AutoCAD 2013 Some Thoughts

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Today marks the release of AutoCAD 2013 and I am excited that I can finally start posting tips about some of its new features. I watched the video presentation from Autodesk which discussed more about the trends of where CAD and design tools are headed as opposed to just a kick-off or pep rally about the newest release of AutoCAD. What I noticed during the session was the live comments that were submitted by viewers during the presentation. And a lot of them were negative…
I mention this because people tend to be very negative when a new release of AutoCAD comes out. They usually mention that with each release, there are so few new features that it isn’t worth being a new release. My thoughts towards this mentality is that Autodesk makes these changes to better their products and to help us users – not to frustrate us. Imagine if they waited three years to release a new version of AutoCAD and the entire interface was changed and tools didn’t work the same way (like the array command). I bet that there would be a lot more people complaining about the drastic change of AutoCAD and wishing for an incremental change like what what we currently have every year.
My advice is to have a good attitude with each release and don’t be so negative about its changes.

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