Category Archives: TIPS

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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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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Add Objects to Block Using Edit Block In Place

If you were wondering, Yes there is a LISP routine to accomplish the same thing found [here] by Lee-Mac. But here is how you can do the same thing using the “Edit Block In-Place” option of editing blocks. Sometimes it … Continue reading

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AutoCAD Grips

AutoCAD grips have come a long way over the years. With the addition of the polyline mid-point grip, I can’t live without them. If for some reason, your grips are not behaving correctly, here’s how to get them back to “normal” … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2015 Function Keys and Status Bar

Here is a quick snap shot of the AutoCAD 2015 Status Bar and the corresponding “Function Keys”

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AutoCAD 2015 Controlling the Status Bar Icons

With AutoCAD 2015 came the annoyance of being able to display the status bar icons as text. And even more frustrating is that not all of the normal Status Bar icons that we are used are even displayed. See this … Continue reading

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AutoCAD for MAC Hot Keys & Command Aliases

A while back I did a post on regular “Vanilla” AutoCAD “Hot Keys” and Aliases that was produced by Autodesk [found here]. But what about all you AutoCAD Mac users? Here is a link to the same type of list … Continue reading

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