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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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  • Free Webinars to Learn About Specialized Toolsets

    Free Webinars to Learn About Specialized Toolsets

    Seven specialized toolsets included with your AutoCAD subscription offer a world of time savings and new ways to automate your work. Recent studies show an average productivity gain of up to 63%*...

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  • New Integrations Improve AutoCAD and AEC Workflows

    New Integrations Improve AutoCAD and AEC Workflows

    We are excited to share that within Autodesk, we are improving the AutoCAD and AEC workflows. Available now, in the Autodesk App Store, the Autodesk Docs Extension for AutoCAD plugin allows you to...

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  • All About AutoCAD at AU 2020

    All About AutoCAD at AU 2020

    It’s that time of year. Autodesk University starts this week, and we are looking forward to joining everyone who has already registered for the first, global digital event. And don’t worry if you...

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  • Quickly Change and Modify AutoCAD Block Attributes With Export and Import: Tuesday Tips With Brandon

    Quickly Change and Modify AutoCAD Block Attributes With Export and Import: Tuesday Tips With Brandon

    I have often been asked if it is possible to make changes to large quantities of blocks at one time or to export their attributes in some way out of AutoCAD. The answer lies within the Export and...

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  • Have You Tried: Design Your Own Ribbon in AutoCAD

    Have You Tried: Design Your Own Ribbon in AutoCAD

    Maybe you have a co-worker that created a custom ribbon panel with all their favorite commands and thought to yourself, “Wow, that’s handy.” Here’s how you can have one, too! Our latest Have You...

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  • Not-to-Miss AutoCAD Classes and Events at AU 2020

    Not-to-Miss AutoCAD Classes and Events at AU 2020

    Autodesk University 2020 is just around the corner, running November 17-20. As the first global, digital AU, there are so many opportunities to take part in both live and on-demand AutoCAD classes...

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  • AutoLISP to Automate Your Tasks: Part 3 – Advanced

    AutoLISP to Automate Your Tasks: Part 3 – Advanced

    In the first two parts of our series, we’ve looked at the skills you’ll need to be get started using AutoLISP as a beginner and what will elevate you to a higher, intermediate level. In this post,...

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  • Find and Replace in AutoCAD: Tuesday Tips With Brandon

    Find and Replace in AutoCAD: Tuesday Tips With Brandon

    In today’s article I have another time saving and underutilized feature within AutoCAD that I’m excited to share with you. AutoCAD actually has quite a few features—just like word processing...

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  • AutoLISP to Automate Your Tasks: Part 2 – Intermediate

    AutoLISP to Automate Your Tasks: Part 2 – Intermediate

    In part one of our series, we talked about some of the basics you should know when beginning with AutoLISP and what kinds of things you can automate with that knowledge. Today’s post assumes...

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  • Have You Tried: Create a Stretchable Dynamic Block

    Have You Tried: Create a Stretchable Dynamic Block

    For this month’s Have You Tried, we’re going to take you step-by-step in order to create a stretchable dynamic block.  To start with, we’ll go over: Creating a block Making it stretchable by...

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  • Attend Autodesk University 2020 for Free – Registration Now Open

    Attend Autodesk University 2020 for Free – Registration Now Open

    Instead of traveling to Las Vegas for Autodesk University 2020, AU 2020 is coming directly to you as a global, digital conference. The best part? It’s completely free. (Hey, at least there is one...

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  • AutoLISP to Automate Your Tasks: Part 1 – Beginner

    AutoLISP to Automate Your Tasks: Part 1 – Beginner

    I’ll admit it. I just love AutoLISP, and I consider it my “home” language. But I also understand that my love of the language isn’t universal. You may not consider yourself a programmer, or it...

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  • AutoCAD Offset Options: Tuesday Tips With Frank

    AutoCAD Offset Options: Tuesday Tips With Frank

    The AutoCAD OFFSET command has been around for a long time. No doubt, you’re familiar with two tried-and-true methods of creating a new entity with Offset. You can select a through point or...

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