How to Create Surface from Blocks in Civil3D (Also Assign Elevations to Blocks!)

Learn how to Create Surface from Blocks in Civil 3D

Today’s post on How to create Surface from Blocks in Civil3D is a continuation of a previous post, more particularly, the post on How to Create Surface from Text in Civil3D (Also Assign Elevations to Text!). As discussed there, we often receive files from other surveyors which are exported and can be very hard to … Read more

How to Create an Automatic Layer Legend in AutoCAD!

AutoCAD drawings consist of numerous Symbols, Lines, Dimensions, etc. Each object carries with it a different meaning and the easiest and easiest to understand way, of explaining the meaning of all the Lines and Symbols is by using a Drawing Legend. This is why creating a good legible Legend is crucial for every Drawing. It … Read more

How to Hatch non-closed Object (Hatch Open Boundaries)

Hatchopen boundaries

How to hatch a non-closed object? Or is it even possible? Hatches are some of the most useful objects in every drawing. They play a key part in the overall look of the project. However, they are some of the most annoying for use objects. As a rule, to successfully hatch an object you first … Read more

How to Draw Circle Tangent to Two Lines/Circles (or even Three!)

circle tangent to two objects

Drawing a Circle between two lines (or circles) has been a constant issue that many young professionals have to face. It seems like an extremely simple task that needs to have a simple solution. And indeed it has! The tool, however, is a bit hidden. Draw Circle Tangent to Two Lines (Circles) To complete the … Read more

How to use AutoCAD Dimension Grips (Reset Text Position)

How to use dimension text Grips

Time and time again, we see that Dimensions are one of the most important objects in AutoCAD. Previously we have talked about Splitting Dimensions, Resetting Dimensions Value, and Using Alternate Dimension Values. Here we will see how to use Dimension Grips, how to Reset Text Positions, and even how to Reset Text positions of multiple … Read more

How to Fix Linetype Error: Bad definition of at line of file.

Fix issues with not working Linetypes

You got this message “Bad definition of at line of file…” when loading a Linetype into AutoCAD? Don’t worry today we will go through the most probable solutions together.Issues can be several: missing support file folder from the support search path incorrect font definition in your Linetype The font used in the definition of the … Read more

How to Quick Select objects by Color! (AutoCAD trick)

How to Quick Select objects by Color in AutoCAD

Quick select objects by Color or by any other object property in that matter, is a crucial knowledge that every AutoCAD drafter needs to know. The inspiration to write this came from a colleague of mine. She had to select all text objects in a drawing and insulate the red ones. Red Text also needed … Read more

How to Create Surface from Text in Civil3D (Also Assign Elevations to Text!)

Assign Elevation to Text Automatically Civil 3d

Often times we receive exported files from other surveyors that we need to use in our drawings. At this time, it is great that AutoCAD Civil 3D gives us the opportunity to Create a Surface from Text Objects. To illustrate better the task. We will look at an example where we have received a drawing … Read more

How To Raise or Lower Multiple Feature Lines in Civil 3D

Raise Lower Feature Lines Civil 3D

It is quite a common task, to raise or lower the elevations of all vertexes of a feature line in a drawing. The reasons can be anything, from using the wrong benchmark to revisions by the client. No matter the reasons, it is great to have the opportunity to automatically raise or lower vertexes by … Read more

How to add Fonts to AutoCAD (a 30 Seconds read!)

How to add Fonts to AutoCAD

No matter what drawings we are creating there always will be the need for Text and with it a text Font. Windows and AutoCAD provide us with many Font types, however, sometimes we need to add an additional one. Like for example, that time a colleague of ours gave us a drawing that looked crooked … Read more