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February 26, 2015: Enabling global commands on localized AutoCAD versions using .NET
Comments: 0 | Categories: Async , AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Commands , Notification / Events
Here’s a quick piece of code to finish up the week to complement what we saw earlier. The idea is that on localized AutoCAD versions this code will allow the user to enter English commands without needing the underscore prefix....

February 25, 2015: Adding a global keyword menu to AutoCAD using WPF – Part 2
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Commands , Notification / Events , Runtime , User interface , WPF
After introducing this project in the last post, now it’s time to share some code. The project, as it currently stands, contains three source files: the first one relates to AutoCAD – it implements the various commands we’ll use to...

February 23, 2015: Adding a global keyword menu to AutoCAD using WPF – Part 1
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Commands , Notification / Events , Runtime , User interface , WPF
I’m up in the mountains, supposedly on vacation, but as one of our children woke up with a fever, I’m skipping the morning session on the slopes to stay home with him. Which gives me the chance to start writing...

February 20, 2015: Styling your HTML5 progress meter with CSS3
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , HTML , JavaScript , Runtime , User interface
After yesterday’s fun with creating an HTML5-based progress meter for AutoCAD, today we’re going to have some more fun styling it with CSS. To recap, here’s the progress meter that comes “out of the box”, with the default styling from...

February 19, 2015: Creating your own AutoCAD progress meter using HTML5 and JavaScript
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , HTML , JavaScript , Runtime , User interface
This week I’ve spent quite a bit of time looking into future API features. For one of them I needed to create a progress meter, and thought to myself “why not create one in HTML5?” And as it’s nothing specific...

February 16, 2015: An interview with Mike Aldred about the Dyson 360 Eye
Comments: 0 | Categories: Autodesk , Interviews , Personal , Robotics
Back in September, Dyson announced their long-awaited entry into the robo-vacuum market with the Dyson 360 Eye. I was delighted to see an old friend of mine, Mike Aldred, in one of the launch videos: Mike and I were undergraduates...

February 13, 2015: Reading from mobile devices: time for a redesign
Comments: 0 | Categories: Weblogs
It’s been several years since this blog received a redesign. I’ve tweaked the format from time to time, adding social buttons and various other widgets, but it’s starting to show its age, especially as more and more people are browsing...

February 11, 2015: Integrating physics into AutoCAD using JavaScript
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , HTML , JavaScript , Solid modeling
My esteemed colleagues over in the ADN team, Philippe and Balaji, have been working their magic, creating samples to show how to make use of JavaScript-based physics engines within Autodesk software. They’ve inspired me to have a go myself. Philippe’s...

February 9, 2015: The biggest VR announcement of 2015?
Comments: 0 | Categories: Personal , Virtual Reality
After the excitement around Magic Leap and HoloLens, on Friday of this week there’s another big VR-related tech announcement being made. But wait… isn’t CES finished? And Build doesn’t happen for a few more months? That’s right: this one is...

February 6, 2015: Creating a VR-friendly 3D HTML5 UI for Google Cardboard
Comments: 0 | Categories: Android , Autodesk , PaaS , Virtual Reality
After building native Android apps for both Gear VR and Google Cardboard that embed our web-based VR samples using Autodesk’s View & Data API, I really wanted to revisit the UI issue. After seeing the 3D UI capabilities of Gear...

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