AutoCAD® Entities

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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Common causes for AutoCAD® freezing

by Will on December 16, 2010

How many times have you been working in AutoCAD®, and then suddenly it freezes on you? Panic sets in, as you try to remember the last time you saved… You wait… and wait… and… thankfully AutoCAD® un-freezes, this time…

But what ..read more

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The Amazing FILLET Zero Command

by Will on November 25, 2010

So you’re drawing away, and you’ve got two lines that need to come together to form a corner, but at the moment the lines are too short or too long. Instead of extending or trimming them, it can be quite ..read more

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The CIRCLE command and the circle entity

by Will on November 17, 2010

The circle is one of those commands that can be very useful in the hands of those that know how. Obviously if you want to draw a circle this is what you need – but beyond that, circles have useful ..read more

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The PLINE command and the polyline entity

by Will on November 17, 2010

The PLINE command creates an entity known as the polyline, which is basically a series of connected lines or arcs. There are some interesting tips for using polylines and the PLINE command, and many system variables that govern its use. ..read more

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The LINE command and the line entity

by Will on November 17, 2010

It doesn’t get much simpler than this does it. Does it…?

Well, no not really. But there are a few things that people generally don’t know, and there are some misconceptions about the LINE command that you should know about.

Normal Usage

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