Archive for September, 2012

HELP!!

September 14, 2012

Autodesk had revamped the Help guide to be more suitable to what you need for AutoCAD 2013 and AutoCAD LT 2013.

You can either hit the F1 key, to see for yourself, or read about the new Help update here.

Civil 3D 2013 Hotfix 2 Has Been Removed

September 10, 2012

The Civil 3D 2013 Hotfix 2 has been removed from Autodesk’s website.

AutoCAD 2013 Service Pack 1.1

September 10, 2012

In an effort to fix issues with AutoCAD 2013, Autodesk has released Service Pack 1.1.

Some of the issues resolved are listed below. These are taken from the readme file…

3D Navigation Tools

  • Unexpected exit while panning.
  • Occasional crash related to navigating in 3D drawing.

3D Modeling

  • Occasional crash while selecting a face during a Presspull operation.
  • Crash when opening multiple 3D drawings containing a large number of 3D objects.

Autodesk 360

  • Crash in Japanese AutoCAD when logging into Autodesk 360 from the Options dialog box.
  • Occasional crash when opening a drawing that contains xrefs, when logged in to Autodesk 360.

CUI (Customize User Interface)

  • Occasional crash while loading a custom CUI file.
  • Unhandled exception occurs while clicking the Customize button from Quick Properties palette on a computer running .NET 4.5.

Design Center

  • Occasional crash while working with DesignCenter.

DGN Support

  • Fatal error when attaching or importing certain DGN files.

Dimensions

  • Crash after undoing the creation of a non-associative continued or non-associative baseline dimension.

Hatch

  • Occasional crash while zooming during Hatchedit.

InfoCenter

  • Crash when clicking any option from the Stay Connected button in the title bar when no drawings are open.

Inquiry

  • Crash while calculating area of a polyline that contains at least one segment that has been reduced to zero length.

Plot

  • Occasional crash while plotting to PDF.
  • Crash while plotting to a PDF file and the PDF driver is not present.

Point Cloud

  • Crash if the PCG file used to create a point cloud object does not exist.

Express Tools

  • Occasional crash during a MOCORO (Move/Copy/Rotate) command.

Startup

  • Crash due to corrupt graphics cache files on startup.
  • Crash occurs while canceling a LISP routine that runs at program startup.

General

  • Crash on undo/redo after adding 256 or more objects to a group.
  • Crash on viewing thumbnail in AutoCAD 2012 when installed side-by-side with AutoCAD 2013.
  • Occasional crash when exploding splines created by third-party applications.
  • Crash when AutoCAD exits on computers running .NET 4.5.

All the issues are not listed.  Again, refer to the readme file.

Where is my TTF?

September 6, 2012

Recently there have been inquiries regarding TTF or true-type fonts, most often questioning why they are not showing up when copied into the font folder.  .SHX files were previously the norm for AutoCAD text and are still used today.  A .SHX file is an ASCII definition of a .SHP or shape file, and is used to define text shapes. Typically, to transfer a .SHX file from one version to another, all you had to do was copy said file from one font folder to another—done deal.   TTF files on the other hand are “true type fonts” and were actually developed by Apple.  Why does this matter?  Because they behave differently than .SHX files.  True type fonts must be installed, not just copied from one font folder to another.  I know, the thought of ‘installing’ anything can be unsettling to an extent, but this installation is quick and painless.  For Windows 7, all you have to do is select on the .TTF file, right click, and select “Install”.  If you are running XP/Vista, go to the control panel, Fonts, and select “Install new font”.  The font should now appear in the dialog box when you invoke the STYLE command.

 

Until next time, stay safe, cool, and happy!

Where is my TTF?

September 6, 2012

Recently there have been inquiries regarding TTF or true-type fonts, most often questioning why they are not showing up when copied into the font folder.  .SHX files were previously the norm for AutoCAD text and are still used today.  A .SHX file is an ASCII definition of a .SHP or shape file, and is used to define text shapes. Typically, to transfer a .SHX file from one version to another, all you had to do was copy said file from one font folder to another—done deal.   TTF files on the other hand are “true type fonts” and were actually developed by Apple.  Why does this matter?  Because they behave differently than .SHX files.  True type fonts must be installed, not just copied from one font folder to another.  I know, the thought of ‘installing’ anything can be unsettling to an extent, but this installation is quick and painless.  For Windows 7, all you have to do is select on the .TTF file, right click, and select “Install”.  If you are running XP/Vista, go to the control panel, Fonts, and select “Install new font”.  The font should now appear in the dialog box when you invoke the STYLE command.

Until next time, stay safe, cool, and happy!