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May 4, 2015: Happy Star Wars Day!
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , Personal
From my cubicle in the depths of the Death Star… To celebrate this Star Wars Day, why not build your own Death Star using AutoCAD and 123D Make, or script the opening crawl inside AutoCAD using F#? May the 4th...

April 30, 2015: Adding wiggle to jigsaw puzzles in AutoCAD using .NET
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Geometry
After seeing some code to create basic jigsaws in AutoCAD – and then a quick look at fabricating them using a laser cutter – in today’s post we’re adding a “wiggle” factor, making the shape of the tabs more unique...

April 29, 2015: Puzzling over laser cutters
Comments: 0 | Categories: AU , AutoCAD , AutoCAD I/O , Drawing structure
After introducing a rudimentary program to help build jigsaw puzzles, we needed to fabricate the design in some way. As mentioned originally, we quickly discarded the idea to 3D print it as too time-consuming and unreliable: we decided to at...

April 27, 2015: Autodesk Answer Days kick off with AutoCAD on May 7th
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Autodesk is running a series of “Answer Days”, where you can get answers to your product questions directly – and hopefully in real-time – from Autodesk’s development and support teams. The first is for AutoCAD and will run from 6am...

April 23, 2015: Creating jigsaw puzzles inside AutoCAD using .NET
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Geometry
Too. Much. Fun. As mentioned in the last post, a colleague came to me with a problem… for an internal team-building exercise, he needed to manufacture a circular, 60-piece jigsaw puzzle with 6 groups of 10 pieces, each of which...

April 22, 2015: Extracting help IDs for AutoCAD’s UI Finder
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , HTML , JavaScript , User interface
In the last post we looked at some simple JavaScript code to automate AutoCAD’s UI Finder, locating a sequence of commands in the ribbon. In this post we’re going to look at how to generate a more extensive list directly...

April 20, 2015: Invoking AutoCAD’s UI Finder from JavaScript
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , Commands , HTML , JavaScript , User interface
On my flight back from Singapore I started thinking about how an app might help people discover what’s new in the AutoCAD UI from release to release. This might also work for custom functionality, but that’s not (currently) my main...

April 17, 2015: AU2015 Call for Proposals opens next week
Comments: 0 | Categories: AU , AutoCAD , Autodesk , JavaScript , PaaS , Training
The countdown for Autodesk University 2015 starts with the Call for Proposals opening on April 22nd. It will remain open until May 26th. I have a few ideas for possible topics to present at this year’s event… Virtual Reality using...

April 16, 2015: New versions of Autodesk’s Reality Computing products
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A couple of updates from our Reality Solutions team… Firstly, a new, expanded portfolio of ReCap products is now available for download. They include the newly branded ReCap 360 Ultimate – previously known as ReCap Pro. For more information head...

April 11, 2015: A dream come true
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Today’s my birthday, which I’m spending with a fairly intense work schedule here in Singapore. My family gave me my present early on Saturday night, before I flew out on Sunday morning. To my absolute delight, it’s a Stormtrooper onesy,...


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