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     ARRIS Power User Tips

Gary Thill of Sigma Consulting Services explores the “hidden” features of ARRIS and covers tips, tricks and “secret” shortcuts which enable you to be more productive.

  • Starting A New Project From Windows Using a Prototype Project


  • Useful Environment Variables in arris.ini file


  • Using the Accounting Feature: ARRIS can keep track of such as time
         spent on a project.


  • Masking Trick Using Solid Fill Crosshatching: After drawing hundreds of
         pickets for a deck railing, have you ever been frustrated with the amount of
         time it takes to remove the hidden lines behind each picket so they appear
         solid rather than see-thru?


  • Converting DWG Files to Repeated Items: Undocumented mnemonic
         command named dwg2ri which will allow you to convert files in a specific
         directory to ARRIS Repeated Items.


  • Copy to Clipboard


  • Multi-Line Trim/Extend Feature


  • Using Up & Down Arrow Command History


  • Another Use for the Zflat Command: Did you know you can use the zflat
         command to generate foreshortened elements in you exterior elevations?


  • Turning Off Custom Lines In Smart Walls


  • Push and Pop


  • Using the ARRIS Calculator


  • Accessing Favorite RI Libraries via the Toolbar Menu


  • Using the Offset Line Tool


  • Using Negative Scale Factors to Mirror X and Mirror Y Rotation


  • Automatically Create Repeated Items From DWG Files


  • Setting View Orientation To Match Work Angle


  • Match Entity Menu Time-Savers


  • Alias Commands: 15 predefined one and two-letter alias shortcut
         commands


  • Sample ARRIS File Structure


  • Paragraph Text Editing Commands


  • Smart Wall Cleanup


  • Mnemonic Command Summary



  • Download Power User Tips PDF