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Ian Bottomley

Introducing Autodesk AutoCAD 2019 Including Specialised Toolsets

Introducing Autodesk AutoCAD 2019 Including Specialised Toolsets
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 applications whether you’re in the office or not. The AutoCAD including specialised toolset represents a consolidation of Autodesk’s original software por...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

New AutoCAD File Format For 2018

New AutoCAD File Format For 2018
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 AutoCAD 2013 file format is all they have ever known and this change has been a bit of a shock. This prompts a big question - which file format should we us...
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Ian Robinson

Oops! How to correct an error in AutoCAD

Oops! How to correct an error in AutoCAD
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 the reasons for this in Civil 3D is that in order to get to the tools for any object, the quickest way is to select the object - you can then use the too...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

AutoCAD Answers - Hatching Spaces with Broken Boundaries

AutoCAD Answers - Hatching Spaces with Broken Boundaries
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 practice using AutoCAD for Mac, hatching was a constant issue because in the content of source drawings, areas that should have been wholly contained h...
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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
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 would be useful if it either opened your company template directory, if you have several different templates or just open your company template. Here’s h...
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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
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, Lighting or Furniture layout. Once set, to turn on and off large groups of layers to display just what we want to see becomes a one-click operation, sav...
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Dave Cassapi

How to use AutoCAD 3D Data as equipment

How to use AutoCAD 3D Data as equipment
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 the 3D data that is the equipment, and select the Convert Equipment. The system will then prompt for the equipment type and the insertion point. You ...
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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?
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! So let me explain the difference between the two file types, and how to set up an efficient workflow for exporting.  If you create a drawing in ...
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Keith Paterson

AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT - Free Aerial Mapping

AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT -  Free Aerial Mapping
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 & AutoCAD LT work off an X,Y coordinate system. The aerial mapping requires a location to be set. One way to do so is setting a longitude and latitude locat...
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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
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 Knowledge Network article. This means that the file name is using the NC position reference, being the main part reference. The same for the internal NC ...
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