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Get the AU Online Code!

Many of you have attended Autodesk University and know the value of this fantastic training and networking event. But I know that many of you don’t get an opportunity to attend for many reasons. Since I have access to the training materials, I thought I would share the code with those who’ve never attended.

Here’s the deal: Send me an email stating why you want to experience AU through the online portal. I’ll select five people and then send them a link that will let them register and gain access to the thousands of classes, handouts, and screencasts. Don’t delay. This deal expires on June 1st, 2009.

AUGI Member Exclusive Download – AutoCAD 2010 Tips-n-Tricks Booklet by Lynn Allen

AUGI Members Only Exclusive!

You all know the value of Lynn Allen’s Tips and Tricks. You know that she has saved you tons of time and effort. Now Lynn Allen, Autodesk technical Evangelist and AUGI Sweetheart, is offering an exclusive to our members. A sneak peek at the AutoCAD 2010 Tips and Tricks.

That’s right – before anyone else gets to see them, Autodesk is allowing AUGI members an exclusive downloadable version. This PDF download is stuffed with the best of the best from Lynn. You have used them in the past and they have made you more productive. Get the latest in a long stream of helpful hints directly from Lynn to AUGI members. You must be a member to download the booklet.

If you’re not an AUGI member, be sure to sign up today! Membership is free. Once you’re a member, you can download the booklet!

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Better yet – download your preview copy, then go see Lynn and the tips live and in action at the Autodesk Imagine Tour at a city near you. You can get a hardcopy of the handy booklet at the event.

Join informative sessions, including Take Design Further: Lynn Allen’s AutoCAD 2010 Tips & Techniques, and learn how AutoCAD 2010 delivers groundbreaking new capabilities to tackle the most challenging design problems with ease. In addition, you’ll see our range of solutions in action in our industry sessions, including design and intelligent modeling solutions such as Autodesk® Inventor® software, Revit® software, AutoCAD® Map 3D software and Autodesk® 3ds Max® software.

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ACA 2009 VBA Macro – Room Zoom Available

R2009Find_Room_Zoom2.dvb is a VBA Macro that displays a modeless userform on the screen with a text box and a button labeled “Find”. When you enter a room or space number in the text box and click the “Find” button, it will cycle through all the available space/room objects in the current drawing and any attached xref files and zoom your display to center on that space or room with the corresponding number. This macro originated in Autodesk Architectural Desktop (ADT) R3.3 and is now updated for Autodesk AutoCAD Architectural (ACA) Release 2009.

Take a look at the code within the macro to see how to:

  • Use the acfocus control (allows you to keep the form visible on the screen while you interact with entities within your file.
  • Find the schedule property and get the associated space or room object.

You’ll find more helpful utilities in past posts here and at, R U a Member?