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What's New in AutoCAD 2018

by Daniel Hwang on Mar 21, 2017

The 2018 release of AutoCAD brings new features that allow you to stay at the forefront of the design world. Create and share precise drawings with innovative productivity and collaboration tools and save time with new tools to fix broken paths for externally referenced files. The SHX text recognition tool quickly converts imported PDF geometry to text objects and you’ll also notice improvements in 3D navigation when zooming and panning.

Let’s dive right into all the new features in AutoCAD 2018 and discover how these features will have a drastic impact on your workflow.

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Topics: autocad, What's New, AutoCAD 2018, What's New in 2018

AutoCAD Plant 3D: Project Manager Essentials

by Nigel Ambayec on Mar 7, 2017

AutoCAD Plant 3D’s Project Manager tool enables users to create a consistent working environment for all project team members.

In this recap of Autodesk Virtual Academy, KETIV’s AutoCAD expert, Greston Dunivin, demonstrates Project Manager uses and best practices as well as how to organize and associate files for a collaborative design environment.

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Topics: autocad, Plant 3D Project Manager, AutoCAD Plant 3D, Project Manager

AutoCAD Help: How to Customize AutoCAD ViewCube

by Daniel Hwang on Feb 14, 2017

Have you ever found yourself working in AutoCAD only to be bothered by the ViewCube in your drawing space? Or Maybe you'd just like to momentarily remove it to help edit a current design.

It seems most people fall under one of two categories:

  1. Those who want nothing more than to get rid of the ViewCube
  2. Those who have never noticed it before until it got in the way of their drawing, and now want nothing more than to get rid of the ViewCube

Joking aside, the ViewCube is available for all AutoCAD users by default and is helpful for keeping your drawings “upright.” However, it's more useful for those that work in a 3D drawing environment, and not so much for 2D drafters. If that’s you, I’m going to show you how to get rid of that ViewCube – or if you’re feeling up to it, how you can make it larger.

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Topics: Autodesk AutoCAD, autocad, AutoCAD 2017, ViewCube, AutoCAD ViewCube, akn_include

Autodesk Virtual Academy: Panel Design in AutoCAD Electrical

by Nigel Ambayec on Oct 14, 2016

Are you forced to guess on enclosure sizes or missing components from schematics? Are requisitions processed with incorrect tags and part numbers?

Panel Design in AutoCAD Electrical allows you to eliminate costly errors with dynamically linked tagging and manufacturer-driven component footprints. Join us as we take a look at how to navigate this tool.

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Topics: AutoCAD Electrical, autocad, AutoCAD 2017, Panel Design

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