Monthly Archives: June 2012

AutoLISP: Heal – Erase Block & Heal Polyline

Just like the previous post that heals lines, this routine will work on polylines. it will erase the selected block and then join the two polylines into one. Note: If the block is placed on a curved segment of a … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Blocks, AutoLISP: Modify, AutoLISP: Polylines, Blocks, Polylines | 4 Comments

AutoLISP: HEAL – Erase Block & Heal Line

If you have blocks that lie upon a line and where they are on the line it has been trimmed, this routine might be of some use. this routine will let you simply select the block that rests on your … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Modify, Blocks | 1 Comment

Free ways to convert PDFs to DWG

Here are two ways to convert PDF documents into .DWG (drawing) files. These are in fact free and they do a great job for the price. They both work the same in that the free versions will not process layer … Continue reading

Posted in Manage, Modifying, PDF | 14 Comments

AutoLISP: Make a Block Quickly

Here is a handy routine that will let you quickly create a block of selected objects – it will even automatically name the block for you. Here’s how: QB <enter> to start (Quick Block) Select the objects that you want … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Blocks, AutoLISP: Creating | 14 Comments

Adding OLE Objects and Make Them Print

OLE is “Object Linking & Embedding” and it is pretty powerful. If you have an excel spread sheet or an image that resides outside of AutoCADĀ and you need these files inside of AutoCAD, adding these objects as an OLE object … Continue reading

Posted in Customization, Manage, OLE Objects, TIPS | 13 Comments

Lock the Position of your Toolbars and Palettes

Once you get your toolbars and palettes in place, you’ll want them to stay put right? Here is a way to lock there position. Below is an extreme example with every toolbar placed on the screen and 2 palettes are … Continue reading

Posted in BASICS, Customization, Settling In, TIPS, Tool Palletes, Workspaces | 19 Comments

XREF Status Bar Button

If you open drawings and want to know if there are any XREFs in the drawing, you do not need to open the XREF manager. Simply look at the bottom right corner of the screen in the status bar. If … Continue reading

Posted in BASICS, Settling In, TIPS, XREFs | 1 Comment

Intro to Chamfer

Here is an overview of the CHAMFER command. This command will create a beveled edge between two selected lines. It can be defined by specifying a distance away from the intersection of the selected lines. It can also be defined … Continue reading

Posted in BASICS, Modifying | 3 Comments