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Not to Miss! Top 10 AutoCAD Blog Articles in 2016

Heather Miller
December 23, 2016

2016 has been a big year for the AutoCAD blog, and we couldn’t have done it without you, our loyal readers. Here are 10 of the most popular AutoCAD articles that caught your attention this past year!

  1. What’s New in AutoCAD 2017? PDF Import
    By Heidi Hewett
    The number one article honor goes to Heidi Hewett for the debut of the “What’s New in AutoCAD 2017” series! Learn how to use AutoCAD 2017 to import geometry, TrueType text, and raster images from a specified page in a PDF file, or from all or part of an attached PDF underlay. You can check out the entire series here.
  2. AutoCAD 2017: It’s … Alive!
    By Heidi Hewett
    Big news in March was the launch of AutoCAD 2017! Check out all of the new features and enhancements, including how to import geometry from PDF files and create associative centerlines and center marks.
  3. AutoCAD 360, AutoCAD 360 Pro, Apple iPad Pro: Made for Each Other
    By Leslie Feldman
    This year Apple added AutoCAD 360 to its iPad Pro product page. Here you can see the deep integration and why AutoCAD 360 and AutoCAD 360 Pro are the most powerful, versatile go-to-tools for DWG on the go.AutoCAD 360 Pro DWG drawing as displayed on the iPad Pro.
  4. AutoCAD 2017 PDF Import: Guidance for Working with PDF and AutoCAD DWG Data
    By Dieter Schlaepfer
    Now that AutoCAD 2017-based products directly import data from PDF files, are there any practical limitations you should know in regards to converting PDF to DWG? This article digs into the potential and limitations depending on the intended use.
  5. What’s New in AutoCAD 2017? License Manager
    By Heidi Hewett
    In another edition of the “What’s New in AutoCAD 2017” series, Heidi digs into the new AutoCAD License Manager, which makes software license management—yes!—easier than ever.
  6. AutoCAD 2017 Fall Update
    By Heidi Hewett
    Everything you need to know about the benefits in the first update to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2017 specifically for subscription and maintenance plan customers!   PDF Import Supports SHX Font Import
  7. Getting Better All the Time — Everyday AutoCAD Command Improvements, Part 1: Tuesday Tips with Lynn
    By Lynn Allen
    In this five part series, Lynn shares everyday AutoCAD command improvements, the ones that will help you breathe that much easier. The first installment explores Revision Clouds, Copy, and Quick Move and Copy.
  8. AutoCAD User Interface — Seeing Things Your Way: Tuesday Tips with Dieter
    By Dieter Schlaepfer
    The AutoCAD user interface is all about you, the user. Learn how you can get rid of the ribbon and rely on keystrokes, or you can soup up the ribbon to do everything.
  9. What’s New in AutoCAD 2017? Autodesk Desktop AppNotification of available updates
    By Heidi Hewett
    This portion of the series focuses on the new Autodesk Desktop App, an AutoCAD companion application that delivers security patches and updates for all 2015, 2016, and 2017 versions of Microsoft Windows-based Autodesk products, as well as relevant learning content.
  10. What’s New in AutoCAD 2017? TEXTEDIT Command Enhancement
    By Heidi Hewett
    Last, but certainly not least, check out this review of the small but useful enhancement to the TEXTEDIT AutoCAD command, which now enables you to select existing single- or multi-line text, including text within dimensions, for editing.

Did you have any favorite AutoCAD blog articles from this past year? Or do you have ideas on articles you’d like to see in 2017? Share in the comments below!

Finally, to celebrate the holidays, the team is taking a brief break from the blog. We will be back in action on Tuesday, January 3rd so be sure to check back in with us then. We wish all our readers a very happy holiday season!

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Heather Miller

Heather Miller is a freelance writer and editor, producing thought-leadership content, blogs, and customer success stories for a variety of organizations from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

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