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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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AppleInsider Review: BrydgeAir iPad Keyboard

AppleInsider Review: BrydgeAir iPad Keyboard

I was not a fan of keyboards for my iPads until I picked up one for a client and decided to try one for myself. I actually liked the ability to take my “mini-macbook air” with me to appointments and type longform notes and text on a really keyboard with a fullscreen app. This one […]

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Get rid of unwanted calendar subscriptions

Get rid of unwanted calendar subscriptions

Many of my clients use Google for their business emails and this is a great way to get rid of united subscriptions your company may have signed you up for.

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Can’t explode that block?

Can’t explode that block?

Not that I condone exploding blocks (not as bad as exploding dimensions, but still a no-no) but there are times when it is necessary. Take a look at what may be preventing you from exploding a block in your drawing (works on Mac too.)

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Starwood Hotels CEO turns to iPad for Productivity

Starwood Hotels CEO turns to iPad for Productivity

Great article from WSJ about a CEO adopting tablets and smartphones while giving up his desk and desktop to see real productivity gains. Take a look!

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Avoid CAD Management Traps from cadalyst

Avoid CAD Management Traps from cadalyst

Great tips from Robert Green on avoiding some pitfalls as a CAD Manager.

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Troublehooting wifi issues in 10.10.1

Troublehooting wifi issues in 10.10.1

I still have a few clients with WiFi issues in the latest update to Yosemite. Hopefully these will solve someones problems!

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Check out Lynn’s AU Primer for 2014!

Check out Lynn’s AU Primer for 2014!

Autodesk University is a conference held every year where 8,000 – 10,000 drafters and designers pay more than $3,000 each to fly to Las Vegas and talk about AutoCAD (and other Autodesk products) for a week. It’s a wonderful event I have been honored to speak at for the past 4 years. If you are […]

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3rd Party SSD’s and Yosemite

3rd Party SSD’s and Yosemite

Nice article concerning Yosemite compatability with 3rd parts SSD’s, if it’s a route you are taking.

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