Donnie Gladfelter

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The CAD Geek’s Productivity Tools for 2018

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Experiencing the Best of Autodesk University 2015 from your Desk

We’re less than a week from Autodesk University 2015. This final week is the point where those lucky enough to have a ticket to Vegas are bated in …

Are Certification Exams at Autodesk University 2015 worth it?

Autodesk University is less than two weeks away, and like every year I have attended AU – there’s plenty to be excited about! AU 2015 will be my 9th …

Recreating the AutoCAD Classic Workspace in AutoCAD 2015 & 2016

Despite several improvements to the Ribbon interface over the years, many AutoCAD users still prefer the AutoCAD Classic workspace featuring menus …

Establishing Shared Coordinates Between Revit and Civil 3D the Easy Way

“Model Coordination” in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) industry is most often limited to what’s in Revit. While that ensures a …

AutoCAD 2016 SP1 Adds Support for Windows 10

Although service packs already exist for many AutoCAD 2016 verticals like Civil 3D; Autodesk released service pack 1 for “vanilla” AutoCAD this week. …

Celebrating Five Years with CADD Microsystems

Last week marked my fifth anniversary at CADD Microsystems. The last five years have been amazing in so many ways, and I am absolutely thrilled to …

Converting PDFs to AutoCAD DWGs using Adobe Illustrator

The ubiquity of PDFs make them a great choice for collaboration when you’re not sure what software a recipient is using. By sending a PDF you can …

CAD Geek Interview: Streamlining Decision Making with Civil 3D and InfraWorks

On July 22, 2015 I joined DLT Solutions with my company (CADD Microsystems) and Lynn Allen for an event specifically tailored to the challenges faced …

Brighten up AutoCAD with a Lighter Color Scheme

Customizability has long been among AutoCAD’s core strengths. Even as changes are made to the program it’s typically always possible to tailor the …

Applying Child Dimension Styles: A Geek and a dimension is born

Wrapping up my sixth edition of AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT: No Experience Required; few things can top the excitement of sharing months of hard work …