ATP193 What's New in AutoCAD 2008 Segment 1 Date: June 9, 2007 Instructor: Kenneth Leary, Anthony Fontenele Level

: All level s Category: AutoCAD 2008 Web: 1 Introduction It's spring, flowers bloom, birds sing and spring is in the air! It's the perfec t time to launch the next version of AutoCAD! This year, the good people of Auto desk has done its best to launch a new version that tries to even the wallets of users are more resistant to updates. AutoCAD 2007 brought enormous changes in t he 3D functions and commands, and this time, the 2D user gets the most benefits of these new commands improved. This course will present the new controls, impro ved controls and those that were fully reviewed. I do not know if many of you ar e fans of the series "Star Trek", but there is always the belief that the film s equences pairs are better than the sequences of odd movies. I met a person who p refers more the movie "Star Trek - The Final Frontier" from the movie "Star Trek - The Wrath of Khan." Having said that, the same theory seems to be true with A utoCAD since version R14 was much more applause than the version R13. And many o f us, former teachers of CAD, still remember fondly the days of version R12. Wel l, Autodesk has done nothing to prove that the theory of even numbers is wrong. Again, a version with an even number can offer many new tools that save time and is a much more stable. This course will present the new controls, improved cont rols and those that were fully reviewed. 2 Scale for Annotations (Annotation Scaling) The most talked about new feature of AutoCAD 2008 is the Scale for Annotations ( Annotation Scaling). Unfortunately, most people who talk about how he does not u se it. Let's learn something basic and some of the different commands you need t o know to begin using this feature with your notes. First, let's start by explai ning the concept behind the Scale for Notes. If you are working on a design and either view it on a specific scale, or more than one scale, there is an addition al effort involving what is the correct size of the text or the size of the hatc h pattern. For example, you want the text of a design has 2 mm in height when th e plot. If our viewport is set to 1:100 scale, the text should be the size of 0. 2 units and if our viewport is set for 1:50 scale, the text should be the size o f 0.1 units. You have to do the same type of calculation for each viewport with different scale for the text to be displayed correctly in paper space and is plo tted in the correct size. Likewise, a hatch pattern may look good on a close up of a very dense object and an overview of it. The appeal to Scale Notes assists and automates the process of scaling objects to the correct scale in a viewport. 3 Now, let's explore the property Annotations (Annotation property). This is a new property that can be applied to objects of a design that includes text, mtext, dimensions, leaders, multi-leaders (which will be explained below), blocks, attr ibutes, and hatches. This property can be set so that the object in the viewport s will appear only on a specific scale, at the correct scale and will not appear in others. When these objects have a scale setting, they are easily recognized by simply moving the cursor over them and they exhibited an icon that indicates the presence of the feature scale for Notes. This property to be activated when you create a new object or through the properties dialog box. Another term, name ly, is the Style Notes (Annotative style). This means you do not need to use the

property annotations object by object, you can also set it to styles. This work s with text styles, dimensioning styles, etc ... Once the style has its Ownershi p of Notes set it, you'll see the icon for annotations scale shown in front of h im in the editor style. You have the possibility to turn the property annotation s of specific objects when the need arises. This property does not change automa tically notes the objects that were already created using the style before the P roperty Notes have been applied to them. You can use the new command ANNOUPDATE to select the objects you want to upgrade to the new parameters. 4 Layer properties We always had the capability for some time by now to shut down or freeze layers in a viewport while we shut down or thawed in another.€AutoCAD 2008 expands this idea and allows you to set more properties of layers in different viewports. Th ese new properties assigned to viewports are the colors, line types, line weight s and plot style. These new properties allow you to apply properties of layers f or each viewport independently of the others. These new settings are called laye r viewport overrides. They add more columns to the layer manager (Layer Manager) to enable this new feature. These new properties allow you to display the layer s of a form in a viewport and otherwise in another viewport. Instead of changing the properties of a layer of a global change that all in all viewports, you can change the configuration inside a viewport and does not change the other. When you open the Layer Properties Manager (Layer Properties Manager) you will see th at there are some changes including the use of color coding of the layers in eac h viewport. And the traditional Layer Manager is well "in turmoil" with all thes e speakers connected. To make thing easier, you can select which columns you wan t in the Layer Manager. Just click the right mouse button on the horizontal stri p that contains the column names and select the CUSTOMIZE command from the conte xt menu. This will open the dialog box (Customize Columns Layer) which allows yo u to choose which columns will appear or not in the Layer Manager. 