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  • AutoCAD Centerline
    Learning
    We’re excited to share a new Have You Tried article this month.  It’s all about center marks and centerlines.  Have you ever needed to mark the center of an arc or circle? How about needing to draw a line at the apparent midpoint between two lines or polylines. I’m sure you have. There are two […]

  • AutoCAD Floating Windows Feature
    Learning
    One of the most popular new features that was introduced in AutoCAD 2022 (and improved upon in 2023), is being able to pull your file tab off the main interface, creating a separate floating window. If the benefit of a floating window isn’t immediately apparent to you, let me explain how it can help you […]

  • Heirloom AutoCAD
    Customer Spotlight
    Minerals could help us fight climate change. Yes, minerals. Heirloom, a startup based in San Francisco and part of the Autodesk Foundation Energy & Materials portfolio, is innovating a new approach to fighting climate change with direct air capture via carbon mineralization. According to the company, “naturally occurring minerals—alongside forests, soils, and the ocean—are one […]

  • MText Feature
    Learning
    For the Have You Tried this month, let’s take a deep dive into formatting a multiline text object (also referred to as MText). Text is one of the most common annotations that you add to a drawing. Creating text in AutoCAD might be intuitive, but editing and formatting text can take time. In this Have You Tried, […]

  • AutoCAD Grips Feature Image
    Learning
    If editing AutoCAD objects has you going crazy and feeling like you’re livin’ on the edge, it may be time to get a grip. Aerosmith references aside, grips are the foundation for countless editing tasks within AutoCAD. Because of this ubiquity when editing objects, it’s no surprise the more you can get a grip, the […]

  • Have You Tried Window Fence Lasso Feature
    Learning
    For the Have You Tried this month, we have some great techniques for selecting and deselecting objects. Window and crossing window are great selection methods in most cases, but for larger, more complex drawings it might be helpful to use other methods like fence or lasso. And after objects are selected, maybe there are some […]

  • AutoCAD Layer Translator Feature
    Learning
    Layers. They’re one of the most frequently accessed features in AutoCAD. Not surprisingly, there are a lot of tools and settings for them. If your Command Line search options are enabled (and if not, why not?), typing in Layer will return just under 40 entries. Many of them are available from the Layers panel in […]

  • AutoCAD 2023 Enhancements Improvements Feature
    Product News
    In the final installment of our “What’s New in AutoCAD 2023” series, we’ll take a look at the new enhancements and improvements for floating windows, Trace, Count, and 3D graphics in AutoCAD 2023. Floating Windows Floating windows have become a popular feature in AutoCAD. In the latest version, we answered a frequent request! Floating windows […]

  • AutoCAD Web LISP API AutoCAD 2023 Feature
    Product News
    We’re back with the next article in our series covering what’s new in AutoCAD 2023! LISP applications can prompt the user for input, access built-in AutoCAD commands directly, and modify or create objects directly in the drawing database. By creating LISP routines, you can add discipline-specific or workflow driven commands to AutoCAD. Some of the […]