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Sign Documents with your Trackpad using Preview – OSXDaily

Sign Documents with your Trackpad using Preview – OSXDaily

This is a compliment to an article I linked to a few weeks ago which centered on using the iSight camera to sign documents in Preview. In Yosemite, you can now use the trackpad of your computer to sign documents as well. One thing the article doesn’t mention is you can use a stylus if […]

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Speed up your Airport Network – Macworld

Speed up your Airport Network – Macworld

I have been using Airport devices (extremes and expresses) as well as Time Capsules for a number of years and found them quite stable and quick. The time capsule is a huge boon to my backup scheme as it doesn’t require a physical connection and with Mac’s Time Machine it makes backing up an automatic […]

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Create folder icons for easy recognition – Macworld

Create folder icons for easy recognition – Macworld

Finder labels are a great feature but can be a little subtle. Personally I add folder icons in my projects folder to immediately distinguish between my clients. It’s a simple yet powerful way of recognizing and distinguishing between clients.

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AU2014 is over! Back to work!

Autodesk University is a wonderful conference as I’ve mentioned before, but it is also very consuming. Apologies for not posting as regularly as I would have liked from the Thanksgiving break till now but the holidays / conference can require a great bit of focus on my part. I do want to remind drafters / […]

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Using 3D flyover – OSXDaily

Using 3D flyover – OSXDaily

Wonderful walkthrough of Flyover for iOS (though you can do this on Mac OS X too.) This may seem like a slightly frivolous, if not visually interesting, feature. However, as a designer, it’s a wonderful way of seeing existing conditions for a site. One of the reasons I prefer Bing Maps to Google for site […]

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Batch rename files in Finder – MacLife

Batch rename files in Finder – MacLife

Renaming files can be tedious and, depending on the number of files, very time consuming. Let finder do the work for you with this great tip from MacLife

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AU2014 Begins tomorrow!

AU2014 Begins tomorrow!

Autodesk University is an amazing event. 9500 people fly across the country (and from all over the world) to congregate in one location and talk about software and technology. Obviously, my main focus is AutoCAD for Mac, AutoCAD and the 360 products but there is a wealth of information and networking opportunities. I’ve been lucky […]

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How do you use PDF’s in your workflow?

Autodesk is running a survey to better understand how users use PDF’s in their workflows. Do you underlay them? Do you just create them? What do you want to be able to do with them? Tell Autodesk directly!

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Midpoint Between Two Points in AutoCAD

Midpoint Between Two Points in AutoCAD

I was amazed this feature was available when someone told me about it after I had been drafting a few years. It’s not obvious and previous versions of AutoCAD had it tucked away into obscurity despite it’s usefulness. Works great in AutoCAD for Mac too!

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Hide Yosemite Update in the App Store

Hide Yosemite Update in the App Store

I still have a handful of clients with Yosemite Wifi issues despite the latest update so I haven’t recommended updating to all of my clients yet (especially those on laptops.) Here is a simple way of hiding the update so you are not tempted to update by mistake.

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