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Drag & Drop Directories in AutoCAD for Mac 2014 - go to file name in top of drawing window, right click to get location, hierarchy of folders, Jim LaPier, Between the Lines, Dec 16, 2013

AutoCAD for Mac: Yes, It's Different - Mac version provides similar look, feel just as other Mac apps while ensuring toolset, power of AutoCAD, comes with pull-down menus with minimalist interface design, Micah Dickerson, AutoCAD Insider, Nov 7, 2013

Managing Geometric Constraints in AutoCAD for Mac - click on ‘hide all’ option under constraint bars in parametric menu to turn off, make symbols transparent, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 19, 2013

AutoCAD Tip: Using an Updating Text Field to Display Area of Hatch - associate field as object type to hatch in drawing, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Mar 11, 2013

AutoCAD on Mac Locking Up When Printing or Saving to PDF - workaround is removing printer before printing or saving out PDF file, David Lau, Up and Ready, Feb 22, 2013

AutoCAD for Mac 2013 - context sensitive PressPull features, new project manager, ability to attach PDF files as underlays, has capable photographic rendering tool, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Jan 30, 2013

AutoCAD 2013 for Mac - The Holes Live On - updated list of missing features, list of features exclusive to AutoCAD for Mac, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, July 30, 2012

Recreating the FLATTEN Command in AutoCAD for Mac - create custom macro, add to tool set, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Apr 24, 2012

Autodesk for Mac: Take 2 - AutoCAD 2012 for Mac has auto-complete feature, associative arrays, layer groups within layers palette, batch publish feature, supports network licensing, David Cohn, Desktop Engineering, Nov 1, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 for Mac: Don't Use a # Sign as a Folder Name - file saved in such folder will be deleted, David Lau, Up and Ready, Oct 7, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 for Mac Review - preferences, controls in UI, improved 3D functionality, direct export to PDF, but expensive, steep learning curve, David Bradforth, Macworld, Sep 26, 2011

Autodesk Gives Media First Look at AutoCAD 2012 for Mac - features include: auto-complete command, multi-function grips, associate array functionality, layers palette, quick view, network licensing, Q&A, Rita Stange, Revit Community, Aug 16, 2011

Creating Objects Without the COMMAND Function in AutoCAD - creating line, circle, layer prior to updating their properties in AutoCAD 2012 for Mac, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Aug 20, 2011

Accessing Information About Layers in a Drawing with GETPROPERTYVALUE - AutoCAD 2012 for Mac tip, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Aug 19, 2011

Autodesk Announces AutoCAD 2012 for Mac, AutoCAD LT for Mac, and AutoCAD WS for Mac - AutoCAD for Mac 2012 has no sheet set support, no tools to create dynamic blocks, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Aug 16, 2011

CAD: Autodesk Uncovers Design 8.16. AutoCAD and Macs Found Hiding Underneath - AutoCAD 2012 for Mac supports network licensing, The Kung Fu Drafter, Aug 17, 2011

New AutoLISP Functions in AutoCAD 2012 for Mac - ability to access, modify object properties with set of 4 new functions: dumpallproperties, getpropertyvalue, ispropertyreadonly, setpropertyvalue, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Aug 18, 2011

Autodesk Unveils 3 AutoCAD Offerings Made for Mac - AutoCAD 2012 for Mac fixed hardware issue, AutoCAD LT 2012 for Mac, AutoCAD WS for Mac released, available from Mac app store, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, Aug 18, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 for Mac Licensing and Programming - network licenses for AutoCAD 2012 for Mac can be activated with same activation code of AutoCAD 2012, JTB World Blog, Aug 16, 2011

Command Aliases - default command aliases defined in Acad.pgp used by AutoCAD for Mac, Autodesk WikiHelp, Aug 2011

Define Custom Command Aliases - editing command aliases in AutoCAD for Mac, Lee Ambrosius, Autodesk WikiHelp, Aug 2011

