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Text Symbol Codes in AutoCAD - short cut symbol codes that can be used in SINGLE LINE TEXT, MTEXT commands, Martin Phelps, CADline, Apr 22, 2014

Purge Files More Thoroughly - employ radical purge app from Autodesk exchange to get rid of unused annotation scales, explore file hosting xrefs to resolve un-reconciled new layers in AutoCAD 2014, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Apr 21, 2014

Parameters for Loading DXF/IGES Format Files - open imported file in Robot by selecting options: explode objects into finite elements, change linear objects into bars, automatic normalization of point coordinates, arc discretization parameters, thickness interpretation, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 15, 2014

Adding a Raster Menu to AutoCAD Electrical Classic Workspace - run CUI command, expand AUTOCADRASTERDESIGN menus located under partial customization files, open partial customization file menus to drag raster menu to AutoCAD partial CUI menu, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 15, 2014

Using an Express Tools Command in AutoCAD Shows 'Unknown Command' - check support file search path, load express tools CUI file, reset express tools by uninstalling, reinstalling it, else reinstall AutoCAD, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Apr 2014

Getting Attached with XREFs - employ PDFATTACH, DGNATTACH, IMAGEATTACH, DWFATTACH commands to attach files, keep working file size small, provide real-time updates, check title back, floor plan usages, XREF binding options, overlays vs attachments in AutoCAD, Walt Sparling, AUGI Library, Apr 14, 2014

Save Your AutoCAD Settings to the Cloud - access AutoCAD 360 tab, online options before clicking on 'sync my settings with the cloud' checkbox, choose synced settings to save customized AutoCAD environment to cloud, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Apr 13, 2014

AutoCAD & LT 2014 - PLINE Boundary Creation - invoke BPOLY command to access boundary creation dialogue box, click on pick points icon before hitting boundary to form closed polyline in AutoCAD, John Flanagan, CADline, Apr 14, 2014

AutoCAD: How to Control the Viewcube Display - launch options dialog, visit 3D modeling tab to view display tools in viewport, select 2D wireframe visual styles or all other visual style options in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 11, 2014

FLATSHOT in Action - employ FLATSHOT command while reorienting view of 3D model, click picture with camera that acts as flattened 2D representation of 3D model, reduce file size by applying OVERKILL, PURGE or JOIN commands in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Apr 12, 2014

AutoCAD: Manually Create an Install Log - open default temp folder to locate install log file, or browse registry editor, right click on Windows to open type installer, highlight installer to create install log file manually, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 1, 2014

AutoCAD Civil 3D Drawing Compatibility - choose save, export to AutoCAD, export to other software or install AutoCAD Civil 3D object enabler options to set compatibility between Civil 3D drawings, AutoCAD or other software, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014

Put a Mask on That Symbol - type ATTDEF at command prompt to open attribute definition dialog box, double-click on attribute text, open text formatting editor for setting background mask in AutoCAD drawing, Sam Lucido, CADproTips, Mar 29, 2014

AutoCAD DWG Files Unexpectedly Increase in File Size - run DgnLsPurge.dll to purge DGN objects with DGNPURGE command, employ AcDgnLS.dbx file to keep DGN objects from propagating to new files, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014

DWG File Saves as TMP Extension in AutoCAD - try saving file with QSAVE command, check network location permissions with user, set folder options, clean temporary files, disable anti-virus or test server connection speed, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014

AutoCAD Cursor/Crosshair Angle - invoke SNAPANG command, set current angle, adjust normal rotation by setting angle to 0 in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 27, 2014

Sketching Tips & Tricks - generate offset workplane quickly, create work feature with sketch geometry in Inventor, split feature to adjust geometry, set constraints, geometric relationships, sketch blocks in AutoCAD, Mike Thomas, AUGI Library, Mar 27, 2014

Fatal Error While Opening AutoCAD - reset program, rebuild user profile in Windows, uninstall, reinstall .NET, clear digital signatures before uninstalling, reinstalling application, turn off hardware acceleration, update drivers for video card to address problem, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014

Publishing 2D Assets from AutoCAD - employ Factory Design Suite 2015 to identify, publish blocks of AutoCAD drawing as factory assets, invoke ribbon command, click on create assets option to create 2D assets, Autodesk Knowledge Network, Mar 2014

10 AutoCAD Temporary Override Keys - hold shift, shift+A, shift+X to toggle orthogonal, OSNAP, polar mode, press shift+S, shift+D keys to activate snap enforcement, disable all snapping, tracking respectively in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 25, 2014

Copy AutoCAD Groups Between Drawings - invoke XREF command to attach drawing with groups, apply insert option to bind drawing in AutoCAD, Justin Doughty, CADline, Mar 24, 2014

Switching Layers Automatically in AutoCAD - create new palette tab to place commands, add linear dimension command to new tool palette, drag dimension to new palette before setting tool properties, current layer, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 21, 2014

Clean Up Your AutoCAD Drawing with the JOIN Command - convert multiple contiguous objects into one in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Mar 9, 2014

Exporting to DXF Tips - click on tools drop down located in save drawing dialog, choose options, snap DXF options tab to pick 'select options' or save thumbnail preview image in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 20, 2014

AutoCAD 2014: Dynamic Blocks - draw rectangle to represent beam, open block definition dialog box to name block, insert base point, go to block authoring palette to add parameters, actions, John Flanagan, CADline, Mar 18, 2014

Optimizing Your Way of Drawing - select edit aliases option, scroll to bottom to pick 'user-defined command aliases' section to overwrite default alias, open up customize UI dialogue to set custom command buttons in AutoCAD, Joseph Nelson, CAD Notes, Mar 18, 2014

How to Re-Size a Pipe Cross-Section on an Exaggerated Scale Without Thinking - determine scale factor using SCALE command in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 17, 2014

AutoCAD 2014: Grip Editing - access multiple editing functions via grip, go to menu to select base point followed by central intersection of window bars, choose rotate option to set rotating angle, John Flanagan, CADline, Mar 17, 2014

AutoCAD Raster Design - employ CLEANUP, RUBBERSHEET tools to avoid trace sheet drawings from getting distorted, align non-aligned images with DESKEW tool, remove unwanted raster by setting speckle size within DESPECKLE tool, Martin Phelps, CADline, Mar 14, 2014

AutoCAD Quick Tip - Rotate Objects - start ROTATE command, select objects in properties palette to change rotation, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 13, 2014

Access the Last Point Used in AutoCAD with 1 Keystroke - draw line from point A to B, start circle command, draw circle's center point at last point of line where point B is located, use appropriate symbol when coordinate input is required, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 13, 2014

How to Make a Hatch Transparent - set desired layer to current, launch hatch command to display contextual hatch tab, set pattern type to solid, enter transparency value before setting draw order in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Mar 12, 2014

AutoCAD - Multiple Profile Icons - check option to run basic or Vanilla profile AutoCAD instead of vertical when installing AutoCAD verticals, YouTube, Mar 3, 2014

8 Tips for AutoCAD 2014: 3D Print Command, Reality Capture, System Variables, and More - system variables: PEdit Accept, taskbar command; pin screen command to export drawing from AutoCAD to Photoshop; using visibility to create changeable blocks; 3D Print command to avoid common 3D printing mistakes, Jeff Yoders, Line Shape Space, Feb 25, 2014

AutoCAD - How to Break a Line Like a Pro - invoke break command, select object to break, type F on command line to determine exact location for first break point, pick second break location, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 11, 2014

Create a Custom Tool Palette - open design center, click on blocks sub-category to preview all blocks of drawing, select blocks to be added in tool palette, set display structure of blocks before changing insertion properties in AutoCAD, Spence Watson, Cadalyst, Mar 10, 2014

Get the Data Out - create data extraction file, select entire drawing or sheet set to define data source, determine data to be extracted, choose properties before refining data in AutoCAD, Sam Lucido, CADproTips, Mar 1, 2014

Create Great Curves with the AutoCAD Blend Command - draw smooth curves between 2 end points of existing line or arc in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Mar 9, 2014

Hold Down the Ctrl Key When Selecting Polylines - remove top line of rectangle, make sure remaining object is polyline in AutoCAD, John Hackney, IMAGINiT Manufacturing Solutions Blog, Mar 6, 2014

AutoCAD Tip: How to Use Trim and Extend Even Faster - start trim, or extend command to allow cutting or boundary edge, alternately apply fillet command, select first line, shift select second line to extend, join lines in one step, Paul Stafford, Land 8, Feb 25, 2014

AutoCAD 2014: The Fillet Command - go to modify panel to access fillet tool, change fillet radius to desired size to obtain curved instead of sharp corner, set trim option to trim when selecting fillet tool, John Flanagan, CADline, Feb 25, 2014

How to Quickly Align Multiple Dimensions - employ DIMSPACE command to adjust space between dimensions, type 0 to align dimensions in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 25, 2014

Try the Array Option in AutoCAD's Copy Command - apply COPY command to create multiple copies of object equidistant from each other in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Feb 24, 2014

Batch Plot or Publish in AutoCAD - create page setup, open publish tab, click import in drawing page setup before navigating to drawing location for import, Justin Doughty, CADline, Feb 20, 2014

Cleaning Up AutoCAD Drawings - employ PURGE, AUDIT, SELECTSIMILAR, WBLOCK commands to remove unused named object, correct drawing errors, select objects with similar properties, save object out of current drawing respectively in AutoCAD, Walt Sparling, AUGI Library, Feb 19, 2014

Custom CTB and Layers for AutoCAD - tips, tricks to create custom CTB for printing in AutoCAD, Cindy Martimo, YouTube, Feb 5, 2014

6 CAD Tips You Weren't Taught in School - think of creating database, not drawing, automate workflow, make sure data works well with others, always read 'what's new' articles, Brian Benton, Novedge, Feb 18, 2014

The Power of the Function Keys in AutoCAD - understanding 'F' keys, related AutoCAD functions, Mark Sadler, Best CAD Tips, Feb 14, 2014

How to Convert to DWG R14 with TrueView - activate DWG convert after installing TrueView, click conversion setup to set new conversion setup name, select continue to check setup options in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 2014

Quick Tip: Editing Quick Properties Content - select Mtext, click quick properties followed by customize button to open CUI, check background mask box in properties section before saving changes in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Feb 10, 2014

AutoCAD's In-Canvas Viewport Controls, Pt 2 - change viewing angle, go to visual style manager to navigate around drawing faster in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Feb 8, 2014

How to Password Protect Your AutoCAD Drawing - open drawing, click 'save as' followed by tools on top right corner to select security options, provide password while availing other options to encrypt AutoCAD drawing properties, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 7, 2014

How to Create a 3D Rim in AutoCAD 2013, Pt 1 - create 2D drawing with right measurements of rim, apply LINE, ROTATE, MOVE, MIRROR, OFFEST commands to convert 2D drawing into 3D, YouTube, Feb 5, 2014

AutoCAD 2014: Cartesian Workspace - enter points directly on command line with absolute, relative or polar coordinates in AutoCAD, John Flanagan, CADline, Feb 4, 2014

AutoCAD: Dimension by Pick Box - draw single line, invoke DIMLIN command, hit enter button instead of selecting 1st endpoint, select line with pick box to place dimension, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Feb 4, 2014

AutoCAD Tip: Quantity Takeoff and Costing Spreadsheet - set unique hatch layer, hatch boundary layer for each treatment, apply BCOUNT tool from express tools to expand AutoCAD tool set, Paul Stafford, Land 8, Feb 4, 2014

How to Reset AutoCAD to Default Settings on Windows 8? - browse location to select AutoCAD folder, double click on reset settings to set default icon, Kelar Pacific Blog, Feb 4, 2014

AutoCAD Architecture Detail Components Problem and Solution - download, run detail component manager fix file before merging file into Windows registry, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Feb 3, 2014

Adding a Custom Hatch Pattern to AutoCAD - create dimensioned layer of existing hatch pattern, save file before placing it in support folder where acad.pat, acadiso.pat are located, James Philip, CADline, Jan 31, 2014

AutoLISP: Rotate Multiple Objects Around Their Base Point - load routine, invoke ROTMULT before selecting entities to rotate, enter positive, negative number to rotate objects counter-clockwise, clockwise respectively, AutoCAD Tips, Feb 1, 2014

AutoCAD: Point Filters - employ object snaps to provide AutoCAD location for X, Y, Z before other locations are selected, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 29, 2014

Paper Space Hidden by Modelspace Wipeout - check 'plot paperspace last' box under plot options to ensure that paper space is plotted last in AutoCAD, Adam Kimber, Jan 9, 2014

AutoCAD Tip: 2 Reasons Not to Use the Defpoints Layer - failure to select anything in defpoints layer if layer 0 gets frozen, creation of new $AUDIT-BAD-LAYER when AUDIT command is invoked in AutoCAD, Paul Stafford, Land 8, Jan 21, 2014

Why AutoCAD Activates Wrong Command When Using Command Line? - change delay time by typing INPUTSEARCHDELAY at command line, disable input search options when not needed, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 28, 2014

AutoCAD's In-Canvas Viewport Controls - tips to change viewport configurations in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Jan 27, 2014

Missing Hatch Ribbon or Dialog Box Setting - apply alias 'T' to place MTEXT, click diagonal arrow in options panel to open hatch dialog box in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Jan 24, 2014

Eleven Efficiency Boosters for AutoCAD - draw arcs clockwise, fillet open polyline, longer layer drop-down list, layer merge tool fully incorporated into layer properties manager, easy xref-to-overlay changes, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Jan 23, 2014

How to Reset AutoCAD to Default Settings - select AutoCAD version to be reset, back up current customization as ZIP file, then reset settings to default, Kelar Pacific Blog, Jan 15, 2014

AutoCAD Grips 101 - cold, warm, hot stages of grips, make grips hot to move/rotate/scale or mirror object, check grips with circles, ellipses, hatch, array, table, spline, 3D solid objects before making them warm, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Jan 22, 2014

AutoCAD Block Alignment Parameter - edit block in block editor, add alignment parameter to block by specifying rotation to keep aligned, check if block automatically aligns to element when moved with alignment grip, Justin Doughty, CADline, Jan 21, 2014

Copyright and Trademark Symbols - type Mtext, add word, perform right-click to bring up shortcut menu, select symbol followed by other, locate symbol before pasting character into text string in AutoCAD, Sam Lucido, CADproTips, Jan 19, 2014

AutoCAD: Associative Dimensions with Breaks Using DIMBREAK - select dimension to be edited, choose between automatic, manual options before placing gaps, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 20, 2014

Unresolved Partial Menus in AutoCAD - remove partial menu from main CUIZ, run CUI command, scroll down, expand partial menus section to ensure that they are not left out, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Jan 16, 2014

AutoCAD: Capture 2D from 3D with FLATSHOT - open FLATSHOT dialog layout to select destination, foreground, obscured lines before invoking command to take 3D object, capture block/exported view, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 16, 2014

Rotate Objects to Reference an Angle - invoke ROTATE command, select objects to be rotated, specify base point for rotation, apply sub-option reference of command before picking points to define angle in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Jan 14, 2014

Use and Control Multifunctional Grips for Faster Editing - select object, hover over grip, choose one of options that appears, control multifunctional grips with system variable in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, Jan 14, 2013

Customize AutoCAD's Layer Properties Manager - determine application of each column, un-tick unused columns, rearrange columns by moving least-used ones to right-side end of palette in AutoCAD 2014, Tawfik Shehata, Cadalyst, Jan 13, 2014

AutoCAD's Valuable OOPS Command - invoke OOPS command to bring back last object(s) deleted, check mark option for UNDO command, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Jan 11, 2014

AutoCAD Macros Allows You to Do These Easily - change UCS to create aligned geometry relative to other object, double click on text to move text to text layer, generate alternative macro to form missing layer in drawing, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 13, 2014

Quick Tip: View Dashed Lines in a Viewport - set LTSCALE factor to inverse of plot scale, PSLTSCALE variable to 0 before placing REGEN in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Jan 10, 2014

Command Line is Now - enhanced command entry feature in AutoCAD 2014 supports mid-string search, has built-in synonym list that returns command when word is entered in command line, Issac Harper, What's the Word on AutoCAD, Jan 10, 2014

What Not to Do in AutoCAD - Text Over a Table Cell - select text in legend to edit it, set standard size for columns, rows to ensure that each drawing's legend looks unique, text gets lined up easily, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Jan 8, 2014

Vanilla AutoCAD: Setting the Interface Back to the Classic View - go to workspace icon, select 'AutoCAD Classic' to set pull-down menus, tool bars instead of ribbon along top in AutoCAD, Cherisse Biddulph, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 2, 2014

Automatic AutoCAD Dimension Spacing Using Double Click Action - execute CUI dialog box, create new command, fill command properties, double click dimension before clicking another dimension as base in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 2, 2014

How to Recover and Fix Problematic or Corrupt DWGs in AutoCAD? - invoke RECOVER, RECOVERALL command to recover selected file, start new DWG file with no template to open file, else apply PURGE, WBLOCK command to get rid of corrupted data, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Dec 17, 2013

Quick Tip: How to Make a Custom 'Ortho' with SNAPANG - enter value for variable, measure SNAPANG value from current 0 angle, turn on ortho to check movement of cursor in all 4 directions in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Dec 16, 2013

How to Rename Multiple Files Quickly? - hold win key+R to open command prompt, change active folder to PDF location, understand wild cards before invoking RENAME command to rename files in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 12, 2013

AutoCAD Problem Solving - type menu at AutoCAD command prompt, open acad.cuix file that appears in 'select customization file' dialog to get back ribbon buttons, Dennis Collin, CADline, Dec 11, 2013

These Are What You Can Do to Make Your AutoCAD Files Smaller - audit files to maintain drawing integrity, fix errors, invoke PURGE command to remove unused objects, activate WBLOCK command to create blocks, handle issues related to scale size, DGN line weight, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 10, 2013

Add Photos to CAD Drawings Using Your Smartphone or Tablet - open annotation menu on drawing to select photo from gallery, attach design feed to post by clicking on post after adding photo to AutoCAD drawing, CAD3D.INFO, Dec 9, 2013

Break Tables in AutoCAD - go to properties, enable table breaks, set 'yes' to repeat top tables option that will add headers across top of tables in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Dec 9, 2013

Reduce File Size and Eliminate Unwanted Drawing Settings with the WBLOCK Command - invoke WBLOCK command, select insert, block definition panel to create drop-down arrow, choose entire drawing at top to write drawing, pick point button to specify base point in AutoCAD, CAD3D.INFO, Nov 25, 2013

Settings and Your ACAD.CUIX - create workspace in AutoCAD, click workspace switching, then click display workspace label to display name of workspace, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Dec 2013

Create 2D Views from 3D Object with FLATSHOT - select front view, invoke FLATSHOT command, set color of foreground, obscured lines before hitting create button, apply EXPLODE command to explode block in AutoCAD, Mark Sadler, Best CAD Tips, Nov 22, 2013

Select AutoCAD Objects Easily with Selection Cycling - select correct object in complex drawing, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Nov 25, 2013

Create a Layer Filter for Non-Xrefed Layers - go to layer properties manager, hit alt+P or click on 'new property filter' icon to obtain filter name in AutoCAD, Chris Munoz, CAD Clues, Nov 21, 2013

My Rows, My Columns, My Table - apply window or crossing to select all cells in table, open properties palette to change alignment of text, add background fill, modify lineweight of table cells in AutoCAD, Sam Lucido, CADproTips, Nov 16, 2013

Master AutoCAD Palettes  - right click on properties palette to set transparency, AutoHide palette to close palette when not active, allow docking, anchor palette to left, right in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Nov 7, 2013

OLE Data Linking and Link Editing - select, copy area of Excel sheet to be displayed in AutoCAD, type PasteSpec, opt for paste link option, choose origin to display data, invoke OLELINKS command to edit OLE data connection, Ishka Voiculescu, Civil Digest, Nov 14, 2013

AutoCAD Select Similar Mode - with default value is 130, SELECTSIMILARMODE system variable chooses objects with same name on same layer Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 14, 2013

AutoCAD Scale by Reference - invoke scale command to scale elements to correct size, make standard elements fit set length, or measure entire drawing, Justin Doughty, CADline, Nov 13, 2013

Quick Tip: Finding the Settings for Variables - go to AutoCAD express tools tab, click tools panel, system variables, enter *MODE* to find every variable with word 'MODE' in it, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Nov 12, 2013

Adding Text Within a Box - go to AutoCAD multileader style manager to create new multileader style, set style name, click on continue to display 'modify multileader style' dialog, check frame text box in content tab, Martin Phelps, CADline, Nov 11, 2013

Importing 3D STEP File Into AutoCAD - open 3D modeling workspace, click import button in insert tab, set files as STEP files in file selector, adjust object orientation before selecting 3D object to rotate gizmo, Mark Sadler, Best CAD Tips, Nov 7, 2013

AutoCAD - One Handed Keyboard - install AutoHotKey, copy half QWERTY script into new text file, load file, hold space key, press v to see m in command line, Kyle Kondo, The CAD Masters, Nov 6, 2013

Spell Checking Files for Documents About AutoCAD - unzip AutoCAD-Cmd-Names.zip file, select spelling located in InDesign edit menu, choose dictionary, open import dialog box to navigate to folder holding .txt file, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 2, 2013

Zoom Quickly and More by Controlling Your Mouse's Wheel - 3 system variables affect mouse wheel: ZOOMFACTOR, ZOOMWHEEL, MBUTTONPAN; mouse wheel actions available when MBUTTONPAN is set to 1, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, Oct 31, 2013

My AutoCAD File Size Keeps Growing - check DGN linetype problem, excessive scale lists in drawing, purge unused objects, unnecessary saved layer states, fix corrupted drawing files, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Oct 31, 2013

AutoCAD - Docking the Ribbon on the Side - point mouse over ribbon bar to expand docked ribbon, select 'allow docking' followed by anchor left/right, click undock in ribbon, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Oct 30, 2013

How to Add More Locations in File Dialog Box? - click open, browse folder to add, press tools to add current folder to places, right click on folder, select remove from context menu option to remove folder in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 29, 2013

Inserting Inventor DWG Views into AutoCAD - type DDINSERT from model space to select Inventor drawing, choose view to insert, adjust insertion, scale settings, Micro Concepts, Oct 29, 2013

The Year was 1953 - setting up split screen in model space, changing layout tab crosshair color, pasting text from MS Word into Mtext, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Oct 2013

Where is My AutoCAD Palette and How Can I Restore It? - fix or edit coordinates in either FixedProfile.aws, Profile.aws files, delete file to allow AutoCAD create new file with default settings, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Oct 27, 2013

Distributing and Sharing eTransmit Transmittal Settings with Your Team - ETRANSMIT command to create AutoCAD transmittal setup, employ sheet set manager functions to shard standardized transmittal setups across organization, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Oct 24, 2013

Find the Perfect AutoCAD App on the Autodesk Exchange - click on X located in top right corner of AutoCAD 2013, 2014 screen to open Autodesk Exchange, check most downloaded apps, input app name on search tab to open download link, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Oct 21, 2013

Printing Line Weights in AutoCAD - ensure that line weight button is turned on, click on extension arrow to access extended menu, check 'plot object lineweights' option to create realistic lineweights on printed drawing, Micro Concepts, Oct 21, 2013

Input Search Options - right click in command line, select input settings or input search options, disable autocomplete feature in AutoCAD, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, Oct 18, 2013

Creating a Dynamic Block with Visibility States - generate desk, chair in elevation, plan view to create block, define insertion point, select objects option, set scale uniformity behavior before selecting block editor in AutoCAD 2014, Bill McKown, Synergis, Oct 18, 2013

How to Export Your AutoCAD Settings - use 'import AutoCAD 20xx' settings to put AutoCAD back in same position after exporting settings, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Oct 17, 2013

Easily Import Text and Dimension Styles From Other Drawings - use DesignCenter or content explorer in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, Oct 17, 2013

AutoCAD: To Isolate or Not to Isolate - apply isolateobjects option to hide unselected objects, select hideobjects to hide selected objects, invoke UNISOLATEOBJECTS command to end isolation in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Oct 16, 2013

AutoCAD: LAYISO LAYUNISO - invoke LAYISO command, select objects to isolate, type S in command line to change settings, O to set off settings option, enter LAYUNISO to undo LAYISO, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Oct 16, 2013

JPGOUT Command in AutoCAD - open drawing to be converted to image format, invoke JPGOUT command to save drawing in JPG format, select objects of interest in AutoCAD, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, Oct 15, 2013

AutoCAD Tip - Turn the ViewCube Off for New Drawings - start QNEW command, select drawing template for 2D drafting, set value of system variable NAVVCUBEDISPLAY to 1 from default of 3, save drawing as .DWT template, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Oct 15, 2013

Measure from the Model - apply inquiry commands like distance, MeasureGeom to obtain drawing measurements, offset command to specify distance in AutoCAD, Tawfik Shehata, Cadalyst, Oct 14, 2013

How to Know What Service Pack is Installed for AutoCAD - invoke ABOUT command or select about from dropdown located at top right of AutoCAD, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Oct 15, 2013

AutoCAD: How to Set AutoCAD to Save to an Earlier Version - right click on command line to select options, go to SaveAs section in save tab, choose AutoCAD version before saving file, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Oct 10, 2013

Convert AutoCAD Drawing Units from Imperial to Metric - open drawing with default template, go to insert tab, block panel, open insert window to set block unit to unitless, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, Oct 14, 2013

Sizing Text in CAD Dimensions - select object, go to properties dialog box to edit individual dimension objects, open fit tab in modify dimensions style option to scale dimension features, text placement in AutoCAD, Mark Sadler, Best CAD Tips, Oct 8, 2013

View Fonts Used in Styles Without Opening a Drawing - open reference manager to load all references or only top level of references, add drawings, navigate to drawing to view font, text style related information in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Oct 9, 2013

AutoCAD Thumbnail Preview Not Working? - go to registry settings to set DWORD PreviewVisible to 1, adjust value to 1 each time AutoCAD starts, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Oct 8, 2013

DWG and UDP Mapping - insert block to dwg, explode block, select insert point, block data to redefine block, save it as same block name in AutoCAD, Ronald Smith, Cracking the Vault, Oct 8, 2013

Change the 'Standard' Font in AutoCAD Template - navigate AutoCAD template to locate acad.dwt file, keep backup of file, rename file as acad.dwg, employ ST command to modify text style, AutoCAD Tips, Oct 8, 2013

Prepare Perfect Polar Arrays in AutoCAD - apply polar array command, assign center point of array, select increment elevation option to add chairs, add base point to original chair, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Oct 7, 2013

Create Geometry Without Unnecessary Linework - employ polar tracking along with object snap tracking to locate point without snapping to object at that point, apply object snap tracking button to draw 2nd point in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Oct 7, 2013

AutoCAD Plot Styles and Line Weights Q & A - define plot style, determine purpose, advantages of plot style, guides in creating plot style table, line weights, Mark Sadler, Best CAD Tips, Sep 22, 2013

AutoCAD Properties Palette Doesn't Show Objects Properties - create registry backup that can be used to fix AutoCAD by restoring registry, repair installation if Autodesk 360 is uninstalled, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 7, 2013

Xref Manager - open reference manager, click on add drawings, select 'add all xrefs automatically' option, arrange files by type, select edit selected paths menu to browse new saved path in AutoCAD, Learn AutoCAD, Oct 6, 2013

How to Uninstall Updates or Service Packs - go to add/remove programs, view installed updates, locate update to uninstall, click uninstall to remove AutoCAD or Windows update, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 4, 2013

AutoCAD: AutoCAD Has Points? - invoke point command, place points before hitting escape to exit command, type DDPTYPE at command line to set point style, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Oct 1, 2013

Draw a Donut in AutoCAD - launch DONUT command, specify diameters of hole, entire donut, specify center of donut, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, Oct 1, 2013

Create Multiple Rotated Copies in 2D and 3D - place text for street names aligned to each street in site plan, pasting, aligning text to street in AutoCAD 2014, Tawfik Shehata, Cadalyst, Sep 30, 2013

AutoCAPS Option in AutoCAD Can Help You Not Yell in Email - click on AutoCAPS option in ribbon text editor of tools panel to turn on uppercase text in AutoCAD only, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Sep 30, 2013

Prevent PDF from Displaying After Printing from AutoCAD - run PLOTTERMANAGER command, open DWG to PDF.pc3 file, uncheck option to 'open in PDF viewer when done,' in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Sep 27, 2013

Create Rectangular AutoCAD Arrays in a Hurry - employ rectangular array command to select 2 objects, create, edit rectangular arrays for maximum productivity, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Sep 23, 2013

AutoCAD Self Adjusting Text Frame Using Multileaders - set up multileader style, enter MLS followed by enter in command line to open multileader style dialog, set text style, color, height, angle before checking 'frame text' in content tab, AutoCAD Tips, Sep 24, 2013

The Power of Find and Replace - invoke command, type material to find, tick 'list results checkbox,' highlight door blocks from list, create selection set of door blocks containing material attribute value in AutoCAD 2014, Tawfik Shehata, Cadalyst, Sep 23, 2013

Raster Design Quick Start - click on 'change color depth' before selecting bitonal option to make image bitonal, select invert, despeckle in cleanup drop down to change image properties, employ embed tool in AutoCAD drawing, AutoCAD Tips, Sep 19, 2013

Why I Like File Tabs? - right click on file tab, select save as to save all open AutoCAD drawings, drag file tabs, check options for closing drawings, copy file path to paste into emails, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, Sep 19, 2013

Incremental Save Percentage in AutoCAD - employ option to add newly created information to DWG file, adjust ISAVEPERCENT to 0 to make sure that every save is full save in AutoCAD, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, Sep 19, 2013

Tool for Converting PDF to DWG - upload file in ConvertPDFToAutoCAD.com, provide email address to collect link of converted file, free service ensures privacy, allows AutoCAD file uploads up to 40 MB, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Sep 17, 2013

Benefits of Polylines - allows creation of vertex between 2 segments, area becomes property if polyline contains more than single segment, add/remove vertex, change closed property to close selected polylines in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Sep 16, 2013

AutoCAD: Why is My Printing So Slow? - launch options dialogue box, visit 'plot and publish tab,' background processing options to enable background plotting when plotting or publishing in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Sep 16, 2013

Less Than Intuitive - use find to replace attribute values in AutoCAD, GATTE command to replace attribute values, use default metric template ACADISO.DWT, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Sep 2013

How to Assign a Custom View in Viewport Controls - set 2D/3D view, click on middle item of viewport controls, view manager, set view name, hover on custom model view to check list of named views in AutoCAD drawing, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Sep 13, 2013

Access Recently Opened AutoCAD Files - click on pin located next to drawing to retain particular file in list of recently opened AutoCAD drawings, go to application menu settings to adjust number of recently used files, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, Sep 15, 2013

Merge Layers 2014 - go to layer properties manager, select layers to be merged, hit ok, verify layers selected in AutoCAD 2014, Chris Munoz, CAD Clues, Sep 12, 2013

Working Faster with AutoCAD Hatch - turn off HPQUICKPREVIEW, form closed polyline as boundary, create separation lines on non-plot layer, invoke OOPS command to restore last deleted objects, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 11, 2013

Date Field That Updates - use DIESEL expression, 'edtime' function allows for almost any date string in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Sep 11, 2013

Specifying Units in AutoCAD - click on 'units' located under drawing utilities in application menu, adjust linear, angular, precision units of measurement, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, Sep 11, 2013

AutoCAD: Starting AutoCAD with No Default Drawing - open startup variable, type 2 to ensure that AutoCAD opens without loading drawing, unless customization is added, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Sep 10, 2013

Array Objects Along a Path Curve in AutoCAD  - utilize path array command to select path curve, grip to edit array in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Sep 9, 2013

Improving AutoCAD Startup Times & Performance - change startup system variable to 1 to choose between desired template, existing drawing, add /nologo switch on target field of contextual properties menu to disable splash logo, Dennis Collin, CADline, Sep 6, 2013

Working with Sticky Panels in AutoCAD - pull draw panel within drawing environment to avoid repeated mouse movements to ribbon, utilize commands within draw panel even when other tabs, panels is applied, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, Sep 7, 2013

How to Change Background Color in AutoCAD - open options dialog box, go to display tab to make changes within Windows element, click colors column to select appropriate color in AutoCAD, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, Sep 4, 2013

Playing with Blocks - Attributes - create new block, select visibility state, layer, invoke ATT command to open attribute definition dialog box, ensure that lock position box is checked in AutoCAD, Justin Peper, Envision CAD, Aug 29, 2013

AutoCAD: How Can I Enter Angles Using Bearing and Distance? - invoke UNITS command, set units to Deg/Min/Sec, type @distance<Deg/Min/Sec at starting point of line command, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Sep 3, 2013

AutoCAD: Why Does AutoCAD Not Create My Large Arrays? - type (setenv "MaxArray" "10000") on command line, hit enter to set value, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Sep 3, 2013

Taking Ctrl in AutoCAD - press ctrl key along with 1, C, F, L, N, O, P, S, V, X, Z keys to perform fast, accurate AutoCAD operations, Walt Sparling, Funtionsense, Aug 2013

How to Open AutoSave File in AutoCAD - go to 'open and save' tab in options dialog box or apply SAVETIME system variable, inspect automatic save file location folder to check location of AutoSave files, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, Aug 29, 2013

AutoCAD: How to Change Background Color  - right-click on model space, select options followed by display tab to click colors button, choose color to set uniform background, adjust command line text colors, YouTube, Aug 22, 2013

Get a Grip on AutoCAD - manipulating grip selected object, grips macro to turn it on/off, control grip colors, size, Walt Sparling, AUGI Library, Aug 26, 2013

How to Find AutoCAD Command from User Interface - click application menu, type command in search box in top right corner of page to know if command is within UI, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, Aug 25, 2013

Safety First with Secureload - check 'trusted file search path' located in file tab of options dialog to locate, add custom content or apply TRUSTEDPATHS, TRUSTEDDOMAINS system variables to access search paths, Isaac Harper, What's the Word on AutoCAD?, Aug 26, 2013

Why is My Cursor Very Slow or Jumpy in AutoCAD? - apply 3DCONFIG command to verify graphics card driver, click on 'view tune log' to check existing graphics card, disable selection cycling, quick properties, dynamic input located in tray settings, Joanna Gryszka, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Aug 26, 2013

AutoCAD: AutoComplete vs Alias - select 'according to frequency of usage' radio button, check delay time from input search options dialog, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, Aug 23, 2013

Measurement Units in AutoCAD - type UNITS from DYN to open measurement units, go to insertion scale to set units to scale inserted content in AutoCAD, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, Aug 23, 2013

Converting AutoCAD SHX to SHP - locate file dumpshx.exe in express tools directory, copy this file in new empty location along with shape file, navigate to directory containing .exe, .shx files to generate dumpshx.exe file, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Aug 22, 2013

How to Create PDF from AutoCAD Drawings - invoke plot command to change plotter to 'DWG to PDF.pc3,' explore EXPORTPDF options to create multiple PDF with single sheet or single PDF with multi-sheet or apply publish command, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 22, 2013

AutoCAD: How to Create Additional Scales - invoke SCALELISTEDIT command, select add button in scale list dialog box to view name appearing in scale list, adjust scale property based on paper, drawing units, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Aug 21, 2013

AutoCAD: How to Lock Unlock Viewport  - sketch drawing with dimension, contour labels, set layout, enter viewport by double-clicking highlights to avoid affecting actual viewport while moving it, YouTube, Aug 19, 2013

Layer States are Not Saved in an AutoCAD Session - save visibility for reference by changing value of VISRETAIN system variable to 1, go to layer list to view layer name, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 20, 2013

Awesome New DIMCONTINUEMODE in AutoCAD 2014 - set value of system variable to 1 to allow baseline, continued dimensions follow style of base dimension, Lynn Allen's Blog, Aug 19, 2013

Files Tab in AutoCAD 2014 - turn on 'file tabs' control icon in view tab to display tab for all open drawings, pass cursor over drawing tab to view file path, images of model, layouts, Martin Phelps, CADline, Aug 16, 2013

AutoCAD Hidden Commands - expand panels from hidden state to select additional tools, move cursor to drawing area to shrink expanded panel into original size, employ PushPin icon to maintain panel block position, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, Aug 15, 2013

Missing Those Arrow Grips on AutoCAD Arcs? - set GRIPMULTIFUNCTIONAL to 0 to restore arrow grips, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Aug 14, 2013

AutoCAD Tooltips - from options dialogue box in AutoCAD, select display, option to show tool tips, customize as needed, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, Aug 13, 2013

Types of Cursor in AutoCAD - usage of standard, point selection, object selection mouse cursors, osnap marker in AutoCAD, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, Aug 11, 2013

AutoCAD 2014: The Rotate/Copy Command - employ copy tool to generate shape, toggle ortho on before selecting geometry, apply rotate, trim tool to produce shape, clean overlapping lines respectively, John Flanagan, CADline, Aug 8, 2013

How to Break a Line at a Specified Distance and Gap - invoke break command, pick line, type in F followed by from, enter before selecting point to start offset in AutoCAD, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Aug 9, 2013

OCR in AutoCAD - find OCR, identify text menu item in ribbon, draw rectangle around text in image, pick 1st point, followed by rotation, 2nd point, check vector text in green color, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Aug 6, 2013

AutoCAD Tip - UCS Command Default - switch to AutoCAD ribbon's view tab to notice UCS changes with each view, launch view dialog to select views, restore ortho UCS to 'no,' Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Aug 6, 2013

Drawing Limits in AutoCAD - invoke LIMITS command to define drawing limits, specify 0,0 as lower left corner, type upper right corner coordinates based on units of AutoCAD drawing, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, July 26, 2013

AutoCAD Command Line Transparency - click on wrench located in AutoCAD command line, right-click in command line area to open general, rollover transparency options, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, July 25, 2013

Welcome Screen in AutoCAD 2014 - enable/disable display startup option located in left bottom corner of welcome screen to change welcome screen, or click on access help inverted arrow option, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, July 29, 2013

Adding a Custom Paper Size in AutoCAD - invoke PAGESETUP or PLOTTERMANAGER command to open plotter configuration editor, enable 'custom paper sizes' option, select margins for paper size to adjust layout, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Aug 1, 2013 

Repeat Last Command in AutoCAD - press up arrow, scroll through previous commands in reverse order, select repeat command or recent input to access previous commands, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, July 31, 2013

Cool Everyday Features in AutoCAD 2014 - hold down ctrl key to draw arcs counter clockwise, fillet open polyline to itself, display blocks with attributes by setting ATTDIA value to 1, Lynn Allen's Blog, Aug 6, 2013

AutoCAD File Association Issue - occurs due to Windows restore point issue, workaround is always reassociating DWG files with AutoCAD, Sunith Babu, Daily CAD Tips, Aug 7, 2013

The PLINEREVERSEWIDTHS System Variable - set PLINEREVERSEWIDTHS value to 1, select polyline to display grips, choose pick option from polyline, display menu to reverse width of polyline in AutoCAD, Martin Phelps, CADline, Aug 7, 2013

Fun at the CAD Beach - apply SNAPANG variable to customize ortho, edit AutoCorrect listing, set toolbars with ribbon, plot .DWG to .PDF in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Aug 2013

AutoCAD: Modify the Size of the Breakline Symbol - type BREAKLINE command to draw breakline, type S before starting drawing to modify size of breakline symbol, press E instead of S to control breakline extensions, Marti Broquetas, CAD Addict, Aug 2013

OFFSET Polyline True Distance - OFFSETGAPTYPE - change system variable OFFSETGAPTYPE value to 1 to create rounded edges at polyline corners in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, Aug 2, 2013 

The Value of Layer Previous in AutoCAD  - use tool to undo last set of actions in layer property manager, apply tool repeatedly to stair-step back through various layer settings in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 31, 2013

AutoCAD 2014: Nothing Shows in the Properties Palette - uninstall, reinstall Autodesk program, open file setup.ini in notepad, save file after making changes in POSTREQUISITE=ACAD line, implement changes in deployment.ini file, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 30, 2013

4 Ways to Modify Block Definition - explode, recreate block, reinsert updated block, utilize block editor located in context menu, apply REFEDIT command to edit AutoCAD block in-place, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 29, 2013

Multiple Uses for Fields - reference fields to object, insert fields, formulas, choose object to point to line, add fields in text-type object in AutoCAD, Vladislav Bronin, Cadalyst, July 29, 2013

AutoCAD Tip - Disable or Delay AutoComplete - keeping suggestion list delay time to 1-5 seconds while using AUTOCOMPLETE command in AutoCAD helps high speed typists, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, July 29, 2013

The ATTDIA Attribute Dialogue System Variable - change value of system variable from 0 to 1 to display dialog box that makes editing attributes easier in AutoCAD, Martin Phelps, CADline, July 29, 2013

What are You Hiding? - go to systems tab inside options dialog, click hidden messages settings button to open, view dialog with hidden options, rectify hidden message options in AutoCAD, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, July 24, 2013

