Learn some new Autodesk product skills for free in this new year from some of the very best speakers and class content anywhere. If you attended Autodesk University 2013 but were unable to attend all the classes you wanted to or were unable to attend AU at all, this is your opportunity to enjoy the classes. There is also other great content like Innovation Forums and the keynotes available to watch on demand. The AU2013 classes are now available online:...
Autodesk's AutoCAD 360 is the FIRST professional application that has been optimized for the iPad Air "Autodesk is excited to report that Autodesk AutoCAD 360 is the first professional software app that is optimized for the iPad Air & iPad mini with Retina Display. The new Apple-designed A7 chip with 64-bit desktop-class architecture provides designers and engineers a much improved experience out of the gate when working with AutoCAD 360. “We are thrilled to be the first professional application to be ready for prime time iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display. From a user’s perspective, navigating and editing large models will be snappier and much more fun,” said Jonathan Seroussi, director of AutoCAD web and mobile. “Users will see an immediate improvement in a number of functions such as rendering – render time is twice as fast in both navigation and editing.” In addition to faster rendering, opening drawings is much faster, and selection is also twice as fast. AutoCAD 360 is one of the most popular and widely used Autodesk mobile apps, with more than 5.5 million downloads on the App Store, more than 40 million uploaded drawings, and there are more than 1 million active monthly users on iOS alone. AutoCAD 360, optimized for iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina display, will be available on the App Store." AutoCAD 360 was shown in the Apple iPad Air video unveiled at todays Apple Keynote event.
IN AUTOCAD WE USE MOSTLY ALL CAPS (UPPERCASE) FOR TEXT FOR READABILITY AND NOT THAT WE ARE YELLING OR SHOUTING IN TEXT. WE SIMPLY FORGET TO CHANGE OUR KEYBOARD CAPLOCK. "Shaan, please stop yelling in uppercase text in email..." Oh sorry about that. See that is the problem that I will show you how to prevent. Sometimes when you exit AutoCAD you still have the CAPS lock on and then go to your email or instant messaging and appear to be shouting, when you are not. Uppercase text typically in email is considered the equivalent of shouting or yelling. You might think that people would notice their uppercase still on, but after hours of working in AutoCAD I think you are honestly text case blind or in a trance. So, how do I turn on Uppercase text in AutoCAD? I want to type in all caps in AutoCAD only. There is an "AutoCAPS" option in the Ribbon Text Editor, in the Tools panel. Start the text command or double click some text to edit, and expand the Tools panel to expose the AutoCAPS option. adskbhsverall
AutoCAD 360 mobile Version 2.1 was just released in the past few days for iOS users and offers a better user experience than ever. It has been released for iOS first with the Android version being readied for release in the next few weeks. AutoCAD 360 is a free, easy-to-use drawing and drafting mobile app that allows you to view, edit, and share drawings. If you have already installed AutoCAD 360 aka AutoCAD WS then just check your updates but...
If you use an AutoCAD based product for 3D work you will have to consider using the UCS to change views to work on the model. A common question from AutoCAD users when using the UCS is: ”Is there a method to have the UCS command always default to either TOP or WORLD regardless of what view is selected from VIEW TAB?”
I type too fast and the AutoCAD AutoComplete gets messed up. AutoCAD’s AutoComplete feature controls whether and how the program fills in the rest of the command or system variable name at the Command prompt. The solution is not to slow down your typing or drink less green tea or coffee, but this tip on disabling the AutoComplete or setting the delay time below should help.
I get asked this frequently and was just asked again which caused me to think, “hey I should blog this.” I received a set of DWG files from a client and want to clean up the layers to my CAD standards, how do I do it and not take days or having to write code? The solution is actually quite simple, and powerful.
So you like the way the old pre AutoCAD 2012 Array command worked with the dialog. Even though there is more functionality in the new ARRAY version you don’t want to deal with the learning curve or change your ways. I understand as I still type DDARRAY as old habits are hard to break. No problem here is the solution to get the Classic ARRAY back.
This has to be one of the most common of all AutoCAD questions and issues encountered by AutoCAD users. They become puzzled when this system variable is set to 0 by accident, errant Lisp or script or perhaps evil coworkers messing with them. The most common clue is their Delete key and double click and Layer control are not working.
Autodesk teammates Arthur Harsuvanakit and Evan Atherton are an amazing dynamic duo (3Duo) researching digital design, fabrication, and 3D printing technologies. They have developed some 3D printed speaker enclosures after Maurice Conti said “Hey, this would make a cool speaker” and then determined the project goals. The first speaker appeared on the cable channel Current TV with Autodesk CEO Carl Bass as well as featured in my Autodesk University 2012 session.
The AutoCAD 2014 and the AutoCAD LT 2014 Preview Guides in PDF format are a nice highlight of the new releases written by Autodesk’s very own Heidi Hewett. The Preview Guide is like an exceptionally nice cliff notes guide for the new product releases under 30 pages, but not a 700+ page complete how to use the product.
In this example I am using AutoCAD for Mac 2013 but it is also applicable to AutoCAD for Windows. AutoCAD Drawing with Hatched Area So you have an area of a drawing in AutoCAD that is closed and has a Hatch pattern applied. What you want is an easy updated way to show the area in text even when the area hatched is changed. No problem use an AutoCAD Field.
Have you ever ended up with two drawings of the same name, just different time stamps on the file or an added suffix on the file name? Perhaps another team member was trying to be helpful (or not) and edited the file and you need to know what changed? Lucky for you there is an Autodesk App for that, and FREE.
AuAutodesk held a AppHack competition at Autodesk University to get Autodesk Developer Network members to write an app and demo it live at AU. One of the winners apps just went live on the Autodesk Exchange. PhotoGeoDWG is a really creative app allowing you to add camera markers to the raster images in your drawing. No more asking yourself or others “where is this location” when in a drawing file or in the field.
Every year at Autodesk University Autodesk Users Group International “AUGI” present their members nominated and voted product wish lists to Autodesk at their annual meeting which precedes the infamous beer bust. This year was the most products covered in wish lists with: AutoCAD AutoCAD Architecture AutoCAD Civil 3D Inventor Navisworks Revit Architecture Revit MEP Revit Structure I want to sincerely thank every AUGI member that participated in the process. Get ready for one really long blog post.
Are you expert enough for an early version of DesignScript? DesignScript is a language intended to help designers build and analyze complex geometric models that would be difficult to model with interactive techniques. It includes a scripting language for exploratory programming. DesignScript is intended to be used by designers with little previous programming experience. Please give it a try. Users running AutoCAD 2013 on a 64-bit Windows 7 system can provide feedback in a variety of ways. via labs.blogs.com This...
Are you a visual or semantic person, pictures or text? You do have the choice to select your preference. Back a few AutoCAD releases ago, we made the default for the Drawing Tools buttons in the status bar display as graphical icons instead of the text. I am going to show you how to change these to what you prefer.
A commenter on this blog asked how they could change several objects without having to select one by one and modify them. I did not ask if they were paid hourly wages as that might make the long method beneficial on the paycheck, but for this tip we will show how to save time and get out of the office faster and make the boss happy.
We are excited to let you know about a mid-year update to the online Help for AutoCAD 2013, AutoCAD LT 2013, and AutoCAD Mechanical 2013. These updates just went live today September 12, 2012 in both the product and online. The updates include new content, as well as search enhancements, Help filters, the new Hitchhiker’s Guide to AutoCAD, additional reference links for Command and System Variables, and more.