Category Archives: Customization

XREF Load Status App Review

The app mentioned in this post saved my sanity while opening drawings that contained a large amount of XREFs (External References). The “XREF Load Status” app is available from the Autodesk Exchange Apps store in a free version that will … Continue reading

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View Fonts Used in Styles Without Opening A Drawing

Continuing the previous blog post concerning how to control what font is being used as the “Standard” text style – One issue that has come up is that upon opening a drawing that has the “Standard” text style defined as … Continue reading

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Change the “Standard” Font in AutoCAD Template

Some drafting standards require a text “font” that is something other than the “Arial” font, yet AutoCAD seems to keep reverting back to this font even after changing what font the text style is using. Some people almost have conniption fits … Continue reading

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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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