Monthly Archives: May 2011

Quick (Ghetto) Way To Scale Text

So I not proud of this method but there have been a couple of times when the recipients of what I was drawing were not going to receive or need the AutoCAD file so this method has  saved me a couple of … Continue reading

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Erase Individual Wipeouts with TFRAMES

If you need to erase an individual wipeout, there is a command that is a “toggle” which means that once the command is entered, it either turns this function on or off. The command is TFRAMES. there is no button … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Erase all Wipeouts

I sometimes get drawings that have wipeouts in them. And to be honest, I don’t think that the person who made them knew what they were when they made them because the wipeouts are not hiding anything. So I use … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Objects 2 Wipeout

If you’ve ever used wipeouts in order to mask something in your drawing, you already know that you cant used curved objects. This great routine allows you to select an existing object that is curved and turn it into a … Continue reading

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Fast Pan

Here is crazy way to pan across your drawing. It will take some practice to get used to but if you are having to pan across a large drawing, this can be a useful tip. Hold CTRL Press and hold the mouse … Continue reading

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Quick Way to Join Using PEDIT

If you have ever joined lines into a polyline this tip is really helpful. Usually when you want to join lines into a polyline you have to select the lines that are going to be joined in a sequential order. … Continue reading

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Tangent Line From an Arc

Here’s a great LISP that should be incorporated with AutoCAD. After drawing an arc, we should be able to easily draw a line that is tangent from the arc. Well… until then here;s how… (Written by Alan JT found @ … Continue reading

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