Monthly Archives: April 2011

Rotate with the Reference option to Align

You may know that there is the ALIGN command which is really helpful. But with the ALIGN command the object that you are aligning/rotating end up being moved to its reference object. So how do you rotate an object and … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: All Dimensions To A Layer

Here is a simple routine that searches for all dimensions in a drawing and asks the user to enter the name of the layer that you would like the dimensions to be on. As seen Below: There are some dimensions … Continue reading

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Autolisp: Deleting All Attributes In A Block

Unlike the previous post where you could only delete all but one attribute, this LISP routine allows you to delete all attributes in the selected blocks. As seen below: ATTDEL2 <to start> Select blocks with attributes  <enter> all attributes from … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Delete Attributes

If you need to delete attributes from a block, you can always use the command BATTMAN or you can use this LISP routine. Either way, you cannot delete all attributes from the block but at least you can remove what … Continue reading

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Area & Subtracting Areas

Not every room that you draw is going to be free from obstructions like columns or partial walls. If you have ever used the AREA command, you know how cool of a tool it is. It will tell you the … Continue reading

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Curved Multi Leaders (MLEADERS)

There are times when I use a curved MLeader because the straight lines of a normal MLeader might be confused with the straight lines of the object that I am drawing. After all, as a drafter, my job is clarity and accuracy, and … Continue reading

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Move with OTRACK

Here are two examples of using the MOVE command with Object Tracking. Move with one reference point: Start the MOVE command and select the object(s) to move When asked to specify a base point, I tracked off of  the midpoint … Continue reading

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