Monthly Archives: September 2012

Text to Multileader

This routine will allow you to select either an MTEXT or DTEXT (single line text) object and then create a multileader from its contents on the current layer and the current multileader style. Here’s how: AM <enter> to start Add … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Select block by name

Even though, you can use the SELECTSIMILAR [found here] command to select a block and then this command will select the other blocks like the selected block…Here is a LISP rouinte that will make a selection set of a named … Continue reading

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Autolisp: Find Blocks and Mark Them

This is a re-post of an earlier post that had an error in it. So here it goes again… This routine will let you easily find blocks in your drawing. It does this by drawing lines from the insertion point … Continue reading

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Cycling Mode

With AutoCAD 2011 they introduced the selection cycling tool which is very helpful and I have posted about it here. There are times, however, when it is annoying. Take for example when you are simply zoomed out of a drawing … Continue reading

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Add A Fillet or Chamfer With No Trim

There might be times when you need to use fillet or chamfer and you do not want these tools to trim the objects. This method will leave the original objects intact and simply apply the fillet or chamfer. Here’s how: … Continue reading

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