AutoCAD 2012 Released Today!!!


AutoCAD 2012

AutoCAD 2012

Today I am going to focus on the new Autodesk Content Explorer.

I have always hated trying to find something you know you created before, but feel you might just redo it before you could look through thousands of drawings to find it or don’t really remember what file it resides in…?

You can now quickly find content in all of your drawing files based on objects, text strings, attributes as well as look for content to insert like Blocks, Layers Linetypes, Styles, and so on, similar to Design Center, but the Context Explorer uses Google-like indexing to globally look throughout your libraries, network and even on online resources such as Autodesk Seek, all in one convenient location.

All in one Content Explorer Palette

All in one Content Explorer Palette

This Google like indexing speeds up the processes to find just about anything you need for your design needs. With the Content Explorer Palette you can use the search field to look through all of your available search locations, to find a variety of content, by Type, Name, Date Created / Modified or Location and expand and collapse to easily view your results, and quickly determine how many instances occur within each file and even use tools to open and zoom to the content you would like to see before you decide on if you want to use it; or use it to make changes to multiple drawing files that need to be updated that maybe scattered all over your network.

Open and Zoom feature

Open and Zoom feature

You can use the thumbnails or detail views to view the content and even use the built in filter capabilities to narrow the search and even add watch folders to find the exact content that you desire.

Easy to use and View Content

Easy to use and View Content

You can use the thumbnails or detail views to view the content and even use the built in filter capabilities to narrow the search and even add watch folders to find the exact content that you desire.

With AutoCAD 2012 looking for content really is a SNAP! I hope you find this to be a great new feature to AutoCAD and there are so many more to mention.
So over the next few months I want share some of these other great new features… So remember to check back often to see all that AutoCAD 2012 has to offer!

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