This probably sounds like I’m going to start talking about the latest joke book, but that’s not what I mean by Funny Text…… I’m talking about subscript, superscript and special characters.
The two ways I usually use are – Alt Codes ..read more
Have you ever wanted to insert an image, without it being a reference? If so, you’ll be pleased to know that it is quite possible.
If you’ve ever embedded an Excel table in AutoCAD®, you’ll have some idea that you can ..read more
So you’ve attached your image most likely using one of the following methods:
The IMAGEATTACH command
Insert>Raster Image Reference
Attach Image on the Xref dialog box
Drag/Drop an image file from windows explorer
But now, with your image in your drawing, you’re getting a horrible border ..read more
Ortho mode and polar tracking are two methods of constraining user input to an axis. You’ve probably become accustomed to using one of them, but if you think they are the same, you may want to look again. Of course, ..read more
Here is quite a useful command to bear in mind for the future – the RENAME command. Not only is the most basic functionality useful, but there are also some advanced usages that can be even more helpful.
Basically, the RENAME ..read more
It can be quite annoying when you’ve drawn something in paperspace, but in needs to be located in modelspace. Thankfully there is a quick fix for this. The CHSPACE command will move objects through a viewport, scaling the entities suitably ..read more
I’ve been looking forward to this post, as this argument has raged for over 10 years between the many other CAD professionals I know. Ironically, the conclusion I have come to doesn’t have much to do with which way is ..read more
Here’s a quick little nugget that I stumbled across recently – the SUPERHATCH command.
Sometimes you’ll want to “hatch” and area with some unusual pattern, but you don’t have the hatch you’re looking for, nor do you have the time or ..read more
After a lovely break over Xmas, I thought I’d get back into the swing of things on here.. and I’m starting off the year with CAD document management – a crucial yet sometimes overlooked aspect of computer aided design.
I’ve seen ..read more