2D Drafting / General-Purpose CAD
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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>>

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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>>