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AutoCAD 2017 Gets Fall Update

A new SHX text recognition tool that debuts in the AutoCAD Fall Update enables users to select imported PDF vectorized letters representing SHX text and convert then into AutoCAD text objects. Image courtesy of Autodesk Inc.

Update to AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT 2017 improves PDF imports and support for higher-resolution displays.

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Matrox Announces CoPilot

The software is an evaluation and prototyping companion to the company's imaging library.

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