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What's 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:

  • Executive Overview
  • 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 system      variables
  • And much more comprehensive than documents prepared by Autodesk.

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Five chapters, one appendix, 94 pages, and over dozens of color illustrations.

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table of contents

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
Vault 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

about the author

Ralph Grabowski has authored and co-authored 140+ books on CAD management, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Generic CADD, IntelliCAD, MicroStation, TurboCAD, VDraft, Visio, HTML, and VRML. He is the editor of upFront.eZine, and maintains a Weblog at worldcadaccess.com/typepad.com

Mr Grabowski received his B.A.Sc ('80) degree in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia. He currently works and lives in the beautiful Central Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada.

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