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jdits7
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AutoCAD 2014 What's New

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03-26-2013 09:31 AM

Here is a quick rundown of What's New in AutoCAD 2014

 

http://inventortopix.blogspot.com/2013/03/autocad-2014-whats-new.html

 

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autocad.phil
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Re: AutoCAD 2014 What's New

03-26-2013 02:26 PM in reply to: jdits7

Is that new AutoCorrect feature just good or really good? Hey :smileyvery-happy:

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j_berry
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Re: AutoCAD 2014 What's New

03-27-2013 07:40 AM in reply to: jdits7

File Tabs, that's huge. I've been using those in Autodesk Inventor and it's very convenient. Good to see it carry over to AutoCAD.

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Ron-C
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Re: AutoCAD 2014 What's New

03-27-2013 08:06 AM in reply to: jdits7

So does anyone know if they left the ability to use Tool Bars (Classic Autocad) ?

All I see is that the ribbons are customizable.

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pendean
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Re: AutoCAD 2014 What's New

03-27-2013 08:19 AM in reply to: Ron-C

The Ribbon is nothing more than a Toolbar that's better organized to reduce clutter on the screen and makes all your favorite tools easily available or totally hidden (you do know you can change how it appears and totally customize it just like your favorite toolbars, right?). I don't understand this fear of the Ribbon: unlike other programs, AutoCAd pretty much lets every end user completely change it to suit their needs (or just turn it off for the ultimate cleanscreen).

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j_berry
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Re: AutoCAD 2014 What's New

03-27-2013 08:31 AM in reply to: pendean

pendean wrote:

I don't understand this fear of the Ribbon: unlike other programs, AutoCAd pretty much lets every end user completely change it to suit their needs (or just turn it off for the ultimate cleanscreen).


When users have been using a program and expecting the same commands to be in the same spot over and over again, it's unnerving when everything changes, especially when work needs to get done.

 

I learned AutoCAD just as the Ribbon was introduced (some of our computers had 2008, some 2009) so I forced myself to get used to typing commands. I rarely use the toolbars or ribbons unless I need to change layers, views, or want to browse for a feature I don't normally use.

 

These new autocorrect and autofill features make it much easier to get used to text based commands rather than clicking on toolbars and ribbons. Previously, I would go through ten different spellings of a command I knew existed but was unsure how it was abbreviated. Now I can hit a few keys and have a list of suggested commands pop up.

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dbroad
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Re: AutoCAD 2014 What's New

03-27-2013 08:54 AM in reply to: Ron-C

Classic Workspace is still there.

 

Autocorrect is pretty good: tble yields table.  Since it will almost always return results, it will become more important to autoload all of your custom commands.

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pendean
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Re: AutoCAD 2014 What's New

03-27-2013 09:24 AM in reply to: j_berry

Been using AutoCAD since R9: I managed to survive the transition to Windows from DOS, toolbars from  the sidebar menus and to the Ribbon from toolbars just fine (AND the changes from the Crayon Toolbars to the washed-out ones we have now), so has everyone of us old timers in my office and almost any other office I help set up or help manage or consult over the years. It's not hard to transition, it's just easier to ignore (the real issue). Ribbon has been around since R2006, 8-years ago already: no one has an excuse that's good for that long a time period :smileyhappy:

 

Of course I'm still amazed how many users kill the right-click pop-up feature in favor of only ever having <enter> as it's only function when you can really have both at the same time with no effort at all. To each his own, that's why we love AutoCAD.

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drjohn
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Re: AutoCAD 2014 What's New

03-27-2013 09:30 AM in reply to: pendean

pendean wrote: that's why we love AutoCAD.

/resists the urge to gag  :smileylol:

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j_berry
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Re: AutoCAD 2014 What's New

03-27-2013 09:31 AM in reply to: pendean

pendean wrote:

Ribbon has been around since R2006, 8-years ago already: no one has an excuse that's good for that long a time period :smileyhappy:

 


Did you have to activate it? I never saw the Ribbon until 2009. I've used 04, 06-up.

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