AutoCAD LT 2017

  • Improved Graphics: Parallel Hatch Lines
    Learning
    Last week, I showed you how to optimize your system to get the most out of AutoCAD 2017’s gorgeous graphics update, and this week I want to show you what you get for your non-troublesome trouble. Are you ready? OK, hold on tight! Appearance and Selection Remember how in past releases previewed objects (while they’re […]

  • Improved Graphics: Before and After
    Learning
    Are you tired of those pesky jagged diagonal lines and unsmooth curves in AutoCAD? AutoCAD 2017 to the rescue! Yup, it’s true: The appearance, selection, and performance of 2D geometry in this release are pretty great. Don’t believe me? I’ve got the before and after photos: And unlike those diet pill infomercials, these results are, in […]

  • 3D Print Studio
    Learning
    Have you jumped on the 3D printing bandwagon yet? We here at Autodesk think it’s pretty neat, and that’s part of the reason AutoCAD 2017 has made it easier than ever for you to send your designs to a 3D printer. This week, I’m taking you through some of the ways we’ve made it a […]

  • Autodesk Desktop App
    Learning
    Last week we explored the AutoCAD License Manager, and this week I want to expand on another innovation that works side-by-side with it. Let’s dive right into the Autodesk Desktop App! Autodesk Desktop App This is a biggie: One of the first changes you’ll notice after installing AutoCAD 2017 is the new Autodesk Desktop App. […]

  • Installing AutoCAD with the License Manager
    Learning
    So far I’ve been pretty focused on all of the benefits you’ll see once you’re in AutoCAD 2017, but what if you’re not there yet? This week, I want to take a look at how easy upgrading and managing your subscription can be with our License Manager. License Manager Moving from one license to another […]

  • autocad_2017_mac_tool_set
    Product News
    It’s a big day here at Autodesk! We’re excited to announce the launch of AutoCAD 2017 for Mac and AutoCAD LT 2017 for Mac. The AutoCAD team has spent the past year making many improvements and enhancements to the software. The enhancements in this release were designed to match your familiar workflows, making this the […]

  • AutoCAD revision clouds showing grips.
    Learning
    AutoCAD is getting better all the time. Sometimes the updates are big and flashy. But even the biggest and flashiest new AutoCAD 2017 tools won’t affect every user, and you aren’t likely to use such tools every day. If using AutoCAD is like breathing for you—as it is for me—then you want to know about […]

  • AutoCAD 2017 Service Pack 1
    Product News
    AutoCAD 2017 Service Pack 1, which includes the three previously published AutoCAD 2017 hotfixes, resolves several identified AutoCAD 2017 issues. Details below. To download Service Pack 1, and get more guidance, visit the Autodesk Knowledge Network AutoCAD 2017 Service Pack 1 page. You can also download Service Pack 1 via … The Autodesk Desktop App Your Autodesk Accounts portal Do […]

  • Computer keyboard button says "shortcut." Online resources: AutoCAD keyboard shortcuts
    Learning
    Life’s too short. While that’s nothing to LOL about it, you see my point. Why take time out of your productive day doing things the long way when AutoCAD® is armed to the teeth with more than 150 time- and finger-saving keyboard shortcuts? You probably already use a few dozen. Add a few more and […]