Monthly Archives: March 2011

AutoLISP: Blocks to BYLAYER

Here is another LISP gem… I know that the same can be accomplished with the command SETBYLAYER, but it is still fun nonetheless. And it allows you to change the color to other colors – not just to bylayer. If … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, Blocks, TIPS | 3 Comments

AutoLISP: Saving Your New LineType

So, after you have used the previous LISP routine to create your new linetype, you need to save it if you plan on using it in other drawings. Sure, you could just re-use the previous routine in the drawing, but … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Make a New Linetype with Text

It seems that this blog has gotten a lot of interest since I started posting AutoLISP code. Here is great routine that creates a new LineType with text. If you have ever tried creating a linetype with text on your … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, Customization, Text, TIPS, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

How to Select & Delete Wipeouts

Have you ever been frustrated with trying to erase or even select a wipeout? Here’s how to select them: WIPEOUT <enter> F <enter> (for frames) ON <enter> Now, all of your wipeouts have a frame around them that you can … Continue reading

Posted in Modifying, TIPS | 2 Comments

Mirror Text

Here is a quick tip: Have you ever mirrored text and it was backwards and looked as if it was being seen through the rear-view mirror of your car? Well this is how you fix that. Change the System Variable … Continue reading

Posted in BASICS, Text, TIPS | 4 Comments

AutoLISP: Break Line

If you’ve ever used the Express Tool BREAKLINE, you know how frustrating it is to get the darn thing to look correct. Here is a great lisp routine that makes the size of the break symbol proportional to the 2 … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, TIPS | 5 Comments

AutoLISP: Block Count With A Table

As I promised in an earlier post, here is the block counter that places a table with a preview of the block within the table. An additional feature is to specify the text size of the text within the table … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, Blocks, TIPS | 38 Comments

AUTOLISP: Select By Layer

Here is an AutoLISP routine that I use a lot. It is a quick way to select an object and then make a selection set of everything on that layer. I know that there is the new command in AutoCAD … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, TIPS | 1 Comment

OVERKILL Is Your Friend

It’s been a little over a week since I last posted. My wife and I had our second child and I picked up some contract drafting work so I’ve been a little busy. But doing the contract work is helping … Continue reading

Posted in Express Tools, Settling In, TIPS | 6 Comments