5 Datalinking Using tables that are imported from Excel can often be tricky, not to mention th e fact that they are not updated when the spreadsheet in Excel is changed. AutoC AD 2008 now allows a bidirectional data link between Excel spreadsheets and tabl es in AutoCAD. Use the updated Paste Special command, choose AutoCAD Entities an d select Paste Link to insert the Excel spreadsheet into AutoCAD. This will link data between AutoCAD and Excel. You can do it another way and use the TABLE com mand. Start as if you were to create a new table and select the new option From date link in the dialog table. Se o arquivo vinculado do Excel tiver alguma alte ração um balão de notificação aparecerá informando que aconteceu uma atualização e clicando no balão de notificação, a tabela será atualizada. The command SetBylayer Sometimes when you're working on a drawing and change the color layer, you disco ver that some objects in that layer have not changed. This is because the colors were set individually per object and not the main color of the layer. SETBYLAYE R The new command allows you to convert various objects for a property BYLAYER. This command can be typed on the command line or through the Modify menu. This c ommand also works with other properties than those of layers and colors can chan ge the line type, line thickness and material. All this can be chosen behind the specific configuration of the command. 6 Support files in Microstation DGN Finally, after several years of waiting, AutoCAD 2008 enables you to work with M

icrostation V8 DGN files! In fact, you will not open the DGN file and will work in their native format, but use the AutoCAD DGN as a base (underlay) as is done with DWF files or you can even import the DGN file turning it into a file DWG. T he most important ... Never hear complaints from users of MicroStation when they said they could open DWG files and we could not open their DGN's. Our ... As I waited for this day! You can import a DGN file by selecting the File menu comman d and then the Importing or simply enter the new command DGNIMPORT on the comman d line. You can specify the options for managing externally referenced files in Microstation, during the import. External DGN references section of the dialog b ox to import, there are three options. The first external references Ignore igno res the references appended to the file and converts immediately. The second opt ion Translate references to DWG converts the master file and all cross-reference s to a single DWG file. The third option opens the Create DGN Underlay DGN file as a cross-reference that can be seen in its design, but that can not be changed . You can also export a drawing to DGN format using the command DGNEXPORT or by using the Export from the File menu and choose the Microstation V8 DGN format fo r the new file to be saved. Exports also offers some options. The References sec tion External works as DWG import, defining how to convert the references, as we ll as the selected file or the file itself.€It also allows you to link the file and its references into a single DGN. One option that does not exist during impo rt is the Seed File. A Seed file is equal to the AutoCAD template file that cont ains preconfigured options. You can choose which template will be the Seed File. 7 Conclusion In the next segment will cover some more of the new commands and will more in de pth the changes in the layer properties manager and the new tools of the layer. You'll soon discover that there are a lot of great new tools time saving that ar e not getting the attention they deserve. 8 ATP193 What's New in AutoCAD 2008 Segment 2 Date: June 11, 2007 Instructor: Kenneth Leary, Anthony Fontenele Level: All leve ls Category: AutoCAD 2008 Web: 1 Introduction In the last segment we saw some new commands in AutoCAD 2008. In this segment, w e continue to hear some more new commands and explore some of the commands that have been enhanced or sometimes completely redone. Photometric lighting support AutoCAD 2007 offered some significant improvements in 3D while commands offered little improvement over the 2D commands. In the 2008 version, the opposite is tr ue: he offers a significant amount of improvements in 2D commands and some new t hings for users to 3D. In the 2007 version, the illumination was provided only i n a generic way. AutoCAD 2008 offers various other types of lighting. AutoCAD pr ovides three types of lighting units: standard (which is the same general illumi nation from previous versions), International (SI) and Americana. The new illumi nation pattern of AutoCAD 2008 is based on the International System. The third o ption, American, takes the unit of illuminance in foot-candelas instead of lux. Photometric lights go beyond just measurement methods of illumination, because t hey result in a physically correct illumination. In other words, they look and a

