Category Archives: Settling In

Lost Command Line

With the new command line being a toolbar that is easily drag-able, it is just a matter of time before you lose your command line by dragging it either too far down or dragging it completely off the screen. But … Continue reading

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Customize Dynamic Input Coordinates

In the previous post (found here) the various coordinate input methods are explained. And near the end of the post the dynamic input tool is briefly explained as being polar, relative by default which is different from when dynamic input … Continue reading

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Intro To Coordinates

Note: I must first apologize for the lack of posts lately. I have started teaching AutoCAD for a local community college at night and it has been very demanding of my time. Teaching this class should help me focus on … Continue reading

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Temporary OSNAP Overrides (Including 3D Osnaps)

When you are in the middle of a command and you need to snap to something that is not currently set in your running OSNAPs, you can use a temporary OSNAP override that will let you snap to the desired … Continue reading

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Lock the Position of your Toolbars and Palettes

Once you get your toolbars and palettes in place, you’ll want them to stay put right? Here is a way to lock there position. Below is an extreme example with every toolbar placed on the screen and 2 palettes are … Continue reading

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XREF Status Bar Button

If you open drawings and want to know if there are any XREFs in the drawing, you do not need to open the XREF manager. Simply look at the bottom right corner of the screen in the status bar. If … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2013 Property Preview

AutoCAD 2013 has introduced a great new feature that allows you to select objects and then preview their property changes prior to assigning those properties to the objects. This a familiar feature that you may have used in other applications … Continue reading

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