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A First Look at AutoCAD 2021.1

Just as the spring typically brings us a new release of AutoCAD, the end-of-summer and early-fall typically bring us the annual “little-r” or “dot-one” update to our favorite drafting software. This year is no different as Autodesk released its AutoCAD 2021.1 this week. As in past years, while the update does introduce some new features

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Hindsight Is 20/20 and this is AutoCAD 2020

Autodesk just announced and released AutoCAD 2020 to the world. Like the many releases before it, this one introduces many feature-rich enhancements aimed at making you more productive. If you feel like you’ve heard similar promises before, you probably have. Throughout my 23-year tenure as an AutoCAD user, it’s a tagline I sure feel I’ve

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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

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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

Autodesk 2019 New Feature Webinar Series

Autodesk 2019 New Features Webinars by The CAD Geek

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

Thoughts About AutoCAD 2019

What People are Saying 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

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A First Look at What’s New in AutoCAD 2019

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

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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

AutoCAD Plotter Configuration

Simplify AutoCAD Plotting by Hiding System Printers

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

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The CAD Geek Joins Autodesk’s Expert Elite

Last week I had the incredible opportunity to share what a day in the life of The CAD Geek is like during my takeover of the @AutoCAD twitter account. Being the first ever AutoCAD Twitter Takeover, I had little idea what to expect of the whole event but knew I was in good hands with

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