ct like real lights of our day to day. For example, this allows the ability to s ee accurately, during the rendering, which will be a bright or dark room, as wel l as in real life. You can even specify the power in Watts, by changing the prop erties of the bulb in the palette of tools specific. Photometric properties may be added to both artificial lighting as daylight. For natural lights, you can ap ply the Sun and Sky in the background in their renderings. For artificial light, you can create multiple lights with color characteristics and luminance (bright ness). You also have the ability to import photometric files provided by the man ufacturers of lamps and fixtures. On the Dashboard, you can see the possible cha nges of Advanced Lighting (Advanced Lighting) in the image on the right. This al lows you to make specific changes in lighting, including light emission, reflect ance and color distribution. You can change the default type of lighting through the system variable LIGHTINGUNITS. Set 0 for general lighting, one for Internat ional System and 2 for the American System. Is it me or this icon next to a lamp seems a bit ironic now? ☺ 2 Dimensioning Enhancements The design won a few updates this year. Noting the Toolbar Sizing (Dimension Too lbar), you see that new icons were added and one was removed. The Leader of the command icon (or QLEADER) no longer exists. This is because the new command Mult i-Leader has won an exclusive toolbar (We see this in the third segment of our c ourse). In the picture below you can see the new Dimension Toolbar with the exce ption of the name of Lifestyle Design, which should make the Standard option and not the company name of the teacher. (Oops! ☺) Sometimes you can not avoid lines intersecting dimensions. This is an undesirabl e practice, but is sometimes necessary. In AutoCAD 2008, you can use a line brea k scaling (Dimension Break) where the lines intersect. You just select the icon below or type DIMBREAK (and Enter) and select the line being broken. Lines Sizin g Displaced (jogged Line Linear Dimensions) are commonly used to show that a lin e does not represent the value displayed in the dimension. Select the icon next to, or enter DIMJOGLINE (and Enter). Then select the size you want to add and wh ere his line has to appear. This is very useful when the board is not large enou gh to display an entire drawing. In the past, this problem was solved only by us ing the Express Tools command of our web site. The new Dimension Space tool allo ws you also distancing itself from the lines of design.€Selecting the icon besid e or typing DIMSPACE (and Enter), you can specify the distance you want between the lines of sizing or you can let AutoCAD determine the minimum space between t hem and do the work for you. 3 QuickCUI Do not let the name deceive you; QUICKCUI (Quick Customization) no faster than t he editor of customizations, the CUI editor you use. However, the CUI Editor ope ns faster now than in version 2007. QUICKCUI is the dialog box interface customi zation in a window that opens with a small footprint. It is a simpler version to make small changes in the interface. It also allows you to drag her command dir ectly to the Toolbars. Only the panels in and Customizations Command List are di splayed. The Panel Customizations In is collected and displayed on a complete li st of command in the Command List is shown on the image. When this dialog box is expanded (by selecting the arrow icon in the lower right corner, it fully expan ds the CUI Editor. Work Spaces As in AutoCAD 2007, the standards include options workspaces 3D Modeling and Aut oCAD Classic. Now, AutoCAD 2008, including new workspaces called 2D Drafting and Annotation AutoCAD and Default. You can customize the workspace as you want, th

en go down to Save Current Aires .. to save the changes (such as File Editing an d Ken's Workspace on the image). This way you can switch between workspaces and return to your original profile, easily. This was available in recent versions, but was not taken advantage of it. 4 Properties Manager Layer (Layer Properties Manager) In the first segment we saw how the layers can be modified for each viewport, but this is just a new feature offered by the Properties Manager Layer (Layer Properties Manager). There are a dditional changes that save much time and headaches. Firstly, the manager of Sta te Layer (Layer States Manager) has been updated and has earned its own dialog b ox. He is no longer accessible from the Properties Manager Layer (Layer Properti es Manager). One of the best features, especially if you work with many files re ferenced with XREF being edited by others at the same time, the reconciler Layer (Layer Reconciler). It lists the layers of attached files via XREF when you sav e or plot a drawing and compares with the current state of the layers in the dra wing. If there are new layers, you will be notified of this and it creates a tem porary filter called Unreconciled New Layers. This allows you to easily check wh at new layers and decide if they should be handled in its design or not. At the bottom left of the Layer Properties Manager (Layer Properties Manager) there is a new button called Settings. This is where you define how AutoCAD evaluate the outer layers and how it will notify it. You can also change the color of the lay ers that have implemented specific changes in the viewports if you do not like t he light blue background color that AutoCAD uses. 5 Spell (Spell Checker) The spelling was eventually revised and improved in AutoCAD 2008. It has its own dialog box, which can be opened without selecting text. When you enter SPELL (a nd Enter), the new Check Spelling dialog box opens. You can select the specific text you want to review, just check the current layout or check the entire drawi ng. The first thing you should notice is that when the spell checker finds an er ror, the Zoom will immediately show the position of the text. In fact, the word display with zoom does not increase the speed or efficiency of the command, but it is a very interesting new feature! It also helps determine the context of the word in the sentence it belongs. You will see in the image above that the dialo g box now has a Settings button ... He opens another dialog box to configure the behavior of the spell checker. This means that you can check or skip text sizin g, text attributes and text blocks in external references. You can also jump wor ds with first letter capitalized (Capitals), words with uppercase and lowercase letters, words entirely in uppercase, words with numbers or punctuation. 