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Keith™

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« Reply #15 on: January 26, 2004, 06:07:05 PM »
Daron, that is a neat idea, I might have to get me one of those ...
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« Reply #16 on: January 26, 2004, 06:41:24 PM »
They are real cheap at WallyWorld. (WalMart to the adults out there.)

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« Reply #17 on: January 26, 2004, 07:38:19 PM »
Lol...Dent, Dent, Dent....Well, as the day nears it end, I must say, this is the first job where I have truly been happy with the way things are run and whatnot. I am seeing if I can get a clean re-install cause the guy who was here messed everything up... I can't even use CTRL-S to save??? hmmm...allwell off to a clean start i guess.
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« Reply #18 on: January 26, 2004, 08:16:26 PM »
Well rug, you might try checking the menus as well. The menu accellerators can be changed so that things like [CTRL]+S and [CTRL]+C are reprogrammed to other things.
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« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2004, 09:28:31 PM »
Good reason for a clean install....might actually be quicker than chasing down everything the LAST clown screwed up.
As for my profile etc...I burn everything to a CD periodically.  Came in handy 'bout the first of the year...'puter went *poof* ....HD burn-out.  Did an install on the new HD and plastered my goodies back....was up and stumblin' in less than an hour.

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« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2004, 07:52:33 AM »
One easy way Rug is to create a new profile
with only the autocad folders in the support file search path. Search for an acad.lsp file if there is one and it is in the acad folders just rename it or move it to a temp folder.
If the Acad2000Doc.lsp has more than standard stuff  hmmm you will need to deciphere what you need and rem out the rest. Don't remove it as there is stuff that acad requires.

Personally I'd go the reinstallation, after all it only takes 10mins now days, most of the time after install is setting up your preferences etc.

I have all my programs on CD so if I go to a job & use their PC I just install my program and I'm done
sets a profile and all. ALthough I need to update it as I've made few mods since that CD was made.

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« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2004, 09:37:18 AM »
Get a usb drive. Better, smaller and faster than a cd. Just don't edit directly to it.

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« Reply #22 on: January 27, 2004, 10:09:34 AM »
That is my next purchase...unless I decide to get that new 27" AOC monitor ..
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« Reply #23 on: January 27, 2004, 10:15:08 AM »
yeah daron is right i have a usb too and do all my tweaking at home then bring it into work and load everything. it might be a good idea just to save a copy onto your hard drive at home if you have the luxury. here at work i've been creating a readme for all the lisps i have and have created a toolbar with most of them in it which i'm slowly distributing to others. good luck rug...

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« Reply #24 on: January 27, 2004, 02:41:04 PM »
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Get a usb drive. Better, smaller and faster than a cd. Just don't edit directly to it.

How big is your Zip drive Daron?Is it just for transfering drawings back and forth and aslo keeping all your CAD customised files on?You could almost fit your home CAD program up on it.Transfering it back and forth,not sure how the liscensing would work on that though. :)

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« Reply #25 on: January 27, 2004, 03:33:54 PM »
It's not a zip drive. It's a removable file storage. I know I said hard drive previously, but file storage sounds better. Difference? no compreesion, unless you put it in a zip file. Also, no cumbersome software or hardware, like zip drives. With WinXP the software loads itself, otherwise you get a small disk with it. Size wise, I assume you could get just about any size. Mine was given to me at Autodesk University. It's 64MB. I wouldn't want to put AutoCAD on it, but I don't think it would have any licensing issues as long as you don't let other users use it while you're using it.

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« Reply #26 on: January 27, 2004, 04:34:46 PM »
Something I need to do really is buy an external drive.The amount of wasted time I spend emailing drawings back and forth through Hotmail.Zipping them unzipping them and the file limits of 2mb in Hotmail :evil: .Would be dam handy if I want to get ahead of some work and bring it home. :)

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« Reply #27 on: January 27, 2004, 04:53:56 PM »
When I first saw them, I thought, what a waste of material. A cd could hold more. When I got one, I realized the benefit to them.

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« Reply #28 on: January 27, 2004, 05:28:14 PM »
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Something I need to do really is buy an external drive.The amount of wasted time I spend emailing drawings back and forth through Hotmail.Zipping them unzipping them and the file limits of 2mb in Hotmail :evil: .Would be dam handy if I want to get ahead of some work and bring it home. :)

Well you could use the lilly.pond, at least that would cut down on the 2MB limit.
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« Reply #29 on: January 27, 2004, 05:38:44 PM »
Not a bad idea.Want to stay a bit annonymous though.People at work use my PC and my boss monitors my internet use,so dont want to really be posting company stuff on the net without the OK.May use it for other less identifiable things such as lisps I have etc.