Meridian users can save time and increase data accuracy by leveraging the AutoCAD attribute synchronization features. This feature allows data to be pulled into the Meridian metadata fields directly from linked attributes within an AutoCAD block. Not only can data be pulled into Meridian, but data can also be pushed from the Meridian metadata into AutoCAD attributes without even opening the document. This synchronization of data can be manually executed, or it can be triggered by specific Meridian events. This functionality promotes data accuracy and can help increase a user’s productivity.
The “Express Tools” in the AutoCAD® software has proven to provide some additional beneficial tools atop the standard AutoCAD installation. These tools can be added to a standard AutoCAD installation by modifying any existing installation to include the "Express Tools" features. Once installed, some of the features I have found useful over the years are listed below. Give them a test for yourself!
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.