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What's Inside? AutoCAD 2009 gives you the inside scoop about AutoCAD 2009. What's new? What's changed? The reference paper is available now, and is designed for you to evaluate the lastest release of Autodesk's flagship software (due to ship in late March):
Changed commands and dialog boxes are compared with the old versions. Dozens of undocumented commands and system variables are uncovered.
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Top Three New AutoCAD 2009 Features, #1 — Ribbon, #2 — Action Recorder, #3 — ShowMotion, Most Intriguing Unannounced Feature, Greatest Disappointments & Obsessions, No Love for Drafters, Hardware Matters, Obsessed with Bentley, The Three Most Useful New Commands, #1 — Export Layouts to Model Space, #2 — Layer Palette, #3 — Quick Properties, Related Software, Impression, AutoCAD LT, Design Review, VIZ, Future Releases, Autodesk’s Plans, The AUGI Wishlist.
1 — New Commands and System Variables
Action Recorder, ActRecord, ActStop, ActUserInput, ActUserMessage, -ActUserMessage, Geomarking, Layers, ClassicLayer, Layer, LayerPalette, LayerClose, MicroStation Support, -DgnExport, -DgnImport, DgnLayers, DgnMapping, Quick Properties, QuickProperties, Quick Views, QvDrawings, QvDrawingsClose, QvLayout, QvLayoutClose, Rendering, Background, Impression, -RenderOutputSize, -RenderPresets, Show Motion, AllPlay, EditShot, NavSMotion, NavSMotionClose, NewShot, SequencePlay, ViewGo, ViewPlay, User Interface, HidePalettes, NavSWheel, Ribbon, RibbonClose, ShowPalettes, Miscellaneous, AcMrSelect, Ai_Publish, Ai_Send_Feedback, BwBlockAs, DwfFormat, EditTableCell, ExAcReload, ExportLayout, GenerateSection.
2 — Changes to the User Interface
Renewed UI, Ribbon, AutoCAD 2009 User Interface, Menu Browser, Drawing & Status Bars, Skins, Compressed UI, Quick Access Toolbar, Interactive UI, Rollover Tips, Quick Properties, Quick Views, Extended Tooltips, Helpful UI, InfoCenter, Added Icons in Drawing Area, Moving UI, Navigation Steering Wheel, View Cube, Deprecated UI, Relocated Description Text, Status Bar Help, Impression Menu, Miscellaneous UI, New and Changed Keyboard Shortcuts, New & Changed Toolbars, New & Changed Shortcut Menus.
3 — Changed and Removed Commands
Array, BEdit, ClassicLayer, CUI, CustomerInvolvementProgram, Dashboard & DashboardClose, DdEdit, DgnAttach & -DgnAttach, DgnExport, DgnImport, DSettings, DwfAttach & -DwfAttach, Export, Find, GeographicLocation, Import, Layer, LayIso, Markup, MText & MtPtrop, New View, Open, OpenDwfMarkup, Options, PlotterManager, Plot, Publish, QuickCui, RecoverAll, Redo, SheetSet, Spell, Style, Table & TablEdit, Text, Undo, View, VpLayer, XClip, 3ddwf.
4 — New & Changed System Variables
AcadVer, ActPath, ActRecorderStatus, ActRecPath, ActUi, CaptureThumbnails, CBarDisplayMode, CDynDisplayMode , CNameFormat, ConstraintRelax , ConstraintSolveMode, DashboardState, DgnImportMax, DgnMappingPath, GeoLatLongFormat, GeoMarkerVisibility, HideXrefScales, LayerDlgMode, LayerMangerState, MenuBar, MTextToolbar, NavSWheelMode, NavSWheelOpacityBig, NavSWheelOpacityMini, NavSWheelSizeBig, NavSWheelSizeMini, NavSWheelWalkSpeed, NavVCubeDisplay, NavVCubeLocation, NavVCubeOpacity, NavVCubeOrient, NavvCubeSize, OpenPartial, PreviewType, PublishHatch, QpLocation, QpMode, QvDrawingPin, QvLayoutPin, RibbonState, RolloverTips, ShowMotionPin, StatusBar, TableToolbar, ThumbSize, VsLightingQuality.
5 — System, File, and Other Changes
System Requirements, New Terms, Changed Keyboard Shortcut, New File Types, New Aliases,
Appendix A — Alphabetical Summary of New Commands and System Variables
46 Commands New to AutoCAD 2009, 43 System Variables New to AutoCAD 2009,
about the author
Ralph Grabowski has authored and co-authored 100+ books on CAD management, ArchiCAD, AutoCAD, Generic CADD, IntelliCAD, MicroStation, TurboCAD, VDraft, Visio, HTML, and VRML. He is the editor of two e-newsletters, upFront.eZine and iCommunique , and maintains a Weblog at worldcadaccess.com/typepad.com
Mr Grabowski received his B.A.Sc ('80) degree in civil engineering from the University of British Columbia. He currently works and lives in the beautiful Central Fraser Valley region of British Columbia, Canada.
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