I noticed that most of the CAD users I work with in my office were using only one of their dual monitors for AutoCAD. One trip to my desk to show them how I use both monitors for AutoCAD changed this. I use one screen for my model space and ribbon; the other monitor allows me to keep all my palettes open and available for quick access. It’s amazing how quickly you get used to a dual monitor setup in AutoCAD. If I had a fellow CAD user who didn’t currently have more than one monitor, this tip created a strong case to get one.
Notes from Cadalyst tip reviewer R.K. McSwain: Levi's desktop layout may not be exactly right for your workflow, but it's a good example of making use of all available real estate. Experiment to see what works best for you.