2D Drafting / General-Purpose CAD
The Wide World of DWG-Compatible CAD Software Article
The Wide World of DWG-Compatible CAD Software   16 Mar, 2016

Cadalyst Labs Report: When it comes to 2D drafting, the market has moved far beyond copycats and knockoffs. Today, it offers a variety of mature, thoughtfully designed applications at budget-conscious prices.More>>

Round ‘Em Up with the AutoCAD Lasso Video
Round 'Em Up with the AutoCAD Lasso   14 Mar, 2016

If you find yourself using multiple selection sets to get the objects you need, then the Lasso — introduced in AutoCAD 2015 — could be just what you need! Join Autodesk Evangelist Lynn Allen as she shows you how to save valuable drawing time with this easy-to-use, yet powerful object selection...More>>

District Court Awards Judgment to ITC in Case Against Suzhou Gstarsoft Article
District Court Awards Judgment to ITC in Case Against Suzhou Gstarsoft   29 Feb, 2016

The IntelliCAD Technology Consortium (ITC) reported today that it has been awarded a judgment against former ITC member Suzhou Gstarsoft, the developer of GstarCAD, in a dispute over the use of ITC source code.More>>

Automatic Wire Sequencing in AutoCAD Electrical Article
Automatic Wire Sequencing in AutoCAD Electrical   25 Feb, 2016

IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Manually creating a report to designate the exact sequence for connecting wires and pins takes extra time, which is always in short supply. Fortunately, AutoCAD Electrical software can perform these tasks automatically.More>>

Square Off Corners in AutoCAD Video
Square Off Corners in AutoCAD   23 Feb, 2016

There are many different ways to square off corners inside AutoCAD. In this video tip from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you’ll learn the speediest way possible!More>>

Automatically Repeat Commands in AutoCAD Video
Automatically Repeat Commands in AutoCAD   8 Feb, 2016

Sometimes we want to repeat an AutoCAD command many times, but we don’t want to waste time (and an extra step) by pressing Enter to do so. In these situations, the Multiple command comes to the rescue! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how Multiple can be used to repeat a command over and over —...More>>

Automotive Parts Designer Changes Gears with Integrated Manufacturing Solution Article
Automotive Parts Designer Changes Gears with Integrated Manufacturing Solution   4 Feb, 2016

Bear’s Performance improves inter-departmental collaboration by replacing separate CAD and CAM software packages with TopSolid, a product data management (PDM)-based solution.More>>

Drawing at an Angle in AutoCAD? Rotate the UCS! (Lynn Allen/Cadalyst Magazine) Video
Drawing at an Angle in AutoCAD? Rotate the UCS!   24 Jan, 2016

If you’ve ever worked on an AutoCAD drawing that was rotated — and you had to figure out all the angles and reference points — then you’ll love this tip. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to save time (and your neck!) by rotating the User Coordinate System (UCS).More>>

Add Your Own Panel to the AutoCAD Ribbon Video
Add Your Own Panel to the AutoCAD Ribbon   11 Jan, 2016

Creating your own panel filled with your favorite AutoCAD commands is easy. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to make your own custom panel for the AutoCAD ribbon, complete with your most frequently used commands. Then be prepared to race through AutoCAD at maximum speed!More>>

The Last AutoCAD Command Article
The Last AutoCAD Command   10 Jan, 2016

Learning Curve: On the occasion of his final column, Bill Fane reminisces about the first.More>>



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