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I still remember what it was like to sit down at a CAD station for the first time.

Guest blogger +Yevgeniy Kovalenko​ gives some great tips for upping your CAD game in this post.

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Were you intimidated by your first look at AutoCAD? In this post I share 4 great strategies not only to become a better Drafter, but to become a great one!
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Great Post Brendan.
Have you come across Swift Prints?
http://cadsetterout.com/reviews/swift-prints-2-0-for-autodesk-inventor/

Do you use DWG?
We batch plot all PDF's from AutoCAD. It's quick, and we don't get all those pesky layers in the PDF!

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I greet you with a short post due to work commitments. The post is about the variety of PDF file sizes I get with the 3 programs I use. This is something I've noticed for a while and it's become more critical since I upgraded...
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Hi Paul.

Yes, I use Swift Prints many times every day. Trouble is I have SP set up with 2 PDF printers, CutePDF anf PDFCreator so the file size stays the same.

I use Inventor IDW. I very rarely use AutoCAD. I needed to put a dimension on a clients dataset last week and it took me 10 minutes to remember how to turn the background to black and another 6 to switch to Mechanical Classic workspace. I'm totally Inventor orientated.

I think I'll reach out to Thomas and see if SP v3 could print a PDF to the Inventor Export PDF engine. No royalties required.

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+Melanie Perry Oh boy, I never noticed that +AUGI members blogs get featured in Hot news. How do I get in on that action!
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Thanks MP :D

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<p>If you've been following the CAD Setter Out for a while, you will know that I recommend keeping your geometry organised as you go along. Using Polylines, Groups, Blocks, Layers and Xref’s effectively will help you to work quickly with your drawings files. Working this way will also go some way to preventing your AutoCAD DWG files becoming bloated or corrupt. If you’ve been working on a file for some time, and you’ve noticed AutoCAD slowing dow...
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Woo Hoo! One of my simple Autodesk Exchange apps has made it to Featured status.  IDXY is a simple routine to place an Mleader which indicates the X and Y coordinate of a point picked.
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Congrats, Paul! :) 

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It's long overdue.  I'm long overdue as well.  It's been a long time since I've devoted myself to writing anything about AutoCAD or network deployments.  I'm almost done with editing this book and it should be available for p...
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Thanks very much to +Scott Wilcox for writing this terrific guest post.

'There are more than 80 variables that control the behavior and appearance of dimensions in #AutoCAD, and there are another thirty or so dimension related commands besides'

Here are two DIM gems: DIMSPACE and DIMROTATED.

http://cadsetterout.com/autocad-tutorials/autocad-dims/
There are more than 80 variables that control the behavior and appearance of dimensions. Here are two AutoCAD DIMs gems: DIMSPACE and DIMROTATED.
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Surfacing is the most challenging discipline in #3D #CAD   modeling. Is that about to change? Join our next Novedge Webinar on +Autodesk  Inventor to find out.
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A pesar de que este blog sigue siendo mi rinconcido preferido que voy llenando de contenidos y de algún que otro desvarío cuando ciertas cosas me superan, lo que todo el mundo denomina "redes sociales" están ahí y no pueden s...
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If you've ever modelled in #Autodesk #Inventor you will enjoy this post from +Thomas Rambach on CAD-Toolbox.com

So many different solutions for the same part!
When talking about how to create a models initial sketch within Inventor, my old coworkers and I used to always say “It's all just circles and squares.” While this isn't always necessarily true, it does guide you to a simplistic way of thinking when starting a sketch for a new CAD model.
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We are excited to welcome Paul Munford to our Webinar Series! He will teach a #novedgewebinar  on #Tsplines   (Freeform inside +Autodesk  #Inventor  2015) on October 29th and would love to hear from you. What topic would you like him to cover? Do you use Freeform inside Inventor? Are you familiar with T-Splines? Would you like to hear more about Complex Part Modelling, Complex Part Geometry and Complex Surfaces? Let us know in the comments! +Paul Munford 
Paul Munford discusses the best way to approach surface modeling in Autodesk Inventor 2015.
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Hey there. Been a very busy couple of weeks, some big projects rolling in. I haven't had time for much other than drafting. But, since I had

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Paul Munford - CadSetterOut.com Paul runs CADSetterOut which is an online blog where he posts tips, tricks, tutorials primarily on Autodesk

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This blog post gives a description of how raster views can be used inside of Autodesk Inventor Drawings.

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