Monthly Archives: June 2011

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

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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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AutoLISP: Split Dimensions

This LISP routine is great for when you place a dimension and forgot to dimension some element in your drawing. Here’s how: SPLITDIMs <enter> to start Select the dimension that you need to split. Select the object where you’d like … Continue reading

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How To Use STRETCH

Here is a great tool that is underused and not understood by many. The STRETCH command will allow you to adjust/move objects like a window or door opening without having to do much effort on your part. The hard part … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Add a Calendar To Your Drawing

I don’t know how useful this is. I just think it is cool because I tend to not know what the date is and now I can have a date and calendar in my drawing… Here’s how: CALENDAR <enter> to … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Dim Text OverRide

Although you do not really need a LISP routine to accomplish this task (as seen in THIS post). This particular routine is great because it also has an extra option to clear existing text overrides. I use this routine to … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Fillet Match Radius

This is my 101st post. I missed the 100th post. I am proud that this blog was only started in November and yet has so many posts. Hopefully I can continue to find helpful stuff for you to make your … Continue reading

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Hatch To Back

I use the command HATCHTOBACK all of the time and I am surprised at how little known or used it is. Sometimes when you have hatches in your drawing and you continue working, the hatches tend to work their way … Continue reading

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