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Inside? AutoCAD 2013 provides the most in-depth review of AutoCAD 2013 for Windows and Mac. This reference paper is designed for you
to evaluate the latest release of Autodesk's
flagship software, and forms critcal reading for competitors and customers.
What's new? What's changed? Find out:
New commands and system variables
Undocumented commands and sysvars
- Changes to the user interface
- Changes to existingcommands and system variables
- Removed commands and system variables
- System, file, hardware, and other changes
- Alphabetical summaries of new commands and
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Chapter 1 Executive Summary
Our Top 3 AutoCAD 2013 Features, #1: Changes to the Command Line, #2: Additions to Drawing Views, #3: Switching from AutoCAD WS to Autodesk 360, Our Honorable Mentions, What's Inside? AutoCAD LT 2013
Chapter 2 In Depth: New and Changed Commands and System Variables
UI and Properties:
Application Menu, Command Line, Changed CLI GUI, CLI Text and Colors, Keyboard Shortcuts, Added Shortcuts, Changed Shortcut, Removed Shortcut, Drawing Area, InfoCenter, List and AdCenter, Language Packs, Options, Display Tab, Open and Save Tab, System Tab, 3D Modeling Tab, Selection Tab, Online Tab, Properties, Purge and Rename, Quick Access Toolbar, Quick View Drawings, Ribbon, Splash Screen, Status Bar
2D and Text:
Array, Polar Arrays, Path Arrays, Hatch Editing, Images, Layouts and Viewports, Move and Rotate, Offset, Polylines, Text and Style, Annotative Scaling, Fonts, Leaders, MLeaders, Snap, Wipeout, Xrefs and Attach
Export to Layout, Extract Curves, Model Documentation, Changes to Existing Commands, Adding Details and Sections, Identifier Tab, Detail Boundary Tab, View Label Tab, Placing View Sections, Identifier and Arrows Tab, Cutting Plane Tab, View Label Tab, Hatch Tab, Editing Sketches and Components, Point Clouds, PressPull, Rendering, Changed Ribbon
Uploading and Downloading Files, Sharing Files Online, Synching and Options, Seek, Removed WS Commands, Removed Toolbar
PLM and Vault:
Accessing Vault in AutoCAD
Open and Save, Graphics Caching, Preview Thumbnails, Proxy Objects, Template Files, Import and Export, ACIS Export, Inventor Import
Content Explorer, Customization and Programming, CUI, ARX, Exchange, Help, Miscellany, Welcome Screen
Chapter 3 Alphabetical Summary of New and Changed Commands
Chapter 4 Alphabetical Summary of New and Changed System Variables
Chapter 5 System and Other Changes
System Requirements, Windows Operating Systems, Web Browser, 32-bit CPUs, 64-bit CPUs, RAM, Drives, Graphics Boards, Pointing Devices, Compatibility with Earlier Releases, API, DWG
Appendix A: Changes to AutoCAD for Mac 2013
New Features, 2D Drafting and 3D Modeling, Project Manager, PDF Underlay, Model Documentation, New Commands, New System Variables, System Requirements, Supported Operating Systems, Supported Mac Models, Supported Hardware
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