Autodesk announces AutoCAD 2018 for Mac and AutoCAD LT for Mac

Autodesk announces new 2018 versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT for Mac. Autodesk wrapped up its user conference, Autodesk University, last weekend in Las Vegas, but today the company is announcing details for the 2018 AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT for Mac update. Architosh had the opportunity to talk to AutoCAD Product Manager, Rajeshree Dembla, about […]

Top 10 MicroStation Features You Won’t Find In AutoCAD

Jul 31, 2017 Sponsored by: Bentley Systems Streamlined deliverable production and native support for multiple monitors are just two of the powerful features that will make your CAD life easier. MicroStation from Bentley Systems, an advanced 3D parametric modeling solution, is packed with powerful features you won’t find in AutoCAD! Read on for more details. […]

Useful, But Lesser-Known Features of AutoCAD Electrical

Jul 30, 2017 By: Elvis R. Sverko IMAGINiT Tricks tutorial: Discover the commands related to the display of the color of the wires and the gauge labels, the placement of the wire numbers, etc. Editor’s Note: This tutorial is courtesy of IMAGINiT Technologies. Having worked with many engineering and manufacturing companies that use AutoCAD Electrical, […]

Autodesk Updates AutoCAD for Mac — Touch Bar Support

Autodesk joins the club by becoming the second major CAD developer with Touch Bar support in the latest dot dot release of the Autodesk AutoCAD 2017 product line for Mac. Other UX and customization improvements round out this free mid-version update that users are sure to appreciate. Autodesk quietly announced a major update for the […]

Configure AutoCAD Electrical 2017 databases for use with Microsoft SQL

Sep 14, 2016 By: Alex Karan IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Follow these simple steps for a quick setup. Editor’s note: This tutorial is courtesy of IMAGINiT Technologies. To start, create and configure the Microsoft SQL AECATALOG instance on the SQL server. Note that the version of Microsoft SQL must be 2008 or later. Next, install Autodesk […]

Automatic Wire Sequencing in AutoCAD Electrical

Feb. 24, 2016 By: Elvis R. Sverko IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Manual creation of a report to designate the exact sequence of wire and pin connection takes extra time, which is always insufficient. Fortunately, AutoCAD Electrical software can perform these tasks automatically. Editor’s Note: This tutorial is courtesy of IMAGINiT Technologies. Wire tees are a very […]

Using Point Cloud and Terrain Themes in Autodesk InfraWorks – CAD Tutorials

IMAGINIT – Jeff Morrow | December 29, 2015 | Remark In the video above, we look at theming point clouds and terrain surfaces to get visual insights into terrain data. In this example, we are using an RCP file created from a LAS file in Autodesk’s ReCap program with an IMX file created in AutoCAD […]

Use wire sequencing to your advantage in AutoCAD Electrical and Inventor

Dec 26 2015 By: Thayne Wickam IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Learn how wire sequencing in AutoCAD Electrical works with multiple components or pins in a circuit, and how to use it for the Inventor Cable & Harness environment. Editor’s Note: This tutorial is courtesy of IMAGINiT Technologies. It is now easy to find information about the […]

Changing Section View Directions in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016 – CAD Tutorials

IMAGINiT – James Musselman | December 17, 2015 | Comment Users now have the option to change the direction in which sections are displayed in AutoCAD Civil 3D 2016. In the video tutorial above, we will explain how to do this. To summarize the steps, users should first go to their settings tab in their […]

Revised revision clouds in AutoCAD 2016

Dec 9 2015 By: Lynn Allen Circles and Lines Tutorial: Unlike the old RevCloud command, the new version creates symmetrical revision clouds with easy-to-use handles for editing. Many of us use revision clouds to highlight various parts of our drawings, but our AutoCAD tool for doing this has long needed improvement. Fortunately, there is a […]

Creating Referenced Hyperlinks in AutoCAD Electrical

August 30, 2015 By: Alex Karan IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Learn how to create PDF files with referenced hyperlinks. Editor’s Note: This tutorial is courtesy of IMAGINiT Technologies. AutoCAD Electrical 2015 and 2016 allow you to publish in Adobe PDF file format with referenced hyperlinks. This feature works very similar to AutoCAD printing. The created PDF […]

Still looking at 3D in AutoCAD

May 27, 2015 By: Bill Fane Learning Curve Tutorial: Use the ViewProj and ViewSection commands to create 2D views of your models. It was a hot and sweltering evening. Captain LearnCurve, his beautiful wife, their daughter and son-in-law, and their two grandsons had competed in a Rolls-Royce Owners’ Club fuel economy race. Children and grandchildren […]

Program AutoCAD-based products using AutoLISP

March 18, 2015 By: Andrew G. Roe Customize AutoCAD Electrical and other software products without .NET APIs. In previous articles in this programming series, we explored how to customize AutoCAD-based products using Visual Studio .NET, AutoLISP, and other techniques. Although .NET is often the first choice for experienced programmers, some AutoCAD-based products do not include […]

Yet another way to switch from 3D to 2D in AutoCAD

January 21, 2015 By: Bill Fane Learning Curve Tutorial: To quickly create 2D views from 3D models, try the ViewBase family of commands. It was a warm and sunny December morning just before Christmas. Captain LearnCurve, his beautiful wife, their son and daughter-in-law were relaxing in the sun on the deck of the Silver Spirit… […]

Using AutoCAD Electrical 2015 in Autodesk Vault

December 28, 2014 By: Alex Karan IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Learn the ins and outs of using AutoCAD Electrical in the Autodesk Vault environment. Editor’s note: This tutorial is courtesy of IMAGINiT Technologies. Before you start using AutoCAD Electrical in the Autodesk Vault environment, make sure you know the name and location of the Vault working […]

