Category Archives: AutoLISP: Creating

AutoLISP: Easily Make Isometric Text

If you need to create isometric text ¬†and you are tired of using so many different styles, today’s tip will be your new best friend. Note that this routine only works with DTEXT (single line text). Here’s how: ISOTEXT <enter> … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: External Contours of Objects

This routine is helpful if you have overlapping objects that form a closed area and you would like to combine them into one overall closed object. This is like the UNION command but for 2D closed areas. Here’s how: ECO … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Replace Selected Points with Block

Today’s featured routine lets you replace selected points in a drawing with a defined block in the drawing. This routine could be more rubust but it is still helpful. It does let you specify the scale of the block and … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Easily Create Isometric Blocks

Here is a useful routine that will create isometric blocks based on an existing 2D (flat) block. This is great because all that you have to do is create the one block and this routine will do the rest for … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Rectangle from the Midpoint of sides

Sidenote: there is a blog that has been stealing my content without any recognition of who actually made the content and then collecting $ off its ads. Because of this, I am going to start adding watermarks in my pictures … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Point Circle

This routine lets you create a circle that is made of AutoCAD Point entities. A great feature of this routine is that it lets you determine the starting point where the first point will be placed. Here’s how: Set the … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Merge Hatches Join Hatches

I didn’t know how useful this LISP routine was until I saw it posted over at the swamp.org. At my previous job, I would receive drawing that were contained too many hatches and some hatches were not hatched correctly. So … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Make a Real Rectangle

A long time ago, AutoCAD used to make Rectangles and polygons as their own entities. When you made a rectangle and then did a LIST <enter> on it, it would show as a rectangle. Nowadays, these objects are those objects … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Make More (like ADDSELECTED)

Well. Kent Cooper has done it again… He made this great LISP routine that I like better than the one that is in AutoCAD. The ADDSELECTED command in AutoCAD is pretty cool. You select an object and whatever properties the … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Continue Line on Layer…

Similar to the previous post [found here] that continues a polyline one whatever layer it is on, the featured routine for today lets you snap to entity and sets that layer current and then starts the line command. Pretty simple, … Continue reading

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