Category Archives: Dimensions

DIMROTATED:

This is a tip that I just saw from Lynn Allen’s blog [found here]and thought that I would share it here as well. Imagine trying to dimension something that doesn’t have parallel or perpendicular pick points. So when you pick … Continue reading

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Add Annotation Scale by Match Properties

The original post can be found here: http://wp.me/p1aURt-jH Quick tip: This only works for ADDING annotation scales to objects, not deleting them… I will post on how to create Annotation scales shortly. The new Annotation scaling feature is great for … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Reset Selected Dimensions

Now that you have located “dodgy” dims in a drawing, you may need to reset them to their original values. There are many LISP routines online that do this globally, but you may need to reset a few of these … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Find Dodgy Dimensions

Keeping this whole “Dodgy Dimensions” theme going…. Here’s another routine that you can use to find dimensions that have had their value altered. It will simply turn the “dodgy” dimension text green, thus distinguishing it from the correct dimensions. If … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Match Dimension Style

Although you can accomplish the same thing by using the MATCHPROP command, there have been problems with its behavior. This routine simply lets you match the dimension style. There is an added feature that lets you match the text style … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Dodgy Dimension Detector

Recently, The “Mistress of the Dorkness” (AKA Melanie) posted a routine to help the effort in finding dimensions in a drawing that have been¬†deceitfully¬†“fudged” [Found Here]. I remembered that I also found a routine that locates dimensions that have had … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Dimension Extension Line Toggle

Simple and sweet. This one is one that I use all of the time when I have dimension extension lines that overlap objects in my drawing. Before i found this LISP, I used the properties palette to achieve this. But … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Split Dimensions

This LISP routine is great for when you place a dimension and forgot to dimension some element in your drawing. Here’s how: SPLITDIMs <enter> to start Select the dimension that you need to split. Select the object where you’d like … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Dim Text OverRide

Although you do not really need a LISP routine to accomplish this task (as seen in THIS post). This particular routine is great because it also has an extra option to clear existing text overrides. I use this routine to … Continue reading

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Change the 2012 Dynamic Input Display

With AutoCAD 2010 & 2011, the default setting when you had “Dynamic Input”enabled was awesome. When you select an object and then hover over a grip, it would show you the length, radius & angle. This feature saves me time … Continue reading

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