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  • Ten Critical Questions to Ask Before Your Next AutoCAD Upgrade

    Ten Critical Questions to Ask Before Your Next AutoCAD Upgrade

    Historically, Autodesk releases a new version of AutoCAD each year and an update in between. Depending on your firm’s size, its number of offices, and other firm-specific factors, you’ll likely...

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  • Have You Tried: Putting the Action Into Macros

    Have You Tried: Putting the Action Into Macros

    We have an amazing time-saver for you this month: action macros. If you use AutoCAD commands and system variables, you can record action macros. And the best part about using action macros is...

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

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

    Now, we’ve reached our last installment of a four-part series on conducting a process assessment of AutoCAD workflows and procedures. Finally, after bringing structure to a disorganized mountain...

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

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

    If you’re just joining us, this post is part three of a four-part series on conducting a process assessment of AutoCAD workflows and procedures. Recapping what we’ve discussed so far, part one of...

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  • Register Now: Live Webinar on What’s New in AutoCAD 2022

    Register Now: Live Webinar on What’s New in AutoCAD 2022

    UPDATE: If you missed the live event, never fear! You can still see the entire on-demand webinar. Join our upcoming live webinar to discover all the benefits of AutoCAD 2022! Jaclyn Dab and...

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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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