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HOW TO ADD AUTOCAD DWG TO PDF PLOTTER

 

You should have DWG to PDF plotter in AutoCAD by default. This is very handy if you need to publish your drawing to PDF format, you don’t need to use separate PDF driver.
dwf to pdf plotter autocad troubleshoot
However, you may find it’s not available for some reason. The ‘plotter’ is a pc3 file stored in your PC. So if you delete it, then you will loose the plotter.

Creating a PC3 plotter

You can create PC3 plotter by accessing application menu (the big red A button)> Print> Manage Plotters.
manage plotters autocad troubleshoot
It will open Windows Explorer and open the location where your plotters are stored. Double click Add-A-Plotter Wizard to run it.
add a plotter wizard autocad troubleshoot
You will see Add Plotter wizard. Choose my computer to create it on your machine, then click next.
On the next page, you can choose Autodesk ePlot (PDF) as plotter manufacturer. Then choose DWG to PDF as model.
DWG to PDF plotter autocad troubleshoot
Now you can click next and accept default values for the rest of this wizard. Click finish on the last page to finish creating plotter.
Now you should the DWG to PDF plotter.

Image plotters

I also use this wizard to create TIFF and TGA plotters to create high resolution images. Plotting drawings to JPEG is often not good enough. You can choose Raster File Formats as manufacturer to create those plotters.

DIGITAL ARCHITECTURE ON THE BLAZE



by 2033

* Architects print out your new house on a 3D printer and robots build it.
What are they? Houses designed with algorithms, printed out in carbon-fibre form from a three-dimensional printer and built by robots. Advances in computer programming, 3D printing and robotics have opened the door to exciting new architectural forms made from lightweight composite materials such as carbon fibre, fibreglass and Kevlar. The spin-offs include less waste (there are few, if any, off-cuts from a 3D printer), improved energy savings and efficient lightweight structures (using algorithms from natural systems) that can be built where it wasn't previously feasible (sheer cliffs, floating structures on the ocean).

Who is doing it? Roland Snooks, Architect and lecturer at RMIT's school of architecture and design. Snooks, a Fulbright scholar who spent seven years in the US, is back in Melbourne writing his own computer programs, which he uses to orchestrate futuristic Architectural designs. "I think we are on the verge of a revolution in architectural design and construction," he says. "The relationship between new ways of designing in conjunction with advances in materials and robotic fabrication techniques have the potential to make a radically new architecture."

Will it work? Yes. A printer that spits out 25-centimetre-cubed objects now costs less than $2000 and the race is on to build the first 3D printed house, which could happen in the next year, says Snooks. With more Architects interested in writing computer programs, algorithmic design's future is bright, even if it's unlikely to dominate Architecture in 20 years. Meanwhile, RMIT has bought two industrial robots (the kind you see on car manufacturing lines) and experiments are underway to adapt them for building construction. What the neighbors may think of the radical designs is another matter.

THE MATHEMATICS OF ARCHITECTURE

Figures, facts, and Design.

  
Does mathematics have a place in Architecture, Can the logic of mathematics be applied in solving Architectural problems. Can we turn to its age-long proven methods to justify our simplest design decisions, and could this mathematical judgment be applied to one and every piece of architecture or is it remote to varying designers.
These are questions which this book opens your mind to, in a fascinating dialogue between the designer, the builder and the observer. For critical thinkers, and all who are in the business of planning and providing spaces for human use.

·         The planning stage
Calculating space requirements, arranging forms, facilities distribution, abstracting information from historic trends,
·         The construction phase
Dividing processes into phases, quantity surveying, construction economics and management, construction methods that apply mathematics,
·         The observation stage
The validation process: cross-checking mathematical projections against real life results to affirm how correct our plans are.; the perception of architecture from the eyes of balance using mathematics as a vehicle to this end,







HOW TO- RECOVER YOUR DRAWINGS FROM A FAILED EXTERNAL DISK

     we all love to hide those rare set-up files,Crack codes, Cad Accessories, wonderful rendered images, textbooks, commentaries, songs and movies in our 'safe sanctuary', the external Hard disk, usually to keep it away from colleagues or just other users in case you share a laptop with other people or just a safety precaution; as a back-up location, in case we ever lost information in the pc.

An external Hard-disk proves very reliable in all situations, In fact, people who do not have reasonable space on the PC hard-drive even have most of the important data on the external Hard disk, but what happens If it ever crashed. 
yes, they rarely do, but still, they fail sometimes!

If you have bad Hard disk ethics, such as removing it abruptly before it has finished writing or performing an action, it may be prone to a fatal failure in the near future. When this happens, your windows OS may run a checkdisk operation automatically and try to recover your data. The recovered data would mostly be with a unique file extension: .chk. ( a checkdisk file).

The files would most likely not appear in a

COIMBATORE AIRPORT PROJECT

       When functionality meets technology, the marriage of reason and resource. From the abstraction of a bird signifying flight, this master piece stands out as simple and elegant!
Designed for Coimbatore, the southern hub of India's textile industry, It reflects the vernacular Architecture of Exposed Concrete, interwoven in glass. creates the perfect landing spot for tourists and business travelers as well as it leaves a warm signature in the heart of the departing traveler to which he longs to return.

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MAKING OF MODEL SATELLITE TOWN FOR ABUJA (SECOND REVIEW)

SALIENT FEATURES
·    Phased development, having sustainable districts at each phase
·    elimination of the traditional grid iron pattern and its attendant thorough fare traffic
·    and replacement with the super block model.
·    provision of private as well as communal green spaces
·    shared communal facilities encourage social interaction and are cheaper to maintain
·    turn to alternative revenue sources
·    car-less community thus less carbon emission = cleaner air
·    cultural   promotion through football
·    provision of well connected service roads, cycle and pedestrian ways
·    a fine blend of the garden city concept, and the neighborhood planning concepts with Le-corbusiers centralized business district model

HOW DO YOU FEEL ON A DESIGN REVIEW DAY


 So how do Architects really feel just before a presentation..what am I thinking just before its my turn. Is it confidence, too much of it or less of it. is it fear of getting Bashed or is it calmness?
For most it is either of these sometimes and at other sometimes a combination of them, in a random order.

You are sure you have done your homework, but you are not sure how  the client would receive it. would it be ecstacious satisfaction or sad disappointment, would he throw arms around you in joyous praise of the work or frown at your beautiful ideas?
For me, its a mixture of those feelings. But what is common with us all is that before the meeting, we always feel confident.

Such was the case right here today.

The second review on the Abuja Satellite Township project, Spirits were high, we all peered critically at each others works.
however there seemed to be a dive in the mood after the review, egos had either been shattered or boosted!
Envy sets in, momentary depression happens some how you feel you have been misjudged or under-graded.
But you take a resolve to go back and do more work and bounce back stronger!!
..to be continued