Category Archives: Linetypes

Load A Linetype

Here is a simple explanation for how to load a linetype. I decided to demonstrate how to do so for an appropriate layer but a line type can be loaded from the “Properties” panel as well. Here’s how: In the … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2016 XREF Layer Controls

This new feature in AutoCAD 2016 is by far my favorite. Here is the scenario: Your drawing (electrical) references two other discipline’s drawings (Structural & Mechanical) The problem comes when you print your drawing. Your electrical content is hard to … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget that CADWorx P&ID Cfm.shx file

This issue comes up rather often when dealing with projects that use CADWorx. Some users use CADWorx and other people in the same project don’t. Perhaps they want to simply open a P&ID drawing (or other drawing that uses this … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Purge Missing SHX files

If you have drawings that are constantly missing SHX (shape) files, the routine posted below is now your friend. The routine was posted in the LISP forum at CADTutor at the following link. Please refer questions there. http://www.cadtutor.net/forum/showthread.php?37306-remove-unknown-SHX-files&highlight=delete+shape+files Here’s how: … Continue reading

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Express Tools: Make Line Type

I knew that the Make Line Type tool existed in the Express Tools but trying to figure them out on your own is incredibly frustrating. I finally saw them in action and they totally make sense now. Here’s how for … Continue reading

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