May 2011

FILEDIA System Variable

by Will on May 24, 2011

Quick one for today – the system variable FILEDIA.

I remember on more than one occasion when learning AutoCAD® tearing my hair out wondering why my SAVE dialog box had vanished, forcing me to input paths to the command ..read more

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AutoCAD®, VB and Mathematics

by Will on May 20, 2011

If you want to become an expert AutoCAD® script writer, at some point you’re going to need to know a bit about maths, or at least have the capacity to learn. It doesn’t have to calculus, but stuff like Pythagoras ..read more

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random shape

I’ve had a few requests recently to do a post on creating executables that control AutoCAD®. Though generally it is better to have tools well integrated into AutoCAD® via the use of a NETLOADed dll for example, sometimes an exe ..read more

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The other day, I came across a very bizarre problem. All I was doing was copying and pasting between drawings, but the entities were being pasted into the other drawing a different scale!

Having not encountered this before, I assumed it ..read more

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Screenshot Of Points

Today I’m going to show you how to use a bit of simple VBA to export data to a CSV file. It’s really simple, and although there are other ways of achieving the same thing, this way allows great flexibility, ..read more

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AutoCAD® Fractal – A bit of fun…

by Will on May 10, 2011

Ok, I’ve got a few tips and tricks on here, and I thought I’d post something totally random, but actually quite interesting – interesting at least to me anyway! Take a look at the video below, which shows you an ..read more

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One of my readers has requested some help regarding the drawing of windows. I’m not 100% sure of his exact requirements, but it’s a good opportunity for me to build on what I’ve already shown you. This will be a ..read more

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