - Architectural Desktop 2004/2005 - tutorial takes you through the steps to get this formatting style back, ARCHIdigm, October 2004

Daylight System - Adding Locations - VIZ / 3ds max / Architectural Desktop tip, Beau Turner, Will Render for Food, September 8, 2004

Quick ADT Tip - Architectural Desktop tip concerns the Sheet Set Manager, Beau Turner, Will Render for Food, September 7, 2004

Creating a Dimension Style Tool - Architectural Desktop tutorial, Elise Moss, Moss Designs, August 20, 2004 (pdf)

Creating a Lisp Tool - Architectural Desktop tutorial, Elise Moss, Moss Designs, August 20, 2004 (pdf)

Project Navigator and Existing Projects - Architectural Desktop tips, Beau Turner, Will Render for Food, August 4, 2004

Fields in AutoCAD - an overview of how Fields work and what you can do with them in both AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop, ARCHIdigm, July 2004

Decorative Columns in ADT 2005 - Architectural Desktop tips for using custom blocks to merge decorative columns with Structural Members, ARCHIdigm, July 2004

Slabs and Area Calculations in ADT 2005 - learn how the Area command may lead to erroneous results and how to create a better solution, ARCHIdigm, July 2004

Corrupted PropertySetDefs.dwg - Architectural Desktop tips on how to fix the file that's the source of all sorts of unwanted Layers, DimStyles and more, ARCHIdigm, July 2004

Creating Elevation Layouts - Architectural Desktop 2005 tutorial explores working with Layouts, Titleblocks and Fields, Elise Moss, CADzette, July 5, 2004 (pdf)

Excerpt from "Space Planning with Architectural Desktop 2005" - how to create and use an element in a facility layout, Elise Moss, CADzette, July 5, 2004 (pdf)

Model Display Configuration, Part 1 - Architectural Desktop tutorial explores how to create your own Model Display Configuration for Plan View, ARCHIdigm, June 2004

Model Display Configuration, Part 2 of 2 - the tutorial continues with an examination of individual Object Style Families, ARCHIdigm, June 2004

Multi/Sub-Object Materials in VizRender - Architectural Desktop tricks for rendering MvBlocks, ARCHIdigm, June 2004

Hidden HIDE options in AutoCAD and ADT 2004 - explores a little-known dialog with options that help produce hidden line results with 3D Objects, ARCHIdigm, June 2004

Purging in Architectural Desktop 2004 - how to reduce file size by removing MvBlocks in one step, ARCHIdigm, June 2004

ADT Named Views & Layers - Architectural Desktop 2005 tip, Beau Turner, Will Render for Food, June 30, 2004

How to Set Gradient Color Background for AutoCAD Drawing Window - tips for AutoCAD 2005/Architectural Desktop 2005, CADforum.cz, June 10, 2004

License Error [11.1.6020] - information about an AutoCAD/ADT/MDT error message, CADforum.cz, June 9, 2004

Elevation Values Are 10x or 100x Higher in Project Navigator - Architectural Desktop 2005 tip, CADforum.cz, June 16, 2004

Space Sketches in Architectural Desktop - Architectural Desktop tutorial explores the Napkin Sketch feature, which can give a more freehand look for space planning, Robin Capper, RobiNZ Blog, June 22, 2004

Creating a Custom Tag and Tool - Architectural Desktop 2005 tutorial, Elise Moss, CADzette, June 18, 2004 (pdf)

Architectural Desktop: New Options for Door Tags - streaming tip illustrates the new options in ADT 2005 to make tagging easier and more customizable, Joe Eichenseer, Avatech Solutions, June 8, 2004

Keynotes in ADT 2005 - Architectural Desktop tutorial explains how to create a custom keynote database, Elise Moss, CADzette, June 4, 2004 (pdf)

Detailing in ADT 2005, Part 2 - how Architectural Desktop's Detailer tools can be used to produce construction documentation for architectural practices, Michael Dakan, Cadalyst AEC Tech News #120, May 20, 2004

Detailing in Architectural Desktop 2005, Part 1 - demonstrates the functionality of the detailing module, Michael Dakan, Cadalyst AEC Tech News #119, May 6, 2004

Custom Viewport Scales in ADT 2005 - Architectural Desktop tip, Robin Capper, RobiNZ Blog, May 12, 2004

Site Mass Studies in Autodesk Architectural Desktop - explores using the Drape command to create a free form mass element in ADT, Robin Capper, RobiNZ Blog, May 8, 2004

