2D Drafting / General-Purpose CAD
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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>>

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AutoCAD 2011 for the CAD Manager   25 Mar, 2010

Autodesk is launching the latest version of its flagship product today. Here’s a rundown of the new features that will help you help your users. More>>

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Get a Grip   23 Mar, 2010

Nearly everyone is familiar with grips -- a powerful tool in AutoCAD -- but not everyone knows the finer points of using them. Join Lynn Allen as she shows you clever ways to make more than one hot grip and repeat the last distance or angle used. (Available in AutoCAD for more than 15 years.)More>>

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Explode Blocks with Attributes   9 Mar, 2010

Doesn't it drive you crazy when you explode a block with attributes and the text returns to the original definition? Join Lynn Allen as she takes you through the Burst Express Tool and shows you how you can keep the attribute value in exploded blocks. (Available in AutoCAD 2005 and later.)More>>

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Please Pass the Parametrics   4 Mar, 2010

Circles and Lines Tutorial: AutoCAD users can finally enjoy the benefits provided by geometric constraints: easier drawing and editing.More>>

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Improving on the Leader Command   23 Feb, 2010

The Leader command in AutoCAD has left much to be desired over the years, and hopefully you’ve discovered the more versatile and powerful MultiLeader tool. Join Lynn Allen as she takes you through the basics of creating and editing multileaders and shows you how much better this newer tool is. ...More>>

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Fixing Gaps in Hatch Boundaries   9 Feb, 2010

Nothing is more tedious than searching for a hole in a hatch boundary -- especially when there is no need to do so! Lynn Allen will show you how to hatch an area even if there is a gap in the boundary. (Available in AutoCAD 2004 and later.)More>>