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Don't Under-Estimate the Power of the .dwg Platform - present day relevance of .dwg format with relation to ACIS solids from Spatial, BricsCAD, influence of extended API support that makes this compatible platform richer, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Nov 17, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 PDF Enhancements, Pt 2 - PDF options now have own dialog box that is accessible from output ribbon, PDF now retains hyperlinks, comes with printer plot options, Kate Ming, Ideate, Nov 3, 2015

AutoCAD Alternatives Are Alive and Well in Product Design - relevance of 2D software like DraftSight, CorelCAD, Onshape for manufacturing as opposed to 3D solid modeling software, putting 2D CAD on mobile devices, compares AutoCAD with BricsCAD, Randall Newton, Desktop Engineering, Oct 28, 2015

Revision Clouds: The Other Clouds That You Can Actually See - greater flexibility in revision clouds, reduction in number of grips based on revision cloud type created, turn off REVCLOUDGRIPS to control display of grips in AutoCAD 2016, Issac Harper, AEC Cafe, Oct 20, 2015

Autodesk AutoCAD 2016 Revision Cloud Enhancements - options for creating revision clouds, grip editing behavior of revision clouds are revised, rectangular, polygonal, freehand options are added for revision cloud creation, Matt Miyamoto, Oct 1, 2015

What's New AutoCAD 2016: Point Cloud Profile Tracing - approximate, extract line work from a point cloud using extract section lines tool, Pete Strycharske, MasterGraphics, Aug 27, 2015

System Variable Monitor - system variable monitor in AutoCAD 2016 monitors system variables, reports when changed from their preferred value, Bob Mason, IMAGINiT Civil Solutions Blog, Sep 9, 2015

GT STRUDL 2015 Adds AutoCAD Interface for Modeling - database-driven CAE software can integrate graphical modeling with frame, element analysis, helps create complex structural models for use in analysis, Shawn Wasserman, ENGINEERING.com, Sep 10, 2015

Converting PDFs to AutoCAD DWGs Using Adobe Illustrator - open PDF in Illustrator, export to AutoCAD DWG file format, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Sep 9, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 DWG to PDF Now Writes .SHX Text Into the 'Comments' Area in the PDF - turn off comment notifications in viewer, use older version of AutoCAD to create PDF, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Aug 31, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 Dimension Tool Enhancements - predictive dimension command, ability for AutoCAD to recognize when placing dimension on top of already existing dimension, Kate Ming, Ideate, Aug 27, 2015

Hurricane Batch Processor Review - AutoCAD batch processor has simple interface, builds single script containing all of steps defined for drawings, processes OLE objects fine, Aug 11, 2015

Big Problems Downloading the AutoCAD 2016 Free Trial Version - What to Do About It? - ensure that system side process is running fine, firewall is not blocking download manager, anti-virus software is not causing any issues, download software when ADSL network of PC is not over-loaded, Tom Lansford, CADplace, July 2, 2015

AutoCAD, the Versatile Veteran - coordination model attachment in AutoCAD 2016 allows attaching Navisworks models as reference, detail STEP models so that Xref from drawing based model can be created, adjust detailing, dimensioning, set Inventor model associativity, Mike Thomas, AUGI Library, July 3, 2015

Signing Your Application Modules for AutoCAD 2016, Pt 2 - apply AcSignApply.exe to sign module with digital certificate, check if newly signed model is existing in trusted location before loading it, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 29, 2015

Signing Your Application Modules for AutoCAD 2016, Pt 1 - obtain digital, code signing certificate that supports Microsoft Authenticode by creating or buying it from reliable vendor, generate PFX file to smoothen process of signing standard OS modules, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, May 28, 2015

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 18: A Whole New World - application of integrated calculator, associative arrays, viewbase tool, relevance of sheet sets for organizing, managing multiple drawings in AutoCAD, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, May 27, 2015

AutoCAD 2016: Top 10 New Features - automatic regen, smart dimensioning, easy to edit revision cloud, xref override object properties to ByLayer, system variable monitor, Mtext enhancements, status bar wrap, Evelyn Wakeman, The CAD Masters, May 22, 2015

A Few of My Favorite Things in AutoCAD 2016 - ability to insert border around text easily, apply properties of selected text multiple times, wrap dimension text easily, geometric center osnap can grab true center of polygons, closed plines, XREFOVERRIDE variable controls display of layers, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, May 22, 2015

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 17: Extracting Data and Using Standards in AutoCAD 2015 - discusses tips to create DXE file, add/remove drawing files for extraction before including objects, properties to result, relevance of LAYTRANS command for modifying generated layers in AutoCAD, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, May 19, 2015

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 16: Stretching Out - process of inserting drawing into constrained geometry, opening properties palette, calculator to add variables in AutoCAD, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, May 12, 2015

Getting Started with the New Start Tab in AutoCAD 2016 - new tab is renamed to start, allows selection of 'display start tab' during installation process, learn area of start tab presents learning area, learning tips are now available every 24 hours, Isaac Harper, AECCafe Blogs, May 6, 2015

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 15: Miscellaneous Musings - discusses relevance of EXPORTLAYOUT command to export flattened drawing from layout created by VIEWBASE, setting table styles, integration of AutoCAD app store into ribbon to find useful plug-ins, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, May 5, 2015

What's New in AutoCAD 2016: Rendering - new Rapid RT rendering engine offers physical based lighting rendering, provides option to choose low, medium or high quality render presets, setup lighting, background with image based lighting environment, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 30, 2015

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 14: 3D Solid Models and 2D Drawings - discusses reduced need of 2D drawings with advent of 3D printing, relevance of FLATTEN, FLATSHOT, VIEWBASE commands for converting 3D solid model into 2D drawing in AutoCAD, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, Apr 28, 2015

AutoCAD 2016: XREF Enhancements - new XREFOVERRIDE system variable allows controlling display of XREF layers, such layers are displayed in ribbon layers list but are now shown in gray text, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 24, 2015

What's New in AutoCAD 2016: Drafting and Annotations - revision cloud comes with new rectangular, polygonal options, dimension panel offers option to choose layer that creates new dimensions, fixes overlapping dimensions, geometric center snap drawing tool snaps center of closed geometry, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 23, 2015

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 13: Customizing AutoCAD - rendering engine available with AutoCAD, rendering disadvantages in Release 14, hints improved material browser in AutoCAD 2015 version, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, Apr 21, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 New Features - More PDF Power - enhanced PDF support allows zooming, panning drawing with PDF underlay attached, offers 2 sets of controls when exporting to PDF, DWF, comes with PDF quality, font handling, hyperlink, bookmark controls, David Cohn, CADLearning, Apr 21, 2015

Working with Point Clouds in AutoCAD 2016 - Q& A about creating linework, sections in point clouds, point cloud tab, object snap cycling, advantages of using point clouds, tips to remove tree, building points in AutoCAD, Michelle Rasmussen, ASCENT Blog, Apr 17, 2015

AutoCAD 2016: 30 Releases Young and Still Going Strong, Pt 3 - ability to convert section plane to support slicing of objects, manipulate, manage point clouds in new ways, render drawings using photographic, environmental lighting, Lee Ambrosius, CADdigest.com, Apr 14, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 Developer Documentation Changes - general development resources are now easier to access, custom program files can be digitally signed, managed .NET reference guide, ObjectARX update includes new classes, interfaces, functions, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics: Beyond the UI, Apr 15, 2015

What's New in AutoCAD 2016: System Enhancements - high quality geometry toggle is added in graphic performance option, new REGENAUTO system variable automatically regenerates drawing when display is zoomed out, added 4 PDF plotters, attaches Navisworks cache, document file, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 15, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 - New Dimension Tool - dimension command replaces dimension flyout, allows adding linear, arc, circular, or angular dimension with single command, without quitting, invoking other dimension commands, Gaurav Bagga, Ideate, Apr 14, 2015

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 13: Customizing AutoCAD - rendering engine available with AutoCAD, rendering disadvantages in Release 14, hints improved material browser in AutoCAD 2015 version, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, Apr 21, 2015

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 12: Graduate to Dynamic Blocks - discusses importance of adding action parameters to block to dynamically modify appearance, geometry of inserts after they are inserted into AutoCAD drawing, Patrick Hughes, Design and Motion, Apr 14, 2015

AutoCAD 2016: 30 Releases Young and Still Going Strong, Pt 2 - ability to create dimensions by object type, wrap dimensional text, format MText, mark objects for revision, Lee Ambrosius, CADdigest.com, Apr 9, 2015

Expert Interview with Lynn Allen, Autodesk Evangelist and Cadalyst Contributing Editor - involvement with AutoCAD before/after joining Autodesk, expansion of expertise to BIM, cloud technology, Internet of Things, 3D printing, favorite AutoCAD functions, tips, key to development of good design, CADspeed, Apr 10, 2015

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 11: We've Come a Long Way - up-gradation of hardware besides software is crucial for increasing AutoCAD performances, apply 2015 tools available with AutoCAD's SEEK design center to import objects into current drawing, Patrick Hughes, Design and Motion, Apr 7, 2015

AutoCAD 2016: 30 Releases Young and Still Going Strong, Pt 1 - create new drawing, access named objects from ribbon, reorder layout tabs, locate tools in AutoCAD, snap to geometric center of closed polyline, Lee Ambrosius, CADdigest.com, Apr 3, 2015

AutoCAD 2016: Dimensioning - enhanced DIM command is available from annotate ribbon tab, automatically creates appropriate dimensions based on type of objects selected, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 6, 2015

What’s New in AutoCAD 2016: The Interface - new tab is changed to start tab, + icon creates new file, new CLOSEALLOTHER command closes all drawings except current tab, layout scrolling when dragging, enhanced status bar layout, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 6, 2015

AutoCAD Hacked, Pt 2 - analyze code to eliminate vulnerabilities to malformed data, update CAD manager control utility, upgrade security options dialog box to improve accessibility to trusted paths, support for attaching digital signatures to AutoLISP, Dieter Schlaepfer, Lynn Allen's Blog, Apr 6, 2015

What to Expect Now That You're Hired - learn more AutoCAD, actual drafting techniques, get to know designer, 'go-to' CAD guy/gal, Murray Clack, AUGI Library, Apr 2, 2015

AutoCAD 2016: Revision Clouds - tool includes rectangular, polygonal, freehand methods of creation, number of grips displayed for revision clouds is reduced, new modify option allows drawing new revision cloud segments, erasing selected portions of existing revision clouds, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 3, 2015

AutoCAD Hacked, Pt 1 - alter AutoLISP or other executable files if they contain malware, replace trusted application with modified version, avoid downloading illegal software, change drawing files if they try to overflow memory with executable code, Dieter Schlaepfer, Lynn Allen’s Blog, Apr 2, 2015

AutoCAD 2016: Help System - click on UI finder to point to customization status bar icon if icon available in status bar is not currently visible in AutoCAD 2016, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 1, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 - Inserting an Excel Spreadsheet into a Table - create table, tick data link radio button in insert table dialog, launch data link manager, obtain new Excel data link, select Excel file before generating entry for newly created data link, Geoff Woodhead, CADline, Apr 1, 2015

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 10: There's an Array of Hope - discusses associative capabilities of polar array, rearrange part geometry to create slightly different nesting pattern of part before selecting item to replace, Patrick Hughes, Design and Motion, Mar 31, 2015

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Looking at New AutoCAD 2016 and What Lies Ahead for Mac Version - Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 31, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 New Features - Getting What You Wish For - geometric center object snap, revised revision clouds, text frames to add border around multiline text object, David Cohn, CADLearning, Mar 31, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 is Here - TrustedDWG technology to share design data, faster detailing, documentation, tighter coordination with BIM, enhanced PDF output, improved smart dimensioning, Susan Smith, AECCafe Blogs, Mar 26, 2015

Autodesk Releases AutoCAD 2016 - improvements in drawing canvas, latest graphics hardware offers visual accuracy, enhanced PDFs, smart dimensioning, reality computing, BIM coordination, available as perpetual license with/without maintenance subscription or desktop subscription, Barb Schmitz, 3D CAD World, Mar 26, 2015

Top 10 New Features in AutoCAD 2016 - geometric center object snap, revision cloud, dimensioning, text frame, status bar, Xref, PDF, point cloud, Navisworks support, system variable monitor, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 27, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 New Features - A First Look - renames new tab, help system's UI finder animated arrow now identifies tools within status bar, ribbon, presents intelligent DIM command that predicts type of dimension to be created, updated section plane tools, David Cohn, CADLearning, Mar 24, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 - Render - physically based path tracing render provides simple ways to render, new render UI has significantly fewer settings making it faster, easier to create renderings, render presets help specify render quality, CADline, Mar 26, 2015

AutoCAD 2016: Calling Commands from AutoCAD Events Using .NET - apply ExecuteInCommandContextAsync() to launch command reliably from event handler, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 25, 2015

Downloading AutoCAD 2016 - Where's the English - click on products in Autodesk website, select program to be installed, click on more options, download now, set version, OS, language, scroll language arrow to bottom to find English before installing download manager, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 26, 2015

AutoCAD 2016: Status Bar - status bar now automatically wraps onto 2 rows when there are more icons, isolate objects, lock UI options are newly added to status bar customization menu, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar 25, 2015

Orchestrating the Drawing of a Lifetime with AutoCAD 2016 - 3D sectioning sets cutting plane, bounded area, volume, section plane supports point clouds, old rendering engine is replaced with new path tracing renderer, attaches Navisworks NWD, NWC files to drawings, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Mar 25, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 - PDF Enhancements - faster panning, zooming facilities when PDF files are attached as drawing base, publishing, viewing PDF files also offers enhanced performance, quality, CADline, Mar 25, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 - Point Clouds  - save different crop areas as named crop states, new section plane drop-down control is added to point cloud contextual ribbon tab to create section objects for selected point cloud, CADline, Mar 25, 2015

The AutoCAD/LT 2016 Beta Test: Stats and More - 2000+ users Beta tested latest version, filed over 400 problem reports, made over 150 feature requests, LT is Still AutoCAD, Mar 25, 2015

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 9: Hatching, Layers, and More, Oh My - compares AutoCAD release 14 with release 15, discusses hatching, layer manager improvements, object property transparency in AutoCAD 2015, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, Mar 24, 2015

AutoCAD 2016: Exceeding Expectations - new 'start' tab consolidates file access tasks in easily accessible central location, new DIM command, revision cloud tool, 3D enhancements, new rendering engine, improved PDF support, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Mar 24, 2015

AutoCAD 2016, Pt 3 - new render engine is simple, features user-friendly tooltips, render presets list explains maximum time required for rendering, adjusts render to size, image based lighting option puts model in cool environment, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, Mar 23, 2015