AutoCAD: ConvertCTB - open AutoCAD, invoke CONVERTCTB command, browse to locate folder where CTB file exists, open file before saving new STB file, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 22, 2013

AutoCAD 2014: Align & Scale Objects Simultaneously - draw objects, select align tool located in modify panel of ribbon, check command prompts to align, scale objects drawn in AutoCAD, John Flanagan, CADline, July 22, 2013

Changing Your Current Layer at Lightning Speed in AutoCAD  - 3 different ways to change current layer: list of layers in ribbon, layer properties manager dialog box, LAYMCUR command, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 22, 2013

Unhandled Access Violation Reading 0x0000 Exception at bcbdad73h - reset program, rebuilt user profiles in Windows, uninstall/reinstall .NET, turn off hardware acceleration, update drivers to address fatal errors in AutoCAD products, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, July 19, 2013

9 AutoCAD Tips to Increase Productivity and Make Your Life Easier - LIMITS command to define limits of area in drawing, use AutoCAD ARRAY command without using ribbon, create blocks/objects collection, quickly access design centre, adjust zoom direction in AutoCAD, Nick Williams, CAD Setter Out, July 2013

Removing the 2500 Object Limit on the Ribbon in AutoCAD - set RIBBONCONTEXTSELLIM system variable to set variable as high as 32767, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 18, 2013

Converting External Reference Path Types with Action Macro's - navigate to manage ribbon tab to create new action recording, type -XREF to start external references command, select pathType, relative functions, apply action macros in AutoCAD, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, July 16, 2013

Space Invaders in AutoCAD 2014 - install express tools, apply TSPACEINVADERS command to locate overlapping entities that invade area of drawing text objects, select objects, text entities that touch other geometry, add TEXTMASK command, Dennis Collin, CADline, July 16, 2013

Open AutoCAD Drawings as Read Only Using Right Click from Explorer - run notepad to create script file, Huong Charles, CAD Notes, July 16, 2013

AutoCAD: Convertpstyles - apply COVERTPSTYLES command to solve issues related to color/name dependent drawings, files, click ok to displayed warning to convert file to opposite plot style method, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 15, 2013

Take Advantage of Command Options - press shift while setting radius to fillet option to obtain 0 radius, add multiple insertion points to block, go to block editor interface to insert point parameters in AutoCAD 2014, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, July 15, 2013

Unable to Save to Drawing - save drawing in local drive in case there are any network issues, ensure reliability of network connection, check for limited write, delete access in AutoCAD drawing file location, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, July 10, 2013

Background Mask for Dimensional Text - select DIMSTYLE followed by modify dimension style standard, text tab, fill color options, choose background to set background mask in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen’s Blog, July 10, 2013

Phase Aware Exporting to AutoCAD - go to export in application menu, scroll down to options to select DWG export settings, choose add/edit modifiers button, locate phase status in new dialog, Todd Shackelford, CAD Shack, July 10, 2013

AutoCAD Layer Translator Saves Time Converting Files to CAD Standard Layers - invoke LAYTRANS command, go to manage tab ribbon, CAD standards panel to select layer translator, adjust settings to save mapping data, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, July 10, 2013

Copy and Paste to Original Coordinates - apply PASTEORIG command located under clipboard panel to move objects between maps, maintain same location in AutoCAD 2014, Samuel Lucido, Cadalyst, July 8, 2013

Inaccurate Modeling vs Accurate Modeling - clean up wall/slab junctions using attach top/base tool, select slab above wall to connect wall to underside of floor slab in AutoCAD, John Flanagan, CADline, July 9, 2013

My Dimensions Show Incorrect Value in Viewport Layout - set DIMLFAC value to 1 for drawing in 1:1, set DIMASSOC variable value to 2 in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 4, 2013

Settings and Savings - create custom view, add path to trusted locations, copy layout tab from another drawing in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, July 2013

Quick Tip: Make a Copy of a Qleader Arrow - set layer to current, invoke QLEADER command, open settings dialog box to adjust 2nd segment to horizontal before specifying points of leader in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, July 8, 2013

VP Freeze - Freeze Layers in Vports - 'new VP freeze' property freezes layers in all subsequently created viewports in AutoCAD, Cliff Young, AutoCAD Insider, July 8, 2013

Right Click Menus in AutoCAD 2014 - right click in open space to access short-cut menu, repeat previous active command, activate line command again by left clicking repeat LINE from top of menu, John Flanagan, CADline, July 3, 2013

AutoCAD: Shortcuts Using PGP - open ACAD.PGP file in notepad, go to 1st section of commands, start new line section bottom, type shortcut text followed by comma, asterisk, command name, save file in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, July 2, 2013

Insert Data from an Excel Worksheet - click table in annotation panel, select data link option, launch data link manager, create new Excel data link option to choose sheet for linking to named range in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, July 2, 2013

Draw a 2D Line with LISP - apply point filter .xy to draw polyline at Z=0, employ OSNAP to pick point using AutoCAD 2014, Clayton Harrison, Cadalyst, July 1, 2013

Use Paragraph Settings in MText to Control Display of Text - start MText, right click in typing area to select paragraph, adjust paragraph tab to 5/8 before clicking add, set left, hanging indent, paragraph alignments in AutoCAD 2014, Leonid Nemirovsky, Cadalyst, July 1, 2013

AutoCAD: Walking the Layers - layer walk command steps through layers by turning off display of unselected layers, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 28, 2013

The New External Reference Tools You Didn't Know About in AutoCAD 2014 - change xref attachment type by clicking on external references drop down list, right click on file name in external reference manager to modify path types, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek Blog, June 27, 2013

Linking Dimensions and Parametric Values Into Excel - create data Link using existing Excel file, create AutoCAD table using data link, extract dimension values into AutoCAD table, Darin Green, Synergis, June 26, 2013

Who Do You Trust? - use 'trustedpaths' system variable to command line trusted locations, click on 'executable file settings' button located in system tab to choose top selection in AutoCAD, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, June 26, 2013

Match AutoCAD Objects to the Correct Layer  - using LAYMCH command to change layer of selected object to match destination layer, Lynn Allen, YouTube, June 25, 2013

AutoCAD 2014: Shortcut Keys - press alt key to activate tools denoted with letters in ribbon tab of quick access toolbar, type letter combination representing tool in AutoCAD, John Flanagan's CADline, June 25, 2013

AutoCAD DGN Clean Tool - automatically purges large list of unwanted linetypes in AutoCAD, Justin Doughty, CADline, June 24, 2013

Controlling AutoCAD Selections with PICKSTYLE - control behavior of associative hatches, boundaries, grouped objects using PICKSTYLE variable in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, June 23, 2013

Adding Basic Troubleshooting Tools to Your Ribbon - use PURGE RegApps, SCALELISTEDIT feature to purge background information, reset annotative scales respectively, open CUI editor, create new tab, panel to use AUDIT, RECOVERALL, SCALELIST EDIT, PURGE commands in AutoCAD, Darin Green, Synergis, June 21, 2013

AutoCAD: Fillet and Chamfer Clean Up - set D for chamfer distance or R for fillet radius to 0, select 2 lines to clean up edge, invoke chamfer, fillet command, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 21, 2013

Purging Unwanted Linetype Bloat - hotfox tool by Autodesk removes mysterious linetypes, bloats from infected AutoCAD drawings, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, June 21, 2013

How to Edit Palette Properties Using Text Editor - edit xml file in AutoCAD text editor, file name should be palette name followed by codes, in .atc format, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 20, 2013

AutoCAD: Ever Use Design Center to Insert Your Blocks - There is a Easier Way - open design center command line, navigate to file, highlight block headers, blocks, select 'tool palette' to create palette out of design center, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 20, 2013

Place Your DWG File on a Diet - AUDIT, PURGE, -PURGE, OVERKILL commands to clean up AutoCAD drawings, reduce file size, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, June 18, 2013

Multifunction Grips on AutoCAD Dimensions - move text on line, reset text position, quickly remove mleader, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 17, 2013

Dork Side Tips: Speel Chocker - SPELL command to check spellings, customize dictionary in AutoCAD, Melanie Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, June 17, 2013

Dork Side Tips: Lay It All Out - importing layouts into AutoCAD drawing for another level, Melanie Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, June 18, 2013

Select Osnaps with Your Left Hand - assign keyboard shortcuts to different osnaps using AutoCAD CUI, Perry Pattiz, Cadalyst, Jun 17, 2013

Use Align Space to Easily Align a Viewport View - draw reference line in model, paper space, activate viewport to rotate view, invoke ALIGNSPACE command, select 2 points each of viewport, paper space using AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, June 14, 2013

Dork Side Tips: Selection Selection - invoke ISOLATE command to assemble objects for mass editing, QSELECT command to select objects, filter, SELECTSIMILAR commands to open objects selection filter, select similar dialog box in AutoCAD, Melanie Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, June 14, 2013

AutoCAD 2012: How to Hack Your Way to Getting 2012 Installed on a Machine with DotNet 4.5 - open setup.ini file into notepad, locate 'PREREQUISITE=IE;SSE;DOTNET20' line to delete mention of DOTNET, save file, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, June 12, 2013

The Final Frontier for Multifunctional Grips in AutoCAD - select dimension, hover cursor over grip to select stretch, continue dimension, routine dimension, flip arrow dimensioning options, Lynn Allen, YouTube, June 10, 2013

Express Tool: EXPLAN - Improved PLAN Command - square up view based on object selected without doing zoom extents, go to tools panel on 'express tools tab' to use EXPLAN command in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, June 11, 2013

Do I Have Options to Control OFFSET Result? - use OFFSETGAPTYPE system variable to obtain filtered offset result at corners in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 10, 2013

Limiting Layers - select Xref in left panel, check 'invert filter box' to navigate layers existing in AutoCAD drawing, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, June 4, 2013

Hatching Open Areas in AutoCAD Using a Gap Tolerance - add temporary line work to drawing to close area before using HATCH command, set gap tolerance function to hatch offices of floor plan, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek Blog, June 4, 2013

How to Use Subscript and Superscript in Your Text - tweak stack feature to display subscripts/superscripts, remove numerator from fraction, add power-off to number to make it subscript, superscript in AutoCAD, Ishka Voiculescu, YouTube, June 4, 2013

AutoCAD Tip - Create a Seamless Wood Grain Hatch - draw rectangle, divide it into quadrants, draw wood grain, make 3 copies, trim wood grain, copy quadrants, clean up wood grain, join all polylines, convert to splines, Cliff Young, Between the Lines, June 3, 2013

The Big Three: Layers, Text & Blocks - merging layers in AutoCAD 2014, adding center line symbol to Dtext, creating .DWG from block, Michael Beall, CADTutor, June 2013

DVIEW with a Twist: Rotating a Viewport View - apply VPROTATEASSOC method to rotate entire viewport rather than DVIEW method, use LIST or DISTANCE command to locate angels of objects in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Tips, June 3, 2013

AutoCAD Plotted Layer List - open layer properties palette, highlight, copy layers to clipboard, paste layer in excel, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 30, 2013

Take AutoCAD Multifunction Grips to the Next Level  - hover over line to either stretch or lengthen lines, arcs at lightning speed using AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, YouTube, May 28, 2013

Lynn Allen's Tips and Tricks - AutoCAD 2014 has command line, synonym suggestion options, ReCap tool for working with 3D laser scans, point cloud support, annotation timesavers, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 2013

Getting the Most Out of AutoCAD Design Suite 2014  - tips on using UI, command line, file tabs, layers, Lynn Allen, YouTube, May 22, 2013

AutoCAD Tip: How Do I Get the Old Array Version Back - use ARRAYCLASSIC command to get back classic ARRAY dialog, install SP1 or 2 while using AutoCAD 2012, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, May 22, 2013

How to Print a Layer List in AutoCAD - open layer properties dialog, highlight required layers, copy layers to clipboard, open up excel to paste clipboard contents, Bill McKown, Synergis, May 22, 2013

Use the Power of the Command Line - enter required text in basic text program, copy, paste it into command line, create polyline, enter various settings to get different outputs in AutoCAD, Russell Koenig, Cadalyst, May 20, 2013

Shedding a Little Light on Things - creating, editing, displaying torus, repeating command in macro, selection options, AutoCAD 2014 enhancements, Michael Beall, CADTutor, May 2013

How to: Edit Block Attributes in Microsoft Excel - export data from AutoCAD using ATTOUT command, open file in excel to edit values, use ATTIN command to import values, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 16, 2013

AutoCAD Doing the AutoCAD Twist - select drawing in modelspace, invoke DVIEW command, select option to choose object or press enter to select, rotate drawing objects, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 15, 2013

AutoCAD External Reference Fading - select external reference located at bottom of insert tab, choose fading button to turn on/off fading, use fading field slider to set fading value, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 14, 2013

Get a Handle on Multifunctional Grips in AutoCAD  - use multifunctional grips to add vertex to polylines, non-associative hatch boundaries without using PEDIT command, Lynn Allen, YouTube, May 13, 2013

AutoCAD Quick Access Toolbar - go to customize tab, expand quick access toolbar, locate command to add, drag, drop command next to quick access toolbar, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 13, 2013

Make the Running Object Snap Modes Work for You - select useful snap models, avoid combining nearest snap mode with endpoint, midpoint, quadrant, tangent modes, use OSMODE system variable in AutoCAD 2014, Tawfik Shehata, Cadalyst, May 13, 2013

AutoCAD Tip: My Delete Key, Double Click & Layer Control are Not Working - set PICKFIRST system variable at command line, adjust its value to 1, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, May 13, 2013

Multi-Colored Dashed Lines in AutoCAD - type mline on command line or select multiline tool from format tab to access it, create multiline style before creating tool, John Flanagan's CADline, May 9, 2013

Absolute Coordinates - override coordinate input setting when needed, or set DYNPICOORDS to 1 to adjust setting to absolute by default in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, May 6, 2013

AutoCAD's Floating Command Line - click on command prompt to access recently used commands, select options, dock line to its old position by dragging it to screen bottom, John Flanagan, CADline, May 1, 2013

Quick Tip: Get Your Layout Tabs Back - right-click on dark icon located right to model in status bar, select 'display layout and model tabs' to hide tabs in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Apr 25, 2013

Tips from the Dork Side - use reference manager to re-path xrefs, design center to import layouts, invoke QSELECT, SPELL, XCLIP commands to perform vital functions in AutoCAD, Melanie Perry, AUGI Library, Apr 23, 2013

Right-Click Customization in AutoCAD - setting right-click mouse button to execute enter or access short cut menus, Lynn Allen, YouTube, Apr 22, 2013

Cunning Plans: How to Get AutoCAD to Work Smarter - use Xref mechanism in AutoCAD, organize assembly to go into layout drawing, William Le Couteur's AutoCAD Blog, Apr 20, 2013

AutoCAD Cleanup Utility - invoke SCALELISTEDIT, -PURGE Regapps command to remove excess scales from scale list within drawing, unreferenced regapp IDs respectively, Justin Doughty, CADline, Apr 17, 2013

XREF Load Status Add-On for AutoCAD 2014 - using application to pick drawing by reloading/unloading checkboxes, selecting XREF to be modified before saving, opening application dialog box, Dennis Collin, CADline, Apr 17, 2013

Graphicisms - update drawing with material, create dot with DONUT command in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Apr 2013

Autodesk DWG TrueView 2014 Tips and Tricks - download through the browser instead of Akamai NetSession Interface download manager, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Apr 15, 2013

Use Quick Select to Check a Drawing's Contents - verify hatch patterns, blocks used in AutoCAD drawing, ensure if viewports containing layer property overrides in layout, Tawfik Shehata, Cadalyst, Apr 15, 2013

AutoCAD Where in the World is My Hardware Acceleration - turn on/off hardware acceleration icon using options dialog box or while launching AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Apr 11, 2013

Time-Saving AutoCAD Hatch Tips - using HATCH command, Lynn Allen, You Tube, Apr 8, 2013

Scale List Cleanup Utility for AutoCAD 2013/2014 - use utility to repair affected files before installing AutoCAD service packs, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Apr 4, 2013

Use Tool Palettes for Dynamic Block Creation - after inserting parameter, connect action to it, test it within block editor in AutoCAD 2013, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Apr 1, 2013

AutoCAD Tip of the Week: VPLAYER - 2 methods to control specific viewports: type VPLAYER F or LAYER command, Emmanuel Garcia, Computer-Aided Design, Apr 1, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 Command Line - autocorrects to most relevant, valid AutoCAD command, edit autocorrect list to add more customizations, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 1, 2013

Change the Keyboard Commands in AutoCAD 2013 - open .pgp file to modify shortcut commands, Daniel Taylor, CADline, Mar 25, 2013

Drawing an Archimedes Screw in AutoCAD - draw shaft, helix, rectangle of specific diameters, invoke SWEEP command, pick rectangle, helix, William Le Couteur's AutoCAD Blog, Mar 30, 2013

AutoCAD 2014 Merge Layers from the Layer Properties Manager - select single or multiple layers, AutoCAD Tips, Mar 26, 2013

Display Annotations in AutoCAD Drawings - Lynn Allen, You Tube, Mar 26, 2013

AutoCAD Platform - Multifunctional Grips - hover over grip to access options while editing lines, polylines, arcs, dimensions, use ctrl key to jump between options, Jarod Schultz, Mar 26, 2013

AutoCAD Reference File Management - use reference manager tool to update, load drawings, verify references of changed paths, export reports, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Mar 21, 2013

AutoCAD Reference File Management - use reference manager tool to update, load drawings, verify references of changed paths, export reports, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Mar 21, 2013

Can't Explode a Block - invoke block command, select desired block, check 'allow exploding' box to change block definition, redefine block in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 20, 2013

Undo Recording and Transactions - understanding concept of partial undo recording vs full object state undo recording in AutoCAD, Xiaodong Liang, AutoCAD DevBlog, Mar 20, 2013

Customize Keyboard Commands in AutoCAD - run alias.exe file located in AutoCAD express folder, create new alias file to generate shortcut key, Mohammed Siraj, Cadalyst, Mar 18, 2013

Edit Individual Leaders of a Multileader - click once on leader line containing arrowhead to be changed while pressing ctrl key in AutoCAD, Murray Clack, Cadalyst, Mar 18, 2013

The AutoCAD Workbench, 2nd Edition: Finally a Reality - copying default panel to custom ribbon, adding angular dimension, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Mar 2013

How to Save AutoCAD DWT Template to Lower Version - save template as AutoCAD 2010 drawing, change extension in explorer from DWG to DWT, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 13, 2013

Turn Your AutoCAD Objects Invisible - right-click on objects, select isolate option to control visibility of objects in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Mar 11, 2013

Customize Right - Click Functionality - press right-click customization button in user preferences tab to access options quickly in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, Cadalyst, Mar 11, 2013

Locate Open Ends in Pipe Systems with MagiCAD for AutoCAD - using part property line function to locate open ends, Rainer Wiljanen, Cadalyst, Mar 11, 2013

Binding a Raster Image in AutoCAD - insert image as OLE object using INSERTOBJ command, Tatiana Machado, Being Civil, Mar 8, 2013

AutoComplete in AutoCAD - completes command, customize feature by turning on/off functions like auto-append, suggestion list, display icons, Martin Phelps, CADline, Mar 8, 2013

Compare DWG File Changes in AutoCAD - install DWG compare app, set original source drawing, second version, select green arrow in palette to compare results, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Mar 7, 2013

No Menus, No Ribbon, Customization File Load Failed on Startup? - reset secondary installer by deleting registry key, rename appdata folders in AutoCAD, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Mar 5, 2013

The Configured Heidi Driver Cannot be Loaded - uncheck adaptive degradation in system tab, disable hardware acceleration button in AutoCAD, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, Mar 5, 2013

Constructing Multi-Character Complex Linetypes in AutoCAD by Hand - put dummy code between 2 characters in single complex linetype definition, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Mar 2, 2013

AutoCAD 2013 Core Console - feed AcCoreConsole.exe into single script file to create, edit entities, save edits to DWG file, combine console with ScriptPro to process files faster, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Feb 26, 2013

Why My AutoCAD Objects are Shown as Boxes? - use QTEXT, FILLMODE, RTDISPLAY, MAXACTVP variables to simplify drawing appearances in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 26, 2013

Can't See Preview on Open and Save As Dialogs? - edit registry setting in AutoCAD, set value data to 1, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Feb 26, 2013

Select Similar Objects in AutoCAD at Lightning Speed - using SelectSimilar command in AutoCAD 2011, You Tube, Feb 25, 2013

Do More with Fewer AutoCAD Tools - understanding functions of grips, multifunctional grips, dynamic input tool, double-clicking objects, properties palette, Edwin Prakoso, AUGI Library, Feb 26, 2013

AutoCAD Platform - Taking Advantage of the New Command Line Options - control number of lines of prompt history, make command line almost transparent, customize 'autocomplete' feature, Jarod Schultz, Feb 27, 2013

Properties, Properties, Properties - adjust rollovertips, turn off 'quick properties,' 'selection cycling' options to handle issues related to AutoCAD properties, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, Feb 25, 2013

Please Wait While Windows Configures Raster Message, Every Time User Launches AutoCAD - launch right version of AutoCAD so that raster can find folder it needs to write configuration, Up and Ready, Feb 22, 2013

AutoCAD Tip: Your Template Doesn't Have to be Complicated - keep only essentials styles, objects in template, other styles, objects on separate files, add additional objects to drawing, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 22, 2013

Text: Custom Linetypes - manipulate rotation parameter, specify upright texts, absolute rotation of text with respect to origin in AutoCAD, Tatiana Machado, Being Civil, Feb 15, 2013

Valentines Day Giveaway - users sent small AutoCAD tips on cycling through objects, using DWG convert functionality, binding xref, Shaan Hurley of Autodesk, Between the Lines, Feb 14, 2013

Got Text - use block editor to change block's insertion point, add text to 3D view, setting highlight color for single line text in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Feb 2013

Add Transparency to Your AutoCAD Drawings - making hatch pattern transparent, You Tube, Feb 11, 2013

Three Macros to Align Your UCS - create UCS parallel to selected line, align UCS to selected object in AutoCAD 2013, Perry Medina, Cadalyst, Feb 11, 2013

Use Grips to Change Table Objects - AutoCAD 2013 tip to adjust table height with grips, Leonid Nemirovsky, Cadalyst, Feb 11, 2013

How to Search Objects within Drawings - use 'design center’ search tool in AutoCAD to define, locate objects inside drawing, apply wildcards in searches, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 5, 2013

Custom Dot Hatch Pattern - attach dots in TXT file instead of PAT file to avoid moving into ACAD.pat file, Kent Cooper, Cadalyst, Feb 4, 2013

Create a List of All Referenced AutoCAD Files - type Rtext in command line, select diesel option, type $(xrefs,3) in dialog box, choose point to enter list in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Feb 4, 2013

Identify Drawing Changes with AutoCAD - open 'drawing compare' palette, select base, newer versions of file, click green checkmark to compare changes, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Jan 31, 2013

Plant 3D Tip: Purge PLDC to Reclaim Disk Space After Ending a Project - PnPLocalDataCachePurger.exe to purge persistent local data cache, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 29, 2013

AutoCAD: Do You Miss the Classics (Dialog Boxes) - access old dialog box for HATCH command, array dialog using ARRAYCLASSIC command, Sherry Pittman, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 29, 2013

Turning Off Attribute Tag Text Frames in Plant 3D - WIPEOUT command to turn off wipeout frames, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Jan 28, 2013

Hyperlink to a Saved View - create mtext, click on 'insert field' to access hyperlink dialog box, press control while selecting model view text to navigate to named view in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Jan 28, 2013

The Apocalypse Trigger: Mission 4 - creating doors, windows for elevation of bell tower using parametric constraints in AutoCAD 2013, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Jan 23, 2013

How to Undo Almost Anything in AutoCAD - use commands like UNDO, OOPS, LAYERP, PLINE, CUILOAD to undo, reset actions in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Jan 27, 2013

The Forgotten Join Command on the AutoCAD Platform - removing window, door in design, filling gaps, Jarod Schultz, Jan 23, 2013

Transfer AutoCAD Settings to Different Computer - using 'migrate custom setting' tools, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 23, 2013

Combine Multiple AutoCAD Layers Into One - using LayMrg command to delete empty layers in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Jan 22, 2013

Quick Tip: How to Strikethrough Single Line Text - set variable DTEXTED to 1 in 'edit text' dialog box, double-click single line text with strikethrough characters in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Jan 22, 2013

Quick Tip: Launch Find with Ctrl + F - open CUI dialog box, expand 'keyboard shortcuts node,' drag find command into customizations pane, release it next to shortcuts keys in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, AUGI Library, Jan 18, 2013

Using the Shift Key in AutoCAD - bring up OSNAPs during editing commands, remove objects from selection set, John Flanagan, CADline, Jan 17, 2013

Change Project Name in AutoCAD Plant 3D or P&ID - create new project with correct name using project manager, use 'copy files to project' command to copy old drawings to new, Andy Davis, CADline, Jan 15, 2013

Create Selection Sets with Quick Select - right-click 'quick select' floating menu option, locate, click object type, try to match property to refine search in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Jan 14, 2013

Turn Off ViewCube in AutoCAD - select 3D modeling tab from options, remove check mark for '2D wireframe visual style,' Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, Jan 14, 2013

Add Headers to an Existing Table - AutoCAD 2013 tip, Leonid Nemirovsky, Cadalyst, Jan 14, 2013

Mouse Wheel Tips for AutoCAD Users - Lynn Allen, You Tube, Jan 7, 2013

How to Create DWF/PDF Automatically When You Save AutoCAD Drawing - enable auto publish option from 'plot and publish' tab, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 8, 2013

Attach Drawings with Sheet Sets - attaching Xrefs into sheet without using Xref attach feature in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Jan 7, 2013

Don't Overlook the Settings - options in 'leader line and arrow tab' in leader settings in AutoCAD, Maria Tzanetakou, Cadalyst, Jan 7, 2013

Change the Line Spacing of Mtext - select Mtext object, choose line spacing from paragraph dialog box in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Dec 25, 2012

Editing Text with DDEDIT - double-click DTEXT/MTEXT, invoke DDEDIT/MTEDIT command(s) to edit single/multi-line text respectively in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Jan 1, 2013

AutoCAD Lengthen Command - trim line/arc in AutoCAD using delta, percent, total, dynamic options of LENGTHEN command, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Dec 27, 2012 

The Infamous FILEDIA System Variable - set variable to 1 to be able to open dialog boxes in AutoCAD, Matt Miyamoto, Ideate, Dec 17, 2012

Troubleshoot: AutoCAD Hangs On Start - check for LISP viruses, check InfoCenter process, if AutoCAD installation is corrupt, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 19, 2012

AutoCAD - Mouse Controls - tips to ease navigation in AutoCAD drawing using mouse wheel, left, right mouse buttons, John Flanagan, CADline, Dec 14, 2012

Slow Down and Render This - change visual style setting from hidden to 2D wireframe to improve drawing speed in AutoCAD Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Dec 11, 2012

How to Speed Up AutoCAD: Configuring AutoCAD, Pt 2 - disable splash screen, creating new file on startup, InfoCenter, turn off dynamic input, quick properties palette, use manual selection cycling, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 11, 2012

AutoCAD Copy and Paste Tips - Lynn Allen, You Tube, Dec 10, 2012

Thankful for... Easy Customization - creating drop-down on QAT, adding zoom/.9x to it, setting display of polar tracking vector in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Nov 2012

10 x... a Lot! - embedding raster image, setting layer transparency in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Dec 2012

How to Speed Up AutoCAD: Optimize Your Computer, Pt 1 - disable visual effects tab, remove unused application, cleanup hard drive, registry files, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 5, 2012

AutoCAD Tech Tips - create array of chairs for venue, use reference options to properly scale, rotate image, Bill McKown, Synergis, Nov 29, 2012

Enhance Your Productivity with the Quick Access Toolbar - placing toolbar below ribbon in AutoCAD, adding favorite commands to it, Jarod Schultz, Nov 28, 2012

How to: Fix My AutoCAD Drawing to Correct Drawing Unit - change drawing unit, create new file with correct drawing unit, check explode option, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 27, 2012

Adjust Snap Behavior with the Legacy Option - AutoCAD 2013 tip, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Nov 26, 2012

Array in AutoCAD Classic View - control objects being arrayed, ARRAYCLASSIC command to use array dialog box, Gareth Spencer, CADline, Nov 21, 2012

A Quick Tip for Rotating AutoCAD Objects - rotating AutoCAD entities in increments of 90 degrees with compass, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Nov 18, 2012

How to Display Structural Components Added in Autodesk Structural Detailing When Opened in AutoCAD Plant 3D - load object enabler configured to auto-run when Plant3D starts, Bob Felton, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Nov 15, 2012

Is Your AutoCAD Looking at the Wrong Server? - shut down old license manager, use client machine, specify ‘license server system’ in license finder dialog box, enter server name, Jeff Lotan, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Nov 15, 2012

Hatching in AutoCAD - creating user-defined hatch patterns using HATCH command, John Flanagan, CADline, Nov 14, 2012

Are You an AutoCAD Expert?  - learning about expert system variable, turning off bubbles appearing in AutoCAD tray, You Tube, Nov 7, 2012

5 Benefits of Using AutoCAD Saved Views - save layer snapshots, work with sheet sets, animate with ShowMotion, batch render with Autodesk cloud rendering, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 7, 2012

AutoCAD Fundamentals For Civil Engineers, Pt 325 - select dynamic input tab, edit settings for pointer input in AutoCAD, Land Development Engineering, Nov 5, 2012

How Custom Tool Button Images are Created for Tool Palettes - creation of corresponding image file depends on what type of item is added to AutoCAD tool palette, Jarod Schultz, Oct 26, 2012

Set and Save Your AutoCAD System Variables - using express tool SYSVDLG, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 23, 2012

Update Contents of an AutoCAD Table - using bidirectional AutoCAD-Excel links to update data-linked cells, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Oct 22, 2012

What is the Standard Font Height and Type? - 1/8" is common text height, 1/4″ is used for titles, default font type is ASME Y14.5M, but Technic, Simplex font are commonly used, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 18, 2012

How to: Add More Fonts For AutoCAD - installing true type fonts, SHX fonts, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 16, 2012

Clean Your Screen With AutoCAD's Clean Screen Feature - hides as much as possible of screen, only status bar, menu bar, command line are visible, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Oct 14, 2012

Here & There - clip Xref with Xclip, move selected objects using <Displacement>, search for layout tab containing specific text in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Oct 2012

Search Command in AutoCAD Application Menu - click large A icon on top left corner in AutoCAD to access search field in application menu, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 9, 2012

Quickly Add Additional Objects With the Same Properties and Settings - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 9, 2012

Showing and Hiding AutoCAD Toolbars - 3 ways to access toolbars: right click in empty area on visible docked toolbar, user interface panel on ribbon, or use -TOOLBAR command, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Oct 8, 2012

How to Make Quick Edits to Multiple Objects in AutoCAD - QSELECT & FILTER BAM - QSELECT command to select multiple objects; build multiple object property to filter to get desired objects, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Sep 18, 2012

Drawing Cleanup & Duplicate Removal Tool - AutoCAD - OVERKILL command to cleanup overlapping geometry, Envision CAD, Sep 4, 2012

Why Reinstalling Won't Fix Your AutoCAD Problem - FILEDIA system variable, set to 1, suppresses display of AutoCAD file dialog box, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 4, 2012

AutoCAD Dimension Rotate - create geometry in drawing, DIMROTATED command to specify angle of dimension line, Micro Concepts, Aug 29, 2012

Locate and Clear Overridden AutoCAD Dimensions - drag selection box over all dimensions on drawing, overridden dimensions will get selected, Micro Concepts, Aug 28, 2012

New Tricks for Customizing AutoCAD's Quick Access Toolbar  - Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Aug 28, 2012

AutoCAD Platform: Migrating Workspaces and Profiles - create custom workspace, share/move custom workspace, profile, Jarod Schultz, Aug 28, 2012

I Cannot Attribute My Multiple Lines to Attributes - use multiple lines option, set boundary width in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, Aug 21, 2012

Winning in London - select object with selection cycling, use SELECTSIMILAR command in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Aug 2012

Master Your Workspaces - delete, rename workspaces in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Aug 14, 2012

Attaching Images in AutoCAD - each image should be placed on its own layer, make sure IMAGEFRAME is turned off, Envision CAD, Aug 6, 2012

5 AutoCAD Symbols That Might Confuse You - annotation monitor, geo location marker, geometric constraints, selection cycling, hatch gap notification, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 31, 2012

AutoCAD 2013: Detail Views  - create detail views associated with 3D model, detail symbol, specify circular or rectangular detail boundaries, AutoCAD Exchange, July 2012

How To Render Sunlight in Autodesk Cloud Rendering - save sun properties to view, then upload, render model, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, July 26, 2012

Free Up AutoCAD Screen Real Estate - control size, position of command line, hide layout, model tabs, minimize ribbon, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, July 24, 2012

AutoCAD 2013: Command Line Enhancements  - Donnie Gladfelter, You Tube, July 18, 2012

Drawing with Surveyor's Units in AutoCAD - start new drawing, turn on dynamic input, launch LINE command, specify first point, enter distance, bearing values, Michael Beall, Between the Lines, July 20, 2012

All-in-One CAD Tip #8: AutoCAD CHSPACE, SketchBook Designer Symmetry Tool and Job Interview Tips  - move lines from paper space to model space, create perfect mirror copies or radial arrays of duplicated linework, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, July 15, 2012

AutoCAD Parametric Constraints - drawing structural beam plan, Kyle Kondo, The CAD Masters, July 6, 2012

How to Set the Number of Lines in the Command History - using LISP expression in AutoCAD, Envision CAD, July 11, 2012

View AutoCAD Layers Individually - LAYWALK command, Micro Concepts, July 9, 2012

What Day is it Again? - AutoCAD offers 4 different 'date & time' field types: CreateDate, Date, PlotDate, SaveDate, Kate Morrical, AutoCAD Insider, July 5, 2012

Handling Drawing (DWG) File Format Changes with AutoCAD - tips to share DWG files easily when working with multiple releases of AutoCAD, different drawing file formats, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, July 5, 2012

Copy AutoCAD Geometry to Another Layer or New Layer in One - open drawing in AutoCAD, execute COPYTOLAYER command, select geometry to be copied, Micro Concepts, July 6, 2012

Importing Inventor Models into AutoCAD - AutoCAD 2013 can import 3D models from variety of sources; all versions of .ipt, .iam files are supported, RK McSwain, Between the Lines, July 2, 2012

Prepare Files For Cloud Storage - PURGE command in AutoCAD to clean up files before uploading, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, July 2, 2012

Open the Right Door - Changing AutoCAD's Default Open Location - change setting of REMEMBERFOLDERS command to 0, Jonathan Landeros, Inventor Tales, July 1, 2012

Having Problem Viewing Layer Manager Palette? - use CLASSICLAYER command or change LAYERDLGMODE variable to 0 to access layer manager dialog box, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 27, 2012

Bad Definition of XX at Line XX of File xxxxx.lin - set system variable FONTALT to nothing, run STYLE command to load linetypes correctly in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, June 27, 2012

Dude, Where's My Drawing? - check option to 'display full path in title' from options dialog box to determine location of current AutoCAD file, Samuel Lucido, Cadalyst, June 25, 2012

Why Can't I See My Custom Paper Sizes in Plot Dialog - registry key storing information about pages in AutoCAD should be same on all machines, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, June 26, 2012

All-in-One CAD Tip #7: AutoCAD Layer Controls, Object Names in Civil 3D and Social Networking - change layer controls on per viewport basis, improve internal documentation by naming AEC objects in Civil 3D, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, June 10, 2012

How To: Explode Block to Other Layer - XPLODE tool in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 21, 2012

Keep AutoCAD Block Layer After Exploding - using BURST command, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 20, 2012

How to Add AutoCAD Layer Information in PDF File? - select DWG to PDF plotter, choose custom properties from plotter configuration dialog to include layer information, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 19, 2012

Layers and Old Timers - launching dialog box from ribbon, adding background mask toggle to quick properties, creating, previewing layer state in AutoCAD 2013, Michael Beall, CADTutor, June 2012

All-in-One CAD Tip #6: AutoCAD's Alias Editor, Sketchbook Designer and Office Etiquette - creating alias to open alias editor dialog box, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, June 10, 2012

Tangent Lines and Arcs - plain LINE, ARC entities in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, June 4, 2012

AutoCAD Drawings with Gaps or Overhangs? No Problem  - using autoconstrain, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 4, 2012

How to Show AutoCAD Hidden Messages Back? - access from system tab from AutoCAD options, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 4, 2012

Attri-bute to Text - express too 'EXPLODE ATTRIBUTES TO TEXT' to get attribute data as text in AutoCAD, Jeff Arbogast, IMAGINiT Technologies Support Blog, May 31, 2012

AutoCAD 2013: Presspull Enhancements - selects multiple objects in single operation, supports selection of both 2D, 3D curves, AutoCAD Exchange, May 2012

AutoCAD Commands People Laugh at When You Say Them - OOPS command to undelete last deleted object, WHOHAS to know who is holding on to file, BATTMAN to manage attributes in specific block, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, May 22, 2012

Kick Up the IQ of Your AutoCAD Objects - adding geometric constraints, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 22, 2012

All-in-One CAD Tip #5: AutoCAD Reference Manager, Autodesk Design Review and CAD Network Maintenance - show all references in drawing, importing files in Design Review, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, May 20, 2012

AutoCAD Tricks for MText: Beyond the Basics - tips on numbering, sub-lists, controlling location, width of text within documents, navigating, editing words with keystrokes, Murray Clack, AUGI Library, May 14, 2012

Move Object Same Displacement as Previously by Pressing Enter 3 Times - MOVE command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, May 9, 2012

How to Add Dimension Notes in AutoCAD 2013 - DimNotes - add predefined dimension notes to dimension objects in AutoCAD, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, May 8, 2012

Save Your Favorite Locations in AutoCAD - using places list, Envision CAD, May 7, 2012

What's New in AutoCAD 2013: Create Section and Detail Views - create base view using tool from layout tab, monitor annotation in views, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, May 7, 2012

All-in-One CAD Tips: Rename Xref Layers in AutoCAD, Customize Inventor Ribbon, Update Your Resume - Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, Apr 29, 2012

AutoCAD Prank - Snap On With No Limits - setting up grid system to any distance, setting drawing's limits, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Apr 19, 2012

Creating a Command for a New Contextual Tab - create new command, panel, tab, add command to new panel, panel to new tab, add new tab to contextual tab states for arc, line entities in AutoCAD 2013, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Apr 26, 2012

Using Text Fields - adding field to line of text in AutoCAD, Micro Concepts, Apr 23, 2012

AutoCAD Tip - Create Smart Geometry Automatically - infer constraints tool in status bar to automatically create geometry with higher IQ, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Apr 24, 2012

Batch Purging of Drawing Files Using ScriptPro 2.0 - AutoCAD tip, Virupaksha Aithal, AutoCAD DevBlog, Apr 19, 2012

Fade External References - AutoCAD 2013 introduces default fading of 50% to identify external references, Micro Concepts, Apr 23, 2012

All-in-One CAD Tip #2: AutoCAD Sheet Sets, 3ds Max Workspace, Dusty Hardware - organizing AutoCAD sheet sets, maximizing 3ds Max screen real estate, Curt Moreno, Cadalyst, Apr 22, 2012

How to: Add Custom Pattern to AutoCAD - adding support file search folder, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 18, 2012

Load AutoCAD with Defined Profile and Template - creating shortcut, modifying shortcut properties, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 13, 2012

Use BPOLY to Create an AutoCAD Shrink Wrap Entity - creating closed polyline around multiple entities, Envision CAD, Apr 2, 2012

Fix Gaps and Off-Angled Lines with AutoConstrain - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Apr 10, 2012

Scripts & ScriptPro - creating basic script in AutoCAD, applying scripted changes to multiple drawing files, Reuben Stone, AUGI Library, Apr 5, 2012

Small But Mighty - AutoCAD 2013 command line features, adding rotation parameter, adding arc to polyline, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Apr 2012

Add Text Below the Dimension Line - JR Cardenas, Cadalyst, Apr 2, 2012

Display Linetypes Correctly at Any Scale - set LTSCALE, PSLTSCALE to 1 in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Apr 2, 2012

New AutoCAD Blend Command - creating spline between 2 selected lines or curves, Micro Concepts, Mar 19, 2012

AutoCAD System Variable Superstars - registry-stored or DWG-stored variables: FILEDIA, GRIDSTYLE, GRIPMULTIFUNCTIONAL, PEDITACCEPT, Louisa 'Lou' Holland, AUGI Library, Mar 19, 2012

Nudge Objects - using nudge tool in AutoCAD 2012 with snap mode turned on/off, Hayden Clarke, Cadalyst, Mar 19, 2012

Change AutoCAD Text Case - TCASE command to change selected piece of text to sentence, lower, upper, title or toggle case, Micro Concepts, Mar 18, 2012

