AutoCAD 2021.1 Update

Matt Kolberg
Technical Consultant — INFRA/GIS at SolidCAD  

Autodesk has released the first update for AutoCAD 2021.  Find official documentation here.  Here are some highlights:

  • Blocks palette:
      • There is a new Favorites tab.
      • Block can be copied from other tabs to the new Favorites tab.
      • Blocks synchronized in the cloud can become accessible across multiple devices.
      • You can better manage your synchronization settings in the Blocks palette now.
      • Insert a DWG into the current file without it being added to the Libraries tab.
      • New variable and setting in Options: BLOCKSYNCFOLDER – Sets the path where the recent and favorite blocks are stored.
  • In the AutoCAD web app, click Open in Desktop to open the drawing in AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT desktop.  A plug-in must be installed.

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