Category: AutoCAD 2010

Automate Sheet Setup with Action Macros

Although there’s no shortage of ways to customize AutoCAD, nearly every one requires some familiarity with programming. Given the barriers of learning a programming language, I find so many of the AutoCAD users I come across simply survive with the tools they already have verses learning

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Creating Custom Contextual Ribbon Tabs in AutoCAD 2010

I certainly hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas, and got to spend some quality time with your family. Thanks to a rather historical snow the Saturday before Christmas, here in Richmond, VA we did still have snow on the ground for Christmas.  Aside from the big

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Automate Sheet Setup with Named Page Setups

During my time at Autodesk University 2009 this year, I had the chance to sit down with Heidi Hewett and record some videos for the AutoCAD Exchange.  Among the topics, we discussed were Named Page Setups inside AutoCAD.  Despite their time-saving potential, Named Page Setups seem

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Display Drawing Mode Icons as Text

Despite my best efforts I never had the chance to blog nearly as much as I wanted from Autodesk University 2009.  Suffice to say, with 4 on-camera interviews, 3 classes to present, 1 lab to assist, and a partridge in a pear tree, it was a

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Creating Multiline Ribbon Tool Display Names

Recently I’ve had a few people ask me about modifying the display names of ribbon tools inside AutoCAD 2010. More specifically; how to make AutoCAD show the display name for a tool on two lines (not just one). With the question growing in popularity, I figured

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Easily find Ribbon Commands

As illustrated by my blogging frequency, the last several weeks have been incredibly busy. During that time I had the chance to speak with a large number of AutoCAD (and its many vertical flavors like Civil 3D) users, and answer some of their burning questions. As

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Lynn Allen AutoCAD 2010 Tips & Tricks Now Available

Here in Richmond, VA it’s spring break for the local schools, and with Helen being a school teacher I thought I’d take off a few days myself.  Nonetheless, one thing that did hit my mailbox early this week was an e-mail from Mark Kiker, president of

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CAD Geek Poll – What are your 2010 upgrade plans?

AutoCAD 2010 (and most other 2010 products) were launched this week, and the question begins to shift from “what’s new” to “will I upgrade”. Judging from the last poll I ran here on The CAD Geek, it seems the vast majority of you (45%) are running

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AutoCAD 2010 and new Exchange Site Launched

Great news! You know all those cool new features like parametric constraints, the contextual ribbon, dynamic block enhancements, etc that myself and every other blogger in the blogosphere have been raving about for months now?  Until today those posts were pretty much “come and see the

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AutoCAD 2010: The New MEASUREGEOM Command

What a fun weekend!  Richmond, VA (where I live) got it’s first real snow since 2005.  While I know some who absolutely hate the thought of snow, I personally like it.  Seems I’ve got at least one friend in my dog (black Labrador) named Guinness, who

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