Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Select and Previous Commands in AutoCAD Of coarse there is the PICKFIRST system variable that lets you select objects first, before starting a command… But here is another option for creating a selection set that is reusable. This command is aptly called the “SELECT” command … Continue reading

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Remove From Selection Set Within a Command Here is another way to deselect objects while making a selection set. You can find the previous post [HERE] that shows how to use the SHIFT key to do something similar. While you are in the middle of a … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Bump Attributes Values

Here is another Lee-Mac routine. This routine is not on Lee’s website but is from the Augi forums [found here]. This routine is pretty awesome for moving attributes up or down in position. It will not “move” the entire … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Control Xref Color Here is a handy routine that has 4 functions in it. To be honest I don’t know why there are 4 functions – I can understand why 2 of them would be helpful. But it’s always nice to have … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Blocks, AutoLISP: Manage, AutoLISP: Modify, Layers, Modifying, TIPS, Uncategorized, XREFs | 10 Comments

Super Secret: Edit Those Un-editable Blocks This one’s for you Eric. Intead of knocking over your cubicle because you can’t edit a block, there is an AutoCAD system variable that lets you lock your blocks from being able to edit them in the Block Editor. … Continue reading

Posted in Blocks, Customization, Modifying | 8 Comments

AutoLISP: Set PSLTSCALE for All Viewports The system variable PSLTSCALE (Paper Space LineType SCALE) has been mentioned [here] so this LISP routine is a great example of automating the process of changing this setting in all of your viewports for you. Here’s how: PS0 <enter> … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Modify, Layout, Modifying, Paper Space, Viewports | 2 Comments

Add Annotation Scale by Match Properties

The original post can be found here: Quick tip: This only works for ADDING annotation scales to objects, not deleting them… I will post on how to create Annotation scales shortly. The new Annotation scaling feature is great for … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Rectangle from the Midpoint of sides

Sidenote: there is a blog that has been stealing my content without any recognition of who actually made the content and then collecting $ off its ads. Because of this, I am going to start adding watermarks in my pictures … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Creating, Polylines | 2 Comments

Saved per Drawing or in the Registry…n-the-registry/ I have previously mentioned the System Variable dialog box [here] and I mentioned in another post that some system variables are either stored in a drawing or in the system registry [here]. But I just realized that the System Variable Dialog … Continue reading

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Plot Color Regardless of .ctb file Correction. This tip does not override .stb files – sorry for any confusion. This tip can either be the answer to a problem or a helpful tip that can be applied to a drawing. I stumbled upon this while creating … Continue reading

Posted in BASICS, Customization, Layers, Layout, Manage, Modifying, Paper Space, Printing - Plotting, TIPS | 3 Comments