IT10856: AutoCAD Tool Palettes Master Class (Autodesk University 2015)

cadsetterout speaking at Autodesk University 2015Are you a CAD manager or CAD Admin who is struggling to encourage your users to comply with CAD Standards?

In my experience, there is only one way to solve this. And that is, to make it so easy to comply with your CAD standard that they can do it without trying!

Come at meet me at Autodesk University 2015 where I will be taking you through the process of creating Tool Palettes for deploying your company standards, step by step.

[EDIT: Thanks very much to everyone who attended this class at Autodesk University 2015. You made me feel very relaxed and welcome! In addition to the 170 people who watched live – this class was livestreamed to a further 700 IP addresses! You can watch the livestream below]

(Download the presentation and handout from the link below)

IT10856 – AutoCAD Tool Palettes Master Class (Planning and Preparation, Not Perspiration)

Paul Munford – Application Engineer, Graitec UK

CAD standards are a bone of contention for every CAD manager. For me, CAD standards are all about a single thing—productivity.

It’s all about decision-making. I don’t want you spending time deciding what font to use or what lineweight to draw with. Those tasks don’t increase the project’s value. I want you to be able to focus on creating drawings that sell ideas to a client or help make manufacturing quicker and easier. You shouldn’t need to worry about CAD standards.

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In this Autodesk University class I’ll take you through the exact steps that I use to create a comprehensive set of tool palettes that deploy our company CAD standards. I’ll show you how to deploy your tool palettes on the network, and how to update them from a central file.

We will push as hard as we can into deploying scripts and macros from tool palettes, and cover some of the tips and hacks of tool palettes that you won’t find in the help file.

Learning objectives

  • Learn how to create a completely fresh tool palette in a network location
  • Learn how to create, edit, and save tools onto your networked palettes
  • Learn how to boost productivity with scripts and macros hosted on your palettes
  • Learn how to hack your tool palettes without opening AutoCAD

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