macOS Mojave Support for AutoCAD 2018 Introduced

Keeping with tradition, Apple released the latest update to their desktop operating system macOS Mojave at the end of September. The Mojave update introduced several much-anticipated features including a new Dark Mode to macOS. As with all major operating system updates, it’s best to delay your upgrade until software vendors have a chance to release their own updates to support it. For users of AutoCAD …

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Starting AutoCAD Your Way with Desktop Shortcut Icon Switches

You’re likely familiar with many of the ways we can customize AutoCAD. Many of these discussions focus on things we can do inside the software. While such customization options are indeed endless, did you know you can begin customizing AutoCAD before you ever start it? A lesser discussed customization method rests with the desktop shortcut icon you use to launch AutoCAD in the first place. …

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Autodesk 2019 New Features Webinars by The CAD Geek

Autodesk 2019 New Feature Webinar Series

Last week, the technical team at CADD Microsystems came together to put Autodesk’s 2019 products through their paces. I already shared my first impression of AutoCAD 2019 several weeks ago, but the purpose of last week was to look at the holistic portfolio of products. We tested out the new features and collaboarated with one another to discuss how the release stands to beneft the …

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What People are Saying About AutoCAD 2019

Thoughts About AutoCAD 2019

Yesterday Autodesk not only announced AutoCAD 2019, but also major changes about the way AutoCAD is offered to customers. As I shared in my post A First Look at What’s New in AutoCAD 2019, I’m quite excited about this release even as it breaks the typical mold of what we think of when it comes to new releases. The announcement of One AutoCAD focuses on …

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A First Look at What’s New in AutoCAD 2019

AutoCAD 2019 Guitar

Despite the fact there’s snow on the ground where I live in Richmond, VA, the calendar says it’s spring. That’s important because flowers are as synonymous with spring as new releases of AutoCAD. Today Autodesk announced the release of AutoCAD 2019. While in years past the focus has been on enhancements to the general design and documentation tools AutoCAD is known for; this year is …

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Demystifying the AutoCAD Insertion Scale

The AutoCAD Insertion Scale is a mystical creature. Get it right, and the results are magical. Get it wrong, and you’re cursed with a riddle of why AutoCAD objects scale to seemingly random sizes when inserted into a drawing. Though it may seem like a curse, the good news is the counter-spell is an easy fix. Understanding the Issue Veteran AutoCAD users likely recall a …

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Simplify AutoCAD Plotting by Hiding System Printers

AutoCAD Plotter Configuration

With the plethora of available options, plotting from AutoCAD can feel intimidating no matter how long you’ve used the software. A common question I receive from both veteran AutoCAD users and novices is why they get inconsistent plots when plotting to the same plotter. Though the answer to this question is as nuanced as plotting itself, a common reason is you didn’t actually plot to …

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