Author: Kelli Marakovits

CADD On The Road – BILT North America 2017

Here we go again! Our team at CADD Microsystems is back on the road and this time we’re heading to the BILT North America conference in Toronto. This year’s event will take place August 3-5 at Westin Harbour Castle located on the shores of Lake Ontario and features speakers from around the country, including CADD Microsystem’s own Jason Kunkel and Purvi Gandhi Irwin. BILT (formerly known as the Revit Technology Conference) is a 3-day educational and networking event, designed for those in the design, build, and operate industry. Dedicated to improving the way the industry works together, the conference...

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New Whitepaper launched this week on the CADD Community

Exciting news for all AutoCAD users! We just added a new whitepaper to the Technical Drafting Conversion Tables collection on the CADD Community. Inspired by our civil engineering clients, the Imperial and Metric Text Standards whitepaper focuses on teams working in mixed-unit environments. Designed as a printable resource, the whitepaper includes tables identifying standard text heights for each unit type, and equivalent text heights between metric, imperial, and Leroy standards. Here’s a preview: The Imperial and Metric Text Standards whitepaper joins two other whitepapers already available on the CADD Community: The Decimal Foot Conversion Table and the Drawing Scale Factors & AutoCAD Shortcuts....

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New on the CADD Community: Content, Content and More Content!

Our team at CADD Microsystems continues to build incredible content designed specifically for your projects. It does not matter if you are using AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Revit, or even Bluebeam Revu, the CADD Community offers something for everyone. Below is a brief summary of all the great content recently added. As always, CADD Community members can log in and download these content packs for free today. Not a member? Join now. AutoCAD Content Pack Ceiling Grid Hatch Patterns: Drawing ceiling grids is tedious work in AutoCAD, but these custom hatch patterns make it a one-step process. Title Block Templates:...

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Just Released – Enhanced MEP Families for Revit

Do you often find yourself looking for ways to simplify collaboration with other disciplines in your field? If so, then you’re in luck. We recently added three new families (mechanical, electrical and plumbing) to the Revit Content Pack for MEP on the CADD Community. You’ll want to check out these new families for yourself, but here is a short preview of each in the meantime. The Fire Damper family generates a line that automatically adjusts to the width of a rectangular duct, and labels the damper on one end to indicate its location. The Duplex Receptacle goes a step...

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CADD Microsystems’ Donnie Gladfelter named one of Autodesk’s 35 Under 35 Young Designers

One of CADD Microsystems’ own technical experts was recently named by Autodesk to its AutoCAD’s 35 Under 35 Young Designers list. Donnie Gladfelter joins a prestigious group of honorees that includes entrepreneurs, innovators and AutoCAD experts. As a Technical Product and Online Manager for CADD Microsystems, and founder of, Donnie has a love for design and technology and has been a member of the CADD Microsystems team since 2010. He is the author of the book AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT: No Experience Required, an AUGIWorld Magazine columnist, an Autodesk University speaker and an avid Eagle Scout. Here’s what Autodesk had to...

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