AutoCAD® Commands

The TSPACEINVADERS Command

by Will on January 17, 2013

Hi everyone,

Today I’m going to talk to you about a command that arguably has the coolest name ever to be given to an AutoCAD® command. The command is so cool in fact, that it didn’t want to go through the ..read more

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The REVERSE Command

by Will on January 13, 2013

Hi all, just a quick tip for today.

Probably my favourite entity in AutoCAD® is the polyline. However, there have been a few things in the past that I’ve found somewhat annoying, one of which is controlling the direction of polylines.

Normally the direction ..read more

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The SSX Command

by Will on January 10, 2013

As this is my first post on HowToAutoCAD.com of 2013, I’d firstly like to wish you all a (somewhat belated…) Happy New Year!

Here’s a tip that was forwarded to me recently, by a chap named Santiago. I’ve used variations of ..read more

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The LAYMCUR Command

by Will on August 8, 2012

Just a quick tip for today – the LAYMCUR command. Sometimes you’ll be working away and want to change to the layer of “that object” – you might not know (or care) what layer it’s on, but you just want ..read more

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The SELECTSIMILAR Command

by Will on January 9, 2012

On with another quick-tip today. This is a command that it took me a while to realise how useful it truly is – SELECTSIMILAR.

One of the most fundamental tasks in AutoCAD® is creating your selection to manipulate. There are many ..read more

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The LAYDEL Command

by Will on January 5, 2012

Firstly, many thanks to Mark Pettitt and John Coon for their first posts on HowToAutoCAD.com. A great start to something very positive and beneficial for all.

Secondly, I have a quick-tip for today. I literally used it under 5 minutes ago ..read more

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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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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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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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