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*Matt Stachoni
Message 11 of 18 (240 Views)

Re: Black or White background- Model space

02-11-2008 11:31 AM in reply to: jimsullivan2294
On Mon, 11 Feb 2008 12:29:35 +0000, David_W._Koch <> wrote:

>Some of the drawings I have seen appear to have been drawn with a similar setup, without the user looking at the coordinates. ;-)

LOL

Yeah. I'll admit, it takes practice.

Matt
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simonlee
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Message 12 of 18 (240 Views)

Re: Black or White background- Model space

04-09-2008 06:29 AM in reply to: jimsullivan2294
I have just had a look at the 2009 package and was wondering how to toggle between balck and white backgrounds, I am used to black but it seems to be white by default.

Thanks

Simon
*Nathan
Message 13 of 18 (240 Views)

Re: Black or White background- Model space

04-09-2008 08:05 AM in reply to: jimsullivan2294
options-display tab-colors
wrote in message news:5899267@discussion.autodesk.com...
I have just had a look at the 2009 package and was wondering how to toggle
between balck and white backgrounds, I am used to black but it seems to be
white by default.

Thanks

Simon
*Matt Stachoni
Message 14 of 18 (240 Views)

Re: Black or White background- Model space

04-09-2008 08:54 AM in reply to: jimsullivan2294
On Wed, 9 Apr 2008 13:29:08 +0000, simonlee <> wrote:

>I have just had a look at the 2009 package and was wondering how to toggle between balck and white backgrounds, I am used to black but it seems to be white by default.

Do you want to simply change the color once, or toggle it back and forth between
black and white as required?

Matt
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simonlee
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Message 15 of 18 (240 Views)

Re: Black or White background- Model space

04-09-2008 09:02 AM in reply to: jimsullivan2294
I would think I might need to revert to the white sometime in the future, don't know why, but that is just me.

Thanks Nathan, managed to find it and it looks more familiar

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Benson Crowell
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Registered: ‎05-18-2004
Message 16 of 18 (240 Views)

Re: Black or White background- Model space

04-09-2008 03:33 PM in reply to: jimsullivan2294
Show off.... Back in the 80's we use to do the top dawg awards by doing a drawing without the monitor turned on. This was popular because some of us started on systems with storage tubes (oscilloscope). We had to draw without seeing the results on the screen until we did a refresh. These refreshes took anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes so those who could draw without seeing were very valuable. Back then we were working on million dollar mainframe systems with one megabite of ram on full sized boards populated with 16k of ram each. Late in the evening we had to take out each board and push the chips back in to get the system working after about 6 hours of heating up.

You know none of this really impressed the girls. Telling stories like this was a sure fire garantee of never getting a second date. Maybe this has all changed and I should start using my assets. I could only hope that the women would listen to my stories and not look at the extra 100 lbs and receeding hairline.
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mixtup
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Message 17 of 18 (240 Views)

Re: Black or White background- Model space

04-10-2008 09:03 PM in reply to: jimsullivan2294
This thread makes me laugh every time i read it. Matt, if you can seriously do that, then that IS cool. :smileyhappy:
Benson, that's a great story. Me being 'new', i like hearing about 'how it used to be'. The amount of RAM you mention is hilarious by todays standards.
If you have any more stories i'd love to hear them!
I think after reading your post some of the problems we whine about today pale in comparison. Thanks for making me appreciate what we have. :smileyhappy:
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Benson Crowell
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Message 18 of 18 (240 Views)

Re: Black or White background- Model space

04-16-2008 08:57 PM in reply to: jimsullivan2294
Thanks. Twenty three yeas of AutoCAD and 5 years of mainframes before that sure gets you a string of stories. I am really glad that I got hooked up with AutoCAD. Way back then you were considered an expert and potential consultant if you could get a plot out. The problem is that you lost all of your design or drafting duties because everyone needed you to get their project printed. Well my stand-up act of 20 year workarounds does not feed the bulldog and I am in the same boat as everyone else when it comes to trying to apply the new releases. Stick with it and in twenty years you will have stories about 2D CAD and why we needed to have colors on the screen in the first place. Those kids will ask you what a screen was as they view thier floating images in front of them.
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