AutoCAD 2016: Annotation Enhancements - Revision Clouds - new revision cloud tool provides option to draw rectangular, polygonal or freehand revision cloud, access creation methods, new set of grips to control geometry of object, add additional line sections with modify option, Geoff Woodhead, CADline, Mar 24, 2015

Expert Interview with Art Whitton of myCADsite on Continual Education for CAD Users - AutoCAD tutorial site aims at new users, allow public schools to use material freely, brief overview of courses, assignments, CADspeed, Mar 21, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 XREF Layer Controls - check layers that are in drawing vs layers that belong to XREFs both in layer properties palette, layers dropdown, control overridden layers by changing XREFOVERRIDE system variable, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 20, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 - Drawing and Editing - new geometric center object snap allows snapping to geometric center of polygons, polylines, isometric line grid now updates when isoplane is changed via isometric drafting status bar control, CADline, Mar 22, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 New Dimension Tool - new DIM tool allows selecting object, pick points if OSNAPS are on, dimension arcs, circles with 'R' radius marking, diameter symbol in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 19, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 for Developers - DWG, binary application compatible release, number of sysvars related to AutoCAD's security features can now be locked by CAD managers, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 23, 2015

AutoCAD 2016, Pt 2 - new GCE osnap cuts down on construction lines, offers command preview commands like BLEND, ERASE, STRETCH, ROTATE, SCALE, PDF enhancements makes SHX fonts, unicode characters searchable, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, Mar 20, 2015

What's New in AutoCAD 2016 - improved start tab, file tabs, layout tabs, status bar, dimension command, allows controlling quality of vectors, rasters while exporting drawing files to .PDF, Michelle Rasmussen, ASCENT Blog, Mar 20, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 - User Interface - new drawing file tab is renamed to start, press ctrl+home to switch focus from current drawing to start tab, tip of day is updated daily in learn page, CADline, Mar 20, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 - Annotations - DIM command is now accessible from annotate ribbon tab, apply DIMLAYER system variable to apply to specified command if appropriate dimension layer is not existing in drawing, CADline, Mar 20, 2015

What's New in AutoCAD 2016? - Autodesk approved some requests on AUGI wishlist: geometric center object snap, updates to revision cloud, new text frame property was added to Mtext objects, Synergis, Mar 19, 2015

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 8: Something Old, Something New - AutoCAD 2015 displays blue window for contained selection, green window for crossing, poly drag mode making selection of objects easy, apply isolate tools, clipboard functions, filters, properties to improve productivity, Patrick Hughes, Design and Motion, Mar 17, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 What's New Review - UI enhancements continues with its darker/sleeker 2015 interface, layout tabs are drag, droppable, system monitor watches troublesome system variables, revision clouds now behave like polylines, flexible PDF support, improved reality computing, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Mar 19, 2015

AutoCAD 2016 - What's New - enhanced drawing file tab, layout options, status bar menu, revision clouds, DIM commands, text wrap, layers, new text frame property, closed polyline snapping, improved move/copy, section object adds flexibility to AutoCAD, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 19, 2015

Here is AutoCAD 2016: The Last Perpetual License You Will Ever Get - improved UI elements update NEWTABMODE system variable, revision clouds comes with new ease of editing, enhanced reference controls, annotations, will still run on AutoCAD 2013 DWG, ability to password protect DWG files is removed, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 19, 2015

Introducing AutoCAD 2016, Pt 1 - revised version allows creating rectangular, polygonal, freehand or object revision clouds, offers enhanced dimensioning possibilities, new text frame option in properties, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen’s Blog, Mar 19, 2015

AutoCAD 2016: File Tabs - NEWTABMODE system variable has been renamed to STARTMODE, new deployment option checks if start tab is displayed for install deployments, CLOSEALLOTHER command offers command line access, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD insider, Mar 20, 2015

Drawing Circles Around the Competition with AutoCAD 2016 - reduced display of grips in numbers when revision cloud is selected, improved DIM command, center OSNAP now snaps to geometric center of closed polyline, improved Xref, PDFs, property previews, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Mar 20, 2015

Conducting Your Best Drawing Ever with AutoCAD 2016 - file tabs are updated, allows option to drag, drop layout tab, status bar wrapping, GALLERYVIEW system variable inserts blocks or styles, new UI finder, enhanced graphics, pre-configured system variable monitor, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Mar 19, 2015

Docking a WPF Window Inside AutoCAD, Pt 3 - steps to preview docking at one of four corners of drawing window, dock dialog when right mouse-button gets released in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 18, 2015

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 4: Get the Lay of the Land - improved Multiple Document Interface (MDI) that allows users to work on several drawings within one AutoCAD session, file tabs to navigate between open drawings, enhanced plot, publish icons, DVIEW command, viewing tools, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, Mar 3, 2015

A CAD Dinosaur's Journey, Pt 5: Can't Turn Back Now - associative dimensions are improved in AutoCAD 2015, updated MLeader offers better appearances while saving time, apply command preview to provide visual feedback to certain editing operations, Patrick Hughes, CAD Speed, Mar 6, 2015

AutoCAD Tips from Cadalyst's Hot Tip Harry - Q&A with RK McSwain about taking over 'Hot Tip Harry' column in Cadalyst magazine, choosing tips to publish, most popular, worst tips, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, Mar 2015

Adding Support for Global Keywords at AutoCAD's Command-Line Using .NET, Pt 1 - launch global command via command-line to create command line helper tool in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 9, 2015

Enabling Global Commands on Localized AutoCAD Versions Using .NET - disable auto-correct, auto-complete system variables, add, remove command prefixing event handler before setting mutex flag to call command, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 26, 2015

Adding a Global Keyword Menu to AutoCAD Using WPF - populate list with global keywords that AutoCAD prompts for, double click item in list to send keyword to command line, treat certain commands as special if they require certain condition for operation, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 23, 2015

Perspectives on AutoCAD - AutoCAD has undergone changes since its inception 30 years ago, it is still expected to see tweaks to interface, small enhancements to existing commands, new commands, or may come up with re-written code, Walt Sparling, AUGI Library, Feb 5, 2015

Expert Interview with Jimmy Bergmark About AutoCAD - services offered by JTB World, biggest issues faced by CAD users, trends happening in the field of CAD, tips, tools offered by JTB World, CADspeed, Jan 8, 2015

Recreating the Star Wars Opening Crawl in AutoCAD Using F#, Pt 1 - employ F# type provider mechanism to access Star Wars API, retrieve opening crawl text, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jan 5, 2015

Make Your AutoCAD Training Grow Roots - understanding working of files, display, system, user preferences, selection, 3D modeling tab located in options dialog, drawing aids, drafting tools, disaster recovery/avoidance tips to increase AutoCAD productivity, Dat Lien, AUGI Library, Dec 29, 2014

Design Feed - It's Not Just for Fancy Chickens Anymore - allows adding/sharing messages or images to AutoCAD drawings through Autodesk 360, AutoCAD 2015 to store drawing locally on computer, check unique design feed ID of posts linked to drawing from server, Isaac Harper, AECCafe Blogs, Dec 12, 2014

AUGI Top 10 Wishes for AutoCAD from AU2014 - lock drawing order of specific objects, all windows to be resizable, modify cloud, text wrap in dimensions, OSNAP for center of polygon, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Dec 15, 2014

Creating an Associative Fillet Operation Using ObjectARX - understanding realistic AutoCAD ObjectARX sample application that demonstrates tips to implement associative fillet functionality using AutoCAD associative framework, Jiri Kripac, Through the Interface, Dec 15, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 APIs Available via NuGet - select project, manage NuGet packages in Visual Studio project, search, install AutoCAD.NET, related assemblies, AutoCAD.NET.Core to create core console-compatible project, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Dec 11, 2014

AutoCAD.NET API is Now on NuGet.org - install NuGet package from Visual Studio IDE to automatically copy library files, update project, Madhukar Moogala, AutoCAD DevBlog, Dec 11, 2014

Viva La Revolution: Start Your Own Country with Content Pack Creation - understanding definition, anatomy of content kit XML files to set AutoCAD profile paths, deploy product with custom content pack to view profile listed in AutoCAD options area, Louisa Holland, AUGI Library, Dec 8, 2014

AU 2014 Handout: Using SensorTag as a Low-Cost Sensor Array for AutoCAD - install SensorTag app to connect with SensorTag device, manipulate current AutoCAD view based on spatial input from external device, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 19, 2014

Review: Able2Extract PDF Converter 8 - converts PDF documents into wide range of formats: Microsoft Office, images, html, AutoCAD DWG, previews PDF with ability to select objects to convert, available for Mac, Linux,Windows at $99, but no recognition of layers, dimensions, text, or hatch patterns, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Nov 5, 2014

Starting Guide to AutoCAD and Its Introduction - tips to change unit settings, basic commands, steps to start drawing in AutoCAD with solved exercises, Muhammad Arslan, Mechanical 360, Oct 18, 2014

Mtext: Now with More Variety - check corner sizing arrows, paragraph tab, 'auto bullets and numbering' feature in ribbon menu, caps lock auto-switching, superscript, subscript autostacking, match properties button enhancements to increase AutoCAD 2015 productivity, Isaac Harper, What's the Word on AutoCAD, Oct 14, 2014

Challenge 7: Evaluate Your Progress - measure improvements by determining benefits of taking challenges, areas of maximum, minimum improvement, check if adoption of AutoCAD best practices saves work time, adopt time tracking to estimate project costs, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 13, 2014

Will AutoCAD Install on Windows 10? - installing on Windows 10 is smoother, vanilla AutoCAD takes 15 minutes to install from USB 3.0 external hard drive, Scott Moyse, Design and Motion, Oct 6, 2014

Challenge 5: Learn the New Features - open AutoCAD help file to check changes in system variables, new features, enhancements, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 15, 2014

There's More to Being a CAD Technician Than AutoCAD Skills - essential skills to getting a job using CAD: math skills, working well with others, learning mindset, industry specific skills, software knowledge, experience, Brian Benton, Novedge, Sep 17, 2014

AutoCAD Based Programs Quick Exits When Launching Right After Showing Licensing - change permissions on ADLM folder, rename Autodesk files in Flexnet folder, update security permissions on AutoCAD Electrical 2015 shortcut before running it, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Sep 15, 2014

Eight Must-Have AutoCAD Skills to Get Hired - drafting, layer management skills, understand proper usage of Xrefs, styles, when to use paper space, viewports, file management, sheet sets, Brian Benton, Novedge, Sep 11, 2014

To Create an Aligned Section View - create base view of part, click draw panel, polyline, draw cut line in parent view, open new view to set ortho, aligned type before specifying location of view in AutoCAD Mechanical, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Aug 18, 2014

AutoCAD Integration Samples for Kinect for Windows 2, Pt 4 - invoke KINFUS command to obtain mesh rather than point cloud, create SubDMesh object that contains about 2 million vertices to capture meshes in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 28, 2014

AutoCAD Integration Samples for Kinect for Windows 2, Pt 3 - apply KinectFusionExplorer-WPF sample for Kinect Fusion, HDFaceBasics-WPF sample for face tracking in AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 27, 2014

AutoCAD Integration Samples for Kinect for Windows 2, Pt 2 - invoke KINECT command to capture point clouds, KINSEL command to conduct skeleton tracking that is smoother in Kinect SDK v2 while making placement biologically accurate, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 26, 2014

What's the Best Mouse for AutoCAD? - users recommend Logitech Trackman Marble Mouse, 3Dconnexion SpaceNavigator Compact 3D Mouse, Logitech M570 Wireless Trackball, Evoluent VerticalMouse, Logitech MX500 Optical Mouse, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, Aug 26, 2014

Review: PDF to AutoCAD iOS App - integrated into iOS, free 'PDF to AutoCAD (dwg)' utility app from Cometdocs has minimal interface, converts PDF into AutoCAD-compatible DWG easily, Stefan Boeykens, CAD, BIM & 3D, Aug 25, 2014

AutoCAD Integration Samples for Kinect for Windows 2, Pt 1 - Kinect SDK v2 is much less sensitive to daylight, comes with wide variety than v1, code using APIs are cleaner, but latest SDK supports Windows 8/8.1 only, requires USB 3, available at $200, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 25, 2014

Common Reasons for the 1603 Error During Installation - need of admin permissions to install, too many files in temp folder, restricted access to change registry key, older version of DWF viewer, setup.exe path is too long, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Aug 25, 2014

Challenge 3: Reusable Content - add information to blocks as attributes, create dynamic blocks to extend block capabilities, annotative blocks to recognize active scale, adjust block scale, manage blocks using design center in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 20, 2014

Challenge 2: Template - create new template file, adjust template location settings, manage layers in drawings, add annotation style, define page setups to work productively with AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 14, 2014

Challenge 1: Preparation - work better with AutoCAD program: set goals, examine existing drawings, find common objects, settings, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 7, 2014

Determine DWG File Version - open DWG in Notepad, change default file filter to 'all files,' use first 6 characters to identify DWG format from provided list, without opening them in AutoCAD, Michael Partenheimer, Cadalyst, July 28, 2014

App Review: Able2Extract 8 - Extract CAD Drawings from PDF - simple to use, 3-step conversion to any of available output formats, customizes conversion output prior to conversion, saves time while adjusting output settings, available for $100 on Windows, Mac, Linux platforms, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, July 28, 2014

Is AutoCAD Still Relevant? - Revit, Inventor are better tools than AutoCAD for specific industries, but AutoCAD is still useful for drafting purposes, Brian Benton, Novedge, July 17, 2014

Put on Your Implementation Hat - undertake observational efforts to resolve production issues, keep upgrade process ready to handle situations when workstations becomes unavailable, ensure proper planning, good communication, dedicated execution to implement AutoCAD releases better, Curt Moreno, AUGI Library, June 20, 2014

Thinking About Security, Pt 1 - employ SECURELOAD system variable in AutoCAD to check source of application code, avoid downloading drawings/applications from un-trusted sources to prevent data security threats, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, June 18, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: Cursor Badges - enhanced badges provide contextual feedback, check display conditions of section, inspection, rotation badges, avoid displaying cursor badges by using CURSORBADGE command in AutoCAD 2015, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, June 17, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: What's New? - invoke TEXTALIGN command to align multiple text objects with text session points, comes with DISTRIBUTE, SET SPACING, CURRENT VERTICAL or HORIZONTAL options, new MTEXT dialog box allows easy adjustment of dimensions, Martin Phelps, CADline, June 4, 2014

The New Stuff - AutoCAD 2015 replaced welcome screen with new tab, automatic text bullets, printable maps, improved graphics during, after object creation, model space viewport controls, multiline text/text editor, Autodesk Recap, realty capture, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, June 2, 2014