More Mac Titles from Autodesk at Apple App Store and Amazon.com - AutoCAD for Mac available for network licensing; AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD WS available for Mac, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 16, 2011

Autodesk Design 8.16 is Finally Here - AutoCAD 2012 for Mac has more features of PC version of AutoCAD 2012, AutoCAD WS for Mac available for free, John Evans, Design and Motion, Aug 16, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 Products for the Mac - features include: publish, in-place Xref editing, layer filters, plot styles, dynamic array, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Aug 16, 2011

More Mac Titles from Autodesk at Apple App Store and Amazon.com - AutoCAD for Mac available for network licensing; AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD WS available for Mac, Kenneth Wong's Virtual Desktop, Aug 16, 2011

Autodesk Design 8.16 is Finally Here - AutoCAD 2012 for Mac has more features of PC version of AutoCAD 2012, AutoCAD WS for Mac available for free, John Evans, Design and Motion, Aug 16, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 Products for the Mac - features include: publish, in-place Xref editing, layer filters, plot styles, dynamic array, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Aug 16, 2011

Autodesk Releases AutoCAD for Mac 2012; Extends Platform with New LT and WS Versions - available exclusively in the Mac App Store where it may be the most expensive product at $3995, waiting for OS X Lion makes for late release, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, Aug 16, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 for Mac, AutoCAD LT 2012 for Mac, and AutoCAD WS for Mac Announced - screen shots, descriptions, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Aug 16, 2011

Live Blogging: DE8.16N - coverage of Autodesk launch of AutoCAD for Mac products, includes Q&A, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Aug 16, 2011

Updated: Autodesk Announces AutoCAD for Mac 2012 Built for Lion - Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh,  Aug 16, 2011

AutoCAD 8.16 - AutoCAD 2012, 2012 LT and WS for Mac - Robin Capper, RobiNZ, Aug 17, 2011

Autodesk for Mac Facecast 2 Notes - mental ray rendering engine fully incorporated into AutoCAD for Mac, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, June 6, 2011

AutoCAD for Mac Facecast - Q&A on Inventor, Revit on Mac, system requirements, AutoLISP integration issue, resource for 3rd-party developers, Ralph Grabowski, upFront.eZine, May 16, 2011

Notes from 'Facecast' AutoCAD on Mac Facebook Event - users asked about integration between WS, both OS platforms of AutoCAD, 3rd party developer support for AutoCAD on Mac, Mac app store, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Apr 29, 2011

ADN DevCast Episode 5 - AutoCAD for Mac Development - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Apr 13, 2011

Back on the Mac - market dynamics, Mac popularity in education sector led Autodesk to develop AutoCAD for Mac, David Chadwick, CAD User, Nov/Dec 2010

AutoCAD for Mac - UI Help, Status Bar, and Command Line - customizable 3D status bar, movable command line, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Mar 2011

AutoCAD for Mac - UI Toolbars and Viewports - exploring drafting, annotation, modeling toolsets, 3 categories of viewport, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Mar 2011

AutoCAD for Mac - Content Palette - inserting blocks from content palette, easy search option, managing libraries, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Mar 2011

Lynn Allen on AutoCAD for Mac: Preferences   - default settings when units are set to unit list, research for specific file type, reset application options, Lynn Allen, AutoCAD Exchange, Feb 15, 2011

Enterprise Applications, AutoCAD for Mac 2011 Brings Powerful Tools to Mac - recognizes multi-touch gestures on input hardware, browses files with cover flow option, supports AutoLISP, ObjectARX, PJ Connolly, eWeek.com, Jan 27, 2011

iPhone/iPad Apps for AutoCAD Users - AutoCAD WS, Dropbox, CamScanner, FileViewer USB, more, LT is Still AutoCAD, Jan 19, 2011

3D/PLM, iPad, Future or Baloney? -  'gold rush' to iPad has resulted in AutoCAD WS, 3DVIA Mobile, Inventor Publisher mobile viewer, n!Fuse, CADFaster, more, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, Jan 29, 2011