Where Is the "Convert Polyline to Wall" Command in Architectural Desktop 2004 and 2005? - Architectural Desktop tip, CAD Forum, April 6, 2004

Multi/Sub-Object Materials in VizRender - Architectural Desktop tips for rendering MvBlocks, ARCHIdigm, April 8, 2004

Hidden HIDE Options in AutoCAD and ADT 2004 - tutorial explores a little known dialog with options that help produce hidden line results with 3D Objects, ARCHIdigm, April 7, 2004

Purging in ADT - Architectural Desktop tutorial illustrates how to reduce file size by removing MvBlocks in one step, ARCHIdigm, April 7, 2004

Model Display of Objects in ADT, Part 2 - Architectural Desktop tutorial explains how to create a Model Display Configuration for Plan View, ARCHIdigm, April 7, 2004 (part 2 of 2)

Exporting Layer Keys to Microsoft Excel - Architectural Desktop 2005 video tip shows how layer keys can be copied from ADT or ABS and pasted into Excel using the OLE clipboard, Sterling Systems, February 2004

Isolate Objects - Architectural Desktop 2005 video tip shows how to isolate and view only the objects you need to work on, Sterling Systems, February 2004

Wall Offset - Architectural Desktop 2005 video tip demonstrates how to automatically create offsets of your walls for generating corridors or rooms, Sterling Systems, February 2004

Coordinate Sections/Elevations and Details with the Project Navigator - Architectural Desktop 2005 video tip explains how to generate sections/elevations and details where the call-outs correctly correspond to the plan drawings, Sterling Systems, February 2004

Horizontal Sections - Architectural Desktop 2005 video tip explains how to generate horizontal sections throughout your ADT model to isolate elevation objects such as mezzanines or structural members, Sterling Systems, February 2004

Tips & Tricks for CAD Software - numerous productivity tips for AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop, Revit and MicroStation, Terry Dean, Tim Bates, Kevin Lilley and Russ Monrose, Design Productivity Journal, December 2003 (pdf) (requires free registration)

CAD Modeling for CG Visual Applications - some basic tips on using Architectural Desktop, William Alexander, CGarchitect, March 22, 2004

Face Modeling - explores face modeling basics using Architectural Desktop, William Alexander, CGarchitect, March 22, 2004

Advanced Formatting of AutoCAD 2005 Fields - AutoCAD 2005/Architectural Desktop 2005 tip, CAD Forum, March 22, 2004

Automatic Level Indicator for AutoCAD - AutoCAD 2002/2004/ADT tip, CAD Forum, March 22, 2004

Space Planning in ADT 2004 - Architectural Desktop tutorial explores Space Planning tools, Elise Moss, mossdesigns.com, March 19, 2004 (pdf)

Architectural Desktop: Create Arched Recesses with AutoCAD Solids - streaming tech tip shows how to create an arched recess with a curved back using AutoCAD solids and apply it to a wall using a body modifier, Phil Russo, Avatech Solutions, March 10, 2004

How to Convert 3D Models from Architectural Desktop to Autodesk Inventor - ADT/Inventor tip, CAD Forum, March 9, 2004

Copying a Style to a Template - Autodesk Architectural Desktop tutorial explains how to copy a wall style to a template so that the style is always available, Elise Moss, mossdesigns.com, March 5, 2004 (pdf)

Architectural Desktop: Create a New Tool Palette - streaming tech tip explains how to optimize your work by creating custom tool palettes for your most frequently used blocks, routines and tools, Gary Ponsell, Avatech Solutions, February 17, 2004

Smaller VRML files from AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop or Inventor - tips on compressing files, CAD Forum, January 29, 2004

Architectural Desktop 2004: Scheduling Multiple Drawings in One Schedule - streaming tip shows how to create a schedule in ADT that schedules doors in multiple external drawing files, Rick Feineis, Avatech Solutions, January 13, 2004

Model Display Configuration, Part 1 - Architectural Desktop tutorial reveals how to create a Model Display Configuration for Plan View, ARCHIdigm, January 8, 2004 (part 1 of 2)

Multi-View Blocks in 2D Elevations and Sections - Architectural Desktop tutorial explains how to make MvBlocks hide lines properly in 2D Elevations and Sections, ARCHIdigm, January 8, 2004

Mitered Corner Glazing in Architectural Desktop - tutorial illustrates a trick for working on this common problem in ADT, ARCHIdigm, January 8, 2004

