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Steve - then you have two options. Use the Scale Pipe Sizes Down command on the Piping toolbar, or use Hide Attributes (HAT) from the Hydratools->Modify-Attributes command
Randy - Yes that will work. You can also bring it in as a partial CUI and transfer the keyboard shortcut to our full menu!
Toggle Commented Dec 14, 2010 on Objectively looking at Object Snaps at The H-Factor
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Great point Jerry. Many times the command line prompt is just plain faster to use, period.
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2009 on Fixing Really Long Copy and Pastes at The H-Factor
Steve - In the Annotation Options, just select None as the Type to Process - Art
Toggle Commented Jun 18, 2009 on Annotating SMaRT Drops (and Sprigs) at The H-Factor
Jerry - the reason for the manual entry is that some users need their nameplate to show data at base of riser, others at test connection, others at floor connection, etc. One thing that can make this easier is to do this: http://hydratec.blogs.com/the_h_factor/2006/10/info_sheet_pres.html
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2009 on Deleting an Info Sheet in HydraCALC at The H-Factor
From another longtime customer, Jeff at Detroit Automatic: I generally use the "Save as TIFF" format in Abobe Acrobat (6.0, haven't upgraded yet to 8.0), open that .TIFF file in "Paint" and save as a monochrome .BMP and drag that into Autocad for my sections, plot plans, etc. It comes in "clean and transparent." Scale to true size and trace the important stuff, or use as-is. I have pdf2cad but it blows up under a complicated drawing. Works slick when it works, but it's all on one layer.....
Toggle Commented May 5, 2008 on Converting a PDF to a DWG at The H-Factor
From our good friend Robert at Elite: Art, I have had pretty good luck with the Aidecad PDF to DXF converter. The files are a little large, and also depends on the quality of your PDF original. But if the only alternative is drawing the background, it is a great tool. I can send you a sample of a building section I converted if you like. It is about 12.1 meg in size. They have a pretty long full use trial, which we have not depleted yet. After that, I believe this one costs the $180 you mentioned. Seems to be a pretty good product though. We will probably buy when our trial expires.
Toggle Commented Apr 29, 2008 on Converting a PDF to a DWG at The H-Factor
Thanks, Dan!
Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2008 on Avoiding Paper Field-Checking at The H-Factor
From Joe Oliver: "I have used (and still use at home for different things) CutePDF for most of my .pdf needs. It'll work with CAD, Office Suite software, Calcs, Stocklists, etc. I have not noticed an real problems with those common applications and the .pdf files produced seem to be good quality."
Toggle Commented Dec 6, 2007 on PDF's and Locking Layers at The H-Factor
As a further note: If you want to change the properties of more than one block you dragged to a tool palette, hold down the CTRL key and select each block to change, then right click and pick properties
As a further note: If you want to change the properties of more than one block you dragged to a tool palette, hold down the CTRL key and select each block to change, then right click and pick properties
2.6 cords to date
Toggle Commented May 31, 2007 on Wood Splittin' Time at The H-Factor
Thanks, George
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Toggle Commented May 25, 2007 on NFPA 2007 Hydraulic Printouts at The H-Factor
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Toggle Commented Apr 25, 2007 on Wood Splittin' Time at The H-Factor
A couple of things: 1. If users double-click on a .dwg in Explorer to load an AutoCAD drawing, that drawing will be loaded under the profile that was last used. So, if you went into SMaRT to check it out and then double-clicked on the .dwg in Explorer expecting to be loaded into regular HydraCAD - surprise! Use the shortcuts, that's what they're there for. You may need to create a HydraCAD profile in AutoCAD and make the shortcut point to that to load regular HydraCAD. There is a revision (Rev1) to the HydraCAD updates (not to the SMaRT part) to notify you if this happens. 2. If you only update the HydraCAD part, you may need to rebuild the menus in SMaRT once you get in there - use RBM at the command prompt to do this.
Toggle Commented Feb 23, 2007 on Get SMaRT at The H-Factor
Thanks BDK. I am aware of that, but it is necessary that the user have administrator rights for that ability. Also it is a bit out of the norm and so we don't want to try to teach thousands of users how to bypass that Vista feature (yet)
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2007 on V(ista)-Day at The H-Factor
That is a good idea Larry. Right now it is hard to get enough information from a dynamic block to know what it is and where it is, but I am sure we can figure it out
Toggle Commented Jan 31, 2007 on Flexheads and Their Ilk at The H-Factor
A good link for comparing Vista versions can be found at: http://www.winsupersite.com/showcase/winvista_ff_x64.asp
Toggle Commented Jan 30, 2007 on V(ista)-Day at The H-Factor
Joe - Yes. After I talked to Al about it, he pointed out that the Design Center can also do it. I always forget about that thing...
I went right for the quarters, Luke. No sense in losing money slowly, I always say
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2006 on AU 2006 at The H-Factor