Managing Content Libraries on AutoCAD for Mac - libraries listing in content palette, indicate drawing containing blocks, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 20, 2011

AutoCAD for Mac Content Palette - select block, drop into drawing, icon size can't be controlled, blocks tracked easily, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 18, 2011

Mac 3D Graphics Performance Comparison - engine model rotation for Rhino, NX, AutoCAD for Mac, Deelip Menezes, Jan 1, 2011

Media Q&A with Carl Bass at AU2010 - Autodesk CEO discusses recent launches, realistic models, cloud storage, Revit for Mac proposal, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Dec 23, 2010

AutoCAD’s Fateful Return to the Mac - interview with Autodesk's Rob Maguire, product manager for AutoCAD for Mac, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, Dec 17, 2010

Default Keyboard Shortcuts in AutoCAD for Mac - list of shortcuts, MacACAD, Nov 28, 2010

AutoCAD for Mac - Check it Out - takes full advantage of MAC OS X operating system, commands in AutoCAD for Mac absent in AutoCAD for Windows, Lynn Allen’s Blog, Nov 2, 2010

Changing the Autosave File Location in AutoCAD for Mac - using SAVEFILEPATH system variable, changing automatic save file location in options/preferences, Tom Stoeckel, Without a Net, Oct 21, 2010

AutoCAD for Mac Prefs: Just Browsing - Application Preferences dialog, Tom Stoeckel, Without a Net, Oct 20, 2010

CAD: So A is for Apple After All - preview of AutoCAD on Mac, Kung Fu Drafter, Oct 16, 2010

Working with Layer States in AutoCAD for Mac - layer state operations performed using -LAYER command/(layerstate-xxx) AutoLISP functions, list of available functions, Tom Stoeckel, Without a Net, Oct 18, 2010

AutoCAD for Mac 3D Graphics Performance - compared with Rhino for Mac 3D graphics performance, more expectations from AutoCAD, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2010

AutoCAD for Mac, AutoCAD with Basic Functionality? - missing features, going for 30 days trial before purchasing is best option, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 18, 2010

AutoCAD 2011 for Mac is Here - similarity/difference from AutoCAD 2011 software, opening/saving DWG files, other FAQs, JTB World Blog, Oct 15, 2010

AutoCAD for Windows on Mac 3D Graphics Performance - using BootCamp is better than running on OSX, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 18, 2010

Use Gestures to Navigate a Drawing - AutoCAD on Mac, gestures for trackpad/Magic Mouse, YouTube, Oct 6, 2010

What's Missing from AutoCAD MAC? - list of missing key features, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Oct 18, 2010

AutoCAD for Mac Rises from the Ashes of AutoCAD Past (Updated) - available for purchase, enhancements, ViewCube tool, UCS icon, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Oct 15, 2010

AutoCAD for Mac UI Reference - graphic, finder window, drawing area, Viewport label menus, cover flow splitter to adjust preview size, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Oct 16, 2010

AutoCAD for Mac Videos  - new AutoCAD for Mac user interface, preview, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Oct 15, 2010

Create and Modify 3D Meshes  - AutoCAD for Mac, 3D surface meshes, overview, YouTube, Oct 6, 2010

The Making of AutoCAD for Mac - viewport label menus, coordinating display in drawing area, dynamic table creation, gestures, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Oct 20, 2010

Convert 2D Objects to 3D Objects - overview, AutoCAD for Mac, YouTube, Oct 6, 2010

Create Text and Dimensions - video, AutoCAD for Mac, using predefined text/dimension styles, YouTube, Oct 6, 2010

Working with Layer States in AutoCAD for Mac - layer state operations performed using -LAYER command/(layerstate-xxx) AutoLISP functions, list of available functions, Tom Stoeckel, Without a Net, Oct 18, 2010

