AutoCAD 2009 - All the rest

I went over some of the highlights of the my initial product review of the AutoCAD 2009 release in this article back in February.

In April, AUGI HotNews published my TipNiques column on the Interface changes with ACAD09.

And in May, I did a follow up (AutoCAD 2009: Odds and Ends) listing all of the little changes, enhancements and new features that I'd come across.

In June, Brian Benton is scheduled to round out this series with a good walk through on the Action Recorder, so be sure to check it out.

There have also been some articles in AUGIWorld and in other HotNews columns about making the most of new features.

And, please note, if you want the menu bar back and things to look more traditional, just switch to the Classic Workspace.

Of course, if you're not quite ready and willing to upgrade, feel free to refresh yourself and make sure you're taking advantage of the AutoCAD 2008 features!

TIPniques: Dashboard Customization
TIPniques: Using Referenced Files
TIPniques: AutoCAD 2008 Odds and Ends


Anonymous said...

Maybe there should be a warning label on that Dashboard Customization article? Something like, "Please note that any changes you make to the 2008 Dashboard will have to be discarded and redone when you upgrade!"

Of course, when you wrote your fine and useful article, you had no way of knowing that Autodesk was going to pull the rug. But now we do know that, wouldn't it be fairer to let people know before they waste their time?

Mistress of the Dorkness said...


While we do know *now* that any Dashboard customizations made in AutoCAD 2008 products will NOT migrate to the 2009 Ribbon... the fact is that some people will still be using 2008 for quite some time (heck, I still get a lot of hits on my AutoCAD *2000* tips and tricks article here) and they might as well make the most of it... although should probably gird themselves for the sting of undone work once they *do* upgrade. ;)