Category Archives: Dimensions

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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AutoLISP: All Dimensions To A Layer

Here is a simple routine that searches for all dimensions in a drawing and asks the user to enter the name of the layer that you would like the dimensions to be on. As seen Below: There are some dimensions … Continue reading

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