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Bentley's GenerativeComponents Helps Architects Push the Limits of Building Design   15 Nov, 2012

Be Inspired Awards finalists incorporate complex curtain walls and swooping ceiling forms that are made easier thanks to the software. More>>

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Are You an AutoCAD Expert?   13 Nov, 2012

If you think you are an AutoCAD expert, you might want to turn off some of the annoying prompts that can come between you and your designs. Join Lynn Allen as she takes you through the Expert system variable and shows you how to turn off those bubbles that appear in the AutoCAD tray.More>>

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Customization Options Expand for AutoCAD WS   1 Nov, 2012

Autodesk releases new API that enables users to open the CAD drawing editor from a mobile application.More>>

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Seek and Ye Shall Find: Quickly Locate AutoCAD Files That Contain Specific Entities    25 Oct, 2012

Learning Curve tutorial: AutoLISP routine makes short work of an otherwise arduous task. More>>

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Set and Save your AutoCAD System Variables   23 Oct, 2012

Because there are so many system variables in AutoCAD, it's easy to get them confused. The Express Tool SYSVDLG makes quick work of setting up your system variables and saving them to a file for speedy recovery down the line!More>>

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The Community Contributes to Better Architecture and Engineering   18 Oct, 2012

OpeningDesign and the Open AEC Challenge seek to end isolation and promote collaboration among designers.More>>

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Quickly Add Additional AutoCAD Objects with the Same Properties and Settings   9 Oct, 2012

Let’s say you’re working on an older drawing, and you need to add in a few additional objects. You might not remember the layer, linetype, scale, etc. of the object — but with Add Selected, there is no need to remember! Simply select the object you’d like to reproduce, and AutoCAD will do...More>>

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HP and Autodesk Move AEC Workflows to the Cloud   4 Oct, 2012

Two industry insiders provide perspectives about hardware and software solutions that are changing the way professionals work.More>>

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Change the F1 Key to Escape in AutoCAD   25 Sep, 2012

We’ve all done it while working in AutoCAD — reached for the Escape key and pressed the F1 key by accident, that is. It's so frustrating to be faced with the unwelcome Help function! Follow Lynn Allen’s latest tip, and this will never happen to you again.More>>

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Vectorworks Updates CAD/BIM Product Line   19 Sep, 2012

Version 2013 of the company’s design software portfolio improves 3D modeling, rendering, interoperability, BIM workflows, and overall performance. More>>