ADT Tips and Tricks - Controlling Classifications - streaming tip explores the classifications in Architectural Desktop 2004 for scheduling, CAD-1, December 16, 2003

Architectural Desktop - Window Assemblies and Curtain Walls - streaming shows how window assemblies can be transferred to a curtain wall, Joe Eichenseer, Avatech Solutions, December 11, 2003

Architectural Desktop - AEC Dimensions - streaming tech tip explains how to use AutoCAD groups to keep your AEC Dimensions associated to the center line of a wall style, Phil Russo, Avatech Solutions, November 12, 2003

Architectural Desktop - Formulas - streaming tip shows how to use formulas in property set definitions to report to schedule tables, Phil Russo, Avatech Solutions, October 23, 2003

Architectural Desktop - Point Filters - streaming tip demonstrates the use of AutoCAD point filters to help align ridges while working in an elevation view, Phil Russo, Avatech Solutions, October 23, 2003

Architectural Desktop Tips - a collection of tips and information dealing with customization and problem-solving, Stardsign cad solutions, October 10, 2003

Autodesk Architectural Desktop: Using VIZ Render to Render Architectural Desktop Drawings - tutorial explores the skills required to start rendering interiors using Architectural Desktop and VIZ Render, Nancy Fulton, Autodesk.com, October 9, 2003

Up-Down Display of Stairs in Architectural Desktop 2004 - explores the advantages of ADT's Xref Display Overrides, ARCHIdigm, October 7, 2003

Custom Railing Style Inserts in Architectural Desktop 2004 - learn some basic tricks for creating your own railing designs, ARCHIdigm, October 7, 2003

Exploring Architectural Desktop 2004's File Management System - tips on using this new tool to enhance productivity, ARCHIdigm, October 6, 2003

Architectural Desktop - AutoLayering - streaming video tip explains how to use the new Palettes in ADT to auto-layer your existing AutoCAD blocks, Phil Russo, Avatech Solutions, September 30, 2003

Architectural Desktop - Classifications - streaming video tip shows how to classify space objects to report specifically on one kind of space classification, Phil Russo, Avatech Solutions, September 30, 2003

Architectural Desktop: Getting Started Online Workshop - 19 individual sessions detailing the use of some of the most common features in ADT 3.30, Avatech Solutions, August 29, 2003

Two Kits for Architectural Desktop by ARCHIdigm - adding these kits will provide new Object Styles to choose from in ADT, ARCHIdigm, August 29, 2003

Property Sets for Structural Members - Architectural Desktop 2004 tutorial on how to define Property Sets for Structural Members, Elise Moss, August 8, 2003 (pdf)

Project and Document Management in Autodesk Architectural Desktop 2004 - tips on using the Project Browser and the Project Navigator, Ed Goldberg, Autodesk.com, July 28, 2003

Autodesk Architectural Desktop: Walls and Foundations - tutorial shows how to create walls and foundations with Wall Styles, Ed Goldberg, Autodesk.com, June 3, 2003

VIZ Render Workshop - streaming video explains how to add "real" people and landscaping to your VIZ Render images and animation, Rick Feineis, Avatech Solutions, May 19, 2003

Using Old OEs in New Software - Autodesk Architectural Desktop tip explores the Object Enabler, CADsoft Consulting, April 18, 2003

Architectural Desktop - Custom Column Grids - streaming video tip shows how to create a custom column grid with ADT, Avatech Solutions, April 15, 2003

Architectural Desktop - Custom Column Grids - streaming video illustrates how to create a custom column grid, Mike Willet, Avatech Solutions, April 15, 2003

ADT Tips and Tricks - Controlling Display Configurations - streaming video explains how to enhance Architectural Desktop productivity with the Display System functionality, Jarod J. Schultz, CAD-1, April 14, 2003

Creating Terrain with Drape Command - Architectural Desktop 2004 tips, Kelcey Lemon, Autodesk.com, February 4, 2003

Wall Clean Up Through X-Refs - Architectural Desktop tips, Kelcey Lemon, Autodesk.com, February 4, 2003

Autodesk Architectural Desktop Tutorial: Walls and Windows - illustrates how much easier it is to create walls and windows with ADT 2004, Ed Goldberg, Autodesk.com, April 1, 2003

Mastering Point Filters - Autodesk Architectural Desktop tutorial illustrates how important the point filters are for editing ADT objects in 3D Space, ARCHIdigm, April 2003

