Comparing Panels Demo – This Time from the Shop Drawing to the Elevation!

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This is big. Huuuuge! I’ve talked before about our ability to easily cross check between the Layout and Shop drawings. Now you can cross check from the other direction – when you are in the shop drawing, you can now check the corresponding panel which exists in the layout. You can clearly see any differences. […]

The Human Problem In Developing Unique and Wonderful Software (Usability and Learning Curve)

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This post details an important issue in programming (and in the development of solutions which solve certain problems): the problem of human nature. It outlines my experience and the lessons which I have learned. I will share them for the benefit of our readers. What happened? What was the problem? I had originally created all […]

Ferrule Comparison – How to check for clashes in the starter bars for two adjacent panels (Demo Video)

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  What is the problem? Consider this situation – you’re got a marking plan in front of  you. You want to make sure that the ferrules in corner panels do not clash. How are you going to do that? How would you solve the problem? You’d have to find the corner panels, and then go […]

Where did the AutoCAD File Dialog User Interface Go – How to Return it back to normal after using AcCoreConsole? (AutoCAD)

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What Happened? No Dialog Box UI in AutoCAD? So I’ve just managed to run AcCoreConsole – some script. And it’s changed some settings. And now when I open regular AutoCAD, when I type in netload – it seems that I’ve lost the ability to open/select things using the user interface. Now I have to manually […]

Finding Blocks “Colliding” with Shear Lig Points (AutoCAD .net, Precast – Bubble Deck)

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It’s a common problem apparently. There are far too many block references placed a little too close to those pesky shear lig points. It takes discipline, but when you have 5-10 people all working on the same drawing, with different practices, it’s something that’s really easy to miss, but really expensive to discover. So I […]