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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>>

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Parametrics 101: Don't Be Afraid!   28 Jan, 2010

Learning Curve tutorial: Parametrics, as used in AutoCAD 2010, constrain drawing objects so they are related to each other and so that changing or moving one object will affect all its siblings.More>>

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Parametrics 102: Sizing Things Up   28 Jan, 2010

Learning Curve tutorial: Thanks to dimensional constraints in AutoCAD 2010, precision entry is not as necessary as it used to be. Just create a quick sketch, constrain and dimension it, and then input the precise sizes. More>>

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Event Report: Autodesk University 2009   17 Dec, 2009

The economy couldn't keep avid Autodesk users away from AU, where they learned about viewing challenges as opportunities. More>>

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AutoCAD Tip – Purge Your Drawing Files    1 Dec, 2009

For maximum productivity in AutoCAD, it's important to keep your drawings as clean as possible. The Purge command helps you get rid of the garbage that shows up in your drawing files, and Lynn's added tips will ensure your drawings are extra-clean! (Available in AutoCAD 2004 and later.)More>>