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AutoCAD Classic Commands

Posted by Mark Adams on Sep 11, 2020 9:57:07 AM

Each year, Autodesk releases its new version of products, including AutoCAD 2021. As in previous updates, AutoCAD is updated with new commands, and even some changes to the existing commands have occurred. The ARRAY command change in 2013 and the new Layers command before that are just a couple of notable examples of past changes.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, AutoCAD

AutoCAD 2021 Annotation Scaling

Posted by Gary Bergero on Jul 6, 2020 9:00:00 AM

This tech tip shows the power of AutoCAD’s Annotation Scaling. Annotation Scaling allows you to create a final print in Paper Space that has multiple scale factors of a model but clean automatically sized annotations. The annotations automatically adjust to the scale factors that you set up in your viewports.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, AutoCAD

TRIM, EXTEND, and BREAKATPOINT

Posted by Mark Adams on Apr 29, 2020 10:20:07 AM

I have always liked the Trim and Extend commands in Autodesk Inventor, and now AutoCAD 2021 incorporates the same simplified behavior. As you might remember in previous versions, when using the Extend or Trim command in AutoCAD, you were always prompted to select the boundaries first. Now in 2021, AutoCAD detects the boundary(s) automatically, saving the step of having to choose one or more items before selecting the actual items to Trim/Extend. Another nice change, is that the command default to a fence selection, making it ideal for selecting groups of objects.

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Topics: Tips and Tricks, AutoCAD