Category Archives: New in 2016

AutoCAD 2016 System Variable Monitor

If you are tired of opening a drawing and being surprised why some settings are not what you’d think they should be, The new feature called the “System Variable Monitor” or SYSVARMONITOR is now your friend and has your back. … Continue reading

Posted in Manage, New in 2016, TIPS | 3 Comments

Angular Dimensions More than 180° for ACAD 2016

Since the new DIMension command (which I love) has kind of changed the way we do dimensions, here is how you apply an angular degree that is more than 180°. It has been about 5 years since I first posted … Continue reading

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MTJIGSTRING

When you enter T <enter> at the command line, it starts the MTEXT command and you normally see “abc” prompt When you enter MTJIGSTRING in the command line, you are able to enter ten characters to welcome you when you … Continue reading

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Split Dimensions in AutoCAD 2016

No Lisp routine needed for this functionality – If you have an existing dimension, you can pull a dimension that meets at the original dimension line and be prompted on how to handle the result. And one of the options is to … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2016 XREF Layer Controls

This new feature in AutoCAD 2016 is by far my favorite. Here is the scenario: Your drawing (electrical) references two other discipline’s drawings (Structural & Mechanical) The problem comes when you print your drawing. Your electrical content is hard to … Continue reading

Posted in Layers, Linetypes, New in 2016, Printing - Plotting, XREFs | 7 Comments

It’s About Time… Text Frame and Background mask for Text

This new feature only works on MTEXT but that should be fine for most people. With AutoCAD 2016 Mtext can now have a text frame that dynamically sizes itself as you edit the text. Simply select the MTEXT In the … Continue reading

Posted in BASICS, New in 2016, Text | 4 Comments