What's New in AutoCAD 2015? - check option to turn off dimension enhancement function, pale orange broken line is now displayed from dimension definition point to current point to support placing/moving dimensions, Martin Phelps, CADline, May 23, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 Focuses on User Comfort - darker color scheme, powerful, context-sensitive ribbon, new galleries for quickly recognizing styles, contextual badges for additional feedback, lasso selection tool, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, May 12, 2014

DWG Files - Which Version of AutoCAD - right click on DWG, open with Notepad, read first 6 characters, match with versions given, Micro Concepts, May 1, 2014

Mapping Your World with AutoCAD 2015 - geolocation feature is intuitive, well streamlined to help user set geographic location from map, capture, plot map data, increase/decrease map image resolution, attach map data, PDF underlay, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, May 9, 2014

Making the Right Selection with AutoCAD 2015 - lasso selection to select bunch of objects, useful new spacebar toggle to switch between crossing, window, fence, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, May 5, 2014

Productivity Enhancements Using AutoCAD 2015 Reality Capture - new version allows opening ReCap from within AutoCAD to process LAS files, point cloud lighting tool offers better visualization of point cloud data, avail performance enhancements, Gaurav Bagga, Ideate, Apr 30, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: What's New? - new dark ribbon, panel, status bar is introduced, workspace drop down in QAT is turned off by default, block galleries are added, allows access to control tools from view tab, Martin Phelps, CADline, Apr 29, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 - Something New with Selection Methods - mouse selection routines includes additional 'pick and drag' functionality, avail cycle selection method, change window lasso to crossing lasso, check new fence option, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Apr 27, 2014 

AutoCAD 2015 - Cursor Badges - improved cursor graphics no longer allows crosshairs extend into pickbox, check new contextual cursor badges, impact of INQUIRY, ZOOM, PAN, ERASE, TRIM, COPY, SCALE, MOVE commands for displaying cursor badges, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Apr 24, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: Command and Selection Enhancements - offers access to turn on/off lasso selection tool, selected objects now glow when hardware acceleration is turned on, avail command preview option with OFFSET, TRIM, EXTEND commands, improved cursor badges, Kate Ming, Ideate, Apr 24, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: The Cool Gray Interface and Line Smoothing - soothe eyes with new gray interface, smoother lines in display to get rid of irritating jagged diagonal lines in AutoCAD 2015, Lynn Allen’s Blog, Apr 24, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: What's New? - exploring contents of new tab, tips to restore back AutoCAD 2014 workspace, Martin Phelps, CADline, Apr 15, 2014

About Integration of AutoCAD Architecture and AutoCAD - commands, features of both applications are blended within UI, tool properties, revision cloud, output of units command is different in AutoCAD when compared with AutoCAD Architecture, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 21, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: A First Look - command preview function, sketch selection tool, improved help environment, configuring different AutoCAD setups using workspaces, Dennis Collin, CADline, Apr 10, 2014

What's New in AutoCAD 2015: Drafting and Annotation Enhancements - lasso selection to select objects, auto stacking is automatically created, text editor now has resizable corner, TEXTALIGN command to align several texts quickly to referenced text, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 8, 2014

Top Reasons to Choose Autodesk AutoCAD 2015 - one-click product updates, streamlined interface, interactive drawing creation, ability to quickly establish project context, Donnie Gladfelter, CADD Microsystems, Mar 31, 2014

AutoCAD 2015's Updated JavaScript API - easier to debug, user can access developer tools window from any HTML-defined palette or dialog inside AutoCAD by pressing F12 key, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 9, 2014

What's New in AutoCAD 2015: System Enhancements - enhanced graphic performance tuner, application manager acts as communication center, improved online help, design feed, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 8, 2014

Supporting AutoCAD 2015's Dark Theme - create resource-only DLLs for icons, for a modal dialog, check COLORTHEME system variable on launch, choose appropriate theme for it, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 8, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: Line Display - improved graphics experience with smoother lines, accurate display of properties when creating, editing line geometry, control behavior of complex linetypes with COMPLEXLTPREVIEW system variable, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 8, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: Layouts - layout tabs are enhanced to include new plus (+) icon for quickly adding new layouts, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 7, 2014

Graphic Changes in AutoCAD 2015 - to create CreateAutoCADOffScreenDevice, CreateAutoCADModel, regarding Autodesk.AutoCAD.GraphicsSystem.RenderMode, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 7, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 is Missing the AutoCAD Classic Workspace - create own 'AutoCAD classic' workspace, set new workspace as current, default workspace, enable, disable other toolbars as needed, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 11, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 Secret New Features - galleries to visually preview, select content, styles within drawings, enhanced PURGE command, ability to remove education plot stamp, CADline, Apr 4, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: Ribbon Galleries - block gallery displays preview images of block definitions in drawing, also available for styles defined in current drawing, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 4, 2014

How to Create Classic Workspace in AutoCAD - migrate settings from previous release, create own workspace in AutoCAD 2015, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 6, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: How to Change License Type from Standalone to Network - open system registry editor, locate key, change type value to 1, create client license file in Notepad, place LICPATH.lic file in AutoCAD 2015 folder, Avto Chachava, Up and Ready, Apr 3, 2014

What's New in AutoCAD 2015: The Interface - model space viewport control, galleries added for inserting blocks, changing styles, crosshair now has badges, complex linetype preview, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2, 2014

The New Tab in AutoCAD 2015 - contains 2 sliding content pages: learn, create; access files, product updates, online community, getting started videos, tips, online resources, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Apr 2, 2014

New Pink Theme for AutoCAD 2015 - C# code, PRETTYINPINK command to enable new theme, adjust various parameters to support different color, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 1, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 Developer Documentation Changes - easier to locate most frequently accessed topics, centralized resource for developer documentation, improved classification, documentation filtering, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics: Beyond the UI, Mar 31, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 Resize Model Space Viewports - special note needs to be made that frame of model space viewports has 2 areas, adjust size of all intersecting viewport, add new model space viewport, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 31, 2014

Refined Interface in AutoCAD 2015 - modern dark-themed interface includes ribbon, status bar, pallets, improved efficiency for accessing tools, command window stays docked when resizing window, Attila Horvath, AutoCAD Architecture Blog, Mar 31, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: Calling Commands - 2 approaches for calling commands: subroutine, coroutine; 2 styles of command-calling need to be handled separately, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 31, 2014\

SystemVariableEnumerator - New Class in AutoCAD 2015 - provides way to iterate over all of public system variables, get their names, data type, range, read-only status, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 28, 2014

Audit API - New in AutoCAD 2015 - programmatically audit drawing file using new database API 'audit,' Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 26, 2014

AutoCAD LT 2015: Commands and Variables - list of new, updated, removed, replaced commands, system variables, LT is Still AutoCAD, Mar 27, 2014

Connecting the Dots - 2015 Product Launch and BIM 360 - new BIM 360 toolbar in AutoCAD verticals helps 'Glue' latest version of model to cloud, Lee Mullin, Beyond Design, Mar 28, 2014

Recover API - New API in AutoCAD 2015 - document collection class has new API AppContextRecoverDocument, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 26, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: New Tab, Create Page - create page is displayed by default, divided into 3 columns: get started, recent documents, connect, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar 28, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: Text Align Dynamically - TEXTALIGN command works on both MTEXT, DTEXT, uses text object's insertion point, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 29, 2014

An Overview of the Features, Tools, and Changes in AutoCAD 2015 - classic custom interface removed, LINESMOOTHING system variable added, improved graphics during, after object creation, model space viewport controls, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 28, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 Purge Command Enhancements - PURGE command has 'automatically purge orphaned data' checkbox to remove all orphaned DGN linetype data, Volker Cocco, Without a Net, Mar 28, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: Improved Graphics - smoother lines, accurate display of properties when creating, editing line geometry, YouTube, Mar 27, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: Mtext Enhancements - transparent background when hardware acceleration is enabled, YouTube, Mar 27, 2014

Scotty, Mtext Me Up - new Mtext editor in AutoCAD 2015 comes with fully transparent interface, matching objects properties, enhanced caps lock feature, bullets option, superscript, subscript access, contextual tool tips to provide better idea on tool functionality, Michael Thomas, Design and Motion, Mar 27, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 - What's New - workspace dropdown has been turned off in QAT, new block galleries, tools on reorganized ribbon tab, cursor enhanced to provide contextual feedback, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 27, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 is Here - What's New - new tab button, animated help, new color schemes, new selection look, lasso selection, cursor badges, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Mar 27, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 for Developers - dark theme, new tab page, enhanced command preview, improved point cloud capabilities, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 28, 2014

Introducing AutoCAD 2015 - modern dark theme interface, new animated arrows to help locate tools, lasso selection offers more flexibility for selection objects, enhancements to geographic location functionality, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar 27, 2014

Design Every Detail with AutoCAD 2015 - refined interface, ability to format text within drawing, AutoCAD is now available through desktop subscription plan, In the Fold, Mar 27, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 in Two Minutes - new dark theme in UI, tab launch page, system variable LINESMOOTHING is available to control anti-aliasing of most objects, extended command previews, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 26, 2014

What's New in AutoCAD 2015? - darker theme, selection improvements, tuning for visible performance improvements, palettes have smaller form factorability to preview command outcomes, Melanie Perry, BLAUGI, Mar 25, 2014

AutoCAD 2015: Managing the Application Manager - application manager settings are stored in plain text file, change settings by editing .ini file in text editor, Owen Wengerd, Outside the Box, Mar 26, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 - Hot Off the Press - online comments in DWG drawings can now be used for locally stored DWG drawings, option to include map data inside DWG drawings, picture menu for block inserts, easier adding layouts, direct links from command help into ribbon, Vladimir Michl, CAD Studio Blog, Mar 26, 2014

CAD: Helpful Thumbnails from the Dark Side - dark theme, improvement of style selection for blocks, enhanced help, The Kung Fu Drafter, Mar 26, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 System Requirements - additional requirements for large datasets, point clouds, 3D modeling, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014

How to Install AutoCAD with a Different Language - click download language packs button, open Autodesk knowledge base website, locate language pack to download, pick appropriate system type, version before downloading file, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 12, 2014

What's Your Super Power? - double-click in type column or change multiple selected xrefs to adjust attachment type for xref between attach or overlay, check new tools in external references palette to change path of selected xrefs in AutoCAD, Isaac Harper, What's the Word on AutoCAD, Mar 12, 2014

Advice for the CAD Professional Beginner - apply AutoCAD commands to accomplish tasks, employ 4-color markup system to mark-up drawings, keep improving skills by tracking product enhancements, new releases, take educated approach to tame career, Curt Moreno, AUGI Library, Mar 10, 2014

The Basics: 3 Fundamental Questions and Answers About DWG Files - definition of DWG files, open DWG file via desktop viewer, browser-based app or mobile app, AutoCAD 360, Mar 3, 2014

PDF to DWG Converter - easy-to-use Able2Extract PDF Converter 8 converts PDF files to AutoCAD files accurately, has option to batch process multiple PDF files, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Mar 6, 2014

REFEDIT Zombies - AutoCAD zombie objects are leftover database entries from other AutoCAD variants, Adam Kimber, Feb 20, 2014

Write Once, Run on Many CAD Platforms - Q&A with Evan Yares of Nanosoft America about AutoCAD-compatible nanoCAD app, fee arrangement, marketing of nanoCAD outside of Russia, reasons to use it, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Jan 28, 2013

AutoCAD/AutoCAD Architecture/AutoCAD MEP/Civil 3D/Plant 3D File Issues - set value of PROXYSHOW variable to 1 to display proxy objects, download appropriate object enabler to open file properly in AutoCAD, Robert Levy, Hagerman & Company Blog, Jan 27, 2014

Regapp ID Cleanup Utility - download appropriate self-extracting executable file, double-click on exe file to extract files, copy CleanupRegapp.exe, CleanupRegappRes.dll, CleanupRegapp.html to installation directory of AutoCAD-based products, Jarod Schultz, Jan 25, 2014 

Allied Product Not Found Error Trying to Install an Autodesk Program - run Microsoft FixIt utility tool, select install program, scroll down to click on 'run now,' snap to detect problem before uninstalling troubleshooter in AutoCAD 2014, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Dec 27, 2013

Why Lisp Programming is Better in BricsCAD Than AutoCAD? - AutoCAD freezes when DCL element is populated with undefined Lisp variable, while BricsCAD tells details of error, Rakesh Rao, Smart Ways to Work with .dwg CAD, Dec 10, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 Application in Autodesk Product Design Suite 2014 - expand AutoCAD Mechanical 2014, select 'AutoCAD 2014 - English' entry, put serial number, product key before installing software, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Dec 7, 2013

Learn How to Get the Most Out of AutoCAD Isometrics in Plant 3D - discusses AutoCAD isometrics, options regarding project setup dialog, creating title block setup, testing isometric output, explores features available in isoconfig.xml, document workflow for managing Isometrics, Autodesk, Dec 2013

Digital Prototyping - Reusing Your 2D - select items to be copied to Inventor, paste copied items while in Inventor part sketch, or click on ACAD button on insert panel of sketch tab in AutoCAD, Ken Phelps, MasterGraphics, Dec 5, 2013

Streamlining Sheet Lists with a Custom Application - invoke discipline, links command to establish Revit project parameter, link between Revit project, XML file(s) respectively, import sheets from XML link before updating AutoCAD sheets, Jonathan Albert, AUGI Library, Dec 2, 2013

Creating As-Built Process Pipework Models - employ AutoCAD Plant 3D along with kubit's PointSense plant add-in to create accurate piping models in Navisworks, apply ReCap to manage large datasets using RCS, RCP file formats, Andy Davis, CADline, Nov 28, 2013

Do You Need to Convert Your .DWG file to an Earlier Format? - free DWG TrueView tool to convert files, create or modify conversion setups, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Nov 25, 2013

The AutoCAD Rainbow - conduct advanced grading, surface modeling with Civil 3D tools, position walls, doors, windows faster with AutoCAD Architecture, locate blocks, bolts, threads with AutoCAD Mechanical, create programmable logic controls with AutoCAD Electrical, Curt Moreno, AUGI Library, Nov 8, 2013

Use QuickDim with Your CAD Software? Auto-Dimensions Might Sue You - patent story of QuickDim dimensioning operation, tactics of Auto-Dimensions company for suing big CAD vendors over QuickDim patent, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Nov 5, 2013

Using AutoCAD to Debug External Ray-Tracing Routines - write down intersection points between rays to determine pixels for shadow, geometry, invoke POINTCLOUDINDEX command to pipe output into text file, import into AutoCAD, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Nov 5, 2013

Vault Ribbon Missing in AutoCAD 2014 Application - navigate to Vault.bundle from Windows explorer, make copy of PackageContents.xml file before opening file to change Autodesk Vault, AutoCAD version to 2014, SeriesMin, SeriesMax values to R19.1, Elisabeth Boehm, Cracking the Vault, Oct 29, 2013

