2D Drafting / General-Purpose CAD
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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>>

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Create Curved Text   25 May, 2010

If you’ve ever wanted to fit text to an arc, then the Express Tool ArcText is for you. Join Lynn Allen as she takes you through a tour of the ArcText command and sets you on the road to instant success with curved text. (Available in AutoCAD since 2004.)More>>

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ArchiCAD's Rotated Views   20 May, 2010

ArchiCAD Insights Tutorial: Use ArchiCAD's Oriented Views feature to work with models at various angles. More>>

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Four Editing Commands in One   12 May, 2010

Try out the four-in-one command Mocoro (Move/Copy/Rotate), and you’ll see that you can knock out four different editing functions at once. (Available in AutoCAD since 2004.)More>>

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Don't Space Out in AutoCAD   27 Apr, 2010

We all know how frustrating it can be to align objects in paper space with objects in model space. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you a super-simple tool for doing exactly that — plus a bonus tool that will make it easy to push objects through from one space to another. (Available in AutoCAD...More>>

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Change Line Lengths   13 Apr, 2010

Just because a command has been around since the beginning doesn’t mean you can’t put it to good use today. Lynn Allen will show you some nifty tricks you can do with the Change command that can’t be done faster any other way. (Available in AutoCAD since the first releases of the software.)More>>

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AutoCAD 2011: A Look at What's New   25 Mar, 2010

There's a new version of AutoCAD in town, and it's sporting an updated UI, improved 2D and 3D functionality, and much more. More>>