Category Archives: TIPS

Fixing Your Broken Concrete Hatch Pattern

I hope that you noticed something in my previous blog post about fixing holes in hatches that didn’t have anything to do with that topic. In fact, this is a very common issue that plagues AutoCAD Civil 3D users. As … Continue reading

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Fix Your AutoCAD Hatch Holes

Does your drawing have holy hatches? Some of the drawings I work on have these annoying outline/remnants of objects that have been moved or deleted. And now I have to clean them up. Some of these objects could have been … Continue reading

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Import PDF Geometery

New in AutoCAD 2017 is the much-needed ability to import PDFs. This new feature will import geometry and True Type Fonts (.ttf) only. If your PDF file contains fonts that use an .shx font, that text will be imported as … Continue reading

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Tip: When Tracking Doesn’t Seem to Work

Here is one of the quirky things that AutoCAD does that might throw you for a loop. It involves “Tracking” whether it is “Object Snap Tracking” or “Polar Tracking” they seem to behave differently when Dynamic Input is turned onn … Continue reading

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Shortcut Keys for AutoCAD, Inventor and Revit

Near the beginning of the year a blog post here showed the links to Autodesk’s AutoCAD for Microsoft Windows and Mac’s Shortcut keys (Aliases). They have now made available a list of shortcut keys to Autodesk Inventor and Revit. Below … Continue reading

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Using SUPERHATCH To Make Complicated Hatch Patterns

A very good question was asked in in the comments section of the following post about creating custom hatches [found here]. That post was about creating custom hatches using lines within a 1×1 square and then having the ability so … Continue reading

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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

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