One of the first things you’ll notice in Autodesk® AutoCAD® 2015 software is the New Tab. It displays as a file tab when you launch AutoCAD, when there are no drawings open, and when you create a new tab. The New Tab contains two sliding content frames: Learn and Create. In this post I'll describe the Create page.
The Create page is displayed by default and serves as a launchpad where you can access sample files, recent files, templates, product updates, and the online community. It’s divided into three columns: Get Started, Recent Documents, and Connect.
In the Get Started column you can use the Start Drawing tool to quickly begin a new drawing from a default template or choose from the list of available drawing templates organized by groups. The last template you use becomes the new default. Other tools enable you to open existing drawings and sheet sets, get more templates online, and explore sample drawings.
In the Recent Documents column you can view and open your recent drawings. You can pin them to ensure they remain on the list. Icons at the bottom of the column enable you to change how you preview the recent drawings: thumbnail view, thumbnail and text view, or just text view.
The third column displays notifications such as hardware acceleration, trial period, and where to download offline help. It also enables you to sign into Autodesk® 360 cloud-based service and send feedback directly to Autodesk.
In my next post I'll describe the Learn page but if you just can't wait that long, check out the New Tab video.