Another day, another video, this week we’ve got two new tutorials incomming so make sure you check back again in a day as well. In todays video I go over a commonly asked question, how do I turn on Coordinates in autocad so I can see where I’m drawing. I didn’t realize just how hidden or not straight forward the customization tab is in AutoCAD and wasn’t sure why so many people had asked how to turn on their coordinates along the bottom status bar of their workspace. In my recently release book: The AutoCAD Productivity Handbook I wrote a section advocating customizing your autoCAD workspace to work better for you. Why leave it stock when you can be faster and more productive when it’s customized to your needs.
Did you know that this year (2017) marks the 35th anniversary of AutoCAD? Developed and marketed by AutoDesk, AutoCAD was initially release in December 1982 as a desktop app running on microcomputers with internal graphics controllers (from Wikipedia). Perhaps not quite as interesting to you, this was just over 3 years before I was born (Jan 1986), which leads me to why todays post is such a cool one and one that is a huge honor for me to even be able to write. To celebrate 35 years of helping design, create and engineer the world and our futures from the ground up, AutoCAD has decided to highlight and recognize the next generation of designers and users of AutoCAD by creating the AutoCAD 35 under 35 young designers list..
As we continue into early 2017, it’s once again time for a new release and update of AutoDesks tested and true software, AutoCAD 2018. As recently as a few years ago , this annual announcement and unveiling would be a really big deal for drafters and design companies, finding out what cool features would be added to the new version of AutoCAD! But more importantly, it was the barometer of whether you or your company would be making the leap to upgrade to the newest version or if you would be waiting it out until the next year. Many times, if the changes weren’t drastic and the .dwg file type wasn’t changing (every few releases of AutoCAD we would get a new .dwg type and the previous version wouldn’t open the new files, this meant it was definitely time for an upgrade) we would make the decision to save some money and get the next one