Top Rated Autodesk University Sessions

The Top-Rated Sessions of Autodesk University 2017

Each November industry professionals from across the globe gather in Las Vegas, NV for a week of learning at an event known as Autodesk University. Over the years, a lot about the conference has changed, but one thing that hasn’t is the high caliber of classes offered during the event. Held November 14-16, Autodesk University offered over 700 classes to …

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AutoCAD Plotter Configuration

Simplify AutoCAD Plotting by Hiding System Printers

With the plethora of available options, plotting from AutoCAD can feel intimidating no matter how long you’ve used the software. A common question I receive from both veteran AutoCAD users and novices is why they get inconsistent plots when plotting to the same plotter. Though the answer to this question is as nuanced as plotting itself, a common reason is …

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The CAD Geek Joins Autodesk’s Expert Elite

Last week I had the incredible opportunity to share what a day in the life of The CAD Geek is like during my takeover of the @AutoCAD twitter account. Being the first ever AutoCAD Twitter Takeover, I had little idea what to expect of the whole event but knew I was in good hands with the phenomenally talented AutoCAD marketing …

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Creating Dynamic Viewport Scale Labels in AutoCAD 2018

The AutoCAD 2018.1 update makes it easier than ever to change the scale of a viewport, but how do you ensure that change reflects across your view scale annotations? The process of managing viewport scales and view scale annotations inside AutoCAD are typically separate workflows, and ripe for falling into an asynchronous state. The good news is these two tasks do not …

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Autodesk University 2017 Registration Opens Wednesday

There are exactly 100 days until Autodesk University 2017 in Las Vegas, NV, but only three days until you can register for this year’s conference. That’s right; registration opens on Wednesday, August 9, 2017! If you’ve never attended Autodesk University in the past, it’s a three-day conference that typically attracts about 10,000 Autodesk software users from all over the world. …

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Sheet Setup Made Easy with AutoCAD 2018.1 Views and Viewports

It’s only been about four months since Autodesk released AutoCAD 2018, but that hasn’t slowed the development team. Just last week the team introduced AutoCAD 2018.1, a mid-release update that brings with it numerous incremental updates to AutoCAD 2018. The update is free to anyone with an active subscription or maintenance agreement to AutoCAD, AutoCAD-based verticals, Design Suites, and Industry Collections. …

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AutoCAD Selection Effect

Disable the Glowing Line Highlighting Effect inside AutoCAD 2018

By default, when you select objects in AutoCAD, a blue glowing effect displays to indicate the selected state of an object. The glowing visual effect has been the default for many years now, but some AutoCAD veterans might recall the former dashed effect used to indicate when objects are selected. Although many have come to appreciate, or at least accept …

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Autodesk University Call for Proposals Now Open

Autodesk University 2017 isn’t until late November, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to begin thinking about this year’s conference. Autodesk University is known for the hundreds of incredibly awesome classes about every conceivable (and sometimes inconceivable) design technology topic you can imagine. The basic way those many classes come together is you, and now is your time to make your contributions …

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