Category Archives: Manage

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

Posted in Express Tools, Manage | 7 Comments

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: https://autocadtips.wordpress.com/2013/06/03/dview-with-a-twist-rotating-a-viewport-view/ But as a guest named Nick pointed out, the ALIGNSPACE command from the Express Tools is a quick way … Continue reading

Posted in Manage, Modifying, Paper Space, TIPS, Viewports | 14 Comments

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

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Manage, Linetypes, Manage | 2 Comments

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

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Manage, AutoLISP: Modify, Manage, Printing - Plotting, Uncategorized | 3 Comments

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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AutoCAD Script – Overkill

The command OVERKILL in AutoCAD is useful in removing overlapping objects but some times you just want it to do its thing and move on without worrying about its settings. The Script today could be a starting point for you … Continue reading

Posted in Customization, Manage, Modifying, Polylines, Scripts, TIPS | 1 Comment