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Make Your Own Commands In AutoCAD

In AutoCAD Tips, command alias, macro, pgp by Mark

While nearly all AutoCAD functions are easily accessible by mouse, a lot of people prefer using keyboard commands as they find them quicker. Unfortunately most keyboard commands are quite long and / or not that memorable. You can however create shortcuts for commands like AS for Add Selected, SS for Select Similar or any other command you use frequently. We …

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Autodesk Software shortcuts lists

In AutoCAD Tips, Inventor, Revit Tips by Mark

I always love using keyboard shortcuts. Since the first time I use Windows, I always learn how to use shortcuts on my software. It saves a lot of time. There are common shortcut keys like ctrl+P to print your file. It works on all Windows software. But there are also specific shortcut keys that you can only use in your CAD …

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Explore the AutoCAD Guided Tour

In Features and Functionality by Mark

Check out the AutoCAD Guided Tour to learn more about what AutoCAD 2016 has to offer. Explore features, interact with 2D drawings and 3D models, and view demo and tutorial videos. To get started, choose a feature from the 2D or 3D menu in the top left corner. A vertical submenu within each feature section will provide more navigational options. …

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Bring Back Dialog Boxes with Classic AutoCAD Commands

In AutoCAD, Classic Commands, Dialog boxes, Features and Functionality, Xref by Mark

Are there any commands or an interface you wish you could still access in AutoCAD? Every year a new AutoCAD product launches, and with it there are new features and commands. In AutoCAD 2009, for example, the Ribbon dramatically changed the user interface—and changed several command dialog boxes into palettes. What if you liked the dialog boxes instead of palettes? Well, good news! You …

Experiencing the Best of Autodesk University 2015 from your Desk

In AU 2015, Autodesk U, Autodesk University, Webcast by Mark

We’re less than a week from Autodesk University 2015. This final week is the point where those lucky enough to have a ticket to Vegas are bated in excitement and those without – well perhaps next year? Although there’s certainly nothing like attending Autodesk University in person, not having a ticket to Vegas doesn’t mean you have to completely miss out on …

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AutoCAD 2016 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2016 for Mac Now Available

In AutoCAD, AutoCAD 2016, AutoCAD for Mac, AutoCAD LT, AutoCAD LT for Mac, Features and Functionality, News by Mark

Autodesk today announced the availability of Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2016 for Mac® and Autodesk® AutoCAD LT® 2016 for Mac®.  The latest release includes key enhancements to create a more “Mac-native” environment for users, including a specialized Mac interface and Mac-specific features.  Users will also have full compatibility with the Windows version of AutoCAD and can store and exchange design data with …

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15 Ways to Access AutoCAD commands

In commands, Interface, ribbon, toolbars by Mark

This is a guest post by AutoCAD expert Edwin Prakoso. You can find this and other AutoCAD tips on his website here. Edwin Prakoso works as an Application Engineer in Jakarta, Indonesia. He’s been using AutoCAD since R14 and Revit since Revit Building 9. He occasionally writes for AUGIWorld magazine and is also active in the Autodesk discussion forum. He’s an Autodesk Expert Elite, certified as Revit …