Category Archives: Customization

AutoCAD Script – Overkill

The command OVERKILL in AutoCAD is useful in removing overlapping objects but some times you just want it to do its thing and move on without worrying about its settings. The Script today could be a starting point for you … Continue reading

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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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Export To AutoCAD Script

When drawings are created with an AutoCAD “vertical” software like AutoCAD MEP, P&ID, Mechanical and others, the specialized objects that these verticals create may not display in a session of vanilla AutoCAD. These objects may display a box where objects … Continue reading

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Set the Options Dialog to Specific Tab

Here is a quickie. You can use this as a script or macro for a custom tool… If you go to the OPTIONS dialog box often, you may want to open on a specific tab for whatever task you are … Continue reading

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Pre Selection Highlight

Here is how to change the setting that allows you to highlighting objects prior to selection. This feature is useful so that you can visibly see what you are about to select prior to actually selecting them. OPTIONS <enter> or … 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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Control the Display of The View Cube and Navigation Bar

Why is it that some drawings show that cube thingy and other drawings dont? Well here is how to control both the “cube thingy” (ViewCube) and the Navigation Bar (NB) that sits just below the View Cube (VC).   The … 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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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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