Monthly Archives: November 2011

AutoLISP: Make More (like ADDSELECTED)

Well. Kent Cooper has done it again… He made this great LISP routine that I like better than the one that is in AutoCAD. The ADDSELECTED command in AutoCAD is pretty cool. You select an object and whatever properties the … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Creating, Layers, New in 2011 | 10 Comments

AutoLISP: Continue Line on Layer…

Similar to the previous post [found here] that continues a polyline one whatever layer it is on, the featured routine for today lets you snap to entity and sets that layer current and then starts the line command. Pretty simple, … Continue reading

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Express Tools: Make Line Type

I knew that the Make Line Type tool existed in the Express Tools but trying to figure them out on your own is incredibly frustrating. I finally saw them in action and they totally make sense now. Here’s how for … Continue reading

Posted in Customization, Express Tools, Linetypes, Manage | 17 Comments

AutoLISP: Continue Polyline

ONE YEAR AND 196 POSTS!!!! One year ago today, I started this blog in hopes to have reference for AutoCAD tips in case I forgot them. After one year, I have made 196 posts and every week more and more … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Polylines, Modifying, Polylines | 10 Comments

AutoLISP: MTEXT box with a leader

Here is a simple routine that lets you select MTEXT (does not work on DTEXT) and creates a rectangle around the text and then lets you select where you would like a leader to point to. This routine could even … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Edit Block with .dcl (dialog box)

The very first thing that I must say is that there are 2 files for this tool to work 1) .lsp file 2) .dcl file. YOU MUST SAVE THE .dcl FILE IN THE SAME MANNER AS YOU WOULD A .lsp … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, Blocks, Layers, Modifying | 8 Comments

Adding a .DWF file to Power Point

This is a pretty cool tip for those of you who may need to do Power Point presentations. You can add a .DWF file to your PPT ┬ápresentations so that you can navigate within it as you can when you … Continue reading

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