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  • Have You Tried: Faster Zooming and Panning in AutoCAD

    Have You Tried: Faster Zooming and Panning in AutoCAD

    Because you frequently zoom and pan when working in drawings, it’s important to be as efficient as possible with these operations. Even small improvements add up over time. There are also some...

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  • App Helps You Set Your Boundaries in AutoCAD

    App Helps You Set Your Boundaries in AutoCAD

    We all need to set boundaries in one way or another. But, in AutoCAD, that is especially true. With the TotalBoundary (Pro) plugin available on the Autodesk App Store, you can quickly and easily...

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  • Always Know Your Way With Dynamic North Arrows: Tuesday Tips With Brandon

    Always Know Your Way With Dynamic North Arrows: Tuesday Tips With Brandon

    In today’s tip, I wanted to talk about one of my favorite features in the Map 3D toolset that is available with your AutoCAD subscription. One great benefit to the newer subscription model of...

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  • AutoCAD 2020.1 and AutoCAD LT 2020.1 Update Now Available

    AutoCAD 2020.1 and AutoCAD LT 2020.1 Update Now Available

    The AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2020.1 update offers new software enhancements and tools to simplify your workflows and improve productivity. Here’s what you need to know about the first update to...

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  • Divide and Measure in AutoCAD: Tuesday Tips With Frank

    Divide and Measure in AutoCAD: Tuesday Tips With Frank

    AutoCAD has several commands that I like to refer to as “kissing cousins”. No, I’m not talking about the Elvis movie from the early 60’s*, but instead what can be defined as “something that is of...

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  • How to Create and Load a Startup LISP Routine

    How to Create and Load a Startup LISP Routine

    As I started to use AutoCAD day in and day out (many years ago, wink), I found that sometimes I would run commands or set system or drawing variables many times throughout the day. Let’s take a...

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  • How to Fix Problematic Drawings and Crashes: Tuesday Tips With Frank

    How to Fix Problematic Drawings and Crashes: Tuesday Tips With Frank

    Wouldn’t it be nice if everything in life was always rainbows and unicorns? Sometimes though, things just go south on you, typically at the worst possible time. So, our scenario is this: It’s...

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  • Best of AU Videos: Tips for Tool Palettes and CAD Standards

    Best of AU Videos: Tips for Tool Palettes and CAD Standards

    CAD standards are imperative for any CAD manager to not only implement, but also ensure are followed throughout the drawing team. Of course, that’s always easier said than done. Never...

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  • The FILTER Command in AutoCAD: Tuesday Tips With Frank

    The FILTER Command in AutoCAD: Tuesday Tips With Frank

    Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you how much I love Quick Select. Hopefully you’re aware of it too, as it’s one of the more common AutoCAD tips you’ll find. However, it does have a...

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  • LISP Utility Helps Georeferencing Raster Images in AutoCAD

    LISP Utility Helps Georeferencing Raster Images in AutoCAD

    Asking yourself “Where in the world?” when it comes to raster images? Developer CAD Studio has created an easy way for georeferencing raster images in AutoCAD. GeoRefImg is a LISP utility for...

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  • Have You Tried: Work with AutoCAD Anywhere Using the AutoCAD Web App

    Have You Tried: Work with AutoCAD Anywhere Using the AutoCAD Web App

    Have you ever wanted to work in AutoCAD on any computer without having the software installed or maybe you wanted to pull up a drawing during a design review meeting, but didn’t have your work...

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  • Introducing AutoCAD 2020 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2020 for Mac

    Introducing AutoCAD 2020 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2020 for Mac

    Starting today, AutoCAD 2020 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2020 for Mac are available to customers. We’re excited to bring you new features and enhancements that help you draft, design, and make...

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  • Keyboard Tricks for AutoCAD: Tuesday Tips With Frank

    Keyboard Tricks for AutoCAD: Tuesday Tips With Frank

    They say that a good magician never reveals their tricks. It’s kind of an unwritten rule in the magic community. The good news here is, I’m not a magician, I’m just a CAD guy, and I actually love...

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  • Designing Inside and Out with AutoCAD LT: Landscapes, Interiors, and Woodworking

    Designing Inside and Out with AutoCAD LT: Landscapes, Interiors, and Woodworking

    What does a Canadian interior designer, a California-based landscape designer, and a woodworker in North Carolina have in common? It’s AutoCAD LT. Read on to see how AutoCAD LT makes a difference...

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  • Why You Should BURST Your EXPLODE Bubble: Tuesday Tips With Brandon

    Why You Should BURST Your EXPLODE Bubble: Tuesday Tips With Brandon

    For today’s tip, I want to talk about the BURST command (Express Tool) in AutoCAD and go over the advantages and use cases that I think many of you could benefit from. I feel like many AutoCAD...

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  • Best of AU Videos: Tips to Clean Up Drawings in AutoCAD

    Best of AU Videos: Tips to Clean Up Drawings in AutoCAD

    Many AutoCAD devotees excitedly anticipate KaDe King’s great sessions at Autodesk University. Luckily, you can tap into her knowledge and insights from the comfort of your own home, office, or...

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  • Have You Tried: Status Bar in AutoCAD

    Have You Tried: Status Bar in AutoCAD

    The status bar in AutoCAD is one of those areas in the application window that everyone uses, but might not fully understand or get the most out of it. For example, did you know it can be...

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  • Cool AutoCAD Grip Tips

    Cool AutoCAD Grip Tips

    Working throughout the day, I am constantly doing little things that save me lots of time. In this post, let’s look at a handful of grip tips that save me a lot of time and I use every day....

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  • Construction Line in AutoCAD: Tuesday Tips With Frank

    Construction Line in AutoCAD: Tuesday Tips With Frank

    During a recent training session, I found myself explaining to a student that sometimes you might need to apply board drafting techniques during your work. Now don’t get me wrong, AutoCAD has so...

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  • Free Scatter App for AutoCAD

    Free Scatter App for AutoCAD

    The Autodesk App Store includes a variety of apps for AutoCAD that can make your life a little easier or even broaden your use of the software. The free Scatter app does both by using a random...

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