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Frank Mayfield

IT21765: Perfect Plots—Every Time, Every User!

(Duration 57:07)

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Key Learning

Key Learning

  • Learn the workflow and application of AutoLISP coding to take back and apply at your office
  • Understand the need for setting and adhering to standard naming conventions
  • Learn how to maintain a single repository for company or project-specific page setups, ensuring quality and standardization
  • Learn how to demonstrate tangible results and time savings to management by applying these techniques

Description

Description

Managing printing, plotting, and publishing in a multiproject and multidiscipline environment can be a daunting challenge to a CAD manager. You may go to a lot of trouble at the beginning of a project to make sure your page setups are perfect, but your users change things (yes, even if they are not supposed to). Wouldn’t it be great to ensure your setups are always correct every time someone opens a project file? In this class, you will learn an innovative method for doing just that. All you need is a little AutoLISP knowledge (available in the class), some good naming standards, and a little work up front. Newly armed with these techniques, you will no longer have to watch your users click incessantly on plot dialog controls as you make your way through your department. This session features AutoCAD. AIA Approved

Target Audience

Target Audience

CAD Managers and Autolisp programmers

Speakers

Speakers

Frank Mayfield

Frank Mayfield is currently the CAD manager for the Oil, Gas, and Chemical Division at Benham in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He oversees all aspects of the AutoCAD software, CADWorx, and AutoCAD Plant 3D software environments. He has worked with AutoCAD software and Autodesk, Inc., software since 1984. Since then, he has been involved in various industries, including design of switchgear and panels for the United States Navy; instruments for flight simulators; oil and gas piping; offshore oil rigs; architecture, engineering, and construction and MEP (mechanical, electrical, and plumbing) design and CAD management; software development; and for nearly 4 years, his own CAD consulting firm. Mayfield is an AutoCAD Certified Professional, volunteers with Autodesk User Group International (AUGI) as a forum manager, and is a member of the AutoCAD Customer Council and the Autodesk User Panel. He was part of a select group invited by Autodesk to attend the inaugural CAD Manager Summit in 2015. As a top-rated member of the AutoCAD All-Star Mentor program, he has provided live guidance and answered questions for over 2,000 new users in more than 50 countries worldwide.

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Published

  • 2016
  • IT21765
  • AU Las Vegas

Software

  • AutoCAD

Industries

  • General Architecture. Engineering and Construction
  • General Manufacturing and Product Design

Topics

  • CAD Management and IT
  • Software Development