Thursday, December 20, 2007

Speed up file browsing - LAN, WAN, and via WAFS devices

Do you notice a sluggish response when browsing folders across your network at any level? This includes browsing via LAN, WAN, and via WAFS devices such as Steelheads. If your folders contain AutoCAD files then be sure to turn off the "digital signature" icon display.

What do I need to do?

1.) Open a windows browser window.

2.) Search for and navigate to an AutoCAD file.

3.) Right click while your mouse is over the file and choose. (see image below)

a. “Enable/Disable Digital Signature”

b. Make sure the check box is not checked. (See image below)

4.) Restart your PC.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Change the pathing type of linked files

If working with relative pathing is not your cup of tea, you can always click "Manage Links" from the File Menu pull down and change your type from Relative to Absolute as shown in the graphic below.

Revit Uses Relative Links on Network

Did you know that by default Revit uses relative links when importing other files? While this may or may not be news to you, it does require you to think when moving or copying files to new destinations on your network.

Lesson: Don't assume that Revit will remember the full path and filename of linked files.

Sidenote: This opens up possibilities for remapping drive letters, using dos subst commands etc.

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Haskell Named Company of the Year

Congratulations to the Haskell Company on being named Company of the Year.
For more info click the title or this link.