CADDManager on June 25th, 2013

Here is a PDF file that contains the minimum system requirements for AutoCAD from 2000 up to 2014.  It includes PC and Mac requirements. Mac 2014 is not defined yet. It is interesting to see the standards ramp up over the years.  These are minimum amounts and do not reflect the best or top notch [...]

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CADDManager on June 10th, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 System Requirements Here are the system requirements for using AutoCAD 2014.  I would suggest that you provide the best system you can for running this release.  The minimums will work, but may strain your machine.  And kick up the RAM memory to 8GB. For 32-bit AutoCAD 2014 Windows® 8 Standard, Enterprise, or Professional [...]

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CADDManager on May 29th, 2013

Once you have installed AutoCAD 2014, you will need to either continue using the 30 day trial or activate the license that you have purchased.  Activation is pretty easy to do as long as you are connected to the Internet. When you first open the product, it will be in the Trial Version mode.  This [...]

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CADDManager on May 28th, 2013

I recently installed AutoCAD 2014 on my Dell Precision M4300 (32 bit, Win 7 – older machine) and wanted to share the process with you.  So I created some screen caps along the way.  It was a fairly smooth process for a standalone install and it went off without a hitch.  I installed from download [...]

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CADDManager on May 23rd, 2013

Autodesk has often been in the name change business and that trend continues. AutoCAD WS is now called AutoCAD 360.  It brings it in line with other “360″ tools that Autodesk has like Autodesk 360, PLM 360, Sim 360, Fusion 360, BIM 360 and more. AutoCAD 360 is a free, easy-to-use mobile drawing and drafting [...]

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CADDManager on September 27th, 2011

I first posted the AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts back in 2008 and many have downloaded and add to my list. Here is the updated list for 2012 versions of AutoCAD and the various products that use it as a platform.   Here is the new list:  AutoCAD Keyboard Shortcuts-2012 An added bonus – the last page [...]

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CADDManager on March 28th, 2011

While the requirements have not changed much for this release… If you are not on Windows 7 yet – it may be time to move. If you are not on a 64bit system yet – it may be time to move.  If you have not loaded up your system with RAM – time to slam [...]

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CADDManager on July 13th, 2010

It use to be pretty tough to get special characters into your text in AutoCAD.  You had to use %% or other tricks to get it done.   Some may still use these “inline” tricks or you could use the menus. Ever use Unicode – I have not… but… When entering text, you can create [...]

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Final look at the Plot and Publish Tab. Specify Plot Offset Relative To Specifies whether the offset of the plot area is from the lower-left corner of the printable area or from the edge of the paper (PLOTOFFSET system variable).  Depending on your plotter you may have to fiddle with these setting. Printable Area Specifies [...]

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