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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Using the Organizer in Autodesk Showcase

“A first-rate Organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late. He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.”
Arnold Bennett

This week is only a brief post, as I've taking this entire week for a holiday in Lake Tahoe.  This time I've brought my trusty mountain bike up with me, so I'm hoping to get some good riding in, even though I'm about 6000 ft (roughtly 2000 meters), higher than my usual riding altitude. 

My truck and my bike.  Both better prepared for working at this altitude than I am!

I hope I don't end up gasping like a landed fish.

But now, the post!

Most of the time when I'm using Autodesk Showcase, I can pick what on want by choosing the part, on screen, right in the scene.  It's there, it's simple, and it's easy.

But there are also those scenes that aren't so simple.  They have a lot of parts that aren't easy to find on screen, making working with the model a tedious and frustrating affair.

Not every component in this scene can be easily selected

But Showcase provides a tool that can help out with that. It's called the organizer, and it lists the parts by in a list type of format that you can use to, well, organize your information!

The Organizer can help  locate and organize your scene!

It's my personal belief that this tool doesn't get the credit it deserves, and is probably underused since I think many users get accustomed to picking on screen, which lets face it, probably covers most of our needs. 

By using the organizer, data can be moved into folders that make it easier to select, move, hide, change materials, etc.

But why describe it when I can show it.  Here's a quick video on using the organizer.

And by the way, have a suggestion on how you use the organizer?  Throw a comment (it's down at the bottom).

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