AutoCAD Tech Tip - turn on time-sensitive right-click: quick click for enter, longer click to display shortcut menu, Tad Whitchurch, Hagerman & Co, Mar 12, 2012

Customizing for Fun & Profit - automating 'no islands' hatch, adding custom Osnap button to quick access toolbar in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Mar 2012

What Will Went Wrong If I Use Imperial Template for My Metric Drawing? - applying linetype, hatches to imperial, metric template drawings, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 7, 2012

Process and Instrumentation Diagrams (PIDs) - tips on drafting in AutoCAD, William Le Couteur's AutoCAD Blog, Mar 6, 2012

AutoCAD AUTOCOMPLETE Command - option to append, list, delay, control operation of entire feature, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 2, 2012

Ditch Dialog Boxes With the Command-Line Form of Commands - creating script files, autoLISP routines, list of common commands having command-line versions in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Feb 22, 2012

AutoCAD 2012 - Using Classic Toolbars with the Ribbon - AutoCAD experts Matt Murphy, David Cohn share tips, CADLearning, YouTube, Feb 20, 2012

AutoCAD 2012 - Type Less Using Command AutoComplete - CADLearning, YouTube, Feb 20, 2012

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Printing Your Layer List - export layer list to Excel from within layer properties manager, Lynn Allen's Blog, Feb 21, 2012

Quick Block Count - BCOUNT tool to count blocks in AutoCAD drawing, Micro Concepts, Feb 21, 2012

Burst to Maintain Attributes in a Block - BURST tool in AutoCAD to explode block with attributes, Micro Concepts, Feb 20, 2012

Rename All Files in Folders with Sub-Folders - updating version numbers on large number of AutoCAD blocks using DOS prompt, Todd Shackelford, The Lazy Drafter, Feb 21, 2012

RefMan a Shy But Powerful AutoCAD Tool - reference manager can add files, search, select all, invert selections, edit selected paths, can find, replace paths in batch without launching AutoCAD, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 17, 2012

AutoCAD Tip: Rotate Multiple Texts at Once to Readable Orientation - access rotate text tool, keep most readable text as default option, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 14, 2012

Can't Detach an AutoCAD Reference File - make sure that multiple instances of reference are not occurring in file, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Feb 13, 2012

Valentines Day Geometry - using 3 lines, 2 circles to form heart in AutoCAD, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 13, 2012

Oh-One/One-Two - find clipboard manager app from Autodesk Exchange, add rotation parameter to block in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Jan 2012

Move Block Attributes in an AutoCAD Drawing - select block containing attributes, click grip, pick new desired location, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Feb 10, 2012

Creating 2D Views with Base View - using VIEWBASE command in AutoCAD 2012, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, Feb 9, 2012

AutoCAD Freeze After Copy/Paste - workaround is deleting layer filters, saving file, Shawn Niles, Without a Net, Feb 9, 2012

How To: Trim and Copy Objects Within a Boundary - export layout, copy it back to original AutoCAD drawing, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 9, 2012

Copy Between Drawings Without Using Cut & Paste - SYSWINDOWS command to make both drawings visible at same time in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Feb 7, 2012

AutoCAD 2012: In-Canvas Controls - get easy access to view, viewport, visual style tools, AutoCAD Exchange, Jan 2012

AutoCAD Quick Tip - Create Multileader Style with Right Click - Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Jan 27, 2012

Quicker AutoCAD Selection with Fastselect - select piece of geometry, then automatically pick all geometry touching it, Micro Concepts, Jan 30, 2012

3 Construction or Reference Objects We Rarely Use - creating quick reference using XLINE, ray, point, macro to create horizontal/vertical XLINE quickly in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 30, 2012

Set Default System Variables in acaddoc.lsp - loading automatically AutoLISP file, inserting file path, file name from command line due to change in FILEDIA system variable in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 24, 2012

Obscure Object Snap That Saves The Day - drawing line coming out from center of circle in AutoCAD, keeping it parallel with existing edges, Jarod Schultz, Jan 17, 2012

Cannot Remove Selection with SHIFT+Pick - uncheck 'Shift+Left Click Image Select' option from MAPIOPTIONS, IOPTIONS settings in AutoCAD, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Jan 17, 2012

New Layer - Color Change Not Applied as Expected - complete process of changing layer name before changing layer color in AutoCAD, Silvia Menon, Without a Net, Jan 11, 2012

Annotative Objects in Different Locations - fixing plotted text height equal in each viewport, managing Mleader text in annotative objects for left, right viewports in AutoCAD, McSwain, CAD Panacea, Dec 27, 2011

DWG Convert - tool in AutoCAD 2012 can translate AutoCAD DWG files to DWG versions: R14, 2000, 2004, 2007, 2010, Micro Concepts, Dec 21, 2011

The Killer Tool Palette Macros, Download it Here - import tool palettes in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 21, 2011

Open a Sheet Set When Launching AutoCAD - edit target path from properties of shortcut, McSwain, CAD Panacea, Dec 20, 2011

AutoCAD Rotate and the Magic Options - rotating rectangle to match edge at odd angle using ROTATE command, Jarod Schultz, Dec 19, 2011

Command Line Only Express Tools: Have You Used Them? - count blocks in active drawing using BCOUNT command, finding hidden tools in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 19, 2011

Close AutoCAD Quickly and Safely - and Get Home Earlier - commands like SAVEALL, CLOSEALL, QQUIT in AutoCAD helps in closing, saving files quickly, Paul Munford, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Dec 17, 2011

AutoCAD Block Can't Be Inserted Using Non-Uniform Scale - workaround is to set scale uniformly parameter to no in block editor, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 15, 2011

Fun Winter Memories - creating revolved surface, understanding navigation bar settings, tools, docking multiple windows in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Dec 2011

Using AutoCAD UNDO: It's More Than Just One Step Back - tips for using UNDO command in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 5, 2011

AutoCAD Text Editing - tips for editing text using in-place text editor, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Nov 16, 2011

From Autodesk University, to Folsom Prison, to Guam - mapping materials to block, tweaking existing visual style, creating button to reload all xrefs, displaying workspace label in AutoCAD 2012, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Nov 2011

Learn AutoCAD 2012: Ortho Mode  - appears at 90 degree corner, right click on it to select display to activate it, helps in snapping movements to 90 degree, YouTube, Nov 8, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 Training - working on rectangle command, activation of home tab tool helps in forming it more precisely, selecting dimensions, specifying position, width, YouTube, Nov 8, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 Tutorials  - working on pole tracking, activation of line tool, creating/tracking different angles, selecting different angels, YouTube, Nov 8, 2011

Repeat an AutoCAD Command Automatically - type multiple before typing drawing command, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Nov 3, 2011

Annotative Brain Freeze - set SelectionAnnoDisplay system variable to zero to hide scale representations in AutoCAD, Land Development Engineering, Oct 27, 2011

Aligning Text Using Properties Window - using properties command in AutoCAD, Jarod Schultz, Nov 1, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 Tips & Tricks - tips related to polyline editing, text, viewport, taskbar, Civil 3D for Beginners, Nov 2, 2011

Navigation Controls in Copied Viewports - viewport is not locked when copied using copy command, navigation controls displays visual style in AutoCAD, Silvia Menon, Without a Net, Nov 1, 2011

Donnie Gladfelter: Linking Excel Tables with Data Extraction Tables - AutoCAD tip, AutoCAD Exchange, Oct 2011

When Rotating Objects, Use NEWS - enter N, W, S to rotate object 90, 180, 270 degrees respectively, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 31, 2011

A-rray of Sunshine - tips on using associative path array command in AutoCAD 2012, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 30, 2011

Using the Context Ribbon for Creating New Arrays in AutoCAD 2012 - editing array using parameters, helps in specifying array dynamically, CADforum, Oct, 2011

Quick F Reminder - results of AutoCAD function keys, Micro Concepts, Oct 27, 2011

Create Model Space Geometry from a Layout - AutoCAD tip, Micro Concepts, Oct 26, 2011

AutoCAD Tip: Renumber Text Automatically  - renumber text along axis or by selection order, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 26, 2011

Working with Multiple Layouts - easy copy complete layouts from one drawing to another using design centre command, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Oct 26, 2011

How to Lock AutoCAD's User Interface - by clicking little padlock icon down in system tool tray, Paul Munford, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Oct 25, 2011

Finding Modified Dimensions in AutoCAD - DIMREASSOC express tool to create selection set of changed entities among all selected entities in drawing, Melanie Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, Oct 25, 2011

Leonid's List of Things to Remember - tips, settings for use in AutoCAD, Leonid Nemirovsky, Cadalyst, Oct 23, 2011

Linking Excel External Data to AutoCAD Data Extraction - make 1 attribute as identifier in block, link it to column in Excel, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 2011

A Status Bar Icon I've Never Seen Before - indicates viewport layer overrides, opens set to viewport overrides filter in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Oct 19, 2011

Guest Post: AutoCAD Image Frame - control/display plot settings of image frame in AutoCAD, managing images through dropdown menus, Brian Curran, CAD Addict, Oct 18, 2011

How to Find and Replace Text in AutoCAD - search box from annotate tab in text panel offers refined search options, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 2011

Changes to the SNAP Command in AutoCAD 2012 - cursor is attracted to grid only when command is active, Silvia Menon, Without a Net, Oct 14, 2011

Auto Draft - switching over several drawings in AutoCAD using windows taskbar/status bar, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Oct 10, 2011

Colorful Settings - loading line types from custom button on quick access toolbar, creating attribute definition, setting transparency of floating command line in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Oct 2011

AutoCAD Tips: Quickly Switching Between Drawings - quick view button on status bar shows thumbnails of all opened drawings, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 2011

AutoCAD BLEND Command - creating tangent spline in between 2 entities, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Oct 5, 2011

AutoCAD Linetypes - Pt 2 - describing different linetypes in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Oct 3, 2011

Keep Track of What You've Done with COPYHIST - copy command line history window to clipboard using COPYHIST command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Sep 26, 2011

Select Object: Prompt Secrets - selects most recently created object, removing object/objects from selection set without starting over in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Sep 30, 2011

Squeeze or Stretch Single-Line Text to Fit in a Space with TEXTFIT - fit single-line text into space using align or fit justify options in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Oct 2, 2011

How to: Publish AutoCAD Layouts to Multiple PDF Files with Single Sheet - Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011

Taking Advantage of 2012 Grip Options on the AutoCAD Platform - using grips on line, dimensions, Jarod Schultz, Sep 23, 2011

Managing and Sharing AutoCAD Drawing Files - using file sharing over network connection, sheet set manager, data management applications, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011

AutoCAD Linetypes - Pt 1 - classifying linetypes, loading, creating them in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Sep 15, 2011

Settings & Information - adding custom button to quick access toolbar, selecting text using wildcard, displaying hatch area on quick properties in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Sep 2011

Creating a Block Without Creating a Drawing File - AutoCAD tip, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, Sep 14, 2011

Managing Reusable Contents - saving reusable contents, managing block files in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011

AutoCAD Image Frame - controlling display, plot settings of image frames in AutoCAD, Brian Curran, CAD Addict, Sep 12, 2011

Taking Control of Your Command Line History - current command line history cache length setting in AutoCAD, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Sep 13, 2011

Selection Cycling - find overlapping geometry using selection cycling tool in AutoCAD, Micro Concepts, Sep 12, 2011

Avoid Reselecting Objects in Editing Commands That Go Wrong - restart editing command, type p at 'select objects' prompt to select same objects again, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Sep 11, 2011

Working with Different Measurement Unit - reference original AutoCAD drawing, inherit properties of working drawing, save final file using edit reference panel, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011

Creating Your Reusable Contents - benefits of creating common objects as AutoCAD blocks, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011

Working with Reusable Contents - using AutoCAD blocks, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011

Why You Should Use a Template - creating, using template files in AutoCAD, achieving efficiency, standardization through template files, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, Sep 11, 2011

Add Styles to Your Templates - AutoCAD tip, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 2011

Setting Up Plot Styles and Page Setups - creating plot styles, working with page setups in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 2011

Saving and Using AutoCAD Templates - setting up default template, working with CAD standard, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2011

Creating Linetypes the Easy Way on the AutoCAD Platform - ensure that express tools are loaded, Jarod Schultz, Aug 29, 2011

Draw Fast, Accurate Revision Clouds - REVCLOUD command to see recently revised areas of AutoCAD drawing, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Aug 24, 2011

Everyday Improvements in AutoCAD 2012 - NCOPY, OVERKILL commands, array option within COPY command, blend tool, DWGCONVERT command, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Aug 24, 2011

Useful System Variables - index layer, spatial information for quicker access to Xrefs, blocks, making new dimensions associative in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Aug 21, 2011

The Curse of the Mutant AutoCAD XCLIP, Solved - deleting mutant XCLIP frames, keeping original blocks intact, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Aug 19, 2011

Viewport Control - AutoCAD 2012 can modify viewports, 2D, 3D views, visual styles directly from drawing window, Micro Concepts, Aug 17, 2011

Hatch Grip - changing angle of hatch pattern appears dynamically on screen in AutoCAD 2012, Micro Concepts, Aug 18, 2011

Hot Fun - creating dynamic block stretchable in 2 directions, adding dimension to ribbon combo box in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Aug 2011

External Reference Enhancements in AutoCAD 2012 - ability to highlight, select externally referenced files, FRAMESELECTION system variable to support frame selection behavior, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Aug 8, 2011

Match Specific Properties - changing object's properties by copying another object's properties in AutoCAD, Mike Demers, Cadalyst, Aug 8, 2011

Add Spice to Your Right Click Menu Options - adding isolate/unisolate layers to right click menu in AutoCAD, Tommie Richardson, Crossing The Line with Civil 3D, Aug 4, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 Balloon Tricks - creating BOM callout using Mleader balloons, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Aug 4, 2011

Contextual Array Ribbon Tab Tip - displaying array ribbon tab automatically in AutoCAD 2012, Silvia Menon, Without a Net, Aug 3, 2011

AutoCAD Gurus Know Groups - GROUP command to create, name group, turning groups on/off, Lynn Allen's Blog, Aug 3, 2011

Standard Implementation with Tool Palettes - opt for pre-defined layer while dragging, dropping feature in AutoCAD, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, July 31, 2011

The Future of CAD Without Files? - CATIA system connects directly to ENOVIA back-end, AutoCAD WS on cloud trying to minimize need of CAD files on disc, Oleg Shilovitsky, PLM Think Tank, July 27, 2011

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Turning Splines into Plines - SPLINEDIT or PEDIT command, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 26, 2011

Autofill AutoCAD Table Data Like You Do in Excel - copying data along row or column, automatically creating incremental data, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, July 21, 2011

AutoCAD Tip: Text Alignment Technique - using ROTATE command to align AutoCAD text to angled object, Brian Curran, CAD Notes, July 2011

AutoCAD Stacked Dimension Override Text - overriding automatic dimension text to add extra information in AutoCAD 2012, RobiNZ CAD Blog, July 17, 2011

Software Fireworks - creating associative array, adjusting row count, spacing, editing source object in AutoCAD 2012, Michael Beall, CADTutor, July 2011

An AutoCAD 2012 Nudge to Get Going After Vacation - Ctrl + arrow key to nudge selected object few pixels at a time, limited to orthogonal moves only, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, July 11, 2011

Creating Linetypes Tool - 'make linetype' command in AutoCAD, Gil Cordle, CAD Clues, July 7, 2011

How Do You Share DWG Files? - ETRANSMIT command packages set of DWG files, plot style tables, reference files for transmission, distribution, Dean Saadallah, LT IS STILL AUTOCAD, June 29, 2011

How to: Embed Image to AutoCAD Drawing - open drawing in any image viewer, copy, paste image in it, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 2011

Change the AutoCAD Layout Background Color to Black - changing UI element colors, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, July 1, 2011

Getting the Full List of + Commands in AutoCAD 2012 - command interface lists all command names starting with +, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 29, 2011

Toggle the ViewCube - using ViewCube in AutoCAD while working on 2D drawings, Andria Lynch, Cadalyst, June 26, 2011

AutoCAD Tip: Turning Off Multifunctional Grips - by setting GRIPMULTIFUNCTIONAL system variable to 0 in AutoCAD 2012, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, June 2011

Summer Dance - adjusting UCS icon in AutoCAD 2012, reorienting existing text to absolute angle, Michael Beall, CADTutor, June 2011

Change Hatch Angle - adjusting angle of hatch pattern in AutoCAD, Steve Knopf, Cadalyst, June 12, 2011

Use Fields for Repeated Text and Attributes - AutoCAD tip, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, June 12, 2011

Trim Objects Quickly with EXTRIM - AutoCAD tip, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, June 4, 2011

Subtle Snap Enhancement in AutoCAD 2012 - only snap to grid points when prompting to specify point, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, June 8, 2011

Oops - On Purpose - OOPS command to clear up area in AutoCAD file, Denise Inacio, Cadalyst, June 5, 2011

PICKDRAG System Variable in AutoCAD 2012 - setting value to 2 for combined behavior of specifying selection window, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, June 6, 2011

PICKAUTO System Variable in AutoCAD 2012 - added option to control automatic window selection, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, June 3, 2011

Make a Custom Button to Zoom Extents, Save, and Close - AutoCAD tip, Jason Dorshorst, Cadalyst, June 5, 2011

Polyline Outline - drawing outline of LW polyline having width in AutoCAD, Alan Thompson, Cadalyst, May 15, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 - How to 'Hatch' Using Any Objects - using associative array feature, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, May 30, 2011

Selection Options in AutoCAD 2012 - ability to specify fence, window polygon, crossing polygon selection, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, June 1, 2011

Get Rid of the Annoying Tooltip When You Hover Over an Object - set value of ROLLOVERTIPS system variable to 0 in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, May 24, 2011

Punch!CAD Tip: Quick Trimming - trim tool to modify curve extents in AutoCAD, Tim Olson, Shark Attack, May 26, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 - Command Completion - AUTOCOMPLETE command in AutoCAD 2012 removes pain of typing complete command, Melanie (Stone) Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, May 25, 2011

Object Groups in AutoCAD 2012 - option to provide group name, description, selecting objects individually or as group, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, May 20, 2011

Nudge in AutoCAD 2012 - moves selected objects in orthogonal direction, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, May 18, 2011

AutoCAD 2012: Create and Modify Objects - AutoCAD Exchange, May 2011

Purge All - For Real, This Time - specify modifier to purge all unwanted AutoCAD objects, Robert Zipprich, Cadalyst, May 15, 2011

Data Links and New Tools - linking Excel spreadsheet to AutoCAD table, joining 2 arcs with blend curves, David Watson, CADTutor, May 2011

Parametric Constraints in Dynamic Blocks - applying geometrical constraints in dynamic block in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, May 11, 2011

Entering Absolute Coordinates in Dynamic Input - changing pointer input settings to enter real coordinate on cursor in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 11, 2011

Create Profile Views with Several Tools - profile elevations in AutoCAD 2012, Cody Guidry, Cadalyst, May 9, 2011

Dimensional Constraints in AutoCAD - linear, aligned dimensional constraints, handling values of constraints, Brian Benton, AUGI Library, May 2011

Wipeout or Image Clip Using a Circle - using POLYGON command to create multi-sided polygon in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, May 5, 2011

How to Use the AutoCAD Status Line to Provide Real Time Reporting - MODEMACRO command, examples of diesel expressions to return system variables to status line, Paul Munford, CAD Notes, Apr 2011

Drawing Navigation Tip - switching between model space, layout of AutoCAD drawing, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Apr 28, 2011

An Insight to AutoCAD e-Transmit - organizing transmittal set of files, Emilio Valentin, CADdigest.com, Apr 25, 2011

Applying Standards to Drawing Views in AutoCAD 2012 - specifying 1st, 3rd angle projection methods, thread style controls, shading/preview controls, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 21, 2011

From Dimensions to Dimensional Constraints - infer constraints function in AutoCAD 2012, Danny Korem, Cadalyst, Apr 17, 2011

Automatic Command Complete Tool in AutoCAD 2012 - AutoCAD tip, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Apr 20, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 Tips and Tricks - UI, Autodesk content explorer, associative arrays, 3D tips, surface modeling, model documentation, Lynn Allen, Autodesk, Apr 2011

The 100th Michael's Corner: Thank You - capture non-standard viewpoint, assigning hatch transparency in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Apr 2011

AutoCAD 2012: Option to Start Without Opening File - STARTUP system variable to open AutoCAD with startup dialog box, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2011

Editing Drawing Views in AutoCAD 2012 - changing properties using drawing view editor contextual ribbon tab, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 13, 2011

How to: Add Action Recorder Macro to Tool Palettes - AutoCAD tip, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2011

AutoCAD 2012 Tips: by Ignacio Arrue Matilla - removed system variables can be accessed through AutoLISP, CLIP, NCOPY commands work on associative array objects, WorldCAD Access, Apr 11, 2011

Creating Drawing Views in AutoCAD 2012 - base view tool, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 11, 2011

Model Documentation in AutoCAD 2012 - intelligent documentation allows drawing views, edge displays, locations to instantly update with engineering changes, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 9, 2011

Google Earth Color Drape on AutoCAD Mesh - The Easy Way - using MATERIALS command, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, Apr 10, 2011

AutoCAD 2012: NCOPY and OVERKILL are Graduated from Express Tools - copy objects from inside block to active drawing, delete overlapping objects, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Apr 2011

AutoComplete - Tip - AutoCAD 2012 has option to auto-append, handy display system variables, Simply Civil 3D, Apr 4, 2011

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol.16, No.12) - using AutoCAD scroll bars more efficiently, view command, identifying layer, Cadalyst, Apr 4, 2011

Five Commands You Can't Live Without - AutoCAD tips on construction line command, Mtext tool, multileader, measure command, midway between two points OSNAP, Beth Powell, AUGI, Mar 2011

Associative Array in AutoCAD 2012 - associative, non-associative arrays, editing array properties, JTB World Blog, Mar 29, 2011

AutoCAD 2012: First Look at Rectangular Arrays - associative arrays for conceptually placing array, refining it with specific design parameters, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Mar 29, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 Minor Modification Enhancement: Grip and Nudge - option to lengthen added, quickly continue dimension, create baseline dimension, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 29, 2011

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol.16, No.11) - organizing support files in AutoCAD, using grips for quick editing, rendering 3D objects, Cadalyst, Mar 28, 2011

AutoCAD Video Tip - Text in All Caps - choose option from text editor, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 29, 2011

Multifunctional Grips in AutoCAD 2012 - editing object via relevant dimensional values, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Mar, 23, 2011

Remove Hatch Contextual Tab Ribbon - removing items below hatch creation state using CUI editor in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Mar 22, 2011

Creating Planar Surfaces - using planar surface tool in AutoCAD 2011, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Exchange, Mar 22, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 Multifunctional Grips - Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Exchange, Mar 22, 2011

AutoCAD 2012 Auto Complete Commands - Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Exchange, Mar 22, 2011

An Academy Awards AutoCAD Hip Tip on the Action Recorder - record action in action tree, save macro as extension of .ACTM, Lynn Allen's Blog, Mar 15, 2011

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol.16, No.9) - create referenced custom data fields, change AutoCAD text display, edit your dimensions, Cadalyst, Mar 14, 2011

Use Quick Select to Select Objects in Your AutoCAD Drawing   - Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Mar 13, 2011

External Reference Status - meaning of 6 documented states for reference file in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 10, 2011

Autodesk Labs Plug-ins - AutoHotKey Script to activate RefUCSSpy plug-in for AutoCAD, Jason Foster, Rockmaster's CAD Resources, Jan 31, 2011

How to Create Annotative Text Style - draw space, click on annotation scale button in AutoCAD, run text style, click on new button, mark annotative tick box, activate text style by hitting set current, Gokalp Baykal, Daily AutoCAD, March 8, 2011

A Post Super Bowl AutoCAD Hip Tip - duplicate same item for many cells in AutoCAD, also increase cells in table, Lynn Allen, Daily CAD CAM, March 7, 2011

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol.16, No.8) - creating Civil 3D user-defined parameter, 2 methods for printing white text on AutoCAD black background, macro shortcut in AutoCAD, Cadalyst staff, Mar 7, 2011

Adding Color to Your B/W Drawings - if you use color dependent plot styles your default CTB file may be set up so that all of ACI colors plot black in AutoCAD, change layer color to true color, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Mar 3, 2011

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol.16, No.7) - shrink signed PDFs, clean extension lines with DimBreak, using custom escape button, Cadalyst Staff, Feb 28, 2011

3D Viewing Tips for AutoCAD - switch between parallel, perspective views, choose standard viewpoints with view cube, standard visual style like X-ray vision sets opacity of faces, Ellen Finkelstein, AutoCAD Tips Blog, Feb 17, 2011

Find Mid Point Between Two Points In AutoCAD - using object snap tracking, creating custom variables in calculator, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 16, 2011

Tips, Tools Weekly (Vol 16, No 6) - AutoCAD tip using annotated scaled leaders to create line work, produce multiple scales for site development plans in architecture, Cadalyst, Feb 14, 2011

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol 16, No 5) - using CAD software tool effectively, rotate UCS quickly plus precisely, edit hatch boundaries, Cadalyst Staff, Feb 7, 2011

What’s New in AutoCAD: Drawing, Drafting Tools - polyline enhancements, set different layer properties in different viewport, lock pointer to more angles, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 4, 2011

Trimming Surfaces in AutoCAD 2011 - powerful combination of surface trimming, surface associativity, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Dec 17, 2010

Add Mirror to Your Right-Click Shortcut Menu - short easy example to modify AutoCAD menu, Michael Beall, CAD Tutor, Dec 2010

Filleting Surfaces in AutoCAD 2011 - create a constant-radius fillet between two existing surfaces, modify its radius, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Dec 10, 2010

60 AutoCAD Tips in 60 Minutes - there's bound to be one or two even the veteran AutoCAD user does not know, Lynn Allen, Autodesk, Dec 3, 2010

Blending Surfaces in AutoCAD 2011  - creating blended surface that automatically updates as you modify the associated defining surfaces, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Dec 10, 2010

Using AutoCAD PLINE Command - polyline tutorial, Erhan Toker, Dec 6, 2010

What's New in AutoCAD 2011 - Pt 3 - parametric constraints, constraining ellipses, text, dimensions, AutoConstrain, parameters manager, more, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Dec 6, 2010

What's New in AutoCAD 2011, Pt 2 - filter objects according to layer, line type, plot style, color, etc, automatic cycling feature, create new objects, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Nov 27, 2010

What's New in AutoCAD 2011, Pt 4 - create, edit hatches in real time, new system variables for mirror hatches, maintaining orientation, edit polylines easily, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Jan 25, 2011

What's New in AutoCAD 2011, Pt 6 - toggle 3D object snaps on/off, 2 different types for surface modeling, various surface editing tools, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Jan 27, 2011

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol 6, No 4) - change colors of AutoSnap markers, using Z-axis to alter UCS to create angled line work, Cadalyst Staff, Jan 31, 2011

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol.16, No.3) - creating blocks with wipeout feature, trim overlapping lines, generating new drawings using AutoCAD sheet set manager, Cadalyst, Jan 24, 2011

ADDSELECTED Command Update - run command, select existing leader object, make new object with same object type in AutoCAD 2011, JTB World Blog, Jan 20, 2011

Disabling F1 Key - assign F1 key to function by modifying CUI file, easy to use, Edwin Prakoso, CADnotes, Jan 19, 2011

Tips & Tools Weekly (Vol.16, No.2) - creating text in AutoCAD, Wipeout command, hiding objects, etc, Cadalyst Staff, Jan 10, 2011

Custom Rotate and Cleanup Commands - button for Rotate command to choose everything placed on screen in AutoCAD 2011, Michael Chilson, Cadalyst, Jan 3, 2011

Change Text Orientation - using TOrient command for orienting text in AutoCAD 2011, 2 keystrokes, insertion point unchanged, Bob McCue, Cadalyst, Jan 4, 2011

Plot Raster Images - printing high resolution images in AutoCAD 2011, choosing percentage for plotting image, Hayden Clarke, Cadalyst, Jan 3, 2011

Zoom Into New Year - zooming direction controlled, assigning zooming values, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Jan 4, 2011

Happy New Year, an AutoCAD Hip Tip on Add Selected - executes same command for selected object, choose properties easily, Lynn Allen, Jan 4, 2011

Showing Common AutoCAD Information in Title Block - use attribute values to fill in project name, number, client name, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 11, 2010

3 Autodesk Showcase Tips - changing materials on specific surfaces, creating cross sections, using the highlight pointer, Stan Wile, Cadalyst, Dec 9, 2010

Scalable Viewports - AutoCAD 2011 tutorial, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Dec 13, 2010

Creating Planar Surfaces in AutoCAD 2011 - 3D tutorial, includes creating surface from closed boundary, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Dec 15, 2010

Drawing Heat Isolation Layers with the MLSTYLE Command - AutoCAD tutorial, creating a MLINE style, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Dec 6, 2010

Tips & Tools Weekly Vol 15 No. 43 - open sheet sets without AutoCAD; move, copy, rotate and scale with 1 command, shift to reverse, Cadalyst, Dec 6, 2010

Patching Surfaces in AutoCAD 2011 - create patch surface between existing surfaces, curves, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Dec 6, 2010

Sweeping Surfaces in AutoCAD 2011 - create a swept surface vs solid, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Dec 6 2010

60 AutoCAD Tips in 60 Minutes - there's bound to be one or two even the veteran AutoCAD user does not know, Lynn Allen, Autodesk, Dec 3, 2010

Lofting Surfaces in AutoCAD 2011 - loft between profiles in AutoCAD 2011, lofted surface vs solid, options, guides and paths, controlling continuity, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Dec 1, 2010

Extruding Surfaces in AutoCAD 2011 - extrude surfaces in AutoCAD 2011, introduction, extruded surface vs solid, basic options including specifying direction or path, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Nov 29, 2010

AutoCAD: Tracking Geometric Points  - sketch to coordinates referenced from existing geometry, Avatech, Nov 30, 2010

Isolating Objects in AutoCAD 2011 - control object visibility independent of layers, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Nov 24, 2010

Using the 3D Gizmos in AutoCAD 2011 - use the 3D move, rotate, scale gizmos to constrain editing operations to specified axis or plane. Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Nov 26, 2010

The Best, the Rest, the Rare: 100 AutoCAD Tips You Should Know - Edwin Prakoso, Jun 28, 2010

Automate Path Type in XREF and Image Attach Dialog Box - change PathType and ImagePathType to 0 for absolute path in AutoCAD, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Mar 22, 2010

Using the Navigation Bar in AutoCAD 2011 - displaying navigation bar in AutoCAD, navigation tools including steering wheels and 3D Connexion support, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Nov 19, 2010

Navigating with the ViewCube in AutoCAD 2011 - control display of ViewCube, including location, opacity, choose standard viewpoints, orbit model, set home view, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD, Nov 17, 2010

Hide Unnecessary AutoCAD Dimension Input Fields - Edwin Prakoso, Nov 16, 2010

Simplify AutoCAD Layer Manager List with Layer Filter - Edwin Prakoso, Nov 11, 2010

Applying Dimensional Constraints in AutoCAD 2011 - Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Nov 5, 2010

3D Conceptual Design in AutoCAD 2011 - beginning of series, covering many of the powerful 3D conceptual design tools in AutoCAD 2011, including 3D workspaces, visual styles, ViewCube, navigation bar, Heid Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Nov 10, 2010

AutoCAD 2011: These Are a Few of My Favorite Things - dynamic polyline editing, persistent default scale list, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 28, 2010

AutoCAD 2011 New Feature - Isolate or Hide Object  - controlling display of objects, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, Oct 28, 2010

Inferred Constraints in AutoCAD 2011 - coincident constraints for Endpoint, Midpoint, Center, Node, Insertion objects snaps, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Sep 15, 2010

More AutoCAD Hip Tips on Fast Zooming  - ZOOMFACTOR, controlling zoom direction using mouse wheel, Lynn Allen's Blog, Sep 16, 2010

DEPENDS - Displaying File Dependencies in a DWG Drawing - accessing information about external references from DWG drawing in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, Sep 9, 2010

AutoCAD 2011 - PICKADD Has Changed - using ._Select command, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Sep 1, 2010

TIPniques: AutoCAD 2011 Enhanced Features - August 2010 - referenced files, annotated scaling, text alignment in linetypes, Point Cloud insertion tool, Brian Benton, Autodesk User Group International, Aug 2010

Shape Extraction for AutoCAD Hip Tip: Working with Other AutoCADs - point cloud processing, functioning with all AutoCAD 2011 based applications, loading cuix file, loading ShapeExtractionApp.arx file, APPLOAD command, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, July 30, 2010

Top AutoCAD New Features - sheet set manager, locking viewports, hatch grips, selection cycling, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, July 28, 2010

Step Up the Power of Parametrics - using AutoCAD's AutoConstrain, saves time in adding constrains, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, June 29, 2010

Display a Toolbar - video, selecting layers, changing tabs on ribbon, using grip/drag, You Tube, May 25, 2010

Easy Object Creation Using ADDSELECTED Command - creating new object, inheriting properties of selected object, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 26, 2010

Editing Hatches in AutoCAD 2011 - Hatch Editor tab, using direct manipulation options to move, stretch, make changes to hatch, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, May 21, 2010

Creating Hatches in AutoCAD 2011 - no display of Hatch and Gradient dialog box with launching Hatch command, modifying hatch and gradient settings on ribbon tab, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, May 7, 2010

Custom Linetypes the Super Simple Way - developing true linetypes, Make Linetype (MKLTYPE) tool, Donnie Gladfelter, May 12, 2010

How to Set Local Help File as Default in 2011 Version - how to override AutoCAD, Revit from going online to access help files, CAD Notes, Apr 23, 2010

AutoCAD 2011's Rich Material Library - option during install adds even more options in materials, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Apr 22, 2010

Maximize the Power of Page Setups by Importing - AutoCAD's Named Page Setups is most valuable when importing them from one drawing to another, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Apr 21, 2010

The Options of AutoCAD 2010 - Open Save Tab - Pt 4 - open, save tab has XRef options, CADDManager, Apr 14, 2010

The Options of AutoCAD 2010 - Open Save Tab - Pt 2 - file safety precautions options, CADDManager, Apr 12, 2010

Custom (DBX) Objects in AutoCAD - characteristics of custom objects, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 22, 2010

How Do You Use AutoCAD? - using reference manager, aerial viewer, command line options, object snap options, Brian Benton, AUGI, Mar 2010 (may require free registration)

AutoCAD: Manage Layers with the LAYWALK Command - using filter to view desired layers, purging empty layers, CAD Addict, Mar 18, 2010

AutoCAD 2010 Can Constrain You - Pt 1 of 2 - constraints working in AutoCAD, benefits, deleting them, Kendred Cooper, Hagerman & Company, Inc., Spring 2010

If It's Almost Spring, 'IT' is Almost Here - adding toolbar to ribbon-based workspace, adding button to palette to insert title block layouts in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CAD Tutor, Mar 2010

Customizing for Fun & Profit - customizing AutoCAD LT using DIESEL, setting workspace switch when launching AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CAD Tutor, Feb 2010

How Do I Bring Up the Old Layer Dialog Box? - using LAYERDLGMODE system variable in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 17, 2010

Up and Down the Scales in AutoCAD exclusive  - text and dimension scales in model/paper space, learning about transpatial dimensions, annotative objects introduced in AutoCAD 2008, Bill Fane, Autodesk University 2009

Managing Your Standards and Reusable Content with AutoCAD Tool Palettes - Revealed exclusive  - understanding power of tool palettes, using existing palettes, and block tools, Matt Murphy, Autodesk University 2009

Two-Handed CAD: Do Less Work to Get More Finished  exclusive  - taking advantage of efficiency tools in AutoCAD, using template theory to standardize, govern work process, Donnie Gladfelter, Autodesk University 2009

AutoCAD Performance - commands/system variables to improve performance, John Benstead, CADit, Mar 13, 2010

Quick and Dirty Clicks and Drags in AutoCAD - moving, copying objects using click-and-drag method, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Mar 12, 2010

Discovering Tool Palettes - AutoCAD tip, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 12, 2010

AutoCAD Tip - Reference a Block Count in a Field - using block attributes in block definitions, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 10, 2010

90 AutoCAD Tips in 90 Minutes exclusive video or audio - tips on using workspaces, toolbar heaven, creating tool palettes, layer states, Lynn Allen, Autodesk University 2009

Help! The Best Places to Look to Get Support exclusive video or audio - in-depth look at HELP menu, detailed tour of Autodesk's Subscription Center, using Twitter, Rob Sinclair, Autodesk University 2009

Creating JPEG and PNG Files - print AutoCAD file to PDF file using 'Primo PDF' virtual printer software, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Mar 9, 2010

Size Does Matter: Annotative Scale Feature in AutoCAD exclusive video or audio - adding/removing annotation scales, creating, displaying/hiding annotation scale objects, Douglas Harper, Autodesk University 2009

How to Get the Most Out of the Action Recorder exclusive video or audio - using action recorder, action macro management, editing/sharing action macros, Tom Stoeckel, Autodesk University 2009

Let's Go Jogging in AutoCAD Dimensions - using DIMJOGLINE command, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 8, 2010

Please Pass the Parametrics - adding/removing geometric constraints in AutoCAD 2010, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Mar 4, 2010

How to Cope with Huge Files on AutoCAD - keep drawings tidy, use blocks for recurring objects, keep drawing, relevant files in local drive, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 1, 2010

A Few Tips for Faster Drawings - turn off solid hatches, use quick text mode, turn off lineweight in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 2, 2010

Why the #!@% Did That Happen? Mysteries of AutoCAD Revealed exclusive video or audio - identifying most frustrating AutoCAD behavior, fixing it, common system variables affecting AutoCAD, deciphering AutoCAD messages, Denise Cox, Autodesk University 2009

How to Use Unsupported Characters in Sheet Set Manager - workaround is to use SSMPropEditor in AutoCAD, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Mar 1, 2010

The 12 Hidden Secrets of AutoCAD Productivity - Revealed! Pt 1 exclusive video or audio - controlling AutoCAD environment with scripts, profiles, workspaces, improving display performance with advanced viewing tools, visual styles, Matt Murphy, Autodesk University 2009

The 12 Hidden Secrets of AutoCAD Productivity - Revealed! Pt 2 exclusive video or audio - creating dynamic blocks from existing blocks, managing them from tool palettes, Matt Murphy, Autodesk University 2009

Parametric Drawings: Object Relationship with Geometrical and Dimensional Constraints exclusive video or audio - identifying constrained geometry in AutoCAD, defining geometric relationships between entities in drawing, creating networks of connected geometry using geometric constraints, John Beltran, Autodesk University 2009

Start Fresh, but Not Empty - using linework from other AutoCAD projects, creating set of standard details, parts, layouts, Brian Benton, AUGI, Feb 2010 (may require free registration)

REGEN, REGENALL and RENGENAUTO Commands - regenerate all drawing elements in AutoCAD drawing without 'noise,' Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 1, 2010

How to: Jump Quickly to Different Project Locations - AutoCAD tip, Kevin, Land Development Engineering, Feb 25, 2010

Where Does AutoCAD Look for File Locations? - support file search path stores locations of support files, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 25, 2010

AutoCAD Secrets Exposed! exclusive video or audio - discover hidden tips, use forgotten old tools, tips applying to many versions of AutoCAD ranging from 2006-2010, Jeanne Aarhus, Autodesk University 2009

Getting Up to Speed on AutoCAD 2010 exclusive video or audio - introduction to new parametric capabilities in AutoCAD, dynamic block improvements, PDF export/import, introduction to 3D meshes, Lynn Allen, Autodesk University 2009

The Productivity Power of AutoCAD Tool Palettes - Revealed! exclusive video or audio - creating, displaying, managing shared palettes securely as enterprise solution for company standards, Matt Murphy, Autodesk University 2009

Understanding How Layer States Get Restored - restoring layer state to viewport in AutoCAD, Tom Stoeckel, Without a Net, Feb 19, 2010

Can I Render Wireframe Image from AutoCAD? - no, but required image can be obtained using PLOT command, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Feb 19, 2010

Using AREA Command - AutoCAD tip, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 17, 2010

Never Use Photoshop Again! Editing Raster Images Using AutoCAD Raster Design exclusive video or audio - raster image terminology, tips for cleaning up, editing raster images, palette management, raster entity manipulation, Felicia Provencal, Autodesk University 2009

Displaying the Hatch Area with a Field in AutoCAD - using FIELD command, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 15, 2010

How to Sync Block Attribute Values with a Database Using ACAD_db - AutoCAD tip, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World Blog, Feb 15, 2010

PDF Underlay Adjustments - AutoCAD tip, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Feb 10, 2010

Why Drawing1.dwg Will Not Close - set system variable DBMOD value to zero in AutoCAD, R McSwain, CAD Panacea, Feb 10, 2010

Dealing with Those Pesky Gaps in Hatch Boundaries video or audio - set gap tolerance value to size larger than hole in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen's Blog, Feb 9, 2010

