Donnie Gladfelter

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The CAD Geek's Productivity Tools for 2018 - The CAD Geek

One month into the New Year, and hopefully your resolutions are still intact, and 2018 is poised to be everyone’s best year yet. Even if your …

Software

The Top-Rated Sessions of Autodesk University 2017

Each November industry professionals from across the globe gather in Las Vegas, NV for a week of learning at an event known as Autodesk University. …

Simplify AutoCAD Plotting by Hiding System Printers

With the plethora of available options, plotting from AutoCAD can feel intimidating no matter how long you’ve used the software. A common question I …

Linux

The CAD Geek Joins Autodesk’s Expert Elite

Last week I had the incredible opportunity to share what a day in the life of The CAD Geek is like during my takeover of the @AutoCAD twitter …

Printing

Creating Dynamic Viewport Scale Labels in AutoCAD 2018

The AutoCAD 2018.1 update makes it easier than ever to change the scale of a viewport, but how do you ensure that change reflects across your view …

Web Development

Autodesk University 2017 Registration Opens Wednesday

There are exactly 100 days until Autodesk University 2017 in Las Vegas, NV, but only three days until you can register for this year’s conference. …

Education

Sheet Setup Made Easy with AutoCAD 2018.1 Views and Viewports

It’s only been about four months since Autodesk released AutoCAD 2018, but that hasn’t slowed the development team. Just last week the team …

AutoCAD

Disable the Glowing Line Highlighting Effect inside AutoCAD 2018

By default, when you select objects in AutoCAD, a blue glowing effect displays to indicate the selected state of an object. The glowing visual effect …

Graphics

Autodesk University Call for Proposals Now Open

Autodesk University 2017 isn’t until late November, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to begin thinking about this year’s conference. Autodesk …

Printing

Design Review 2018 Released – Not an April Fools Joke

We’ve come to expect new versions of our favorite Autodesk design tools in the spring of the year. The release of AutoCAD 2018 a couple of weeks ago …

Autodesk

Touring the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco

If you ever find yourself in San Francisco, do yourself a favor and visit the Autodesk Gallery. Over the years, I have had a chance to visit the …

Autodesk

A CAD Geek’s First Impression of AutoCAD 2018

Spring is in the air, and a new version of AutoCAD is now on the street. Today Autodesk announced the release of AutoCAD 2018, and it is one worth …

AutoCAD

Autodesk AEC Answer Day – March 8, 2017

From the increasing use of reality capture technologies, to virtual reality and even everyday design documentation, it’s an exciting time to be an …

Pacific Standard Time

Enforcing CAD Standards Without Authority

There’s a myth among CAD and BIM managers that authority is the secret to success. A common belief is unless you are given the authority to enforce …

Albert Einstein

Autodesk “Make Anything” 2017 Showreel

With so much talk about tools like AutoCAD, Civil 3D, and Revit, it’s easy to forget just how far Autodesk technology reaches. From the buildings and …

Autodesk

Project Kameleon Updated in Autodesk Labs

For anyone who has tried Part Builder in AutoCAD Civil 3D and didn’t like it (which is probably everyone), Project Kameleon is worth your attention. …

3D Printing

InfraWorks 360 2016.4: More Awesome and More Affordable

With quarterly releases, InfraWorks 360 remains one of the most actively developed applications in Autodesk’s product portfolio. This week marked the …

Autodesk

Celebrating 10 Years Of The CAD Geek

Ten Years BloggingI published my very first post to The CAD Geek in January 2006. It’s now February 2016, and my humble corner of the Internet has …

Product Design

Updating AutoCAD Block Attributes using Microsoft Excel

Block Attributes are an integral component of nearly every AutoCAD-based project I’ve worked on. Beyond the ubiquitous title block, Block Attributes …

Microsoft Excel

Arriving at Autodesk University 2015

We’ve been waiting all year, and the time has finally come for Autodesk University 2015 to get underway. Whilst the conference doesn’t officially …

3D Printing