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AutoCAD 2006 What's New?

Calcinput Changed in AutoCAD 2006 SP1 - AutoCAD 2006 SP1 now uses Alt+Enter key instead of End key to evaluate a function, JTB World, December 12, 2005

2006 System Variables O-W - new system variables in AutoCAD 2006, Melanie Stone, Mistress of Dorkness, December 9, 2005

System Variables New in 2006 - list of new system variables in AutoCAD 2006, Melanie Stone, Mistress of Dorkness, December 7, 2005

2006 System Variables B-C - new system variables in AutoCAD 2006, Melanie Stone, Mistress of Dorkness, December 7, 2005

2006 System Variables D-L - new system variables in AutoCAD 2006, Melanie Stone, Mistress of Dorkness, December 8, 2005

Find More in AutoCAD 2006 - FIND command in AutoCAD now allows wildcards search for * and ?, JTB World, August 28, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Ramblings - tables although a relatively new feature keeps getting better with every upgrade, and the custom user interface, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, June 3, 2005

CADDManager Survey - results of May 2005 reveal which of AutoCAD 2006 features are most useful (dynamic blocks heads the list) and which are most difficult to implement (workspaces are #1), Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com, May 31, 2005

Specifying the Hatch Origin in AutoCAD 2006 - select the hatch, double-click to get the hatch dialog, select the option to set a new hatch origin, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, May 4, 2005

Displaying the Hatch Area with a Field in AutoCAD 2006 - example shows how to attach the field to the brick hatch for a patio, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, May 4, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Tables Enhancements - now that you can use formulas in tables there is less need to use external spreadsheets, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, May 5, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 New Features Workshop is Now Live on autodesk.com - tutorials and overviews on new features of AutoCAD 2006, Between the Lines, May 12, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Sheet Set Enhancements - some of the enhancements are refresh sheet status, importing sheets from multiple drawings and rename associated DWG to match sheet name, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, May 3, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Hatch Enhancements - specifying hatch origin, creating separate hatch objects, streamlined hatch and gradient dialog are some of the new additions, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, May 3, 2005

"Move Up" Option in Visibility State Manager Tip - this option is the quickest way to add multiple dynamic blocks references of a visibility state, Mark Douglas,  Dynamic Interface, May 2, 2005

New AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2006 Books - a sneak peek at AutoCAD 2006 for Dummies and AutoCAD 2006 and AutoCAD LT 2006 Bible, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, May 3, 2005

AutoCAD Release Comparison Matrix - chart compares features available in several recent releases of AutoCAD, including AutoCAD 2006, Autodesk, May 3, 2005 pdf

Tips: AutoCAD 2006 Dimensions - a few bugs/surprises in AutoCAD 2006 dimensioning, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 2, 2005

"BLOCK HEAD" Dynamic Block Contest - a look at the winning entry for Autodesk 'Beta Blocker' contest, Mark Douglas, In the Dynamic Interface, May 1, 2005

Loading Express Tools in 2006 - if you can't find the Express Tools menu in AutoCAD, type in CUILOAD which replaced the MENULOAD command, Mark W. Kiker, Caddmanager.com, April 24, 2005

Chaining Actions - chaining is one of the most complicated functions in dynamic blocks, Mark Douglas, In the Dynamic Interface, April 24, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Flip Dimension Arrows - this new dimension-related functionality makes it possible to flip the direction of arrowheads, JTB World, April 22, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Offset Command Enhancement - new option allows offset to be on the current layer rather than the same layer as the entity, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, April 21, 2005

AutoCAD Multi-Seat Stand-Alone Licensing - with a single serial number, Autodesk products can be installed, registered and activated on several workstations, Mark W. Kiker, CADDmanager.com, April 20, 2005

AutoCAD Network Licensing Redundant Vs. Distributed - a visual guide to differences between redundant and distributed FLEXlm(r) license servers, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, April 20, 2005

Lookup Tables Not Working? - make sure that the status of your lookup tables have not been set to 'read only,' Mark Douglas, In the Dynamic Interface, April 14, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - Take a Tour Through Options - you may have missed a system variable that will make your life easier, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, April 27, 2006

Updated AutoCAD Plot Utilities for AutoCAD 2006 - Autodesk has updated free support tools like CTB to PCP Converter and CTB and STB printing, Shaan Hurley, Between the Walls, April 27, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Books - user guide not in the box, you have to request it, other reference books are for sale, Scott Durkee, Scott Durkee's Blog, April 26, 2005

What Is the Difference Between .BAK, .SV$ and .AC$ backup files  - explanation of backup and temporary files created by AutoCAD, Cadforum, April 18, 2005

Locking the AutoCAD SSM - green dot in the lock icon signifies user have temporarily locked the DST file while red indicates another team member having done so, Beau Turner, Will Render For Food, April 14, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - five favorite things about AutoCAD 2006, with the new user interface at the top, Angel Espinoza, Angel's Civil 3D Thoughts, April 12, 2005

Changes to Tool Palettes in AutoCAD 2006 - notes and separators can be added, properties of multiple tools can be changed, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, April 7, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 New Features - the best enhancements include the user interface, section preview,  dynamic blocks, more, Ellen Finklestein, Ellen Finklestein.com, April 6, 2005