Layer Material Schemes for nXtRender for AutoCAD - save sets of material assignments, quickly reload material schemes into same model or other models, YouTube, Oct 27, 2013

The Power of Properties - select object to open properties palette, review palette, follow standard options to move, size, close, dock palette, touch hatch pattern to change palette, adjust dimensions, text styles of AutoCAD drawing, Sam Lucido, AUGI Library, Oct 21, 2013

Screenshot: An AutoCAD Screen Capture Utility - employ screenshot plug-in option to obtain white image background in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 14, 2013

Autodesk AutoCAD Symbol Libraries for Autodesk Design Review - create drawing file containing collection of blocks, open drawing in Autodesk DWG true view software, employ publish tool to set up sheet list, Chris Benner, CAD Tips, Tricks & Workarounds, Sep 23, 2013

Mapping AutoCAD Block Attributes Into Vault - select index block attributes in tools, ADMS console, create new entry, assign exact name to it as in AutoCAD block, choose Vault client properties button to edit/create new property, Micro Concepts, Oct 3, 2013

Inserting Drawings Into Older Autodesk Software - open Inventor idw, go to 'save copy as' via 'save as' tool, left click over options to select box under file version in AutoCAD, Micro Concepts, Oct 3, 2013

Introducing the New AutoCAD Colorbook Editor - creates custom colorbook palettes as standards for projects, color formula is displayed in top 4 standard models, has 'drag and drop' color page management, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Oct 2, 2013

Kill Visual Basic for Applications for AutoCAD 64 Bit - improve performance by testing 2D, 3D, CPU, disk speed, de-activating VBA for AutoCAD applications, Daniel Gijsbers, Daniel on Autodesk AEC Software, Sep 30, 2013

Stabiplan Targets European MEP Designers - StabiCAD 9 runs on Revit, AutoCAD as engine, can exchange data between two without loss, Q&A with Jos van Haaften of Stabiplan, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, Sep 24, 2013

Strike Through Your SHX MText and Receive Innocuous '** Undefined Shape' Errors - open new drawing, apply shx font in style, place few lines of text before saving drawing, edit MText, remove strikethrough to get rid of errors in AutoCAD, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Sep 26, 2013

AutoCAD Component Has Stopped Working Message - sign out of Autodesk 360, go to system task tray, uncheck 'start Autodesk 360 when I log on to Windows' option from preferences dialog box, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Sep 24, 2013

Linking AutoCAD Block Properties Into Autodesk Vault - create block with single attribute, invoke BATTMAN command before indexing attribute tag in Vault, select block attributes in ADMS console, click empty file property box to view import properties button, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Sep 22, 2013

DWF Writer (64-bit) Doesn't Bring Up the Save As Dialog Under the Users Login - login as administrator, right click on 'Autodesk DWF writer for 2D' to select printer properties, select 'everyone' group on security tab, manage printer, documents, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Sep 19, 2013

Which Version of the Truth? An App for Checking DWG Versions - 'DWG columns for explorer' app to check DWG version, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Sep 15, 2013

How Do I Load Raster Design 2014 in AutoCAD 2014 in Product Design Suite? - launch AutoCAD 2014, type options in command prompt, select 'support file search path' to add raster design folders, type CUILOAD to load raster design, David Lau, Up and Ready, Sep 6, 2013

3D Printing in AutoCAD: From Drawing File to Model - prepare drawing while modeling thin shell or walls, arrest structural problems, move parts, set AutoCAD environment, select 3D solids, meshes before exporting .stl file, Jesse Evans, Synergis, Aug 22, 2013

Remedy for the Inability to Open Embedded AutoCAD Drawings in Word Documents with AutoCAD-Based 2013 Or 2014 Products - maintain back up of existing system registry before double-clicking .reg file to mark its entry into registry, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Aug 15, 2013

AutoCAD Language Pack 2014 - select, download language pack, double-click on downloaded EXE file to extract AutoCAD language pack files, click install button to install files, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, Aug 8, 2013

Printing Layer List from AutoCAD - open layer properties dialog, highlight layers, copy layers to clipboard, open excel to paste layers from clipboard, Jarod Schultz, July 30, 2013

All You Need to Know About AutoCAD SECURELOAD AU - understanding security issues related to AutoCAD, changed load rules for acad20xx.lsp, acad20xxdoc.lsp, SECURELOAD file types, TRUSTEDPATHS, TRUSTEDDOMAINS, warning messages, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 30, 2013

AutoCAD for Mac 2013 SP1 + Corrupted Fonts = CER Crash - log in as admin user, open font book from applications menu, click 'all fonts' option, select validate fonts before launching AutoCAD, David Lau, Up and Ready, July 23, 2013

Extracting the Raw Geometry from Plant3D Objects - explode Plant3D object before receiving Solid3D objects, use BREP API to extract boundary representation of solids, or create custom WorldDraw, ViewportDraw classes, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 18, 2013

Migrating Spec Catalog References - install '7zip' zip editor, open archive, locate CatalogReferences.xml file, set Foxe as default xml editor in AutoCAD, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, July 11, 2013

Complex Line Numbers in Isometrics - understanding calculated property, its format, create LineSuffix property on PipeRunComponent class, map property to apply it in isoconfig.xml in AutoCAD, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, July 12, 2013

AMEP: While Routing Pipe the Parts Catalog Keeps Popping Up - type options in command line, click on files tab to expand template setting, default template files name for QNEW, or select pipe routing preference, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 10, 2013

Create a New LineGroup in Plant3D - manually create line groups, take existing one in AutoCAD Plant3D, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 10, 2013

Plant SDK: For an Entity in the Ortho View, How Can I Find the Same Piece of Equipment in the 3D Model? - GetModelObjectId() method to define new command called 'from ortho to model,' Marat Mirgaleev, AutoCAD DevBlog, July 9, 2013

Unsupported: AutoCAD 2014 on Windows Vista - download AutoCAD 2014 as browser download on Windows, install .NET 3.5 SP1, run program in compatibility mode using setup.exe, now install AutoCAD 2014 on Vista, David Lau, Up and Ready, July 4, 2013

Where Are My Express Tools? - check whether CUIX is listed in MENULOAD command, if found select express, click unload button before loading it back, click load button to load ACAD2 file successfully in AutoCAD, Jarod Schultz, July 3, 2013

Dimensions vs Lengths in BOM for AutoCAD Structural Detailing - choose tables styles button from settings panel on ASD drawing tab, modify selected ‘material summary’ table, select total length field to view units update, Kyle Pope, Process Design from the Outside, July 3, 2013

AutoCAD Command Line Below the Ribbon - apply workspace command to set default Civil 3D workspace current, apply drag, drop process with script file to avoid waiting for alternate workspace before switching back to custom workspace, Matt Miyamoto, Ideate, July 3, 2013

Checking AutoCAD Files into Vault for the 1st Time  - open drawing in AutoCAD from local folder, log in to Autodesk Vault from AutoCAD, specify Vault as AOTGVault, check-in drawing into Vault, click refresh icon to update display, Mark Flayler, YouTube, July 2, 2013

Connecting Equipment to Equipment in Plant3D - close error, move piece of equipment once 2nd piece of equipment is moved into place, choose 'connect component to adjacent' before/after selecting equipment pieces in AutoCAD, Kyle Pope, Process Design from the Outside, July 2, 2013

Fixing Cutback Elbow Callouts on 45s for Plant 3D - edit isoconfig.xml file to locate, expand, adjust angle property of CutbackElbow filter in AutoCAD, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, July 2, 2013

Walking a Pipe in Plant3D - .NET, C++ coding to iterate pipe network in Plant3D, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, June 28, 2013

Using AutoCAD Efficiently - standardization, automation, training on AutoCAD setup help increase efficiency, consistency, accuracy, Walt Sparling, AUGI Library, June 24, 2013

Create a Plug-in for AutoCAD - using transactions concept to create AutoCAD entities programmatically, generate plug-in with visual studio.NET, implement CommandMethod attribute to define, execute CreateMyCircle command in AutoCAD, Andrew Roe, Cadalyst, June 20, 2013

Managing the AutoCAD Recent Documents List - select AutoCAD product, choose product to view recent document list, check .DST files in right pane of list, pick items to delete by pressing 'remove selected items' button, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, June 13, 2013

Plant 3D Message: Project Currently in Use - delete IsoPart.xml.plck, OrthoPart.xml.plck, PipingPart.xml.plck, PnIdPart.xml.plck files after closing Plant 3D/P&ID to open/edit project, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 3, 2013

Installing AutoCAD 2014 - unpack installation files to start installation, accept license/service agreements, provide serial number along with product code, select type of installation, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, May 28, 2013

What APIs and Developer Documentation are Available for AutoCAD? - available AutoCAD APIs: AutoLISP, ActiveX/COM, JavaScript, ObjectARX, Managed .NET, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics: Beyond the UI, May 23, 2013

Convert AutoCAD Generated PDF's to DWG - use tool to convert preserves lines, arcs, scale presets, large files, but get rid of masking or wipeouts that get reproduced as hatches, Civil Digest, May 23, 2013

Where is My Preview for DWG Files in Windows? - install Design Review 2013, DWG TrueView 2013 to avail components that will allow preview of .DWG files in web browser besides AutoCAD, David Lau, Up and Ready, May 22, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 - Command Line Enhancements - check autocorrect, autocomplete, synonym suggestions feature, command help, content search enhancements to smoothen work process using AutoCAD 2014, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, May 18, 2013

Inventor Open or Import AutoCAD DWG - open DWG files in Inventor, select, copy data to paste in Inventor or import DWG file by converting DWG into solids, surfaces, sketches, David Gate, CADline, May 16, 2013

AutoCAD 2012 is Unable to Obtain the Building Design Suite 2012, 2013 or 2014 Network License - workaround is to uninstall AutoCAD from machines, reboot, install AutoCAD from Building Design Suite 2012 media or run newer version of AutoCAD, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 15, 2013

Here's an Update on AutoCAD .dwg File Formats by Release - open DWG file in notepad to check if AutoCAD version is coded with first 6 characters of file, verify coded version number in DXF, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 13, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 Startup LISP and Autodesk New Security - AutoCAD now restricts apps being loaded unless found in list of AutoCAD's trusted paths, John Evans, Design and Motion, May 10, 2013

From PDF (Back) to DWG - free 'PDF to AutoCAD' webservice converts PDF files (upto 40MB) to AutoCAD DWG format, Stefan Boeykens, CAD, BIM & 3D, May 13, 2013

How to Report Pipe as Meters Instead of Millimeters in Report Creator - use report creator to set up calculated fields, change basic layout, font, colors, filter/group data in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 8, 2013

About Exchange App Installer Automatic Localization - understanding Autoloader PackageContents.xml localization, Exchange App installer localization, Your App localization in AutoCAD, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, May 2, 2013

How to Install AutoCAD 2014 Without Autodesk 360 - copy installation media in hard drive, open setup.ini file to delete ADSYNC, remove ACADSKETCHUPIMPORT to avoid installing SketchUp import plug-in, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 3, 2013

AutoCAD 2013 - Polylines and Grip Controls - hover over center grips to enable 'convert to arc' option, toggle ortho in status bar, mirror polyline about central horizontal axis, John Flanagan, CADline, May 1, 2013

AutoCAD 2014: Overview of New and Updated Features - new ReCap software, geo-location, design feed utility with improved security, customizable auto correct features, xref enhancements, updated ARC command, graphics, Bill McKown, Synergis, May 1, 2013

How to Reverse Your Polyline When Text-Based Linetypes are Upside Down - rotate offending line by 180 degrees, or select line, pick 'convert to polyline' option followed by reverse option in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Apr 25, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 Xref Enhancements - xref layers are displayed in ribbon allowing visibility control checks, double-click on type column to adjust xref attachment type in AutoCAD 2014, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 29, 2013

Report Items By Line Number in Plant 3D - group report by PipeRunComponent_LineNumberTag, add class property to ‘piping and equipment’ that obtain line group tag in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Apr 19, 2013

Migrating Specs and Catalogs in Plant 3D - store modified catalog in shared content location, launch migration function, select migrate, specify specs/catalog, content folder in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Apr 18, 2013

Modifying the Pipe Gap in Plant 3D 2014 - open orthosymbolstyles.dwg, type BEDIT in command line, select PlantPipeGap block of drawing to obtain required gap in AutoCAD Plant 3D, Dave Wolfe, Process Design from the Outside, Apr 9, 2013

AutoCAD 2014: Layers and Xrefs  - using layer manager merge option to select layers from layer list, merge objects from layers onto different layer, Heidi Hewett, YouTube, Mar 26, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 Fit & Finish Enhancements - F3 items include: layer, xref manager, DIMCONTINUEMODE, CONVERTPSTYLES commands, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Apr 25, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 File Tabs - create new drawing, switch between open drawings, drag tabs to determine order, check lock icon/asterisk to indicate file's read only, modification status, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 24, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 API and Developer Documentation Changes - binary compatible with AutoCAD 2013, API is used to provide core functionality of DesignFeed, Live Maps features, Hyperpics: Beyond the UI, Apr 19, 2013

What's New in AutoCAD 2014: Drawing and Annotation Enhancements - easier to export, import geo referenced drawings, ability to fillet polyline to itself, get correct sheet creation date, CONVERTPSTYLES supports spaces in plot style name, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 17, 2013

File Tabs in AutoCAD 2014 - use drawing file tabs to toggle between open drawings, create new ones fast, 'plot & publish' drawing easily, David Cohn, CADman-Do, Apr 16, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 Self Intersecting Polylines - use FILLET, CHAMFER commands as normal, select 2 different segments of polyline, AutoCAD Tips, Apr 14, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 Command Input Settings - use right-click option to open ‘input search options’ dialog box for adjusting autocomplete, autocorrect, command line functionalities, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 10, 2013

What's New in AutoCAD 2014: System Enhancements - compatible with Windows 8, Autodesk 360 desktop has capability to check linked files, enhanced security options, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 9, 2013

AutoCAD Plant 3D 2014 - First Look - improved Ortho generation capabilities, new drawing checker button on validate panel, Andy Davis, CADline, Apr 9, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 Command Internet Search - move cursor over command in list, choose 'help' or 'Internet' icons to search for relevant information, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 5, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 Feature List - discusses new file format, command line enhancements, binary security, Autodesk 360, Xref manager, sheet sets, plot styles, dimension features, Jarod Schultz, Apr 4, 2013

What's New in AutoCAD 2014: The Interface, Pt 2 - improved file tabs, layer management tools, support for Windows 8, touch screen devices, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 4, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 Adaptive Command Suggestions - use 'input search options' dialog box from customize tool to sort suggestions according to frequency of usage or alphabetically, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 3, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 Command Synonyms - command line has built-in synonym list that returns synonymous command to word entered, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 4, 2013

