Monthly Archives: March 2015

Happy Monday

Here is a happy song to help your Monday. It has helped me Sorry it is not AutoCAD related… ~Greg

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AutoCAD Grips

AutoCAD grips have come a long way over the years. With the addition of the polyline mid-point grip, I can’t live without them. If for some reason, your grips are not behaving correctly, here’s how to get them back to “normal” … Continue reading

Posted in BASICS, TIPS | 4 Comments

Split Dimensions in AutoCAD 2016

No Lisp routine needed for this functionality – If you have an existing dimension, you can pull a dimension that meets at the original dimension line and be prompted on how to handle the result. And one of the options is to … Continue reading

Posted in Dimensions, Modifying, New in 2016 | Leave a comment

Hire me – I’m Looking

I live in the Denver area and am willing to work using AutoCAD and willing to reloctae. Please take a resume from this link: Greg_Battin_Resume I also have an online portfolio located at: http://gregbattin.weebly.com/ Thanks ~Greg

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AutoCAD 2016 XREF Layer Controls

This new feature in AutoCAD 2016 is by far my favorite. Here is the scenario: Your drawing (electrical) references two other discipline’s drawings (Structural & Mechanical) The problem comes when you print your drawing. Your electrical content is hard to … Continue reading

Posted in Layers, Linetypes, New in 2016, Printing - Plotting, XREFs | 7 Comments

It’s About Time… Text Frame and Background mask for Text

This new feature only works on MTEXT but that should be fine for most people. With AutoCAD 2016 Mtext can now have a text frame that dynamically sizes itself as you edit the text. Simply select the MTEXT In the … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2016 New Dimension Tool

Disclaimer: The dimension tool has been overhauled and is kind of “new” The DIM tool (as shown below) is a one-stop-shop for most of your dimensions. You simply launch the tool and start selecting objects or if your OSNAPS are … Continue reading

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