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Digital Signatures In AutoCAD

You can use a digital signature to sign a drawing or group of drawings from within AutoCAD or by using a batch tool found in the Autodesk program group. It is important to remember that a digital signature is an attached, encrypted certificate. Not a visual representation of a handwritten signature. A digital signature provides […]

Annotative Object Properties

There are a number of very interesting new features in AutoCAD 2008, including the ability to fade the appearance of locked layers,  control layer properties by viewport, and link AutoCAD tables directly to spreadsheets, so that changes to either the AutoCAD table or the spreadsheet automatically update the other.  All very impressive, indeed. However, the most exciting improvement […]

Accuracy vs. Precision

The words accuracy and precision are tossed around a lot in the CAD, mapping and engineering fields, and they are often thought of as having the same meaning. It is important to know the difference, and it’s even more important to verify whether data you are getting from someone else is accurate, precise, or both, […]

Saving Time With The Fillet Command

Did you know that you can use any of the standard AutoCAD selection options when selecting objects during the FILLET command? Although AutoCAD does not automatically let you select objects by using the Window and Crossing Window selection sets as it does in other commands. You can still use any AutoCAD graphical selection technique if […]