AutoCAD Classic Interface

Recreating the AutoCAD Classic Workspace

Despite several improvements to the Ribbon interface over the years, many AutoCAD users still prefer the AutoCAD Classic workspace featuring menus and toolbars. Since introducing the Ribbon interface in AutoCAD 2009, Autodesk has been nice enough to provide a classic interface to aid users transitioning from the

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AutoCAD 2016 Splash Screen

AutoCAD 2016 SP1 Adds Support for Windows 10

Although service packs already exist for many AutoCAD 2016 verticals like Civil 3D; Autodesk released service pack 1 for “vanilla” AutoCAD this week. Whilst I recommend always paying attention to new service pack releases, this service pack is especially important for a few reasons. Reason 1:

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Celebrating Five Years with CADD Microsystems

Last week marked my fifth anniversary at CADD Microsystems. The last five years have been amazing in so many ways, and I am absolutely thrilled to see what the next five will include! Something that impressed me well before I ever joined the team at CADD was the

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AutoCAD Light Interface

Brighten up AutoCAD with a Lighter Color Scheme

Customization has long been among AutoCAD’s core strengths. Even as changes are made to the program it’s typically always possible to tailor the interface to your liking. One recent change that some users love, and others could do without is the graphite interface. Those who enjoy

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Where did the Coordinate readout in the AutoCAD status bar go?

Whenever you first learned AutoCAD, there’s a good chance at least some portion of the class/book included a discussion about the Cartesian coordinate system used throughout AutoCAD. I’ll spare you the details, but to summarize coordinates help us identify the precise location of objects in our

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Ask me anything at the All About AutoCAD CADD Chat

Just last week (September 20th) I celebrated my fourth anniversary at CADD Microsystems. During my first week at CADD I recall our CEO asked me to sign a copy of my book AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT: No Experience Required. While I’m not sure if the autograph

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