Monthly Archives: November 2011

AutoLISP: Merge Hatches Join Hatches

I didn’t know how useful this LISP routine was until I saw it posted over at the swamp.org. At my previous job, I would receive drawing that were contained too many hatches and some hatches were not hatched correctly. So … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Creating, AutoLISP: Modify, Hatch, Modifying, Uncategorized | 4 Comments

AutoLISP: Align Attributes

Here is a simple yet helpful LISP routine that will let you align you attributes after they have been added to a block. It allows you to align them either vertically (up & down) or vertically (side-to-side). Note: This routine … Continue reading

Posted in Attributes, AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Attributes, AutoLISP: Blocks, Blocks, Modifying | 1 Comment

AutoLISP: Text Calculator by LM

Last Spring, I asked Lee Mac for a program to help me with my job at the time and he delivered. You can find the program here. What it does is allow you to select various text objects whether they … Continue reading

Posted in Attributes, AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Attributes, AutoLISP: Text, Blocks, Text, TIPS | 2 Comments

AutoLISP: Make a Real Rectangle

A long time ago, AutoCAD used to make Rectangles and polygons as their own entities. When you made a rectangle and then did a LIST <enter> on it, it would show as a rectangle. Nowadays, these objects are those objects … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Creating, AutoLISP: Modify, AutoLISP: Polylines, Modifying, Polylines | Leave a comment

Zoom to Selected Using the ViewCube

If you happen to have the ViewCube turned on, you now have a quick way to zoom to selected objects. This is particularly easy when you are in a plan view (top view). To turn on the ViewCube: Command Line … Continue reading

Posted in BASICS, New in 2011, Settling In, TIPS | Leave a comment

AutoLISP: Individual Attribute Visibility Toggle

Here’s another great routine by Lee Mac. If you have ever needed to turn on or off a specific attribute, and used the BATTMAN (Block ATTribute MANager) command, you know that it toggles on or off the attribute you specify … Continue reading

Posted in Attributes, AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Attributes, Blocks | 6 Comments

New in 2012: Blend Command

I have briefly mentioned the blend command [here] but I actually never showed how to use the command. The BLEND command is found on the Home tab of the ribbon > Modify panel > Under the Fillet/Chamfer dropdown, there is … Continue reading

Posted in Modifying, New in 2012, Polylines, TIPS | 1 Comment

Undocumented command Circle, Tangent X 3

I previously mentioned [here] that the circle command with the TTT (tangent, tangent, tangent) option was only available with use of the ribbon. I am happy to report that there is a way around this in the form of an … Continue reading

Posted in BASICS, TIPS | 3 Comments

AutoLISP: Attribute Visibility Toggle

Another simple but sweet routine. Sure this can be done through the command BATTMAN but this LISP routine saves clicks and picks… You simply select the blocks that contain attributes that you want to toggle on or off. Here’s how: … Continue reading

Posted in Attributes, AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Attributes, Customization | 1 Comment

AutoLISP: Break Circle

200 posts!!!! and still going. This is my 200th post and I thought that it would be fitting to feature a LISP routine from Lee Mac. Both Lee and Kent Cooper have¬†generously¬†provided many great routines for many AutoCAD users and … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Modify, Modifying | 5 Comments