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What’s New in AutoCAD 2019

Whats New AutoCAD 2019

One AutoCAD With the release of AutoCAD 2019 you now have access to all industry specific toolsets in one application, in one AutoCAD! Designed to allow you to work faster from anywhere from the web and from mobile apps, here’s what’s New in AutoCAD 2019. The right tools for the job AutoCAD 2019 gives you the right …

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How to save your AutoCAD Drawing to an Older Version of AutoCAD

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Autodesk regularly update the DWG file format and with the release of AutoCAD 2018 Autodesk has once again released a new version.When this happens older AutoCAD releases are unable to open the newer DWG files. So how do you share drawings when the older versions of AutoCAD are not compatible with newer DWG formats? Back Saving …

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How to Recover AutoCAD Drawings

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In this blog I am going to explain how to recover your AutoCAD drawings should they become corrupt and fail to open. ExplanationAutoCAD drawings like most other editable files are subject to becoming corrupt, sometimes this can result in poor performance or behaving strangely. If you are really unlucky however this can sometimes result in the …

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How to Audit AutoCAD Drawings

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In this blog I am going to explain how and why you should regularly audit all your AutoCAD drawings. Explanation Your DWG file contains a database of all the information within your drawing.  As you work on your drawing this database is constantly updated by adding new information and deleting old information. Due to all this …

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How to use External References

External References, or Xrefs, enable you to view the outline of other drawings from within the drawing you are working on, these drawing references update whenever the drawing is edited, keeping you up-to-date with any changes that might happen concurrently. Why should we use xrefs? 1. Keeping the drawing file size smaller 2. Drawing data …

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AutoCAD to Revit

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We could all use a little change – AutoCAD to Revit. Recently I have come across lots of practises both in manufacturing and AEC who are still using AutoCAD to create shop drawings and outsourcing the 3d modelling and rendering capabilities to others. I myself have been at a company that used this kind of workflow and maybe for some …

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