Python Scripting - generate parametric 3D objects to use in specs, catalogs, Scott Hallmark, My Plant3D Notes, Mar 25, 2013

Meet AutoCAD 2014 - enhanced command line, ability to filter 'help' search results, drawing file tabs, drafting, annotation tools, managing references, geographic locations, Lee Ambrosius, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Apr 1, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 AutoComplete Command Entry - mid-string search functionality to see all commands, system variables containing particular word, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 2, 2013

ACAD/ACA/AMEP: eTransmittal Error - locate dzip32.dll file, or check file permissions issues related to location, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 2, 2013

What's New in AutoCAD 2014: The Interface, Pt 1 - command line enhancements: autocorrect, autocomplete, adaptive suggestions, synonym suggestions, internet search, input settings, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2, 2013

ACAD/ACA/AMEP: Files Randomly Go Into Not Responding or Severely Lag - try saving drawing to local user computer, save project with different name, reset software settings, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 1, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 - Command Line - improved autocomplete, autocorrect, search system variables functions, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Mar 28, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 Help System - new search filters, updated 'Guide to AutoCAD basics,' improved access to online help, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar 28, 2013

Enabling AutoCAD 2014 JavaScript Debugging - using WebInspector app, Fenton Webb, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 28, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 File Tabs - see all layouts in drawing using QuickView drawing, 'plot & publish' from preview, copy file path, asterisk indicates changes in saved file, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Mar 26, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 Arc Improvement - control creation of arcs to be clockwise or counter clockwise, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 26, 2013

What's New in AutoCAD 2014 - new application menu icon, new file tabs, command line with autocorrect option, Xref linetypyes no longer displayed in the linetype list or properties palette, has direct access to Autodesk Exchange Apps, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 26, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 for Developers - binary application compatible with AutoCAD 2013, NET Framework 4.0 targeted, DWG file format unchanged, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Mar 26, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 - enhanced command line, binary security, improved support for Support for geographic locations, reality capture, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Mar 26, 2013

AutoCAD 2013 - Terminology 3 - understanding commonly used terms like property, ribbon, selection view, snap, styles, view, UCS, units, John Flanagan, CADline, Mar 20, 2013

Living the Dream - tips to cope up with changes in AutoCAD with each release, seek help from AUGI discussion boards, CAD blogs, YouTube, local user groups, Adam Munoz, AUGI Library, Mar 19, 2013

How to Approach Migrating from AutoCAD to Revit - export Revit projects to numerous file formats, unlearn AutoCAD approach to adopt Revit-based workflow, Paul Aubin, Lynda.com Blog, Mar 8, 2013

Optimizing AutoCAD Performance - minimize system activities requiring graphic processor, manage hard drive, reduce traffic in start-up menu, clean registry files, Aaron Goldberg, CAD/CAM Performance, Feb 7, 2013

Converting AutoCAD Details to Revit - link AutoCAD detail into Revit, trace AutoCAD detail with native Revit entities, remove linked AutoCAD drawing file, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Feb 5, 2013

AutoCAD Terminology - understanding AutoCAD key terms like acad.iso, absolute coordinates, backup file, block, John Flanagan's CADline, Jan 29, 2013

Error When I Try to Print from Help - correct proxy configuration error, download, access offline AutoCAD help files, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Jan 18, 2013

Smart AutoCAD Installs - good planning, communication, execution can make upgrade process smoother, Curt Moreno, AUGI Library, Jan 21, 2013

Installing Multiple AutoCAD Products - install Orca to modify MSI file, Darin Green, Synergis, Jan 16, 2013

Balance: The Key to Effective AutoCAD Instruction - trainers, educators should balance new, emerging technologies with old through proper training, use of new tools, innovative learning methods, William Myers, AUGI Library, Jan 9, 2013

CADPower for AutoCAD and BricsCAD - super charged version of express tools, provides identical set of commands, increases efficiency in drafting work at reasonable purchase price of $129, Ralph Grabowski, CADdigest.com, Jan 3, 2013

Fundamentals of Parametric Constraints - overview, controlling parameters with parameters manager, understanding geometric, dimensional constraints in AutoCAD, Melinda Heavrin, AUGI Library, Jan 3, 2013

Touching AutoCAD on the Desktop - AutoCAD on touch screen not accurate, makes arm tired, can't find any advantage, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Dec 31, 2012

Tip Guru - Len Nemirovsky talks about his CAD drafting career, working with AutoCAD, pros, cons of his job, Cyrena Respini-Irwin, Cadalyst, Nov 26, 2012

The Hitchhikers Guide to AutoCAD - guide to basic 42 commands needed to create 2D drawings using AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT, Micro Concepts, Nov 13, 2012

10 Things You Should Know About AutoCAD 2013 - 3D free-form design tools, documentation tools, scanned drawing capture, raster-to-vector conversion, 3D rendering features, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Nov 8, 2012

AutoCAD Resources - To Network or Not to Network - pros, cons of resources local, updated via batch file, resources networked, offline files enabled, tips for sharing resources, Louisa Holland, AUGI Library, Nov 5, 2012

The Best Hardware Configuration For AutoCAD 2013, Pt 4: Processor, Video Card, RAM and Hard Drive - get good video card, ECC RAM, 500 GB hard drive is good enough, Brian Benton, CADspeed, Oct 31, 2012

Custom Catalog Properties For Plant 3D - adding custom property definition, populating information for catalog part sizes, Chuck Jolin, IMAGINiT Building Solutions Blog, Oct 29, 2012

Batch Process Drawings With ScriptPro - using free customization conversion tool from Autodesk, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, Oct 27, 2012

The Best Hardware Configuration for AutoCAD 2013, Pt 3: Review Recommended Hardware - purchase ISV certified workstations to run AutoCAD 2013, analyze budget, compare vendor offerings to make best choice, Brian Benton, CADspeed, Oct 24, 2012

How to Convert SketchUp Files to AutoCAD (.dwg) Files, Pt 2 - New For AutoCAD 2013 - import .skp files, Autodesk app translates SketchUp materials, ARCHIdigm, Oct 2012

AutoCAD 2013: The Welcome Screen - consists of 3 columns: work, learn, provides access to helpful bits of information, links to communication tools, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Oct 22, 2012

The Best Hardware Configuration For AutoCAD 2013, Pt 2: Current and Future Needs - 2D vs 3D, consider networking needs, cloud-rendering service, mobile devices, Brian Benton, CADspeed, Oct 18, 2012

Let's Critique AutoCAD's Parametric Constraints - can only be applied to 2D objects, Autodesk protecting Inventor from internal competition, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Oct 15, 2012

The Best Hardware Configuration for AutoCAD 2013, Pt 1: Can Your Current Workstation Handle the Upgrade? - understand minimum vs recommended system requirements for AutoCAD, Brian Benton, CADspeed, Oct 3, 2012

All About FlexNet License Borrowing - borrowing license for AutoCAD, expiry, returning license, borrowing defined in license file, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Oct 10, 2012

How To: Disable Graphic Card Hardware Acceleration - access from right bottom of status bar in AutoCAD to turn it off, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 21, 2012

AutoCAD: The Power of Commands - MAXSORT, ZOOMFACTOR, MENUBAR, EXPERT, RENAME, Lisa Bernacchi, AUGI Library, Aug 20, 2012

7 LMTOOLS Troubleshoot You Should Know - merge license file, allow program through firewall, license issue date, use IP instead of hostname, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 14, 2012

How to Compare AutoCAD Drawings - use Design Review, free DWG Compare add-on to compare files from within AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 8, 2012

Exposing Hidden Gems in AutoCAD 2013 - strikethrough text support, in-canvas property preview, quick view drawings update, longer font list window, Xref changes, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, July 19, 2012

Are You Looking for Free CAD Blocks? - 'CAD Blocks Free' founder, Richard Wearn on source of blocks, purging/auditing routines, price range of paid blocks, Paul Munford, The CAD Setter Out, July 2012

Layouts, Page Setups and Using Them Over and Over Again - get page setup, layout setting into new or existing AutoCAD drawing file, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 27, 2012

How to Save Your Custom Settings in AutoCAD Before Uninstalling - save copy of CUIX, export current profile, uninstall, reinstall software, boot up into diagnostics mode, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 15, 2012

AutoCAD: Little Changes, Big Impact - AutoCAD 2013 has interactive welcome screen, command line with updated visual display, in-canvas property preview enhancements, point cloud support, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, June 7, 2012

Connect Project Teams with AutoCAD and ProjectWise - integrated platforms help share latest information, work within central sharing location, Hector Hernandez, Cadalyst, June 7, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 - Command Line Enhancements - command icon added, gives menu of recently used commands, enhanced undocked command line, ability to review full command history, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, May 16, 2012

Overlay vs Attachment When Linking Files - attaching/overlaying xref in AutoCAD, Revit, impact of specifying method types, examples of when to specify each method, Doug Bowers, Applying Technology to Architecture, May 15, 2012

What's New in AutoCAD: A Veteran Guide - improved Interface, drawing, drafting tools, annotation scaling, hatch enhancements, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 16, 2012

What's New in AutoCAD 2013: New Features Roundup - interface enhancements, improved arrays, support for Inventor files, Autodesk 360 integration, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 7, 2012

Don't Be Shy - Try Out AutoCAD's New UI - autocomplete feature, in-canvas viewport controls, option to minimize ribbon, easy-to-display toolbars, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, May 1, 2012

AutoCAD 2013: How to Choose Which Customization to Sync - take backup of setting before syncing, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 1, 2012

What's New in AutoCAD 2013: Autodesk 360 Integration - enabling customization sync, options on online tab, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 30, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 New Commands - name, description of 34 new commands, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Apr 27, 2012

AutoCAD 2013: Introduction - AutoCAD Exchange, Apr 2012

AutoCAD 2013: Property Preview - dynamically preview object properties while passing cursor over options in property lists, AutoCAD Exchange, Apr 2012

What's New in AutoCAD 2013: Working with Files - new DWG file format, ability to import Inventor files directly to AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 23, 2012

What's New in AutoCAD 2013: Object Modification - array enhancement, default array value, contextual ribbon tab, hatch editor enhancement, offset preview feature, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 18, 2012

Presspull: 3 Improvements - select multiple boundaries, extrude non-planar areas, extrude or offset faces in AutoCAD 2013, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 17, 2012

What's New in AutoCAD 2013: Interface - command line enhancement, in-canvas property preview, improved quick view drawing feature, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 17, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 New Features - updated command line, dynamic preview of changes, point cloud improvements, updated view objects, PRESSPULL command, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Apr 16, 2012

3 Things You Need to Know Before Installing AutoCAD 2013 - learn about cloud computing, Autodesk 360, exchange apps, language packs, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, Apr 16, 2012

DesignScript - Dr Robert Aish to provide first significant addition to AutoCAD programmability,  production modeling tool to evaluate complex geometric models, Martyn Day, AEC Magazine, Apr 8, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 - An Autodesk Help Writer Responds - Autodesk executive responds to user queries, comments, suggests tips, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Apr 6, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 - Using Help in Anger - searching information to get relevant results, pseudo-browser restricts display of multiple pages at same time, work around for tabless nature of 'help,' Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Apr 5, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 Still Runs on Netbooks - download 32-bit version of AutoCAD, install using custom mode, workarounds for external monitor, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 5, 2012

How to Convert SketchUp Files to AutoCAD (.dwg) Files - download SketchUp model, export it, convert to FBX file format, ARCHIdigm, Apr 2012

Tips and Tricks for AutoCAD 2013 - command line enhancements, in-canvas viewport control, multifunctional grips, new blend tool, 3D associative array, Lynn Allen's Blog, Apr 3, 2012

Online Tab in AutoCAD 2013 - exploring online options, open on mobile, upload multiple, sync my settings & choose settings, share document, collaborate now options, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 3, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 Key Features - command line enhancements, in-canvas property preview, point cloud support, Autodesk 360 integration, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, Apr 3, 2012

Tips and Trick for AutoCAD 2013 - Content Explorer and Autodesk 360 - access drawings, entities inside drawings from within content explorer, Rohit Arora, Between the Lines, Apr 2, 2012

Autodesk Announces AutoCAD 2013 for Mac and Windows - tools to connect with Autodesk 360, robust free-form modeling, ability to import Inventor files, maintain intelligent, associative relationships between AutoCAD and Inventor, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Mar 29, 2012

The Autodesk Big Picture is a Rose Colored Paint-By-Number - CEO Carl Bass presented overview of business results, technology trends at Autodesk Media Summit in form of numbers, Randall Newton, Graphic Speak, Mar 29, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 from the CAD Manager's Chair - UI similar to that of previous version, new DWG file format, ability to download offline help files, upgraded content explorer, ability to work with SolidWorks, Inventor files, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 28, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 - Download from Subscription without Akamai - select option of 'browser download' to avoid Akamai download manager, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Mar 28, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 - Autodesk Pulls Off a Miracle With Help - online by default, slow, fails completely in some secure corporate environments, inconvenient offline help for CAD managers, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Mar 29, 2012

New Drawing Tabs App for AutoCAD 2013 - options to create new drawing, save/close drawing in selected tab, copy drawing path, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 28, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 - Command Line Gets a Face Lift - transparent free floating tool palette, improved way to select sub-command, control over lines of prompt history, auto-complete settings, ability to go to options panel, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 28, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 - informative welcome screen, restyled command line, improved point cloud support, improved 3D-to-2D capabilities, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Mar 27, 2012

An Introduction to AutoCAD 2013 - model documentation capabilities, save, sync files directly to Autodesk Cloud account, Paul Munford, CAD Setter Out, Mar 2012

AutoCAD 2013 in 2 Minutes - new default file format, improved display quality of raster images, improved PressPull command, option to specify cloud storage settings, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 27, 2012

Autodesk AutoCAD 2013 - What's New Overview - welcome screen info, reworked command line, in-canvas property preview enhancements, better point cloud support, drawing documentation features, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 27, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 - Inventor & 3D Model Detailing at Its Best - ability to create Inventor detail drawings in paper space, continued support for dynamically linked Inventor parts, assemblies, presentation files, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 27, 2012

2013 No More Exporting from Inventor, Import Files Directly Into AutoCAD - IMPORT command with Inventor extension (*.ipt, *.iam), Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 27, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 - What's New - Full Breakdown - in-canvas property preview, array enhancements, surface curve extraction feature, Autodesk Cloud connectivity, CAD manager control utility, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 27, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 - command line enhancements, hatch editor, in-canvas property preview, point cloud support, strike-through text, Inventor import, cloud connectivity features are included in latest release, JTB World, Mar 2012

AutoCAD 2013 File Format - save-as support - DWG, DXF support available in latest release, Sunith Baby, CAD Professor, Mar 22, 2012

