Category Archives: Modifying

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

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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

Rotate Objects to Reference an Angle

The Rotate command can be used to match an angle of an existing object or allow you to input an angle.   This tip is especially helpful when you don’t know the angle of the objects. maybe all you know … Continue reading

Posted in BASICS, Modifying, TIPS | 12 Comments

Add Dimension Leader Line

Sometimes when placing dimensions in a drawing, they can get cluttered and it isn’t always clear what dimension text belongs to what dimension. (pictured below – example dimension) There is a feature that lets you attach a leader to the … Continue reading

Posted in Dimensions, Modifying, Text | 4 Comments

Continue A Table In A New Column With A Table Break

AutoCAD table objects are great in how they act similar to Microsoft Excel allowing you to add columns and rows and with the controls available, you can format the table in many ways to add style to the table. Today’s … Continue reading

Posted in Modifying, Tables | 3 Comments

OFFSET Polyline True Distance – OFFSETGAPTYPE

The OFFSET command creates parallel copies of an object away from the original object. Here’s the scenario – You have an electrical drawing with limited space. You also have an oddly shaped electrical box that requires a 4 foot space … Continue reading

Posted in BASICS, Modifying, Polylines, TIPS | 1 Comment

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

DVIEW with a Twist: Rotating a Viewport View

Not everything that we draft or model in AutoCAD is at 90 degree increments. For this reason when we want to make our model aligned with the sheet of paper. Shown below is a house that has 2 major axis. … Continue reading

Posted in BASICS, Dimensions, Layout, Modifying, Paper Space, TIPS | 12 Comments