Category Archives: Manage

Hurricane Batch Processor Review

AutoCAD batch scripts can be powerful by themselves, but if you couple that with the ability to apply them to a multitude of drawings then it can be really powerful. I first saw the power of scripting while using the … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2016 System Variable Monitor

If you are tired of opening a drawing and being surprised why some settings are not what you’d think they should be, The new feature called the “System Variable Monitor” or SYSVARMONITOR is now your friend and has your back. … Continue reading

Posted in Manage, New in 2016, TIPS | 3 Comments

Batch Convert DGN to DWG using Microstation

This tip requires that you (or someone else) has Microstation. To be honest, the only thing that I know how to do in Microstation is open a DGN file (Microstation file) and either  do a “Save as” > .DWG or … Continue reading

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Manage CADWorx Project Resources with Symlinks

This tip is not limited to CADWorx. It can be applied to many types of files that CAD users may need, I have simply decided to demonstrate how “Symlinks” can help a common frustration for CADWorx users and CADWorx administrators. … 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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Issues With Using DEFPOINTS for Viewports

It may seem like a great idea to use the layer “DEFPOINTS” as the layer for your viewports since it doesn’t plot by default. And you may have heard from various posts that you shouldn’t do so but may have not … Continue reading

Posted in BASICS, Layers, Layout, Manage, Paper Space, Trouble Shooting, Viewports | 7 Comments

BASE Command – BEWARE of XREFs & Blocks

A perplexing issue crept its way into a project recently that revolves around the AutoCAD command BASE [enter]. This command can be found on the “Home” tab > Block panel (drop down – lower portion) “Base” It can also be … Continue reading

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Turn On CADWorx Ribbon Tabs and Menu Bar

If you have lost your CADWorx Ribbon tabs or Menus (from the menu bar) you can simply load them by using the following in the command line: LOADMENUPLANT [enter] For loading the CADWorx Equipment palette or toolbars see the following … Continue reading

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Changing A Block Insertion Point

You may come across blocks in a drawing where either the insertion point of the block doesn’t meet your needs. Hopefully this post will help you save some time editing your block and also there’s an added bonus, I will … Continue reading

Posted in Blocks, Manage, Modifying | 4 Comments

AutoCAD 2015 Purge DGN Junk

That’s right, I called it “Junk”. Recently we have been experiencing excessive bloating of files because somewhere in our project someone has either referenced in a drawing that was opened with Microstation or they have copied in something from a … Continue reading

Posted in AutoCAD 2015, Manage, New in 2015 | 1 Comment