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What Is RSS?

Q: I've been seeing orange RSS or XML buttons more and more, what are they and what do they do?

A: It's "the next big thing" -- you can use it to get newsfeeds from CNN or BBC, as well as just about anything else, including news on upcoming movies, DVD releases, your favorite band's tour updates, etc.

Once you get started, it's like having your favorite parts of the Web come to you. No need to go out and check for updates all the time.

No more bookmarks!

"RSS" means "Really Simple Syndication." But that is just a fancy way of saying that you can keep up with all the updates to "The CAD Times", our AutoCAD
Ò newsletter, without having to check the site every week to see "what's new." Whenever we put up a new page ("BRAND NEW") or update an old one ("UPDATE"), we release it through RSS.

We can share our AutoCAD tips and tricks with you from time to time through RSS. This gives you our AutoCAD information without you having to spend hours on the site.

Yes, RSS is amazing. No e-mail. No spam. It's so easy to subscribe and unsubscribe. If you get tired of our information <and we're pretty sure you won't ;) >, you just have to delete the feed. It's that easy!

And once you start, you'll soon be tracking all your other favorite interests and news in the world.

How do you get started? Easy...

Download free RSS Reader first (skip to bottom if you do not want to download software). This is special software that reads the "RSS feeds" from the largest news organizations right down to little old me...

Windows -- RssReader

Mac -- NetNewsWire

Once you're set up, here's all you have to do...

Right-click (control-click for Mac users) on any orange RSS button on a site, blog or news source that interests you. Start by right-clicking on the orange button below. Then...

Select Copy Shortcut ("Copy Link to Clipboard" for Mac), and paste that URL into your RSS Reader.

And that's it! You're subscribed.

 Right-click and get started.

Don't want to download new software? Yahoo! has a fantastic, one-step solution. Just click on the link below...

Add to My Yahoo! 
Add RSS to your "My Yahoo!"
Now you can also subscribe to our RSS feed at  Click on the link below...
Add RSS to your "My MSN"


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