Category Archives: TIPS

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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Tip for Autodesk University Attendees

Last year on Twitter, I posted this simple tip for those attending AU and since I am luck enough to be going this year I want to stress the importance of the tip from last year. Tip: LOOK UP AND … Continue reading

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AutoCAD 2015 Tray Settings for Print Pop-Up

After you print in AutoCAD, there is a little annoying notification that stays open in the bottom right of the screen until you click to close it. This is the default setting. This setting can be changed so that it stays … Continue reading

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Manage CADWorx Project Resources with Symlinks

This tip is not limited to CADWorx. It can be applied to many types of files that CAD users may need, I have simply decided to demonstrate how “Symlinks” can help a common frustration for CADWorx users and CADWorx administrators. … Continue reading

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Creating A Data Link With An Excel Table

Linking an Excel spread sheet to an AutoCAD drawing and displaying the excel table as an AutoCAD  “Table” is very helpful depending on how you “link” the Excel file to the AutoCAD table. In this post, I describe how to … Continue reading

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Reverse Polyline Moves Origin

Today’s tip is more of a “head’s up” to be aware of when using the REVERSE command on a closed polyline. The Reverse command will reverse the direction of selected objects. What is reversed is the direction or the order … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Polyline Direction preview

The simplicity of this routine is why I like it so much. You simply run the command and then select a polyline and it displays temporary arrows that show the direction of the polyline. Once you either zoom in or … Continue reading

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