Funny Autodesk errors

by Will on March 18, 2015

A pointless error message saying Software Problem.

Hi everyone,

It has been a while, but I’m still here. I had to laugh the other day when I happened across this error:

Not exactly the most useful message in the world! And, it’s not the first time I’ve had something ..read more

{ 0 comments }

Hi all,

I have created a new version of my survey fix which should now be compatible with new versions of AutoCAD®. I’ve tested this with AutoCAD® 2015, and it should work with previous versions as well. Download below:

AutoCAD_Project_SurveyFix

Let me know ..read more

{ 7 comments }

CADBASIC

Hi folks,

A number of you have asked for an updated version of my Survey Fixing utility for Civil 3D®. So due to popular demand, creating an updated version of this tool has become my top priority. I hope to get ..read more

{ 5 comments }

Free Download of AutoCAD® 2014

by Will on August 29, 2013

Hi all,

Autodesk have extended to us their usual kindness of downloading the latest version of AutoCAD® 2014, for free. The download link is at the bottom of this post.

But, as you’d expect, it’s free for 30 days only. A word of ..read more

{ 1 comment }

Speed up Trim and Extend

by Will on August 13, 2013

Hi Everyone,

I’ve had a quick tip forwarded to me for speeding up using the Trim and Extend commands.

To speed up Trim and Extend, edit the commands in the CUI to include a space and a semi colon and add them ..read more

{ 0 comments }

references

Hello everyone.

Over the years of running HowToAutoCAD.com I have found that hundreds, if not thousands of you are very keen to get into writing your own tools for AutoCAD®. However, you can create tools for AutoCAD® using VB.NET in many ..read more

{ 6 comments }

HowToAutoCAD Competition

by Will on March 4, 2013

In the interest of trying to get as many top tips on HowToAutoCAD.com as possible, I’ve decided to hold a competition, and there will be a cash prize for the winner in the amount of £25.

All you have to do ..read more

{ 0 comments }

The BCOUNT Command

by Will on February 28, 2013

BCOUNT is a very simple and quick command for extracting information from your drawing, namely, a count of the number of blocks in your drawing, categorised by their type.

It’s really simple to use – just enter BCOUNT in the command ..read more

{ 0 comments }

Identifying System Variable Differences

by Will on February 25, 2013

sysvdlg

I’ve often been in a situation where a certain command or entity seems to behave differently in one drawing compared to another. Things such as how drawing units are handled are controlled on a drawing by drawing basis, by saving ..read more

{ 0 comments }

The PICKSTYLE System Variable

by Will on February 20, 2013

Very quick tip to supplement the last post I wrote on Groups, which comes to us thanks to one of my subscribers named Santiago.

I mentioned that the behaviour when selecting a group is controllable using the groups dialog box by ..read more

{ 0 comments }