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  • What’s New in AutoCAD 2022? Efficient Workflows Within the Autodesk Ecosystem

    What’s New in AutoCAD 2022? Efficient Workflows Within the Autodesk Ecosystem

    AutoCAD is a central CAD software across industries. With AutoCAD 2022, you get new capabilities that improve workflows across AutoCAD and other Autodesk products that deliver more access,...

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  • Save Time in AutoCAD With the Architecture, Raster Design, and MEP Toolsets

    Save Time in AutoCAD With the Architecture, Raster Design, and MEP Toolsets

    With every subscription to AutoCAD, you get access to industry-specific specialized toolsets that allow you to be more productive and save time. How much time do they save, and how exactly do they...

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  • What’s New in AutoCAD 2022? Do More with New Specialized Toolsets Updates

    What’s New in AutoCAD 2022? Do More with New Specialized Toolsets Updates

    Every subscription to AutoCAD 2022 gives you access to seven industry-specific toolsets that automate tasks and save you valuable time. You get both innovative new features, as well as...

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  • Get to Know AutoCAD 2022 – The Connected Design Experience

    Get to Know AutoCAD 2022 – The Connected Design Experience

    AutoCAD 2022 drives design forward with connected workflows and automations that let you focus on what matters most: creating great designs. Packed full of value, AutoCAD including specialized...

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  • Introducing AutoCAD 2022 for Mac: Check Out How You Can Work More Efficiently

    Introducing AutoCAD 2022 for Mac: Check Out How You Can Work More Efficiently

    We are excited to share that AutoCAD 2022 for Mac and AutoCAD 2022 LT for Mac are now available and offer new ways to save time and improve the way you work through a connected design experience....

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  • Save Time in AutoCAD: Up to 95% Overall Productivity Gain* With the Electrical Toolset

    Save Time in AutoCAD: Up to 95% Overall Productivity Gain* With the Electrical Toolset

    Work with electrical in AutoCAD? Want to save time in AutoCAD? If you’re not using the electrical toolset, you could be missing out on some incredible time-savings. Best part is it’s right at your...

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  • How to Customize Workspaces in AutoCAD LT

    How to Customize Workspaces in AutoCAD LT

    Workspaces are often overlooked in AutoCAD LT. There’s only one by default, which is Drafting & Annotation. Today, we’re going to look at customizing the user interface and saving those changes as...

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  • How to Work With Blocks in AutoCAD

    How to Work With Blocks in AutoCAD

    Blocks are—quite literally—the building blocks of AutoCAD. Recently, Sheen In Liew and Sophia Lee of the AutoCAD team hosted an in-depth webinar to help you learn how to work with blocks in...

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  • Tips to Customize the Ribbon in AutoCAD LT

    Tips to Customize the Ribbon in AutoCAD LT

    There’s a long-held misconception that you can’t customize AutoCAD LT. Most likely, this is due to AutoCAD LT not supporting API’s. So, no—you can’t customize it with AutoLISP, .NET, or...

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  • Top AutoCAD Classes Online From AU 2020

    Top AutoCAD Classes Online From AU 2020

    Last November, Autodesk debuted the first global, all-digital Autodesk University 2020. With keynotes and sessions online, anyone could attend and more than 100,000 did just that. And you can...

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  • How to Use Metric and Imperial in AutoCAD

    How to Use Metric and Imperial in AutoCAD

    Metric vs. Imperial. Which side are you on? The United States is one of the very few countries in the world to use the imperial system, while everywhere else in the world uses the metric system....

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  • Now Available: New Cloud Storage and Collaboration With AutoCAD Web App and Autodesk Drive

    Now Available: New Cloud Storage and Collaboration With AutoCAD Web App and Autodesk Drive

    More and more often, teams are working remotely and collaborating in the cloud. We are excited to share that cloud-based storage solution Autodesk Drive is now available in the AutoCAD web app....

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  • How to Create Isometric Drawings in AutoCAD

    How to Create Isometric Drawings in AutoCAD

    It seems to have become a 3D world out there—model this, BIM that—but make no mistake, there’s still a need for old fashioned 2D drafting too. And, of course, the end goal of whichever method you...

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  • How to Use Frames in AutoCAD: Tuesday Tips With Frank

    How to Use Frames in AutoCAD: Tuesday Tips With Frank

    Attaching raster image files as underlays has become quite common in modern CAD departments. In fact, I’ve seen entire sheets of a document set as nothing but attached underlays with the...

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  • 5 Key Takeaways From the CAD Manager Roundtable at AU 2020

    5 Key Takeaways From the CAD Manager Roundtable at AU 2020

    2020 was an unprecedented year for all of us. For the new CAD Manager Wishlist: The 2020 Hindsight Edition at the first digital Autodesk University 2020, Christie McAllister from Autodesk, Jisell...

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  • Have You Tried: Coordinate Entry With Dynamic Input

    Have You Tried: Coordinate Entry With Dynamic Input

    In the Have You Tried for this month, we cover coordinate entry specifically using Dynamic Input.  Coordinates are one of the fundamental pieces of information required by most commands in AutoCAD...

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  • Collaborate With Shared Views in AutoCAD

    Collaborate With Shared Views in AutoCAD

    To say our way of working over the past year has changed is quite an understatement. Many of us began and are still working from home, which presents its own set of challenges. With it, some...

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  • Work How You Want: AutoCAD Web App is Now Available in 14 Languages

    Work How You Want: AutoCAD Web App is Now Available in 14 Languages

    The importance of working where and how you want is paramount. You now have more choice in the way you work with the AutoCAD web app available in the same 14 languages as AutoCAD: English, Czech,...

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  • How to Use the XClip Command for Clipping Boundaries With Xrefs and Blocks: Tuesday Tips With Brandon

    How to Use the XClip Command for Clipping Boundaries With Xrefs and Blocks: Tuesday Tips With Brandon

    This week I’m excited to share another time saving and helpful tip with all of you. Today, we’re going to look at the XClip command within AutoCAD. The XClip command allows us to clip/crop an...

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  • Have You Tried: Working With Templates in AutoCAD

    Have You Tried: Working With Templates in AutoCAD

    Have you ever wanted to create a new drawing and have all your text styles, dimension styles, layers, units, and other drawing settings already setup and ready to go? Templates in AutoCAD can help...

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