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Ian Bottomley

Introducing Autodesk AutoCAD 2019 Including Specialised Toolsets

Introducing Autodesk AutoCAD 2019 Including Specialised Toolsets
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Introducing the new AutoCAD including specialised toolsets portfolio. Combining vertical specific functionality with access to the new Autodesk website and mobile applications. Ensuring you and your organisation can flourish accessing a suite of appl...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

New AutoCAD File Format For 2018

New AutoCAD File Format For 2018
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The release of  AutoCAD 2018 saw the introduction of a new AutoCAD file format for the first time in five years. Historically, we have only had a new file format every three years, so this was quite a big break. For some AutoCAD users, the AutoC...
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Ian Robinson

Oops! How to correct an error in AutoCAD

Oops! How to correct an error in AutoCAD
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No, I’m not talking about the infamous Britney Spears number, I’m talking about correcting an error in AutoCAD that you’ve made. AutoCAD users, especially of Civil 3D , will be familiar with accidentally deleting something and not noticing. One of th...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

AutoCAD Answers - Hatching Spaces with Broken Boundaries

AutoCAD Answers - Hatching Spaces with Broken Boundaries
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Hatch in AutoCAD has historically been a challenge. Over the years it has improved tremendously but occasionally it can be problematical, especially when working with drawings from unknown origins. In a recent training session for an architectural pr...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

AutoCAD Answers - How to set the New Button to open your template

AutoCAD Answers - How to set the New Button to open your template
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In this guide, we will look at how to assign your company template to open just by clicking on the New File icon. With default, out of the box, AutoCAD, clicking on ‘new’ will open a generic template directory that comes with AutoCAD, ideally, it wou...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

How to make AutoCAD Layer States display as a list

How to make AutoCAD Layer States display as a list
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AutoCAD Layer States are a very useful layer management tool for those layer heavy drawing files. Layer states offer the opportunity to group layers together into logical collections such as Building Envelope, Building Services, Structural Detail, Li...
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Dave Cassapi

How to use AutoCAD 3D Data as equipment

How to use AutoCAD 3D Data as equipment
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If you get a model which allows you to use AutoCAD 3D Data as equipment, it is very simple to do. Copy the 3D data, preferably not as a block, into the plant design. To convert the 3D model, use the Convert Equipment icon in the Equipment tab. Select...
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Adam Butcher

Why do we need to export Inventor DWG to AutoCAD DWG?

Why do we need to export Inventor DWG to AutoCAD DWG?
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From time to time during our support work we come across the common issue of exporting an Inventor DWG file to AutoCAD DWG. As both file types have the same (DWG) extension, you might be forgiven for thinking there is no difference but there is!...
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Keith Paterson

AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT - Free Aerial Mapping

AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT -  Free Aerial Mapping
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Autodesk have an agreement with Bing Mapping to provide free aerial photography for Autodesk Users. The only caveat is when using the mapping make sure that the Bing Mapping Copyright Agreement is displayed on your drawing. However AutoCAD & Auto...
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John Bennett

Advanced Steel NC Scribing/Powder Marking/Etching – How To Control The File And Part Reference

Advanced Steel NC Scribing/Powder Marking/Etching – How To Control The File And Part Reference
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Within Advance Steel there are options for Scribing of parts attachment relative to the assembly, to enable scribing in NC Files for Advance Steel the settings new to be based upon assemblies. This setting is required as outlined in this Autodesk Kno...
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