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Scott Hacker

AEC Solutions Engineer, Hagerman & Company, Inc.

Recent Posts

Lasso: Great for Cowboys…..Not for AutoCAD!

Posted by Scott Hacker on Jul 12, 2017 10:13:21 AM

Webster’s Dictionary defines lasso as:

A rope with a loop that is used for catching animals (such as cattle or horses), with its first known usage in 1807.

Fast forward to 2015 when Lasso functionality was introduced in AutoCAD 2015.   At that time, it was a “new and innovative” way to aid in object selection.  I have found that, much like Ribbon, Lasso is either a “love it” or “hate it” feature.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, AutoCAD

AutoCAD 2018 Product Review

Posted by Scott Hacker on May 12, 2017 9:37:16 AM

It’s that time of year again-Christmas for us drafting/design folks!  By that, I mean that Autodesk has released their newest offerings for 2018 and many of us have already upgraded or are planning to.  Improvements range from “efficiency” tweaks to improved pdf importing.  With this release, AutoCAD® 2018 continues to improve the way you interact with AutoCAD.

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Topics: Reviews, AutoCAD

Convert AutoCAD® Civil 3D® 2d Linework for InfraWorks 360 Use

Posted by Scott Hacker on Feb 9, 2017 10:04:00 AM

“I’ve done my conceptual layout in Civil 3D®, is there any way to bring 2d linework like parking stripes, etc. into InfraWorks for contextual use in my model?”  I’ve been asked this several times and the answer is a resounding “YES!”  Not only can this be done, but the process is short and easy.

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Topics: Civil Design, Tips and Tricks