Monthly Archives: March 2012

AutoLISP: External Contours of Objects

This routine is helpful if you have overlapping objects that form a closed area and you would like to combine them into one overall closed object. This is like the UNION command but for 2D closed areas. Here’s how: ECO … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013: Viewport Configuration Preview

This is a great improvement in AutoCAD 2013. Located in the new panel called “Model Viewports” on the View tab of the ribbon is the normal dropdown list but the improvement is that now you have a preview of how … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013: Add a Strikethrough to Text

You can now easily add a strikethrough to text objects such as MTEXT, MLeaders, Dimensions and text that is within Tables. Sorry, this doesn’t work for DTEXT (single line text). If you would like an automated way to add a … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013 The new Command Line

The command line is perhaps the most notable change in 2013 and I love it. It takes up less room on the screen and yet performs the same for those who don’t want change and yet performs very differently. The … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013 Draw Order: Leaders

Now available in AutoCAD 2013 is a new draw order tool. This tool will bring all leader objects to the front of the draw order. The command for this tool is an option with the command TEXTTOFRONT <enter> Or The … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013 Annotation Monitor

The new “Annotation Monitor” is shown as “AM” in the drafting setings toggles in the status bar. I suggest that users turn these settings to text instead of the icons. The reason for this is because what usually what happens … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013 Some Thoughts

Link to¬†original¬†post Today marks the release of AutoCAD 2013 and I am excited that I can finally start posting tips about some of its new features. I watched the video presentation from Autodesk which discussed more about the trends of … Continue reading

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