Category Archives: New in 2012

AutoLISP: Fillet and Match PLINE Width

With the release of AutoCAD 2012 the JOIN command received some improvements. It will join all of the selected objects regardless of what type of objects they are (line, arc, polyline, 3Dpolyline, spline) and turn them into the most complicated … Continue reading

Posted in AutoCAD 2013, AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Modify, AutoLISP: Polylines, Modifying, New in 2012, New In 2013, Polylines | 4 Comments

2012 Selectable UCS Icon

This is a pretty sweet feature for AutoCAD 2012. A selectable UCS icon that is intuitively movable and align-able. Instead of having to remember the many variatins of the UCS command, you are now able to select and manipulate the … Continue reading

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Auto Load Your Lisp Files (& others)

I was fortunate enough to attend Autodesk university this week. There were many things that I learned but one thing I learned was from a class that I did not attend. A friend attended a class and and learned this … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, Customization, New in 2012 | 9 Comments

New in 2012: Blend Command

I have briefly mentioned the blend command [here] but I actually never showed how to use the command. The BLEND command is found on the Home tab of the ribbon > Modify panel > Under the Fillet/Chamfer dropdown, there is … Continue reading

Posted in Modifying, New in 2012, Polylines, TIPS | 1 Comment

Lengthen Polyline Endpoint & Vertex

I have previously posted about using the LENGTHEN command, which is helpful, but the LENGTHEN command doesn’t work on polylines. Here’s how to lengthen a polyline segment whether it is an endpoint or a vertex. The examples shown in this … Continue reading

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Open the Welcome Screen

We have all done this – we uncheck the box that tells AutoCAD to show the “Welcome Screen” each time AutoCAD opens. But what if you want to open it again and check out some of the “New Features” videos? … Continue reading

Posted in BASICS, New in 2011, New in 2012, Settling In, TIPS | 2 Comments

Nudge – New in 2012

here is a quickie that I have come to use a lot. This feature is new in AutoCAD 2012 It is called “nudging” and is a way of moving things in your drawing without using your mouse. Well, not completely. … Continue reading

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