6 Next in Thread I hope you have found helpful information in this segment. In the next segment w e'll see more new features including some updates in tables, the new command Mul ti-Leader and a list of new system variables. Remember that this book is only pa rt of the course, because the support is always available online questions in th e forum of our course.€I ask you to visit the forums and ask your questions abou t your questions you have about this segment. Our motto is ... "The only silly q uestion is that you did not!" 7 ATP193 What's New in AutoCAD 2008 Segment 3

Date: June 18, 2007 Instructor: Kenneth Leary, Anthony Fontenele Level: All leve ls Category: AutoCAD 2008 Web: 1 Introduction In the last segment we saw some new commands in 2008. In this segment we'll cont inue to see some new commands and explore some more commands that have been upda ted or improved. Also dive on the new system variables have been added to AutoCA D 2008. Multiple Leaders Intentionally, I left the commands Multileader for the last segment for a reason . It is a great new feature in AutoCAD, but still needs some tweaking. First, le t's see what he does and then we will see some problems related to it and how to get around this. You'll notice that the toolbar is gone Dimension icon Qleader command. Now with the introduction of Multileaders, they won their own toolbar. The Multileaders as well as text and dimensions, are also able to use the proper ties of annotations that vary with the scale. To draw a Multileader, click the i con on the extreme left of the toolbar or enter MLEADER. When you run the comman d, the right mouse button allows you to choose the form of creation of the Leade r, is creating its first arrow, the line under the text or the text itself. The method you choose will remain standard for all additional Multileaders. But, as the name suggests, you can now use multiple lines for each new call Multileader you add. Add or remove additional Leaders is very easy. You can select the Add i con Leader (next to the icon MLEADER) or simply select the Leader, you want to a dd a new line of extra call and right-click on the object. A dialog box appears, shown at left, then select Add and Leader 2 new line of call is created. Your cursor will be drawn to the end of the new lin e of call, allowing you to place anywhere you want easily. You can also use grip s to edit the lines of Leaders after its creation. You use the same technique to remove a line call a Multileader. Click the Remove icon Leader or click the rig ht mouse button and select Remove Leader from the context menu. Then select the calling line to be deleted. As well as sizes, you also have styles Multileader t hat behaves like any style of design and scale properties of annotations can be added to it, as in text styles and dimension. Now here is where things get compl icated, because the great defect of Multileaders is that styles can not be impor ted or exported as the traditional styles of design. Also this feature does not exist at the Design Center and in other styles. Fortunately, there is a solution for this. You can create the style Multileader the way you want and save the de sign into a template (DWT). Then you can insert this template as a block or you can drag it from Windows Explorer into your drawing. This will import the style without adding the block. The other option is to create the style and design a M ultileader using the new style. Drag this Multileader for the Tool Palette and i t will be stored there with all the style settings. You can use it from the Tool Palette in new designs and it will bring style settings with it. When you creat e the new style Multileader and adds to the Tool Palette, make sure you named th e style to any name at least "Standard". Some of your custom settings can not be applied over the existing style in the drawing using the name "Standard". Two o ther tools on the toolbar Multileader that are important to be mentioned. The fi rst is the command Multileader Align. This is an interesting way to automate the alignment of Leaders along a line that you define. You also have the option of aligning rows Leader so that they are parallel. Simply select the Leaders, as pi ctured to the right and select the icon or type Command Multileader Align MLEADE RALIGN on the command line. Then choose Options to select the method of alignmen