Make Your AutoCAD Listen to Commands Sent Via Twitter - AutoCAD LISP utility, TwittControl, listens on specified Twitter feed, performs all commands submitted on feed as specifically formatted tweets, Vladimir Michl, CAD Studio Blog, Dec 5, 2011

The Right Parametrics in an AutoCAD Drawing - while adding any constraint, consider intent in constraint, leaving geometry only partially constrained, Elvis Sverko, ASCENT Blog, Mar 14, 2012

Nanosoft = DraftSight + APIs (and It's Free) - AutoCAD clone, nanoCAD has linetype editor, Excel-style table editor, APIs include OLE automation, C++, .NET, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 9, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 is (Almost) Here - downloadable 'help' resources, transparency-enabled command line box, in-canvas editing, ability to work with mechanical CAD geometry, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 7, 2012

Bill Fane Gets AutoCAD 2013 'Running' on iOS, Sort Of - iDisplay app helps AutoCAD run on iOS device as extension of desktop display, WorldCAD Access, Mar 6, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 Runs on Windows 8 - running inside virtual machine, graphics are bit sluggish, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 2, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 System Requirements - Japan version requirements, Jamie Ditsworth, Inventor Topix, Mar 2012

The AutoCAD 2013 Core Console - getting process-level parallelism, Core Console can load DBX modules, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Feb 27, 2012

Social Media Becomes Commands in AutoCAD 2013 - ai_open_facebook_with_product, ai_open_twitter_with_product open Autodesk pages for Facebook, Twitter in computer's default browser, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 23, 2012

Autodesk Makes It Official: They're #2 - Dassault Systemes becomes #1, generating $2.36 billion in fiscal year 2011, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Feb 23, 2012

AutoCAD 2013 is Approaching the Finish Line - control over color, transparency of command line, in-canvas property preview, improved point clouds feature, ability to import Inventor models, preview of offset results, Lynn Allen's Blog, Feb 23, 2012

Using DWG Convert to Identify Drawings That Contain Content from an Educational Version - use DWGCONVERT command, conversion setup to find educational drawing files, Silvia Menon, Without a Net, Feb 8, 2012

Import Rhino 3DM File Into AutoCAD - IMPORT command can import 3D Studio, ACIS solid object, CATIA V4, V5, MicroStation DGN, SolidWorks, STEP files, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 3, 2012

Best Practices with Constraints - advice for AutoCAD users working with dimensional, geometric constraints together, Rick Ellis, AutoCAD Exchange, Jan 2012

Hatch a Plan - understanding hatch creation contextual tab on ribbon in AutoCAD, Elvis Sverko, ASCENT Blog, Jan 27, 2012

Importing Excel Data - methods for linking excel with AutoCAD while importing data, Christopher Fugitt, Civil 3D Reminders, Jan 24, 2012

Can't Open AUTOCAD, Getting License Error - either firewall is blocking access or IPv6 being used on server, Applied Software, Jan 19, 2012

Have You Used Parametric Design in AutoCAD? - parametric design is too complex, limited to 2D, works for current model space only, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 19, 2012

Learning CAD: The Good Old Days - author shares his experiences about lack of tutorials, suggested practices in old days, self-training on AutoCAD, being part of oldest AutoCAD user group, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Jan 18, 2012

Dr. Who and the CAD Manager, Pt 2 - manual board drafting, AutoCAD modeling, drafting benchmark, comparison, Patrick Hughes, AUGI Library, Jan 5, 2012

How to Become the CAD 'Go-To' Guy - learning AutoCAD through interaction, demonstration, self-help, Murray Clack, AUGI Library, Dec 30, 2011

Christmas Presents - Utilities by CAD Studio - free useful AutoCAD tools: Lay2Dwg, AttApp, DynFrame, SlopeTick, Csv2Table, Vladimir Michl, CAD Studio Blog, Dec 18, 2011

Comparing the Drawing-Specific System Variables of Different DWG Files - convert drawings to DXF, compare them using free open source program Winmerge, Autodesk, Dec 14, 2011

'Connection Denied' Message When Trying to Add Network Content in Content Explorer - workaround is installing 'public' version of content service in AutoCAD 2012, Silvia Menon, Without a Net, Dec 9, 2011

AutoCAD Family: 3DConfig & the adskhwcertificationdatabase.xml File - run 3DConfig command in AutoCAD to check for updates, David Lau, Up and Ready, Dec 6, 2011

Dimensional Constraints - Rick Ellis about parametrics, AutoCAD, difference between dimensional constraints and geometric constraints, AutoCAD Exchange, Nov 2011

Associative Arrays - Ctrl-Pick Editing and Resetting - moving individual items of associative array or resetting them to their default locations in AutoCAD 2012, Robert Green, AutoCAD Exchange, Nov 2011

AutoCAD Blocks and Autodesk Vault - An Unexpected Encounter - examining block attribute manager, fixing blocks in AutoCAD, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, Nov 30, 2011

Make Your Mouse Work Harder - customizing button configuration to perform AutoCAD-related functions, Micro Concepts, Nov 15, 2011

The Worst Feature Ever Added to AutoCAD is - ribbon followed by CUI, online help, memory overuse, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Nov 9, 2011

The Best Feature Ever Added to AutoCAD is - AutoLISP/Visual LISP followed by paper/model space/layouts, Xrefs, copy/paste between drawings, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Nov 7, 2011

John Bordeau: Specifying a Motion Path - discussing animation paths in AutoCAD, controlling location of camera, AutoCAD Exchange, Oct 2011

AutoCAD vs MicroStation, Which One is the Best? - AutoCAD designed as drafting tool, MicroStation as platform, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 27, 2011

AutoCAD 2011 & AutoCAD Civil 3D 2011: Unable to Load Profile - export DwgConvert key from AutoCAD 2011, create user profile related content in Civil 3D 2011, David Lau, Up and Ready, Oct 21, 2011

Slaying the Dragon - Adam Sherratt on learning AutoLISP, writing, sharing routines, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Oct 4, 2011

AutoCAD History - AutoCAD release history timeline, list of command, system variables changed with each release, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Oct 3, 2011

10 Days to Work Better with AutoCAD - working with templates, reusable contents, drawing management, customization, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 2011

How to Change AutoCAD from Network License to Standalone - David Lau, Up and Ready, Oct 3, 2011

AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts - 2012 Edition - list of discontinued shortcuts from prior versions, link to download pdf, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Sep 27, 2011

Detect AutoCAD Type - LISP routine to determine if machine is running 32-bit or 64-bit AutoCAD, Mathew Kirkland, Cadalyst, Sep 14, 2011

What are the Best and Worst Features Ever Added to AutoCAD? - best include: content explorer, online help, nudge; worst include: AutoLISP, transparent zoom, pan, paper/model space, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Sep 19, 2011

Autodesk Exchange: Dealing with Rejection - modify app, resubmit it, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 9, 2011

5 Tips for Creating a Successful Autodesk Exchange App - focus on software quality, check language quality, think about user experience, protect IP investment appropriately, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 12, 2011

Autodesk Exchange: Submitting Your AutoCAD Application for Posting - sign into Autodesk Exchange, request publisher status, fill out product submission form, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 7, 2011

Autodesk Exchange: Preparing Your AutoCAD Application for Posting - download existing Autodesk app to copy, navigate to it on hard-drive, make copy of it, update PackageContents.xml manifest, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 5, 2011

AutoCAD: Keys to Collaboration Success - Xref files as collaboration tool, using folder structure, file naming conventions, naming standards, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, Aug 2011

Uninstall AutoCAD 2011 Via Configuration Manager - Skatterbrainz Blog, Aug 18, 2011

Top 5 AutoCAD Productivity Apps - Clipboard Manager, OffsetinXref, DWF/PDF Batch Publish, FacetCurve, DimensionPatrol, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, July 19, 2011

AutoCAD Gets 'App'y - Autodesk Exchange Companion Apps - apps tab to search, preview applications, purchase apps, install direct from AutoCAD Exchange, RobiNZ CAD Blog, July 19, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 Overview - Lynn Allen, Autodesk, July 2011

AutoCAD Snap - No Longer a Drawing Mode to Avoid - snap mode turns off automatically in AutoCAD 2012, easy-to-expand grid display can display snap grid as X,Y grid, dotted grid, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, July 13, 2011

Easy Access to Add-Ons - accessible through AutoCAD 2012, Autodesk Apps tab help users purchase, sell, rate AutoCAD add-on apps, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, July 2011

There's an App for That in AutoCAD 2012 - apps tab in AutoCAD 2012 to browse, purchase more than 100 apps for free or small fee, Beth Stackpole, Design News, June 29, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 Full on iPad? Yes, You Can - Citrix XenApp (6) server with Autodesk application published, Citrix Receiver for iPad are required, Giancarlo Molo, Up and Ready, June 28, 2011

Free AutoCAD DWG Viewers - desktop app: DWG TrueView; web, mobile DWG Viewer: AutoCAD WS, AutoCAD WS Mobile, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, June 24, 2011

Publish Your AutoCAD Model to Google Earth - IMPORTGEIMAGE, IMPORTGEMESH commands in updated Google Earth extension, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, June 22, 2011

Autodesk Introduces AutoCAD 2012 App Store - offers more than 100 utility apps from within AutoCAD 2012, also to offer learning tools, free apps, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, June 16, 2011

Enterprise Applications: AutoCAD 2012 Makes Collaboration Even Easier - option to install Autodesk Inventor Fusion 2012 for direct modeling, parametric design approach, PJ Connolly, eWeek.com, June 15, 2011

Check Out the AutoCAD 2012 App Store - accessible via Autodesk exchange, apps for apps for general design, AEC, manufacturing, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 14, 2011

Autodesk Launches AutoCAD App Store - searching for AutoCAD plug-ins in Autodesk Exchange, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, June 13, 2011

Error When Starting the Content Explorer in AutoCAD - verify installation of content explorer, loading of content explorer CUIX, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, June 9, 2011

AutoCAD 2D to Inventor 3D in One Click - Autodesk Factory Design Suite 2012 to share common library of assets, David Fetz, CAD Geek Speak!, May 28, 2011

House on Fire Ancestral Pueblo Ruins in Autodesk Project Photofly and AutoCAD - importing 3D data from Project Photofly into AutoCAD 2012, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, June 9, 2011

Autodesk Exchange: Server Connection Unavailable - AutoCAD 2012 local help content, Avto Chachava, Up and Ready, June 3, 2011

AutoCAD Family: Migration Custom Settings File (zip) is Empty - workaround is installing 3rd party programs to handle compression of files on Windows, David Lau, Up and Ready, May 27, 2011

Install the Product Prerequisites Before Installing Using msi - list of prerequisites for AutoCAD 2012, Antonio Barroca, Up and Ready, May 13, 2011

Installation Tip - Save Time and Space - locate, run actual setup.exe installer for AutoCAD, copy extracted folder to USB for standalone installs, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, May 13, 2011

Select the Right System Configuration for AutoCAD 2012 - multi-core processor, certified graphics, drivers, standard SATA drives, Randall Young of Autodesk, CADspeed, May 10, 2011

2011: How to Perform an Automated Uninstallation of AutoCAD - Autodesk Knowledge Base, May 4, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 - Autoloader Mechanism for Plug-Ins - user, developer perspective, bundle folder files to run add-in, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Mar 25, 2011

AutoCAD 2012: Model Documentation - imports Pro/E, CATIA, Rhino, NX, SolidWorks apps, AutoCAD Exchange, Apr 2011

AutoCAD 2012 - Putting Things Back to 'Normal' - tips for making new release to work like earlier releases, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Apr 14, 2011

AutoCAD 2012: Exchange - AutoCAD Exchange offers help contents supported with videos, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Apr 14, 2011

Cursor is Slow or Jerky - workaround is disabling virus scan application, restarting computer, disabling selection cycling in AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Base, Apr 13, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 VBA Enabler - unofficial support for VBA in 2012 products, available as separate installer, JTB World Blog, Mar 28, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 System Requirements - Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Mar 28, 2011

The Wengerd Report: AUGI Forum Posts Go Missing - user group website loses forums, members protest, president promises quick restoration, Owen Wengerd, WorldCAD Access, Dec 20, 2010

Get the Geometry, Don't Get the Point[s] - Photo Scene editor, PDMODE system variable, exporting to DWG, loading DWG into AutoCAD, Scott Sheppard, It’s Alive in the Lab, Oct 7, 2010

Virtual Memory Monitor Gadget for AutoCAD - Autodesk performance monitor is 1st gadget for Vista, Windows 7, JTB World, Sep 3, 2010

Book Review: AutoCAD 2011 and AutoCAD LT 2011 - No Experience Required - AutoCAD drawing, basic 3D modeling, commands, tools, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 23, 2010

Capturing a Point Cloud of a Monument Using Photosynth - point cloud imported into AutoCAD 2011, using photo scene editor, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 18, 2010

Importing the Output from Photofly via the Photo Scene Editor into AutoCAD - using IP command directly to select downloaded RZI file for photo scene, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Aug 11, 2010

Studying Autodesk's Productivity Study - AutoCAD 2011 enables 44% faster work, problems with study, ribbon interface more productive, Steve Johnson, Blog Nauseum, Aug 4, 2010

Some Thoughts on CAD on the Cloud - versionless face of CAD in cloud, cloud computing, large companies open to cloud, Deelip Menezes, Jun 12, 2010

Check Out AutoCAD Freestyle - for professionals without formal design training, low cost, user friendly, Lynn Allen, May 26, 2010

Filling the Holes in Autodesk's CHM Help Stopgap - making a zip file of CHM files available for download, list of missing CHM files, Steve Johnson, Blog Nauseam, May 7, 2010

SSMPropEditor 4 beta 1 - Renumber Sheets - faster renumbering and counting of sheets, use of Sheet Indexing, JTB World, May 1, 2010

AutoCAD 2011 Online Help - Web help system, information located through Autodesk and search engines, up-to-date documentation accessible, links shared to help topics, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 8, 2010

Create a Multi-Page PDF from the Sheet Set Manager - use of Sheet Set Manager, PDF creation with AutoCAD, Philip Norton, ellenfinkelstein.com, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Apr 7, 2010

Molding Replaces Cast Brass Valve - dual tank water treatment control valve, continuous supply of softened water, one-piece brass casting using CAD,  weight reduction, identical inlet, outlet plumbing connections, non-corrosive body, Design News, Apr 6, 2010

The Options of AutoCAD 2010 - Open Save Tab - files constantly opened and saved in AutoCAD, profile names shown in Options dialog, listing of the current profile CADD Manager, Apr 6, 2010

AutoCAD 2011 Object Selection Made Easier - increased productivity, new selection cycling functionality, works for both 2D and 3D, overlapping objects displayed by AutoCAD, JTB World, Apr 6, 2010

