Category Archives: New In 2013

Up and Running with the 2013 Core Console

With the release of AutoCAD 2013, there is a new feature that is called the “Core Console.” This Core Console is a stripped down version of of AutoCAD that includes no buttons or user interface other than what looks like … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Fillet and Match PLINE Width

With the release of AutoCAD 2012 the JOIN command received some improvements. It will join all of the selected objects regardless of what type of objects they are (line, arc, polyline, 3Dpolyline, spline) and turn them into the most complicated … Continue reading

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2013 Command Line Width

I really like how little space the new command line takes up in the drawing area (vertically), but did you know that the new command can be sized horizontally? Simple move your cursor over the right edge to the command … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013 Property Preview

AutoCAD 2013 has introduced a great new feature that allows you to select objects and then preview their property changes prior to assigning those properties to the objects. This a familiar feature that you may have used in other applications … Continue reading

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Load Express Tools for 2013

This post works the same for AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture. Upon installing AutoCAD you may not have installed the Express Tools… Here is how to load them: Click Start Click “Control Panel” Click on “Programs and Features” Note: if you … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013: Offset Preview

Simliar to the preview functionality that was added last year with AutoCAD 2012 found in the Fillet command and BLEND tool, The OFFSET/CHAMFER command now has a preview in AutoCAD 2013. There isn’t any other new functionality in the command … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013: Paper Space Viewports

With the new addition of the panel in the “View” tab that only pertains to Model Space viewports [shown here], you might want to know where to set your Paper Space viewports. In AutoCAD 2013, you now have a new … Continue reading

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