Random thoughts and helpful CAD links... - Enjoy!

Friday, March 25, 2005

CDG Purge Resurrected

Joel Roderick has made CDGPurge 4.0 available for download, you can get the story behind it and a link to the most recent version of CDGPurge here:

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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The Unofficial AutoCAD History Pages now includes AutoCAD 2006

The Unofficial AutoCAD History Pages

AutoCAD® 2006 software is the world’s leading customizable and extendable CAD software for 2D drafting, detailing, design documentation, and basic 3D design.
Continuously innovating for 20 releases, AutoCAD 2006 enhances productivity through usability improvements to everyday drafting and documentation tools...

Click here to read more about it and see all the new commands, changed commands, removed or obsolete commands, new system variables, changed system variables.

...and it made my blog before Shaan had a chance to Blog it!!!

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Sunday, March 13, 2005

ICC, ICCLinks & GAUG...

The Information Source of Design Professionals...

ICCLinks ( ), is a website with soon to have over 1,000 CAD and Design links to make information learning and exchange easier. It was created by the ICC ( or International CAD Council)( ), which also has plans for on-line learning / education as well as other programs to aid those wanting to learn design and how to leverage technology to create those designs.

You will also notice on either page above a link provided to sign up for their free Newsletter. ICC recruits outside CAD experts to share their ideas with the CAD using public by writing for their newsletter... and they freely distribute it to other users groups, educational institutes, or other design professionals.

Please help me welcome them to the CAD community by checking out their sites, bookmarking them and most important by visiting them often and passing along any useful information to others. Also, if you are in the St. Louis area, check out the Gateway Autodesk User Group (GAUG) and tell him (Brian Meyers) Tracy Lincoln sent you!

Giving back, sharing and helping others is what it is really all about...

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Saturday, March 12, 2005

Are you ready ?

Ready for the next release of AutoCAD?
AutoCAD 2006
, coming soon to a reseller near you...

Here are a few great places to have a look at what's included in the "soon to be released" AutoCAD 2006 (these links are not presented in any specific order), but I highly would recommend bookmarking these sites (downloading any videos or other media files) and return often to them often, as there is so much excellent content):

Beth Powell's
AutoCAD 2006!

Ellen Finklestein's
Web Site:
Sneak Preview of AutoCAD® 2006!

Jimmy Bergmark's
Blog and Web Site:

Lee Ambrosius'
Hyperpics Blog & Web Site:
Forgot a Command's Name, Now What?
Ignore Z values (AutoCAD 2006)
What's Changed in the ActiveX API? - AutoCAD 2006
Fields get some new muscle in AutoCAD 2006

Lynn Allen's
A Sneak Peak at AutoCAD 2006!
More AutoCAD 2006 Features!
AutoCAD 2006 - Other Cool Stuff!
AutoCAD 2006 - Other Awesome Features
AutoCAD 2006 - Let the Features Continue

Mark Kiker's
CAD Manager Blog:
AutoCAD 2006 Drawing Recovery Manager
AutoCAD 2006 - The Box

Matt Dillon's Blog:
AutoCAD 2006 - (Yes, 2006) - A Couple of my Favorite Things

Richard Binning's Blog:
AutoCAD 2006 is just around the corner...Sneak peak!
AutoCAD 2006 New Features Assistance

Robin Capper's Blog:
AutoCAD 2006 Preview
AutoCAD 2006 Preview ~ What NO COMMAND LINE? ~ Dynamic input & Heads Up Design
AutoCAD 2006 Preview ~ Customisation, Display and Selection Changes
AutoCAD 2006 Preview ~ Dynamic Blocks

Shaan Hurley's Blog:
AutoCAD 2006 - Coming soon to a desktop near you
AutoCAD 2006 - 3D DWF
AutoCAD 2006 - Dynamic Blocks and Display Enhancements

- Enjoy!