Hydratec HydraTIPS Compendium - Volume 5
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Windows 8
Firefox and Hydracad.com
Latest Blog Posts
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This is the fifth edition of our HydraTIPS technical newsletter. It is a compendium of recent topics that were posted on the Hydratec blog along with other items that may be of interest to you. The first edition can be viewed by picking the View Our Archive graphic on our home page.

The publishing schedule for this newsletter is officially known as 'occasional'.

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Windows 8

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We are testing Windows 8 right now and will be able to get a report to you next week on what works and what doesn't. Autodesk has already told us that 2013 products will work on it. They have also told us that they expect to create a patch so that 2012 products will work on it, but that is as far back as they will go. AutoCAD 2011 and earlier will not install on Windows 8.
Firefox and Our Website

Firefox updated 'something' last week and Firefox users can no longer see the menu we display at the left side of our web page. The good news is that Google Chrome and Internet Explorer do work. We will continue to try to rectify this situation. We apologize for any inconvenience this causes.
Our Top 12 Posts:

The Dirty Dozen
Revit, BIM and Navisworks Configuring AutoCAD to Work with HydraCAD
Finding Your AutoCAD Serial Number Saving Your Menu Customizations
The Usual Suspects - Popular AutoCAD Setvars Recovering a Lost Drawing
Objectively looking at Object Snaps Shipping HydraCAD Fonts
Getting a DVD of AutoCAD 2013 (or any Autodesk Product) Buying/Using a Previous Version of AutoCAD/Revit/Etc
Contacting Autodesk/ Need Help Registering/Licensing your AutoCAD? Mechanical Tees - Fitting Size or Hole Size?


New Topics:


HydraCAD Posts

Using Visual Styles to Present 3D Models
Creating a Submittal Packet in HydraCAD
Manipulating the AutoCAD Status Bar
Getting a Reflected Ceiling Plan
AutoCAD 2013 Service Pack 1.1 Released - Fixes XREFs Not Resolved
What is Revit LT?
Windows 8 - Don't Do It (not yet, at least)
Adding a Threaded Pipe Type for AutoListing
Missing the Old School ARRAY Command?
Configuring AutoCAD to Save to an Earlier Drawing Format
Resetting and Reconfiguring AutoCAD/HydraCAD
Using Object Snaps within Hatch Patterns (Ceiling) in AutoCAD 2013
An Alternate Method for Saving/Restoring Workspaces
Creating Section Views from 3D Fittings Models using VIEWSECTION
Creating Drawing Views from 3D Fittings Models using VIEWBASE
Using AutoCAD FLATSHOT Command to Create a 2D Representation of 3D Objects
Installing Help for AutoCAD 2013
Finding Your AutoCAD Serial Number
Using Hide Attributes to Turn Off Pipe Diameters, etc.
Need Help Registering/Licensing your AutoCAD?
The AutoCAD Load Sequence
Running AutoCAD and HydraCAD Independently Using Profiles
12+ Ways to Use AutoCAD Object Selection

HydraCALC Posts
Microsoft Posts

Using the Windows 7 Snipping Tool

An index to all topics that have been covered on the blog can be found in the Quick Links section (upper left) of this newsletter

As always, please feel free to contact us with suggestions as to what topics you would like to see explained in depth.

Arthur Dove
Hydratec, Inc.