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AutoCAD Gets First Update of the Post-Perpetual Era Article
AutoCAD Gets First Update of the Post-Perpetual Era   13 Oct, 2016

Autodesk claims that smaller, more frequent updates to its software will reduce training time and improve the user experience.More>>

The Fastest Way to Draw a Square in AutoCAD Video
The Fastest Way to Draw a Square in AutoCAD   10 Oct, 2016

You likely already know how to draw polygons — but have you used the powerful (and speedy) Edge option? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you the fastest way to draw a square in AutoCAD, and demonstrates just how easy it is to draw polygons using Edge.More>>

Bentley Systems Pursues Autodesk Customers with License Trade-In Offer Article
Bentley Systems Pursues Autodesk Customers with License Trade-In Offer   29 Sep, 2016

To entice CAD users who prefer perpetual licenses, the infrastructure solutions provider touts promotion that lowers the costs of conversion — and draws ire from Autodesk in the process. More>>

Protect Your AutoCAD System Variables Video
Protect Your AutoCAD System Variables   26 Sep, 2016

We all have our favorite system variables, along with their preferred settings in AutoCAD. Have you ever run an AutoLISP routine that changed a system variable without your knowledge? System Variable Monitor to the rescue! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to protect your valuable system...More>>

SOLIDWORKS 2017 Introduces New Modeling Tools, Licensing Options Article
SOLIDWORKS 2017 Introduces New Modeling Tools, Licensing Options   23 Sep, 2016

With the new release, Dassault Systèmes continues its promotion of model-based design, adds a PCB solution, and offers term licenses. More>>

Autodesk Gets Serious about Manufacturing Article
Autodesk Gets Serious about Manufacturing   17 Sep, 2016

Additive and subtractive manufacturing solutions developed by Autodesk and others form portfolio for machining, simulation, 3D printing, and more.More>>

Configure AutoCAD Electrical 2017 Databases for Use with Microsoft SQL Article
Configure AutoCAD Electrical 2017 Databases for Use with Microsoft SQL   15 Sep, 2016

IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Follow these simple steps for quick configuration.More>>

Override XREF Objects That Are Not Set to BYLAYER Video
Override XREF Objects That Are Not Set to BYLAYER   12 Sep, 2016

Have you ever tried to change the properties of an object within an external reference that is not set to BYLAYER? If so, you know that just doesn’t work! In this video tip, Lynn Allen shows you how the XREFOVERRIDE system variable can come to your rescue.More>>

Bentley Site Design Software Speeds Completion of World’s Largest Yogurt Plant Article
Bentley Site Design Software Speeds Completion of World’s Largest Yogurt Plant   1 Sep, 2016

SITEOPS software helps design 200-acre site to facilitate delivery of a 1-million-square-foot project within tight time constraints.More>>

Style Library Manager Migration Fixes for Inventor 2016 Article
Style Library Manager Migration Fixes for Inventor 2016   31 Aug, 2016

IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: When using the Style Library Manager to migrate a previous version style library to Autodesk Inventor 2016, the resulting migrated Style Library will be set to Read-Only, preventing the copy of styles across two different libraries. This tutorial discusses two solutions.More>>


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Lynn Allen

In her easy-to-follow, friendly style, long-time Cadalyst contributing editor and Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen guides you through a new feature or time-saving trick in every episode of her popular AutoCAD video tips. Subscribe to the free Cadalyst Video Picks newsletter and we'll notify you every time a new video tip is published. All exclusively from Cadalyst!

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