October 2011

Using XREFs and XREF Best Practice

by Will on October 25, 2011

XREFs can be an extremely helpful tool at your disposal when used well. However when used badly they can be a nightmare. In this article I am going to go through how to use XREFs and talk about some best ..read more

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The BURST Command

by Will on October 24, 2011

I had another little gem come out of the woodwork today, it’s an express-tool called BURST.

For years I’d been annoyed that exploding a block with attributes would reveal the attributes within the block rather than the values they were set ..read more

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How to use acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp

by Will on October 19, 2011

Lisp is a very useful part of the AutoCAD® application, and one of the first things its good for you to know is how acad.lsp and acaddoc.lsp work. These two lisp files are automatically executed when certain conditions occur in ..read more

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With the Ortho Mode and Polar Tracking at your disposal, you may be tempted to completely ignore the concept of construction lines. But I certainly still use them, as they are actually really useful for specifying a logical concept in ..read more

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Trimming a Segment of a Polyline

by Will on October 14, 2011

Here’s a little tip that might be obvious to some, if not most of you. But for anyone that doesn’t know this, it can be useful to know.

When using the trim command, you tend to specify geometry to trim lines ..read more

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The RESETBLOCK Command

by Will on October 13, 2011

I was setting up a dynamic block yesterday, and I wanted to specify a default position for all the movable parts, but I also wanted to have the option to reset the block to the default position after I’d moved ..read more

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The SKETCH command is one of those little known commands, but it really is a great command when you have the opportunity for some artistic license in your AutoCAD® drawings. You know when you have an irregular line to draw ..read more

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