This post is to clarify what I’m talking about in my Survey. These are some of the tools I have been using for a few years. I’ve handed them around to a few colleagues I have worked with over the years and they seem to find them handy.
I have been coding time-saving tools for my own use in AutoCAD for years. I have had prods from various cohorts over the years to release these tools into the wild. That is what this survey is about.
If you’re using ACNE then don’t use any apostrophes in your block attributes. They (apparently) mess up an internal query when it is parsing drawings which I am presuming results in lost data. If you’re wondering whether you have this problem or not, look at C:ACNELog.txt and search for the word “syntax”. If you want …
I posted a survey, “The CADbloke CAD tools feasibility study”, to assess the feasibility of releasing a few of my custom CAD tools into the wild. If you haven’t already done so, could you please help me out by completing the survey?
Plot styles names differ from the LT version. The run-of-the-mill “Color-dependent Plot Style Table” in AutoCAD is called “acad.ctb” but the equivalent plot style in AutoCAD LT is called “acadlt.ctb”. Why? DO NOT ASK WHY !! There’s nothing to be gained from that.
I found this bug when doing a find and replace on some IP addresses in an AutoCAD drawing. I was using it as a template for a new drawing so I wanted to reset the IP addresses to a default to avoid duplicating the existing values. Here is what I started with … So, I …
I have run the drawing through ACNE more than once and I get the same result: some of the cables are missing from the cable schedule. Why?
There are two parts to the Windows 7 and ACNE tale – installation and running. The crux of the matter is that you need to install and run ACNE as a Windows XP compatible application
ACNE was originally developed to run in Windows XP and with versions of Excel that used the .XLS format (97 & 2003). Excel’s file format changed to the .XLSX format with the release of Office 2007 and continues with Office 2010. Both ACNE and Excel need some adjustments to make ACNE work properly.
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