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Lasso function in Autocad 2015

Autocad screen

Are you finding the lasso function in Autocad 2015 ever so slightly annoying and want to switch it off?! Well, you can if you set the PICKAUTO variable to 3, from the command line. Click here for more information¬†on this.  

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Now starting AECOSIM training

Holtcivils has now started AECOSIM training with CadVenture in central London. Bentley AECOSIM is probably how Autodesk would have liked to have designed their BIM software as it is far more flexible in its approach than Revit. Looking forward to future cad contracts based on this new style of BIM CAD software.

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3d temporary structure design in Autocad

July and August 2014 saw a new project undertaken by Holtcivils.com, that of 3d scaffold and temporary structure design. This was undertaken on behalf of a global event company based in London. Packages used include 2d and 3d Autocad, Sketchup and the Kerkythea rendering system.

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Save view in Microstation

New London Underground train passes through station

As an ex Autocad user, you might have become used to automatically saving the last view of the drawing. If like me, you now use Microstation on rail projects, you’re probably wondering why this feature does not exist. The truth is, it does exist but it’s hidden from view. All you need to do is press ctrl-F Save Settings. This …

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Happy New Year 2014

Happy New Year 2014 from all at Holtcivils.com. Fingers crossed for a prosperous year in London’s freelance CAD BIM industry.

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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Holtcivils CAD design.

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Holtcivils Freelance CAD Draughtsman

Holtcivils Freelance CAD Draughtsman available to hire in the London area, degree qualified in civil engineering.

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