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About CAD Standards

You can create a standards file to define common properties in order to maintain consistency throughout your drawing files. Standards define a set of common properties for named objects such as layers and text styles. You or your CAD manager can create, apply, and audit standards in drawings to enforce consistency. Because standards make it […]
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About Language Packs

Each Autodesk product is installed with a default language. A language pack is a mechanism used by some products to provide another language for the user interface and the documentation. Each language pack contains only the text strings and documents required to support a user working in the specified language; it does not duplicate the […]
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About Modeling 3D Objects

Types of 3D Models Several types of 3D modeling are available in AutoCAD. Each of these 3D modeling technologies offer a different set of capabilities. Wireframe modeling is useful for initial design iterations and as reference geometry, serving as a 3D framework for subsequent modeling or modification. Solid modeling is efficient to use, easy to […]
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About Publishing

Publishing provides a streamlined alternative to plotting multiple drawings by providing compressed representations of drawings in a file that is easy to view and distribute. An electronic drawing set is the digital equivalent of a set of plotted drawings. You create an electronic drawing set by publishing drawings to a DWF, DWFx, or PDF file. […]
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Beginner Workflows

Learn how to perform typical tasks using the software. Topics in this section Beginner Workflows for Architecture These workflows help to orient new users to Revit. They describe typical architectural tasks and provide links to information on how to perform those tasks using Revit. Beginner Workflows for MEP These workflows help to orient new users to the […]
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About Revit Revit is a design and documentation platform that supports the design, drawings, and schedules required for building information modeling (BIM). BIM delivers information about project design, scope, quantities, and phases when you need it. About Parametric Modeling Relationships Parametric modeling refers to the relationships among all elements in a project that enable the coordination […]
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Hitchhikers Guide to AutoCAD Basics

Welcome to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to AutoCAD Basics—your guide to the basic commands that you need to create 2D drawings using AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT. This guide is a great place to get started if you just completed your initial training, or to refresh your memory if you use AutoCAD only occasionally. The included commands […]
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User Interface

Learn how to use and customize the user interface to increase productivity and simplify your workflow. With a few clicks, you can change the interface to better support the way that you work. For example, you can set the ribbon to one of 4 display settings. You can also display several project views at one […]
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