Monthly Archives: June 2011

AutoLISP: Walk Blocks

This is one of the coolest LISP programs because it takes the same idea and the LAYWALK command which lets you isolate objects that reside on a given layer. In regards to blocks – This lets you locate blocks in … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Divide Polyline Segment

If youve ever tried the DIVIDE command on a Poly Line, You know the frustration that usually follows that adventure. Here is a great Routine that allows you to easily do this task. Note that places “Points” as the division … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Add Leader to MTEXT or DTEXT

Here is a quickie that lets you attach a leader to an existing MTEXT or DTEXT object. Here’s How: TL <enter> to start “Text Leader” Select Text object Specify start point (arrow) of leader Specify the angle of the leader … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, Leaders, Modifying, Text | 6 Comments

AutoLISP: Improved MLINE (Multiline)

For those of you who like to use the MLINE command, this is for you. For those who don’t know what the MLINE command is – It lets you create 2 parallel lines and you get to specify the distance … Continue reading

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Printer Margins

Some one asked me yesterday, “what are the dashed lines that I see when I am in a layout tab?” Simplified answer: These are the boundary lines that show you the printable area of that Layout Tab’s sheet size and … Continue reading

Posted in BASICS, Layout, Settling In | 8 Comments

AutoLISP: Connect Endpoints To Make PolyLine

I found this today and thought That I’d share it here because it is really cool. If you need to make a POLYLINE of objects that continuously touch at their endpoints, this ones for you. Here’s how: EJA <enter> to … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Dimension Extension Line Toggle

Simple and sweet. This one is one that I use all of the time when I have dimension extension lines that overlap objects in my drawing. Before i found this LISP, I used the properties palette to achieve this. But … Continue reading

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