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 have become a popular feature in AutoCAD. In the latest version, we answered a frequent request! Floating windows now have their own command lines. The command line is also available in any active window. There are even more improvements, including how the windows display and pinning a window. Learn more in the “What’s New in AutoCAD 2023: Floating Drawing Windows” topic.
New enhancements to Trace build on the initial release. You can now create traces from the AutoCAD desktop as well as the web and mobile apps. Collaboration is even easier with the ability to contribute to traces created by others as well as add and view contributions. Learn more in the “What’s New in AutoCAD 2023: Trace” topic.
TRACEEDIT – Changes the active trace to edit mode so you can contribute to the trace.
TRACEVIEW – Changes the active trace to view mode so you edit the parent drawing.
AutoCAD 2023 brings new enhancements to Count with further automation. Now, you can count instances of an object or blocks within a specified area. Added functions in the Count toolbar allow you to select counted objects, use arrow keys to move to previous or next counted object, and directly insert a count field to a table or text. Learn more in the “What’s New in AutoCAD 2023: Count” topic.
COUNTAREA – Defines the area to count the instances of an object or block.
COUNTAREACLOSE – Cancels the count selection area.
SELECTCOUNT – Finds all objects within the current count that match the properties of the selected objects, and then adds them to the selection set.
COUNT – Counts and highlights the instances of the selected object in the drawing.
AutoCAD 2023 includes the new, cross-platform 3D graphics system, leveraging all the power of modern GPUs and multi-core CPUs to offer a smooth navigation experience for much larger drawings. Now you can render 3D objects up to 10 times faster than before when using the shaded, shaded with edges, and wireframe visual styles. Learn more in the “What’s New in AutoCAD 2023: 3D Graphics” topic.
Get started today and explore the new features by logging into your Autodesk Account and downloading the latest release. If you are not yet a subscriber, check out free 30-day trials of AutoCAD 2023 and AutoCAD LT 2023.
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