AutoCAD Instant Messaging - it's not MSN or AOL but it's a great way to interact with colleagues, Mark Douglas, In the Dynamic Interface, April 5, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Launch Begins - sneak peek at the much awaited launch through pictures, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, April 3, 2005

Dynamic Blocks, A Tool in the Tool Box - modify appearance using custom grips without having to search for a matching static block in your library, R. Robert Bell, AUGIWorld, March 31, 2005, pp. 14, 15, high res (PDF)

AutoCAD 2006: Top 10 Favorites - all the existing commands have been polished near to perfection, Richard Bock, Visualize This, March 16, 2005

A Closer Look at the Customer User Interface - migrate legacy MNU/MNS files to the new file format without the fear of losing anything in the process, Lee Ambrosius, AUGIWorld, March 31, 2005, pp. 12, 13 (more AutoCAD 2006, What's New?), high res  (PDF)

Making Invisible Attributes Visible - for this command to work you must have attributes in your drawing that contain invisible tags, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, March 31, 2005

Quick Calculator - set aside the external calculator and try the new improved version for it has all you need and more, Lee Ambrosius, AUGIWorld, March 31, 2005, pp. 16, 17 (more AutoCAD 2006, What's New?), high res version (PDF)

Dynamic Blocks, A New Tool in the Tool Box - modify appearance using custom grips without having to search for a matching static block in your library, R. Robert Bell AUGIWorld, March 31, 2005, pp. 14,15 high res version (PDF)

AutoCAD 2006 - Interview with Albert Szilvasy (Autodesk) - Autodesk programmer talks about his favorite AutoCAD 2006 feature, .Net API, Fernando Malard,  ObjectARX for Dummies, March 22, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - Hatching (In More Detail) - the HATCHEDIT option saves you steps and lets you add or remove boundaries from existing hatches, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, March 21, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - A Few Added Extras - easily customizable SCALELISTEDIT, two new options in RECTANG, and alerts when an attached Xref has been modified are some of the bonuses, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allenís Blog, March 18, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - A Couple of User Interface Features - accidentally moving a toolbar while drawing can be prevented by locking it, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, March 17, 2005

What's in AutoCAD 2006 - larger enhancements and smaller tweaks, Autodesk becomes sleeker by getting rid of rarely used extensions, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, March 17, 2005

Delete AutoCAD Layer Filters - delete all layer filters with the DLF command, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World, March 14, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Tip: How to Get the Old Mtext Fixed Editor Back - there is little or no need to shift back to the old editor, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, March 16, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Tip: Changes to Coordinate Entry in Dynamic Input - change the format if you do not want to work in relative coordinates, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, March 16, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - Temporary Overrides Save You Time -  override settings with a combination of keys, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, March 16, 2005

Calculations Are at Your Fingertips with AutoCAD 2006 - handy calculator built in does scientific calculations, unit conversions and geometry shortcuts, Lynn Allen’s Blog, March 15, 2005

Customizing is a Piece of Cake in AutoCAD 2006! - new customizing dialog box, one interface and one menu file, with AutoCAD 2006, Lynn Allen's Blog, March 14, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - LAYERFILTERALERT A New System Variable - deletes excessive layer filters to improve performance, JTB World, March 14, 2005

What's New in AutoCAD 2006? - dynamic blocks, migration tools, improved annotation, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, March 14, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Sheet Set Manager more enhancements - import multiple sheets, rename, open, open as read only - do what your heart desires for AutoCAD 2006, the sky’s the limit, JTB world, March 12, 2005

Fields Get Some New Muscle in AutoCAD 2006 - AutoCAD 2005 fields gather strength in 2006, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, March 12, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - Let the Features Continue - the popular offset command gets a makeover with three great improvements, Lynn Allen’s Blog, March 11, 2005

Ideas Realized with AutoCAD 2006 - AutoCAD 2005 was good but 2006 will be a dream come true, The Mad Cadder, March 11, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - Other Awesome Features - AutoCAD gets better with direct editing features, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen’s Blog, March 10, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Preview - What NO COMMAND LINE? - the command line is still available with AutoCAD 2006 but with new innovations, you may not even need it, Robin Capper, RobiNZ CAD Blog, March 8, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - 3D DWF - while installing you can have a preview of 3D DWF publishing, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, March 10, 2005

What's Changed in the ActiveX API? - AutoCAD 2006 - a comprehensive list of all the changes in the beta version, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, March 11, 2005

Forgot a Command's Name, Now What? - Nothing! Because AutoCAD 2006 has gone beyond past upgrades, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, March 9, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - Other Cool Stuff! - do not curse because this command line will follow your cursor around, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen’s Blog, March 9, 2005

More AutoCAD 2006 Features - AutoCAD 2006 makes many improvements in the area of dimensioning, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen’s Blog, March 8, 2005

CAD Mgmt: AutoCAD 2006 New Features Workshop - you might be tempted to turn this feature off, but you will be better off if you didn't as this is a valuable training tool, Scott Durkee, CAD Management Topics, March 9, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - Dynamic Blocks and Display Enhancements - Shaan Hurley, Autodesk, Between the Lines, March 6, 2005

Finding the Area of a Hatch Object - AutoCAD 2006 makes it easy, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, March 5, 2005