Marking Revisions with a Revision Cloud - using REVCLOUD command to add revision cloud in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Feb 1, 2010

Underlay in AutoCAD 2010 - snapping to graphic elements in underlay, underlay files in Xrefs, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Feb 4, 2010

The X Factor - Placing Text Above and Below Dimension Lines - enter '\X' instead of pressing Enter button to get TYP text below line in AutoCAD, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Feb 4, 2010

Attaching PDF Files in AutoCAD 2010 - attaching as underlay to drawing file, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Feb 3, 2010

Everybody Can Draw Springs Without the Helix Command - defining path of spring in AutoCAD, Gultekin Ozkan, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 2, 2010

Managing Display Settings - controlling color, linetype, lineweight; organizing layers in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, AUGI, Jan 2010 (may require free registration)

Something Nice and Useful: Copy Objects Effortlessly Using the Right Mouse Button - AutoCAD tips, Gultekin Ozkan, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 1, 2010

Parametrics 101: Don't Be Afraid - exploring geometric constraints like equal, symmetric, collinear, coincident in AutoCAD 2010, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Jan 28, 2010

Parametrics 102: Sizing Things Up - using dimensional constraints in AutoCAD 2010, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Jan 28, 2010

Using Polyline Width Parameter in Drawings - drawing resistor using polyline width; drawing polyline consisting of line, arc with varying widths in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 29, 2010

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AutoCAD 2010: New System Variable to Fade XREFs

Navigation in AutoCAD - commands, tools for quick navigation, exploring in different versions of AutoCAD, Alex Borodulin, NYacad, Jan 15, 2010

How Can I Edit Lots of Text in AutoCAD - removing single, double, triple digit prefixes, Eat Your CAD, Jan 25, 2010 (requires free registration)

Using Template and Setting Your Unit - defining initial setup in AutoCAD 2010, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 22, 2010

AutoCAD: PREVIEWFILTER System Variable - controlling objects to be highlighted in selection preview, CAD Addict, Jan 21, 2010

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Killing Four Birds with One (MOCORO) - move, copy, rotate, scale object using express tool MOCORO, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 21, 2010

Using AutoCAD Navigation Tools - using mouse, navigation tools in ribbon bar, steering wheel, typing in command line/dynamic input, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 15, 2010

AutoCAD Icon or Text in the Status Bar - showing more items on status bar, Shaan Hurley, Between The Lines, Jan 14, 2010

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Attributes video or audio - BATTMAN system variable for rearranging order of attributes, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 12, 2010

Creating Zoom Macros with the Action Recorder video or audio - AutoCAD tutorial, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Jan 12, 2010

Autodesk AutoCAD 2009 Mastering References: Attach and Overlay Options video or audio - differentiating attach, overlay options while creating external reference, Jeff Bartels, Digital CAD, Jan 11, 2010

Selecting Object Like in Windows Explorer video or audio - setting PICKADD system variable to 0 to remove previous selection when next file is selected in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Jan 8, 2010

Comparing System Variables: SYSVDLG - displaying list of all system variables, Seth Hall, Being Civil, Jan 7, 2010

Showing and Hiding AutoCAD Toolbars - using -TOOLBAR command, R McSwain, CAD Panacea, Jan 6, 2010

Creating Multiple Points - using POINT command in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 4, 2010

Creating Custom Contextual Ribbon Tabs in AutoCAD 2010 video or audio - Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Dec 29, 2009

Measuregeom - measuring distance, radius, angle, area, volume in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, AUGI, Dec 2009 (may require free registration)

Editing Hatches in 2010 - ability to change hatches without redrawing boundaries, add/remove grips in AutoCAD 2010, Rockmaster's CAD Resources, Dec 22, 2009

How to Disable F1 Key - using CUI in AutoCAD, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Dec 22, 2009

Doug's Quick Tips - framing around images in AutoCAD, multiple cleanup groups to assist with wall cleanups in ACA, Douglas Bowers of AIA, AU Online, Dec 13, 2009

Reset Layer Viewport Overrides from VPLAYER - removing viewport overrides in AutoCAD, turning layer overrides on/off in current drawing, Tom Stoeckel, Without a Net, Dec 18, 2009

Automate Sheet Setup with Named Page Setups video or audio - capturing settings inside AutoCAD PLOT command, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Dec 17, 2009

Command Versioning in AutoCAD - ensuring reliable recording, playback with Action Recorder, AutoCAD commands supporting versioning, Tom Stoeckel, Without a Net, Dec 16, 2009

Where's My Double Click Extents & Other Mouse Settings? - setting mouse wheel double-click to zoom to drawing extents in AutoCAD, Shaan Hurley, Between The Lines, Dec 14, 2009

An AutoCAD Holiday Hip Tip on Cleaning Up Your Drawing Files video or audio  - purging zero length geometry, empty text objects in AutoCAD 2010, Lynn Allen's Blog, Dec 11, 2009

Display Drawing Mode Icons as Text - AutoCAD tip, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Dec 10, 2009

AutoCAD Contextual Ribbon Tab - AutoCAD 2010 doesn't show floating toolbar or authoring palettes with ribbon interface, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 10, 2009

Using AutoCAD REVERSE Command - changing direction for LINE, ARC, PLINE, SPLINE, HELIX objects, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Dec 10, 2009

Using AutoCAD MEASUREGEOM Command - analyzing geometry of objects, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Dec 10, 2009

How to Convert SPLINE to POLYLINE in AutoCAD 2010 - using SPLINE EDIT command, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Dec 8, 2009

Clean Up Unwanted Objects in AutoCAD 2010 - ability to control deletion while creating 3D objects, purge zero length objects in drawings, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Dec 8, 2009

Use Parametric Constraints to Constrain Models video or audio - constraining objects to stretch model while keeping relationships same in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Dec 3, 2009

Understanding Dimensional Constraint - learning about dynamic constraint, annotational dimension, reference constraint, using dimensional constraint in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Dec 2, 2009

Understanding Geometric Constraint - AutoCAD 2010 tip, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 29, 2009

The Flexible CHANGE Command video or audio - changing lines, circles in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Nov 20, 2009

AutoCAD 2010 - Layout Wizard - create layout, using PAGESETUP command to modify layout settings, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Nov 24, 2009

AutoCAD: How to Handle a Corrupted File video or audio - using AUDIT, RECOVER commands, Jeff Arbogast, Avatech, Solutions, Nov 16, 2009

Copying All Layers from One Drawing to Another - AutoCAD tip, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Nov 20, 2009

Using AutoCAD Filter - advantages of using filter tool, saving filter, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 18, 2009

How Can I Standardize AutoCAD eTransmit Setups? - editing registry settings in AutoCAD, Eat Your CAD, Nov 18, 2009 (requires free registration)

External Reference Tips - using ._XATTACH, ._CLASSICXREF, ._CLASSICIMAGE commands in AutoCAD, R McSwain, CAD Panacea, Nov 16, 2009

Maximize Your Screen and Speed Up with Ribbon Shortcut - using shortcuts in AutoCAD ribbon, minimizing ribbon to increase screen space, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 13, 2009

AutoCAD Tip - Plot in Black and White Ala Monochrome - expand plot dialog, select monochrome plot style, Shaan Hurley, Between The Lines, Nov 11, 2009

How to Label Coordinate in AutoCAD - creating reference object, attribute definition, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 9, 2009

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on the Application Menu - speedy lookup tool for finding command, setting number of recently viewed files, Lynn Allen's Blog, Nov 5, 2009

10 AutoCAD Ribbon Tips You Should Know - switching between AutoCAD workspaces, AutoCAD 2010 ribbon, application menu, ribbon sticky panels, locking down AutoCAD toolbars, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Nov 4, 2009

Ribbons and Tool Palettes - customizing workspace to get desired tools palette in AutoCAD 2010 drawing, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Nov 4, 2009

AutoCAD Quick Select - selecting object properties, including/excluding selection, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 30, 2009

Tips on Viewing Your Drawing - by using mouse wheel, ViewCube, saving views, automating 3D views in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Oct 20, 2009

Modifying a Table in AutoCAD - video, changing column or table width, breaking table into different segments, David Cohn, AutoCAD Exchange, Oct 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Improvements to Everyday Commands - change layer color from layer pull down list, convert spline to polyline, Lynn Allen, AutoCAD Exchange, Oct 2009

AutoCAD: Extracting Data to Excel - using DATAEXTRACTION wizard, CAD Addict, Oct 20, 2009

Your Cursor Isn't Moving Smoothly? - defining snap settings, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 13, 2009

How To: Reference Objects to File/URL in AutoCAD - adding, using hyperlink, hyperlink within block, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 14, 2009

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Easy Access to the Layer Drop-Down List - adding layer list to quick access toolbar, Lynn Allen's Blog, Oct 12, 2009

Bringing PDFs into AutoCAD - inserting PDF file as underlay, snapping to PDF objects, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 6, 2009

Commands, Macros, Action in AutoCAD 2009 and 2010 - copy, rename, modify, delete macro files using action macro manager dialog box in AutoCAD 2010, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Oct 8, 2009

10 AutoCAD Layer Tools (You Might Have) Forgotten - making object layer current, setting current layer to previous, checking objects on layer, isolating objects in layer, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Oct 8, 2009

Create a Rectangle with an Adjustable Corner - geometric parameters in AutoCAD 2010 help grip-edit rectangle, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Oct 5, 2009

Grouping Objects Using AutoCAD Group Command - Mehmet Akca, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 5, 2009

Creating Multiline Ribbon Tool Display Names - using CUI command, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Sep 30, 2009

An AutoCAD Tip on Deleting Stubborn Layers and a '78 Trans Am! - using LAYDEL express tool, Lynn Allen's Blog, Sep 29, 2009

Controlling Annotation Scale Further - using annotation scale for hatches in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 29, 2009

Introduction to Annotation Scale - using annotation scale in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 28, 2009

Preparing for Autodesk University - creating contextual tab state for dimension in AutoCAD 2010, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Sep 2009

AutoCAD 2010 Sticky Ribbon Panels - tearing off panels, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 28, 2009

Easily Find Ribbon Commands - using search function from AutoCAD 2010 application menu, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Sep 26, 2009

Printing with Title Block & Template - creating template with letterheads, title block, adding drawing inside template in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 28, 2009

SubObject Selection Filter - selecting objects in 3D, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 24, 2009

Creating Different Drawing Representative - creating 2 layer states in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 24, 2009

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Converting Text to MText - using express tool TXT2MTXT, Lynn Allen's Blog, Sep 22, 2009

CAD Standards - AutoCAD Dimension Variables - functions of DIM variables, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Sep 22, 2009

AutoCAD Annotative Dimensions - creating annotative dimension style, changing existing dimension style to annotative, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Sep 22, 2009

Create Regions for Mix-It-Up, 2D/3D Flexibility - AutoCAD tip, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Sep 14, 2009

Creating Schedule from Your AutoCAD Drawing - creating door, column, wall schedule, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 15, 2009

Visual Styles 3 - settings appearing with facet edges, affecting edge appearance in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 16, 2009

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Customizing the Quick Access Toolbar - adding/removing ERASE command from quick access toolbar, Lynn Allen's Blog, Sep 14, 2009

Practical Method for Entering Angles: Polar Tracking - drawing line with same angle, length near parallelogram in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 11, 2009

Create a Polyline From the Boundary of Existing Objects - using BOUNDARY command, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Sep 7, 2009

7th, 8th, and 9 - creating new tab on ribbon on AutoCAD, updating workspace, preparing, creating button to insert settings, customizing quick properties, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Aug 2009

Let's Draw a Clock in AutoCAD - using commands LINE, CIRCLE, ARRAY, ERASE, MOVE, ROTATE, drawing utilities OSNAP, POLAR, RELATIVE, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 9, 2009

AutoCAD Secrets Exposed - time-saving tips, using old forgotten tools, using newer tools for greater productivity, tips for AutoCAD versions ranging from 2002-2009, Jeanne Aarhus, Autodesk University 2008

The 12 Hidden Secrets of AutoCAD Productivity - Revealed - profiles, workspaces, and scripts, start-up, command line switches, visual styles to control appearance of plotting drawings, Matt Murphy, Autodesk University 2008

The Express Tools: AutoCAD Software's Built-in Productivity Tools - express tools history, locating, loading express tools, file & setup tools, block, annotation, file tools, Mark Roach, Autodesk University 2008

The Productivity Power of AutoCAD Tool Palettes - Revealed! - methods for manipulating existing tool palettes, creating palette tools, locking, protecting enterprise palettes, Matt Murphy, Autodesk University 2008

Annotation Objects In-Depth - managing annotative objects as part of consistent strategy, creating, manipulating annotation objects, solving scaling problems when plotting, Daniel Abbott, Autodesk University 2008

A Quickie AutoCAD Hip Tip for Drawings with Loads of Layers - MAXSORT system variable for controlling max number of named objects, Lynn Allen's Blog, Sep 2, 2009

Creating Your Own AutoCAD Palette - adding objects to palette, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Sep 2, 2009

XREFs, Hatching, and Raster Images: An AutoCAD Survival Course - using, manipulating XREFs, hatches, raster images, basic fixes for when things go wrong, Jennifer Loftfield, Autodesk University 2008

Annotation Scaling - Making Drawings Smarter with Intelligent Text - understanding objects supporting annotative property, controlling annotation scale, using annotative scale object property, David Cohn, Autodesk University 2008

Attributes from A to X: Automation to eXtractions - creating blocks with attributed data, using attributes for automation data entry, creating data extractions for tables, spread sheets, Brian Ruf, Autodesk University 2008

CAD Standards - CTB vs STB - STB has shorter list of options, no need to remember what color equals what weight, but not widely adopted, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Aug 24, 2009

AutoCAD: Breakline and Dimjogline - drawing break line symbol, representing dimension symbol with jogged line, CAD Addict, Aug 24, 2009

Some Simple Tricks for Trimming Complex Objects - using TRIM command, using hatch object to trim boundary, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 20, 2009

90 AutoCAD Tips in 90 Minutes - Lynn Allen, Autodesk University 2008

AutoCAD 2010 - Hidden Ribbon Trick - switching ribbon on/off, Mark Kiker, CADDManager Blog, Aug 19, 2009

Where Can I See AutoCAD Command Alias List? - editing aliases from ribbon, full list is available from AutoCAD help file, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 19, 2009

AutoCAD Selection Tip - noun/verb selection, using <shift> to add to selection, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, Aug 18, 2009

AUGI Tips & Tricks: The Final Tour - using shortcuts in AutoCAD, unique ways of using commands, customization, Donnia Tabor-Hanson, Autodesk University 2008

AutoCAD 2009 Tips and Techniques - pin drawings so they stay on list, adding commands to Quick Access Toolbar, more, Lynn Allen, Autodesk University 2008

CAD Management: Using Layer Property Filters in AutoCAD - creating layer property filter, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 18, 2009

Block vs XREF - blocks are used as reusable contents, XREF are used while working with multiple files in AutoCAD, Edwin Prakoso, CAD Notes, Aug 17, 2009

Creating New Command in AutoCAD - creating command to set all properties to ByLayer, CAD Notes, Aug 13, 2009

Capturing Images From AutoCAD Screen - using screen image capture program, saving render image to file, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 11, 2009

CUI and the Ribbon - adding new ribbon panels in AutoCAD, modifying order of existing panels, backing up, restoring ribbons, sharing ribbons with other users, Andy Warren, Autodesk University 2008

Going for the Record - using 'action recorder' utility in AutoCAD 2009 to record series of commands, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Aug 1, 2009

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Speedy Mousing - setting mouse to point towards default option in dialog, Lynn Allen's Blog, Aug 4, 2009

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on 2 Powerful System Variables - PEDITACCEPT system variable to turn object into polyline, TASKBAR system variable for displaying open drawings on taskbar, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jul 28, 2009

Manage Layers with Macros - turning layers off/on in AutoCAD 2010, Perry Medina, Cadalyst, Jul 26, 2009

An AutoCAD Hip Tip for XLIST with Long Layer Names - increasing character limit in XLIST.DCL file to accommodate long layer names, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jul 23, 2009

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Listing Nested XREF Layers - using express tool XLIST to select object, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jul 20, 2009

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on OVERKILL - ignoring duplicate/overlapping objects having different line types using express tool, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jul 16, 2009

Managing Views with '3D Navigate CP' in AutoCAD 2007 - saving current view, adding image to background, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jul 15, 2009

AutoCAD: Use the Autosave Files to Recover Your Work - enabling auto save, finding auto-save files, CAD Addict, Jul 19, 2009

Adding a Dynamic Password Property to an AutoCAD Object Using .NET - Kean Walmsley, Through the Interface, Jul 20, 2009

Getting Area Properties of Solid Surfaces - using LIST command in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jul 6, 2009

Obscured Lines in Visual Styles - understanding settings in edge effects panel: obscured edges, intersection edges, edge color, silhouette edges, Guillermo Melantoni, What a Mesh!, Jul 2, 2009

Aligning Text Using Quick Properties - aligning all text to left by adjusting X value in quick properties window in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jul 2, 2009

NeoCon No.7 - customizing object snap cursor menu, editing information shown in rollover tooltip, rotating viewport in AutoCAD 2010, Michael Beall, CAD Tutor, Jun 2009

Use the Shift Key as Shortcut - list of tasks done using shift key in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Jun 30, 2009

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Super Speedy Dimensioning - video, multiple dimensioning simultaneously using QDIM express tool, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jun 16, 2009

Annotative Dimensioning - defining settings for annotative dimensions in AutoCAD, Gokalp Baykal, Daily AutoCAD, Jun 16, 2009

Ask DailyAutoCAD: Writing Backwards - create new style, setting MIRRTEXT system variable to 1 in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jun 15, 2009

Making the Lines and Surfaces with Unstraight Angles Parallel While Plotting - showing 2D angled entities straight in plan, taking view angle across for 3D surfaces in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jun 11, 2009

Let's Add Some Color to the UI - changing value of 2D model space, 3D perspective, parallel projection in AutoCAD, Guillermo Melantoni, What a Mesh!, Jun 10, 2009

A Few AutoCAD Hip Tips on Dimensioning - video, using DIMBREAK, DIMJOGLINE, DIMSPACE commands, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jun 8, 2009

Parametrics Tip: CCONSTRAINTFORM - types of dimensional constraints, creating, using annotation constraint in AutoCAD 2010, Tom Stoeckel, Without a Net, Jun 4, 2009

AutoCAD Tip: Dimmed XREFs - setting system variable XDWGFADECTL from from 0 to 90 for applying fading percentage to Xref, Almas Suljevic, Being Civil, Jun 3, 2009

AutoCAD's OVERKILL Command Reduces Object Duplications in the Drawing File - removing unwanted duplicate geometry, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Jun 1, 2009

A .NET Application That Counts Blocks and Transfers to Excel - using NETLOAD command in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 26, 2009

Improved BIND Feature in eTransmit (AutoCAD 2010) - ability to bind/insert multiple xrefs across multiple drawings at same time, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, May 15, 2009

Discoveries and Recoveries - creating workspace, dynamic block with move, stretch actions, AutoCAD drawing with XY coordinates from Excel, Michael Beall, CADTutor, May 2009

Xref Fade Control - controlling intensity of fade while inserting XREF in AutoCAD drawing, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, May 1, 2009

Removing Duplicate and Overlapping Objects - using OVERKILL command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, May 18, 2009

Tips and Tricks Tuesday - New AutoCAD Video Tip - assigning colors per viewport using VPCOLOR column, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 12, 2009

How to Copy Objects from One Drawing to Another - using base point in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 13, 2009

Becoming a Keyboard Warrior - Getting Ctrl of CAD - keyboard shortcut for drawing navigation, drawing file tools, AutoCAD palettes, palette sets, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, May 11, 2009

Creating Complex Boundaries with AutoCAD and 2D Hand Rendering Styling - using BHATCH command, hand rendering styled images in Autodesk Impression, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, May 8, 2009

TIP: AutoCAD 2010 Alt-Shortcuts - save document, view tooltips with keyboard shortcuts, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 7, 2009

AutoCAD: My Non Standard Aliases (or Why You Should Not Use Icons) - modifying acad.pgp file, CAD Addict, May 6, 2009

AutoCAD: Layer Creation Script - recovering deleted layers, CAD Addict, May 6, 2009

Becoming a Keyboard Warrior - The Command Alias Editor - editing existing alias, adding, saving command aliases in AutoCAD, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, May 5, 2009

AutoCAD: EDGEMODE System Variable - setting variable to 1 controls cutting edges, CAD Addict, May 5, 2009

Marching into Spring - extracting data from attributed title block, modifying double-click action for dimensions in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Mar 2009

Just Like Clockwork - clipping 3D elevation, creating named view, adding command to tool palette in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, CADTutor, April 2009

AutoCAD: Understanding the .pat Hatch Pattern Files - defining 4 elements of AR-CONC hatch pattern, CAD Addict, Apr 22, 2009

Some Simple Tricks for Trimming Complex Objects - trimming hatch, dimension objects in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Apr 22, 2009

Trick for Stubborn Annotative Objects - AUDIT command unlocks annotative objects in AutoCAD, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek, Apr 14, 2009

AutoCAD 2009/2010: Quick Tip No.2 - Workspaces - switching between ribbon and AutoCAD classic workspace, Shaun Bryant, Not Just CAD!, Apr 3, 2009

AutoCAD: Using an Excel Sheet as If It Was an XREF - CAD Addict, Apr 2, 2009

AutoCAD 2009/2010: Quick Tip No.1 - The Ribbon - ribbon is divided into panels that can be extended, Shaun Bryant, Not Just CAD! Apr 2, 2009 (

Array Objects Along a Polyline - using DIVIDE or MEASURE command in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, CAD-a-blog, Apr 3, 2009

An AutoCAD 2010 Hip Tip on Converting Splines to Polylines - using SPLINEDIT and PEDIT commands while specifying precision value, Lynn Allen's Blog, Mar 30, 2009

Block Attribute Tips - Pt 1 - using ATTREQ variable to turn off prompting, changing order of attribute prompts, using BURST command in AutoCAD, Russell Martin, Cadapult, Mar 24, 2009

Quick View Layouts-With Tabs - displaying layout and model tabs in AutoCAD 2009, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 23, 2009

Delete Layers - using AutoCAD commands to delete layers used by entities, Josh Jones, Lazy Drafter, Mar 18, 2009

A St. Patrick's Day AutoCAD Tip on Copying Layers from One Drawing to Another - using INSERT command, Lynn Allen's Blog, Mar 17, 2009

AutoCAD: Dealing with Ellipses - setting PELLIPSE system variable to 0, CAD Addict, Mar 12, 2009

AutoCAD: Multiple XREF Repath - The Reference Manager - external utility helps repathing multiple XREFs, CAD Addict, Mar 12, 2009

AutoCAD 2009 Tips and Techniques - video overview on latest features in new release, Lynn Allen, Autodesk University 2008,

AutoPDF - Automatic Publishing of PDF File on Every Save of the DWG Drawing - CADforum Tips, Jan 29, 2009

Use Peditaccept - AutoCAD settings to convert objects to polylines, Radu Damacus, Cadalyst, Jan 18, 2009

All my Menus and Toolbars Are Lost - getting back with resetting profile, Bunyamin Katırcı, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 9, 2009

Insert or Bind: Choose Wisely - differences in AutoCAD file functions, Frank Kellogg, Cadalyst, Jan 4, 2009

Tool Tips in the Sheet Set Manager - AutoCAD 2009 options include customization, button control, setting time to show extended tool tips, Paul Munford, Cadalyst, Jan 4, 2009

A Happy New Year AutoCAD Hip Tip - using reference option in ROTATE command to get required rotation angle, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 5, 2009

Entering Angles in Surveyor's Angles - using degree/min/sec in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, CAD-a-blog, Dec 15, 2008

AutoCAD Options-Files Tab Pt 2 - setting 'Plot Style Table Search Path' following CAD standards, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, Jan 4, 2009

Doug's Quick Tips - speed up drafting process when using various Autodesk software products, Doug Bowers, Autodesk University, Dec 5, 2008

AutoCAD Options-Files Tab - Support Files Search Path is list of locations that AutoCAD uses to look for files related to support like templates, plot style, more, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, Dec 18, 2008

Get Rid of Stubborn Layers - AutoCAD's LAYDEL gets rid of any layer not required, RT Rinehart, Cadalyst, Dec 14, 2008

Layer Freeze - Extra Settings - using settings/undo option of LAYFRZ command in AutoCAD, Don Bentz, Cadalyst, Dec 8, 2008

CAD Tips: Forcing DWG Format Version for Save in AutoCAD - setting value for environment variable DefaultFormatForSave, CAD Forum Tips, Dec 17, 2008

Forcing DWG Format Version for Save in AutoCAD - using 'setenv' feature, variable set values, to set default save format, CADforum Tips, Dec 17, 2008

An AutoCAD Holiday Tip on Rebuilding the Quick Access Toolbar - Lynn Allen's Blog, Dec 16, 2008

Moving 3D Objects - methods in AutoCAD to move object in 3D environment, Phil Tingley, Cadalyst, Dec 14, 2008

Create 3D Solids Quickly - using AutoCAD to create 3D solid of an area in drawing, Cadalyst, Dec 12, 2008

CAD Tips: Which Raster Format to Choose for Transferring Images? - advantages, disadvantages of different file formats in CAD applications, CAD Forum Tips, Dec 4, 2008

How to Switch Layers in the Inserted DWF File - using DWFLAYERS command in AutoCAD, CAD Forum Tips, Dec 2, 2008

Tip for Successful Tool Palettes - close all active projects in AutoCAD Architecture or AutoCAD MEP before creating tool palettes, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, Nov 28, 2008

Quick Tip - 'Shift+Spacebar' To Select Stacked Objects - using AutoCAD, Brian Benton, CAD-a-blog, Nov 25, 2008

Hot Tips for Cold Days - repeat DIST command, purge, save or exit, quick text replacement, replace text with incremental value using AutoCAD, more, Bill Kramer, Cadalyst, Nov 18, 2008

AutoCAD MEP: Take Advantage of Architectural Tools - change workspace to 'Architectural' to get 'Design Palette', Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, Nov 19, 2008

Top 9 AutoCAD Tips - get rid of shortcut, default selection preview, ortho close, scale reference, set default template, OSNAPS, add selected, isolate or hide object, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, Nov 10, 2008

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Disappearing Menus - using key in MENUBAR command in absence of quick access toolbar to get pull-down menus, Lynn Allen's Blog, Oct 24, 2008

How to be More Efficient at AutoCAD - Pt 7 - using tool pallets to hold, manage objects like block, line, circle, hatch pattern, text, commands, Brian Benton, CAD-a-blog, Oct 20, 2008

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Missing Dialog Boxes - tip to find the lost dialog box in AutoCAD while switching from two to one screen, Lynn Allen's Blog, Oct 14, 2008

How to be More Efficient in AutoCAD - Pt 6 - using dynamic blocks to save time in repetitive tasks, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Oct 8, 2008

Random AutoCAD Tips and Tricks for All, Pt 2 (Circles and Lines AutoCAD Tutorial) - more options to use over the command line, using JOIN command, overcoming problem of too many layer filters, setting PEDIT command, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Oct 1, 2008

How to be More Efficient at AutoCAD - Pt 5 - using fields to get data into files, drawings, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Sep 29, 2008

How to be More Efficient at AutoCAD - Part 4 - using Sheet Sets to store, manage, share data, manage files, batch plotting, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Sep 24, 2008

Ten Ways to be More Efficient at AutoCAD - Pt 2 - tricks to increase productivity using templates, blocks, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Sep 22, 2008

Ten Ways to be More Efficient at AutoCAD - Pt 3 - tips on using file referencing efficiently, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Sep 22, 2008

And One Hairy Legged Ugly Guy in the Back of the Aircraft and AutoCAD Tip - getting blocks, symbols, free DesignCenter online blocks, Autodesk seek online, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Sep 20, 2008

Ten Ways to be More Efficient at AutoCAD - tricks to increase accuracy, decrease drafting time, automate work, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Sep 18, 2008

Matching Dimension Scales - video to find dimension scale of an object in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Sep 14, 2008

Slow Performance - tips to improve performance of AutoCAD when working in properties palette, design center, tool palettes, sheet set manager, layer manager, Autodesk, Aug 27, 2008

Hip tip: Getting a Drawing From an Image - using IMAGE command in AutoCAD, process for big scanned images, Murat Saraldı, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 8, 2008

Random AutoCAD Tips and Tricks For All - disabling status column on layer properties manager, using move and copy commands, using system variable OSNAPZ, more, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, Sep 1, 2008

Why Templates are Important - templates are building blocks and save time when starting AutoCAD, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, Aug 27, 2008

Fast Coordinate Input - drawing line using ortho, polar tracking and object snap tracking mode in AutoCAD, Murat Senel, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 28, 2008

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Matching Dimension Scales - finding dimension scale of existing dimension, Lynn Allen's Blog, Aug 26, 2008

AutoCAD PASTESPEC Command With Excel - Remove the OLE From Excel Graph - Hasib Nusratty, CAD Techrx, Aug 23, 2008

Lazy System Variable: EDGEMODE - setting EDGEMODE to 1 to trim long line along invisible extension of short line in AutoCAD, Josh Jones, Lazy Drafter, Aug 20, 2008

Tips for the Week of August 18, 2008 - AutoCAD tips include shuffle suffixes, new dimension style, dimensioning major angle, using STRETCH, Hot Tips and Cool Tricks, Aug 18, 2008

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Selecting Overlapping Objects - holding down Shift+Spacebar for toggling through possible objects, Lynn Allen's Blog, Aug 18, 2008

Automatic Scaling of Blocks, Images or XREFs - setting values for INSUNITS, INSUNITSDEFSOURCE, and INSUNITSDEFTARGET system variables in AutoCAD, Josh Jones, Lazy Drafter, Aug 12, 2008

TIPS For the Week - bugs fixed in AutoCAD 2009 SP1, tips on express tool Revcloud, adjusting arc, more, Hot Tips and Cool Tricks, Aug 4, 2008

Selection Preview - disabling selection preview effect in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Aug 7, 2008

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Snapping to 3D Objects - setting system variable OSNAPZ to 1 to replace Z Value with current elevation, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 31, 2008

Dynamic Block Visibility States - working with dynamic blocks with multiple views, various problems faced using it, techniques to overcome, Gordon Reichhardt, Cadalyst, June 30, 2008

Layer Properties Manager in 2009 - getting required size columns, freezing them, more properties, L Sims, CommonTech CAD Cafe, June 20, 2008

Displaying Duct and Duct Fittings Only at Various Elevations in AutoCAD MEP 2009 - setting global cut plane and display range, overriding global cut plane for ducts and fittings, Scott Brisk, AutoCAD MEP, June 19, 2008

Understanding Relative Coordinate Input - add @ before coordinates in AutoCAD to indicate distance relative from last point, Murat Saraldı, Daily AutoCAD, June 12, 2008

3D Modeling: Drawing a 3D Bearing in 15 Minutes - get it using REVOLVE and 3DARRAY commands, Murat Saraldi, Daily AutoCAD, June 11, 2008

Take Control of QNEW - easy way to opening .dwt files, Sean Nesbitt, CADTutor, June 10, 2008

Command: EXTRUDE - transforming object from 2D to 3D solid, Ozgur Ozkurt, Daily AutoCAD, June 9, 2008

Displaying Reoccurring Data in a Drawing Set - setting it up, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, June 9, 2008

InputHistoryMode System Variable - get previous input with the up and down arrows, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, June 7, 2008

An AutoCAD Hip Tip to Get Back Those 'Hidden Messages' - AutoCAD 2009 new option gets back hidden messages option on, Lynn Allen June 5, 2008

CADsmart-Good for Managers? - fairer, accurate assessment process with CADsmart, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, June 4, 2008

Repeat for Efficiency - repeat any sequence of commands without returning to toolbar, pull-down menu, CADTutor, June 2, 2008

Practicing Rectangular Array - Murat Saraldı, Daily AutoCAD, June 2, 2008

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Workspaces - saving workspaces, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 28, 2008 (more AutoCAD tips)

Lock Your User Interface With LOCKUI System Variable - using value between 0 to 15 in AutoCAD, Murat Saraldi, Daily AutoCAD, May 29, 2008

AutoCAD 2009 - Odds and Ends - tips on using layer properties manager, rollover tooltips, exporting layouts to new drawings, more, Melanie Perry, AUGI, May 2008 )

Save Layouts With Layout Templates - using template layout in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, May 19, 2008

Lock Down Those AutoCAD Toolbars - locking floating or docked toolbars and windows, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 16, 2008

It's Time For a New Leader - exploring QLeader and MLeader commands in AutoCAD, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, May 1, 2008

# of Ways to Quit AutoCAD - use Quit command or new Exit AutoCAD button, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 19, 2008

AutoCAD Hip Tip: How to Quickly Find the Properties of an Object in a Block or Xref - using XLIST command, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 14, 2008

Multileader Styles - creating new multileader style in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, May 12, 2008

Workaround - Drawing Arcs to Length - using ARC or LENGTHEN command in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, May 10, 2008

Use Memory Cleaner With AutoCAD 2009 - Memory Cleaner utility reduces amount of RAM used, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 9, 2008

Free JPEG2000, ECW and MrSID Image Support for AutoCAD - using free 'Raster Design Object Enabler' utility, AutoCADder, May 7, 2008

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Mining Data With Design Center - adding useful data from previous drawing to current drawing, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 7, 2008

Just Call 'Em Tenured - changing values of visible attribute, adding filename field to tool palette in AutoCAD, more, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Mar 2008

Customizing and Discovering - adding another AutoCAD block as visibility parameter, adding properties to button for creating Dline, more, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Apr 2008

Complex Linetypes II - creating complex AutoCAD linetypes complying with National CAD Standards, Mark McDonough of Sasaki Associates, Hagerman & Company, May 2008

Memorable May - mapping layers of AutoCAD drawing to your layer standard, using DWS translation file on other drawings, more, Michael Beall, CADTutor, May 2008

Copying All Layers of a Drawing to Another - AutoCAD tip, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 6, 2008

Converting AutoCAD Drawings to Raster and the AutoCAD 2009 Screencast - using 'Add a Plotter' wizard, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 2, 2008

How to Get Back to the Standard User Interface in AutoCAD 2009 - switching back to AutoCAD classic workspace, Lynn Allen's Blog, Apr 28, 2008

Converting Lines and Arcs to PLINE With PEDIT Command - Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Apr 22, 2008

Create Attributes - defining attribute and assigning it to AutoCAD block, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Apr 18, 2008

Take Me to Your Leader - understanding LEADER command, creating splined leaders, producing GTD symbols in AutoCAD, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, Apr 1, 2008

Block With a Permanently Horizontal Attribute - using dynamic blocks functionality in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, Apr 2008

Quick Tip - Start up - using QNEW command, browser type functionality, or drawing wizard to create new AutoCAD drawing, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Apr 8, 2008

Block Attributes in Table Cells - editing block attribute values in table cell properties window, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Apr 4, 2008

Complex Linetypes - creating custom line types, understanding complex line types with shapes and text in AutoCAD, Jim Rogers, Hagerman & Company, Inc., Mar 2008

Weekend CAD Warrior - using AutoCAD to update looks of old outdoor chair, Kevin McWhirter, Arch Blocks.com Blog, Mar 27, 2008

Another Break Objects Quickly AutoLISP Routine - SCISSORS utility breaks without pre-selecting AutoCAD object, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Mar 24, 2008

Command:_JOIN - joining lines and arcs using JOIN command in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 21, 2008

Zoom and Pan Via Mouse Scroll - understanding functions of MBUTTONPAN and ZOOMFACTOR system variables in AutoCAD, Eren Pala, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 20, 2008

Table Editing - Formulas - adding column and row in AutoCAD table, LuAnn Sims, CommTech CAD Cafe, Mar 17, 2008

Inserting Multiple Blocks by Using MINSERT Command - inserting multiple roof tiles block, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Mar 13, 2008

AutoCAD Tip - More On the Oops Command - differentiating undo and OOPS command, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Mar 14, 2008

Update Block Attributes Using Excel - using ATTIN and ATTOUT commands in AutoCAD for exporting attribute values file in Excel, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek Blog, Mar 12, 2008

Quick Insert of Spreadsheet Into CAD File (and Link Them) - AutoCAD tip, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 10, 2008

Purge of DWG Takes Forever - Solution - select only Purge Regapps using ASDKCleanRegAppARX in AutoCAD, JTB World, Mar 7, 2008

Extend Lines to Make Corners With Chamfer - using CHAMFER command in AutoCAD for creating square corner, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Mar 8, 2008

More Data Extraction Tips - using BCOUNT command to counts blocks in AutoCAD file, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 7, 2008

Getting Data From Your File - functions of ATTEXT and EATTEXT commands in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 7, 2008

Updating an Attribute Text Style - using ATTSYNC command for displaying correct text style in AutoCAD drawing, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek Blog, Mar 6, 2008

Five More Simple Tips for AutoCAD - tips on erasing/selecting objects, cycling through viewports, using ALIGN command, more, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Mar 6, 2008

Object Data - Getting It and Using It - How? - using DATAEXTRACTION command for count and listing AutoCAD objects, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 6, 2008

It's All About Shortcuts - creating block with wipeout object, automating setting of PSLTSCALE, creating more than one leader, Michael Beall, CADTutor, Feb 2008

Introduction to AutoCAD Script Files - create and launching script file, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek Blog, Mar 2, 2008

Five Simple Tips for AutoCAD - tips on drawing circles, using TRIM or EXTEND command, MULTIPLE command, filleting, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Mar 6, 2008

Quick Xref Tip-2 -Attachment or Overlay? - tips on opening AutoCAD files being referenced, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 5, 2008

Edit Multiple Pieces of Mtext - using ellipsis button for activating Mtext editor in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, Mar 4, 2008

How to Create Vicinity Maps in AutoCAD - Kevin McWhirter, Arch Blocks.com Blog, Mar 3, 2008

Quick Xref Tip - using REFEDIT command and shortcut menu option in AutoCAD, Brian Benton, CAD-a-Blog, Mar 4, 2008

AutoCAD 2008 Layer Isolate Settings Tip by Michael Beall - using Fade control feature and LAYISO command, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Mar 4, 2008

Keyboard Shortcuts - default keyboard shortcuts in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Feb 28, 2008

AutoCAD Tutorial: Display a Lost Custom Toolbar - including custom toolbar in AutoCAD workspace, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Feb 28, 2008

Using Blocks to Create a Table - create table using data from AutoCAD drawing, LuAnn Sims, CommTech CAD Cafe, Feb 28, 2008

AutoCAD Drawing Templates acadiso.dwt - saving initial settings as template, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 28, 2008

Best Commands, Part 2 - exploring object snap tracking and polar tracking snaps in AutoCAD, Kenneth Leary, AUGI, Feb 2008 (may require free registration)

Joining Corners By Using FILLET - use FILLER command and set radius parameter to 0, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 26, 2008

Animation in AutoCAD By Using ORBIT Command - Eren Pala, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 25, 2008

AutoCAD Tip - Persuade Open to Highlight Your Drawing - turn off option to hide extensions for known file types, Steve Johnson, blog nauseam, Feb 25, 2008

Custom Table Style - understanding basics of table style in AutoCAD, LuAnn Sims, CommTech CAD Cafe, Feb 19, 2008

Recreate Hatch Boundary - recreating lost boundary of hatch in AutoCAD, Kate's CAD Tips, Feb 13, 2008

Adding a Splash of Color - using true colors for layers to be plotted in color in AutoCAD drawing, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, Feb 21, 2008

Command: _EXTEND - increasing length of line in AutoCAD, Murat Senel, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 18, 2008

Command: _PLINE, Drawing 2D Polylines - Mustafa Coban, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 19, 2008

Script Usage (To Edit Multiple Drawings Quickly) - Eren Pala, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 14, 2008

Command: _TRIM - cutting extended portions of objects crossing another in AutoCAD, Murat Senel, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 13, 2008

Comment Bubble DIM/LEADER - using DIM/LEADER or QUICKLEADER command for writing comment text in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 12, 2008

Breaking Dimension Lines with DIMBREAK Command - understanding auto, restore and manual options in AutoCAD command, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 11, 2008

Bring All Text to Front and a Wii Tip - TEXTTOFRONT command can bring both text and dimensions to front, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek Blog, Feb 8, 2008

Linetype Scale - using LTSCALE command to adjust line type scale in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 8, 2008

Creating a Blank Area to Cover Objects: WIPEOUT Command - making polygonal areas invisible in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 7, 2008

Add Object to Hatch - using HATCHEDIT command in AutoCAD, Kate's CAD Tips, Feb 6, 2008

AutoCAD Express Tool System Variable Editor SYSVDLG - viewing, editing and saving system variable settings, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Feb 5, 2008

Setting System Variables at Startup - editing acaddoc.lsp file in AutoCAD, CAD Panacea, Feb 5, 2008

