Category Archive for: Integrating AutoCAD into Your Work Environment

Adding Hyperlinks to Connect to Other Drawings or Web Pages

The file you opened. in your browser in the previous exercise contains the HTML code you looked. at in the previous section entitled. Adding a DWF File to a Web Page. Only the names of the embedded DWF files were modified. to include the floor plan. The ability to have a clickable object in the browser’s view of…

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Viewing Your Web Page

Once you have your HTML file completed, you arc ready to view it with a browser. You will need Version 3.0 or higher of either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Netscape Communicator and the Autodesk Whip 3.1 driver. This driver can be obtained from the Autodesk Web page. The Whip driver comes in the form of installation files that are…

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Adding a DWF File to a Web Page

Creating a DWF file is simple. Adding it to a Web page can be a bit more work. This section will assume that you are familiar with the creation and editing of HTML documents. HTML stands for Hypertext Markup Language, but don’t let the fancy title scare you. The fundamentals of HTML are really quite easy to learn.…

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Sharing Drawings on the World Wide Web

The World Wide Web has become a major part of the computer industry and is quickly becoming a part of everyday life. If you’re in business, any business, a Web presence is seen as a necessity, even if you don’t think anyone will ever use it. But the Web offers AutoCAD users some real, practical benefits through its…

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Exchanging Data between Open Files

You’ve seen how you can extract a block from a file stored on your hard drive and place it into an open drawing, but what if you want to copy a block from one open drawing to another open drawing? You change the way the Tree view displays data so that it shows only the files that are…

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Finding and Extracting the Contents of a Drawing

Aside from the convenience of being able to see thumbnail views of your.drawing, the DesignCenter may not seem like much of an improvement over Windows Explorer, But the DesignCenter goes beyond Windows Explorer in many ways. One of the main features of the DesignCenter is that it allows you to locate and extract components of a drawing. Imagine that…

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Integrating AutoCAD into Your Work Environment

Whether you’re a one-persen operation working out of your heme or one of several hundred AutoCAD users in a large company, file sharing and file maintenance becomes the focus of much of your time. In a mere interconnected world, the volume of messages and files crossing our path seems to be constantly on the rise. In addition, the Internet…

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