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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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  • Have You Tried: AutoCAD Layer States

    Have You Tried: AutoCAD Layer States

    For this installment of our Have You Tried series, let’s take a look at AutoCAD layer states. A layer state is like a snapshot of the existing layers and layer settings at the time the layer state...

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  • Access High-Resolution Aerial and Satellite Imagery in AutoCAD With Plex-Earth 5

    Access High-Resolution Aerial and Satellite Imagery in AutoCAD With Plex-Earth 5

    For years, many people have relied on Plexscape’s Plex-Earth to view Google Earth images in AutoCAD. Now, the company has released an incredible update to the plug-in that includes high-resolution...

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  • AutoCAD vs AutoCAD LT: Learn the Difference and How to Save Time

    AutoCAD vs AutoCAD LT: Learn the Difference and How to Save Time

    What is the difference between AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT? There are two variants of AutoCAD available: AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT. Both run the same core features. However, AutoCAD offers both 2D and 3D...

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  • What’s New in AutoCAD 2022? Increase Accuracy by Automating Counting

    What’s New in AutoCAD 2022? Increase Accuracy by Automating Counting

    Today, automation is crucial to work fast, accurately, and efficiently. AutoCAD 2022 includes the new Count feature to help you quickly and accurately count the instances of objects in a drawing....

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  • What’s New in AutoCAD 2022? Collaborate Securely With Share

    What’s New in AutoCAD 2022? Collaborate Securely With Share

    AutoCAD 2022 enables a connected design experience, which means even more opportunities for close collaboration. Share provides a new way to securely share drawings with your team and colleagues...

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  • Save Time in AutoCAD: Up to 55%* Overall Productivity Gain With the Mechanical Toolset

    Save Time in AutoCAD: Up to 55%* Overall Productivity Gain With the Mechanical Toolset

    Today, 2D CAD is most often used by mechanical engineers to design machines, plan factory layouts, or rework legacy data. And the Mechanical Toolset available in AutoCAD is ready to help save you...

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  • What’s New in AutoCAD 2022? Get Digital Collaboration Across Platforms With Trace

    What’s New in AutoCAD 2022? Get Digital Collaboration Across Platforms With Trace

    Now more than ever, digital collaboration is key to successful project delivery. AutoCAD 2022 makes collaborating on designs easier with Trace. Here’s how you and your team can benefit from this...

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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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