LINE-LINE, LINE-ARC-ARC-ARC-ARC-LINE Continuity - creating AutoCAD drawing with line-arc continuity, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Feb 4, 2008

An AutoCAD Hip Tip to SERIOUSLY Delete Even Stubborn Layers - using LAYDEL command, Lynn Allen's Blog, Feb 1, 2008

Selecting Objects in AutoCAD - creating selection set using window, CADforum.TK, Nov 6, 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Random Double Click Cool Things - tips on closing AutoCAD quickly, making palette float automatically, more, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 30, 2008

Unwanted Lists in Multi-line Text - modifying automatic numbered and bulleted lists in AutoCAD, Kate's CAD Tips, Jan 30, 2008

Using TABLE Command in AutoCAD 2007 - creating table with title, column header, and data cells, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 1, 2008

Proxy Objects - exploring proxy objects and dealing with related issues in AutoCAD, Jim Rogers, Hagerman & Company, Inc., Jan 2008

Multiple EXTEND and TRIM by Using FENCE Option - extending vertical lines up to horizontal line in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 29, 2008

Copy Objects Between Drawings - using Windows Clipboard and the drag-and-drop method in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Jan 27, 2008

Rename Named objects - using RENAME command in AutoCAD, Kate's CAD Tips, Jan 23, 2008

It's the Little Things - turning UCS icon off, hiding layout tabs, controlling buttons display in status bar in AutoCAD, LuAnn Sims, CommTech CAD Cafe, Jan 22, 2008

Layer Property Filters in AutoCAD - LAYER command, creating layer property filter, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 22, 2008

Adding LISP, VB Apps, and More to Tool Palettes - Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek Blog, Jan 22, 2008

The Best Commands You're NOT Using - using MATCHPROP command plus 'dynamic input' tool for seeing tooltips near cursor in AutoCAD, Kenneth Leary, AUGI, Jan 2008 (may require free registration)

On to an AutoCAD Hip Tip On Creating Speedy JPG, TIF, PNG or BMP Files - using TIFOUT, PNGOUT, or BMPOUT commands, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 19, 2008

An AutoCAD Hip Tip from Oregon - using Design Center to get all blocks of drawing onto tool palette, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 17, 2008

Why are My Grips Missing? - check if GRIPOBJLIMIT variable in AutoCAD has exceeded amount, M Rieben, AutoCAD for Civil's, Jan 17, 2008

Wheel Tips - using ZOOMWHEEL and ZOOMFACTOR system variables for zooming and panning in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Jan 16, 2008

Trim Hatches - editing non-associative hatches in AutoCAD, Kate's CAD Tips, Jan 16, 2008

How to Measure Distance Along a Curve? - using LISP utility in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, Jan 2008

The First Trip of the New Year and an AutoCAD Hip Tip! - using LAYISO command in AutoCAD 2008 to fade and lock layers, Lynn Allen's Blog, Jan 14, 2008

Intro to Groups - copying named group, using PICKSTYLE system variable in AutoCAD, more, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, Jan 9, 2008

How to Set Drawing Order By Colors - using CDORDER command, CAD Forum, Jan 2008

Grip Editing Not Working On My 3D Solids - check if base solids are without modeling history, CAD Forum, Jan 2008

Hint: Unit Acceptance Before Start to Drawing - setting measure unit, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 8, 2008

Great Mysteries of AutoCAD - AutoLISP routine for automating draw order, running script on set of drawings, creating simple custom command with AutoLISP, Lee Ambrosius, Michael's corner, Jan 2008

Five of 25 And No End In Sight - tips on hyperlinking block for tool palette, automating UCS object and UCS world, organizing viewports in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, Michael's corner, Dec 2007

Preview Your Selection - activating selection preview settings in AutoCAD, Kate's CAD Tips, Jan 2, 2008

Increasing View Resolution With VIEWRES System Variable - value of 8000 gives very good viewing quality in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Jan 4, 2008

Hip Tip: How to Bring Back Lost Model and Layout Tabs? - by clicking 'model' or 'layout' button in AutoCAD taskbar, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Dec 19, 2007

Deck the Halls with an AutoCAD Hip Tip! - using SCALETEXT command to scale text without relocating, Lynn Allen's Blog, Dec 19, 2007

Change the Title of Your AutoCAD Application - running JTB_TitleBar.lsp routine, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World, Dec 19, 2007

Fa-La-La-La-La and an AutoCAD/LT Hip Tip - using EXPORTLAYOUT command to convert layout tabs to model space, Lynn Allen's Blog, Dec 17, 2007

Quickly Select Objects with Quick Select - using qselect command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Dec 16, 2007

Selection Highlighting in AutoCAD - setting system variables to specify highlight color and opacity to selection area, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, Dec 12, 2007

AutoCAD Dimension Background Fill and Text Frame Mismatch - using dimstyle command, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World, Dec 11, 2007

Ho-Ho-Ho and a Holiday AutoCAD Hip Tip - using WBLOCK command for purging drawing, Lynn Allen's Blog, Dec 11, 2007

Practical Method for Entering Angles: POLAR TRACKING - using polar tracking settings to get 60 degree angle for parallelogram in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Dec 11, 2007

Utilize Your Multi-Core Processor in AutoCAD - using WHIPTHREAD system variable for multithreaded processing, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek Blog, Dec 8, 2007

Make Changes To a Drawing Without Changing DBMOD - modifying acaddoc.lsp file in AutoCAD, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World, Dec 8, 2007

AutoCAD Tutorial: Save and Use Layer States - creating, restoring, and sharing layer state, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Dec 8, 2007

Express Tools: TCASE Command - changing text cases in AutoCAD, Burak Ozdemir, Daily AutoCAD, Dec 10, 2007

Delete Duplicates - using OVERKILL command in AutoCAD to deletes duplicate entities, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, Dec 5, 2007

Tip: Send Your UCSICON to Lower Left Corner. - use UCSICON command and set 'no origin' in options in AutoCAD, Eren Pala, Daily AutoCAD, Dec 6, 2007

Drawing and Moving a Box with VBA - running macro in Visual Basic Editor in AutoCAD, Ozgur Ozkurt, Daily AutoCAD, Dec 7, 2007

Special Characters - categorizing symbols and using EMT editor to insert symbol into text object in AutoCAD, Jim Rogers, Hagerman & Company, Inc., Nov 2007

TIP: Trimming AutoCAD Drawings - using ExTrim command, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, Dec 3, 2007

Control Hatch Origin - specifying origin of hatch pattern in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Dec 2, 2007

Managing Visual Styles in AutoCAD 2007 - adding 6 default settings for visual styles in AutoCAD drawing, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Nov 27, 2007

Create a Circle With a Width - using POLYGON, DONUT or CIRCLE command, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Nov 24, 2007

Arc Drawing Techniques in AutoCAD - understanding structure of ARC entity, drawing tangent arc, using PEDIT command, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Nov 23, 2007

CONVTOSOLID - converting 2D entities into solid objects in AutoCAD, Muharrem Kocyigit, Daily AutoCAD, Nov 19, 2007

Drawings Larger Than They Should Be? - run  ._PURGE command, delete unused layer filters and unreferenced Regapps, R.K. McSwain, CAD Panacea, Nov 12, 2007

System Variables FILEDIA, CMDDIA - Eren Pala, Daily AutoCAD, Nov 14, 2007

AutoCAD Back Roads - providing password protection to AutoCAD DWG, automating object option of Revcloud, using PICKADD, PICKFIRST commands, Michael Beall, Michael's corner, Nov 2007

Curved Text in AutoCAD? - using arc-aligned text command, RobiNZ CAD Blog, Nov 13, 2007

Here I Am to Save the Day... - functions of AutoCAD commands: SAVEALL, CLOSEALL, QSAVE, SAVEAS, SAVE, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, Nov 13, 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Creating Speedy Copies of Layout Tabs - select and hold down control key to copy layouts, Lynn Allen's Blog, Nov 10, 2007

Using Geometric Tolerance Symbols - using geometrical quality tolerances in AutoCAD, Ozgur Ozkurt, Daily AutoCAD, Nov 12, 2007

Use the Dashboard to Display a Related Tool Palette - list of control panels and associated tool palette in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Nov 3, 2007

Enable Target and Change Icon of Shortcuts - editing MSI file settings in AutoCAD, JTB World, Nov 5, 2007

Inserting DWG's into MS Word or PowerPoint - creating EPS file from AutoCAD, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek Blog, Nov 1, 2007

What is the FOV of an AutoCAD Camera? - modifying focal view, CAD Forum, Nov 2007

Understanding Scale Concept and Units in AutoCAD - Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Nov 1, 2007

Hidden Files - listings paths to AutoCAD hidden files, LuAnn Sims, CommTech CAD Cafe, Oct 25, 200

AutoCAD Commands at a Glance - dictionary of AutoCAD commands and express tools in multiple languages, CAD Forum, Nov 2007

Lines Merge - change plotter setting to lines merge to show light fixtures in bold in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, Oct 31, 2007

An AutoCAD Halloween Trick or Treat - using OVERKILL express tool to clean up drawings, Lynn Allen's Blog, Oct 30, 2007

Getting JPEG Printouts - using "PublishToWebJPG" printer settings in AutoCAD, Bunyamin Katirci, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 26, 2007

Zoom Transitions - using VTOPTIONS command to control transition speed and performance of flying zooms in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, Oct 24, 2007

Coordinates in AutoCAD - entering absolute, relative and polar coordinates, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 24, 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip for Super Speedy AutoCAD Launching - assigning keyboard shortcut to launch AutoCAD, Lynn Allen's Blog, Oct 22, 2007

AutoCAD Drawing Cleanup Utility for 2008/2007 Side By Side Installations - using netload to use utility for both AutoCAD 2007 and 2008, Scott Sheppard, It's Alive in the Lab, Oct 19, 2007

AutoCAD Critical Customization - principles of critical customization, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager.com Blog, Oct 21, 2007

How Do I Get All My AutoLISP Routines to Load Themselves? - save AutoLISP routines as "anything.lsp" and drag it to AutoCAD Startup Suite, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Oct 21, 2007

Object Visibility When Dragging - using DRAGMODE command in AutoCAD, AutoCAD Insider, Oct 19, 2007

DwgInfoTip - Better Infotip for DWG Files - showing DWG properties in AutoCAD, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World, Oct 18, 2007

The ByBlock Property - understanding behavior of ByBlock property on entities within AutoCAD blocks, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, Oct 17, 2007

How to Overcome the FIND Command Limitations - finding block attribute definition and RText in AutoCAD, Mohamed Haris, CADing && Coding, Oct 15, 2007

Create a Visual Style - using visual styles manager with conceptual visual style in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Oct 14, 2007

Default Scale Settings for Printouts - using SCALELISTEDIT command to add/delete scales in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 11, 2007

AutoCAD Drawing Cleanup Utility 'DCU' on Autodesk Labs - clean-up and organize your DWG files to maintain a standard, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Oct 11, 2007

Customizations & Conveniences - AutoCAD tips on linking custom property to field, adding toolbar button to palette, editing command string, more, Michael Beall, Michael's corner, Oct 2007

What Can We Do For the Points That Are Not Visible? - setting POINTSTYLE system variable to show points in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 8, 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip from Scotland - using FILTER command to select specific objects in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen's Blog, Oct 10, 2007

Display Toolbars - four methods for displaying toolbars in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Oct 6, 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Breaking Dimension Lines - using new DIMBREAK command in AutoCAD 2008, Lynn Allen's Blog, Oct 4, 2007

System Variables - categorizing AutoCAD 2007 system variables, Muharrem Kocyigit, Daily AutoCAD, Oct 5, 2007

System Variables I Cannot Live Without - The Top Ten List - FILEDIA, MIRRTEXT, PICKFIRST, LTSCALE, DIMSCALE, more, Mohamed Haris, CADing && Coding, Sep 30, 2007

Layer Filter - using layer property filters to filter layers in AutoCAD drawing, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, Oct 2, 2007

How to Print a Multi-Page PDF from AutoCAD? - set PUBLISHCOLLATE variable to 1 in AutoCAD 2008, CAD Forum, Sep 2007

Where do the Layers Like "Layer @ 10" or "Layer @ 16" Come From? - saving AutoCAD 2008 DWG to older versions can cause problem, CAD Forum, Sep 2007

AutoCAD as a Physical Unit Converter - using LISP function cvunit to convert units, CAD Forum, Sep 2007

Select a Block Before a Writeblock or Edit - using WBLOCK and BEDIT commands in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Sep 24, 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Finding XREF Object Property Information - using XLIST command, Lynn Allen's Blog, Sep 25, 2007

Run a Script When Changing Workspace in AutoCAD - editing the CUI file, JTB World, Sep 24, 2007

AutoCAD Hyperlink Command Basics - JTB World, Sep 12, 2007

AutoCAD Hyperlink Command Advanced - using QSELECT, attaching hyperlink information as xdata or to object, VBA hyperlinks example, JTB World, Sep 12, 2007

How to Switch Off UCSFOLLOW in All Viewports of All Layouts? - AllVports utility to set UCSFOLLOW variables to 0, CAD Forum, Sep 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Finding Invisible Text Strings (the Sequel) - using QSELECT command to delete text created with TEXT/DTEXT command, Lynn Allen's Blog, Sep 18, 2007

Creating Script Files with Excel - using LINE command in AutoCAD, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek Blog, Sep 18, 2007

eTransmit a Drawing - creating transmittal report in AutoCAD and sending it through e-mail, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Sep 18, 2007

Fast 3-D Modeling in AutoCAD 2007 (Press-Pull) - using EXTRUDE command to create cube in AutoCAD 2007, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 14, 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Finding Empty Text objects - QTEXT command makes hidden text strings appear as rectangles, Lynn Allen's Blog, Sep 12, 2007

How to Maximize Your Workspace? - press CTRL+0 to clear screen space in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 12, 2007

Command: _DISTANCE - measuring distance between kitchen cabinet in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 7, 2007

Command: _MATCHPROP - Bilal Bilgi, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 10, 2007

Control the Display of Tooltips - setting TOOLTIPMERGE system variable to 1 to combine tooltips in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Sep 9, 2007

A Weekend AutoCAD Hip Tip to Save You Time - using QTEXT command to convert text to rectangles, Lynn Allen's Blog, Sep 9, 2007

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Revealing Invisible 3DFACES - setting SPLFRAME system variable to 1 to make invisible edges appear, Lynn Allen's Blog, Sep 5, 2007

Autodesk's e-transmit - send all documents related to AutoCAD drawing in .zip file, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, Sep 5, 2007

Missing Buttons from the AutoCAD Application Status Bar - customizing tabs on AutoCAD application status bar, John Benstead, CADit, Sep 6, 2007

Command: _AREA - understanding basics of AREA command in AutoCAD,Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 5, 2007

Command: _BREAK - breaking entity and removing space between two selected points using BREAK command in AutoCAD,Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Sep 6, 2007

LAYEREVAL and Reconciling New Layers - John Benstead, CADit, Sep 6, 2007

3D Crosshair Color Settings in AutoCAD - applying color tinting, JTB World, Aug 31, 2007

Extracting Point Data from AutoCAD - Using Data Extraction - John Benstead, CADit, Aug 29, 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Selecting the "Unselectable" - using OLEFRAME, IMAGEFRAME, and TFRAMES command to select OLE object, image, and edit frame, Lynn Allen's Blog, Aug 29, 2007

Command: _ELLIPSE - understanding the terminology of ellipse in AutoCAD, Murat Senel, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 29, 2007

Editing Attributes - using enhanced attribute editor to edit attribute values globally in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, Aug 28, 2007

MULTILINE 3 - creating MLINE style inAutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 27, 2007

CommandComplete Refreshes Your Memory - CommandComplete utility shows list of possible English commands and variables in AutoCAD, AutoCADder, Aug 25, 2007

AutoCAD 2008 Excel, Tables, and Magic - useful links on OLE objects, AutoCAD table and Excel spreadsheet, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Aug 24, 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip to Kick off the Weekend - accessing saved layer states from layer toolbar or drop-down list on dashboard in AutoCAD 2008, Lynn Allen's Blog, Aug 24, 2007

MULTILINE 2 - using multiline edit tools in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 24, 2007

View Transitions - AutoCAD 2008 (and Earlier) - changing appearance of view transitions, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager.com Blog, Aug 22, 2007

MULTILINE 1 - creating entities made up of parallel lines using MLINE command in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 23, 2007

Use Groups for Flexibility - creating and modifying group using GROUP command in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Aug 21, 2007

Bonus Tool for AutoCAD: CommandComplete - an 'Intellisense' for the AutoCAD command line, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 21, 2007

Command:_JOIN - joining entities like line, polyline, arc, elliptical arc, spline, and helix using JOIN command in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 21, 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Attributes - setting ATTREQ and ATTDIA system variables, Lynn Allen's Blog, Aug 20, 2007

Hide Objects When Dragging xclipped Object in AutoCAD - workaround is to use system variable DRAGMODE, JTB World, Aug 17, 2007

A New Free AutoCAD Bonus Tool - new CommandComplete tool completes AutoCAD commands, Lynn Allen's Blog, Aug 16, 2007

Xref Paths - specify xref's location in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, Aug 14, 2007

No Properties in Your AutoCAD Properties Manager? Perhaps It Was An Overzealous Registry Cleaner - workaround is to reinstall the program or update registry settings, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, Aug 13, 2007

Create Attributes - adding attributes to the block in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, Aug 11, 2007

Take a Tour Around Your 3D Model by Using ANIPATH Command - set the camera path and animation speed in AutoCAD, Burak Ozdemir, Daily AutoCAD, Aug 10, 2007

Follow Linear Dimension with Continued Dimension - using an AutoLISP routine in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, August 4, 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip for Changing Text Case - using express tool TCASE, Lynn Allen's Blog, August 1, 2007

Unfolding the Rectangle to Round Transition - Sheet Metal Guy Blog, July 25, 2007

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Converting Single Line Text to MTEXT - using TXT2MTXT express tool, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 30, 2007

Command: _EXTRUDE - using EXTRUDE command in AutoCAD, Ozgur Ozkurt, Daily AutoCAD, July 25, 2007

An AutoCAD Quickie Hip Tip! - hold down the control key while moving the toolbars to keep it from docking, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 22, 2007

Automatic Drawing Labels with Barcodes - transferring AutoCAD drawing properties to barcodes, CAD Forum, July 2007

Animation Paths - using the ANIPATH command to create animation of AutoCAD model, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, July 19, 2007

AutoCAD Revision Cloud - more about revision cloud and adding it to AutoCAD toolbar, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, July 19, 2007

Two Layer Tools - LAYERP for going back to previous layer states and LAYMCUR for making a selected entity's layer the current layer in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, July 20, 2007

Palette Sensitivity - editing fixed profile XML file in AutoCAD, John Benstead, CADit, July 21, 2007

Modeling a Transition in AutoCAD - creating a 3D model of rectangle to round transition, Sheet Metal Guy Blog, July 13, 2007

Single vs. Multiple Layouts - advantages of using a single layout versus multiple layouts in an AutoCAD drawing file, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, July 17, 2007

Launch AutoCAD 2004 from VB.NET - JTB World, July 17, 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Finding Top Secret Express Tools! - using Express Tools Help file, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 16, 2007

A Hip Tip on Getting a True Block Count - using EATTEXT command in AutoCAD to count the blocks, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 11, 2007

On to an AutoCAD Hip Tip on Counting Blocks! - express tool BCOUNT counts all blocks in a drawing, but not dynamic blocks, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 9, 2007

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Managing Your Scales List - using SCALELISTEDIT command to customize the scale list, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 5, 2007

Plot to PDF in AutoCAD with Correct Orientation and Margins - modifying plotter configuration settings, JTB World, July 6, 2007

Making Use of the Design Center From Your ToolPalettes - LISP routine to define a particular block library location on AutoCAD toolpalette, John Benstead, CADit, July 5, 2007

Electricity Gone! What Will Happen to Drawing? - activating "Automatic Save" option and opening ".bak" file in AutoCAD, Mesut Akcan, Daily AutoCAD, July 4, 2007

Drawing Recovery - using drawing recovery manager program to test and backup AutoCAD files, Jim Rogers, Hagerman & Company, Inc., June 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Getting Evenly Spaced Baseline Dimensions - using DIMSPACE command, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 1, 2007

How to Prevent Command Dialog Boxes to Appear? - putting a hyphen (-) before an AutoCAD command will execute the command from the command line, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 29, 2007

Command:_STRETCH - learning to use the STRETCH command in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 27, 2007

Spline to Polyline - using FLATTEN command, SPL2PL.VLX tool, WMFOUT command or saving the AutoCAD drawing as R12 DXF format, R.K. McSwain, CAD Panacea, June 26, 2007

Object Tracking - drawing rectangles relative to a point or a circle centered on an imaginary intersection, building new coordinates in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, June 26, 2007

Toolpalette Performance - Over the Network - factors to be considered when using AutoCAD toolpalettes on the network, John Benstead, CADit, June 26, 2007

Joining Corners by Using FILLET - set radius parameter to 0 when using FILLET command in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 26, 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Data Linking - unlocking the table to link the table and Excel spreadsheet bidirectionally, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 25, 2007

AutoCAD: Remove Unused Information from Your Drawing - multimedia tutorial about using the improved PURGE command, Avatech Solutions, June 21, 2007

How to Bring Back the Lost Command Line? - restore AutoCAD command line by pressing CTRL+9, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 22, 2007

Pan Tips for AutoCAD - using CTRL and middle mouse button for panning, JTB World, June 20, 2007

Exporting/Importing Toolpalettes - exporting the customized toolpalettes from one AutoCAD workstation to another, John Benstead, CADit, June 20, 2007

Where Have the Layout/Model Tabs Gone? - displaying/hiding layout and model tabs in AutoCAD, John Benstead, CADit, June 19, 2007

Align, the Forgotten AutoCAD Hero - customizing the ALIGN command in AutoCAD, RobiNZ CAD Blog, June 20, 2007

Creating Reflection Material in AutoCAD 2007 and 2008 - creating a material with 50% reflection, Recep Gudu, Daily AutoCAD, June 20, 2007

Palette Sensitivity - editing the fixed profile XML file to control the sensitivity of AutoCAD palettes, Matt Murphy, AutoCAD Insider, June 19, 2007

ALIGN Command in 2D - aligning the edge of a triangle to that of a square using ALIGN command in AutoCAD, Bilal Bilgi, Daily AutoCAD, June 18, 2007

Command: _MOVE - moving a window to an appropriate location in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 14, 2007

Command: _SCALE - using SCALE command to enlarge or shrink an AutoCAD entity, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 15, 2007

AutoCAD Tip: Drag and Drop Multiple Xrefs - using the right mouse button to drag and drop Xrefs from the Windows Explorer, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, June 24, 2007

Creating an Obround or Slot in AutoCAD - using Fillet command, Sheet Metal Guy Blog, June 13, 2007

Creating a Tool Palette Group - Melanie (Stone) Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, June 12, 2007

Polar Mode - modifying polar angle settings in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, June 12, 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip from Jakarta - creating layer state and assigning a layer state to a specific viewport, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 12, 2007

How to Link Information from Tables in AutoCAD - linking the cells between tables, JTB World, June 12, 2007

FILLET Command in 2D - using FILLET command for a polyline, parallel lines, rectangle in AutoCAD, Murat Senel, Daily AutoCAD, June 11, 2007

Making the Lines and Surfaces with Unstraight Angles Parallel While Plotting - showing 2D angled entities straight in plan and taking the view angle just across for the 3D surfaces, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, June 4, 2007

eTRANSMIT: The File Transmittal Utility - exploring the eTransmit command to transmit an AutoCAD DWG file, Jim Rogers, Hagerman & Company, Inc., May 2007

Plotting Multiple Layouts at the Same Time - using "Publish Selected Layouts" option on the layout tab in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 31, 2007

Using XML Notepad 2007 with AutoCAD ToolPalettes - fixing tool order on the palettes using XML Editor, John Benstead, CADit, May 31, 2007

Managing Your AutoCAD User Interface - using Enterprise CUI for managing company specific content, John Benstead, CADit, June 1, 2007

Command Aliases in AutoCAD - assigning aliases to AutoCAD commands, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 30, 2007

Explode Text - using express tool TXTEXP to explode the logo text in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, May 29, 2007

Camera Icons - hiding the camera icons using the CAMERADISPLAY system variable in AutoCAD 2007 and 2008, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, May 28, 2007

Text Style Settings - applying new text style settings in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 25, 2007

Using Multiple Insertion Points in Dynamic Blocks - using BCYCLEORDER and INSERT commands in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 28, 2007

Fix Broken Hatch Patterns - using SNAPBASE command to hatch objects from 0,0 in AutoCAD, M. Rieben, AutoCAD for Civils, May 21, 2007

AutoCAD Selection Techniques - using modifiers to change the process of object selection, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, May 23, 2007

GRIP Editing in AutoCAD - exploring options of active GRIP command, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 24, 2007

Geometrical Calculator - geometrical functions of AutoCAD calculator, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 17, 2007

Drawing a 1/3 Sloped Roof in 3D - creating an intermediate roof floor using a vertical line in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 18, 2007

AutoCAD Hip Tip for Changing the Sample Text String in MTEXT - using MTJIGSTRING system variable to customize the sample text string, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 16, 2007

Use of DIVIDE and MEASURE Commands I - drawing a footpath using MEASURE command in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 15, 2007

Repeat Previous Commands - using Up arrow to display previous commands in backward order in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, May 13, 2007

Track Plotting from AutoCAD for FREE - modifying AutoCAD settings to generate single plot log file for all users in company, Donnie Gladfelter, The CAD Geek Blog, May 9, 2007

Search and Replace Attribute Values - use FIND command or GATTE express tool in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 10, 2007

Preparing a Block Library by Using TOOLPALETTE Feature - Muharrem Kocyigit, Daily AutoCAD, May 9, 2007

Delete Layer - using LAYDEL and LAYTRANS commands to delete an undesired layer in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, May 8, 2007

AutoCAD : Error : No Function Definition: - run (vl-load-com) command or add it to LSP file, JTB World, May 7, 2007

How to Enter Subscripts and Superscripts in Inventor, Revit and AutoCAD? - Unicode for subscripts and superscipts, CAD Forum, May 2007

Arc Drawing Techniques in AutoCAD - using ARC command, drawing tangent arc and converting POLYLINE into curves, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, May 3, 2007

How to Set PSLTSCALE Globally for All Layouts? - CAD Forum, May 2007

Translate Layers Using Laytrans on the Command Line - LISP utility for translating layers in AutoCAD, JTB World, May 1, 2007

Setting Hatch Boundary Boundaries - limiting the hatch boundary set in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, May 1, 2007

Another AutoCAD Hip Tip on Creating Small PDF Files - keep the resolution of PDF generator low or configure the PDF resolution, Lynn Allen's Blog, April 27, 2007

Hatching from A to Z - determining the area to be hatched and setting the hatching scale in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, April 27, 2007

Binding Raster Images - insert the image as an OLE object or use INSERTOBJ command in AutoCAD, R.K. McSwain, CAD Panacea, April 26, 2007

Starting a Drawing in AutoCAD-2: Units - making assumptions for drawing units in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, April 26, 2007

Taking Printout Step By Step - modifying page setup manager settings to take printout in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, April 25, 2007

Attributes, Take Two - inserting blocks with attributes in AutoCAD, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, April 10, 2007

Undo Changes in Properties Palette - right-click in unused section of AutoCAD properties palette to undo the changes, Ellen Finkelstein.com, April 20, 2007

AutoCAD/Excel Data Linking - using DATALINK command to write data links from AutoCAD table to Excel file, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, April 18, 2007

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Reducing the Size of PDF Files - making PDF from a DWF file results in a smaller PDF file, Lynn Allen's Blog, April 17, 2007

Landscape Objects in Earlier Versions - defining new landscape and library in AutoCAD, Eren Pala, Daily AutoCAD, April 17, 2007

Introduction to Sheet Sets & Some Customizing Insights - tips on using sheet sets and dynamic view labels, adding blank tool on a palette, more, Michael Beall, michael's corner, April 2007

Tool Palette Disorder in AutoCAD and Verticals - using a blank tool palette or an XML editor for dragging-n-dropping tools in a desired order, ARCHIdigm, April 2007

Dealing with Gaps - handling gaps when hatching, joining objects or polylines in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, April 14, 2007

TIPniques: Tracking Points & Coordinates - history of tracking plus learning about object snap tracking and polar tracking, Chris Lindner, AUGI, April 2007 (requires free registration)

Hide Logo When AutoCAD Starts - add "/nologo" at the end of target directory, Mesut AKCAN, Daily AutoCAD, April 11, 2007

Giving One Xref Two Different Sets of Layer Properties - Xrefing base drawing and renaming reference name in AutoCAD, ARCHIdigm, April 2007

AutoCAD Tips - never explode a dimension, don't place the border in model space, don't scale or rotate reference files, more, Mark W. Kiker, BLAUGI, April 3, 2007

Making a Selective Purge Button - creating a new command macro and displaying it at the AutoCAD toolbar, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, March 30, 2007

Linetype Scale - using LTSCALE command in AutoCAD to input proper scale units for adjusting the line type scale, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, March 28, 2007

Boxing Your Text - placing a box around text using express tool TCIRCLE in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, March 21, 2007

To Whom do You Attribute That Information? - defining an attribute to a block and creating a block definition, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, March 1, 2007

An Australian AutoCAD Hip Tip! - using DGNEXPORT command to modify DGN settings in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen's Blog, March 20, 2007

TIPniques: General Purpose Logging - exploring AutoCAD's general purpose log file and some suggestions to improve it, Chris Lindner, AUGI, March 2007 (requires free registration)

Create a Command Alias (Keyboard Shortcut) - editing the acad.pgp file using ALIASEDIT command to modify the AutoCAD keyboard shorcuts, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, March 15, 2007

Using ALIGN Command in 3D - combining the small particle on the ground with the other vertical object in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, March 13, 2007

Follow Up: Annotative Text - tips on using annotative text, storing in template files, orientation property, more, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, March 12, 2007

Send a Drawing in MS Word - inserting a DWG into an MS Word document, Danny Comsa, Cadalyst, March 12, 2007

Good Question: Text Background Mask - applying a background mask to hide objects behind text in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, March 9, 2007

Annotation Objects & More 3D from AutoCAD 2007 - adding a door to walls, arc-aligned text, using the CONVTOSOLID command, more, Michael Beall, michael's corner, March 2007

ROTATE3D Command - drawing the half bowl on the right side using ROTATE3D command in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, March 7, 2007

TIPniques: Tracking Xrefs - using XREFCTL system variable to generate Xref log file that records all Xref activities, Chris Lindner, AUGI, February 2007 (requires free registration)

Temporarily Override OSNAP, ORTHO, and Other Drafting Settings - list of keyboard shortcuts to be used as temporary overrides in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, February 26, 2007

External References in AutoCAD: XREF - 3 - using XREF management palette, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, February 27, 2007

External References in AutoCAD: XREF - 2 - using OVERLAY option to edit furnishing drawings, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, February 23, 2007

LIVE SECTION in AutoCAD 2007 - II - exploring the section settings while creating 2D/3D cross-sections, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, February 21, 2007

External References in AutoCAD: XREF - 1 - advantages and procedure of using XREF in AutoCAD drawings, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, February 22, 2007

LIVE SECTION in AutoCAD 2007 - I - getting a live section from a 3D model, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, February 20, 2007

All the Better to Hatch You With - AutoCAD 2006 has improved hatching options like area answers, several degrees of separation, more, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, February 1, 2007

Automatic Text Inside AutoCAD (FIELD) - creating fields of desired properties, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, February 15, 2007

States, Styles, and Follow-Ups - tips on creating a new layer state, text styles, locking a tool palette, more, Michael Beall, michael's corner, February 2007

Scaling Dimensions and Text - calculating the scale factor to create a dimension or text style in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, February 12, 2007

Living in a Material World - attaching materials to objects in an AutoCAD drawing, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, February 1, 2007

Maximizing Your AutoCAD Workspace 105 - AutoCAD Text Window allows viewing, copying and pasting previous commands, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, February 9, 2007

Attaching Hyperlink to AutoCAD Entities - using HYPERLINK command and modifying hyperlink properties, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, February 9, 2007

Maximizing Your AutoCAD Workspace 104 - hiding layout and model tabs to get horizontal space in drawing, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, February 8, 2007

Maximizing Your AutoCAD Workspace 103 - turn off the scroll bars to have some extra drawing space, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, February 6, 2007

Maximizing Your AutoCAD Workspace 102! - using dynamic input functionality, including Pointer Input and Dimension Input settings plus Tooltip Appearance, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, February 6, 2007

AutoCAD Drawing Templates acadiso.dwt - choosing an appropriate template and loading it into a new drawing, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, February 7, 2007

A New View of the World - saving the view using View command plus creating and editing the current view using View Manager in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, December 8, 2006

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Moving Data from One Drawing to Another - either copy objects with base point or paste them to original coordinates, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 2, 2007

Good Question: Layout Names and Fields - creating a field with the current layouts name in it using CTAB system variable in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, February 1, 2007

Command:_ROTATE - rotating entities around a selected centerpoint in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, February 1, 2007

AutoCAD Insider Good Question! - using SSMAUTOOPEN and SSMLOCATE variables to control Sheet Set Manager from opening whenever a sheet set drawing is opened, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, January 30, 2007

TIPS: AutoCAD Keyboard Modifiers - new keyboard shortcuts Ctrl+Shift to automatically create a cylinder from a circle and various uses for Ctrl key, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, January 26, 2007

A Practical Way of Selecting Entities: QUICKSELECT - selecting all of the cabinets on the bottom using QUICKSELECT command in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, January 25, 2007

Automatic List of Images in a Drawing - using the RTEXT command to have a textual list of current images in a drawing, CAD Forum, January 2007

How to Create an Axis of Two Lines? - using the XLINE command to create an axis of symmetry, CAD Forum, January 2007

What is the Maximum Number of Concurrent AutoCAD Sessions? - up to 32 local AutoCAD licenses can run at the same time on a same PC, CAD Forum, January 2007

How to Update Drawing Blocks with an Updated Version from a DWG File? - using LISP utility BLKREDEF.LSP to update the blocks, CAD Forum, January 2007

Some Quickie Attribute Tips - ATTREQ controls if attribute values are requested and ATTDIA opens up dialog box in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 11, 2007

AutoCAD: Use the Array Command - multimedia tutorial to use the rectangular and polar array command, Avatech Solutions, January 22, 2007

Send Your USCICON to Lower Left Corner - choose 'no origin' for USCICON to keep it in lower left corner in AutoCAD, Eren Pala, Daily AutoCAD, January 19, 2007

Surprise Egg in AutoCAD: QUICKCALC - QUICKCALC also provides scientific calculation and unit conversion options, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, January 18, 2007

Making Selection in AutoCAD - selecting objects one by one, by window, with fence line, more, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, January 16, 2007

AutoCAD Express Tools - Beth's CAD Blog, January 16, 2007

Mouse-Dragging Objects from One Drawing to Another - dragging entities between two different DWG drawings in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, January 2007

AutoCAD Can Draw to Frozen and Locked Layers - specify the target layer in tool properties, CAD Forum, January 2007

How to Erase Proxy Objects from a Drawing? - load the original application or explode the intelligent objects in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, January 2007

AutoCAD Hip Tips on More Startup Switches - add information of the switches to AutoCAD shortcut properties, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 11, 2007

Selecting Overlapping Entities - hold down CTRL button while selecting entity in AutoCAD, Eren Pala, Daily AutoCAD, January 12, 2007

AutoCAD Hip Tip for Suppressing the Sheet Set Manager - Lynn Allen's Blog, January 9, 2007

AutoCAD Tip: Interference Checking - using INTERFERE command to check if 3D solids are intersecting or overlapping, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, January 9, 2007

AutoCAD Tip: Creating a New Layout - creating a new layout with the layout wizard, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, January 8, 2007

Off and Running in 2007 - adding attribute to an existing block and adding a Euro sign in single-line text or Mtext in AutoCAD, more, Michael Beall, michael's corner, January 2007

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Finding Lost Windows! - using CUI command to recover the lost dockable windows, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 7, 2007

System Variables Affecting the Display of 3-D Solid Models - DISPSILH, ISOLINES, FACETRES, and FACETRATIO system variables affect the solids display in AutoCAD, Muharrem Kocyigit, Daily AutoCAD, January 4, 2007

How to Find the Lost Toolbar? - using '-toolbar' command in AutoCAD and making the lost toolbar float over the screen, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, January 3, 2007

AutoCAD and ADT Help Files and Search - workarounds for highlighting the searched text, JTB World, December 21, 2006

AutoCAD Hip Tip for Trimming or Extending Something That Doesn't Intersect a Boundary or Edge - Lynn Allen's Blog, January 2, 2007

Default Scale Settings for Printouts - using SCALELISTEDIT command to modify scale list in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, December 22, 2006

Layer Property Filters in AutoCAD - creating layer property filter to choose a particular layer among a number of layers in an AutoCAD 2007 drawing, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, January 1, 2007

Zoom to Objects - choose 'Zoom Object' from the Zoom flyout to display an object perfectly in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, December 20, 2006

REFERENCE Feature in SCALE and ROTATE - bringing an entity to a specified angle in AutoCAD, Erhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, December 20, 2006

Learning Curve: Put Your Files on a Diet - using FileShrink command to reduce size of bloated AutoCAD files, AEC Cadalyst, December 18, 2006

Create a Shortcut to a Template and Workspace - using command-line switches to customize shortcuts to open AutoCAD in many ways, Ellen Finkelstein.com, December 13, 2006

Accessing Old Versions of the IMAGE and XREF Commands - CLASSICXREF and CLASSICIMAGE commands open the old Xref Manager and image dialog in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, December 2006

Want to Count Some Blocks? Then Eat Text - using EATTEXT command to count the blocks and then displaying it in an AutoCAD Table, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, December 12, 2006

Overview of Your Complex Linetypes - free LISP utility, LinCatalog, shows all linetypes defined in a given .LIN file in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, November 2006

Globally Change Attribute Text Size - using REFEDIT command to modify the text size of block attributes in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, November 2006

Standard Paper Size Formats - common format sizes in millimeters, CAD Forum, November 2006

Dimension Style Settings V -- Units - rounding off the value, adding prefix or suffix, and scaling the units using "Primary Units" tab in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, December 8, 2006

Filter the Layer List - creating properties filter or group filter in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, December 11, 2006

Time-Saving Toggle Routines - toggling the UCSICON, ZOOMFACTOR, and OSMODE variables in AutoCAD, Billy Wooten, Cadalyst, December 7, 2006

Structural Members, Piers and Anchors in Architectural Desktop 2004 - 2007 - attaching a column to a pier block using the object anchor and the node anchor, Archidigm.com, December 2006

Repath an Xref - repathing the existing Xref attachment to the new name in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, December 5, 2006

Dimension Style Settings 4: If the Dimension Doesn't Fit - lift the text up or keep the text always inside in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, December 4, 2006

Small Tips for Drawing a Rectangle - drawing a rectangle in AutoCAD with chamfered corners and varying line weight, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, December 1, 2006

CONVTOSOLID - converting 2D entities like polyline and circle, having thickness property, into solid objects in AutoCAD, Muharrem Kocyigit, Daily AutoCAD, November 29, 2006

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Cool Calculations - new shortcut functions in QuickCalc calculate distance, intersection point, radius, vector, more, Lynn Allen's Blog, November 27, 2006

Dimension Style Settings 3: Dimension Arrows and Symbols - Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, November 27, 2006

Comment Bubble DIM/LEADER - using LEADER or QUICKLEADER command to write a comment as DTEXT or MTEXT entity in AutoCAD, Orhan Toker, Daily AutoCAD, November 24, 2006

A Quick Tip on Quick Leader - moving the text and associated leader in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, November 21, 2006

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Quick Calculations - using QUICKCALC command to launch the built in calculator, Lynn Allen's Blog, November 20, 2006

Maximizing Your AutoCAD Workspace 101! - using Enhanced Secondary Windows (ESWs) or palettes in AutoCAD 2007 user interface, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, November 17, 2006

Transitioning from 2D to 3D AutoCAD Drawings 115 - copying and editing the cylinders to create the duct at multiple locations, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, November 16, 2006

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Selecting Blocks by Attribute Value - using FIND command and setting system variables GRIPS and PICKFIRST to 1 in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen's Blog, November 13, 2006

Creating Your Own Non-plotting Layers Instead of Using Defpoints - create and use a layer named 'no-plot' instead of Defpoints layer for no-plot objects in AutoCAD, Robert Davis, Autodesk, November 14, 2006

A Post-Halloween Trick - using Quick Select tool to filter items in AutoCAD drawing, Michelle DeGroot, AUGI, November 2006 (may require free registration)

Slow Object Selection Preview Highlighting - set the PREVIEWEFFECT variable to 0 in AutoCAD 2007, CAD Forum, November 2006

