Friday, March 28, 2008

AutoCAD 2009 - Visualization

AutoCAD 2009 has added some new visualization features and enhanced others.

Show Motion

In AutoCAD 2009, the new SHOW MOTION feature provides a means to navigate through a file via views. It can be started by entering NAVSMOTION in the command line or by clicking the SHOW MOTION icon in the system tray (that’s probably the best way.) When opened, preview display images (similar in format to Quick View Layouts/Drawings) will appear for each saved view in the file. Click on the GO icon in each preview image to go to that view. Press the play button to play the views like a movie. This might be a nice feature to have turned on a conference room monitor when clients visit. You can play an animation that automatically plays through each saved view in the file. Use the Create New Shot tool to, you guessed it, create a new shot.

NEW View/Shot Properties

The New View dialog box, used to create named views, has been updated and renamed to support the Show Motion feature. This properties box includes the new View Types property as well as a Shot Properties tab. There are three view types; Cinematic, Still, and Recorded Walk.

These shots can be named and created from this function. Select the type (Cinematic, Still, and Recorded Walk) and proceed with the proper steps.

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