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Protect Your AutoCAD System Variables Video
Protect Your AutoCAD System Variables   26 Sep, 2016

We all have our favorite system variables, along with their preferred settings in AutoCAD. Have you ever run an AutoLISP routine that changed a system variable without your knowledge? System Variable Monitor to the rescue! Join Lynn Allen as she shows you how to protect your valuable system...More>>

Override XREF Objects That Are Not Set to BYLAYER Video
Override XREF Objects That Are Not Set to BYLAYER   12 Sep, 2016

Have you ever tried to change the properties of an object within an external reference that is not set to BYLAYER? If so, you know that just doesn’t work! In this video tip, Lynn Allen shows you how the XREFOVERRIDE system variable can come to your rescue.More>>

Style Library Manager Migration Fixes for Inventor 2016 Article
Style Library Manager Migration Fixes for Inventor 2016   31 Aug, 2016

IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: When using the Style Library Manager to migrate a previous version style library to Autodesk Inventor 2016, the resulting migrated Style Library will be set to Read-Only, preventing the copy of styles across two different libraries. This tutorial discusses two solutions.More>>

Canon Stresses Security with Latest PlotWave Printers Article
Canon Stresses Security with Latest PlotWave Printers   27 Aug, 2016

Increased awareness of risks will spur administrators of wide-format printing environments to secure vulnerable components, the company hopes.More>>

Revision Clouds Made Easy! Video
Revision Clouds Made Easy!   22 Aug, 2016

Revision clouds are a mainstay in drafting – but do you know how to put more than one revcloud together? Join Lynn Allen as she shows you all the ins and outs of creating revision clouds including the new features that came out in AutoCAD 2016.More>>

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How CAD Managers Can Work Effectively with the IT Department   24 Feb, 2016

CAD Manager Column: If you strive to understand and educate your company’s IT personnel instead of butting heads, everyone will benefit.more>>

An Open Letter to All CAD Users   28 Oct, 2015

CAD Manager Column: You work with your CAD manager every day, but do you really understand how he or she can help you with your workload — and vice versa?more>>

Task Management Spreadsheet   23 Sep, 2015

CAD Manager’s Toolbox: Sample spreadsheet helps you track your management tasks and create priority lists.more>>


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Building Toward BIM, Part 3   21 Mar, 2016

Small architectural firm triples in size and increases profits thanks to the efficiencies of its new building information modeling...More>>Read all CADspeed blog posts>>


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