Quickly Analyze a Mechanical Drawing - AutoCAD Mechanical command AMANALYSEDWGCAD tells about properties of the drawing lines, CAD Forum, November 2006

How to Record a Walkthrough Animation in AutoCAD 2007 - using 3DWalk and 3DFly commands from Dashboard '3D Navigation' panel to control animation, CAD Forum, November 2006

Drafting Tools - Snap and Grid - basics of using AutoCAD's snap and grid functions, Jos van Doorn, AutoCAD Articles, October 27, 2006

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Finding Text - search and replace, zoom in on to text using FIND command, Lynn Allen's Blog, November 7, 2006

Missing Dialog Boxes Got You Down? - use tilde symbol followed by an enter key or load the code to acaddoc.lsp file to open the AutoCAD dialog box, Richard Binning, beside the cursor, November 7, 2006

eTransmit - using ETRANSMIT command to gather drawing and its dependencies for delivery to clients, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, November 7, 2006

Changing the DTEXT Editor - setting the DTEXT variable to 1 allows picking the multiple start locations, PostalCAD 2006, October 23, 2006

Trim Objects Quickly - press Enter or right-click to select objects as potential cutting edges in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, November 5, 2006

Halloween Hip Tip on Bringing DWF Files into Your AutoCAD Drawings - using the DWFATTACH command to bring a DWF file into AutoCAD, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 31, 2006

If It's Thursday It Must be Stockholm... - use REFEDIT command to edit the blocks in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 26, 2006

Recovery Mode - setting the AutoCAD system variable RECOVERYMODE to 1 or 2 helps in recovering the information, Todd, The Lazy Drafter, October 18, 2006

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Exploding Blocks with Attributes - express tool BURST converts your attribute values to text while exploding the blocks, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 24, 2006

AutoCAD in a Networked Environment - improving Explorer shell extension, printers, and Sheet Set Manager functionalities for faster performance in network environment, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, October 17, 2006

QuickTips - using background text command in AutoCAD to move the text along with the mask, Michelle DeGroot, AUGI, October 2006 (requires free registration)

Transitioning from 2D to 3D AutoCAD drawings 114 - creating the ductwork, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, October 19, 2006

Dimension in Paper Space - advantages of dimensioning in AutoCAD's paper space, Ellen Finkelstein.com, October 18, 2006

AutoCAD Hip Tip to Get More Out of Your Tool Palettes - turn text off icons to access with less scrolling, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 18, 2006

Some "Off the Beaten Path" Tidbits - tips on using the reference manager, block attribute manager, dynamic block alignment, and wildcard for system variable searches, Michael Beall, michael's corner, October 2006

On to a Hip Tip on Workspaces - managing workspace in AutoCAD using Workspace Settings tool for maximum output, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 16, 2006

Transitioning From 2D to 3D AutoCAD Drawings 113 - creating the extrusions for primary air inlet and supply outlet in VAV box, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, October 10, 2006

Purge - using Purge command in AutoCAD to purge items under different conditions in a drawing, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, October 10, 2006

On to an AutoCAD Speedy Hip Tip on Changing Styles - using Styles toolbar to switch from one style to another quickly, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 9, 2006

DRAGMODE Does Not Accept the Value '2' - the DRAGMODE variable accepts numeric values, while the DRAGMODE command prompts for on/off in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, September 2006

Hip Tips on Viewport Scale Factors - keep the Viewports toolbar on your screen and use SCALELISTEDIT command to customize the list in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 8, 2006

Use Command Line to Launch Programs - edit AutoCAD's acad.pgp file to add more commands accessible from the command line, Ellen Finkelstein.com, October 4, 2006

Transitioning from 2D to 3D AutoCAD Drawings 112 - editing block definitions in the HVAC plan using REFEDIT tool in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, October 3, 2006

Scale List Edit - using SCALELISTEDIT command in AutoCAD to edit the list of available scales, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, October 3, 2006

On to the Hip Tip on Too Many Layer Filters - using FILTERS command to remove undesired layer filters in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 1, 2006

Avoid Drawing Temporary Construction Lines - using "from object snap" or "polar tracking with direct distance entry" methods to draw a line in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, September 27, 2006

Layer States - storing the desired layer settings in a selected named layer state in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, September 26, 2006

How Do I Search for Wildcard Characters? - precede the character with an apostrophe in AutoCAD, Melanie (Stone) Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, September 24, 2006

Using Multiprocessing in AutoCAD - WHIPTHREAD variable controls the usage of other processor in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, September 2006

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Workspaces - creating and saving different types of workspaces according to needs, Lynn Allen's Blog, September 20, 2006

Tooling Right Along -- Tool Palettes, Part 2 - using the circle command to create tool icon groups for various layers and renaming them accordingly in AutoCAD, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, September 6, 2006

Where is the ACAD.PGP File? - opening the PGP file within Notepad to edit AutoCAD command aliases, The Mad Cadder, September 19, 2006

Drag-and-Drop - list of important AutoCAD files that can be dropped from Windows Explorer to AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, September 1, 2006

How to Convert an Inventor Part or Assembly to an AutoCAD 3D Block? - CAD Forum, September 2006

Transitioning from 2D to 3D AutoCAD Drawings 109 - using the Properties window to move light fixtures to a desired height in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, September 8, 2006

Transitioning from 2D to 3D AutoCAD Drawings 110 - using the new pyramid command in AutoCAD 2007 to create a diffuser and then adding a cylinder to the top face, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, September 16, 2006

Transitioning from 2D to 3D AutoCAD Drawings 111 - selecting all the diffuser blocks and move them to the ceiling in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, September 18, 2006

Making 3D DWG Files Smaller - set the SOLIDHIST variable to 0 in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, September 2006

How to Transfer a CUI workspace to Another PC? - using the Transfer tab in the CUI command dialog to transfer CUI in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, September 2006

QuickTips: Xrefs - attaching or detaching a drawing as an xref, inserting, binding, or nesting an xref, attaching or overlaying an xref using DesignCenter in AutoCAD, Michelle DeGroot, AUGI, September 2006 (may require free registration)

A Couple Hidden Xref Items, Hatches, & Keeping Order - using XCLIP feature, converting block to Xref, snapping blocks to a hatch pattern, and bringing a text object in front of a raster image in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, michael's corner, September 2006

Divide and Measure - placing nodes along a Pline at 5' increments using MEASURE command in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, September 12, 2006

Autodesk Raster Design 2007 Tips & Tricks - insert and aligning a scanned image into Raster Design and then cleaning it up, Anthony Governanti and Mark Christian of Autodesk, AUGI, September 2006 (requires free registration)

Create a Custom Simple Linetype - back up acad.lin file and then edit it to create a simple linetype in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein.com, September 10, 2006

AutoCAD Hip Tip for "REALLY" Cleaning Out Your Drawing - using the command line version of the PURGE command to purge drawing of all unused application ID's, James Maeding, Lynn Allen's Blog, September 11, 2006

Create a Field Linked to an Object in AutoCAD - CAD Panacea, September 6, 2006

Switching Between Model Space and Paper Space - enter 'MS' or 'PS' in command line in AutoCAD, Luke Liddicoat, Autodesk, August 31, 2006

Toggling Between Nested Viewports in Paper Space - press "Ctrl r " to toggle between nested viewports in AutoCAD, John Vos, Autodesk, August 31, 2006

Setting up a Custom ZOOM Button - using Zoom Center command to set up the button in AutoCAD, Chris Willey, Autodesk, August 31, 2006

What's the Point? - PDMODE and PDSIZE commands to display and set the size of points in AutoCAD, Lee Corstorphine, Autodesk, August 31, 2006

Using PURGE - selecting groups of entities to purge in AutoCAD, Steve Green, Autodesk, August 31, 2006

Rotating Your View - rotating the viewing direction using UCS command in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, September 5, 2006

Transitioning from 2D to 3D AutoCAD Drawings 108 - updating block definitions for light fixtures in AutoCAD, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, September 5, 2006

Screen Revolution - improve the visibility of a drawing using high screen resolution in AutoCAD, Lee Corstorphine of BBC Fire Protection, Autodesk, August 31, 2006

Using OLE Objects - keep the OLE links open before Publishing multiple layouts in AutoCAD 2007, Robert Cohen of Solar Energy Design, Inc., Autodesk, August 31, 2006

Reduce Thick and Blocky Lines - reduce the displayed linetype scale in AutoCAD, Lee Corstorphine of BBC Fire Protection, Autodesk, August 31, 2006

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Speedy Plotting - enabling background plotting when using the PLOT command, Lynn Allen's Blog, September 5, 2006

AutoCAD Express Cool: XLIST - find the properties of entities as external reference using XLIST, Melanie (Stone) Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, September 4, 2006

Non-Rectangular Viewports - using polygonal viewport button and convert object button in Viewports toolbar in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, August 29, 2006

PNG Me !!! - AutoCAD commands to send simple graphics files: BMPOUT, JPGOUT, PNGOUT and TIFOUT, Tracy Lincoln, TL Consulting, September 2, 2006

Transitioning from 2D to 3D AutoCAD Drawings 107 - using visual styles in AutoCAD 2007 to view the 3D model as a wireframe, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, August 31, 2006

Locking Viewports - avoid scale change by locking the viewport in AutoCAD, Dan Middleton of Magnagraphic Designs, Autodesk, August 31, 2006

Speed Up Your Commands - use up- and down-arrow keys to view previous commands in AutoCAD, Christian Gonsalves of Gardner Stewart Architects, Autodesk, August 31, 2006

Using EXTEND - hitting the space bar simply extends the nearest line in AutoCAD, Matt Minnick of Safety Systems, Inc., Autodesk, August 31, 2006

Transitioning from 2D to 3D AutoCAD Drawings 106 - using PRESSPULL functionality to create the 3D walls using the 2D floor plan, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, August 29, 2006

On to Our Hip Tip on MTEXT - MTEXTFIXED system variable in AutoCAD 2007, when set to 2, can enlarge and rotate super small text for viewing, Lynn Allen's Blog, August 28, 2006

Easy Zooming with Mouse Wheel - using ZOOMFACTOR system variable to zoom in and out in AutoCAD drawings, Billy Wooten, Cadalyst, August 25, 2006

Hip Tip to Square Off Corners - AutoCAD 2006 squares up the corner using FILLET command with a zero radius, Lynn Allen's Blog, August 25, 2006

The Layer Translator - using express tool LAYTRANS to change an AutoCAD drawing layer's standard, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, August 23, 2006

Some AutoCAD 2007 Insights Not Related to 3D - tips on using view command, customizing double-click action, changing objects from model to paper space, adding commands to a palette, Michael Beall, michael's corner, August 2006

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Coordinate Input - temporarily specifying an absolute coordinate using dynamic input settings, Lynn Allen's Blog, August 16, 2006

Using Scripts to Automate Layer Settings - creating an AutoCAD script ALAY.SCR and setting the layers to a screened Color or Plot Style, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, August 15, 2006

Xref Tidbit - toggling the Xref from being attached to being overlaid in AutoCAD, Daryl, Learn AutoCAD, August 14, 2006

Double-Click Recovery in AutoCAD - turn on the DBLCLKEDIT system variable and set PICKFIRST system variable to 1, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World, August 11, 2006

Hyperlinks 404 - adding tool tips to AutoCAD entities through hyperlinks, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, August 8, 2006

Toggling TILEMODE - setting LTSCALE helps in toggling TILEMODE to switch between paper space and model space in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, August 1, 2006

Using a Field to Display the Viewport Scale - select object type to Viewport in the Field dialog in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, July 25, 2006

How to Place Dimensions or Hatches Automatically to Preset Layers? - a user palette and attach a reactor to the dimensioning commands are the most effective methods, CAD Forum, July 2006

An AutoCAD Hip Tip for Changing the Extrusion Thickness of MTEXT - express tool TXTEXP explodes the text to individual objects, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 21, 2006

An AutoCAD Hip Tip to Sync Up Viewports - express tool VPSYNC aligns all synchronized viewports to master viewport, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 19, 2006

A Hip Tip for Replacing URLS in AutoCAD - express tool CHURL easily replaces an existing URL with a new one, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 13, 2006

TIPniques: Tracing Our Origins, Part 1 - learning about WCS and UCS and defining base points in AutoCAD drawings, Chris Lindner, AUGI, July 2006 (requires free registration)

Transitioning from 2D to 3D AutoCAD Drawings 105 - using EXTRUDE command to create 3D walls from the 2D floor plan, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, July 14, 2006

In AutoCAD 2006 and Up, Tab Means AutoComplete - AutoCAD shows all the commands by typing first few letters of a desired command, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, July 18, 2006

Summer at the Beach - tips on creating a dynamic block with two visibility parameters, assigning a plot scale field for text, dimensioning model space objects in paper space in AutoCAD, more, Michael Beall, michael's corner, July 2006

Field Variables - FIELDDISPLAY controls the background display of fields while FIELDEVAL controls the fields update in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, July 11, 2006

Using Multiprocessing in AutoCAD - WHIPTHREAD variable controls the second processor usage by AutoCAD, CAD Forum, July 2006

Transitioning from 2D to 3D AutoCAD Drawings 104 - changing the viewpoint using Orbit functionality and then moving the beams using polar tracking and object snaps tools, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, July 11, 2006

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Global Attribute Editing - express tool GATTE replaces attribute values globally, Allen's Blog, July 11, 2006

Attaching a Voice Message to a DWG Drawing - dragging the audio file or using INSERTOBJ command to insert the audio file in AutoCAD drawing, CAD Forum, July 2006

How to Quickly Create an Anonymous Block? - using commands COPYCLIP and PASTEBLOCK to create an unnamed block in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, July 2006

How to Convert a DWG File to PDF without AutoCAD? - Autodesk DWG TrueView viewer can print/plot a DWG to DWF, CAD Forum, July 2006

Pressing Up-Arrow Repeats Also the Entered Coordinates. Why? - set the INPUTHISTORYMODE variable to 0 to avoid repeating coordinates in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, July 2006

How to Run an External EXE Program from AutoCAD? - using startapp function or commands SH, SHELL and START to run external .EXE application, CAD Forum, July 2006

Very Valuable Variable: DRAGMODE - set to 1 to display an outline of object while dragging in AutoCAD, Melanie (Stone) Perry, Mistress of the Dorkness, July 6, 2006

An AutoCAD Hip Tip on Publishing - PUBLISH option in DWG TrueView (available for free) lets you publish a large number of drawings to DWF with different settings, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 5, 2006

Using Unicode - insert symbols in addition to AutoCAD's list of symbols using their Unicode values in Mtext Editor, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, July 3, 2006

Transitioning from 2D to 3D AutoCAD Drawings 103 - sweeping the beam profiles using SWEEP command, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, June 30, 2006

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Reverting Back to Your Previous Design - express tool REVERT removes all the changes applied to a drawing after a confirming dialog, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 28, 2006

Cycling Among Open Drawings - TASKBAR system variable, Ctrl-Tab, and Alt-W key combinations are some alternative options to manage open AutoCAD drawings, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, June 28, 2006

QuickTips - use E-Transmit for sending files quickly, QuickCalc for conversions and storing calculations, Oops command for retrieving last deleted item in AutoCAD, more, Michelle DeGroot, AUGI, June 2006 (may require free registration)

Add Commands to Tool Palettes from the Customer User Interface Dialog Box in AutoCAD 2007 - just drag commands onto the tool palette from CUI, Ellen Finkelstein.com, June 27, 2006

A Couple of Cool AutoCAD Keyboard Tips - executing previous commands, erasing selected objects, and more actions with keyboard commands, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 26, 2006

Separate Hatches - hatch all your boundaries quickly and separate previously grouped hatches using "Separate Hatches" feature in AutoCAD 2006 and 2007, Mark Douglas, In the Dynamic Interface, June 26, 2006

Commandless Copy!! - copy objects quickly without launching a command, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, June 22, 2006

Very Valuable Variables: LWDISPLAY/FILLMODE - AutoCAD system variable LWDISPLAY controls the lineweight display while FILLMODE checks if hatches and fills, 2D solids, and wide polylines are filled in or not, Melanie Stone, Mistress of the Dorkness, June 21, 2006

Trim/Extend - using TRIM and EXTEND in coordination with edge mode in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, June 21, 2006

Fillet Fundamentals - tips on using AutoCAD's Fillet command for adding arcs between two lines, circles or to the corners of 3D solids, Bill Fane, Cadalyst, June 9, 2006

TIPniques: Elephants Don't Bite - AutoCAD tips on pesky object selection, blocks, attributes, more, Chris Lindner, AUGI, June 2006 (requires free registration)

Create Invisible Supporting Notes - keep supporting notes on a layer in AutoCAD drawing or in a text document linked to the drawing, Dieter Schlaepfer of Autodesk, Ellen Finkelstein.com, June 21, 2006

Transitioning from 2D to 3D AutoCAD Drawings 102 - changing column blocks to 3D using REFEDIT command, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, June 20, 2006

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Exploding Blocks with Attributes - express tool BURST maintains the attribute values while exploding a block, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 20, 2006

Mtext Line Spacing - specifying line spacing for the multiline text object in AutoCAD using At least/Exactly, Melanie Stone, Mistress of the Dorkness, June 20, 2006

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Dividing an Object - setting the visible pointer with system variable PDMODE and then dividing the object into equal segments using DIVIDE command, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 19, 2006

Transitioning from 2D to 3D AutoCAD drawings 101 - changing the viewpoint of a typical 2D AutoCAD floor plan using Shift key and mouse button, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, June 19, 2006

Very Valuable Variable: REMEMBERFOLDERS - when set to zero, it restores the behavior of AutoCAD 2000 and previous releases, while set to 1, uses standard Microsoft behavior, Melanie Stone, Mistress of the Dorkness, June 15, 2006

AutoCAD Hip Tip for Batch Plotting - replacement of Batch Plot program, new PUBLISH command easily prints multiple drawings and layouts, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 15, 2006

AutoCAD Yard Sale - specifying a hatch origin, creating a DWG using WBLOCK command, unrecognized font in AutoCAD, convert attributes into text, more, Michael Beall, michael's corner, June 2006

Control Mtext Line Spacing - using MTEXT command in AutoCAD to change the default Mtext line spacing, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-corner, June 13, 2006

Where'd the Image Manager Go? - CLASSICIMAGE command can bring back your old Image Manager window in AutoCAD 2007, Beneath The Lines, June 13, 2006

Change the Block Insertion Point on the Fly - INSERT command in AutoCAD 2006 allows base point override while placing block, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, June 1, 2006

Align Your Blocks! - using alignment parameter to update the block definition in AutoCAD 2006 and 2007, Heidi Hewett, AutoCAD Insider, June 8, 2006

Zoom to Objects - Object option in ZOOM command will fit to selected entities, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, June 6, 2006

AutoCAD Tip: How to List All Drawings That Contain a Specific Xref - Design Center searches all drawings containing a particular Xref, Mike Hacker, Between the Lines, June 7, 2006

The Old Zoom - control the zoom effect with system variable VTENABLE in AutoCAD 2006 and 2007, The Mad Cadder, May 31, 2006

Team Editorial 2006: Editorializing - the -Toolbars command opens all AutoCAD toolbars at once, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 4, 2006

Hip Tip on Tracking Your Drawing Time - AutoCAD express tool EDITTIME tracks the time spent in a drawing, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 31, 2006

Convert Text to Mtext - AutoCAD express tool TXT2MTXT to convert individual text entities to a single Mtext entity and EXPLODE tool to convert Mtext to Dtext, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, May 22, 2006

Quickie AutoCAD Tip for Remembering the Axis Colors - color designation of RGB (red, green, blue) corresponds to x, y, and z axes, Philip Schlickenmaier, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 24, 2006

Fractions in Attributes....How? - bigfont file helps you specify stacked fractions inside an attribute in AutoCAD, Mark Douglas, In the Dynamic Interface, May 19, 2006

Quick Tips - change the order of your block attributes by editing the attribute properties in AutoCAD, Michelle DeGroot, AUGI, May 2006 (may require free registration)

Control the Export of WMF Images - AutoCAD system variable WMFBKGND for controlling the background and WMFBKGND for controlling the line color, Ellen Finkelstein.com, May 18, 2006

TIPniques: New "Old" Features - 13 AutoCAD tips on interface, Xrefs, drafting and text, Chris Lindner, AUGI, May 2006 (may require free registration)

AutoCAD Hip Tip for Redefining Your Blocks - using BEDIT command and block editor to modify blocks in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 15, 2006

AutoCAD Tip for Viewing and Plotting Drawing Files Even Though You Don't Have AutoCAD! - the free AutoCAD DWG TrueView can be used to view and print DWG files, also a trick to zoom in closer even if TrueView doesn't initially let you, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 9, 2006

Hatching Enhancements - AutoCAD allows setting hatch origin, adding and removing boundary, hatching multiple boundaries, more, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, May 9, 2006

Improving Performance of AutoCAD and Other Autodesk Products - check for system requirements, virtual memory settings, system variables and options, more, Beth's CAD Blog, May 9, 2006

AutoCAD Tip on Translating Layers - LAYTRANS command translates all layers of a MicroStation drawing brought into AutoCAD, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 5, 2006

Add Project Folders to Places - add a shortcut to desired project folder using "Tools" option in AutoCAD, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, April 25, 2006

Read Me - They Mean it - uninstalling the old AutoCAD version after new version is installed can hamper the proper functioning of new version, CAD Panacea, April 27, 2006

How Do I Give My Surface to an AutoCAD User? - exploding Civil 3D surface twice to get 2D polylines with correct elevation, Jason Hickey, Beneath The Lines, April 25, 2006

Don't Feed the DUCS - tips on dynamic UCS in Civil 3D 2007 and "heads-up" design with dynamic input in AutoCAD 2006, Jason Hickey, Beneath The Lines, April 26, 20

AutoCAD Tips from Our Readers - message box utility, rescale multiple blocks, attribute to text explode, area field duplication, hatch patterns and Excel interface, Bill Kramer, Cadalyst Management, April 12, 2006

Updating Page Setups - Autodesk's free DWG TruConvert will not only convert DWGs from one version to another, it can be used to convert pen widths to lineweights and add page setups, Lynn Allen's Blog, April 25, 2006

Keyboard Shortcuts - using ALIASEDIT command to modify the default AutoCAD keyboard shortcuts, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, April 20, 2006

Tips for Using Polar Snaps - setting the increment angle and turning on polar tracking to draw lines at the same angle in AutoCAD, PostalCAD, April 3, 2006

A Hip Tip on Speeding up Help - program your virus scanner to exclude AutoCAD Help file while scanning, Lynn Allen's Blog, April 17, 2006

AutoCAD Tip: Resfit - resfit (resolution fit) is a hidden option that uses the fit tolerance value when approximating curves and surfaces, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, April 14, 2006

Layer Filters, Part 2 - creating group filters and sharing filters between AutoCAD drawings, Chris Lindner, AUGI, April 2006 (may require free registration)

WYSIWYG Mtext Editor - AutoCAD 2006 Mtext Editor can handle indents, hanging indents, bullets and numbered lists, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, April 11, 2006

Where'd My Dialog Box Go? - check AutoCAD system variables FILEDIA and CMDDIA to retrieve the command dialog boxes, Jason Hickey, Beneath The Lines, March 20, 2006

AutoCAD Tips from Our Readers - create polylines by exploding multilines, draws section lines in a drawing, more, Bill Kramer, Cadalyst Management, March 10, 2006

Managing Layers - creating layer filters like property filter in AutoCAD, Chris Lindner, AUGI, March 2006 (may require free registration)

Subscripts/Superscripts - AutoCAD formatting stacking with a caret can create superscript or subscript Mtext, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, March 29, 2006

AutoCAD, Stop Helping Me! - AutoCAD calculates the insertion units for the final insertion scale of the Block or Xref, Ward Romberger, CAD-e-Corner, March 26, 2006

More 3D Orbit, More Programming...and an AutoCAD 2007 Tidbit - getting an interior elevation of a 3D space, retaining system variables, adding blocks to a palette, creating WMF file and inserting it into Word, Michael Beall, michael's corner, March 2006

EXPERT in AutoCAD - system variable 'EXPERT' controls prompts suppress, Melanie Stone, Mistress of the Dorkness, March 13, 2006

Add/Remove Pulldown Menu Using CUI - edit your pull-down menu using CUI in AutoCAD 2006, CAD Panacea, March 16, 2006

AutoCAD CAD Manager Control Features - disable the web access features of AutoCAD using CAD Manager Control, Shaan Hurley, Between The Lines, February 28, 2006

Printing to Raster in AutoCAD - using 'add-a-plotter' wizard will create raster file format such as JPEG and BMP, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 27, 2006

Longing for the Good Ol' Days - AutoCAD 2006 visual effects like transition effect when zooming and hover highlighting can be turned off, Joe Cowan, Cadalyst Management, February 24, 2006

Lock the Display of a Viewport - prevent the user from changing the scale by locking the display of Viewport in AutoCAD, The Mad Cadder, February 24, 2006

AutoCAD Tip: Clipping Blocks - clip a block by creating a new boundary using XCLIP command, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, February 23, 2006

Exporting Those Cool AutoCAD Tables - extract the table to a comma separated format file using TABLEEXPORT command, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 23, 2006

AutoCAD Tip for Speedy Selection of Touching Objects - transparent Express Tool 'Fast Select (FS)' selects all the objects that touch a particularly selected object, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 21, 2006

Easy Ways to Manipulate the UCS Icon - set UCS visibility in properties box in AutoCAD, PostalCAD 2005, February 6, 2006

System Variable: TSPACEFAC - format your multiline text to adjust line-spacing distance in AutoCAD, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, February 17, 2006

HP Designjet Printer Error When Printing from AutoCAD - some workarounds to correct the inability of HP-PCL3GUI drivers to store long pathnames in AutoCAD 2005 and 2006, Autodesk, January 3, 2006

3D Orbit, Programming, and Some Useful Techniques - tips on viewing 3D objects using 3D orbit tool, making your desired shortcuts, creating a Wipeout Object in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, michael's corner, February 2006

Find and Change Thickness of Objects to Zero Quickly - Quick Select in AutoCAD changes thickness of entities to zero, PostalCAD 2005, January 30, 2006

System Variable: PLOTOFFSET - AutoCAD variable set to 1 makes the plot offset relative to the edge of the paper, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, February 8, 2006

Convert a 3D Solid to a 2D Drawing with a Hidden View - use AutoCAD's SOLPROF command, Ellen Finkelstein, Ellen Finkelstein.com, February 12, 2006

Why Line Types Don't Show up Occasionally - AutoCAD's SHADEMODE variable set to anything but 2 and all lines will appear continuous, PostalCAD 2005, January 23, 2006

Bringing Back the Command Line in AutoCAD 2006 - click the DYN button in the status bar to disable dynamic input and restore the command line, Rick Ellis, Cadapult Software Solutions, Inc., February 2006

Super Speedy Smart Selection Sets! - express tool GETSEL helps to quickly select objects based on their object type and/or layer in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 7, 2006

System Variable: WHIPTHREAD - helpful for multiprocessor computers in making use of resources even better in AutoCAD, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, February 7, 2006

Controlling the Magnetic Strength of OSNAPS - AutoCAD's APERTURE controls how close to the object before object snaps appear, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 1, 2006

Unable to Enter into Model Space of Floating Viewport - set AutoCAD's SPACESWITCH system variable value to 1 and you can enter model space by double-clicking the viewport boundary, Autodesk, January 3, 2006

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Dynamically Moving the UCS in 3D - move 3D axis and origin using RTUCS express tool in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 29, 2006

Select All Instances of a Block - Quick Select feature in AutoCAD selects all instances of a block, Ellen Finkelstein, Ellen Finkelstein.com, January 27, 2006

AutoCAD Tips from Our Readers - learning about 3DText tool, spline to polyline conversion, yes/no dialog box for LISP programming, polylines and 3D solids conversion to 3D face objects, Bill Kramer, Cadalyst Management, January 12, 2006

Using the WBLOCK Command to Strip and Purge a File - WBLOCK command strips out any hidden extra data in AutoCAD, PostalCAD 2005, January 16, 2006

An AutoCAD Tip on Dynamic Input - change your input to absolute coordinates by entering the "#" number symbol in AutoCAD 2006, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 23, 2006

AutoCAD Shortcut Keys - list of special virtual keys in AutoCAD, Fernando Salgado, TECHtalk, January 23, 2006

Editing Blocks with the REFEDIT Command - edit blocks with several levels of nested blocks by a simple double click in AutoCAD, PostalCAD 2005, January 9, 2006

Place a Dimension a Fixed Distance From an Object - specify the distance of a dimension from the object in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, Ellen Finkelstein.com, January 20, 2006

AutoCAD 2005 & 2006 Table Tip - hold down ALT key and press ENTER when entering in lists of items within a cell, Steven LaKose, TL Consulting, January 15, 2006

Super Speedy AutoCAD Layer Searching - search your layers using layer dialog box in AutoCAD 2006, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 17, 2006

Need to Find a Drawing or Drawing Component? - find a drawing using DesignCenter in AutoCAD, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, January 13, 2006

Trimming and Extending 3D Objects in AutoCAD - use Project option settings in the Trim Command for trimming the 3D objects, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 14, 2006

System Variable: SSLOCATE - when set to 1, it opens a drawing's sheet set with the drawing in AutoCAD, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, January 13, 2006

System Variable: SSMAUTOOPEN - when set to 1, it opens the Sheet Set Manager automatically in AutoCAD, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, January 12, 2006

AutoCAD Mouse Magic II - set MBUTTONPAN system variable to 0 to display the object snap menu, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, January 11, 2006

An AutoCAD Trimming Tip - set system variable EDGEMODE to 1 to use cutting edge that does not intersect the object, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 10, 2006

System Variable: TRACKPATH - control the display of polar and object snap tracking alignment paths in AutoCAD, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, January 10, 2006

Faster AutoCAD Saves - set 'ISAVEPERCENT' system variable controls how often AutoCAD drawing does a full save, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 9, 2006

Create a Dimension Style on the Fly - use Properties palette to make a new dimension style from existing one in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, Ellen Finkelstein.com, January 10, 2006

System Variable: ROAMABLEROOTPREFIX - customize your files under roaming profile from any machine on the network in AutoCAD, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, January 9, 2006

System Variable: MIRRTEXT - controlling the text reflection by MIRROR command in AutoCAD, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, January 6, 2006

AutoCAD Tips from Our Readers - inserting a bracket into a drawing, changing the layer of an attribute object, lining up the Mtext, editing blocks, more, Bill Kramer, Cadalyst Management, December 15, 2005

Changing the Size of the Toolbar Buttons in AutoCAD 2006 - check Display tab in Options dialog box to change the size of buttons, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 5, 2006

Purge - the Forgotten Command - there are still reasons to use PURGE as well as enhancements some programmers have created, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Blog, January 5, 2006

Keep Your Palettes and Toolbars from Docking - hold down the 'Control' key to prevent toolbars from docking in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 4, 2006

Using a Template File After a Drawing is Started - using template file with an existing file in AutoCAD, PostalCAD 2005, December 26, 2005

Removing the Filters Area from the Layer Dialogue Box - uncheck the "Show Filter Tree" option from the desired layer in AutoCAD, PostalCAD 2005, December 19, 2005

Raster to DWF - create multi-page DWF file for raster images in Raster Design, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, December 29, 2005

Lock the Users from Messing with Your Dynamic Blocks - setting system variable BLOCKEDITLOCK to 1 in AutoCAD prevents editing of your dynamic blocks, JTB World, December 26, 2005

Add Sequential Numbering to Text Objects in AutoCAD - TCOUNT Express Tool numbers text objects sequentially, JTB World, January 1, 2006

A New Year Tip on Layers - 'COPYTOLAYER' Express Tool in AutoCAD copies an object to another layer, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, December 29, 2005

Raster Design Options - discard vector entities after merging vector linework into the raster image in Raster Design, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, December 28, 2005

System Variable: CHAMMODE - set whether AutoCAD creates chamfers with 2 distances or a distance/agnle, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, December 29, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 TAB to See "MY" Custom Programs - adding 'MY" will let TAB feature in AutoCAD 2006 cycle through command names easily, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, December 28, 2005

A Holiday Hip Tip on AutoCAD Viewports - 'Control+R' key in AutoCAD cycles through Viewports, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, December 21, 2005

System Variable: ZOOMFACTOR - view your drawing at any zoom value from 3 to 100 in AutoCAD, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, December 20, 2005

Another Hip Tip to Globally Edit Attribute Text - AutoCAD express tool GATTE changes attribute text value globally, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, December 19, 2005

Save, Close and Quit with Speed!! - AutoCAD 2006 express commands like SAVEALL, CLOSEALL, and QQUIT help you save your work and then exit quickly, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, December 15, 2005

Moving the Command Line to the Top - a simple left-click and holding the two vertical bars moves the command line to the top in AutoCAD, PostalCAD 2005, December 12, 2005

2005 - A 'Triple Play' Year - AutoCAD tips on using dimension text box and background, text editing, workspaces, and new CUI, Michael Beall, michael's corner, December 2005

The AutoCAD AutoStack - restoring AutoCAD AutoStack properties dialog box if you have suppressed it by mistake, Fernando Salgado, TECHtalk, December 11, 2005

Top 10 Ways to Speed up Your Drawing File - speed up your AutoCAD with commands and setting such as PURGE, VIEWRES, LWDISPLAY, more, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, December 13, 2005

System Variable: QTEXTMODE - controls the text display in AutoCAD, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, December 14, 2005

A Quickie Hip Tip on Cycling Through Drawings - set the system variable 'TASKBAR' to 1 in AutoCAD 2005 to display your drawings at Windows taskbar, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, December 13, 2005

Express Tools - TXT2MTXT - TXT2MTXT Express Tool converts single line text object to MTEXT object in AutoCAD, while taking care of text size, font and color, Tracy Lincoln, TLConsulting, December 11, 2005

Getting Rid of the PLOT Notification Balloon - set TRAYNOTIFY command to 0 to avoid seeing the dialogue box in AutoCAD, PostalCAD 2005, December 5, 2005

AutoCAD Tip for Finding Files - default setting of system variable REMEMBERFOLDERS helps AutoCAD remember the location of folders, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, December 11, 2005

System Variable: PROJECTNAME - it assigns a project name to the current drawing in AutoCAD, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, December 9, 2005

Hip Tip on Attributes - 'FIND' command in AutoCAD can search and replace attribute text values globally, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, December 8, 2005

XREFs for Civil Types - types of files suitable for XREFing, difference between Attached and Overlay, renaming XREFs, Mark Hultgren, BLAUGI, December 8, 2005

Get Lots of Information About Your Drawing - All in One Place - ancient 'STATUS' command in AutoCAD answers your all relevant queries, Ellen Finkelstein, Ellen Finkelstein.com, December 8, 2005

Holiday Hip Tip on Tool Palettes - 'Auxiliary Scale' setting in AutoCAD automates scale factor for your blocks and hatch patterns, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, December 5, 2005

Moving the Mtext Editor When Editing - a simple left-click and hold on thin border area helps moving the geometry in AutoCAD, PostalCAD 2005, November 21, 2005

Real Time Walkthrough with the REALTIMEPAN Command - an advantageous tip over "row boat" method for panning in Real-Time mode in PostalCAD, PostalCAD 2005, November 28, 2005

Importing/Exporting MS Excel Spreadsheets into AutoCAD 2006 or vice versa - import and paste data as AutoCAD settings and save table as .CSV file to export, The Mad Cadder, November 29, 2005

System Variable: ACADLSPASDOC - the system variable controls the loading of acad.lsp file into your drawing in AutoCAD, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, November 29, 2005

Involute Curves for Gears - TrueGear application facilitates drawing of tooth curves in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, November 2005

Top 10 AutoCAD System Variables - the system variables make AutoCAD run more smoothly, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, November 15, 2005

AutoCAD Tips from Our Readers - tips on selecting plotters, attribute editing, LISP routine to calculate your gas mileage, more, Bill Kramer, Cadalyst Management, November 15, 2005

Speedy Block Counting - the Express Tool 'BCOUNT' counts all blocks quickly in your AutoCAD drawing,  Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, November 24, 2005

Walking Through Your Layers - Express Tools 'Layer Walk' shows all objects on a particular layer in a drawing in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, November 22, 2005

Find All Named Objects in a Drawing - in addition to renaming objects, the 'RENAME' command can also show you all named objects in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, Ellen Finkelstein.com, November 23, 2005

Launch PDF from AutoCAD - run PDF file using lisp code and default application, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, November 22, 2005

Saving Layer Filters (Copying Filters to Another Drawing) - saving filter group as .LFT file enables it to load into another drawing in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, November 2005

How to Find a Dot (.), Asterisk (*) or Question Mark (?) in the Drawing Text? - search the wildcard characters using back apostrophe sign in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, November 2005

Arcs Imported from AutoCAD/ADT are Displayed Too Roughly in VIZ/Max - AutoCAD variables like VIEWRES, FACETRES, and FACETDEV improve arcs and curves during import, CAD Forum, November 2005

How to Prevent Block Edits with BEDIT? - 'BLOCKEDITLOCK' system variable deactivates the block editing options in AutoCAD, CAD Forum, November 2005

How to Open AutoCAD Without the Default Blank Drawing - open your drawing file directly from Windows Explorer window in AutoCAD, also set Explorer to open in a folder of your choice, PostalCAD 2005, November 14, 2005

Scaling Those Pesky Linetypes in Paperspace - set 'PSLTSCALE' system variable to 1 to translate linetype display to paper space drawing units in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, November 7, 2005

Create Contours from Elevation Points - use PDMODE system variable and use the SPLINE command in AutoCAD to create contours, Ellen Finkelstein, Ellen Finkelstein.com, November 17, 2005

AutoCAD Array - Preview Tip - reselect and zoom out to see the preview of your array in AutoCAD, Ben Jones, ninedots, October 8, 2005

How to Find & Replace Diagonal Stacked Fractions - use the "#" sign to find and replace diagonal stacked fractions, Barry Ralph, BAZZACAD Clog, November 15, 2005

Keeping Track of Time - the hidden 'TIME' command in AutoCAD calculates the exact time spent in a drawing so you can bill your client, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, November 15, 2005

MTJIGSTRING, PEDITACCEPT, TORIENT, Splash Screen for MS Access - useful AutoCAD variables for working with text and polylines, Melanie Stone, Mistress of Dorkness, November 15, 2005

Super Speedy Command to Modify an Object's Properties - the hidden 'CHANGE' command modify an object's properties quickly in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, November 7, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 View Transitions - the command 'VTOPTIONS' helps in zooming and panning in AutoCAD 2006, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, November 11, 2005

Tips for Using and Editing with the REVCLOUD Command - you can use an existing object such as a rectangle or circle for a REVCLOUD boundary, PostalCAD 2005, November 7, 2005

Getting the Most Out of Your AutoCAD Command Line - 'Tab Key' and 'Up" and 'Down' arrow keys' are useful in setting system variables and recalling past values in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, November 16, 2005

Create Invisible Points Using Divide Command - move your point to defpoints layer to make them invisible in AutoCAD, Richard Binning, beside the cursor, November 9, 2005

Autodesk University Ramping Up - learn about eTransmit to exchange drawings with your accounts, dynamic block multiple insertion points in AutoCAD 2006, differentiate between the backup file and the autosave file, Michael Beall, michael's corner, November 2005

Override the AutoCAD Measurement - DIMREASSOC express tool checks and resets the drawing dimension text to its true value in AutoCAD, Fernando Salgado, TECHtalk, November 8, 2005

Who's In My AutoCAD Drawing? - use the WHOHAS command in AutoCAD to find out who has checked out a specific drawing, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, November 7, 2005

A Hip Tip on Xrefs - setting system variable XEDIT to "0" protects your Xref from undesired changes in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, November 2, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - Layer Merge - 'LAYMRG' Express Tool helps to move object(s) from one layer to another, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager Journal, November 3, 2005

Spline to Polyline - change a spline to an AutoCAD polyline without using a program, Fernando Salgado, TECHtalk, November 6, 2005

Organize Files in Windows to Mimic the Today File Listing - sort files by name or date in Windows XP, Ellen Finkelstein, Ellen Finkelstein.com, November 8, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Express Tool - SYSVDLG - AutoCAD command 'SYSVDLG' allows you to check and change a system variable via a dialog box, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager Journal, October 29, 2005

What Happens When Using the Fillet Command on Two Parallel Lines - create a half circle with only two mouse clicks, PostalCAD 2005, October 31, 2005

3D Tutorial: Draw a Glass - use AutoCAD solid modeling to create a glass in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, Ellen Finkelstein.com, November 7, 2005

A Tip for Controlling the Text Size on Your Tool Palettes - AutoCAD tool palette text is actually set from the Windows desktop, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 28, 2005

A Halloween AutoCAD Hip Tip - AutoCAD Express Tool checks drawing for inaccurate dimensions and resets the dimension text to actual values, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 31, 2005

