Corporate Activity – Pinnacle Infotech – April & May, 2018

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Roadmap for the Beginner- Saving View Name in AutoCAD

Pinnacle Infotech devised a roadmap for the Beginners. In the AutoCAD interface, there is a function with which the user can save the view for further checking or rectification. By using the set of saved view the user can easily find out the respective place for further modification as required. While checking the drawing file in AutoCAD interface, the normal rectifier needs to find out the ‘error’ area based on markups of specific layers. The user can find out the ‘error’ area with the help of the saved view and can also get the error count and type.

Process of saving the view:

  • Go to the “View Manager” from “View” tab
  • Click on “New” button to create new view as “Still” type
  • Type the “View Name” and “View category” as required
  • The user can save the “Current display” or “Define window” by accessing the related button
  • The user can see the preview of the created view from “Shot Properties” tab of new view wizard
  • Then click “OK”

Saving View Name in AutoCAD

New Tools & Apps Developed by Pinnacle

 

  1. AutoCAD: Change Attribute Properties

 

Compatible with: AutoCAD 2014 – AutoCAD 2018

 

Overview/Description: All Selected Attributes’ Style, Color Height & Width Factors will be manipulated as per the user needs

 

R1: Layer properties will be changed as per available layer list in the current AutoCAD file

R2: User can change/apply the required change on multiple Attribute or can change the selected Attribute tag by selecting the single Attribute for its available tags. All available attributes will be listed at the related drop down list. After selection, the required Attribute blocking the listed tags will be listed at the tag name area. A selection button is also stated at the wizard for quick selection from the current AutoCAD interface.

 

Process of Use –

  • Executing the command “CHAST”
  • Following the instruction coming in Command line in the current interface of AutoCAD

Changed Attribute Propertise - AutoCAD 

  1. AutoCAD: Dimension Replace

 

Compatible with: AutoCAD 2014 – AutoCAD 2018

 

Overview/Description: This tool is used to replace the selected Overridden Dimensions. Add-Ins can replace dimensions as collected information from the selected dimension’s dim line, dim ext lines, dimension text position and rotation.

Process of Use:

  • Executing the command “DSR”
  • Following the instruction coming in Command line in the current interface of AutoCAD

Dimension Replace

  • AutoCAD: Add Suffix/Prefix

 

Compatible with: AutoCAD 2014 – AutoCAD 2018

Overview/Description: Text will be added with the selected Mtext or Dtext as prefix and/or Suffix as per the user requirement

Process of Use:

  • Executing the command “ADDSP”
  • Following the instruction coming in Command line in the current interface of AutoCAD

Adding Suffix & Prefix 

  1. AutoCAD: Group Mtext Typical

 

Compatible with: AutoCAD 2014 – AutoCAD 2018

Overview/Description: All selected Text will be combined as typically grouped Mtext. Specific standard will calculate during grouping as typical manner. Minimum two single line texts will be required. When two text locations are matched, these are automatically grouped as double line Mtext. Another text which is not matched with minimum standard distance [i.e: text height x 0.2 unit] will be made as single Mtext. The converted text’s layer will be changed to “MtextGrouping_RndPIS”.

Process of Use:

  • Executing the command “GMTT”
  • Following the instruction coming in Command line in the current interface of AutoCAD
  1. AutoCAD: True Color to Index Color

 

Compatible with: AutoCAD 2014 – AutoCAD 2018

Overview/Description: The selected AutoCAD entities having true color will be changed to nearest index color. Mainly, while entities color not as index color it will not support with relevant CTB file. Actually, all CTB only accept the index color [1 to 255 color]

Process of Use:

  • Executing the command “TR2X ”
  • Following the instruction coming in Command line in the current interface of AutoCAD

AutoCAD True Color to Index Color

  1. Fabrication CADmep: FAB Spool Name

 

Compatible with: Fabrication CADmep 2016

Overview/Description: To Provide Spool name and pallet name against selected Fabrication Items in Fabrication CADmep interface

Process of Use:

  • Executing the command “SPLNM”
  • Following the instruction coming in Command line in the current interface of AutoCAD

Fabrication CAD MEP - FAB Spool Name

  • Revit Hanger: Anchor Rod Setting

 

Compatible with: Revit 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017

Overview/Description: This tool lets the user set rules for Anchor rod diameter while using the existing Hanger tool.

Features: To set the anchor rod diameter as per user defined rules while placing automated hangers

Process of Use:

  • Click the option Anchor Rod Setting to get the interface
  • Enter the MEP size and the relevant anchor diameter and then click add button to add to the rule list. You can also select any of the rules and click on delete to delete it
  • Click on save button to save the rules in an xml file

Note: While running the hanger placement tool, it will consider the last saved or last loaded rule xml file

Anchor Rod Setting

Case Study –

  1. Changing the Text Style of Multi View Block Reference Objects in AutoCAD MEP

 

Multi-View Block reference is most essential for the AutoCAD MEP user. Most of the AutoCAD MEP tags and numbers associated with the AutoCAD MEP services as shown as Multi-View Block reference objects.

 

Issue: By right clicking after selecting a Multi-View Block reference there is an “Edit Object Display” – From here the user can only change color, layer, linetype and more. However the user has to change the Text style which is not available from the same. The text style of the Multi-View Block reference is assigned from the block editor. By exploding the Multi-View Block Reference and going to the block editor, you have to change the text style from property palette after selecting the Attribute definition though the assigned text style does not appear as per change.

Causes: The Multi-View Block reference assigned with the Attribute block but not updated/synced all the tags with current changes.

 

Solution:

  • Select one of the Multi-View Block References and click on the Update button from Tag tab which will be active after the selection made or execute the command MVBLOCK
  • Type ‘U’ and press enter to update the required Multi-view Block Reference objects

Multi-view Block Reference in AutoCAD MEP 

  1. Removing Hyperlinks from a Drawing

 

Issue: Removing hyperlinks from a drawing file in AutoCAD

Solution:

Process 1:

  • Going to the Page setup manager/ typing the command ‘PAGESETUP’
  • Selecting “DWG To PDF.pc3”, clicking on the “PDF Options” and changing the setting as required to create PDF including facilities from AutoCAD interface
  • The user can also change some setting to make PDF without hyperlinking the drawing file. Although, the Hyperlink will be stated in the drawing the created PDF file cannot be shown the hyperlinked effect (since, the hyperlink do not act as hyperlink)

Note that while the link and displayed texts are different the meaning of notes / textual part may be changed

 

Process 2:

To remove all the hyperlinks from a drawing:

  • Execute the -HYPERLINK command
  • Type -HYPERLINK on the command line in AutoCAD
  • Enter R (for the Remove option)
  • Enter ALL when prompted to select objects
  • Enter * when the next prompt appears

 

Process 3:

To execute the DETACHURL command:

  • Type DETACHURL on the command line in AutoCAD
  • Enter ALL when prompted to select objects

Removing Hyperlinks from a Drawing

 

Pinnacle Organized Global Construction Summit 2018 – Dallas, US

Pinnacle organized Global Construction Summit which provided an exclusive event to share and learn new technologies. The event was an interactive session, where industry experts and thought leaders from Autodesk, Trimble, Dodge Data & Analytics and leading construction companies shared their knowledge & experience about key trends driving the change in the construction industry.

Date & Venue:

  • May 18, 2018 @ Renaissance Dallas

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Pinnacle Celebrated Mothers Day at Durgapur Campus

It is the mother who brings the biggest and the strongest influence in one’s life. Pinnacle saluted all the working moms at Durgapur Campus on the occasion of Mothers Day.