Is there a way to switch the"HELP" back to classic? The new help sucks!!
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I have been using AutoCAD since late 1988, I have been able to upgrade with each release. I find it much easier to roll with the punches, as it were, and just learn what is new, what has changed, what has been removed. It takes about a week to adjust and then it is as if I have used it that way forever.
As I said, I typed in the search in exchange and the first choice was exactly what you needed. How is that broken?
The upside to help being on line is the help file is easily updated with no effort on our part. And I think it will continue to get better as a result.
"Help" has turned into a useless ton of crap; difficult to home in on answers; and, if you use MS Internet Explorer, slow. I've had to resort to either using the chm files from my previous install or PDF files downloaded from AutoDesk.
Google gets me answers faster than AutoDesk's woeful attempt at documenting their own product.
Go to Options > System tab > under Autodesk Exchange disable "Access online content (including Help) when available", then choose "Default System Browser".
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Sorry Nope, Didn't work. I even rebooted.
I try hard to keep up with autodesk new stuff, but the new help system does not help at all. It is slow and gives more questions than answers.
I search for rarely used acad commands in google rather than in Your help system.
Were the options the same as in AutoCAD?
Did the settings get saved after you rebooted?
What happens after you changed the settings? Exchange still displays?
I think that CHM files are gone and now there is a local htm or html file that has the Help information.
This htm/l file can be updated if you set to online in options.
But the local file works very similar to the way that CHM files do.
Well, they do not.
My questions was "rotating in layouts" and again, MVSETUP command was reminded me in a site, found by the almighty google:
|How to rotate a view in paperspace (layout)?|
|Use the MVSETUP command and its options "Align viewports", "Rotate view".|
As an alternative, you can use the DVIEW command with the "Twist" option. Or you can rotate an UCS about the Z axis (UCS) and - if you don't have the UCSFOLLOW variable set to 1 - set the PLAN view (top view).
You can also use the Express Tool ALIGNSPACE.
Since version 2010 you can use the VPROTATEASSOC variable to control the associative rotation of the contents of the viewport.
And ACAD's help (C3D2012), after a much longer period of time sudgested an impressive list, which begins:
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