AutoCAD Hip Tip to Get the Old MTEXT Editor Back - an undocumented way to set the system variable MTEXTED to OLDEDITOR to get MTEXT editor back in AutoCAD 2006, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 27, 2005

The MEASURE Command: Align to Spline - use AutoCAD's MEASURE command and align your block along a curve or spline, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, November 14, 2005

How to Define Arc Length - execute command 'LENGTHEN' to get the arc of desired length in AutoCAD, David Hardin, AutoCAD Tutorials, October 26, 2005

Return to Previous View in Pan or Zoom Realtime, or in 3D Orbit - choose 'Zoom Original' by right-click in Pan or Zoom Realtime mode to go back to original view in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, Ellen Finkelstein.com, October 24, 2005

txt2mtxt, txtexp and Preparing for Winter - AutoCAD's txt2mtxt express tool deals with different-sized text, while txtexp express tool explodes Text or MText into geometry, Melanie Stone, Mistress of Dorkness, October 21, 2005

The Best AutoCAD Hip Tip Ever Part II!- an easy tip to change the F1 key to Escape in AutoCAD 2005 and older versions, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 20, 2005

Sheet Set Manager Rename and Renumber Tip - hit ENTER button on title property to switch to the next sheet in AutoCAD, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, October 18, 2005

AutoCAD Hip Tip: Changing the F1 Key to Cancel - best tip ever if you are frustrated with hitting the F1 key instead of the Escape key, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 19, 2005

AutoCAD Forgets Its AutoSave (Savetime) Settings - restore 'AutoSave' after each command using VBA script, CAD Forum, October 2005

Double-Clicking MTEXT or DTEXT Not Working - turn the system variable 'DBLCLKEDIT' on to open the text editor in AutoCAD, The Mad Cadder, October 17, 2005

AutoCAD Hip Tip on Accessing Commands - put a dash in front of any AutoCAD command to use the command line version instead of the dialog box, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 14, 2005

Fun, Final, and Fundamentals - learning about Publish command to do plotting, AutoCAD 2006 'view transition' feature, basics of DesignCenter, Michael Beall, michael's corner, October 2005

Do You Have a Hole in your AutoCAD Hatch Boundary? - specify a boundary gap if boundary is not closed, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 12, 2005

Remove Sheet Set Association on a Sheet Drawing - using SmartPurger to remove Sheet Set association from multiple sheets in AutoCAD, JTB World, October 12, 2005

Making Speedy JPEGs (and Other Types of Bitmaps) Out of Your AutoCAD Drawings - Autodesk snuck in a few commands to create graphic files, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 11, 2005

Block Thumbnails and Block Names with Wildcards - using BLOCKICON command to save a thumbnail image for blocks in AutoCAD, Melanie Stone, Mistress of Dorkness, October 10, 2005

A Prescription for Slow Drawings - undocumented FILTERS command in AutoCAD 2006 may fix your slow drawing, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 6, 2005

Lose Your Properties Palette? - use LOCKUI system variable to lock your tool palettes in AutoCAD, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, October 5, 2005

An AutoCAD Hip Tip About Images - setting IMAGEFRAME to 2 displays frame "on" but printing option "off" in AutoCAD 2006, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 4, 2005

Corrupt Drawings - resources to recover corrupt AutoCAD drawings, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, October 3, 2005

Using Direct Distance Entry - a shortcut command to draw segments in AutoCAD, Rick Ellis, Cadapult Software Solutions, Inc., August 2005

Controlling the MTEXT Sample String - system variable MTJIGSTRING stores the default MTEXT text, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, October 3, 2005

Bringing DWF Files into AutoCAD - paste DWF file in AutoCAD using 'Copy Drawing' command, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, September 28, 2005

AutoCAD Tip to Open Large Drawings Quickly! - 'Partial Open' your large AutoCAD drawing to make a quick edit, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, September 29, 2005

Find Where Xrefs are Hosted - find all the drawings where a particular xref has been used in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, Ellen Finkelstein.com, September 30, 2005

COPY vs COPYM (Express Tool) - unlike AutoCAD's standard COPY command, the COPYM command copies objects without scattered nodes, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, September 28, 2005

Extra Quick AutoCAD File Searches - customize File Open dialog box to access your frequently visited directories faster, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, September 26, 2005

RENAME? What's That? - use Rename command to rename an existing block in AutoCAD, Melanie Stone, Mistress of Dorkness, September 23, 2005

3D DWF Publish - in AutoCAD 2006, the 3DDWFPUBLISH command publishes any 3D solid model to a 3D DWF, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, September 22, 2005

Customize Extracted Attribute Headings - make displayed names more readable by extracting attributes of blocks in AutoCAD, Ellen Finkelstein, Ellen Finkelstein.com, September 22, 2005

Neat Commands and Upgrading - AutoCAD's BURST will explode blocks but unlike the EXPLODE command, it will convert attribute values to their text equivalents, Melanie Stone, Mistress of Dorkness, September 15, 2005

Options - Shift + Left Click - the mouse settings in Raster Design Options box lets you select the image in AutoCAD, Jane Smith, Using Raster Design with AutoCAD, September 14, 2005

Letting the Command Prompt do the Searching for you - AutoCAD 2006 will search the list of system variables by typing the starting characters and using the tab key, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, September 13, 2005

Seeing the Plot with AutoCAD 2006 - "fullplotpath" variable in AutoCAD 2006, when set to zero, shows only the filename on the plotter, RobiNZ CAD Blog, September 13, 2005

Oldies and Goodies - tips for calculating area in AutoCAD, Michael Beall, michael's corner, September 2005

Changing Your Text to Upper/Lower Case - using Express Tool TCASE and another option to change case of MTEXT, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, September 11, 2005

Editing Your Aliases - user friendly Express Tool ALIASEDIT edits the PGP file but does not work well in AutoCAD 2004, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, September 9, 2005

Combine Zoom and Pan as One for Undo/Redo - combine zoom and pan commands so AutoCAD doesn't have to step through every single zoom and pan one at a time, The Mad Cadder, September 4, 2005

Selecting Hatch Line Intersections - inability to select intersections in AutoCAD may be due to "ignore hatch objects" setting, Richard Binning, beside the cursor, September 1, 2005

Tired of Flipping IMAGEFRAME ON and OFF? - new setting in AutoCAD 2006 avoids flipping frame on for editing and off for printing, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, August 27, 2005

Changing the Rate for Temporary Overrides - setting keyboard properties can affect how quickly AutoCAD's temporary overrides kick in, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, August 2005

Dynamic Block Icon - the little lightning bolt icon helps you distinguish dynamic blocks from standard blocks, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, August 30, 2005

How to Create a Row or Table with Incrementing Numbers? - NumTab tool in AutoCAD 2006 creates and populates a calculated table with incrementing numbers, CAD Forum, August 2005

BOM in Plain AutoCAD - with the help of attribute extraction tool EATTEXT, you can use BOM in plain AutoCAD, CAD Forum, August 2005

Making a New LAYUNISO Tool - creating a toolbar button for LAYUNISO command for easy access, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, August 27, 2005

BATTORDER in Block Editor - AutoCAD command controls order in which attributes are listed, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, August 26, 2005

How to Insert and Rotate a Block from a Tool Palette? - set the 'Prompt for rotation' property to 'yes' for inserting a block, CAD Forum, August 2005

What Happened to LAYUNISO? - the LAYUNISO tool vanished from AutoCAD's Express Tools Layer menu but the Layer Previous tool on the layers toolbar has the same effect, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, August 24, 2005

Keeping the Attribute Text on Exploded Blocks - explode a block with attributes and keep the text with BURST, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, August 22, 2005

Getting AutoCAD 2006 DTEXT to Behave! - DTEXT used to let you place the same text in multiple locations but AutoCAD 2006 users will have change the DTEXTED system variable, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, August 17, 2005

Hyperlinks Tip - use hyperlinks to access named views in a drawing, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, August 16, 2005

Quick Tip on Starting New Drawings - set the default Template file and execute the QNEW command to start drawing fast, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, August 12, 2005

Quick Tip - Converting Text to MTEXT - use Express Tool TXT2MTXT to convert single line text objects into a MTEXT object, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, August 15, 2005

Dealing with Overridden Dimensions in AutoCAD - using DIMREASSOC Express Tool to deal with the overridden dimension values, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, August 11, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - Print a List of Shortcut Keys - see all shortcuts at once, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Blog, August 11, 2005

Help with Tool Palettes - some useful links for creating tool palettes, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, August 10, 2005

Circles Based on Area or Circumference - AutoCAD can create a circle using either area or circumference with Properties, WorldCAD Access, August 11, 2005

AutoCAD Quick Tip - Deleting Stubborn Layers - the Express Tool 'LAYDEL' will remove any layer from your drawing, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, August 7, 2005

More AutoCAD Setvar Tips to Increase Your Productivity! - Setvar system variables SYSVDLG, UCSFOLLOW, TBCUSTOMIZE, SIGWARN and SNAPBAS, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, August 3, 2005 

Find Drawings Using MS XP Search - Windows Explorer can search AutoCAD 2006 drawing files for specific text or phrases, The Mad Cadder, August 2, 2005

Single Line Text Tip for AutoCAD 2006 - setting DTEXTED to 1 can create multiple insertion points for a single-line text, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 28, 2005

Controlling the Elevation of Object Snaps - the OSNAPZ system variable helps you to set the elevation setting of the objects, Rick Ellis, Cadapult Software Solutions, Inc., July 2005

ACADINFO... the Hidden Support and Troubleshooting Tool in AutoCAD - utility helps in gathering information about AutoCAD installation and current settings, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, July 27, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Offset Enhancement - use the OFFSET command to set the offset to be on the current layer, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, July 27, 2005

More AutoCAD Setvar Tips - some more system variable tips for AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 27, 2005

Located Problem with the Drawing Recovery Manager - AutoCAD takes time to start when there are many files listed, but a new system variable RECOVERYMODE can control drawing recovery information

Shift Key Not Working? - uncheck the toggle Shift+Left Click Image Select option in AutoCAD to resume working of Shift key, R.K. McSwain, CAD Panacea, July 21, 2005

Copy/Paste with Accuracy - AutoCAD has some keyboard command to copy and paste the DWG file, Tracy Lincoln, TL Consulting, July 25, 2005

MText-Follow Up - check the zoom wheel behavior in AutoCAD 2005 and 2006, Richard Binning, beside the cursor, July 21, 2005

More Helpful AutoCAD System Variables - some more system variables in AutoCAD, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 22, 2005

Going... Going... Xref Filter - select filter from layer dialog to hide the x-ref layers in AutoCAD 2006, Melanie Stone, Mistress of Dorkness, July 21, 2005

New 2006 Sysvars - new system variables available in AutoCAD 2006, CAD Panacea, July 19, 2005

Can DWF Files Created by DWF Toolkit 7.0 be Read by Autodesk DWF Viewer 6.0 and Autodesk DWF Composer 2.0? - resolving the misconception between file version and release version of DWF, Scott Sheppard, Autodesk Discussion Group, July 18, 2005

DWF Composer SEND TO! - even though DWF Composer has no "Send To" command, you can use drag and drop to e-mail DWF files, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, July 18, 2005

Can't Read the Text in MTEXT? - alter the Windows XP display setting if the text in MTEXT dialog is very light, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 11, 2005

Cool AutoCAD System Variables - of the dozens available, a few system variables of note, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 11, 2005

Block Editor Background Color - change the background color inside the block editor using command OPTIONS, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, July 14, 2005

Use AutoCAD 2006 to Flatten ADT Drawings - the ExportToAutoCAD command has a Flatten option to make 3D models into 2D, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, July 13, 2005

Mtext Spell Checker - create MTEXT on a desired layer and then run spell check once its been created, Mark Douglas, In the Dynamic Interface, July 8, 2005

AutoCAD Quick Tip - Attribute Settings - setting the attributes with commands like ATTDIA, ATTREQ, and ATTDISP, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, July 11, 2005

Did You Know? AutoCAD Follows Hyperlinks? - check for duplicate files in your Plot Style folder and inside your company standard folder to avoid problems selecting your pen tables inside the AutoCAD plot dialog, Richard Binning, beside the cursor, July 9, 2005

Random Tips - tips on using CROSSREF.lsp, replacing a specific block with another block, redefining a block when inserted, comparing two dwgs, Melanie Stone, Mistress of Dorkness, July 7, 2005

Controlling the Grips to Stretch Centered MTEXT - change the value of new system variable, CENTERMT, to revert the MTEXT grip stretching back, The Mad Cadder, July 4, 2005

Slide/Tile Images in a Menu in AutoCAD 2006 - create your own pull down menus with slides for inserting blocks, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, June 30, 2005

Lookup Range Function - AutoCAD 2006 provides good information regarding Range function inside the lookup table, Mark Douglas, In the Dynamic Interface, July 6, 2005

Layers That Won't Purge? - purging a layer in AutoCAD may cause a problem because an entity is referencing the concerned layer or it is a corrupt drawing, R.K. McSwain, CAD Panacea, July 5, 2005

Acad - Fields, Attributes and Objects - using closed Pline object and Fields, feed square footage information much more easily in AutoCAD, Beau Turner, Will Render For Food, June 30, 2005

Excel -> TABLE Entity - remove the Excel formatting to get nice clean TABLE objects in AutoCAD, R.K. McSwain, CAD Panacea, July 1, 2005

Automatic Layer Filter Delete - with the system variable LAYERFILTERALERT, control your layer filters, The Mad Cadder, June 29, 2005

Disabling the Dynamic Block Editor - you may not want AutoCAD's dynamic block editing in the hands of all users, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Blog, June 28, 2005

Buckets of AutoCAD 2006 Tips - some tip links for AutoCAD 2002, AutoCAD 2004, AutoCAD 2005, and AutoCAD 2006, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, June 21, 2005

Some Codes for the Text of Dtext Commands - the codes work only with AutoCAD's standard text fonts, also use ASCII characters, Elise Moss, DigitalCAD, June 21, 2005

Fillet & Chamfer: Multiple Choice - Part 2 - tutorial to demonstrate the creation of a fillet and chamfer toolbar with preset values which will be able to use the multiple option automatically, Jerry Berns, Cadalyst, June 15, 2005

Cool Timesavers in AutoCAD 2006 - new cool commands include Join, Filters and wildcard finds, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, June 15, 2005

How to Identify Some Problem DWG Files - how to determine whether the source of DWG files is from non-Autodesk writing applications, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, June 16, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Tips and Tricks Booklet - use tool palettes to quickly place dimensions or text of a specific style, locking toolbars and tool palettes in place, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 13, 2005

DWG File Viewers, Utilities - many software vendors are providing solutions to the need of viewing DWG files, R.K. McSwain, CAD Panacea, June 9, 2005

Transparent Toolbar Button Images - use light grey color in the lower-left corner of the swatch for AutoCAD 2002 and earlier, or the True Color 192,192,192 in AutoCAD, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, June 9, 2005

Parameter & Action Text Size - if parameter and action text is too big when you enter the block editor, it could be your zoom scale, Mark Douglas, In the Dynamic Interface, June 12, 2005

The AutoCAD Express Tools - they are the best features of AutoCAD but you may need to type the EXPRESSMENU command to make them appear, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, June 7, 2005 (more AutoCAD tips)

Options You Should Change - an AutoCAD expert suggests options to change from their defaults, including Files Tab, display contours, EllenFinkelstein.com, May 2005

Stretch a Circle Using Grips - an option in making and changing circles in AutoCAD you may not have explored, EllenFinkelstein.com, May 2005

Go Back to the Old MTEXT Editor in AutoCAD 2006 - changing the default value of MTEXTED will allow you to use the old MTEXT editor, The Mad Cadder, May 17, 2005

AutoCAD Trick for Super Speedy Move and Copy - the real default for the Move or Copy command is displacement, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, May 31, 2005

Pasting Intelligent Tables from Excel to AutoCAD - you can paste an Excel table to AutoCAD keeping the "live" cell formulas, CADforum, May 25, 2005

Disabling Animated Zoom In AutoCAD 2006 - latest AutoCAD does zooms and pans slowly so user does not lose the view context but you can speed things up with the  _VTOPTIONS command or the VTENABLE variable, CADForum, May 25, 2005

How to Get Rid of Spaces in AutoCAD Layer Names? - older add-on utilities may not handle layers with spaces, a short LISP routine with remove them, CADForum, May 25, 2005

How to Open a Drawing Without Loading its Xrefs - use the Partial Open function to load your .DWG file, CADForum, May 25, 2005

Hot Tip Harry: Tips from Our Readers - new hatch patterns, spell check, manipulating text objects and drawing stamp manager, Bill Kramer, Cadalyst Management, May 16, 2005

New AutoCAD 2006 Commands - new options to old commands, plus using the new dynamic input doesn't let you see all one-letter options, Beth's CAD Blog, May 18, 2005

Windows Desktop Search Finds Text within DWG's - use Windows Desktop search, or you can use Windows Explorer as AutoCAD 2006 supports search of text within drawings, JTB World, May 18, 2005

AutoCAD 2006: Solution when Editing Rotated Text - new WYSIWYG text editor that AutoCAD 2006 offers works except editing rotated text can hurt your neck, JTB World, May 18, 2005

Fillet & Chamfer: Multiple Choice - Part 1 - pick one of three ways to automate these AutoCAD commands, Avatech's Jerry Berns, Cadalyst, May 15, 2005

Specifying the Hatch Origin in AutoCAD 2006 - select the hatch, double-click to get the hatch dialog, select the option to set a new hatch origin, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, May 4, 2005 (more AutoCAD 2006 articles)

Displaying the Hatch Area with a Field in AutoCAD 2006 - example shows how to attach the field to the brick hatch for a patio, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, May 4, 2005 (more AutoCAD 2006 articles)

AutoCAD 2006 Tables Enhancements - now that you can use formulas in tables there is less need to use external spreadsheets, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, May 5, 2005 (more AutoCAD 2006 articles)

AutoCAD 2006 Introduces AutoComplete - AutoCAD will help finish a comand as you begin typing, you can use TAB to cycle through results,  Shaan Hurley, May 12, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Editing - AutoCAD 2006 will show a lock icon if you try to edit objects on locked layers, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, May 10, 2005

PDF->DWG - if given a PDF file and can't get the DWG, you can convert it, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, April 21, 2005

Binding Raster Images - instead of a raster image being referenced to the drawing, you can have it inserted as an OLE object and embedded in the drawing file, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, April 18, 2005

Two Quick Tips - save a click while exiting Mtext editor, shortcut to hide all toolbars at once, RK McSwain, CAD Panacea, April 13, 2005

Hot Tip Harry: Tips From Our Readers - April 2005 - a bagful of tips on sprocket drafting, quick snap angle setting, alternate approach to architectural units, quadrants, Bill Kramer, Cadalyst Management, April 15, 2005

Annotate On a Layout (aka: Paperspace)? - SPACESWITH, an undocumented system variable can prevent being transported to modelspace, Tracy Lincoln, TL Consulting, April 28, 2005

Updated AutoCAD Plot Utilities for AutoCAD 2006 - Autodesk has updated free support tools like CTB to PCP Converter and CTB and STB printing, Shaan Hurley, Between the Walls, April 27, 2005 (more AutoCAD 2006, What's New?)

What Is the Difference Between .BAK, .SV$ and .AC$ backup files  - explanation of backup and temporary files created by AutoCAD, Cadforum, April 18, 2005

New Semi - Ortho - by holding down the SHIFT key, users can now access "instance" Ortho in AutoCAD 2006, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, April 19, 2005 (more AutoCAD tips and tricks)

Visual Effects in AutoCAD 2006 Products - a detailed look at controlling what you see with AutoCAD 2006's new cursor rollover, Mark W. Kiker, Caddmanager.com, April 19, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Extras - new rollover highlighting feature can prevent accidentally selecting the wrong object, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, April 19, 2005

Layer Manager is Faster Again in AutoCAD 2006 - the new LAYERFILTERALERT can now protect against multitudes of layer filters which slows down layer operations, Cadforum, April 18, 2005

Which Applications Can Publish to 3D DWF Format? - AutoCAD, ADT, Inventor, Revit are some applications which can publish in this format, Cadforum, April 18, 2005

Where Can I Find BatchPlot for AutoCAD 2005 and Higher? - the PUBLISH command is easier to use than BatchPlot, Cadforum, April 18, 2005 (more AutoCAD tips an tricks)

Displaying an Inventor Assembly or Drawing in Two Windows - use the 'new window' function for an easier way, Cadforum, April 18, 2005 (more AutoCAD tips and tricks)

Using Expressions in AutoCAD Dialog Boxes - expressions can be evaluated like in the AutoCAD QuickCalc, Cadforum, April 18, 2005

Replacing True Type Fonts in an Opened .DWG File with Faster SHX Fonts - open the font mapping definition in the text editor and append the required mapping, CADforum, April 18, 2005

How to Lock Given AutoCAD Variables from Editing? - with SysVarLock users can keep certain AutoCAD settings enabled or disabled or limit values of certain variables, CADforum, April 18, 2005

AutoCAD Drawing Thumbnails With Shading? - use the Shademode command to set the thumbnail as previewed in the dialog box drawing, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, April 11, 2005

Why Don't My Attributes Work in My Dynamic Blocks - AutoCAD 2006 tip for dealing with blocks, April 10, 2005

Quick Tip for Bedit - select the AutoCAD block before you issue the BEDIT command, Mark Douglas, In the Dynamic Interface, April 9, 2005

Converting STB to CTB - AutoCAD's CONVERTPSTYLES can convert a currently open drawing from color-dependent plot styles, Mark W.Kiker, Caddmanager.com, April 8, 2005

Quick Tip - re-specify an existing dynamic block selection set without repeating the process again with the stretch window, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, April 2, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - More "Stuff" - if you set IMAGEFRAME to 2, AutoCAD will display the frame but not print it, also line merge indications, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, April 5, 2005

BVSHOW - select AutoCAD 2006 objects and set them in the current visibility state, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, April 2, 2005

Quick Calculator - set aside the external calculator and try the one included in AutoCAD 2006, Lee Ambrosius, AUGIWorld, March 31, 2005, pp.16, 17, high res (pdf)

Dynamic Dimensions - allows users to select an object's grip and access information for drawing purposes, Mark Douglas, In the Dynamic Interface, April 2, 2005

Creating Viewports - the AutoCAD express tool can synchronize all your viewports, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, April 2, 2005

Polar Parameter - how to incorporate multiple visibility states with a polar parameter, Mark Douglas, In The Dynamic Interface, April 2, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 and Image Frames - there are now three options available to users in place of the previous two, JTB World, April 3, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 and Formulas in Fields, Tables and the Calculator - functions and operators like QuickCalc Calculator, CAL can be used in formulas in fields and tables, JTB World, April 1, 2005

More AutoCAD 2006 Tips and a Movie Review... - the LAYERFILTERALERT comes to the rescue when your layers out number the filters, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, March 29, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Subscription Tools - users will have no access to this feature if the CAD manager decides to turn it off, CAD Manager, CADDManager.com Blog, March 28, 2005

CDG Purge Resurrected - AutoCAD utility to purge regapps available, although without any warranty or technical support, Joel Roderick, Under the Water, March 24, 2005

CAD Manager Controls - Product Manager - it can search network and report in detail about each Autodesk product installed, CAD Manager, CADDManager.com Blog, March 29, 2005 (more AutoCAD Tips & Tricks)

AutoCAD 2006 Background Plotting - finally background plotting is available but when publishing in background is turned on, plotting in the background is turned off by default, Scott Durkee, Scott Durkee's blog, March 24, 2005

Hot Tip Harry: Tips from our Readers - March 2005 - from automatic call out numbering to drawing management, the readers are full of tips and tricks this month, Bill Kramer, Cadalyst Management, March 15, 2005

Turn Off/On the Grey Background of a FIELD - to turn off the grey indicative background the FIELDDISPLAY option can be used, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, March 21, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - A Couple of User Interface Features - accidentally moving a toolbar while drawing can be prevented by locking it, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, March 17, 2005

Delete AutoCAD Layer Filters - delete all layer filters with the DLF command, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World, March 14, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Tip: How to Get the Old Mtext Fixed Editor Back - there is little or no need to shift back to the old editor, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, March 16, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Tip: Changes to Coordinate Entry in Dynamic Input - change the format if you do not want to work in relative coordinates, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, March 16, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Tip: Dynamic Block - if you save a dynamic block back to a previous version of AutoCAD, your block won't be dynamic anymore, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, March 16, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - Temporary Overrides Save You Time -  override settings with a combination of keys, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, March 16, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - Other Awesome Features - AutoCAD gets better with direct editing features, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen’s Blog, March 10, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Preview - What NO COMMAND LINE? - the command line is still available with AutoCAD 2006 but with new innovations, you may not even need it, Robin Capper, RobiNZ CAD Blog, March 8, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - 3D DWF - while installing you can have a preview of 3D DWF publishing, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, March 10, 2005

Forgot a Command's Name, Now What? - Nothing! Because AutoCAD 2006 has gone beyond past upgrades, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, March 9, 2005

More AutoCAD 2006 Features - AutoCAD 2006 makes many improvements in the area of dimensioning, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen’s Blog, March 8, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - full review of recent release reveals a comprehensive, powerful general-purpose CAD application with extensive repertoire of 2D tools but still limited in 3D, Lachmi Khemlani, AECbytes, March 16, 2005

Autodesk Revamps Design Software Suite - small manufacturers can benefit from an overhauled, simplified and easy-to-use CAD portfolio, Beth Stackpole, Managing Automation, March 16, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Tip: How to Get the Old Mtext Fixed Editor Back - there is little or no need to shift back to the old editor, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, March 16, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Tip: Changes to Coordinate Entry in Dynamic Input - change the format if you do not want to work in relative coordinates, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, March 16, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Tip: Dynamic Block - if you save a dynamic block back to a previous version of AutoCAD, your block won't be dynamic anymore, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, March 16, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - Temporary Overrides Save You Time -  override settings with a combination of keys, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, March 16, 2005

Customizing is a Piece of Cake in AutoCAD 2006! - new customizing dialog box, one interface and one menu file, with AutoCAD 2006, Lynn Allen's Blog, March 14, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - LAYERFILTERALERT A New System Variable - deletes excessive layer filters to improve performance, JTB World, March 14, 2005

Fields Get Some New Muscle in AutoCAD 2006 - AutoCAD 2005 fields gather strength in 2006, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, March 12, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 Preview - What NO COMMAND LINE? - the command line is still available with AutoCAD 2006 but with new innovations, you may not even need it, Robin Capper, RobiNZ CAD Blog, March 8, 2005

AutoCAD 2006 - 3D DWF - while installing you can have a preview of 3D DWF publishing, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, March 10, 2005

Forgot a Command's Name, Now What? - Nothing! Because AutoCAD 2006 has gone beyond past upgrades, Lee Ambrosius, Hyperpics, March 9, 2005

OLE and Assorted Snapping - tips for using OLE in AutoCAD as well using snaps and grips, Michael Beall, Michael's Corner, March 9, 2005

Finding the area of a hatch object - AutoCAD 2006 makes it easy, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, March 5, 2005

Quick Tip - Get the Area of a Hatch Pattern - simply select the crosshatching and AutoCAD will list the total area, Lynn Allen's Blog, March 3, 2005

Quick Tip - Another Super Speedy Means of Counting Your Blocks! - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 25, 2005

Performance Tips When Using Sheet Set Manager - tips to avoid performance problems when using SSM in AutoCAD 2005 or Project Navigator in Architectural Desktop 2005, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World, February 25, 2005

Quick Tip - Top Secret Options in Trim and Extend - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 24, 2005

Profiles to the Rescue! - AutoCAD tips on creating and using profiles, Beth Powell, Beth's Blog, February 24, 2005

A Walk Through the Fields - AutoCAD tips on how to update your old title block to reduce redundant data, Todd Shackelford, Cadalyst, February 15, 2005

AutoCAD: Automate the Fillet/Chamfer Commands Multiple Option - Part 2 of 3 - streaming tech tip shows how to create a Fillet and Chamfer toolbar with preset values, Jerry Berns, Avatech Solutions, February 23, 2005

Fillet and Chamfer with a Crossing Window - AutoCAD tip explores the Multiple option, which allows the user to continuously fillet objects without exiting the command, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, February 22, 2005

Using the Ortho Mode of the Pan Command - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, February 14, 2005

Quick Tip - Pushing Objects from One Space to Another - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 21, 2005

Dimension and Accuracy Checking via AutoLISP - provides a macro to toggle between Architectural Units and Decimal Units, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, February 18, 2005

Hot Tip Harry: Tips from our Readers - February 2005 - tips include shortcuts to annotating MCAD drawings and hiding toolbars, Bill Kramer, Cadalyst, February 15, 2005

Quick Tip - Super Quick Extrusion of Text (And Other Objects) - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 22, 2005

What Drive is the Boot Drive? VBA Function - AutoCAD tip, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, February 20, 2005

Silent Installation of Autodesk DWG Viewer - AutoCAD tip, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World, February 16, 2005

Are Your Drawings Getting Bloated? Put Them on a Diet! - provides a macro to keep drawings free of unnecessary clutter, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, February 16, 2005

Bring Text and Dimensions to the Front! - AutoCAD tip, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, February 15, 2005

Quick Tip - Close All Open Drawings Quickly! - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 14, 2005

2005 Custom Keyboard Dialog Box - AutoCAD tip, Tracy Lincoln, TLConsulting, February 15, 2005

Quick Tip - Where Are My Plotters? - AutoCAD tip, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, February 10, 2005

Quick Tip - Polygonal Windows - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 11, 2005

AutoCAD Tip - Cycle Through Tabs - AutoCAD tip, Tracy Lincoln, TLConsulting, February 10, 2005

Quick Tip - Quick Access to Open Drawings - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 10, 2005

Tip on Placing CAD Drawings in Word or PowerPoint - tip on using the Copy Link command, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, February 9, 2005

Command Line Only Express Tools - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, January 24, 2005

Taking Advantage of the Power - AutoCAD tips includeusing the Refedit command to edit blocks and creating a rectangular array, Michael Beall, CADTutor, February 2005

Change the 'abc' String in MTEXT - AutoCAD joke tip, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, February 7, 2005

ETransmit - Part Three - more AutoCAD tips on using the built-in command to share files, Mark W. Kiker, CADD Manager Journal, February 2005

Going Off On a Tangent - AutoCAD tip relating to finding the inside tangent points between two circles, Jim Dowthwaite, Area 31, January 27, 2005

Having Trouble Opening a Large AutoCAD File? - AutoCAD tip, Forest Judd, Hagerman Technology Bulletin, January 2005

Having Trouble Logging into Your Vault Server? - Autodesk Vault tip, Forest Judd, Hagerman Technology Bulletin, January 2005

Quick Tip - Getting Osnaps to Ignore Hatch Patterns - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 3, 2005

Quick Tip - PowerPoint and AutoCAD Drawings - embedding the DWF viewer allows you to zoom, pan, print and view multiple drawings all within the same PowerPoint slide, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, February 1, 2005

Open AutoCAD Faster - Disable the Digital Signature Validation Options - AutoCAD tip, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, January 31, 2005

XOPEN Makes Quick Work of External References - AutoCAD tip, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, January 28, 2005

Right-Click on the Command Line for a Shortcut Menu - AutoCAD tip, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics, January 31, 2005

Quick Tip - Count your Blocks - AutoCAD tip on the BCOUNT Express Tool, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 31, 2005

AutoCAD Tip: ARRAY, DIVIDE, MEASURE Blocks with Attributes - AutoCAD blocks tip, Tracy Lincoln, TL Consulting, January 29, 2005

Assigning CAD Commands to a 6-button Mouse - AutoCAD tip, cadforum.cz, January 28, 2005

DWF Options - tips on using DWF Viewer to control a DWF file and how the end user or recipient can view and interact with it, Beth Powell, Beth's Blog, January 27, 2005

How to Find an Intersection of a Line and 3D Face? - AutoCAD tip, cadforum.cz, January 17, 2005

Getting a Previous Version of an Assembly - Autodesk Vault tips, Andrew de Leon, Envision Solutions, January 17, 2005

Annoying PEDIT Question - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 25, 2005

RENAME Command - An Oldie but a Goodie - AutoCAD tip, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, January 25, 2005

Save Image with Relative Path in AutoCAD 2005 - AutoCAD tip, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Newsletter, January 2005

Zoom to Object Option in AutoCAD 2005 Products - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, January 17, 2005

AutoCAD 2005 Table Review - tips on the new Table object in AutoCAD 2005, Michael Beall, CADTutor, January 2005

eTransmit - Part Two - AutoCAD tips on using the built-in command to share files, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Newsletter, January 2005

Golden Rules - AutoCAD drawing tips, CADtech Seminars, January 24, 2005

Express Tools in AutoCAD 2002 - AutoCAD tips, Beth Powell, Beth's Blog, January 21, 2005

Editing - AutoCAD editing tips, CADtech Seminars, January 24, 2005

Drawing - AutoCAD tips on drawing and dimensions, CADtech Seminars, January 24, 2005

Linetype Scale - examines the three system variables that contribute to the display of linetypes in AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop, David Koch, The Architect's Desktop, January 15, 2005

Fix a "Bogus Paperspace" Layout Message in Architectural Desktop/AutoCAD - tips on addressing this error message, Robin Capper, RobiNZ Blog, January 18, 2005

Quick Tip - Cleanup Corners - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 17, 2005

AutoCAD: Custom Palettes - streaming tech tip explains how to create your own personal palette to use along with your company's standard palette, without having network write permissions, Todd Shackelford, Avatech Solutions, January 13, 2005

eTransmit - tips on using AutoCAD's built-in command to share files without frustration, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Newsletter, December 2004

How to Select Only Closed Polyline Objects - AutoCAD tip, cadforum.cz, December 27, 2004

AutoCAD Sheet Set Manager Properties Shows "----" When You Don't Want To - AutoCAD tip, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World, January 11, 2005

Quick Tip - Delete Stubborn Layers! - AutoCAD tip,  Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 10, 2005

New Features Workshop for AutoCAD 2005 -  AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, January 3, 2005

Working in 3D - 1 - AutoCAD tips on how to move around in all three dimensions before begin working on a 3D drawing, CCAD, December 2004

Prevent Other Users from Customizing Your Toolbars and Palettes - AutoCAD tip, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, January 7, 2005

Optimizing Vertex Count - AutoCAD tip on an express tool that will reduce the number of segments/vertexes, Beau Turner, Will Render for Food, January 7, 2005

Quick Tip - UCSFOLLOW - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 7, 2005

Quick Tip - Clear Grips - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 5, 2005

Quick Tip - Trim at Lightening Speed! - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, January 3, 2005

TASKBAR System Variable - AutoCAD tip, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, December 29, 2004

AutoCAD 2005: Spell Check Not Correcting All Words in Mtext Objects - AutoCAD tip, Tracy Lincoln, TL Consulting, January 5, 2005 

Quick Tip - Cycle Through Your Layouts - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, December 31, 2004 

Quick Viewport Navigation Tip - AutoCAD tip, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, January 3, 2005 

Making Internet and Email Safer for the New Year - eliminating spyware from your computer can often solve problems encountered in running AutoCAD and other software, Beth Powell, Beth's CAD Blog, January 6, 2005

AutoCAD 2005 Tip - Paragraph Break in Table - tip on using AutoCAD Tables and Mtext, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, January 4, 2005

NEW SNAP! Mid Between Two Points - AutoCAD tip, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, December 21, 2004

Batch Drawing Converter - AutoCAD tip, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, December 23, 2004

Quick Tip - Exit MTEXT Fast! - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, December 30, 2004

OSNAPHATCH - Ignore Hatch Patterns When Using OSNAPS - AutoCAD tip, Michael Rotolo, The Mad Cadder, December 20, 2004

Adding a Recently Used Dialogue Box to the Start of AutoCAD - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, December 13, 2004

Changing the Visibility of the Field Background - AutoCAD 2005 tip, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics, December 17, 2004

New Zoom Option in AutoCAD 2005 - AutoCAD tip on using the handy new Object option, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Newsletter, December 2004

eTransmit - tips on using AutoCAD's built-in command to share files without frustration, Mark W. Kiker, CADDManager.com Newsletter, December 2004

Holiday Gifts for Everyone - tips on benefiting from such AutoCAD tools as the Edge option, the Gradient hatch and the Wipeout command, Michael Beall, CADTutor, December 2004

Detecting AutoCAD Flavors with vlax-product-key - examines the function that returns the product and language key pair from the registry by querying the active profile, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, December 14, 2004

Hide Field Background in AutoCAD - AutoCAD tip, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World, December 15, 2004

Convert DWF to DWG - AutoCAD tip, Jimmy Bergmark, JTB World, December 15, 2004

How to Remove the Scroll Bars in the AutoCAD Interface - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, December 6, 2004

Quick Layout Navigation Tip - AutoCAD tip, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, December 10, 2004

Quick Tip - Viewports - AutoCAD tip, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, December 10, 2004

An Easy Way to Update Users Local Files - AutoCAD tip on how to ensure that all users have the same custom files available for use, Richard Binning, Beside the Cursor, December 9, 2004

Using Drawing Properties as Text in AutoCAD Drawings - AutoCAD tip, Jeff Gale, Envision Solutions, November 16, 2004)

Quick Tip - AutoCAD tip on displaying multiple drawings, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, December 8, 2004

Does AutoCAD Support Multi-Part Solid Bodies? - AutoCAD tip on displaying multiple drawings, cadforum.cz, December 8, 2004

The Difference Between XRef Overlay and XRef Attach - AutoCAD tip, cadforum.cz, December 3, 2004

Transparent Raster Images in AutoCAD - AutoCAD tip, cadforum.cz, December 6, 2004

How to Show More than One Drawing File in the Windows Taskbar - AutoCAD 2005 tip, PostalCAD, November 29, 2004

Setting the Right-Click Properties for Your Mouse Behavior in AutoCAD - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, November 22, 2004

AutoCAD 2005 Top Ten Tips - Flip Cards - AutoCAD tips, Lynn Allen, Lynn Allen's Blog, November 15, 2004

Rotating the Crosshairs/Drawing at an Angle - AutoCAD tip, Ellen Finkelstein, EllenFinkelstein.com, November 23, 2004

Rotate One Object to Match Another - AutoCAD tip, Ellen Finkelstein, EllenFinkelstein.com, November 23, 2004

How to Stop the Plot Pop-up from Popping Up in AutoCAD 2005 Product - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, November 15, 2004

Quickly Find Files in Support File Search Path - AutoCAD tip, Ellen Finkelstein, EllenFinkelstein.com, November 23, 2004

Visual LISP With a Dash of VBA - code that uses reactors to make AutoCAD do wonderful tricks, Bill Kramer, Cadalyst, October 15, 2004

Power Edits, Points & Palettes - AutoCAD tips cover the updated features of Palettes in AutoCAD 2005, Michael Beall, CADTutor, November 2004

Utilities to Toggle Grips, Sort Text, and Organize Your Routines - AutoCAD tips, Bill Kramer, Cadalyst, November 15, 2004

Setting Up Template Files for Printing and Using with the Qnew Command - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, November 8, 2004

Looking at Table Styles in the 2005 Products - AutoCAD tips, Jarod Schultz, CAD-1, November/December 2004

How to Fit Four Viewports to the Printable Area of a Layout Tab - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, November 1, 2004

Getting a Viewport to Fit the Printable Area of a Layout Tab Perfectly - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, October 27, 2004

How to Use the Last and Previous Options at the Select Objects Prompt - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, October 18, 2004

How to Batch Rename a Group of Layers - AutoCAD tip on CAD Forum, November 1, 2004

How to Make Rotated Texts and Block Attributes "Readable" - AutoCAD tip, cadforum.cz, October 11, 2004

How Much More Expensive is Color Plotting Compared to Black-and-White? - AutoCAD tip, cadforum.cz, October 11, 2004

How to Draw an Arc Symbol in Arc Length Dimension - quick AutoCAD tip, cadforum.cz, September 27, 2004

How to Change Text/Dtext Objects into MText Objects - quick AutoCAD tip, cadforum.cz, October 8, 2004

'Invalid Field Specification' Trying to ATTEXT a SDF/CDF File - quick AutoCAD tip, cadforum.cz, September 27, 2004

3DCADTips v2.7 - 155 new CAD/CAM/CAE tips, 3DCADTips.com, October 20, 2004 (requires free registration)

Copy as You Edit with Grips & Create Multiple Leader Arrows - AutoCAD editing tips, Ellen Finkelstein, EllenFinkelstein.com, October 18, 2004

Switch Between Imperial and Metric Measurements - AutoCAD customization tips, Ellen Finkelstein, EllenFinkelstein.com, October 18, 2004

How to Embed a Raster Image with a DWG Drawing? - quick AutoCAD/Architectural Desktop tip, cadforum.cz, September 27, 2004

Convert Slide Libraries/Image Tile Menus and Tablet Menus to Tool Palettes - AutoCAD customization tips, Ellen Finkelstein, EllenFinkelstein.com, October 18, 2004

