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[Autodesk] Update and Re-path Without Launching AutoCAD

Simply with AutoCAD 2013's Reference Manager, you can adjust and update file configurations without ever having to step inside AutoCAD. Autodesk Technologist Shaan Hurley bangs out this very useful tip on how you can cover a multitude of changes quickly. Read on…


Added by Kevin L on March 25, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

[JTB World] Pin Any Document to The Start Screen in Windows 8

A general tip for the first adopters out there. For those of us who have already moved on to embrace Windows 8 and all it's quirks, this quick tip from the JTB World blog…


Added by Kevin L on March 22, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

[Mad Cadder] Turn off ViewCube in AutoCAD

For many users of AutoCAD, the ViewCube serves an ornamental purpose, a quiet reminder that AutoCAD is capable of creating not just 2D content. However, most of the time it just gets in the way. Below is the latest tip from cad blogger,…


Added by Kevin L on January 14, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

[Cadalyst] Autodesk Bestows Expert Elite Status on Cadalyst Contributing Editor

Without amazing content from contributing bloggers, there wouldn't be much to post about here at WikiCAD. That is why we are so happy to hear that longtime Cadalyst contributor Hot Tip Harry - R.K. McSwain was recognized by Autodesk  for his…


Added by Kevin L on January 7, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

[Cad Notes] How to: fix my AutoCAD drawing to correct drawing unit

Enjoy this latest tip from Edwin Prakoso of  If you ever had unit conversion issues, this post should be quite helpful for you folks out there. Read on.

We covered…


Added by Kevin L on November 29, 2012 at 9:43am — No Comments

[Cad Notes] Disable ghost/dimmed annotation during annotation scaling selection in AutoCAD

Ghostly annotations getting in the way? Here is another AutoCAD tip from Edwin Prakoso of Cad Notes. Read his quick tip on how to manage and adjust annotation below!

Do you use annotation scaling?…


Added by Kevin L on November 16, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments

[SW Blog] SolidWorks Materials: Manage & Customize

Here is a quick tip from SolidWork's own blog! This quick tip shows how you can add, remove and rearrange your favorite materials. Get wise and customize with this tip! Check out the preview below.



Added by Kevin L on November 6, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Drawing with Surveyor’s Units in AutoCAD

Autodesk Technical Evangelist, Shaan Hurley, has posted an awesome, little…


Added by Vince Johnson on July 23, 2012 at 11:33am — No Comments

Hiding Revit Family Parameters in a Project

Learn how to create hidden parameters in your Revit projects in this great tech tip over at Some characteristics of hidden parameters…


Added by Vince Johnson on July 12, 2012 at 11:37am — No Comments

Date & Time with AutoCAD

AutoCAD has a great way to help you stay on track during your busy schedule; fields.

For example, the Insert Field dialog has an entire category devoted to “Date & Time” fields, with more formats than you will probably ever…


Added by Vince Johnson on July 5, 2012 at 11:51am — No Comments

Documenting 3D Models: Part 5

Autodesk Guru Kate Morrical has added Part 5 to her ongoing AutoCAD tutorial. In part 5, she talks about Section Views. She will covers the entire Section…


Added by Vince Johnson on June 18, 2012 at 11:06am — No Comments

Inventor Tech Tip: Controlling Include/Exclude

For all our Inventor users out there we have a great tip from the Being Inventive blog. In this tip you will learn how to modify the state of …


Added by Vince Johnson on May 10, 2012 at 10:58am — No Comments

Viewports Panel in AutoCAD 2013

For those who have made the switch to AutoCAD 2013, you may have noticed the "Viewports" panel is now called the "Model Viewports". The Model Viewports panel is only for arranging view in modelspace. If you visit the Layout tab you can find the new home for rectangular, polygonal, and…


Added by Vince Johnson on April 19, 2012 at 11:26am — No Comments

Annotation Visibility in AutoCAD LT

AutoCAD LT guru Kate Morrical has posted a great tip over at her blog to help you with your annotation's.

"When you’re working in a…


Added by Vince Johnson on March 19, 2012 at 10:22am — No Comments

Convert Inventor Files to AutoCAD Files

Great tip over at David Gaskill breaks down how to convert AutoDesk Inventor files into AutoCAD…


Added by Vince Johnson on January 23, 2012 at 11:35am — No Comments

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on a Secret Dimensioning Command

AutoCAD guru Lynn Allen has a new blog post in which she breaks down the secret AutoCAD dimensioning command.…


Added by Vince Johnson on January 17, 2012 at 11:52am — No Comments

Creating Blocks with Multiple Insertion Points in AutoCAD

AutoCAD guru Lynn Allen has a great new AutoCAD tip over at her blog. In it she shows how…


Added by Vince Johnson on December 19, 2011 at 3:27pm — No Comments

AutoCAD tip: Working with Different Measurement Unit

Great AutoCAD tip from Cad Notes. Basically, it talks about how AutoCAD doesn’t work with real world measurement, but drawing unit. They covered how to…


Added by Vince Johnson on September 8, 2011 at 12:58pm — No Comments

SolidWorks Tech Tip: Fit Spline

Splines are versatile. They define the complex, organic shapes that are important in industrial design. But there’s a price to pay: controlling splines usually requires moving spline points, dragging control handles and editing tangent influences. That’s a lot of work, although often it’s…


Added by Vince Johnson on August 24, 2011 at 3:11pm — No Comments

AutoCAD 2012 Balloon Tricks

New to AutoDesk Technology Evangelist, Shaan Hurley's blog, we bring you some neat new AutoCAD tips to create bill of material callout balloons more effectively. …


Added by Vince Johnson on August 8, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

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