Category Archives: Manage

Fix Install or Uninstall Errors

Here is a possible fix for fixing errors that might have occurred during an install of AutoCAD (or any other program) that is preventing you from doing a “repair” or “Re-install.” Scenario: An issue that has happened at work a … Continue reading

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We recently were given some 3D models by a subcontractor that needed to be incorporated into our drawings. There was one model in particular that was rather large in file size considering that it was only a small part of … 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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Express Tool: Save All Opened Drawings

If you have multiple drawings opened in AutoCAD at the same time and would like to save all the drawings before stepping away from your computer… you can easily save all the currently open drawings with one command. Note: If … Continue reading

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CADWorx Equipment Palette

Here is a quick tip for CADWorx Equipment users. The user interface for CADWorx Equipment is simply a tool palette and maybe a toolbar… The common problem is closing the Equipment palette and not knowing how to get it back … Continue reading

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Use Align Space to Easily Align A Viewport View

Rotating a view within a viewport can be quite involved when using the DVIEW command as was shown in this post:¬† But as a guest named Nick pointed out, the ALIGNSPACE command from the Express Tools is a quick way … 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. Here’s how: … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Purge Page Setups

The code posted below will purge all Page Setups except for the current page setup (if one is applied). If you have ever received a drawing with many page setups this routine will help reduce the amount of setups that … Continue reading

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Embed a Picture (Not as a Reference)

There are times when an image needs to be included in a drawing. For example, a client logo that needs to be part of the title block. It would be better to convert the logo into a block object by … Continue reading

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