November 2010

The Amazing FILLET Zero Command

by Will on November 25, 2010

So you’re drawing away, and you’ve got two lines that need to come together to form a corner, but at the moment the lines are too short or too long. Instead of extending or trimming them, it can be quite ..read more

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The LENGTHEN Command

by Will on November 25, 2010

LENGTHEN is the older, much more specialised brother of the EXTEND command. Although EXTEND was always the more popular of two line-elongating siblings, he always felt somewhat shadowed by his more talented and feature rich, yet understated brother…

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Trim outside boundary with the EXTRIM command

by Will on November 25, 2010

Many thanks to Dave Murchison for finding the EXTRIM command, and sharing it with me. This command is basically an extension to the TRIM command. With this command you can select a boundary to trim back all objects to. This ..read more

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The TRIM and EXTEND commands

by Will on November 23, 2010

I group the TRIM and EXTEND commands together because they’re basically equal and opposite. They are typically used quite commonly when drawing, but there are a few little tips for using them that can be really handy to know.

Basic Usage

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There are many ways to input commands into AutoCAD®. You will be familiar with the command line as the main method for driving AutoCAD®, any you will most likely know that toolbars are usually just shortcuts to commands that are ..read more

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Command Aliases in AutoCAD® with acad.pgp

by Will on November 19, 2010

Thought I’d share something that I did a while back which turned out to be a really good move, though it may not be for everyone. The rationale behind this exercise is to make commonly used commands more at the ..read more

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Introduction to VB.NET in AutoCAD

by Will on November 18, 2010

VBA is in the process of being phased out, and the replacement is .NET. This may disappoint some of you that have VBA applications/skills, but you will be pleased to hear that you can still use code that you have, ..read more

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VBA in AutoCAD® – Tutorial 2: Subroutines

by Will on November 18, 2010

Introduction

This tutorial assumes that you have read all previous tutorials, but have no other VBA knowledge for AutoCAD® or otherwise.

In this tutorial, I will explain the basics of subroutines.

Subroutines

In the last tutorial, I explained some basic code. The observant of ..read more

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VBA in AutoCAD® – Tutorial 1: Introduction

by Will on November 18, 2010

Introduction

Knowing a little bit of programming can be extremely useful in the AutoCAD® environment. Before you cringe with dread at the prospect of having to learn a programming language, it sounds far more difficult than it really is. Especially since ..read more

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The CIRCLE command and the circle entity

by Will on November 17, 2010

The circle is one of those commands that can be very useful in the hands of those that know how. Obviously if you want to draw a circle this is what you need – but beyond that, circles have useful ..read more

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