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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 …

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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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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 – …

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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 …