Online/Offline Help for AutoCAD 2011 -  online help system for AutoCAD 2011,CHM files retired, easier to update, ability to combine multiple resources together, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Apr 19, 2010

The Disappearing Draftsman, Slips and Trips, and DS and DIMLO - use AutoCAD as faster and easier way of producing sketch, proper drafting department, generation of tag numbers, William Le Couteur's AutoCAD Blog, Apr 17, 2010

Do You Like the Ribbon or Toolbars Pull Downs Menus? - public survey on UI preferences, removing pull - downs, screen menu utility judged, CAD Panacea, Apr 6, 2010

Interview with Rachael Taggart - Pt 1 - mission of the CAD society, CAD Society awards, creators of online CAD information, more on COFES 2010,CAD Society's relevance, multi-CAD environments, Deelip Menezes, Apr 7, 2010

Compelling Grinding Productivity - delivers double-digit productivity gains, allows multi-tasking in grinding, involves CAD/CAM, virtual design ability, better fixture utilization, 'Vericut' modeling software, American Machinist, Apr 5, 2010

Danger VBA Developers, VBA Will Be Offline - AutoCAD 2011 will be last version to support VBA, routines, guides available to aid transition to .NET, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Apr 10, 2010

AutoCAD 2011 Online Help - Web help system, information located through Autodesk and search engines, up-to-date documentation accessible, links shared to help topics, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 8, 2010

AutoCAD 2011, My Pick of the New (and Borrowed) Features - improved handling of polylines, view cube functional in any mode, transparency supported, select similar, isolate object commands, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Mar 30, 2010

Should You Upgrade to AutoCAD 2011? - new release is improved but no new key features, hard to please veteran users, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 28, 2010

10 Reasons to Upgrade to AutoCAD 2011 - improved tools to create 3D conceptual designs, 2D documentation drawings, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar 29, 2010

AutoCAD 2011: Hatch Enhancement - hatch dialog box moved to ribbon, ability to modify hatch graphically, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 29, 2010

And AutoCAD 2011 has Arrived - MIRRHATCH system variable added, control over default scale list, Lynn Allen's Blog, Mar 28, 2010

AutoCAD 2011 Hits the Surface - explicit surfaces feature added, better interaction for complex models, ability to carry huge point clouds size, Guillermo Melantoni, What a Mesh!, Mar 26, 2010

AutoCAD 2011 in 3 Minutes - ViewCube functional in 2D wireframe mode, commands for controlling object visibility, 'infer geometric constraints' toggle, R McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 25, 2010

AutoCAD 2011 User Interface - UI with dark scheme, grid of lines, workspace selector drop down moved, visual styles panel, R McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 28, 2010

AutoCAD 2011 Product Announcement - New Features - layer transparency added, Scale List controlled, sculpt, surfacing improvements, Mark Flayler, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 25, 2010

AutoCAD 2011 - New Features, Continued - web-based help system, enhanced ViewCube, parametric constraints, object creation by object selection, John Benstead, CADit, Mar 27, 2010

And, They're Off - transparency feature added, improved polyline edit functions, 3D design, navigation enhancements in AutoCAD 2011, Earl Kubaskie, EKlectiCAD, Mar 25, 2010

Some Meaningless AutoCAD 2011 Numbers - no mention of context, numbers doesn't compare with previous releases, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Mar 26, 2010

AutoCAD 2011: A Look at What's New - updated UI, context-sensitive ribbon, 2D drawing productivity feature, improved 3D functionality, external reference highlighting, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 25, 2010

AutoCAD 2011 for the CAD Manager - transparency object property added, inferred constraints, AutoConstrain added, ability to work with point clouds, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Mar 25, 2010

A Couple of Things I Think are Important in AutoCAD 2011 - inferred constraints, 3D surfacing, real-time hatching, Expression option added, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 25, 2010

New Features in AutoCAD 2011 - associative 3D surfaces added, ability to directly manipulate objects, David Cohn, CADman-Do, Mar 25, 2010

More Details on AutoCAD 2011 - ease to modify objects, toolset to hide objects separate from layer control, transparency support, inferred constraints, David Cohn, CADman-Do, Mar 25, 2010

First Look at Surface Modeling in AutoCAD 2011 - Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Mar 25, 2010

AutoCAD 2011 New Feature Roundup - web-based help system, 5 predefined visual styles, parametric constraints updated, transparency for objects, 3D surface objects, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Mar 25, 2010

AutoCAD General Overview - Start to Finish - enabling startup mode, ribbon display vs classical, keyboard shortcuts, Mark Mason, CAD Tutorials, Mar 23, 2010

How Not to Buy Illegal Licenses of AutoCAD: One User's Experience - AutoCAD user shares his experience of buying AutoCAD software through eBay, Franco Folini, Novedge, Mar 11, 2010

Autodesk Visit - Interview with Guillermo Melantoni - talk about 3D features in AutoCAD, its flexibility, digital prototyping, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Feb 6, 2010

Tips & Tricks for Printing from Autodesk Applications exclusive video or audio - understanding different drivers available in AutoCAD, knowing about PC3 files, CTB vs. STB, implications of printing from model vs. layout space, Xavier Juarez, Autodesk University 2008

Workaround for AutoCAD Section Plane Problem  - ensure that section plane at least touches surface of 3D object, David Cohn, CADman-DO, Nov 13, 2009

How to Open and Save Inventor Files in AutoCAD? - AutoCAD unable to read Inventor part or assembly file, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Nov 12, 2009

Site Design with SketchUp & AutoCAD - creating model from AutoCAD linework in SketchUp, Daniel Tal, Architecture Week, Oct 14, 2009

AutoCAD 2010: Getting Ready for 3D - video, setting up AutoCAD UI for 3D drawing project, YouTube, Oct 8, 2009

Create a Custom User Workspace - save AutoCAD workspace as current, Ketiv, Sep 24, 2009

AU Keynote : Believe It. Sharks Real Enough to Bite; Made in AutoCAD - AutoCAD for producing special effects, Eddie Paul, Autodesk University 2008

AutoCAD 2010 Application Menu - quick access to file, export functions, search bar for finding any AutoCAD command, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 18, 2009

How to Clean Anything in AutoCAD - identify cleanup goals for datasets, optimizing cleanup workflow, resolving batch printing issues, speeding up publishing, analyzing, reorganizing XREFs, other supporting files, Helen Gorina, Autodesk University 2008

AutoCAD Virus Alert - precautionary steps for CAD managers working on AutoCAD-based platforms, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Aug 26, 2009

Interview with Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Author - talk about AutoCAD, role of AutoCAD 2010 Bible, gathering information required to write AutoCAD book, Franco Folini, Novedge, Aug 24, 2009

Parametric Design in AutoCAD Pt 2: Dimensional Constraints - screencast, first define shape, then size of geometry, CAD Geek Speak!, Aug 21, 2009

Updating a Conceptual Mass Between AutoCAD 2010 and Revit Architecture 2010 - video, Guillermo Melantoni, YouTube, Aug 20, 2009

Crankin' Out the Details: Creating 2D Details from AutoCAD 3D Models - methods for working with detailing parts in assembly, creating orthographic views, displaying hidden lines, dimensioning 3D model, Steven LaKose, Autodesk University 2008

The Future of AutoCAD as a Concept to Completion Solution - validating new AutoCAD features, 3D, surface, organic modeling, conceptual design, parametric drafting, Eric Stover, Autodesk University 2008

The Many Shapes of AutoCAD UCS Icons - UCSICON command for UCS icon settings, CAD Forum, Aug 2009

CAD Enough? Understanding the Differences Between AutoCAD and MicroStation - using AutoCAD from MicroStation perspective, leverage your MicroStation skills in AutoCAD environment, think like AutoCAD to ease your transition, Jeanne Aarhus, Autodesk University 2008

Parametric Design in AutoCAD Part 1: Geometric Constraints - screencast, creating relationships between lines, splines, arcs, CAD Geek Speak!, Aug 14, 2009

Rendering Techniques in 3D AutoCAD, Pt I - rendering basics, working with AutoCAD lights, creating photometric lights, luminary objects, David Cohn, Autodesk University 2008

Rendering Techniques in 3D AutoCAD, Pt II - preparing model for rendering, placing cameras, creating views, saving, redisplaying rendered images, David Cohn, Autodesk University 2008

AutoCAD's 2010 Hero Image into Revit - integrating AutoCAD, Revit, Inventor in architectural project, Guillermo Melantoni, YouTube, Aug 11, 2009

Using Google Earth with AutoCAD - publishing AutoCAD data to Google Earth, importing Google Earth image, terrain data to AutoCAD, creating 4D presentations, Thomas Inzinga, Autodesk University 2008

Getting Certified: Get the Recognition and Rewards You Deserve - defining path to earn Autodesk Professional certification, identifying learning tools used to prepare for certification, Barbara Bowen, Autodesk University 2008

What We Should Really Be Teaching in the 2D AutoCAD 2009 Classroom, Pt I - strategies for teaching new commands, features in AutoCAD 2009, superseded AutoCAD 2D commands, importance of 3D in 2D classroom, J Malitzke, Autodesk University 2008

What We Should Really Be Teaching in the 3D AutoCAD 2009 Classroom, Pt II - AutoCAD 2009 viewing tools, superseded AutoCAD 3D commands, interface with AutoCAD Inventor, J Malitzke, Autodesk University 2008

Conversion of a Mesh Into Faceted Optimized in AutoCAD 2010 - video, keep planar faces in solid, Guillermo Melantoni, What a Mesh!, Jul 29, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 VBA Macro Support - install VBA module separately, load library manually, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jul 21, 2009

CUI Group Name - undocumented ribbon button property helps segregate flyout buttons into user-named groups in AutoCAD 2010, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Jul 9, 2009

TIPniques: Freeform Modeling in AutoCAD 2010 - tools providing ability to smooth objects, crease edges, tessellate objects, convert standard object into mesh objects, Brian Benton, AUGI, Jun 2009 (may require free registration)

A PDF Wish Comes True! - AutoCAD 2010 creates much smaller PDF with higher resolution, text transfers as text, fonts translate as fonts, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Jun 24, 2009

The Benefits of 2D Parametric Design - parametric drawing tools in AutoCAD 2010 help users control design intent, override constraints anytime, use formulas, user variables, Guillermo Melantoni, Experience Building, Jun 17, 2009

Changing the AutoCAD Text Window Length - allowable range is from 25 to 2048 lines, Tom Stoeckel of Autodesk, Without a Net, Jun 18, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 - Putting Things Back to 'Normal' - setting workspace, pull-down menus, toolbars to work like in earlier AutoCAD versions, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Jun 16, 2009

Parametric Constraints in AutoCAD 2010 - video creating, managing geometric constraints, learning about dynamic, annotational, reference constraints, Tom Stoeckel of Autodesk, YouTube, Jun 10, 2009

Loading Order of AutoCAD Startup Files - AutoCAD owned, user owned files are loaded first, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Jun 2, 2009

Why AutoCAD for Mac is a Bad Idea - performance might be poor, other issues can be stability, uncomfortable interface, bugs, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, May 29, 2009

blog nauseam Begs Adesk: No Acad for Mac, Please - Autodesk might start from scratch for AutoCAD on Mac, but sales are doubtful, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 29, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Demo: PDF Output - video showing PDF output features, Eric Colburn, Professional Land Surveyor Source, May 28, 2009

Gizmos in AutoCAD 2010 - activating, using 3D gizmos, manipulating subobjects, Brian Benton, AUGI, May 2009 (may require free registration)

AutoCAD Fusion - Autodesk is trying to provide direct editing capabilities inside AutoCAD, Deelip.com, May 23, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Getting Sticky with Ribbon Sticky Panels - drag part of  ribbon panel to drawing area, change orientation, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, May 20, 2009

By Accident. Or on Purpose - AutoCAD 2010 doesn't show direct access to MTEXT, Presspull commands, toolbars, no provision for layers in 3D workspace ribbon, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 13, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 - Rotate Layout View with Viewport, Like a Ninja - setting system variable VPROTATEASSOC to 1, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, May 11, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Test Dynamic Block - test block without first saving it or having to reopen to modify, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, May 1, 2009

How to Get the Most Out of the Action Recorder - pausing playback, providing new input, object selection, relative coordinates, macro management, Tom Stoeckel, Autodesk University 2008

Two of the New Layer Enhancements in AutoCAD 2010 - ability to change color property of  layer from layer dropdown, distinct black border to indicate selected color clearly, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Apr 22, 2009

Telecommuting - AutoCAD-specific checklist organizes telecommuting workflow, Jim Rogers, Hagerman & Company, Apr 2009

Online License Transfer FAQ - online license transfer utility for transferring standalone license activation to another system, Tom Stoeckel, Without a Net, Apr 16, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Makes Everyday Drawing Easier - changing layer color from layer drop-down list, editing grips on nonassociative hatch patterns, converting splines into polylines, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Apr 1, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 New Features - customizable quick access toolbar, easier editing of multileaders, annotation enhancements, Brian Benton, AUGI, Apr 2009 (may require free registration)

AutoCAD 2010 Contextual Tab States 101 - viewing, modifying contextual tab states in CUI dialog box, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 16, 2009

Tapping Into the Power of the AutoCAD API - defining terms, undocumented, unsupported, unimplemented, locations and resources for finding information, Autodesk resources, Jerry Winters, Autodesk University 2008

DWG File Manipulation with VB.NET - DWG file database, do's and don'ts of working with DWG files, effects of multi-threading, best practices for reducing development time, maximizing code reuse, Jerry Winters, Autodesk University 2008

AutoCAD 2010 Customization - Hatch Pattern, Pt 2 - creating hatch pattern type ATP171, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Apr 15, 2009

Let's Talk About Mesh Pt 1 - free form design tool in AutoCAD 2010 for sculpting mesh primitives, Guillermo Melantoni, What a Mesh!, Apr 12, 2009

AutoCAD 2010: A Closer Look at Contextual Ribbon Tabs - context-sensitive ribbon displays relative tools as per selection made, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 10, 2009

Free AutoCAD a Hoax - free software only for 13 months, contains watermark, plus upgrade prices is tripled, CADCAM Blog, Apr 9, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 and SSE2 Compliance - AutoCAD install will be blocked if machine processor is not SSE2 compliant, Dan Scales, Without a Net, Apr 9, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Customization - Hatch Pattern - creating square, hatching with line type ATP171, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Apr 8, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Customization - LINETYPE - II - creating linetypes using text editor or by directly saving file in acad.lin file from command prompt, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Apr 7, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Customization - LINETYPE - accessing all linetypes, definition, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Apr 4, 2009

Mac Fanbois Get Their Wish: AutoCAD - survey might indicate users' wishes for first version of AutoCAD for Mac, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Apr 3, 2009

