Category Archives: New In 2013

AutoCAD 2013: Viewport Configuration Preview

This is a great improvement in AutoCAD 2013. Located in the new panel called “Model Viewports” on the View tab of the ribbon is the normal dropdown list but the improvement is that now you have a preview of how … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013 The new Command Line

The command line is perhaps the most notable change in 2013 and I love it. It takes up less room on the screen and yet performs the same for those who don’t want change and yet performs very differently. The … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013 Draw Order: Leaders

Now available in AutoCAD 2013 is a new draw order tool. This tool will bring all leader objects to the front of the draw order. The command for this tool is an option with the command TEXTTOFRONT <enter> Or The … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013 Annotation Monitor

The new “Annotation Monitor” is shown as “AM” in the drafting setings toggles in the status bar. I suggest that users turn these settings to text instead of the icons. The reason for this is because what usually what happens … Continue reading

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