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Raster Design Quick Start

A very cool AutoCAD add-on called “Raster Design” lets you easily incorporate raster images like .jpegs and .tif files in you drawing. The cool part about this software is that it lets you edits the images even though they are … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Select block by name

Even though, you can use the SELECTSIMILAR [found here] command to select a block and then this command will select the other blocks like the selected block…Here is a LISP rouinte that will make a selection set of a named … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: HEAL – Erase Block & Heal Line

If you have blocks that lie upon a line and where they are on the line it has been trimmed, this routine might be of some use. this routine will let you simply select the block that rests on your … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Make a Block Quickly

Here is a handy routine that will let you quickly create a block of selected objects – it will even automatically name the block for you. Here’s how: QB <enter> to start (Quick Block) Select the objects that you want … Continue reading

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Express Tools: CLIPIT

I recently showed how to create an XCLIP for XREFs (found here) but today’s tip gives you some more options. The Express Tool CLIPIT will clip reference objects – not just XREFed drawings. It will work on the following objects: … Continue reading

Posted in Blocks, Manage, Modifying, TIPS, Wipeouts, XREFs | 3 Comments

AutoLISP: Globally Change XREF Attachment Type

If you need to Changeall of the way in which XREF’s are attached this routine is for you. This routine will change all XREFs in a drawing to either “Overlay” or “Attached.” Here’s How: X2A <enter> = All XREFs to … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: External Contours of Objects

This routine is helpful if you have overlapping objects that form a closed area and you would like to combine them into one overall closed object. This is like the UNION command but for 2D closed areas. Here’s how: ECO … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Replace Selected Points with Block

Today’s featured routine lets you replace selected points in a drawing with a defined block in the drawing. This routine could be more rubust but it is still helpful. It does let you specify the scale of the block and … Continue reading

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AutoLISP: Delete Invisible Attributes

Link to AutoCADtips There are times when sending or submitting drawings to client or another drafter when the blocks in your drawings contain many attributes – some of which may be set to Invisible. And if you have ever wanted … Continue reading

Posted in Attributes, AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Attributes, AutoLISP: Modify, Blocks, Modifying | 1 Comment

AutoLISP: Control Xref Color Here is a handy routine that has 4 functions in it. To be honest I don’t know why there are 4 functions – I can understand why 2 of them would be helpful. But it’s always nice to have … Continue reading

Posted in AutoLISP, AutoLISP: Blocks, AutoLISP: Manage, AutoLISP: Modify, Layers, Modifying, TIPS, Uncategorized, XREFs | 10 Comments