AutoCAD Emergency Room - identifying most significant issues reported by AutoCAD users, troubleshooting frequent AutoCAD problems, implementing best practices for AutoCAD maintenance, Leonardo Casado, Autodesk University 2008

Get to Know AutoCAD 2010, Pt 14: Dimensional Constraints 3 - applying coincident geometric constraint, renaming parameters, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Apr 1, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Tips - Keyboard - displaying key tips for particular tool, Sunith Babu, CAD Professor, Mar 28, 2009

Disable InfoCenter in AutoCAD 2010 - AutoLISP to disable InfoCenter so AutoCAD 2010 loads faster, Owen Wengerd, Outside the Box, Mar 30, 2009

Learn to Hack AutoCAD Installations for Custom Deployments - calling software install/uninstalls from VBScript, batch files; automating service pack, hotfix, update installations, modifying MSI packages to deploy TrueView with paths, printers, Darren Young, Autodesk University 2008

The Dashboard, the Ribbon, and AutoCAD 2010 - importing customized dashboard panels in AutoCAD 2010, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar 26, 2009

'Fatal Error to Unhandled Exception': Managing File Corruption in AutoCAD - dos and don'ts of file recovery, analyzing corrupted file, ruling out hardware issues, recovering corrupted data using Autodesk product, contacting subscription support, Kevin Hawkins, Autodesk University 2008

AutoCAD 2010 - Odds and Ends - Melanie Perry, AUGI, Mar 2009 (may require free registration)

What Autodesk Doesn't Tell You About AutoCAD - quick access to all toolbars removed in AutoCAD 2010, Export command, TextEditor sysvar, CBarTransparency remain undocumented, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 24, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Free Bonus Tool Drawing Tabs - MDITabs for navigating open drawings, but tool is unsupported, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 24, 2009

Inside Autodesk Fusion - direct and parametric modeling fused to interact with model directly, Ralph Grabowski, Design Engineering, Mar 20, 2009

How to Standardize Everything in Your Corporate Environment - customizing standard software deployment installation setup, using standard user profiles and shortcuts, CAD standards checker, placing block libraries on tool palettes, Eric Bogenschutz, Autodesk University 2008

AutoCAD 2010 Share with Autodesk Seek Functionality - share content online,  Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 20, 2009

First Look at AutoCAD 2010 - understanding parametric constraints - geometric and dimensional, Brian Benton, AUGI, Feb 2009 (may require free registration)

Get to Know AutoCAD 2010, Pt 13: Dimensional Constraints 2 - using DIMCONSTRAINT command, objects with valid constraint points, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 18, 2009

Get to Know AutoCAD 2010, Part 12: Dimensional Constraints 1 - using dynamic constraints and annotational constraints, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 16, 2009

An AutoCAD 2010 CLIP Hip Tip for the Weekend -  ability to attach, clip PDF files, Lynn Allen's Blog, Mar 13, 2009

Autodesk Icons 2010 - icons are simple, easy on eye, have distinct style, JTB World Blog, Mar 16, 2009

An AutoCAD 2010 Hip Tip on the FIND Command - ability to create selection set of text strings, Lynn Allen's Blog, Mar 12, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 - A Closer Look at the New Features Workshop - Flash-based tool shows brief description, demo of new features, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar 12, 2009

Get to Know AutoCAD 2010, Pt 11: Geometric Constraints 2 - displaying constraints and knowing system variables regarding geometric constraints, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 12, 2009

Get to Know AutoCAD 2010, Part 10: Geometric Constraints 1 - defining key points on objects, orientations to other objects using coincident, collinear, concentric, fix, parallel, perpendicular, horizontal, vertical, tangent, auto constraints, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 11, 2009

One Night in Vegas - enhancements in AutoCAD P&ID 2010, Ursula Sadiq, In the Pipes, Mar 12, 2009

AutoCAD 2010: Mesh Modeling - video, mesh options, Scott McEachron, Paving The Way, Mar 9, 2009

AutoCAD 2006 to AutoCAD 2010 - Upgrade or Not - recommendations for companies, individual users, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 8, 2009

Get to Know AutoCAD 2010, Pt 9: VPROTATEASSOC System Variable - controlling VIEWPORT translation using ROTATE commands in LAYOUT, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 9, 2009

Did You Know You Can Download Autodesk Product Upgrades on the Autodesk Subscription Center? - Autodesk subscription, download options, Shaan Hurley, Between The Lines, Mar 6, 2009

AutoCAD MEP 2010-DWF & PDF Underlay - file format tool enhancements, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, Mar 5, 2009

AutoCAD 2010: Block Tables - video shows adding parameter properties to block properties table, Scott McEachron, Paving The Way, Mar 5, 2009

First Look: AutoCAD 2010 Parametric Design - video shows tools to establish geometric, dimensional relationships between objects, David Cohn, CADman Do, Mar 4, 2009

Get to Know AutoCAD 2010, Pt 8: Clean up Unwanted Objects - deletion control while creating 3D objects, PURGE command, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 5, 2009

Get to Know AutoCAD 2010, Pt 6: REVERSE Command - changing direction for LINE, ARC, PLINE, SPLINE, HELIX objects, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 3, 2009

Get to Know AutoCAD 2010, Pt 7: You Can Now Convert SPLINE to PLINE - using PEDIT or SPLINE EDIT command, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 4, 2009

AutoCAD 2010: The New MEASUREGEOM Command - better than using AREA, DISTANCE, SUBTRACT commands, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Mar 3, 2009

3ds Max Design 2010 and AutoCAD 2010 DWG Interoperability - import, export objects enhancement, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 3, 2009

AutoCAD 2010: Dimensional Constraints - video, Scott McEachron, Paving The Way, Mar 3, 2009

AutoCAD Automation Tools Attribute Text Search and Replace - for AutoCAD 2010, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Mar 3, 2009

IDX Variable Constraint System for AutoCAD '08 - creating, managing constraints using IDX VCS add-on, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Mar 2, 2009

AutoCAD 2010: Block Constraints - video, enhancements, features added, Scott McEachron, Paving The Way, Mar 2, 2009

AutoCAD 2010: PDF Underlay - vide, PDF Underlay feature, Scott McEachron, Paving The Way, Mar 2, 2009

AutoCAD MEP 2010 - overview on enhancements, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, Mar 2, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Sheet Set Manager Enhancements - right click options, publishing sheets, icons for visual indication, flexible sheet list table functionality, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Mar 2, 2009

AutoCAD Tool Palettes A to Z - creating, managing tool palates, deploying standards, sharing content, Phil Russo, Autodesk University 2008

AutoCAD 2009 Cue Cards - overview of AutoCAD 2009 features, Flash demo, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 28, 2009

Get to Know AutoCAD 2010, Pt 4: Improved GUI - application menu, document icons, PDF, DGN added to file format list, ribbon interface, various tools, Erhan Toker, Feb 27, 2009

Get to Know AutoCAD 2010, Pt 5: Measure Them All With MEASUREGEOM - analyze geometry of object combining various features in single tool to get distances, angles, areas, volumes, radii of objects, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 2, 2009

A Rainy Day AutoCAD 2010 Hip Tip on Rotating Viewports - using VPROTATEASSOC command, Lynn Allen's Blog, Mar 1, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Gives More 3D Power - enhancements like free form modeling tools, parametrics and constraints improving 3D functionality, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Feb 28, 2009

AutoCAD 2010: Geometric Constraints - video, constraining object, Scott McEachron, Paving The Way, Mar 1, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Drawing File and API Format Compatibility - list of drawing file formats, need for ObjectARX applications to be recompiled, modifications to run in 2010 version, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 26, 2009

Autodesk Responds to the PolyFace Mesh Issue - Autodesk's Kean Walmsley responds to  issues on handling bug fixes, enhancements requests, Autodesk working style, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Feb 24, 2009 (more AutoCAD articles)

AutoCAD 2010 - A Closer Look at the Ribbon - ribbon provides flexibility, easier access to tools, consistency across Autodesk applications, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Feb 25, 2009 (more AutoCAD articles)

Get to Know AutoCAD 2010, Pt 3: The Overhauled Ribbon - Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 25, 2009

2D or Not 2D - 2D elements, in-place families, working with CAD, using AutoCAD, Todd Williams, Autodesk University 2008

Older AutoCAD Loses (Part of) the Plot - missing part in drawing plotted solved in latest 2009-2010 release, Steve Johnson, Blog Nauseam, Feb 23, 2009

What's New in AutoCAD MEP 2010 - improved usability and performance, comprehensive design content, better construction documents, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 20, 2009

The PolyFace Mesh - AutoCAD 2010 not able to store PolyFace Mesh containing more than 32,767 vertices, authors request pending, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Feb 20, 2009

Get to Know AutoCAD 2010, Pt 1: Installation and Initial Setup - Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 23, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 - a Closer Look at the Application Menu - differences with 2009 version, enhancements, toggle buttons replacing documents options, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Feb 19, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 - It's Parametric - parametric  features for 2D objects, UI, applying parametric constraints, dimensional constraints, Robin Capper, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Feb 19, 2009

Autodesk 2010 Manufacturing Software Demonstrates Power of Digital Prototyping - enhancements in new versions gives manufacturers ability to digitally design, visualize and simulate product development, ARC, Feb 18, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 - 2D Geometric Constraints and Parametrics - video shows using new feature 2D geometric constraints and parametrics, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 18, 2009

Autodesk Design Review 2010 - Video - Volker Joseph, Beyond the Paper, Feb 18, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Hatch Enhancements - grip edit non-associative hatch objects, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 18, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 - Rotate Viewport, PAPER/MODEL - refinements for working in paper space viewports, Robin Capper, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Feb 18, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 PDF Printing-Underlay - 3D Printing Support - 4 videos demonstrate PDF output, printing enhancements, 3D printing output features, more, Daniel Hughes, IMAGINiT Technologies, Feb 16, 2009

My Experience of AutoCAD 2010 aka Gator - full, detailed report on AutoCAD 2010, including new commands, still missing commands, bugs, new system variables, more, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Feb 12, 2009

Autodesk's 2010 Product Portfolio Launch - highlights of Autodesk's 2010 design software portfolio, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, Feb 12, 2009

Autodesk Labs - A Brief Tour in San Francisco - overview of technology on display by Autodesk Labs, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Feb 2, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 and 3D - new version to give various 3D features like free form design, more, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 11, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Hatch Enhancements - ability to grip edit non-associative hatch objects, getting vertex grips and intermediate grips, R McSwain, CAD Panacea Blog, Feb 11, 2009

CAD Manager Survey Update and AutoCAD 2010 - survey details, overview of new features added in next release like UI, file formats, Robert Green, Cadalyst, Feb 11, 2009

The Future of AutoCAD-Bridge Up and Bridge Down - AutoCAD 2010 enhance capability adding new features like geometric constraints and free form modeling, Brian Benton, CAD-a-blog, Feb 10, 2009

New Features in AutoCAD 2010 - dynamic blocks, deployment, performance, hatch, external references, 3D publishing, ribbon, more,  Brian Benton, CAD-a-blog, Feb 10, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Preview Guide - 47 page illustrated document by Autodesk, Feb 2009 pdf

AutoCAD 2010 in 3 Minutes - preview of AutoCAD 2010, file format, user interface, drawing tools, R McSwain, CAD Panacea Blog, Feb 5, 2009

Let the AutoCAD 2010 Blogging Begin - geometric constraints, Lynn Allen's Blog, Feb 2, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Other Enhancements AKA the Frosting - list, Shaan Hurley, Between The Lines, Feb 5, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Unveiled - enhancements, but file format will change, Martyn Day, Develop3D, Feb 5, 2009

No VBA Installed With AutoCAD 2010 - Autodesk may be steering users to Visual Studio Tools for Applications, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Feb 5, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Demonstrations - download demo videos of AutoCAD 2010 functionalities, Heidi Hewett of Autodesk, AutoCAD Insider, Feb 5, 2009

AutoCAD On a Netbook - installing on new LG X110 netbook, problems and solutions, machine configurations, drivers required, working with 2D and simpler 3D, Gizmos Grabowski Blog, Jan 21, 2009

Which Version is it? Pt 1 - AutoCAD - text code in drawing file reveals version of AutoCAD used to create it, Mark Flayer, IMAGINiT Technologies, Nov 6, 2008

AutoCAD 2009 Layer Properties Manager Enhancements - layer dialog box is mode-less, layers sorted differently, columns can be customized, supports dual monitor, user preferences tab for selection, JTB World Blog, Sep 5, 2008

AutoCAD 2009 - How Many People Really Are Using the Ribbon? - author's poll shows 71% not using AutoCAD ribbon interface, in contrast to 46% cited by Autodesk, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, June 25, 2008

AutoCAD Wish List: June 2006 Results - dimensions on the correct layer, valid hatch boundary error, break symbol in dimension lines, and more wish list items, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, July 29, 2006

AutoCAD Blogging Sites Review  - Robinz CAD Blog is interesting and easy to browse through owing to its varied content, Cadopolis, April 14, 2005

Stability, Feedback and Listening is What it is All About - sign up with the beta program and test unreleased software, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, March 22, 2005

Unofficial AutoCAD History Page - includes detailed command and system variables that have changed with each release and some screen shots of old release material, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, October 1, 2004

Autodesk Continues to Seek Subscription-Based Success - the latest incarnation of Autodesk's subscription programs calls for a new release of AutoCAD every 12 to 18 months, but issues such as the cost of these upgrades and the schedule to "retire" older versions seem as yet undecided, Martyn Day, A-E-C Automation, May 2004

AutoCAD 2005 Now Shipping - for Autodesk, the success or failure of AutoCAD 2005 will be measured by how many users switch from buying upgrades to buying subscriptions, Randall Newton, A-E-C Automation Newsletter (hosted on CADwire.net), March 23, 2004

Cadalyst Labs Benchmark Test - test your system's AutoCAD efficiency, Cadalyst, January 26, 2004

Why You Need DWF - advantages of the DWF format include: the ability to create a set of multiple drawing sheets contained in one small file; clients without AutoCAD can view DWF files with the free Autodesk Express Viewer; DWF files are typically a third the size of PDF files, Lynn Allen, Autodesk.com, September 23, 2003

DWG 2004 - Tougher Than Thought - the OpenDWG Alliance finds AutoCAD's new file format tough to decipher, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, April 8, 2003

The AutoCAD Innovation Survey - Part II - results from a survey that asked users about AutoCAD upgrades, Robert Green, CADENCE, December 2002

The AutoCAD Innovation Survey-Part I - CAD managers sound off about AutoCAD upgrades and the features they find most important, Robert Green, CADENCE, November 2002

How to Spot a Real AutoCAD User - humor from CadGuruCool, Sep 2001 (scroll down past "Seven Habits of Highly Effective AutoLISPers")

CAD and the Internet Entwined (Ready or Not) - Robert Green, CADENCE, May 2001


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