Oasys Mail Manager – Searching For That Elusive Email (Part 3 of 3)

[Written about Oasys Mail Manager – V5.3 SP 1 (Build 490) using Outlook 2007] So here we are at the final part (Part 3) of the blog series on Oasys Mail Manager. You can find Part 1 here and Part 2 here. So, you have been happily filing emails using Mail Manager, right? What happens if […]

Oasys Mail Manager – Snap ‘n’ Send! (Part 2 of 3)

[Written about Oasys Mail Manager – V5.3 SP 1 (Build 490) using Outlook 2007] Thanks for coming back to Part 2 of the blog series on Oasys Mail Manager. You can find Part 1 here. I was pleasantly surprised to find a lovely new function within Mail Manager, called Snap ‘n’ Send. This a great […]

Oasys Mail Manager – Manage Those Emails! (Part 1 of 3)

[Written about Oasys Mail Manager – V5.3 SP 1 (Build 490) using Outlook 2007] I recently had my laptop stolen, along with my passport that is always in my laptop bag in case I need to travel anywhere. Not a nice experience, I can tell you! Apart from the obvious inconvenience (and mental trauma – […]

AutoCAD 2012 Quick Tip – Measuring Areas (AutoCAD) – Part 3

Level: REGULAR USER/INTERMEDIATE OK, as promised (!), here we are for Part 3 of Measuring Areas in AutoCAD 2012. In Part 2, I showed you how to calculate areas using the AREA command. What I am going to show you in Part 3 is how to use AutoCAD FIELDS to display those area values on […]

Bon Jovi & Autodesk – The Spectacular Business!

OK, I know we need to continue with the Measuring Spaces in AutoCAD series, right? 🙂 However, I was working at an amazing event with Autodesk a week or so ago called WorldSkills 2011, which is basically the Olympics for vocational skills. I was one of the CAD Experts on the Autodesk booth and it […]

Autodesk shake things up with Design 8:16!

Some time ago, I mentioned AutoCAD for the Mac, which was pretty impressive back then. But now, personally, I think Autodesk have excelled themselves! Under the Design 8:16 initiative, we now not only have AutoCAD 2012 for Mac (with network licencing) but we now have AutoCAD LT2012 for Mac and a desktop version of AutoCAD […]

AutoCAD 2012 Quick Tip – Measuring Areas (AutoCAD) – Part 2

Level: REGULAR USER/INTERMEDIATE OK, so here we are for Part 2 of Measuring Areas in AutoCAD 2012. What I am going to show you is how to use the AREA command in AutoCAD and the good thing is that we already have polylines that have an area so there is no need to trace around […]

AutoCAD 2012 Quick Tip – Measuring Areas (AutoCAD) – Part 1

Level: REGULAR USER/INTERMEDIATE I work in Facilities Management (FM) on a regular basis, often working with proprietary Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) systems such as FM:Systems and ARCHIBUS. Now these systems are great and do many things to build a CAFM inventory linked to your CAD drawings. However, what I want to do here is […]

AutoCAD 2012 Quick Tip – Using the new ARRAY command

OK, so I’m slow on the uptake and didn’t realise there was a new version of AutoCAD out! [Just kidding] You couldn’t miss the 2012 releases this year – Autodesk have done a pretty good job of getting them everywhere! So, what is new in AutoCAD 2012? The ARRAY command is one of the new […]

Is the CAD classroom obsolete?

So, let’s ask that again…is the CAD classroom a thing of the past? I am an Autodesk Approved Instructor and AU Speaker so maybe I have a biased opinion here but no, I don’t think it is. The physical classroom still has its place but I think learning and training methodologies have adapted with the […]