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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 …

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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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8 Frequent Issues when installing Autodesk Products

In AutoCAD, Featured, Revit by Mark

Installing a software seems easy these days. Just by clicking next on installation wizard apparently will get the job done. But it’s not always like that. Many times the installation failed. We need to know what is the problem and what is the workaround. If you don’t know what’s the problem, you may not be able to install it even you have tried …

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Selection Highlighting in AutoCAD 2016

In AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT, Autodesk, Features and Functionality, Selection by Mark

With hardware acceleration turned on in AutoCAD 2016, you can customize the selection effect color by clicking on the Selection Effect Color drop-down list on the Selection tab of the Options dialog box. View this and other drawing and editing enhancements in the demo video. The post Selection Highlighting in AutoCAD 2016 appeared first on AutoCAD Blog. Source: AutoDesk – …

Recreating the AutoCAD Classic Workspace in AutoCAD 2015 & 2016

In AutoCAD, AutoCAD 2015, AutoCAD 2016, AutoCAD Classic, CUI, Customization, Videos, Workspaces by Mark

Despite several improvements to the Ribbon interface over the years, many AutoCAD users still prefer the AutoCAD Classic workspace featuring menus and toolbars.Since introducing the Ribbon interface in AutoCAD 2009, Autodesk has been nice enough to provide a classic interface to aid users transitioning from the old interface. The menu and toolbar-based AutoCAD Classic Workspace was included with the 2009-2014 versions …

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XRef Enhancements in AutoCAD 2016

In AutoCAD, AutoCAD 2016, AutoCAD LT, External References, Features and Functionality, Xref by Mark

In AutoCAD 2016 you can now control the display of layers for objects in xref drawings that were not set to “ByLayer,” for layer property updates in the host drawing. A new system variable, XREFOVERRIDE, enables you to control the display of the xref layers: set XREFOVERRIDE=1, and the xref objects will behave as if their properties were set to …

What’s New in AutoCAD?

In AutoCAD, AutoCAD 2016, AutoCAD LT, Features and Functionality, Preview Guide, Resource by Mark

As the AutoCAD Technical Marketing Manager at Autodesk, one of my responsibilities is to create an AutoCAD Preview Guide describing the new and enhanced features in the latest release of AutoCAD. Each Preview Guide is typically 40-50 pages long but don’t let that deter you from reading them. They include many images to help illustrate the changes to AutoCAD. The Preview Guides …

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AutoCAD LT is not just AutoCAD without 3D!

In AutoCAD, AutoCAD LT by Mark

Many people think that AutoCAD LT is just an AutoCAD without 3D compatibilities. The truth is there are many capabilities are stripped out from AutoCAD, not just 3D capabilities. I see many customers purchase AutoCAD LT and disappointed that there are many other things are missing. AutoCAD desktop subscription is US$ 1680 and AutoCAD LT desktop subscription is US$ 360 …