January 2011

Funny Text

by Will on January 24, 2011

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

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Saving Images Within the Drawing

by Will on January 21, 2011

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

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Image Frames and Borders

by Will on January 20, 2011

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 imageĀ file from windows explorer

But now, with your image in your drawing, you’re getting a horrible border ..read more

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Ortho Mode vs. Polar Tracking

by Will on January 18, 2011

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

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The RENAME Command

by Will on January 12, 2011

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

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The CHSPACE Command

by Will on January 10, 2011

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

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The Modelspace or Paperspace Argument

by Will on January 7, 2011

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

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The SUPERHATCH Command

by Will on January 5, 2011

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

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CAD Document Management

by Will on January 4, 2011

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

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