Autodesk Architectural Desktop Tutorial: Plotting Shaded Viewports - tips on plotting for shaded or hidden line viewports in ADT 2004, Kelcey Lemon, Autodesk.com, March 31, 2003

Autodesk Architectural Desktop: Mass Modeling - tutorial offers step-by-step instructions on using ADT's Mass Elements functions, Ed Goldberg, Autodesk.com, March 18, 2003

Autodesk Architectural Desktop: Walls 101 - how to use ADT's intelligent design objects for quickly modifying walls, Ed Goldberg, Autodesk.com, March 14, 2003

Architectural Desktop Tip: Adding a Door Threshold - using the Threshold Display to create exterior doors, Kelcey Lemon, Autodesk.com, March 3, 2003

Architectural Desktop - What to Do When the Columns Aren't Lined Up - streaming video illustrates the correct way to move a column off the automatic column grid nodes without destroying the intelligence that ADT provides, Avatech Solutions, February 24, 2003

Accessing Schedule Data - Architectural Desktop 2004 tips, Kelcey Lemon, February 4, 2003

Display Properties with ADT 3/3.3 - Architectural Desktop streaming video explores how to use the Display System to enhance productivity, Jarod J. Schultz, CAD-1, January/February 2003 (pdf)

Wall Cleanups - Architectural Desktop tips on how to deal with External References that don't update or show wall cleanups, Jarod J. Schultz, CAD-1, January/February 2003 (pdf)

ADT Tips and Tricks - Adding Wall Modifiers -   Architectural Desktop streaming video shows how to customize the surface of a wall by adding modifiers, such as inch-thick stucco or wainscoting, Jarod J. Schultz, CAD-1, January/February 2003

Architectural Desktop - Roof vs. Roof Slabs - streaming video tech tip explains the difference between Roof objects and Roof Slab objects and offers tips on their creation and modification, Avatech Solutions, January 10, 2003

Breaking Down the Walls in Architectural Desktop - tutorial offers an overview of wall basics, Matt Dillon, Autodesk University presentation, December 3, 2002 (pdf)

Adding Door Handles to Architectural Desktop 3 Doors - tutorial to add a custom block of a door handle to an Architectural Desktop Door Style, Elise Moss and Chris Fox, excerpt from "Autodesk Architectural Desktop R3.3 Intermediate: Through the Roof" (hosted by ARCHIdigm), January 2003 (pdf)

Working on Complicated Roof Designs in Architectural Desktop 3 - how to combine Roofs, Roof Slabs and other objects into a single Mass Group, ARCHIdigm, January 2003

The Productivity Enhancement Extension - Autodesk Architectural Desktop tutorial explores the new ADT extension tools, Ed Goldberg, Autodesk.com, December 12, 2002

Architectural Desktop - Injecting Information Between Architectural Studio and Architectural Desktop - streaming video tech tip shows how to inject mass elements from AAS into ADT and 2D drawing information from ADT into AAS, Avatech Solutions, November 20, 2002

Rendering Template Files for Architectural Desktop 3.3 - tutorial explores how to create a rendering template file for rapid presentation images with ADT, ARCHIdigm, October 2002

Negative Door Frames in Architectural Desktop - tips on how to use a negative frame width dimension to enhance door display representations, ARCHIdigm, October 2002

Wall Endcap Styles with Invisible Edges and More - Architectural Desktop tutorial offers basic lessons in the basics of Wall Endcap Styles, ARCHIdigm

Architectural Desktop Tips and Tricks - Adding 2D Blocks - streaming video that explores adding AutoCAD 2D Blocks to ADT's Door and Window Styles, CAD-1

Framing Plans with Architectural Desktop 3 - tutorial on using roof slabs to create roof framing plans in 2D and 3D, ARCHIdigm

Architectural Desktop - Using the Quick Slice Command - streaming tech tips to help you with wall section details, Avatech Solutions, July 16, 2002

Creating Scale-Dependent Annotation in Autodesk Architectural Desktop 3.3 - how to show the same information on two differently scaled drawings, Paul F. Aubin, CADENCE, August 2002

Structural Members - excerpt from The Architectural Desktop3 book by H. Edward Goldberg, AEC Vision, Feb 2002

Wall Tools: Wall Modifiers and Sweep Profiles - Autodesk's Architectural Desktop has tools to create unusually shaped walls, Ed Goldberg, Autodesk.com, Sep 2001

 

 
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