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Archive for September, 2010

Flatten a 3D Model into a 2D Drawing

Posted by Rob W on September 18, 2010

How to flatten a 3D model to a 2D drawing? Here’s how using Flatshot.

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I-Inc iH-282HPB 28″ Class Widescreen LCD Monitor – 1920 x 1200

Posted by Rob W on September 10, 2010

Experience AutoCAD and Navis in 1920×1200 on a 28′ flat screen. All I can say is, “it’s INCREDIBLE”! It’s so productive we now have three per seat.

Tip: you will need good video cards with at least 768mb of ram and DVI inputs. You will need to use the HDVI out on the monitor to get the 1920×1200 res. The cable is provides however; think about getting longer ones if you go with multiple monitors.

Rob W

MEP Precision Detailers

I-Inc iH-282HPB 28″ Class Widescreen LCD Monitor
Go beyond the distance with the I-Inc iH-282HPB 28″ Class (27.5″ Diagonal) widescreen LCD monitor that will truly expand your vision. Enjoy lifelike, detailed graphics and video with the I-Inc iH-282HPB 28-inch Class (27.5″ Diagonal) widescreen LCD Monitor. The iH-282HPB features a stunning widescreen display that offers high brightness, 15000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 16.7 million displayable colors, and cinematic 16:10 aspect ratio. You’ll enjoy streak and ghost-free images as action sequences come to life, thanks to the iH-282HPB’s 3ms response time. This monitor also features HDMI and VGA connections and is equipped with integrated speakers. Surf the Web, conduct online research and do much more. With the iH-282HPB widescreen LCD monitor, you can do it all with confidence.

What It Is And Why You Need It:

  • Breathe new life into your computing with the I-Inc iH-282HPB 28-inch class (27.5″ Diagonal) widescreen LCD monitor.
  • Stunning widescreen display that offers high brightness level, incredible contrast ratio and displays 16.7 million colors.
  • Enjoy more connectivity options through HDMI and VGA connections.

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Logitech G700 Mouse and G510 Keyboard

Posted by Rob W on September 9, 2010

Mouse has 13 programmable buttons and keyboard has 53 programmable keys, I use the G11 keyboard and I cannot live without it, especially when working in NavisWorks…

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Learn How To Rotate Viewports

Posted by Rob W on September 4, 2010

Using the VPROTATEASSOC Variable a new feature in AutoCAD makes it easy to rotate views in a layout.

For a more detailed video click the link below

See Video Here

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Can devices be on more than 1 layer

Posted by Rob W on September 1, 2010

PROBLEM: We want to show clearances around our electrical devices. Can we add a polyline to our device that is on a separate layer?
SOLUTION: Watch Video

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