Monday, September 29, 2008

AutoCAD MEP Blogs

Two blogs of interest that I follow...
The MEP CAD Engineer

I also follow CAD Shack, though it also covers Revit MEP.

Friday, September 26, 2008

AutoCAD MEP Customer Council

If you use AutoCAD MEP and want to have direct communication with Autodesk about the product, join the AutoCAD MEP Customer Council here.

Other ways to know what's going on or give feedback are Autodesk Labs. This is where technology is explored and the customer is included in the process.

You can also sign up to be a beta tester at the Autodesk MyFeedback Portal.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Where in space do you put annotation?

For as many years as I can remember, there have been debates over whether to put dimensions and text in model space or paper space. It does seem like the war is not as fierce as it was several years ago. I've found that most users put their dimensions, text, and other annotation in model space unless it is something that would be on all layouts such as a note.

Annotation has become even friendlier in recent years with the annotation scaling as well as the ability to freeze certain layers per viewport.

While I have always dimensioned my model in model space, I am open to discussions of reasons for those of you that want to dimension in paper space. I keep an open mind and don't claim to know all. Most often when I ask this question of others, it turns out that users may have just been taught to dimension in paper space or to have simply not known any other way due to lack of more formal training.

So what do you do and why?