It’s that time of year, when Autodesk rolls out the latest version of their flagship products, like AutoCAD and other AutoCAD-based applications. While the discovery of new features and improvements can be quite exciting, what’s not so great is migrating all of your custom menus, shortcuts, and settings into the new versions. Often this can be a daunting task. The good news is there are tools and methods that can help with this chore. Today I will talk primarily about plain AutoCAD migration, but other AutoCAD based applications may apply here as well.
Very rarely do we get a do over in life. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had a reset button that would give us a fresh start? Well, the good news for AutoCAD and Inventor users is that such a tool does exist for us.
Webster’s Dictionary defines lasso as:
A rope with a loop that is used for catching animals (such as cattle or horses), with its first known usage in 1807.
Fast forward to 2015 when Lasso functionality was introduced in AutoCAD 2015. At that time, it was a “new and innovative” way to aid in object selection. I have found that, much like Ribbon, Lasso is either a “love it” or “hate it” feature.