New commands for the AutoCAD 2017 Release

A new Autodesk software release often brings a number of new commands, and AutoCAD 2017 is no different.  To help you all out, I’ve put all of these new commands in one easy to use table where you can see which new commands are in AutoCAD and which new commands are in AutoCAD LT.

New commands Description AutoCAD AutoCAD LT
3DPRINTSERVICE Sends a 3D model to a 3D printing service. X
CENTERDISASSOCIATE Removes associativity of center marks or centerlines from objects they define. X X
CENTERLINE Creates centerline geometry associated with selected lines and polylines. X X
CENTERMARK Creates an associative, cross-shaped mark at the center of a selected circle or arc. X X
CENTERREASSOCIATE Associates or reassociates a center mark or centerline object to selected objects. X X
CENTERRESET Resets the centerlines to the current value specified in the CENTEREXE system variable. X X
ONLINEDESIGNSHARE Publishes design views of the current drawing to a secure, anonymous Autodesk A360 location for viewing and sharing in a web browser. X X
PDFIMPORT Imports the geometry, fills, raster images, and TrueType text objects from a specified PDF file. X X
-PDFIMPORT Imports the geometry, fills, raster images, and TrueType text objects from a specified PDF file. X X
New system variables Description AutoCAD AutoCAD LT
CENTERCROSSGAP Determines the gap between the center mark and its centerlines. X X
CENTERCROSSSIZE Determines the size of the associative center mark. X X
CENTEREXE Controls the length of the centerline extensions. X X
CENTERLAYER Specifies a default layer for new center marks or centerlines. X X
CENTERLTSCALE Sets the linetype scale used by center marks and centerlines. X X
CENTERLTYPE Specifies the linetype used by center marks and centerlines. X X
CENTERLTYPEFILE Specifies the loaded linetype library file used to create center marks and centerlines. X X
CENTERMARKEXE Determines whether centerlines extend automatically from new center marks. X X
CURSORTYPE Determines the cursor type of your pointing device. X X
LTGAPSELECTION Controls whether you can select or snap to the gaps on objects defined with non-continuous linetype. X X
PDFIMPORTFILTER Controls what types of data is imported from the PDF file and converted to AutoCAD objects. X X
PDFIMPORTIMAGEPATH Specifies the folder where referenced image files are extracted and saved when importing PDF files. X X
PDFIMPORTLAYERS Controls what layers are assigned to objects imported from PDF files. X X
PDFIMPORTMODE Controls the default processing when importing objects from a PDF file. X X
PDFSHX Controls whether text objects using SHX fonts are stored in PDF files as comments when you export a drawing as a PDF file. X X
PLINEGCENMAX Sets the maximum number of segments that a polyline can have for the application to calculate the geometric center. X X
TEXTEDITMODE Controls whether the TEXTEDIT command repeats automatically. X X

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