Another a new development in soon to come v 2018. Extra keyboard commands under TOOLS – Customise – Keyboard.
It obviously depends on what tools you use a lot and find most useful, but here’s one example, Zoom Extends. In previous versions, you were able to assign a key, say Z to zoom out incrementally, but not to extends and as you could zoon out simply by rolling your wheel mouse there was little point. You could click on the Zoom Extends icon at the top of your screen, or there is the little trick of tapping your wheel that normally works.
However in 2018 you can assign a single key to Zoom Extend, I tried it with Z and it worked a treat. Z did have a different function by default, but not one that I ever used.
Also good to know that the Default button puts them all back to what they were doing before you started mucking about with them.
I’m very pleased to say that LightWorks is returning to TurboCAD, RedSDK is now an optional plug-in. I have not yet seen the new version, but I’d presume that LW will be its old easy to use self.
2018 is due out at the end of March, but experience tells me that this will be delayed, release dates for all sorts of software often are, so I’m sure it will be here by the end of April.
If you need help with AutoCAD on a personal level, rather than organised classes, then I have recently met a chap who used AutoCAD in his work and is now semi-retired and teaches AutoCAD. He might even be persuaded to take on projects.
His name is Clive Osmond and can be contacted by email at the address below.
If Training Films will not play, or you only hear or only see them, and both of these have happened to me, then the fix is to download the VLC Player from the link below.
I believe that it is updated on a fairly regular basis, so you may need to do this occasionaly.
Get VLC Player from here: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.en-GB.html
A customer has passed this on to me – anyone got any ideas, let me know at [email protected]
Paul, I’d just like to report my experience with Windows 10 Creators Update (I guess I am not alone). After this Windows update installed I randomly lost some lines on my monitor. I tried various adjustments to the Options/Display settings without success. The only cure I found was to roll back from Windows Creator to Windows Anniversary – This fixed the problem. Is this a known issue? Is there any solution available? Thanks, Mike
The files that my training films are saved in are avi and some computers will not read them. So if you have purchased training films from me on a USB stick, but can hear me but not see anything then you need to download the VLC Player, it only takes seconds to download and is free.
â€‹You can get VLC Player from here: https://www.videolan.org/vlc/index.en-GB.html
If when you select the file, it still does not work, itâ€™s because your computer it not choosing the right player, so right click on the file and select Open With, then choose VCL Player.
I had a customer who recently had a lot of trouble loading TurboCAD Mac Deluxe because of the security that Mac imposes. When he eventually succeed, he was good enough to send me the solution – which is a new one on me.
The guy from Apple spent nearly an hour an a half on the phone to me but could not track down the source of the persistent “Mimecast” intervention, which should theoretically have been impossible. He did, however, provide a fix for the download.
For future reference for any of your customers with a similar problem, it was:
Don’t left click on the download. Right click and copy it, BUT DO NOT PASTE DIRECTLY TO THE BROWSER. Instead paste it somewhere bland (in my case to “Notes”) then copy it afresh from there and paste into browser.
That worked and download completed successfully!
Thanks for your help,