“You can’t always get what you want / But if you try sometimes, you might find / You get what you need.”
The Rolling Stones weren’t talking about software documentation when they wrote that, but occasionally I think they could have been. Help files aren’t always exactly what you want. Sometimes they don’t even have what you need—or they do but you can’t find it.
So, we’re giving it to you.
Fire up the F1 key in AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT today, and you’ll see our redesigned Help welcome page.
It’s got a whole host of new features, most of which are based directly on user feedback. (All new content is English-only right now, with additional languages for many elements to be added later.) This new version of Help includes links to commands, system variables, the glossary, and FAQs; search filters to narrow down topic results; and possibly my favorite—the Hitchhiker’s Guide to AutoCAD.
This brand-new feature is a guided tour through 42 (get it?) of the commands and tools you need to create 2D drawings in AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT.
Check it out for yourself, and I think you’ll see the Stones were wrong—sometimes you can get what you want!