t that you want to use. 3 Another new tool is the Multileader Collect. It lets you get several Multileader s and combine them into just one. This command is very useful€but only works wit h Multileaders with Blocks (called Block-type multileaders). Does not work with those who use Mtext. To combine Multileaders, select the icon or type Command Mu ltileader collect MLEADERCOLLECT on the command line. Select what you want Multi leaders combiner and he will combine into one, allowing you to choose where you want it. The order of selection affects the order with which Multileaders are di splayed from left to right. When I created the Multileader in the right figure, I selected the C first and the last. Another problem of Multileaders happens whe n you save the file to a previous version of AutoCAD. The Multileaders are conve rted into proxy objects, which can be difficult to be viewed. Make sure that the system variable SAVEFIDELITY has the value equal to 1 for these objects to be v iewed correctly in versions prior to 2007 format as AutoCAD 2008 uses. Cut Inverted Files for Reference Something I've always believed to be exceeded for some time was finally added to the appeal court of Reference (Reference Clipping). You can reverse the cut now . This means that when you select a limit for the command XCLIP, as the square i n the figure, you will find the new Invert Clip option and AutoCAD cut the inner area defined by the figure, instead of cutting the outside. The result you see in this picture the other side. 4 Interesting Tips and Tricks Glow Layer Switched - A new feature of AutoCAD 2008 is the ability to automatica lly reduce the brightness intensity of the layers switched (Locked Layers). This makes clear that the objects of that layer are not available for editing. These objects keyed layers continue to be plotted in their original color or line wei ght applied to that layer. It is a good resource, but can cause confusion if the layer appear off, but will not be plotted in this way. The system variable cont rols the LAYLOCKFADECTL effect or you can change this value in Dashboard as show n in the figure. Saving objects of notes for previous versions - Assuming that o bjects of notes were not available in previous versions, save a file to a previo us version is obviously a question that will come to the minds of most users of AutoCAD. Fortunately, the good programmers from Autodesk thought about it too. W hen you save a drawing for a previous version, AutoCAD creates copies of the obj ects of notes and place them in layers that AutoCAD generates, for each scale an notation. For example, the left figure shows how an object drawn on layer 0 has properties that range of notes set to 1, 10 and 20, is copied to the layers "0 @ 1", "0 @ 10" and "0 @ 20. "Layout Tabs - AutoCAD 2008 has added some new enhanc ements to Labels Layout (Layout Tabs) which made them more user-friendly. The fi rst and well-appreciated change for many users is the ability to drag and drop l ayouts in order different. In the past, rearrange them was quite an ordeal, now just drag and drop and the work is done. 5 Also new is the ability to drag and drop the Label Layout for Sheet Set Manager (Sheet Set Manager) to add the layout to sheet set. This will run the import com mand SSM and all you have to do is click on Import and the leaf is added to the set. You can also use the Shift and Ctrl to select multiple layouts for dragging and dropping, both to add to the combined sheet or how to rearrange the Labels Layout. Also important is the ability to click twice on the label layout and ren ame the layout directly on the label layout. DWF Layers - Many of you are aware that the DWF Underlay feature was added in AutoCAD 2007. This allowed to attach

a DWF file to your design. In this new version, the ability to change the visibi lity of layers in DWF was added. DWF Simply select and click the right button. T he context menu offers the option of modifying the DWF layers. Selecting this op tion opens a dialog box Layers DWF (DWF Layers), which lists the layers in DWF f ile and allows you to link them or not. Orientation Property - Another feature t hat is not receiving the attention it deserves is the property of Guidance. He k eeps the text oriented with the current view when it is rotated. This property c an be applied to text, attributes and blocks. If you rotate a viewport to align an object in the drawing, for example, rotated text will change to display corre ctly,€and texts remain regular at the angle they were created. Mtext columns - T he Mtext received an additional interesting new feature in AutoCAD 2008. You can now add multiple columns to your Mtext. This is a valuable tool when it has a c onsiderable amount of notes and a limited amount of place to put them in the dra wing. You can set them all to a uniform length or Mtext select and use the grip to divide them into varying lengths per column. 6 Tables - Table command received a makeup and several new features that makes it much more functional; This is an addition to the tools of connection data presen ted in Segment 1. The dialog style has received a makeup table and now gives us the option of copying the style of a table that is already present in the curren t drawing. Also a function of broken table that works much like the new columns in the command Mtext. New System Variables This is an important section of the course although it is tedious, since it is a ssumed that you did not find the rest of the way too boring! ☺. This is somethin g that I am often referred to as the "Read once, print and keep for reference" o f course. These are the new variables of systems that were introduced in AutoCAD 2008. 3DCONVERSIONMODE - Used to convert definitions of materials and lights. 