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Getting Started with the New Start Tab in AutoCAD 2016

Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Well AutoCAD 2016 is out and loaded with a bunch of new features, and once again I will be covering a lot of them in my up-coming blogs and community sites. Although, this is a great way for or clients to be aware of what is out there, it still makes me wonder how many people really take advantage of these new tools or really learn how to use them properly to make their jobs easier? This reminds me of a conversation I had with an artist that made Hand Crafted Furniture. He took pride in making each piece with “no modern electric tools”. His pieces had a few flaws, which he explained is what made them “unique” and of course everything was overpriced, because they took so long to make, which also made them very difficult to sale. He did some neat stuff, so I asked him if he had a shop. His answer was “Are you kidding me, I am a starving artist, I’m just hoping to sell one of these to pay for my gas to get home.”  This got me thinking… Being an Educator and Consultant of AutoCAD software for a long time now… “What would happen to the CAD industry if everyone took the same approach?” Answer is simple; we would all become “Starving Artists”. (I am not saying there is anything wrong with that. But I can bet the starving part is NOT by choice.)  So from a business standpoint, I am sure we can all agree taking advantage of newer technology; will not only make your life easier, but in most cases make them more profitable.


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