Category Archives: New in 2011

Adding Transparency Per Viewport

I started working part-time recently and I actually got to use this new transparency feature that is new to AutoCAD 2011. And now I love it. It is as easy as freezing layers in viewports – REALY! (the picture below … Continue reading

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Hatches in 2011

  The new Hatch contextual ribbon (instead of the old dialog box) is a very cool addition to AutoCAD. With this new feature when you hover over an enclosed area (where the hatch will go) the hatch shows a preview … Continue reading

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Isolating – Great for 3D

New in AutoCAD 2011 is the ability to hide or isolate objects that you select. This is a very simple, yet powerful tool that is especially helpful for working in 3D. After hiding/isolating, you can easily orbit and position your … Continue reading

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Selection Cycle

Another great addition to 2011 is the Selection Cycling (SC) toggle found on the Status Bar (drafting setting buttons). If you have objects that are overlapping and you want to select one of them, your only option was to hold … Continue reading

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Infer Constraints

    It used to be (and still can be) that you could only apply constraints to objects after they were created. One problem that we frequently ran into especially using the “auto constrain” tool was “Over-Constraining” these objects. New … Continue reading

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Hatch Boundary in 2011

If you have ever erased a hatch boundary before you’ll appreciate this tip. Simply select the hatch whose boundary has been erased Right-click and select “Generate Boundary” as seen below. This will recreate the boundary as it was originally created.

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Easy Text Masks for 2011

Here’s a quickie If you have text that is overlapping objects and you don’t want these objects intruding your text space…. <TEXTMASK> will start the command. Simply select the text objects that you want to have a mask. And when … Continue reading

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