2D Drafting / General-Purpose CAD
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Quick View Layouts    27 Jul, 2010

If you’ve ever wanted a faster way to find a specific layout, you’re certain to appreciate this tip from Lynn Allen where she shares the barely known QVLayout command. Added into AutoCAD 2009, this command comes in extra handy for those of you with an abundance of layouts per drawing. More>>

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Use DWG Format Details in ArchiCAD   15 Jul, 2010

Archicad Insights Tutorial: Incorporate your existing CAD detail library into your workflow.More>>

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Bi-directional Linking with Excel and AutoCAD   13 Jul, 2010

Many people shy away from linking Excel spreadsheets to AutoCAD tables because it seems too complicated. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you just how easy it is to insert a spreadsheet into AutoCAD as a table and to make bi-directional changes. (Available in AutoCAD 2008 and later.) More>>

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Step Up the Power of Parametrics   29 Jun, 2010

Circles and Lines Tutorial: What's better than a geometric constraint in AutoCAD? Multiple constraints applied instantly! That's the magic of AutoConstrain.More>>

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AutoCAD 2011   27 Jun, 2010

First Look Review: Autodesk's solid upgrade provides enough 2D productivity and 3D advancement to keep users in both camps happy.More>>

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Easy Data Extraction   22 Jun, 2010

Join Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen and learn first-hand how easy it is to extract your AutoCAD block information to a table. Even better: This table will update as you add or remove blocks in your drawing! (Works in AutoCAD 2007 and later.) More>>

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Track Geometric Points in AutoCAD   17 Jun, 2010

Avatech Tricks Tutorial: Find points in relation to existing geometry without extra geometry.More>>

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ARES Commander Edition   17 Jun, 2010

Cadalyst Labs Review: Low-cost 2D/3D CAD software holds promise as an AutoCAD replacement for some, including Mac, Linux, and mobile device users down the road.More>>

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Parametrics 103: That Figures!   10 Jun, 2010

Learning Curve tutorial: In addition to dynamic dimensional constraints, AutoCAD's parametric options also include annotational dimension constraints that use current dimension style, plot, and scale to match drawing dimensions.More>>

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Speedy Block Count   8 Jun, 2010

If you’ve ever wanted to get a quick count of the blocks in your AutoCAD drawing, give this top-secret command a try. Join Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen as she shares the Bcount command and you’ll be sure to save some time. (Works in AutoCAD 2004 and later.) More>>