Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Who Has My Drawing Open?

It hasn't to me for years but it did yesterday. I tried to open a drawing but it was locked by another user, and I had no idea who it was.

I fell back on an AutoCAD command I haven't used for years and it still works great.

Type "whohas" on the command line, and browse to the file in question.

Click the Open button in the Select Drawing to Query dialog and Wa-Shaw!

It was Spellerberg all along! SPELLERBERG!!!!!!!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Old Stuff Doesn't Matter

I wonder why we continue to have a place in a title block for Drawn By:.

Back in the olden days, each drafter had a sheet. They worked on it until they were done, and they put their initials on the sheet to indicate they did the work.

Electronic sheets don't sit on a single persons desk and in my experience, are seldom completed by a single individual. Somehow the idea that a single person should have their initials on every sheet has persisted. Somebody usually steps up and says use my initials. We take the time to fill in a box that honestly no longer needs to exist.

It is a small thing to be concerned about in the grand scheme, but worth noting that time is wasted daily on who's initials do we want to use.

I say, delete it from our title blocks and un-friend somebody on Facebook. Let's see which gets noticed first. My guess is neither one.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

How to Make More Money

  • Wait for the results, typically released September or October.

  • Compare your salary with Melanie's data.

  • Use data and math to negotiate a better deal.

  • Your SO is all gonna be like "You are so awesome!" and stuff.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

BIG Money in Drafting

 That sounds about right.... You go Lewis Beck!

Happy Throw-back Thursday.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

A Picture of My Desk

Reading through what other #CADdorks do all day, I find I really enjoy seeing what peoples' desks look like.

So here is my Desk. 

See if you can find:
  • Godzilla
  • A cheeseburger
  • Gumby
  • Admiral Ackbar. (Actually, don't look for him, It's a trap!)

To see what other CAD Dorks desks look like, check out these links.

Melanie Perry The Mistress of DorknessBrian Benton CAD-a-BlogPaul Munford The CAD Setter OutMark Sadler Best CAD TipsRobin Capper RobinZ CAD BlogDean Salladah Lt is Still AutoCADRobert Green CAD-Manager.comMark Kiker CADD Manager.comLucinda Klein CAD KleinThomas Rambach CAD Toolbox