August 2, 2021

Tech Tip: Using DesignCenter to Import Wires into AutoCAD Electrical

You have valid AutoCAD Electrical wires located in various template files, or files inside other projects, and you would like to use them in the current drawing you are working ...

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June 3, 2021

Steel Fabrication Models: Autodesk Inventor vs. Advance Steel

Change is constant in the design world, and the fast-paced construction industry puts your time at a premium. Any tool that speeds up your work and makes you more efficient ...

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May 12, 2021

Updating an AutoCAD Electrical Project File to a New Environment File

The environment file (wd.env) in AutoCAD Electrical controls where the software retrieves the content needed to create the drawings. The wd.env identifies: where the libraries are located for various symbols used ...

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April 26, 2021

Automated Workflow Saves Molex 90%+ of Time on Designs

Some companies spend a significant amount of time on manual processes while using AutoCAD MEP to develop lighting designs. If yours is one of them, you can benefit from customizing ...

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April 14, 2021

DEMO: 5 Exciting New Features in AutoCAD 2022

Well, it’s here . . . AutoCAD 2022! With it comes some cool new features that I find really exciting. Of course, there are always the performance enhancements to make ...

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December 21, 2020

BSA Construction Merit Badge – Community Service Project

Last month I was happy to join Batson-Cook Construction and Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to celebrate Construction Merit Badge Day at the Batson-Cook HQ and at a local construction ...

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September 21, 2020

One Awesome Drawing Purge Option

I’ve been working with AutoCAD-based products since the 80’s. I’ve worked as a draftsman, designer, CAD manager, and jack-of-all trades (master at none) CAD monkey. One thing I’ve learned is ...

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May 5, 2020

AutoCAD Tip: Polyline Fillet

I’ve been teaching and mentoring AutoCAD users for years. One aspect of my job allows me to work directly with users overseeing their process and offering tips on how to ...

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Why AutoCAD is Still Relevant in a BIM World

August 20, 2019

Why AutoCAD is Still Relevant in a BIM World

I’m an AutoCAD fan. Don’t get me wrong, I love Revit. The intelligence, the immersion, the possibilities… However, as a long-time user and instructor of Autodesk AutoCAD, I still see ...

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3D Here We Come – Legacy AutoCAD Trade in

June 12, 2019

3D Here We Come – Legacy AutoCAD Trade-in

Are there Autodesk software tools that you’ve been tempted to upgrade to, if only you could save some money doing it? From now until October 25, 2019, you can. Trade ...

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May 14, 2019

Customer Success: AutoCAD Programming

Bill needed his AutoCAD programmers to move into the 21st century. His current custom programming was developed in the late 80s and 90s and built on AutoLISP and Visual Basic ...

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October 11, 2018

AutoCAD Tip – Change Line Layer Within Command

The other day I clicking around in AutoCAD and accidentally came across this little trick to change layers for line segments without having to stop the command.  I found it ...

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