Hi folks – as I sit here in the airport just waiting to get home for Christmas, I have time to waste, so I’m going to let you in on a little trick that I recently learned. This one is so simple that I feel dumb for not already knowing it, and if you already know it, just breeze over this post.
Have you ever felt so lazy that you didn’t want to go outside Civil 3D to access your favorite website (we all know which website that I’m talking about, right?) 😉 Well, I’ve discovered a way to get here without ever leaving Civil 3D. More after the jump…
Did you know that you could call your default web browser from within any AutoCAD-based program? The command to pull up the browser is, oddly enough, BROWSER. So armed with this information, you can easily do what I did and create a macro on your tool palette that calls up your web browser set to your favorite page. The format of the macro is below:
Careful with the formatting – I had an extra space between the ; and the http, and it was opening up TWO browsers, and the first one went to Autodesk’s web site. That’s pretty darn slick marketing there, to default a browser window to the mothership’s website if no website is entered. And thanks to Nick Zeeben for pointing that out to me as I was struggling to figure out why that kept popping up.
Happy Holidays, folks!