Monthly Archives: July 2011

AutoLISP: Adding A Suffix to Layer Names

To go along with the previous post which adds a Prefix to layer names, this one allows you to add a suffix to layer names. Here’s How: RL2 <enter> to start Enter text string to be added to the end … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Add A Prefix To Layer Names

This routine is a great little routine that allows you to add a prefix to all layer names. Although, It does not allow you add a prefix that already exists in at least one layer name like “A-.” I will … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Spline to Polyline

Keeping with the theme of the previous posts about modifying Splines and Polylines… Here is a routine that lets you change Splines into Polylines. I will warn you though, that this routine doesn’t let you escape or cancel out from … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Polyline to Spline

Here is a routine that allows you to turn a “Fit Curve” Polyline into a Spline. The key to remember with this routine is that the PolyLine has to be a “fit curve” otherwise, the routine will not work. Click … Continue reading

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Polyline (Fit Curve)

Here is a helpful tip that will let you make Polylines look like splines. Splines are great, but sometimes they are a little hard to adjust. Here’s how: Make a Polyline Double-click the Polyline to enter its (PEDIT) function. Or … Continue reading

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Nudge – New in 2012

here is a quickie that I have come to use a lot. This feature is new in AutoCAD 2012 It is called “nudging” and is a way of moving things in your drawing without using your mouse. Well, not completely. … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Change Attribute Color to Bylayer (global)

I have used this routine a lot. I sometimes get drawings that have attributes that have had their color changed to something other than “BYLAYER.” ┬áThis routine will change all attributes colors to be BYLAYER. Here’s How: After loading, simply … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Offset PolyLine Segments

The title of this post pretty much describes what this routine does. It behaves just like the OFFSET command but it allows you to offset single or multiple segments of a polyline. This pretty cool if you’ve ever needed something … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Arc to Circle

Here’s one that someone asked me about a while ago and I just just it. Very simply, you select arc and this routine turns these arcs into circles keeping both the arc’s radius and the layer that the arcs were … Continue reading

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