CADDManager on February 29th, 2016

I once had the opportunity to listen to a fire investigator talk about uncovering the means, methods and motives behind arsonist activity. It was a wonderful talk about how she researched and looked for subtle clues on the starting location and spread of a fire and how accelarants may have been used. Accelerants are substances […]

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CADDManager on April 17th, 2015

Many of the Ribbon Panels in AutoCAD 2016 have more than meets the eye.  Want to see more of the menu… Try This: Click the little down arrow at the bottom of the Ribbon. This will drop down the additional menu items. Click on the Pin and it will hold the menu open for you. […]

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CADDManager on March 10th, 2015

Here is a great link that I was informed about. (Thanks Charlotte) It has a great list of AutoCAD Shortcut keys for Mac and a printable template that you can use to add to your keyboard. Here is an example.  Get the full PDF here.

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CADDManager on February 5th, 2015

From a recent FAQ on the topic… “Autodesk is gradually transitioning new software purchases for our products to subscription options only. In the first phase of this transition, new seats of standalone desktop software products will generally be available only as a Desktop Subscription beginning February 1, 2016.” This is the next step in ADSK’s […]

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CADDManager on December 18th, 2014

AutoCAD 2015 System Requirements for 32-bit Workstations (as shown on Autodesk website – more here) Description Requirement Operating system Microsoft® Windows® 7 Enterprise Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Pro Microsoft Windows 8/8.1 Enterprise Browser Internet Explorer® 9.0 or later Processor Intel Pentium 4 or […]

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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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