AutoCAD Tutorial: Design Center: Copy Styles, Linetypes, Blocks from one drawing to another

woo, another new video tutorial! I’m really liking making these videos lately and I really hope they’ve helped and you’ve all enjoyed them. I’ve even got another one coming this week that will be the start of a new series of Tech and Gadgets for your office and desk!

But lets get started with todays video, in it I go over a cool and very under used feature in AutoCAD, Design Center. I will show you how to use the design center in autocad to quickly and easily copy or move linetypes, layers, dimension styles, blocks, layouts and more from one drawing to another drawing! It really is a cool tool and can save you tons of time when starting a new drawing or simply updating an existing one.
This tool in autocad can be a huge time saver when you need to import title blocks, layouts or anything from an old drawing or a template drawing into a drawing that your working on. You can even use it when you need a block that was made or used in an old drawing, but you would like copy them between drawings.

I hate to plug my newly released book again… cough The AutoCAD Productivity Handbook  cough…  but it covers ways to save time and be more productive in your day to day drafting and using design center more in your workflow could definitely be one of those tips!

Let’s get into the video, check it out now and let me know what you think:

As always, thank you so much for watching, and don’t forget to let me know what tip, trick or tutorial you’d like to see next in the comments or if you’re having issues with your line types.
Cheers and happy drafting!

Just in case you haven’t seen it yet, I recent wrote and AutoCAD book: The AutoCAD Productivity Handbook
check it out and let me know what you think!

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Brandon is a Civil Designer, aspiring blogger and tech aficionado from a small town in Canada. He has been obsessed with design and technology since diapers (coincidentally, his amazing wife recently gave birth to their first son, Emmett, and diapers are now a majority of their free time) and working as a Civil Designer for nearly as long. Brandon’s blog and Youtube channel, CADIntentions.com has been his outlet and loving excuse for keeping up with new tech and trends in the CAD design world for the last five years growing to over 3 million views and being the source of many great friendships and opportunities.