3 DSELECTIONMODE - Controls the selection of objects visually overlapping preceden ce when using the visual 3D (3D visual styles). ANNOALLVISIBLE - Hides or displa ys annotation objects that do not support the current annotation scale. ANNOAUTO SCALE - Update annotation objects to support annotation scale when it is changed . ANNOTATIVEDWG - Specifies where or not a design will behave like notepad when inserted into another drawing. ATTIPE - Controls the display of the editor used to create multiline attributes. ATTMULTI - Controls whether multiline attributes can be created. AUTODWFPUBLISH - Controls AutoPublish when the resource is on o r off. This feature, when connected, automatically creates a DWF file of the dra wing when you save or close the drawing. CANNOSCALE - Sets the name of the Annot ation scale current to the current space. CANNOSCALEVALUE - Displays the value o f the current annotation scale. 7 CMLEADERSTYLE - Determines the style of Multileader chain. COPYMODE - Controls w hether the COPY command repeats automatically. This is very useful if you want t o set the COPY command to copy a time, as in previous versions to AutoCAD 2007. DATALINKNOTIFY - Controls the notification balloon to point to update or loss of data connection (data link). DGNFRAME - Determines when tables containing drawi ngs of the type DGN (Microstation) are visible in the current drawing or plotáve is. Looks like the configuration parameters of the tables for Xref and Images. D GNOSNAP - Controls how OSNAP for drawings included in DGN format. DIMANNO - Find out whether or not the current style of design is noted. DXEVAL - Controls when the data extraction tables are compared with the data source and the data are n ot updated, it displays a balloon notification update. HPMAXLINES - Controls the maximum number of rows Hatch Hatch that the command can generate. LAYEREVAL - C ontrols when the filter list Unreconciled New Layer in the Layer Manager is sear ching for new layers. LAYERNOTIFY - Specifies when an alert is displayed for new

layers that were not reconciled. It controls the balloon notification is genera ted (which is similar to the one to notify the change of Xref files). LAYLOCKFAD ECTL - Controls the brightness reduction of layered objects keyed (locked layers ). The default value is 50. This can also be controlled by the Dashboard as was mentioned in the Tips and Tricks Interesting this handout. LIGHTINGUNITS - Contr ols whether generic or photometric lights are used and indicates the system of l ighting units current (International or American). LIGHTSINBLOCKS - Controls lig hts when existing blocks are used in rendering. LINEARBRIGHTNESS - Controls the overall brightness of the lighting design when we're using standard or generic l ights. 8 Ok, you're halfway there. Take a deep breath, stretch your legs and grab some co ffee and come back here. ☺ LINEARCONTRAST - Controls the overall contrast of a design when we are using def ault lighting or lights generic. LOGEXPBRIGHTNESS - Controls the overall brightn ess of the design when we are using photometric lighting. LOGEXPCONTRAST - Contr ols the overall contrast of the design when we are using photometric lighting.€L OGEXPDAYLIGHT - Controls whether the sunlight is being used or not in the photom etric lighting. LOGEXPMIDTONES - Control the midtones design when we are using p hotometric lighting. MSLTSCALE - Before you have that initial feeling of "Oh God , another variable LTSCALE to worry!" You will see that this was one of the best additions to AutoCAD 2008. Setting this variable to 1, the scales of the types of line monitor scales of notes and setting to 0, keeping the behavior of earlie r versions of AutoCAD. PERSPECTIVECLIP - Determines the position of the cutting approach to the camera. PUBLISHCOLLATE - Control when printing a sheet set, mult iple plots or plot line may be interrupted by other requests for plotting. A val ue of 0 creates individual files for plotting and a value of 1 creates a single file containing multiple plots. RENDERUSERLIGHTS - Controls the user when the li ghts are considered during the rendering. SAVEFIDELITY - Controls when the drawi ng is saved with visual fidelity. This is necessary if you save a file with Mult ileaders to a previous version to 2007. SELECTIONANNODISPLAY - Controls when alt ernative representations of scales 9 are temporarily displayed in a lower brightness on the screen when an object ann otation is selected. SETBYLAYERMODE - Controls which properties are selected for SETBYLAYER. TABLETOOLBAR - Controls the display of the toolbar tables. TEXTOUTP UTFILEFORMAT - Provides options to output Unicode text. VPLAYEROVERRIDES - Indic ates whether there are layers that had their properties overridden with the use viewport (VP) property overrides for the current viewport. VPLAYEROVERRIDESMODE - Controls if the appeal viewport (VP) property overrides associated with viewpo rts are displayed and plotted. VSFACEHIGHLIGHT - Controls when the application l ayer property overrides associated with viewports are displayed and plotted. Conclusion Hope you find lots of useful information in this course. I suggest you test some new features presented in this course, trying them out. Typically, this is the best way to learn all the complexities of the new command because, frankly, I co uld do three courses and not address each characteristic of each new command. Re member that this book is only part of the course, because the support is always available online in the forum of our course. I advise to visit the forums to ask any questions you may have about this thread. Our motto is ... "The only silly question is that you did not!" 10