Monthly Archives: April 2012

Recently Open Files in Application Menu

In the Application Menu (AKA “Big Red A”) there is a list of recently open drawings that lets you easily open these drawings. ┬áBy default, this drawing list is populated by the last 9 drawings that you have opened. But … Continue reading

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XREF Attachment Type System Variable

When attaching XREFs to your drawings, the choice to insert them as an “Overlay” or as an “Attachment” may not be so clear and might be confusing. Overlay – only the XREF that is selected is referenced in the current … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013: Offset Preview

Simliar to the preview functionality that was added last year with AutoCAD 2012 found in the Fillet command and BLEND tool, The OFFSET/CHAMFER command now has a preview in AutoCAD 2013. There isn’t any other new functionality in the command … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Globally Change XREF Attachment Type

If you need to Changeall of the way in which XREF’s are attached this routine is for you. This routine will change all XREFs in a drawing to either “Overlay” or “Attached.” Here’s How: X2A <enter> = All XREFs to … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013: Paper Space Viewports

With the new addition of the panel in the “View” tab that only pertains to Model Space viewports [shown here], you might want to know where to set your Paper Space viewports. In AutoCAD 2013, you now have a new … Continue reading

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