AutoCAD 2013/2014/2015

AutoCAD 2013/2014/2015

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autocad 2013 educational version

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05-13-2012 02:56 AM


I am very new to autocad and I am using the educational version of 2013, I am trying to teach my self the very interesting world of Autocad. I have been following various tutorials that are freely available online and in books.

Some of these tutorials are asking for the format command or the format tab on the ribbon.

Firstly I have neither the ribbon tab or the format command in the command line. It just says unknown command.


Is this normal or is it because this is the educational version.




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Re: autocad 2013 educational version

05-13-2012 08:49 PM in reply to: digger49

I think they are talking about Ribbon and old Classic Commnand user interface.

What command did you type in to get Unknown Command ?

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Re: autocad 2013 educational version

05-14-2012 02:36 AM in reply to: digger49

Down on the bottom of the AutoCAD screen is the status bar... and on the right hand end of it will be a little symbol that looks like a gear.  This is the Workspace Switching icon.  Click it and select the Drafting and Annotaion selection. Your checkmark is probably on AutoCAD Classic.  The Drafting and Annotation selection will give you a workspace with the Ribbon.



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Re: autocad 2013 educational version

05-14-2012 05:39 AM in reply to: digger49

There is no 'format' command in AutoCAD: what is the tutorial trying to get you to do exactly?

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