Creating a plug-in command for AutoCAD Civil 3D

Jul 9, 2014 By: Andrew G. Roe Use Visual Studio.NET to customize your Civil 3D experience. Since its inception, AutoCAD’s open architecture has helped many users customize the software to suit their needs. Over the past few years, Autodesk has introduced many vertical products including AutoCAD Civil 3D, Mechanical, and Electrical, leading many people to […]

Infinite Skills “Learning AutoCAD 2015 Tutorial” provides a guide to the essentials of Computer Aided Design in the Industry Leading Curriculum in Standard and LT Editions

Learn Autodesk AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD LT 2015 at your own pace. (PRWEB) June 14, 2014 Technology training company InfiniteSkills Inc. this week released its “Learning AutoCAD 2015” and “Learning AutoCAD 2015 LT” tutorials, introductory courses that cover basic drawing and editing skills in AutoCAD and provide a solid foundation in the basic functionality of […]

The Infinite Skills “Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical 2015 Learning Tutorial” teaches the tools and features of the AutoCAD extension

Explore Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical 2015 at your own pace. (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Software training company Infinite Skills Inc. this week released its “Autodesk AutoCAD Electrical 2015 Learning Tutorial,” an introductory course designed to teach essential tools, controls, and best practices for designing electrical projects with this popular AutoCAD extension for electrical engineers. AutoCAD Electrical […]

Add your plugin to an AutoCAD menu

September 25, 2013 By: Andrew G. Roe Load and run a plugin quickly – without typing. In my previous AutoCAD programming article, we learned how to use the .NET programming environment to create an AutoCAD plug-in – a custom command that can be run directly from the AutoCAD environment. The plugin included a custom command […]

Create a plugin for AutoCAD

June 19, 2013 By: Andrew G. Roe Develop your customization skills when you program a command using Visual Studio.NET. In my previous AutoCAD programming articles, we learned how to use the .NET programming environment to extract drawing information, create and modify AutoCAD entities, and modify entities programmatically. We mainly focused on running applications from within […]

Mechanical applications for AutoCAD Electrical

May 22nd 2013 From: Stan Wile IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Use all the tools in Autodesk Product Design Suite. Editor’s note: This tutorial is courtesy of IMAGINiT Technologies. Now that AutoCAD Electrical is included in the Premium and Ultimate versions of Autodesk’s Product Design Suite, many companies have access to this software package. However, more and […]

Understanding AutoCAD Mechanical Object Snap Settings

February 12, 2013 From: John Hackney IMAGINiT Tricks Tutorial: Have you ever felt like your instant items were possessed? If you encounter strange behavior while using them, this trick may help you. Editor’s note: This tutorial is courtesy of IMAGINiT Technologies. AutoCAD Mechanical has a truly wonderful set of commands and settings that make it […]

Seek and You Will Find: Quickly locate AutoCAD files containing specific entities

October 24, 2012 From: Bill Fane Learning curve tutorial: The AutoLISP routine simplifies an otherwise daunting task. It was a hot, sunny day. Captain LearnCurve and his beautiful wife were staying at their lakeside summer cottage. They were relaxing between the water ski slopes, lazily watching a great blue heron soar past. The only cloud […]

InfiniteSkills Releases AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 Tutorial Covering Fundamentals of Topographic Precision Modeling and Design

Learn AutoCAD Civil 3D from a top professional (PRWEB) September 01, 2012 Video tutorial provider InfiniteSkills Inc. has announced the availability of its latest AutoCAD Civil 3D 2013 video tutorial series, commented by Seth Cohen, a professionally certified CAD trainer. With 106 separate lessons explaining the program’s tools at a beginner level, the Civil 3D […]

The World of AutoCAD Programming Platforms, Part 1

April 11, 2012 By: Andrew G. Roe VBA remains an option, but its days seem numbered. Check out the other choices available for customizing AutoCAD. AutoCAD’s open architecture has long been one of its most attractive qualities. The freedom to customize menus, add custom commands, and develop add-on programs that run in AutoCAD has motivated […]

Research and Markets: Mastering AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012

DUBLIN – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) –Research and markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/15d50a/mastering_autocad) announced the addition of the new book from John Wiley and Sons Ltd “Proficient in AutoCAD 2012 and AutoCAD LT 2012“to their offer. Learn to master AutoCAD software This official Autodesk training guide is a comprehensive reference and tutorial that will help you get started with AutoCAD […]

AutoCAD is coming to iPad, iPhone, coming back to Mac

Autodesk is bringing its AutoCAD architecture, design and engineering software back to Mac OS after an 18-year hiatus, the company said tonight. But the company plans to do more than just offer a Mac OS X version of AutoCAD: it announces that it will release a free version of the software, dubbed AutoCAD WS, for […]

The Best Table in the House (AutoCAD Learning Curve Tutorial)

August 31, 2008 From: Bill Fane Part two on linking AutoCAD tables to Excel spreadsheets. It was late on a dark and stormy afternoon. Captain LearnCurve was frantically trying to fix his pool skimmer because the forecast for the next day was hot and sunny and he wanted to get the solar collector working again. […]

AutoCAD slides with its handles (AutoCAD Bug Watch Tutorial)

June 30, 2008 By: Steve Johnson Grip goofs to goof, and how to crash AutoCAD by choosing OK. AutoCAD 2004 introduced the GRIPOBJLIMIT system variable, which allows you to restrict the circumstances in which AutoCAD displays handles on preselected objects. If set to zero, AutoCAD always displays grips when objects are preselected, as long as […]