Join Jim LaPier for an in-depth discussion in this video Selection updates, part of AutoCAD for Mac 2016 New Features.
- AutoCAD is constantly trying to be clearer and clearer…about what's going on in the drawing.…When people weren't reading the command prompt,…they came out with a dynamic input…and effectively put the command line at the cursor.…Originally, selection windows and crossing windows…had no fill to differentiate them,…just dotted or solid lines.…Now they're filled with blue or green shading, respectively.…This new release furthers that goal by improving the look…of objects that will be selected and that are selected.…
Now, when hovering over an object before selecting it,…it becomes thicker and either lighter or darker,…depending on your background.…This thickening effect remains…when you actually do select an object.…I find this especially useful with stacked objects,…or objects that are on top of one another.…These effects are controlled with a set of system variables.…Like line smoothing, these are effects…you may want to disable if they're affecting the performance…of your machine.…
SELECTIONEFFECT controls what happens…
- XREF server path mapping and ByLayer display
- Converting text to mtext
- Moving geometry from model space to paper space with Change Space
- Dimensioning with the DIM tool
- Pasting geometry with Paste As Block
- Working with section plane tools
- Creating smaller PDF files with AutoCAD for Mac 2016
- Rendering online
Skill Level Appropriate for all
2. Express Tools
3. Dimension Improvements
4. Useful Tools
5. Application Improvements
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