AutoCAD 2014 had some big features like improved Geolocation, improved point cloud support with ReCap and Design Feed. My favorite features by far are the lesser known, everyday productivity enhancements that add up to less tedium and faster designs. Cadalyst Magazine recently published my article on Eleven Efficiency Boos
AutoCAD 2012 introduced a few stellar productivity enhancements - some are well known while others definitely remained under the radar. Adding in an Array option to the COPY command fell under the latter category - but is definitely a powerful tool to be aware of!
If you use 3D - then hopefully you've discovered how easy it is to change viewport configurations, viewing angles and visual styles with the In-canvas viewport controls. If not - check out my video to learn about columns 2 and 3 and you'll be up to speed in no time!
Note: Even if you're just a 2D user - I love using the in-canvas viewport controls to quickly move from one saved view to another...super speedy!
And "yes!" In-canvas viewport controls is a mouthful! We couldn't have come up with a shorter name?
If you are a 3D AutoCAD user - than (please) tell me you have discovered and are using the nifty In-Canvas Viewport Controls! These handy tools make it easy to setup your viewports, switch to a different viiew, viewing angle or visual style. They are basically a one-stop shop for 3D Viewing!
Check out my Cadalyst video - be sure to turn the sound wayyyy up. And if you can't tell what I am whispering at the beginning and the end - I'm saying "Go Broncos!"
After teaching my "60 AutoCAD Tips in 60 Minutes" class at Autodesk University - a friendly attendee reminded me of the popular OOPS command (sorry I didn't catch his name!). The OOPS command was AutoCAD's early attempt at an Undo command - and was a lifesaver (or job saver) in many cases. 30 years later - the OOPS command is still a handy tool to keep in your AutoCAD tool belt.
If you didn't get a chance to go to Autodesk University (or even if you did) you can now access hundreds of the AU 2013 classes. These classes are free (yes...free!) and filled with all types of valuable content regardless of the industry you are in. So be sure to check them out (you most certainly will be glad you did!)
Not everyone can go to Las Vegas to attend AU - but that shouldn't stop you from watching it from the comfort of your office or home! Join us live as we cover some of the key events and classes at Autodesk University 2013. You can even watch my "60 AutoCAD Tips in 60 Minutes" class live!
To ensure you have the best Autodesk University experience possible - be sure to install the AU Mobile App to your tablet or phone. This will make it easy for you to find classes, see what's going on at any given time, and network with your fellow AU attendees.
You can even check-into the app when you attend your classes and chat with fellow students in the same class - awesome!