If working connected to the office machine using Remote Desktop set your home machine to a different Windows theme to the work one. Helps remember which is which when working full screen!
If you can adjust BIOS Settings (or your IT Help desk might have to do) some machines have BIOS power settings to automatically restart after a power outage and auto restart if not running at a set time. In our case I set to 06:00 so if accidentally powered off at least you don't have to visit the office to turn on again.
Also there are different shortcut keys for common operations on the Remote Machine (Full details at this Microsoft Help article)
Activates the connection bar.
CTRL+ALT+BREAK or one of these shortcuts:
Switches the client between full-screen mode and window mode. If these shortcuts don't work, or the keys aren't available, you can try the following alternative:
Press CTRL+ALT+HOME, TAB, TAB, TAB, TAB, TAB, ENTER. This activates the connection bar, and then presses the Restore down button.
Brings up the Windows Security dialog box for the Remote Desktop Session Host (RD Session Host) (provides the same functionality as pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL on the local computer).
The following table describes the standard Windows shortcut keys and their equivalent Remote Desktop shortcuts that are different. (For example, Ctrl+Z is generally the 'Undo' shortcut on both standard Windows and Remote Desktop.)
Remote Desktop shortcut
Switches between programs from left to right.
Switches between programs from right to left.
Cycles through the programs in the order they were started.
Windows key or CTRL+ESC
Displays the Start menu.
Displays the system menu.
CTRL+ALT+MINUS SIGN (-)
Places a snapshot of the active window, within the client, on the clipboard.
CTRL+ALT+PLUS SIGN (+)
Places a snapshot of the entire client windows area on the clipboard .
I only discovered the bizarre U.S. Survey foot after encountering it in a CAD file. I did the foot > metre conversion on an incoming imperial file and none of the resulting measurements made sense as were ‘a tiny bit out’. Turned out the file was actually created in U.S. Survey Feet, slightly different to normal ‘Feet’. The international foot is defined to be equal to exactly 0.3048 metres. United States survey foot are defined as exactly 1200⁄3937 meters, approximately 0.304800609601 metres. Now this historical unit has been discontinued:
BIM AK August registration is open, see you there!
Less than a month to go until the August 2018 BIM AK Event! Make sure you are registered!
Thursday 23rd August, 5.30-8.00pm
The August event will be focused on BIM in Construction featuring a presentation from Gabor Gulyas of PDC Group on the $3.5b Brisbane Queens Wharf project, along with a construction industry panel discussion.
Attendance is FREE, drinks and food will be provided but pre-event registration is essential. All attendees are required to register prior to the day of the event via the registration link below. Whether you’re a BIM Manager, Architect, Engineer, Contractor, Facility Manager, Manufacturer, Project Manager or anyone else wanting to learn and share information about BIM, BIM AK events plan to have something for everyone.
“The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is situated 100 meters below ground at CERN and is considered the biggest single machine on the planet. It is also the location of one of the most important scientific achievements of this century, the Higgs boson.“
Only one week to go until the March 2018 BIM AK Event! Make sure you are registered!
(Thursday 1st March, 5.30-8.00pm).
This months event will be focused on Procurement, BIM, and how we can foster more collaborative working arrangements, and will feature an industry panel discussion, with participants from design, construction, project management, and client organisations - we will be actively encouraging audience participation and look forward to some lively debate.
Attendance is FREE, drinks and food will be provided but pre-event registration is essential. All attendees are required to register prior to the day of the event via the registration link below.
Whether you’re a BIM Manager, Architect, Engineer, Contractor, Facility Manager, Manufacturer, Project Manager or anyone else wanting to learn and share information about BIM, BIM AK events plan to have something for everyone.
The NZ Autodesk reseller community is a small world. It, strangely, just got both smaller and bigger as the combined businesses make for a powerful sizeable all NZ owned team. I’ve been a (personal) customer of Salesoft for many years, but the CADPRO folks have always been welcoming.
In fact I was there last week for the inaugural Fusion 360 meetup. The meeting, and pizza, was great so I’ll forgive CADPRO M.D. Hans for not giving me a scoop on this huge news… : )
Get Ready for REAL 2016 by taking a look back at last year’s ground breaking summit. The inaugural year of REAL was an amazing exploration of the convergence of 3d sensing, making & visualization. Relive and experience leading designers, artists, entrepreneurs & educators discussing the latest innovations in this 3D revolution.
When a model mixes with reality the results are stunning!
There’s more info on the Hololens hardware — the first fully untethered, see-through ‘holographic’ computer that will arrive with Windows 10 — in the video below:
“Windows 10 is the first platform to support holographic computing with APIs that enable gaze, gesture, voice, and environmental understanding on an untethered device. Microsoft HoloLens, together with Windows 10, will bring high‑definition holograms to life in your world”