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jnieman

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[POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« on: August 11, 2008, 10:25:31 AM »
I'd appreciate the input if you would take the time.  Any further expansion/explanations of how's or why's is quite welcome, if you have the time.

Thanks.

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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008, 10:32:01 AM »
Mr. Nieman,

Can this poll be set up for multiple choices?
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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2008, 10:32:32 AM »
No "none of the above"?  I feel left out.

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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2008, 10:34:43 AM »
Tool pallettes currently, but we also use custom menus and the design centre
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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2008, 10:35:12 AM »
Currently I use menu's and toolbars, but since we are just moving from 2005 to 2008, that is going to change.  I am planning on moving to mostly palettes, since after 2009 that will be easier to use (and train the masses)
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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2008, 10:37:03 AM »
Mr. Nieman,

Can this poll be set up for multiple choices?

I don't know how, if it can be done after the fact :(

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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2008, 10:41:30 AM »
heh .. funny .. none of the above, all of the above, some of the above, might work for us too. There are some items that just don't lend well to automation and many times it is more cumbersome to utilize a menu, palette or toolbar than it is to simply use the keystrokes.

For example, to insert an electrical symbol, I simply do the following:
{I}
{enter}
{R}
{scroll to "RECP"}
{enter}

I don't have toolbars, macros, flyouts, palettes or other appurtenances taking up screen realestate, but then I know the name of all the blocks that I use.
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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2008, 10:45:22 AM »
...but then I know the name of all the blocks that I use.

That's a luxury most are not afforded, unfortunately, it seems.  Especially when it needs to be set this up to be usable by a new-hire as easily as possible.

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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2008, 10:55:52 AM »
unfortunate is right ...

I lament daily the lack of work ethic exhibited by the employees in society today. When the first thing out of their mouth is to ask when they are entitled to such things as breaks, vacations, sick days, holiday pay, and their first pay raise, I can see exactly where they are coming from, and where they are headed ... they are coming from an entitlement mindset and they are headed right out the door just as fast as they came in ...

Sounds like a new topic for discussion in the vent forum ...
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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2008, 11:01:41 AM »
unfortunate is right ...

I lament daily the lack of work ethic exhibited by the employees in society today. When the first thing out of their mouth is to ask when they are entitled to such things as breaks, vacations, sick days, holiday pay, and their first pay raise, I can see exactly where they are coming from, and where they are headed ... they are coming from an entitlement mindset and they are headed right out the door just as fast as they came in ...

Sounds like a new topic for discussion in the vent forum ...

So I guess that'd be "insert command, browse to DWG" then, as the closest?  :P

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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2008, 11:34:51 AM »
yeah I guess
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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2008, 11:46:55 AM »
We use DC and pulldowns, along side the insert command and explorer drag and drop.  All depends on the block.
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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2008, 12:15:05 PM »
We use a custom tool pallete, not bad but it always feels like it's lacking something...just not sure what it is.

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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #13 on: August 11, 2008, 02:23:42 PM »
We use DC and pulldowns, along side the insert command and explorer drag and drop.  All depends on the block.
That sounds like our Heinz 57 for us too.
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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2008, 09:26:47 AM »
unfortunate is right ...

I lament daily the lack of work ethic exhibited by the employees in society today. When the first thing out of their mouth is to ask when they are entitled to such things as breaks, vacations, sick days, holiday pay, and their first pay raise, I can see exactly where they are coming from, and where they are headed ... they are coming from an entitlement mindset and they are headed right out the door just as fast as they came in ...

Sounds like a new topic for discussion in the vent forum ...
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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2008, 09:28:23 AM »
We have a few custom tool pallettes and a small custom toolbar. We still use DC and browsing some too- still evolving!
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Re: [POLL] Block Library Distribution/Access
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2008, 09:06:56 AM »
We have a custom block library here.  With around 1500 blocks in 56 categories, it's a bit difficult for this ol' Bear to remember them all.  Guess I'm just not as sharp as Keith!  :evil: :angel:
The program is from Dotsoft, called "Symbol Manager" and we've been using it for a few years now.  It is very effective for handling large libraries. Never did like Design Center...way to clunky.