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Mark Calloway

How to Stop AutoCAD from Freezing When You Press F8

How to Stop AutoCAD from Freezing When You Press F8
Are you having an issue when running AutoCAD on Windows 10 whereby if you press the F8 key AutoCAD will freeze for a while. AutoCAD will eventually become responsive again but only after waiting 5-10 minutes. This issue is caused by the Windows 10 Anniversary update and can affect all versions of AutoCAD and AutoCAD based products. Unfortunately, this is not a fault with your AutoCAD so we are wai...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

How to Draw Multiple Lines in AutoCAD - Whitepaper

How to Draw Multiple Lines in AutoCAD - Whitepaper
In a recent AutoCAD training course a question was asked. ‘Was it possible to draw several lines at once to represent, for example, the interior and exterior faces of a wall?’ The short answer is yes. For many years AutoCAD has had a feature called multi-lines and using this we can even configure various Multi-line styles to represent different types of walls of varying build-ups and thicknesses. ...
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Greg Benson-Shettle

AutoCAD visits Father Christmas

AutoCAD visits Father Christmas
AutoCAD visits Father Christmas in this festive tutorial for a bit of fun that explores an assortment of drafting tools and the command line options that provide greater scope of usage over the default settings. In this AutoCAD video tutorial there will be extensive use of various elliptical tools, practical application of trimming using both selective cutting edges and global select all options. ...
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Michael Arnott

Autodesk announce AutoCAD for Mac 2017 – the best CAD software for Mac users yet

Autodesk announce AutoCAD for Mac 2017 – the best CAD software for Mac users yet
After spending a year fastidiously working on developments, Autodesk have revealed AutoCAD for Mac 2017, alongside an LT version, and it is set to be the best CAD software for Mac users to date. Amongst many exciting feature developments, the more intuitive User Interface immediately stands out, with its new Model and Layout tabs, and updated Status Bar. Tool Sets are easier to use than ever, as y...
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Pat Mullins

Using layer mapping while exporting .DWG format files from Revit

Using layer mapping while exporting .DWG format files from Revit
Revit has the ability to export AutoCAD drawing files which have predefined layer name and colour properties. This is achieved by using an ‘Export Setup’ which allows us to define specific layer names and colours for categories within Revit. Using this technique, we can accurately define the layer and colour properties of AutoCAD elements which have been exported from Revit. • You can find the DWG...
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Mark Calloway

Importing and exporting AutoCAD tool palettes

Importing and exporting AutoCAD tool palettes
Here is how to import and export your tool palettes in AutoCAD. Exporting Tool Palettes • In the AutoCAD command line type “CUSTOMIZE” and hit enter. • This will open a window called “Customize”. In the left hand column your palettes will be listed, right click the palette you want to export then click “Export...” from the menu. • This will then ask you where you want to save the exported tool p...
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Mark Calloway

How to export, import, reset or backup your AutoCAD settings

How to export, import, reset or backup your AutoCAD settings
AutoCAD comes with a number of tools which allows you to package up your AutoCAD settings and save them as a Zip file. This is useful for a number of reasons, perhaps you want to make a backup of your settings or maybe you want to move your settings to another computer. Whatever your reason this you step by step guide will help you. Exporting your AutoCAD Settings Before you begin you need to make...
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Jonathan Hand

Advance Steel 2016 – Adding Rollover Tooltips

Advance Steel 2016 – Adding Rollover Tooltips
A feature introduced in Advance Steel 2015 was the ability for AutoCAD to show Advance Steel properties in the rollover tooltips. When you hover the cursor over an Advance Steel object you can see custom information like Section size, bolt diameter & part numbers. Using the CUI editor you can simply add your own tooltips so they will show in the quick properties. This will allow you to speed ...
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Yasmin Talbot

Autodesk Release New Structural Fabrication Suite!

Autodesk Release New Structural Fabrication Suite!
Autodesk Release New Structural Fabrication Suite! The complete toolset for structural engineers and fabricators in one Suite! From today, Autodesk have released a new Structural Fabrication Suite on a 1 Year Desktop Subscription at £2795. For the first time, customers can take structural BIM models through design review & fabrication within one Suite, dramatically reducing company software...
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Yasmin Talbot

Architectural, Engineering and Construction Webinars at Graitec

Architectural, Engineering and Construction Webinars at Graitec
In October we will be running an array of free and informative webinars for the AEC Industry. Join us for one or more of these and bring along any questions you may have about BIM or the software, and Graitec's professional application engineers who are experts in the field will be able to answer these. To find out more on each individual webinar, take a look at our events page today. Alternativ...
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