Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It's time to renew some blogging to update you on a number of CadTempo developments

But first a couple of videos to demonstrate just a bit of CadTempo's features

Do you ever need to go back a week or two (or even more) to see what drawings or other documents you worked on? Of course you do. Make it easy on yourself by using CadTempo.

Do you struggle to find out how much time you or your CAD department has spent on a project? CadTempo can answer in less than a minute.

CadTempo records all of these times automatically. You and your users do not need to start or stop  timers or documenting the file or projects worked on. Concentrate on getting that work done. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Autodesk University 2016 Interview

Well, AU2016 is finished, I've recuperated from the hustle and bustle of the event and had a chance to reflect on the fun of catching up with old friends and the joy of meeting and making new friends. What an experience. I highly recommend your participation.

As mentioned in my previous post I took the opportunity this year to exhibit CadTempo and met plenty of interesting (and interested) people.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

CadTempo News

I’m excited to tell you of several recent developments with CadTempo.

Newest Version Release

There is an update to CadTempo that is available at no cost to current registered users.. This latest version, contains several fixes and I can tell you that it has been tested on the latest Windows 10 operating system (as well as earlier systems). Remember, when updating there is no need to uninstall your current copy. You will have the option to select a streamlined “Update’ installation.

CadTempo - Autodesk App Store

CadTempo is also available on the Autodesk App store. This has been updated as well to the latest version. You can find it here: CadTempo - App Store If you have an Autodesk account I encourage you to download the update from the store and if you have comments regarding CadTempo please feel welcome to leave them in the Customer Review.

CadTempo - Autodesk University

This is what has really got me excited, CadTempo will be exhibiting at Autodesk University 2016 in Las Vegas. The booth number is Booth 1467B. Although we do not yet appear on the exhibit floor map Exhibitor  Map, as you hover your mouse, the location is in the upper left right next to a Food Area. If you are attending the University I sincerely hope you stop by to say hello. I would be extremely pleased to meet you face to face.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tweaking AutoCAD, BricsCAD, Inventor, and Windows to Improve CadTempo's CAD Time Keeping

There are a few things that can be tweaked so CadTempo can do its best in keeping track of your CAD file time.

Windows hides file name extensions, but making them visible helps CadTempo in file name discovery.

To show file name extensions in Windows Explorer

  1. Open Folder Options by clicking the Start button , click Control Panel, then click Folder Options.
  2. Click the View tab, and then, under Advanced settings:
    • To show file name extensions, clear the Hide extensions for known file types check box, and then click OK.

AutoCAD too can be optimized for CAD file name detection by displaying the full path in the AutoCAD window title bar like this:

To show the full path in AutoCAD's title bar

  1. Open AutoCAD Options by right clicking in the AutoCAD command line or typing Options.
  2. Click the Open and Save tab, and then, under File Open settings, check the Display full path in title and then click OK or Apply.

To show the full path in BricsCAD's title bar

  1. BricsCAD uses the system variable ShowFullPathInTitle. Type that in the command line and set the value to 1.

Autodesk's Inventor does not have a convenient option to set as does AutoCAD, but thanks to a tip discovered on the CADforum by CAD Studio cadforum - how to display full document path in inventor title bar it is possible to do so.

To show the full path in Inventor's title bar

iLogic code is no longer required for CadTempo to function properly with Inventor. (Updated 05/04/2020)

To display a full document path (subfolders) in the Inventor window titlebar, you can use a simple iLogic macro.

  1. Use iLogic to define a new rule (name it e.g. "LongCap") containing a single line: ThisApplication.Caption = ThisDoc.Path
  2. Then let the rule "LongCap" run/invoke (see Event triggers) automatically on each event of the type "Document open".
Since I do not have a copy of Inventor I asked a favorite blogging friend Paul Munford to confirm this works and indeed it does. Thanks Paul and of course CADforum.