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Previously we published what are the all time popular articles on CAD notes. It means most seen articles by you. This time the editor (it means me) picked 10 best articles published on CAD notes. I decided not to include the 100 tip article. It was something special, but it’s time for other articles to get the spotlight. Aren’t they?
Good articles are not always get the highest views. Sometimes getting highest views simple means it covers popular topic. For example the new array command in version 2012 gets high hits because people get irritated and want to use it the old way. Well, you get the idea.
So I picked 10 articles that I consider as all time best of CAD notes. Because they’re cool, things that we never thought we can do, and things that are useful.
The best articles are
1. What’s new in AutoCAD
This article is really new. This was provided for AutoCAD veterans who recently upgrade to new version and want to skim through all new features. Not specific to a version, but for the last several versions. I will update it regularly, add new key features and removes feature that are no longer ‘new’.
2. 10 reasons to use AutoCAD layout
Layout has become a very important productivity tool. It allows you to do many things that you can’t when you use model space alone. Here are the top 10 reasons to use layout. If you haven’t used it yet, you should read it!
3. Modify AutoCAD status line for real time reporting
A great guest post by Paul Munford of CAD Setter Out. I never thought we can do it in AutoCAD! He shared how you can change what information is shown in status line. Do you want it to show what workspace, user, and profile that currently active? Peace of cake!
4. 10 ways to select object in AutoCAD
AutoCAD object selection works differently with other Windows application. There are many ways to select objects. You will need these tricks when you are working in a crowded drawing.
Read all the 10 ways you can select objects here.
5. 10 days to work better with AutoCAD
This was an ambitious article series. I expected we can discus and explore things we can do to improve our productivity significantly. However, it wasn’t received as many discussions as I expected. But I still think it’s worth noting. Probably we can have another session next time!
6. AutoCAD customize user interface (CUI) tutorial
Customizing AutoCAD means you need to know how to work with CUI. Here we have 5 articles from the basic until you can create your own CUI. However, they doesn’t cover details about macros. AutoCAD is very customizable. While most people are happy using AutoLISP, you probably prefer using ribbon or toolbar!
7. 11 killer tools tool palette macros for working with AutoCAD viewports
Paul Munford doesn’t write often. Even on his blog. But when he does, it surely worth reading. This time he shared how you can use tool palettes for working with viewport. The macros he used are awesome! I never thought we can use macro like that. Interested?
Read the killer macros here.
8. 5 steps to prepare AutoCAD plot
This is a simple guide for beginners. Plotting can be a big problem for beginners. This is a guide how you can prepare your drawing for plotting, in 5 easy steps!
Follow the plot preparation steps here.
9. Controlling linetype scale is as easy as 123
Very similar with plotting, if you prepare your drawing properly, it’s very easy to control your linetype scale. It’s as easy as 123!
Read the 3 steps to control linetype scale here.
10. Setting AutoCAD sun light is easy
I must say that I’m not a master in rendering. That’s why I’m proud of this article. With my limited knowledge, I can make a pretty good rendering. And you know what, to make this awesome rendering is very easy!
Which one do you think is the best article?
Those are best articles on CAD notes until today. At least I think they are. You might have different opinion. Would you share which article is the best on CAD notes? Share in the comment section below.