Really Sketchy Design

AutoCAD apparently does not support visual styles in 2D. Whether this is intentional or not is debatable but you cannot apply the sketchy style to a 2D drawing to get a “sketch”. It doesn’t work, it doesn’t plot. Not particularly helpful.Though I should have realised this as the icon cue for the style is in 3D. Oops.

Visual Styles Pallete (Acad2013)

But apparently you can use Impression to create sketchy drawings.

Thank you to Alexander for the answer to this.

Large Exclamation!

AutoCAD have added another new feature to their software in 2013. One of the guys in the office came to me and asked,

“Why do I have a load of exclamation marks all over my drawing?”

This was because for some reason the associativity of his dimensions had been lost. (Bulk re-associating seems to be impossible but I will look into that).

The new feature highlights the problem so you can fix it. If you don’t want to see this you can set ANNOMONITOR to 0. Then the feature will be off. This works in AutoCAD LT too.