Letter from the President - May 2022


For the last month I’ve been singing “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!” Yes, I know it’s not Christmas, but it’s that time of the year that Autodesk releases their new software. I love nothing more than to comb through the software testing new features. I know I’m a dork, but I’m okay with that.

I used to be able to remember exactly what feature was released in what year, but the older I get, I feel lucky to remember that the feature exists.

A new feature in the AutoCAD world that I think is awesome, is the ability to load LISP routines into the AutoCAD Web version. Kind of blows my mind!

Another favorite is the new Markup Import feature. It allows you to take a picture (with the AutoCAD Mobile app) of a printed CAD drawing that contains markups/redlines. Then you can import that picture directly into AutoCAD and it will convert the markups into CAD objects.

No matter what software you use, it feels like Christmas for the CAD/BIM user when they get to “unwrap” that new software. It gives us a feeling of excitement (or perhaps for some a fear of the unknown)!

Turn the page to read about new features in AutoCAD, Revit, Civil 3D, 3DS Max and others.

Take care,


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