AutoCAPS in AutoCAD and Uppercase in MS Word - AutoCAD tips, Alex Borodulin, NYacad, October 18, 2004

Where to Find Serial Numbers and License Agreements - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, October 11, 2004  

AutoCAD: Fast Table Creation - streaming tech tip shows how to use the new tables routine to get this task done quickly, Randy Browning, Avatech Solutions, October 14, 2004

Power Edits and Buried Treasure - AutoCAD tips cover the Align and Lengthen utilities, Pedit and the Region command, Michael Beall, CADTutor, October 2004

How to Redefine Blocks from Files on Your Hard Drive - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, October 4, 2004

Combining Autodesk License Files - tips for CAD managers and IT people who maintain Autodesk's License Manager Flex LM, Andrew de Leon, Envision Solutions, September 14, 2004

Use the Best Tool for the Intended Purpose or Output - with the current technology, it's best to use DWF for CAD and PDF for text documents, Shaan Hurley, Between the Lines, September 20, 2004

AutoCAD 2005 Tip: Ignore Hatches When Using Object Snaps - explores the system variable that controls whether AutoCAD has the ability to snap to hatch patterns, Michael Rotolo, The Autodesk Informer, September 28, 2004

Why the UCS Changes with a Change of View in AutoCAD 2004 Products - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, September 20, 2004

3D CAD Tips & Techniques - Version 2.6 - 49 new CAD and CAM tips, 3DCADTips, September 15, 2004 (requires free registration)

Make the Most of Tool Palettes in AutoCAD 2004 and Beyond - AutoCAD tips, Heidi Hewett, Autodesk University 2003 (hosted on Between the Lines AutoCAD Weblog), September 21, 2004

AutoCAD 2005 Tip: Control Default XREF Behaviour - AutoCAD tip, Michael Rotolo, The Autodesk Informer, September 18, 2004

"NN Were Not Able to be Exploded" While Exploding Blocks - AutoCAD tips, cadforum.cz, September 17, 2004

Autodesk Map and AutoCAD Support for Compressed TIFF Format Images - AutoCAD tips, cadforum.cz, September 3, 2004

Simple CAD Network License Borrowing for Mobile Users - AutoCAD tips, cadforum.cz, September 15, 2004

Undocumented AutoCAD System Variables - AutoCAD tips, cadforum.cz, September 16, 2004

Quick Guide to Autodesk DWF Viewer - AutoCAD tips, cadforum.cz, September 8, 2004

Message: Duplicate Definition of Block XXXXX Ignored - AutoCAD tips, cadforum.cz, September 3, 2004

Changing the Multiple Options of AutoCAD Commands - AutoCAD customization tips, Ellen Finkelstein, EllenFinkelstein.com, September 13, 2004

The AutoCAD Export Command - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, September 6, 2004

Changing the MText String to Your Login Name - AutoCAD text tips, Ellen Finkelstein, EllenFinkelstein.com, September 13, 2004

Creating Custom Toolbar Buttons - AutoCAD customization tips, Ellen Finkelstein, EllenFinkelstein.com, September 13, 200

AutoCAD Tip: Easily Locate Files Within Support Paths - AutoCAD tip, Ryan Small, The Autodesk Informer, September 9, 2004

DWG in PowerPoint - AutoCAD tip on placing a DWG into a Microsoft PowerPoint document, Jos van Doorn, CADdigest.com, September 9, 2004

Productivity Solutions - AutoCAD tips cover topics including saved UCS and saved Views, Michael Beall, CADTutor, September 2004

Locating the ACAD.PGP File - AutoCAD tips, Andrew de Leon, Envision Solutions, July 28, 2004

Warnings for Applying the Security Update Patch for Windows XP - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, August 30, 2004

Customizing the Keyboard - AutoCAD tips on how to quickly create keyboard shortcuts, CCAD Inc., September 2, 2004 (pdf)

How to Find Volume of a 3D Solid in AutoCAD - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, August 10, 2004

Better Looking Display of 3D Objects in Hidden Mode - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, August 23, 2004

How to Construct a 3D Ellipsoid? - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, August 12, 2004

Intersection Osnap Does Not Find the Intersection - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, August 26, 2004

"Outside WORLD Limits" - Message When Trying to Draw an Entity - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, August 25, 2004

Message: "Unable to Find the asmm80enures.dll" - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, August 25, 2004

Using the New Field Command in AutoCAD 2005 - AutoCAD tips, CAD-1, July/August 2004

AutoCAD Object Snaps and Text Masking - AutoCAD tips, CAD-1, September/October 2004

AutoCAD: Sharing Without Using Xreferencing - streaming tech tip explains how to share information between sheets in a sheet set without using xreferencing, Todd Shackelford, Avatech Solutions, August 20, 2004

AutoCAD: Automate the Fillet/Chamfer Commands Multiple Option - streaming tech tip shows how to automate the selection of the multiple option when you start the Fillet or Chamfer commands with the toolbar, Jerry Berns, Avatech Solutions, August 20, 2004

Tips on Using Linetype Scale Correctly - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, August 16, 2004

How to Call acedGetPoint from VB.NET. - AutoCAD tips, Albert Szilvasy, Between the Lines, August 18, 2004

CAD Problems with WinXP SP2 - AutoCAD 2000, 2002 and 2004 and TurboCAD 9 are reportedly having problems with Microsoft's newly released Service Pack 2 for Windows XP, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCADAccess, August 16, 2004

How to Import and Clip Away the Background from Images - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, August 2, 2004

Easy Orbit in 3d DWF's - tips on key combinations in Autodesk DWF Viewer that will simplify the orbit functionality, Robin Capper, RobiNZ Blog, July 30, 2004

Tips From Our Readers - AutoCAD tips on how to draw rigid insulation, line up text, measure areas and more, Bill Kramer, Cadalyst, July 15, 2004

AutoCAD Blocks - tips for using blocks and redefining existing definitions in different drawings, Beau Turner, Will Render for Food, July 19, 2004

The AutoCAD Align Tool Discovered - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, July 12, 2004

Summer Fun - AutoCAD tips cover writing and reading DWF, converting text to mtext, mtext property edits and a look at Revision Cloud IV, Michael Beall, CADTutor, July 2004

AutoCAD: Using the Automatic Sheet List Table - streaming tip explains how to keep the table up to date when sheet numbers and descriptions inevitably change, Dan Brown, Avatech Solutions, July 2004

AutoCAD: Access "Sub-selections" In Properties Manager - AutoCAD tip, Ryan Small, The Autodesk Informer, July 9, 2004

Making the UCS Icon Look Better for Recognition - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, July 5, 2004

AutoCAD: Match Properties Between Drawings - AutoCAD tip, Ryan Small, The Autodesk Informer, July 5, 2004

How to Set Gradient Color Background for AutoCAD Drawing Window - tips for AutoCAD 2005/Architectural Desktop 2005, CADforum.cz, June 10, 2004

Step Savers in AutoCAD 2005  - tips on making subtle improvements to everyday features to increase productivity, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, June 1, 2004

License Error [11.1.6020] - information about an AutoCAD/ADT/MDT error message, CADforum.cz, June 9, 2004

Where Can I Find the DGNLSTYLE.SHX File? - AutoCAD LT tip, CADforum.cz, June 10, 2004

Silent Network Setup (Deployment) of VoloView Express - how to automatically install the Autodesk VoloView Express (VVE2) viewer, CADforum.cz, June 16, 2004

How to Add an Estimate, Contract, Pictures or Presentation to Your DWF File - AutoCAD/ADT/Inventor tip, CADforum.cz, June 4, 2004

Polyline Tricks for 3D Work - tip for tracing objects with a polyline for extruding later, PostalCAD, June 14, 2004

EXPRESS Train: NeoCon 2004 Special - tips on using AutoCAD Express Tools, including the System Variable Editor and Enclose Text with Object, Michael Beall, CADTutor, June 2004

AutoCAD 2005: Using the New Sheet Set Manager - streaming tip explains how to easily create a new sheet set in AutoCAD 2005, then import existing folders and drawings into this new sheet set, Dan Brown, Avatech Solutions, June 8, 2004

Sheetsets - Huh! - tips on using AutoCAD 2005's SheetSet command, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, June 7, 2004

How To Protect Your AutoCAD Toolbars from Being Modified? - quick tip, CADforum.cz, June 3, 2004

How to Get Rid of "Dots" and Null Texts in Your Drawing? - quick AutoCAD tip, CADforum.cz, June 3, 2004

Easter Egg Hidden in AutoCAD 2005 (and LT, Map or Desktops) - see the Autodesk team Matrix-style, CADforum.cz, June 3, 2004

How to Convert a .DWF file to PDF - AutoCAD tip on CADforum.cz, June 2, 2004

Double-click Tips for Toolbars - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, April 19, 2004

EXPRESS Train: Mind the Gap - AutoCAD tips on using some of the Express tools, including the Layer Walk utility, the Change Space feature, the undocumented BCOUNT tool and the Layer Isolate, Michael Beall, CADTutor, May 2004

Maximize Viewports Even Quicker - AutoCAD streaming tip demonstrates a quicker way (other than the new maximize viewports button in 2005) to maximize your viewports, Sterling Systems, April 2004

One Button for Individual Osnaps - AutoCAD streaming tip shows how to set Osnaps to one key and how to customize and enter other keyboard functions, Sterling Systems, April 2004

Another Unique Way to Use Fields in 2005 - AutoCAD streaming tip explores how to use fields to label room square footage, Sterling Systems, April 2004

Quick Tip for Dragging and Dropping Blocks from 2005 Tool Palettes - AutoCAD streaming tip illustrates how to drag blocks from your tool palette and have it prompt you for a rotation, Sterling Systems, March 2004

Using the Polar and Otrack Buttons to Help with Angles, Distances and Reference Points - AutoCAD tip, CAD-1, May/June 2004

Double-click Tips for Toolbars - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, April 19, 2004

AutoCAD: Using the WHO HAS Command - streaming tech tip explores a command that can reveal details about who last opened a drawing, and when, where and how long it was opened, Avatech Solutions, April 21, 2004

Automatic Purge for Nested Blocks or Other Symbols - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, April 9, 2004

AutoCAD 2005 Tool Palette Trick - Insert Block using LTSCALE - AutoCAD tip, Misha Belilovskiy, Autodesk (hosted on Between The Lines AutoCAD Weblog), April 11, 2004

AutoCAD Grab Bag - tips on Viewport Alignment, Attribute Quick Edit, Text Style Property Hook and Variable Width Polylines, Michael Beall, CADTutor, April 2004

Hidden Easter Egg in AutoCAD 2004 - follow the steps that will lead you to the developers' hidden message, PostalCAD, March 29, 2004

Quick Renaming of AutoCAD Objects - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, March 4, 2004

My AutoCAD DesignCenter (or Other) Window Is Lost (Off-screen) - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, March 4, 2004

Font Style Does Not Offer Italic or Bold Style - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, March 4, 2004

Quick File Creation Using the QNEW Command - AutoCAD tip, Envision Solutions, March 31, 2004

AutoCAD 2005 DWF Composer - video tip offers a brief orientation of the DWF viewer and its tools and benefits, Sterling Systems, February 2004

New Plotting and Page Setup and AutoCAD 2005 - video tip illustrates how the new streamlined plotting and page setup interfaces with new tools and functions, Sterling Systems, February 2004

How to Turn Off Unused Polyline Prompts in AutoCAD - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, March 22, 2004

AutoCAD 2005 Hidden Tips and Tricks - video tip uncovers some handy new features, Sterling Systems, February 2004

New User Interface Improvement and Enhancements for AutoCAD 2005 (Part 1 of 2) video tip explores some of the new tools, enhancements and changes in the latest version, Sterling Systems, February 2004

New User Interface Improvement and Enhancements for AutoCAD 2005 (Part 2 of 2) - video tip explores more of the new tools, enhancements and changes in the latest version, Sterling Systems, February 2004

Tips & Tricks for CAD Software - numerous productivity tips for AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop, Revit and MicroStation, Terry Dean, Tim Bates, Kevin Lilley and Russ Monrose, Design Productivity Journal, December 2003 (pdf) (requires free registration)

Advanced Formatting of AutoCAD 2005 Fields - AutoCAD 2005/Architectural Desktop 2005 tip, CAD Forum, March 22, 2004

How to Add Own Commands to the Right-click Menu - AutoCAD 2004/2005 tip, CAD Forum, March 22, 2004

How to Get Rid of Lines Going Through Drawing Texts - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, March 22, 2004

Automatic Level Indicator for AutoCAD - AutoCAD 2002/2004/ADT tip, CAD Forum, March 22, 2004

Zoom Up on an Object or Objects with the New Zoom Option - AutoCAD 2005 tip, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics, March 15, 2004

Where Did My Grips Go? - Part 1 (A Look at GRIPOBJLIMIT) - AutoCAD 2004/2005 tip, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics, March 15, 2004

Using the New M2P to Get the Mid Between 2 Points - AutoCAD 2005 tip, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics, March 15, 2004

Setting the Default Reference Type with XREFTYPE Variable - AutoCAD 2005 tip, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics, March 15, 2004

DDEDIT Does More with Attributes and Text in AutoCAD 2005 - AutoCAD 2005 tip, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics, March 15, 2004

Using the Layer Walk Tool - AutoCAD tip explores a useful Express Tool, CAD-1, March/April 2004

Getting the Most Out of Editing in a Viewport (VPMAX / VPMIN) - AutoCAD 2005 tip, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics, March 11, 2004

Palette Parade - tips on using AutoCAD tool palettes, Michael Beall, CADTutor, March 2004

Enabling/Disabling the Node Snapping for Mtext Objects - AutoCAD 2005 tip, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics, March 1, 2004

How to Sort Layers in the Order of Creation - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, March 9, 2004

Multi-line Dimension Texts Using Control Codes - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, March 9, 2004

Using the Powerful Search Tool in Design Center - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, February 23, 2004

Keeping Up to Date with Communication Center - AutoCAD 2004/2005 tip, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics, March 8, 2004

Ignoring Hatch Objects with Running Object Snaps - AutoCAD 2005 tip, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics, February 22, 2004

Undocumented Options of the 3DCONFIG Command - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, March 8, 2004

How to Import a Word Document into AutoCAD and Keep it Linked - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, March 8, 2004

How to Scale Plotted Linewidths - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, March 8, 2004

Enabling/Disabling the Taskbar Feature in AutoCAD - AutoCAD 2005 tip, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics, March 1, 2004

Customizing the Status Bar at the Bottom of AutoCAD - AutoCAD 2004/2005 tip, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics, February 22, 2004

Saving AutoCAD 2004 Drawings Back Down to R14 format - AutoCAD tip, Lee Ambrosius, HyperPics, February 22, 2004

Tricks for the View Command - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, February 16, 2004

Top 10: What's New in AutoCAD 2005? - the 10 most significant changes coming in the latest version, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, February 18, 2004

AutoCAD 2005 - using copy commands, render and file formats in the new version, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, February 18, 2004

Where Are AutoCAD Support Files? - tips on uncovering the support files that Autodesk hides, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, February 17, 2004

AutoCAD: Transform 2D Drawings Into 3D Solids - streaming tech tip offers a quick method to turn 2D drawings into 3D solids using the boundary and extrude commands, Ron Santos, Avatech Solutions, February 17, 2004

AutoCAD: Shading When True-Type Fonts Are Being Used - streaming tech tip reveals how to show a hidden 3D model in a Paperspace viewport without having true type fonts display as outlines, Ron Santos, Avatech Solutions, February 17, 2004

New Stuff and Old Favorites - AutoCAD tips explore how to use Qnew for new A2004 Drawings, a fast Fillet on polylines and elevation template fundamentals, Michael Beall, CADTutor, February 2004

Using Hyperlinks to Restore Views and Make Layout Tabs Current - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, February 9, 2004

How to Use Additional Returns at the Command Line - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, February 2, 2004

Removing Password Protection From AutoCAD 2004-Based Products - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, January 19, 2004

Background Color When Pasting to MS Word and Mtext Visibility - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, January 26, 2004

Macros - explains the uses of macros in AutoCAD, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, February 5, 2004

How to Quickly Create a Series of Layers - AutoCAD/AutoCAD LT tip, CAD Forum, February 2, 2004

AutoCAD - Complex Linetypes - tips on creating complex linetypes, Ralph Grabowski, WorldCAD Access, January 20, 2004

How to Dynamically Display Current Values of AutoCAD variables - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, January 30, 2004

Delete Key Not Working in AutoCAD on a New PC - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, January 30, 2004

How to Prevent Creation of Frozen Layers in New Layouts - AutoCAD tip, CAD Forum, January 29, 2004

Smaller VRML files from AutoCAD, Architectural Desktop or Inventor - tips on compressing files, CAD Forum, January 29, 2004

Where Can I Find My Previously Entered AutoCAD Authorization Code? - AutoCAD 2004 tip, CAD Forum, January 29, 2004

Call Your Windows Calculator - AutoCAD tip, CadSoft, January 7, 2004

AutoCAD Tips - a collection of tips on topics such as leaders, layouts, views and polylines, Alex Borodulin, NYacad, January 23, 2004

10 Express Tools Conquer Text - AutoCAD tips on using the Express Tools Text commands, Lynn Allen, Cadalyst, January 6, 2004

Using the Crossing Option with the Fillet Command - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, January 5, 2004

AutoCAD: Getting the Most Out Of Layouts - streaming tip examines the benefits of using layouts, Shawn Turek, Avatech Solutions, January 13, 2004

Support Files, Printer Files Path & Template Locations - tips on locating and customizing these files in AutoCAD 2004, CCAD Tip Sheet, January 2004 (pdf)

Using the DWFwriter to Create DWF Files - AutoCAD tips deals with creating files for Microsoft Word, Excel and other applications, CAD-1, January/February 2004

New Year of Tips - AutoCAD tips explore the Partial Open/Partial Load features, the Places area in the Open/Save dialogs and the Quick Leader routine, Michael Beall, CADTutor, January 2004

Adjusting the Pickstyle System Variable - AutoCAD tips on hatch borders, PostalCAD, December 22, 2003

AutoCAD Stocking Stuffers - tips explore the Plot Stamp Alternative, Maxactvp and Object Cycling and the grip copy and rotate combo, Michael Beall, CADTutor, December 2003

AutoCAD and ADT Tips & Tricks - a collection of AutoCAD and Architectural Desktop tips to enhance productivity, ADLSoft, Inc., December 2003

AutoCAD and Land Desktop Tips - a collection of tips on a variety of topics, Brian Morse, BrianMorse.com, December 17, 2003

Customizing the Default Right-Click Menu - AutoCAD tip explores several context-sensitive right-click menus introduced in AutoCAD 2000, CCAD Tip Sheet, December 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Support Files - explains the new locations of support files, printer files paths and template locations in AutoCAD 2003, CCAD Tip Sheet, December 2003 (pdf)

XREF Issues - AutoCAD tips on using xrefs, IMAGINiT, November 2003

Customizing the Edit Right-Click Menu - AutoCAD tips explore several context-sensitive right-click menus introduced in AutoCAD 2000, CCAD Tip Sheet, November 2003

Turning 3D Views into Lines or Polylines on a Single Plane - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, December 8, 2003

Images Menus - AutoCAD tips cover the basics of Image Menu customization, CCAD Tip Sheet, October 2003

AutoCAD - Using Redlining with AutoCAD - streaming tip shows how redlines or mark-ups are created and how to access them from AutoCAD 2004, Gray Carlson, Avatech Solutions, December 11, 2003

Raster Design - Create a Symbol Library - AutoCAD streaming tip explains how to create a Symbol Library for Raster Design, Ron Santos, Avatech Solutions, December 11, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Tips - large collection of tips and tricks, AugAfrica (AutoCAD Users Group Africa), December 9, 2003

AutoCAD Stocking Stuffers - tips on using Plot Stamp Alternative, Maximum Active Viewports and more, Michael Beall, CADTutor, December 2003

Automating AutoCAD 2 - tips on how to create your own tool and button image, Michael Beall, CADTutor, November 2003

A Trim and Extend Trick - AutoCAD tip, PostalCAD, December 1, 2003

Opening Drawings from the Design Center Window - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, November 24, 2003

Organizing the Places Area of Any File Open Dialogue Box  - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, November 17, 2003

AutoCAD - Gradient Hatching - streaming tech tip explores the new Gradient Hatch options in AutoCAD 2004, Rusty Belcher, Avatech Solutions, November 12, 2003

AutoCAD - The 2004 Interface, Is It Better? - streaming tech tip surveys the interface changes in the latest version, Eric France,  Avatech Solutions, November 12, 2003

MText Font Defaults to Tahoma - AutoCAD tips on dealing with font problems in the mtext editor, CadSoft Consulting, November 3, 2003

DWG Format Versions - how to determine the version of a DWG or DXF file, CadSoft Consulting, November 3, 2003

How to Use the Rememberfolders Variable - AutoCAD tips on a command that controls the default path for the Look In or Save In option of all standard file selection dialog boxes, PostalCAD, November 3, 2003

Express Tools in AutoCAD 2004 - streaming video tips explore some of the new tools and how to use them, CAD-1, November/December 2003

More Right Click Tips for the Command Line - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, October 27, 2003

How to Write a Mathematical Symbol, Equation or Matrix Symbol in a Drawing - AutoCAD tips, CAD Forum, November 5, 2003

Tips from AutoCAD 2004 Bible - a selection of more than 160 handy tips - covering drawing, editing, text, 3D, graphics, layers, AutoLISP and more - from the new guide to using AutoCAD 2004, Ellen Finkelstein, CADdigest.com, October 30, 2003

Plotting Using A Defined Page Setup - AutoCAD tip, Envision Solutions, October  20, 2003

Right Click Shortcut Menu in the Command Line - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, October 20, 2003

How to Accurately Place Hatch Origins - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, October 13, 2003

AutoLISP Tips, Tricks & Ideas, Part 1 - a large collection of AutoLISP tips, Leonid Nemirovsky, BTN, October 15, 2003

AutoLISP Tips, Tricks & Ideas, Part 2 - more AutoLISP tips, Leonid Nemirovsky, BTN, October 15, 2003

The Array Command in AutoCAD - AutoCAD tips, Jos van Doorn, Digital CAD, October 14, 2003

AutoCAD to TurboCAD Quick Reference - tips for experienced AutoCAD users who have made or are considering making the switch to TurboCAD, CADCourse.com, Joe Tilman, October 14, 2003

Listing All of the Accelerator Keys Mapped to Your Installation of AutoCAD - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, October 6, 2003

Editing Objects by Simply Double-Clicking on Them - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, September 29, 2003

Specialized Hewlett Packard Printer Drivers on AutoCAD installation CD - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, September 22, 2003

Problems with the Today Window and How to Repair It - AutoCAD tips, PostalCAD, September 15, 2003 Automating AutoCAD - tips on improving your productivity show how to create custom toolbars and custom profiles and how to start AutoCAD with a keyboard shortcut, Michael Beall, CADTutor, October 2003

AutoCAD - To Twist or Rotate - sometimes the difference between using your standard plot scale and possibly even a different size sheet may be only how the design is oriented on the sheet, Gary Ponsell, Avatech Solutions, September 30, 2003 (pdf)

Where Are My Automatic Save Files? - AutoCAD tips on locating your Automatic Save files, Rick Ellis, Cadapult, August 2003

AutoLISP Selection Modes - AutoCAD tips on selecting objects, Jos van Doorn, Cadapult, July 2003

AutoCAD Tips - numerous tips on a wide variety of  topics including the geometry calculator, OLE, viewports, polylines and layers, DotSoft, September 24, 2003

AutoCAD Tips & Tricks - a collection of tips relating to productivity, editing, dimensioning, object selection and LISP routines, Erin Eberhard, September 24, 2003

Dear Lynn: October 2003 - advice on unwanted layers in AutoCAD 2004, ADT tool palettes in Windows 98, revision clouds in AutoCAD LT and creating a dimension in Inventor, Lynn Allen, Autodesk.com, October 2003

Tips & Tricks - includes advice on using Inventor's iMike, disabling the ADT 2004 status bar and inserting blocks from tool palettes in AutoCAD/LT, Elise Moss, CADzette, September 5, 2003

Plotting Shaded & Rendered Models! - AutoCAD 2004 tips on how to assign hide, shade and rendered properties to viewports, controlling the plotted appearance of your model, CCAD Inc., September 2003

Who Needs Rectangles?- AutoCAD tips cover such topics as irregular shaped viewports, Trim and Extend and unraveling the various uses of U, OOPS and UNDO, Michael Beall, CADTutor, September 2003

Design Center in AutoCAD 2004 - streaming video tips on using Design Center, which offers the ability to share content from one drawing to another, CAD-1, September/October 2003

Installing Custom Menus and AutoLISP Files - AutoCAD tips on where to locate and how to access these support files, CCAD Inc., July 2003

Mtext - Tabs and Indents - AutoCAD 2004 tips on using tabs and indents, CCAD Inc., June 2003

Finding the Midpoint between Two Points - AutoCAD tips on using the 'cal command, CCAD Inc., April 2003

AutoCAD: Dimensioning at Lightning Speed - tips on using the timesaving QDIM (Quick Dimensioning) command, Lynn Allen, Autodesk.com, August 19, 2003

Something for Everyone - AutoCAD tips cover such topics as the DLine utility, Line Type Scale problems and making blocks without BMake, Michael Beall, CADTutor, August 2003

Tool Palette Properties - AutoCAD tip, Envision Solutions,  August 6, 2003

Extractions and Odd Angles - AutoCAD tips cover such topics as extracting attribute data, extending along odd angles and group toggle, Michael Beall, CADTutor, July 2003

Attribute! - Bless You - AutoCAD tips cover such topics as the fundamentals of attributes, Ddrename and saving named views, Michael Beall, CADTutor, June 2003

PEDITACCEPT and How it Affects the PEDIT Command - AutoCAD 2004 tip about the new System Variable, HyperPics, July 2003

AutoCAD R2004 Easter Egg - discover the developers' hidden message inside the latest version, HyperPics, July 2003

AutoCAD 2004 - Support Files - tips on where to locate certain customized files in AutoCAD 2004, CAD-1, August 13, 2003 (pdf)

Multi-sheet DWF Publishing - productivity tip for AutoCAD, LT, ADT, LDT, MDT and Mechanical, Mark Fritts, Autodesk.com, August 6, 2003

Saving Your List of Published Sheets for Future Use - productivity tip for AutoCAD, LT, ADT, LDT, MDT and Mechanical, Mark Fritts, Autodesk.com, August 5, 2003

Publishing Layouts from Multiple DWG Files - productivity tip for AutoCAD, LT, ADT, LDT, MDT and Mechanical, Mark Fritts, Autodesk.com, August 5, 2003

Tips & Tricks - a collection of AutoCAD productivity-enhancing tips covering such topics as automating the plot of a 3D drawing, quickly creating a wblock and ensuring that title blocks are always on the proper layer, De Grands Dessins, August 1, 2003

Dear Lynn: July 2003 - topics cover the benefits of AUGI membership, how to save to previous versions of AutoCAD, displaying specific components in an assembly in wireframe in Autodesk Inventor and recovering lost support files, Lynn Allen, Autodesk.com, July 2003

Customize the Status Bar - AutoCAD 2004 tip on how to customize which buttons appear on the status bar at the bottom of the AutoCAD application window, Ellen Finkelstein, Autodesk.com, July 23, 2003

AutoCAD: Saving Time with "Incremental Save Percentage" - tips on using ISAVEPERCENT to improve the speed of the save command, Rick Ellis, CADdigest.com, July 17, 2003

AutoCAD - Don't Delete that Xref File - streaming video tip shows how - using the DesignCenter command - to determine if a file has used an External Reference before deleting, moving or renaming it, Avatech Solutions, July 15, 2003

AutoCAD - Batch Standards Checker - streaming video tip illustrates how to create a report showing inconsistencies between your drawing and a drawing from another company, Avatech Solutions, July 15, 2003

Using the Hyperlink Tool - AutoCAD streaming video tips, CAD-1, July/August 2003

Does AutoCAD 2004 Support the Release 14 DWG File Format? - file format tips, IMAGINiT, July 2003

Displaying Images in True Color - AutoCAD tips for displaying raster images and renderings in true color, IMAGINiT, July 2003

Dear Lynn - June 2003 - tips on how to create and view DWF files, use the command line version of  the INSERT command and insert JPG files into drawings, Lynn Allen, Autodesk.com, June 2003

AutoCAD Q&A: The STRETCHing Truth and When Reinstalls Go Bad - tips on how to use the STRETCH command and how to configure the Explode option of the UCS icon, George Omura, Autodesk.com, June 24, 2003

AutoCAD Q&A: Snap to Extension and Layer States - tips reveal how to use Snap to Extension and how to change the layer state from the command line, George Omura, Autodesk.com, June 24, 2003

Editing Your Menu on the Fly - AutoCAD tips, Jim's AutoCAD Page, June 23, 2003

Batch Plotting with Scripts - AutoCAD tips, Jim's AutoCAD Page, June 23, 2003

Know Your PGPs - AutoCAD tips, Jim's AutoCAD Page, June 23, 2003

Generating Hatch Previews - AutoCAD tip, IMAGINit Technologies, June 2003

AutoCAD 2004 - Palette Properties - streaming video shows how to control the placement and visibility of the new Tool Palettes, including the palette docking, Autohide and transparency options, Brian Smith, Avatech Solutions, June 10, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 - Design Web Format - streaming video examines the new Design Web Format, which allows you to publish all the drawings from a drawing set to a single multi-sheet DWF file, Sandeep Menon, Avatech Solutions, June 10, 2003

Find Prior Commands by Right-Clicking - AutoCAD 2004 tip, Sassa Cheli, Autodesk.com, June 9, 2003

Transparent Zooms and Pans in REVCLOUD - AutoCAD 2004 tip, Robert Davis, Autodesk.com, June 9, 2003

Attach External References All At Once - AutoCAD 2004 tip, Robert Davis, Autodesk.com, June 9, 2003

Lock Viewports Toolbar Button Macro - AutoCAD 2004 tip, Rich Zimmer, Autodesk.com, June 9, 2003

Dear Lynn - answers to reader questions include advice on system variables and how they can make your design life easier, Lynn Allen, Autodesk.com, May 2003

True Color Gradient Hatch Shaded - AutoCAD 2004 streaming video explores using true color, gradient hatch patterns and the ability to plot SHADED views, Sterling Systems, May 23, 2003

Xref Mgr - AutoCAD 2004 streaming video shows how to receive notification when an xref has been updated and edit xref paths on the fly outside of AutoCAD, Sterling Systems, May 23, 2003

Password Protection - AutoCAD 2004 streaming video tips on protecting your files from unauthorized access, Sterling Systems, May 22, 2003

Draw Order - AutoCAD 2004 streaming video explores how to arrange the order of overlapping objects so that the order will be maintained even in xrefs, Sterling Systems, May 19, 2003

Mtext - AutoCAD 2004 streaming video surveys the new features in the Mtext, including tab recognition, frameless editor, indent control and in-place creating and editing, Sterling Systems, May 19, 2003

Object Properties - AutoCAD 2004 streaming video shows how to increase your screen space with a modeless dialog box, which includes auto-hide and transparency, and how to display only the type of object properties you need, Sterling Systems, May 19, 2003

Multiple Copy Direct Distance Entry Tip - AutoCAD 2004 tip, Autodesk.com, May 19, 2003  

eTransmit - AutoCAD tip, Envision Solutions,  May 5, 2003

Using the CAD Standards Tools in AutoCAD 2002/2004 - streaming video tips, CAD-1, May/June 2003

AutoCAD - How to Plot a Rendered Viewport - streaming video shows how to plot a rendered viewport in AutoCAD 2004, Erik Kurek, Avatech Solutions, May 2003

Welcome to the UI in AutoCAD 2004 - a look at the updated user interface and its improved toolbars and tool palettes, Lynn Allen, CADENCE, May 2003

Balloon and Leader Toolbar Macro - AutoCAD 2004/Mechanical 2004 tip, Autodesk.com, May 12, 2003

Creating Your Own Non-plotting Layers Instead of Using Defpoints - AutoCAD 2004 tip, Autodesk.com, May 12, 2003

Control AutoCAD Using Gestures (Mouse Strokes) - the StrokeIt utility allows you to control AutoCAD or AutoCAD LT using gestures (predefined mouse strokes), Xanadu, May 9, 2003

Create a Shortcut Routine for MREDO - AutoCAD 2004 tips, Autodesk.com, May 5, 2003

Fast Fence Selection for Trim or Extend Commands - AutoCAD 2004 tips, Autodesk.com, May 5, 2003

Dear Lynn - AutoCAD tips cover selecting multiple items, protecting AutoLISP programs, using the EDGEMODE setting and AutoCAD 2004 backwards compatibility, Lynn Allen, Autodesk.com, April 2003

Menu Mishap - tips on customizing toolbars in AutoCAD 2002, IMAGINiT Technologies, April 2003

Auto-hide the Properties Palette - AutoCAD 2004 tips, Heidi Hewett, Autodesk.com, March 8, 2003

Editing Block Attributes - tips on using the Properties palette to edit block attribute values in AutoCAD 2004, Heidi Hewett, Autodesk.com, March 8, 2003

Continuous Pan - AutoCAD 2004 tips on how to pan past the edge of the display, Heidi Hewett, Autodesk.com, March 8, 2003

Making Use of the Reference Manager - AutoCAD 2004 tips, Autodesk.com, April 28, 2003 

Using REFEDIT to Help Bring Blocks into Other Drawings - AutoCAD 2004 tips, Autodesk.com, April 28, 2003

Secrets of AutoCAD - Change Text Case in MTEXT - streaming video tip for an AutoCAD 2000 enhancement, Avatech Solutions, April 10, 2003

Right Click Customization - AutoCAD tip, Envision Solutions,  April 8, 2003

Secrets of AutoCAD - Dimension with One Pick - streaming video tip explores a dimensioning shortcut that will "automatically" snap so you don’t have too, Avatech Solutions, April 10, 2003

Putting Objects on Non-plot Layer -AutoCAD 2002 tip, Autodesk.com, March 13, 2003

Design Center - AutoCAD 2004 streaming video tips show how to use Design Center's functionality to gain easy access to content, including the Web and achieve increased screen space with a modeless dialog box, Sterling Systems, April 23, 2003

Secrets of AutoCAD - Autodesk DWG Explorer - streaming video tip shows how AutoCAD can preview all of the drawings in a folder at the same time, Avatech Solutions, April 10, 2003

Secrets of AutoCAD - Hidden Line Drawing Export - streaming video explains how to copy a hidden line view of a 3D object from AutoCAD into another application, Avatech Solutions, April 10, 2003

Secrets of AutoCAD - How to Select Multiple Grips - streaming video demonstrates the method to maintain the relationship between grip points when stretching by using grips, Avatech Solutions, April 10, 2003 

Secrets of AutoCAD - Trim and Extend at the Same Time - streaming video shows how AutoCAD now enables you to use both the Trim and Extend commands at the same time, Avatech Solutions, April 10, 2003 

Finding That Lost Toolbar - AutoCAD tip on how to find a toolbar that has been pushed off the screen, CADstoreOnLine, April 21, 2003 

XREF Attach Many At Once - AutoCAD 2004 tip, Autodesk.com, April 21, 2003 

Secrets of AutoCAD - Boundary Command - streaming video tip explains how to use this command instead of having to trace existing objects, Avatech Solutions, April 10, 2003

Secrets of AutoCAD - Convert Distances Between Model and Paper Space - streaming tip illustrates how to use the new SPACETRANS command to determine the correct height for text that is placed in Model Space, but will be viewed from Paper Space (Layout View), Avatech Solutions, April 10, 2003

Using the Multiline Text Editor - AutoCAD 2004 tip, Ellen Finkelstein, April 16, 2003

Secrets of AutoCAD - Fence and Selection Options - streaming video explores the FENCE command in AutoCAD, which allows you to TRIM or EXTEND multiple lines all at once, Avatech Solutions, April 10, 2003

Secrets of AutoCAD - Lengthen Lines and Arcs - streaming video shows how to lengthen or shorten a line or arc without redrawing it, Avatech Solutions, April 10, 2003

Secrets of AutoCAD - Partially Open Drawings for Performance Increase - streaming video illustrates how to work on a small portion of a drawing without having to deal with the rest of the drawing,  Avatech Solutions, April 10, 2003

Editing Hatches with the Properties Dialog Box - AutoCAD tips, CADsoft Consulting, March 17, 2003

AutoCAD 2004 Tip - Prevent Passwords - how to remove the ability to password-protect drawing files, CADsoft Consulting, April 18, 2003

Time Sensitive Right-click - AutoCAD 2004 tips, Heidi Hewett, Autodesk.com, March 8, 2003

Transitioning from Text to Multiline Text (MText) - AutoCAD 2004 tips, Heidi Hewett, Autodesk.com, March 8, 2003

Dear Lynn - March 2003 - pointers on selecting more than one object, printing fonts solid filled, forcing the command line version of INSERT and making an attribute fit in a specified space, Lynn Allen, Autodesk.com, March 2003

Use the BASE Command to Create a Block Insertion Point - AutoCAD 2004 tips, Ellen Finkelstein, Autodesk.com, March 21, 2003

AutoCAD Selection Sets Continued - AutoCAD tip, Envision Solutions, March 11, 2003

What are Pantone and RAL? - information on the two major color matching systems - used in the U.S. and Germany, respectively - included in AutoCAD 2004, IMAGINiT Technologies, March 21, 2003

AutoCAD - Strengthen Your Polar Tracking - streaming video tip shows how to change the "magnetic strength" of the Polar Track to lock the cursor into those polar angles faster, Avatech Solutions, March 10, 2003

AutoCAD - Find Those "Missing" Toolbars - streaming video tips explain how to retrieve hidden toolbars and place them in the middle of your screen, Avatech Solutions, February 24, 2003

Dear Lynn - February 2003 - tips on working with Custom Linetypes, using the OSNAP menu and converting title blocks to xrefs, Lynn Allen, Autodesk.com, February 2003

The Portable License Utility (PLU) - AutoCAD tip, Envision Solutions, February 10, 2003

Windows Desktop Shortcuts - AutoCAD tip, Envision Solutions, February 25, 2003

AutoCAD Selection Sets Continued - AutoCAD tip, Envision Solutions, February 25, 2003

AutoCAD Selection Sets - AutoCAD tip, Envision Solutions, February 10, 2003

AutoCAD - Create Quick and Easy Polylines - streaming video shows how to create automatic polylines for area boundaries or closed shapes, Avatech Solutions, February 24, 2003

AutoCAD Tips and Tricks - streaming video shows how to get images out of AutoCAD and into other applications, CAD-1, January/February 2003

To See or Not to See - Using the Latest (Free) Autodesk Viewer! - tips on using a tool that enables you to preserve the integrity of a drawing while sharing its data with others, Lynn Allen, CADENCE, February 2003

AutoCAD Tips - a collection of pointers to save time and increase productivity, CSpectrum, January 28, 2003

What Is Wrong With My Hatch? - AutoCAD tips for making a hatch pattern display correctly, Rick Ellis, CADdigest.com, January 23, 2003

Solving AutoCAD Crashes - tips on interpreting error messages and how to fix related problems, IMAGINiT, January 2003

Redefine the F1 Key - AutoCAD tip shows how to remove the Help Window, ARCHIdigm, January 2003

The Mbuttonpan Command - AutoCAD tip, Envision Solutions, January 28, 2003

AutoCAD - Increase AutoCAD Productivity - Stop Typing! (AutoCAD streaming tech tip), Avatech Solutions, August 18, 2002

AutoCAD - Grip Edit Array Posted (AutoCAD streaming tech tip), Avatech Solutions, August 18, 2002

AutoCAD Customization Overview - a look at AutoLISP and menu-customization, Robert Green, CADENCE, June 2002

AutoCAD Gadgets and Gizmos - obscure and little used functions, John Clauson, Autodesk University, Nov 2001 (pdf)

AUGI Tips and Tricks - 17 AutoCAD tips, Donnia TaborHanson, Autodesk University, Nov 2001 (pdf)

Tips, Tricks and Techniques in AutoCAD - J.C Malitzke, Autodesk University, Nov 2001 (pdf)

Disappearing Pulldowns - George Head, CADENCE, December 2000

Rotate, Move, Copy - the AutoCAD MIRROR command. George Head, CADENCE, October 2000

Where It's @ - George Head, Tips and Tricks, CADENCE, July 2000

Advanced Wild Cards, One-Line Filleting and Then Some - George Head, CADENCE, June 2000 (AutoCAD, Tips and Tricks)

Customizing Hatch Patterns, Automatic Saves - George Head, CADENCE, May 2000

Cool Stuff in AutoCAD - AutoCAD shortcuts by Lynn Allen, CADENCE, May 2000

Tips and Tricks for AutoCAD 2000 - 1999's best of Tips and Tricks for AutoCAD 2000, George Head, CADENCE, September 1999

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