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Set and Save your AutoCAD System Variables   23 Oct, 2012

Because there are so many system variables in AutoCAD, it's easy to get them confused. The Express Tool SYSVDLG makes quick work of setting up your system variables and saving them to a file for speedy recovery down the line!More>>

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Quickly Add Additional AutoCAD Objects with the Same Properties and Settings   9 Oct, 2012

Let’s say you’re working on an older drawing, and you need to add in a few additional objects. You might not remember the layer, linetype, scale, etc. of the object — but with Add Selected, there is no need to remember! Simply select the object you’d like to reproduce, and AutoCAD will do...More>>

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Change the F1 Key to Escape in AutoCAD   25 Sep, 2012

We’ve all done it while working in AutoCAD — reached for the Escape key and pressed the F1 key by accident, that is. It's so frustrating to be faced with the unwelcome Help function! Follow Lynn Allen’s latest tip, and this will never happen to you again.More>>

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Renaissance Man   18 Sep, 2012

User Profile: Architect Doug Patt pursues many interests — and can’t keep what he learns to himself.More>>

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Add a Drop-Down List of Your Favorite Commands to the Quick Access Toolbar   11 Sep, 2012

AutoCAD's Quick Access toolbar is so accessible — why not add plenty of your most frequently used commands to it? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how easy it is to add a drop-down list to the Quick Access toolbar, making you instantly more productive!More>>

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The Devil’s No Longer in the Details   11 Sep, 2012

Circles and Lines Tutorial: New detail and section view tools in AutoCAD 2013 are easy to use and flexible enough to conform to your CAD standards.More>>

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Preview of the HP Z1 CAD Workstation   30 Aug, 2012

Take a personal tour of the HP Z1 workstation with Curt Moreno. The HP Z1 is the world's first all-in-one workstation with a 27" (diagonal) display that snaps open to let you swap out parts and make upgrades. No tools required. (Sponsored by the HP Z1 All-in-One Workstation, http://www.hp.com/z1.)More>>

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New Tricks for Customizing AutoCAD's Quick Access Toolbar   28 Aug, 2012

The Quick Access Toolbar in AutoCAD makes it easy and fast to access commonly used commands. In this video from Cadalyst, Lynn Allen shows you how to customize it to ensure you get your job done as quickly as possible! (The Quick Access Toolbar debuted in AutoCAD 2009.) More>>

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Master Your Workspaces   14 Aug, 2012

Do you have a saved workspace of your favorite user interface setup? Well, you should! In this video from Cadalyst and Lynn Allen, you'll learn the ins and outs of organizing your workspaces. Lynn will also demonstrate how to delete or rename them! (Available in standard AutoCAD since 2008.) More>>

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Free Up AutoCAD Screen Real Estate   24 Jul, 2012

Would you like less clutter on your screen and more room for your drawing? If so, then check out these three tips for freeing up your AutoCAD screen real estate. More>>