Category Archives: Modifying

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

Posted in Blocks, Manage, Modifying, XREFs | 1 Comment

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

Reverse Polyline Moves Origin

Today’s tip is more of a “head’s up” to be aware of when using the REVERSE command on a closed polyline. The Reverse command will reverse the direction of selected objects. What is reversed is the direction or the order … Continue reading

Posted in Modifying, Polylines, TIPS | 2 Comments

AutoLISP: ATTWIPE Clear Selected Attribute Values

Here is one that lets you easily clear the selected attribute tag(s). This is especially helpful for when you are editing titleblocks that have populated attributes or when you copy a block (symbol) that already has attribute values already populated. … Continue reading

Posted in Attributes, AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Attributes, Blocks, Modifying | 1 Comment

FLATSHOT In Action

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

Posted in Manage, Modifying, TIPS, XREFs | 5 Comments

AutoLISP: Dynamic Text Align

With AutoCAD 2015’s new TEXTALIGN tool, comes the question of “what about those of us that don’t have AutoCAD 2015”? Luckily, Lee Mac has a LISP version that accomplishes many of the same functions and even adds a few others. … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP: Modify, AutoLISP: Text, Modifying, Text | 1 Comment

AutoCAD 2015: Text Align Dynamically

A new feature in AutoCAD 2015 is the Text Align tool found on the “Annotate” tab > “Text” Panel and the button that has 2 stacked letter A’s. The command to start this command is TEXTALIGN <enter> and the command … Continue reading

Posted in AutoCAD 2015, Modifying, New in 2015, Text | Tagged | 5 Comments