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AutoCAD 2016 – 30 releases young and still going strong – Part 1

This is a guest post from Lee Ambrosius, who was my co-author for the AutoCAD 2015 and AutoCAD 2015 LT Bible. As you can tell from the photo, he’s a runner — even in some pretty cold Wisconsin weather! Lee is both an Autodesk Authorized Developer and Authorized Author. He’s also the author of the […]

5 things you never knew you could design with AutoCAD

Eric Hoover

This is a guest post by Eric M. Hoover, who is a Social Media and Content Strategist, building global marketing campaigns for a wide variety of brands. Eric has a fondness for automotive and architectural design, and previously developed website strategy for major automakers and renewable energy companies. He was introduced to […]

AutoCAD 2015 is here! What’s new?

Another year, another AutoCAD release. Autodesk has been pretty reliable that way for years. Here’s my list of new features — along with my opinion, when I have one.

New way to start — and switch among — drawings

Several times, Autodesk has tried to add a “front” to AutoCAD. Remember the Today page? Then […]

Meet AutoCAD 2014

This is a guest post by AutoCAD guru Lee Ambrosius. Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc. He worked on the user documentation for over six releases, but now primarily works on the developer documentation. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD related books under the For Dummies brand and has […]

AutoCAD 2013 new features

AutoCAD 2013 was recently released and as usual, I’m providing a summary of the major new features so you can decide if you want to upgrade.

New file format

AutoCAD is updated every year, but only every 3 years or so do they change the file format. A new file format means that people with […]

AutoCAD 2012 new features!

Describes and shows AutoCAD 2012’s new features, with descriptions, screenshots, and videos. […]

AutoCAD for the Mac!

AutoCAD for the Mac is coming. Autodesk made the official announcement at the end of August and is expected to ship very soon. Are you interested? Autodesk expects the architectural industry to be most interested in AutoCAD for the Mac. What do you think?

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AutoCAD 2011 New Feature Roundup

It’s that time of year again, when Autodesk allows us beta participants out of our non-disclosure agreement and lets us finally discuss all of the new features! Each year I cover them in some detail, so you can decide if you want to upgrade.

What are the biggies? New 3D surfaces are probably the biggest […]