2D Drafting / General-Purpose CAD
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Turn Your AutoCAD Objects Invisible   11 Mar, 2013

For years, we've used layers to control the visibility of objects in AutoCAD — but that approach can be very tedious. Why not use object isolation to simply select those objects you wish to make invisible? Join Autodesk Evangelist Lynn Allen as she shows you the ins and outs of object isolation!More>>

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Select Similar Objects in AutoCAD at Lightning Speed   26 Feb, 2013

AutoCAD 2011 added the SelectSimilar command, which is a great feature for grabbing like objects quickly and easily. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you all the ins and outs of the command — including how to customize it to get the results you're after! More>>

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Understanding AutoCAD Mechanical Object Snap Settings   13 Feb, 2013

IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Do you ever feel like your object snaps are possessed? If you are experiencing odd behavior while using them, this tip can help.More>>

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Add Transparency to Your AutoCAD Drawings   12 Feb, 2013

Have you ever wished you could see through a solid fill to the objects beneath? Transparency will let you do just that, like magic — and it can add a professional edge to your drawings, too. Join Autodesk Evangelist Lynn Allen as she takes you through the ins and outs of transparency. (Available...More>>

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Project Chronicle: Create Video Tutorials With a Twist   22 Jan, 2013

CAD Manager’s Toolbox: Free utility from Autodesk Research records CAD workflows and makes them easy to share online. More>>

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Combine Multiple AutoCAD Layers into One   22 Jan, 2013

Have you ever wanted to combine many layers into just one? LayMrg to the rescue! This handy command even deletes the empty layers when it's finished. Join Lynn Allen and check it out!More>>

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Mouse Wheel Tips for AutoCAD Users   8 Jan, 2013

You use the wheel on your mouse all the time for panning and zooming — but do you know everything you can do with the mouse wheel? Join Lynn as she shares a myriad of mouse wheel tips that will put you on the road to instant productivity!More>>

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Autodesk Bestows Expert Elite Status on Cadalyst Contributing Editor   2 Jan, 2013

R.K. McSwain, who shares his expertise with other Autodesk software users via online forums, receives newly created honor.More>>

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Autodesk and the Cloud, Part 2: Fusion 360 Will Deliver Professional-Level CAD on the Cloud   13 Dec, 2012

Coming next year, the pay-as-you-go service will offer full-fledged 3D mechanical design via any web browser. More>>

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AutoCAD Copy and Paste Tips   11 Dec, 2012

You may think you’re an expert at copying and pasting in AutoCAD, but join Lynn Allen as she shares a couple of tips you might not know about!More>>