Category Archives: BASICS

Create New Objects with AddSelected

The tool ADDSELECTED has been in AutoCAD since ACAD 2011 and It has saved me a lot of time. Regardless of your current settings, such as Layer, Dim Style, Text Style… You can easily recreate an existing object by simply … Continue reading

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Fixing Your Broken Concrete Hatch Pattern

I hope that you noticed something in my previous blog post about fixing holes in hatches that didn’t have anything to do with that topic. In fact, this is a very common issue that plagues AutoCAD Civil 3D users. As … Continue reading

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Tip: When Tracking Doesn’t Seem to Work

Here is one of the quirky things that AutoCAD does that might throw you for a loop. It involves “Tracking” whether it is “Object Snap Tracking” or “Polar Tracking” they seem to behave differently when Dynamic Input is turned onn … Continue reading

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Shortcut Keys for AutoCAD, Inventor and Revit

Near the beginning of the year a blog post here showed the links to Autodesk’s AutoCAD for Microsoft Windows and Mac’s Shortcut keys (Aliases). They have now made available a list of shortcut keys to Autodesk Inventor and Revit. Below … Continue reading

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Polygon Intro, Reminder and Cool Trick

Hopefully, today’s tip will help you AutoCAD “newbies” and you “old schoolers” The POLYGON tool in AutoCAD creates “Simple Polygons” that are symmetrical. The Polygon tool is located on the Home tab > Draw panel > next to the RECTANGLE … Continue reading

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Shrink The Info Center Search Area to Expand File Name

This tip is simple yet helpful in displaying more of a file name that might be obscured by the upper right “Info Center.” All that you have to do is simply collapse the arrow next to the search field that says … Continue reading

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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

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