Monthly Archives: March 2012

AutoLISP: Replace Selected Points with Block

Today’s featured routine lets you replace selected points in a drawing with a defined block in the drawing. This routine could be more rubust but it is still helpful. It does let you specify the scale of the block and … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Blocks, AutoLISP: Creating, AutoLISP: Modify | 17 Comments

AutoLISP: Easily Create Isometric Blocks

Here is a useful routine that will create isometric blocks based on an existing 2D (flat) block. This is great because all that you have to do is create the one block and this routine will do the rest for … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Creating, AutoLISP: Modify, Customization, Isometrics | 15 Comments

AutoLISP: 3D View – Section View with Depth

Here is a handy routine that lets you easily define a view and define its view-depth. With cluttered 3D drawings, you may want to view objects from a side view but also not see the clutter behind and in front … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: 3D | 3 Comments

Trim and Delete outside of closed polyline

Here is a very helpful routine that I seemed to have forgotten about. It lets you select a closed polyline and it will trim and delete everything outside of it. Anything that crosses its edge will be trimmed on the … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Modify, AutoLISP: Polylines, Modifying | 7 Comments

AutoLISP: Covert DTEXT & MTEXT to Multileaders

The previous routine only works with MTEXT objects. This routine, however, works with both MTEXT and DTEXT objects and even makes the process easier. Here’s how: MTLE <enter> to start Select the Text object(s) Specify where the end point (arrow) … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Modify, AutoLISP: Text, Leaders, Text | 9 Comments

Add Leader to Text – Make Multileader

If you have existing MTEXT objects and would like to add a leader to it and make into a Multileader object, this LISP will be your friend. The text objects do need to be MTEXT objects for this routine to … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Text, Leaders, Text | 7 Comments

AutoLISP: Trim Objects on One Side

This routine is similar to the Express Tool EXTRIM¬†(is covered near the bottom of the linked post)¬†in that you select a cutting edge and then what side of the cutting edge you would like to trim. But the difference is … Continue reading

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