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Easter Egg hidden in AutoCAD 2008.

A - answer There is a hidden surprise function - so called "Easter Egg" - in AutoCAD 2008 (again, as versions 2007/2006 were skipped).
  1. Set the rendering environment to the photometric lights mode (LIGHTINGUNITS=1 or =2)
  2. Display the Sun properties palette (the SUNPROPERTIES command)
  3. Click on the spyglass icon in the Sky properties field
  4. In the "Adjust Sun&Sky Background" dialog go to the "Sun angle calculator" field
  5. Set the date to 23.3.2007 (AutoCAD 2008 release date)
  6. Click on the Time value and hit the Home key (resets time to midnight)
  7. While holding the Ctrl key press twice the Down-arrow key
  8. The presentation is launched, with music and all...

Easter Egg

(via Between the Lines)
ACAD2008
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14.5.2007    24737x  
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applies to: AutoCAD 2008 ·

See also:
Tip 3845:Easter egg hidden in AutoCAD 2005 (and LT, Map or Desktops).
Tip 3216:Easter egg hidden in Architectural Desktop 2004.
Tip 3143:Easter egg hidden in AutoCAD 2004 (and LT and Desktops).
Tip 3020:Easter egg in Autodesk Revit.
Tip 2800:Easter egg in Autodesk Express Viewer.


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