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  • 4 Steps to Uncover Workflows, Procedures, and What Teams Really Need: AutoCAD Process Assessment – Step Two

    4 Steps to Uncover Workflows, Procedures, and What Teams Really Need: AutoCAD Process Assessment – Step Two

    In part one of our series on conducting a process assessment for AutoCAD, we talked about the importance of beginning with a plan. Central to that plan was none other than defining your...

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  • 4 Steps to Uncover Workflows, Procedures, and What Teams Really Need: AutoCAD Process Assessment – Step One

    4 Steps to Uncover Workflows, Procedures, and What Teams Really Need: AutoCAD Process Assessment – Step One

    Arguably the most significant risk of any CAD manager isn’t what they do know but rather what they don’t know. We can plan and build strategies around what we know, but we can only react to the...

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  • 4 Things You Need to Know About AutoCAD Certification

    4 Things You Need to Know About AutoCAD Certification

    Looking to up-level your skills? Want to advance your career? AutoCAD certification can help! Here are four things you need to know about certification—and some may surprise you. #1: Why...

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  • Have You Tried: Cross-Platform Collaboration Tools

    Have You Tried: Cross-Platform Collaboration Tools

    Let’s talk about collaboration. For the Have You Tried series installment this month, we’ll cover the most efficient ways to use the collaboration tools built into AutoCAD desktop and the AutoCAD...

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  • AutoCAD in an Emergency: Partnering with UN Migration in the Wake of Volcanic Eruption in the DRC

    AutoCAD in an Emergency: Partnering with UN Migration in the Wake of Volcanic Eruption in the DRC

    September 28th is the International Day for Universal Access to Information. To celebrate this day, Autodesk is drawing attention to the ways humanitarian workers create transformative solutions...

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  • Essential Guide to AutoCAD Classes and Events at AU 2021

    Essential Guide to AutoCAD Classes and Events at AU 2021

    It’s almost time! Autodesk University 2021 begins on October 5. It’s a completely free, digital conference—and there’s plenty of awesome AutoCAD sessions and events to attend. Be sure to register...

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  • Have You Tried: Command Preview in AutoCAD

    Have You Tried: Command Preview in AutoCAD

    For this next installment of our Have You Tried series, we have another great time-saver that we are excited to share with you: command preview. Command preview in AutoCAD works on several...

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  • AutoCAD Open Source Project for AutoLISP

    AutoCAD Open Source Project for AutoLISP

    AutoLISP is a dialect of the programming language Lisp built specifically for use with AutoCAD. It is so popular that there are thousands of utilities and applications that have been developed....

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  • Creativity and Career Success: My Life With AutoCAD LT

    Creativity and Career Success: My Life With AutoCAD LT

    For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about bringing ideas to life in new and creative ways. It’s a journey that took me from helping my dad around the house with simple home...

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  • Register Today for Autodesk University 2021 – A Free Digital Conference

    Register Today for Autodesk University 2021 – A Free Digital Conference

    Registration is now officially open for Autodesk University 2021. Kicking off virtually on October 5th, our flagship conference will once again offer the latest and greatest in learnings and...

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  • Have You Tried: AutoCAD Grips – Just Grip It!

    Have You Tried: AutoCAD Grips – Just Grip It!

    We’re very excited for the Have You Tried this month—and we think you will be, too!  This month is all about grips in AutoCAD. Grips are amazing tools that can be used to quickly manipulate...

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  • Beginner’s Guide for CAD Terms – Part Two

    Beginner’s Guide for CAD Terms – Part Two

    When working with AutoCAD, there are certain CAD terms you should know. In this second of the two-part “Beginner’s Guide for CAD Terms” series, we will explore some of the most important...

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  • My Insights: Get Personalized Insights to Maximize Productivity in AutoCAD

    My Insights: Get Personalized Insights to Maximize Productivity in AutoCAD

    Launching today with AutoCAD 2022.1, you get access to My Insights in AutoCAD. My Insights strengthens the partnership between technology and designers to drive better outcomes, faster. It is an...

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  • AutoCAD 2022.1 and AutoCAD LT 2022.1 Update Now Available

    AutoCAD 2022.1 and AutoCAD LT 2022.1 Update Now Available

    The AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2022.1 update provides users robust integrations with other Autodesk products and faster performance. Here is what you need to know about the new update to the AutoCAD...

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  • Have You Tried: Associated Dimensions in AutoCAD

    Have You Tried: Associated Dimensions in AutoCAD

    For the latest in our Have You Tried series, we’re going to look at associated dimensions in AutoCAD. Having dimensions associated to the geometry they measure can help keep the dimensions updated...

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  • Beginner’s Guide for CAD Terms – Part One

    Beginner’s Guide for CAD Terms – Part One

    Getting started with AutoCAD? Then let’s start at the very beginning! The “Beginner’s Guide for CAD Terms” covers some of the basics to help get you going. In this first installment of a two-part...

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  • Easily Access Drawing Content: How to Use DesignCenter in AutoCAD

    Easily Access Drawing Content: How to Use DesignCenter in AutoCAD

    Anyone who’s worked with AutoCAD for any amount of time has no doubt needed to get things like blocks, layers, styles, etc. from a different drawing. You’ve probably opened the file with the...

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  • Have You Tried: Streamline Tasks With Scripts in AutoCAD

    Have You Tried: Streamline Tasks With Scripts in AutoCAD

    This month’s article for the Have You Tried series focuses on a productivity enhancing technique in AutoCAD: creating scripts. Scripts in AutoCAD can automate repetitive tasks and improving...

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  • Have You Tried: Calculate Area and Measure Distance in AutoCAD

    Have You Tried: Calculate Area and Measure Distance in AutoCAD

    For this installment of the Have You Tried series, let’s look at some of the area and measure tools AutoCAD provides for quick and accurate measurements of distances, areas, lengths, angles, and...

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  • How to Customize the Quick Access Toolbar in AutoCAD LT

    How to Customize the Quick Access Toolbar in AutoCAD LT

    In the previous post of our series on customization of AutoCAD LT, I mentioned the nuances of customizing the Quick Access Toolbar. In particular, how it works in relation to workspaces. We’ll get...

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