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Michael’s Corner - October/November 2015

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Autumn/Fall is well and truly here for those of us in the northern hemisphere. Summer vacations just a distant memory and we're all looking forward to those Autumn and Winter celebrations that lighten the darker months. Here at CADTutor towers the season has kicked off with a bumper harvest of apples and we've been busy trying to juice them. That's not an excuse for a later than expected Corner but it is a contributory factor. By the way, if you're passing by, you're welcome to as many Bramleys as you can carry!

OK, so what have we got for you this month? Well, we have an overview of the new editing feature for revision clouds in AutoCAD 2016 and 3 other gems, including an excellent tip for changing the location of your layout tabs so they appear above the status bar (as they always did back in the old days). This will be great news for those of you who work with lots of layouts and find that there isn't enough space for all of the tabs in the default workspace.

We'll be back again in December with some Winter gems. In the meantime, enjoy Halloween, Thanksgiving, Harvest Festival and all the other wonderful celebrations taking place this time of year.

Did I mention, free apples?

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Object Snap | AutoCADA tutorial giving an overview of all the AutoCAD object snaps (osnaps) with some worked examples. The tutorial also covers the use of temporary tracking points and object snap tracking.

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Paper Space Exercise

Paper Space Exercise | AutoCADAutoCAD's paper space mode is a bit like having a page in a scrapbook onto which you can paste different views of your AutoCAD drawing. This whole page can then be plotted. This exercise demonstrates how.


AutoCAD 2010: The User Interface - Part 1

AutoCAD 2010: The User Interface - Part 1 | AutoCADThis video tutorial takes you on a guided tour of the AutoCAD 2010 user interface. This is the best place to start for beginners. Running time: 3min 56sec

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Tip of the Day

Maximize your work area

Clean ScreenYou can use Ctrl+0, or go to ToolsClean Screen, or click the faint blue square icon at the very bottom right of the AutoCAD program window to maximize your entire work area. The only thing that will show is your top Pull-down Menu, your Command Line, and/or your Layout Tabs, maximizing the drawing area as much as possible. Of course, you could also turn off the command line and just work with Dynamic Input if you wanted to be even more minimal. These command options work as a toggle, so simply repeat the action to restore the full interface.

If you are a customized keyboard command type of person, the command is CLEANSCREENON and CLEANSCREENOFF so you can easily add it into your ACAD.PGP file complete with your personal Command Alias.

Today's tip is by StykFacE

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