Thursday, January 24, 2013

How to Get to CAD-a-Blog

How do you get to CAD-a-Blog on the web?  Well there are a few ways.  It would seem that sense you are here you already know how to get here.  Seems obvious.  But perhaps you found your way here via a link or Google search (maybe even a Bing search.)

You can go to these URLs (web site addresses) to get here:

http://www.cad-a-blog.com

http://cad-a-blog,com

http://www.cadablog.com

http://cadablog.com


I always wanted CADABLOG.COM but it wasn't available when I started this site.  The company that owned it stopped renewing it so it was available and I got it.  It's mine and you can use it to get here.  It's much easier to remember and to type.  I've always hated the hyphens, but at the time it was all I could get.

Also, the site is hosted on Blogger (Google's blog service) so the actual URL is:

http://cadablog.blogspot.com

You can use that URL as well.  Regardless of how you get here, I hope you enjoy the content.

Thanks for stopping by.



AUGI January HotNews is out! I have two articles!

The AUGI (Autodesk User Group International) HotNews January edition is out.  It's been a while since I had an article in HotNews but this month I actually have two!

Here they are:

Friday, January 11, 2013

LizardTech releases free GeoViewer app for Android.


LizardTech has had a free image viewer for desktops (GeoViewer) for some time now.  Now they have released a free version of their viewer on the Android platform through the Google Play Store.  GeoViewer is a simple viewer that can handle MrSID and JPEG 2000 images.  Users can pan and zoom to navigate the images.  You can also add vector layers like Esri Shape files and KML Files.

The app lets users measure distance between points, between a point and your current location (if your device’s GPS is enabled) or along a path of points.  GeoViewer can see geocoordinates of any location by touching that place on the screen.  Users can look at layer properties, the coordinate reference system being used, the layer’s geo bounding box, dimensions, colors pace, data type and resolution.  Users can also search locations by geographic coordinates in WGS84 (Lat/Long) or in the images native coordinate system.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Autodesk Must make AutoCAD WS for Windows Phones


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If Autodesk doesn't make a Windows Phone 8, or Windows 8 App store version of AutoCAD WS (and their other apps) they will miss the boat.

Windows is not going away any time soon.  Windows Phone 8 is not that big of deal right now but it is growing.  The thing about Windows Phone 8 is that it works very well with other Microsoft software like Microsoft Exchange and Microsoft Office.  Many AutoCAD users use many Microsoft Products (like Office and Exchange.)  Windows Phone 8 will get adopted, how much, I have no idea.  In the U.S. it only has a small market share (at the moment) but it is growing.  Windows 8 will eventually replace most of Windows XP, Windows Vista and eventually Windows 7.  Honestly that may not happen until Windows 9 comes out, but you get the idea.  Windows, for the moment, is here to stay in the enterprise and in small business.

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