Category Archives: AutoCAD 2013

AutoCAD Script – Drafting Settings Toggles

Continuing with the AutoCAD script theme, here is one that controls the toggles that are found in the status bar. Download the script from this link:¬†https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_y9I236zHwOd1E3TDA2VVRvYWc/edit?usp=sharing I made the script to turn off all of these toggles but i also … Continue reading

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Up and Running with the 2013 Core Console

With the release of AutoCAD 2013, there is a new feature that is called the “Core Console.” This Core Console is a stripped down version of of AutoCAD that includes no buttons or user interface other than what looks like … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Fillet and Match PLINE Width

With the release of AutoCAD 2012 the JOIN command received some improvements. It will join all of the selected objects regardless of what type of objects they are (line, arc, polyline, 3Dpolyline, spline) and turn them into the most complicated … Continue reading

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2013 Command Line Width

I really like how little space the new command line takes up in the drawing area (vertically), but did you know that the new command can be sized horizontally? Simple move your cursor over the right edge to the command … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013: Adding the Layout Tab to the ribbon

Today’s tip shows how to add the new ribbon tab called “layout” to the ribbon if it doesn’t exist. If your installation of AutoCAD 2013 doesn’t display this tab it is most likely because during installation, settings were migrated. Because … Continue reading

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Lost Command Line

With the new command line being a toolbar that is easily drag-able, it is just a matter of time before you lose your command line by dragging it either too far down or dragging it completely off the screen. But … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013 Property Preview

AutoCAD 2013 has introduced a great new feature that allows you to select objects and then preview their property changes prior to assigning those properties to the objects. This a familiar feature that you may have used in other applications … Continue reading

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