2D Drafting / General-Purpose CAD
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Right-Click Customization in AutoCAD   22 Apr, 2013

You can navigate through commands twice as fast if you modify your right-click customization options — and who doesn’t want to go twice as fast? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to set up the right button on your mouse to execute an Enter or access the shortcut menus, depending on how long...More>>

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Pillar of the CAD Community   11 Apr, 2013

Cadalyst's CAD Tips are made possible through the efforts of many readers — and one very hard-working reviewer, Brian Benton. More>>

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Time-Saving AutoCAD Hatch Tips   9 Apr, 2013

Are you making the most of AutoCAD's hatch tools? Lynn Allen takes you through some valuable hatching tips that are sure to shave some time off of this common process!More>>

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Customize AutoCAD through Programming   28 Mar, 2013

Learn how to search for text and modify layers with Visual Studio.NET.More>>

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Autodesk Provides Preview of 2014 Product Family   26 Mar, 2013

Forthcoming software suites feature new tools for managing infrastructure planning and reality-capture data.More>>

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Display Annotations in AutoCAD Drawings   26 Mar, 2013

We almost always want our text, dimensions, leaders, etc. to be on the top of the display order, while we want our crosshatching to be in the back. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you the fastest way to ensure your annotations and hatches are always displayed correctly.More>>

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Get a Grip on Array Editing   12 Mar, 2013

Circles and Lines Tutorial: In AutoCAD 2013, new dynamic grips and polar and path array tools make it even easier to manage arrays. More>>

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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>>