Save Time in AutoCAD With Custom Workspaces – 2 Minute Tuesday!

Hey Everybody!

Brandon here, back with a new 2 minute Tuesday video! In todays video I go over a quick and easy way to boost your productivity and speed in AutoCAD.

By using and creating a custom workspace in Autocad you can quickly switch how your workspaces is setup and laid out depending on the type of work you’re doing. This lets you always have all of your most used tools, palettes and options automatically switch for you no matter what you’re working on.

This can be useful in so many situations, including working on different disciplines of drawings, like a 3d modelling project and then having to move to working on a 2d floor plan. Creating custom workspaces and switching between them is as easy as clicking a button and can save you tons of time over your drafting career.

Ps. this is also how you switch your AutoCAD layout back to the classic version if you’re still one of those drafters that likes to get rid of the ribbon!

check it out in the video and make sure you let me know how it works for you!


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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 sheet sets.
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/Creator, Husband, Father to two Amazing Kids and Tech Aficionado from a small town in Canada. He has been obsessed with design and technology since he can remember and working as a Civil Designer for nearly as long. Brandon’s blog and Youtube channel, has been his outlet and excuse for keeping up with new tech and trends in the CAD design world for the last 10 years growing to more than 60,000 subscribers and over 15,000,000 views, while also being the source of many great friendships and unique opportunities. If you would like to Sponsor CAD Intentions or Work together in some way, Please visit my About Page and send me an email: