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AutoCAD / Re: Streamlined Methods for User Toolbox Between PC's
« Last post by ALLAN on November 28, 2018, 12:16:33 AM »
I agree with you about the custom workspace and tools make of the best drafting outcomes.

I dropped my custom toolbar a few years ago, just use AutoCAD out of the box. But I also use Revit and Civil 3D alot so not so much on the AutoCAD as in the past. I moved my main special tools to LISP and run them as a command as needed.
General Discussion / Re: Updating Lisps
« Last post by ALLAN on November 28, 2018, 12:11:09 AM »
Post up the LISP files and someone may run with it.
AutoCAD / Re: Streamlined Methods for User Toolbox Between PC's
« Last post by Forbes on November 21, 2018, 03:34:21 PM »
Being old school, I have recently converted from toolbars to Ribbon, and what I have done is I have created a sub-folder in AutoCAD where I keep all my lisps, icons, etc.

I created a custom workspace where I have made changes, added all my custom commands CUIX menu, and lisps etc. and in the options, Files, Support File search path, I have added my sub-directories.
I also load my lisps in start-up suite.

Once everything was up and running, I copied the files as well as the Acad CUIX file onto a stick which I use to install if I need to used a different computer. I found that the Acad CUIX file contained some of the info, so it was safer to copy it as well.

That worked for me.
General Discussion / Re: Updating Lisps
« Last post by Forbes on November 21, 2018, 02:47:42 PM »
Pity, but I suppose the demand for lisps has moved to other software issues. Thank you for your contribution to the 'Draffies" cause, I am sure a lot of people have benefited from your lisps.

Hopefully someone on the forum will consider maybe incorporating the lisps I have into what you did as another revision.
If not, I will continue to use the lisp you did.

General Discussion / Re: Updating Lisps
« Last post by ALLAN on November 21, 2018, 05:37:28 AM »
Still kicking around Forbes, but haven't done much LISP programming for a number of years.
General Discussion / Re: Updating Lisps
« Last post by Forbes on November 20, 2018, 03:29:29 PM »
I have just read another post, the lisp was modified by Allan Wise.
Hopefully if you read this, you may be interested in looking at the lisps I have.
General Discussion / Updating Lisps
« Last post by Forbes on November 20, 2018, 03:11:29 PM »
Hi all, just joined the forum, so bear with me please.

Although we have moved on to 3D modelling, most of our clients still require a basic 2D Layout.
Over the years I have collected and modified AutoCAD menus to suit my needs, starting with Mech 11 in 1990.

If I remember correctly I downloaded the stl.lsp revised by someone on this site with USA and AUS steel sections, and have modified it to suit South African steel sections. (There is no notice of copyright in the lisps, so I understood I was not infringing on any laws by doing so)
It is a great lisp, and I must congratulate whoever updated it.

I have steel sections lisps which I previously used which run off pull-down or drop down dialogue boxes, but with the  CUI menu format they are not ideal to use as they populate the command dialogue box with the lists of the member sizes.

I would prefer to use some of my old lisps for sections as the gives the option of drawing a beam from the top, center or bottom of the member and various other things, however ideally the lisps need to be modified to run with dcl files, and unfortunately while I understand and can follow the process, I don't have the ability to modify the lisps.

My question is, is there anyone on the forum who would be prepared to modify the lisps for me.

Architectural Drafting / Re: Queensland Based Opportunity
« Last post by draftandmodel on October 30, 2018, 12:33:17 AM »
I'm always looking for bits and pieces to fill in any gaps.

If this is still valid it would be interesting to hear how it turned out.
Architectural Drafting / Re: Tips before printing
« Last post by draftandmodel on October 30, 2018, 12:30:16 AM »
I am not in architectural but mechanical, my thoughts would be along the lines of complying with standards, and/or specific company standards and requirements.

I still find printing a drawing out for self check assists quite a bit, many time I send for review at PDF level check only but a hard copy sometimes highlights items not picked up with PDF settings.
Taking a break away from the project albeit overnight or simply reviewing another project before checking the drawing, can really assist in catching either errors or refinements also. All too often analysis paralysis creeps into a drafters day along with tight deadlines can cause even the most ridiculous or embarrassing mistakes to be made or missed.

The above may be obvious apart from that does the drawing contain all the client or your employer requested? Does it contain duplicate or too much information?

Hope it went well anyways.   
Architectural Drafting / Tips before printing
« Last post by JamieLangdo on October 28, 2018, 08:08:35 PM »
Anyone have any tips or a quick checklist on things to verify before I print a copy for my employer to review a floor plan concept?
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