AutoCAD 2013/2014/2015

AutoCAD 2013/2014/2015

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MyCADDie
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So... apparently AutoCAD 2015 has been released. Only yesturday - right?

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03-21-2014 12:34 PM

anyone have good links to 'What's new' ?

 

(The only reason I know it's been released is that it showed up on our subscription page available for download.)

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nrz13
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Re: So... apparently AutoCAD 2015 has been released. Only yesturday - right?

03-21-2014 01:15 PM in reply to: MyCADDie

Yes, it only showed up yesterday for me as well.  I've got it installed, but I'm still configuring.  There are some videos on the "Learn" screen that cover what's new, but I don't know how to access those videos without installing the program first.  I assume they're being pulled somewhere from the web.

The most immediately noticeable change is the expansion of the dark and light themes (installs dark by default).  Instead of just a couple of things switching per the scheme, it is pretty much all-encompassing.  For instance, the Layers Manager and Properties palettes are black with white text under the dark theme, or white with black text under the light theme (mostly like they used to be).  The interface has also taken some design cues from Windows 8 and Office 2013.

I haven't discovered any actual drafting improvements that would help me much so far, but I'm still getting into it.  They've added a lasso selection window for selecting objects, which I suppose could come in handy in some cases.

I'm guessing the bugs that have been present through version after version have not been fixed, though.  Fixing the bugs is always my biggest feature request, but I've always been disappointed.  It's too early for me to comment on this though; I'm just speculating for now.


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Re: So... apparently AutoCAD 2015 has been released. Only yesturday - right?

03-21-2014 05:21 PM in reply to: MyCADDie
Autodesk hasn't officially announced it so those that know a lot can't say much or blog much about it yet.
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nikolap
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Re: So... apparently AutoCAD 2015 has been released. Only yesturday - right?

03-23-2014 08:41 AM in reply to: MyCADDie

Bug No1: missing horizontal scroll bar

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pendean
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Re: So... apparently AutoCAD 2015 has been released. Only yesturday - right?

03-23-2014 09:09 AM in reply to: MyCADDie
Yep, noticed that too.
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Re: So... apparently AutoCAD 2015 has been released. Only yesturday - right?

03-24-2014 07:27 AM in reply to: nikolap

I didn't know people still used the scroll bars, interesting.

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Re: So... apparently AutoCAD 2015 has been released. Only yesturday - right?

03-24-2014 10:41 AM in reply to: GrantsPirate
Old Timer Habit of mine :smileyhappy:
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Re: So... apparently AutoCAD 2015 has been released. Only yesturday - right?

03-25-2014 03:37 AM in reply to: pendean

Yup it was announced today at the AutoCAD Blogger Council event in San Francisco. We have a post about it here courtesy of Mike Thomas http://designandmotion.net/autodesk/autocad/why-autocad-2015-is-the-best-release-ever/ 

 

I hope you guys like it.

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nikolap
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Re: So... apparently AutoCAD 2015 has been released. Only yesturday - right?

03-25-2014 11:16 AM in reply to: GrantsPirate

GrantsPirate wrote:

I didn't know people still used the scroll bars, interesting.


Horizontal scroll bar is very useful for adjustment by ploting a lot of drawings with same size successively. And this scroll bar is now missing :smileyfrustrated:

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Re: So... apparently AutoCAD 2015 has been released. Only yesturday - right?

03-25-2014 12:15 PM in reply to: nikolap

Well I would abandon that method if I were you and use multiple layouts.  Or at least use the view command and have all those with named views.  Then you can automate the plotting process very easily.

 

If you have the same size drawings all the time then define the views in your template, saving even more time.

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