AutoCAD for Mac 3D Graphics Performance - compared with Rhino for Mac 3D graphics performance, more expectations from AutoCAD, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 16, 2010

AutoCAD for Mac, AutoCAD with Basic Functionality? - missing features, going for 30 days trial before purchasing is best option, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 18, 2010

AutoCAD 2011 for Mac is Here - similarity/difference from AutoCAD 2011 software, opening/saving DWG files, other FAQs, JTB World Blog, Oct 15, 2010

AutoCAD for Windows on Mac 3D Graphics Performance - using BootCamp is better than running on OSX, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Oct 18, 2010

Five Great Things about AutoCAD for Mac - pressing tab to show/hide all palettes instantly, holding spacebar with left mouse button to pan drawing, field elements customizable inside AttDef dialog box, WorldCAD Access, Oct 18, 2010

Use Gestures to Navigate a Drawing - AutoCAD on Mac, gestures for trackpad/Magic Mouse, YouTube, Oct 6, 2010

What's Missing from AutoCAD MAC? - list of missing key features, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Oct 18, 2010

AutoCAD for Mac Rises from the Ashes of AutoCAD Past (Updated) - available for purchase, enhancements, ViewCube tool, UCS icon, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Oct 15, 2010

AutoCAD for Mac UI Reference - graphic, finder window, drawing area, Viewport label menus, cover flow splitter to adjust preview size, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Oct 16, 2010

AutoCAD for Mac Videos  - new AutoCAD for Mac user interface, preview, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Oct 15, 2010

Gestures and AutoCAD for Mac - using magic mouse/trackpad, selecting object, panning drawing, zooming in/out, Lynn Allen's Blog, Oct 7, 2010

Print a Drawing Layout - AutoCAD for Mac, creating layout displaying 1/more views as specified scale, choosing settings for printer, YouTube, Oct 6, 2010

Create and Edit 2D Objects - AutoCAD for Mac, using mouse/tools in user interface/prompts, YouTube, Oct 6, 2010

The AutoCAD for Mac Interview - on AutoCAD for Mac's completeness, reaching level of AutoCAD for Windows, replacing Flash ActionScript code with HTML5, Deelip Menezes, Deelip.com, Sep 13, 2010

AutoCAD for Mac - comparable to AutoCAD 2011 for Windows, user interface modified to suit platform, omitted layer states, layer filters, Sheet Set Manager, DWF/DGN/PDF underlay support, Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Sep 1, 2010

AutoCAD for Mac OS X - 2D/3D product, support for native creation/editing files in DWG file format, easy collaboration with suppliers/customers/clients/partners, JTB World, Aug 31, 2010

AutoCAD Comes to Mac and Mobile - without AutoCAD for Mac users were running AutoCAD on Mac via Apple Booth Camp, Parallels Desktop, other Windows-emulation programs, AutoCAD WS developed for Apple iOS, free student version of AutoCAD for Mac, Kenneth Wong’s Virtual Desktop, Aug 31, 2010

10 Reasons AutoCAD on a Mac Will Work - Apple's hardware, multi-touch graphic interface, plenty of coverage by press/bloggers, AutoCAD WS for free, Bryan Tanner, Indydrafter, Aug 31, 2010

AutoCAD for Mac and AutoCAD WS for iOS Devices Announced by Autodesk - AutoCAD returning to Mac after 16 years absence, native AutoCAD DWG, using Spotlight, shipping in fall 2010, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Aug 31, 2010

Things Are Getting Better - AutoCAD for Mac Has Arrived - re-birth of AutoCAD on Mac OS X platform, combination of native Mac application and drafting/modeling power of AutoCAD 2011, AutoCAD WS for Mac iOS platforms, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, Aug 31, 2010

Autodesk Slams CAD on the Mac OS X. Plus AutoCAD for iPhone and iPad - AutoCAD for Apple Mac, long speculated, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Aug 30, 2010

 

 
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