Autodesk shake things up with Design 8:16!

Some time ago, I mentioned AutoCAD for the Mac, which was pretty impressive back then. But now, personally, I think Autodesk have excelled themselves! Under the Design 8:16 initiative, we now not only have AutoCAD 2012 for Mac (with network licencing) but we now have AutoCAD LT2012 for Mac and a desktop version of AutoCAD […]

AutoCAD 2012 Quick Tip – Measuring Areas (AutoCAD) – Part 2

Level: REGULAR USER/INTERMEDIATE OK, so here we are for Part 2 of Measuring Areas in AutoCAD 2012. What I am going to show you is how to use the AREA command in AutoCAD and the good thing is that we already have polylines that have an area so there is no need to trace around […]

AutoCAD 2012 Quick Tip – Measuring Areas (AutoCAD) – Part 1

Level: REGULAR USER/INTERMEDIATE I work in Facilities Management (FM) on a regular basis, often working with proprietary Computer Aided Facilities Management (CAFM) systems such as FM:Systems and ARCHIBUS. Now these systems are great and do many things to build a CAFM inventory linked to your CAD drawings. However, what I want to do here is […]

AutoCAD 2012 Quick Tip – Using the new ARRAY command

OK, so I’m slow on the uptake and didn’t realise there was a new version of AutoCAD out! [Just kidding] You couldn’t miss the 2012 releases this year – Autodesk have done a pretty good job of getting them everywhere! So, what is new in AutoCAD 2012? The ARRAY command is one of the new […]

Is the CAD classroom obsolete?

So, let’s ask that again…is the CAD classroom a thing of the past? I am an Autodesk Approved Instructor and AU Speaker so maybe I have a biased opinion here but no, I don’t think it is. The physical classroom still has its place but I think learning and training methodologies have adapted with the […]

AutoCAD Quick Tip – Kick start AutoCAD using the STARTUP variable!

OK, so you’ve just started using AutoCAD proper. You’ve just done your Learning AutoCAD course at your local Autodesk Authorised Training Centre (ATC) and you’re ready to go. Here’s a kicker. Did they show you how to utilise the STARTUP variable to your advantage? Many training courses don’t and leave you to use the Select […]

Happy New Year! – My first AutoCAD Quick Tip of 2011!

First AutoCAD Quick Tip for 2011! Happy New Year to you all! I hope you are all inspired and energised for the New Year! If you’re not, may I suggest some VERY strong coffee? It helps! I was working for a client just before Christmas and we came across an issue that sometimes crops up […]

AutoCAD for Mac Goes LIVE!

It’s official! You can now purchase AutoCAD for Mac! (There is also a 30 day trial version available). Check out the promo video from Autodesk here! Loads of nice screen shots of AutoCAD for Mac on a big iMac screen for you to look at! 🙂 To download the 30 day trial version, all you […]

AutoCAD for Mac Reception – 15th Sept 2010 – London

Well, now I can safely say that I love AutoCAD on the Mac! Having now had hands-on experience of the new version of AutoCAD running on a MacBook, I am REALLY impressed. But before I wax lyrical (no, I promise not to sing! LOL), lets just break down my brief review in to sections. I […]

Have any of you tried DWG TrueView yet?

Hey fellow AutoCAD users! I thought it was about time I blogged again, so here it is! I often wonder if there is still that them and us situation in many companies. You know exactly what I mean, them non-AutoCAD users, and us AutoCAD users. OK, so we’re not talking Luddites and the Industrial Revolution […]