How to Draw an Arc with a Specific Length in AutoCAD?

Draw an arc with specific length

Not long ago, a colleague of mine asked me how to draw an arc with a specific length in AutoCAD. This question struck me, as I was never thought of this before. In the process of drawing, together we came up with a couple of ways to draw an Arc with a Specific Length. Today … Read more

How to Easily draw Polygon in AutoCAD? (Hexagon, Octagon, etc.)

How to draw shapes in AutoCAD

There are some times that we need to draw a specific simple 2D shape in AutoCAD as part of something bigger. But how for example to draw a hexagon or pentagon or even an octagon in AutoCAD? In today’s post, this is the question we will be answering. For an easier understanding, we will look … Read more

How to TRIM everything Inside/Outside a Boundary in AutoCAD?

how to trim objects inside boundary

Trim and Extend are some of the commands that I personally use hundreds of times a day! They are great and make drafting so much easier!We already have discussed tricks like How to Trim and Extend with Only One Command? Today we will take a closer look at How to quickly Trim everything Inside or … Read more

How to Change Elevations of COGO Points in Civil3D

change elevations of points in civil 3d

Several days ago, I searched for a way to add a constant number to the Elevations of a Selected Group of COGO points in a Drawing. In short, the task was to add 6″ to the elevations of all points representing “Back of Curb”. This was needed to properly Stake BC at the site without … Read more

How to Measure the Distance and Angle Between 2 Points in AutoCAD

Distance and angle between points

In the past, we have looked at the easiest way How to find Closest Distance Between 2 Objects? today, we will improve our knowledge by finding the different ways to measure the distance and angle between 2 points in AutoCAD. Of course, we will pick the quickest and easiest way to do the job. For … Read more

AutoCAD is running out of Memory (5 Quick Solutions!)

AutoCAD is running out of Memory

If you are presented with the message AutoCAD is running out of system memory, don’t worry, there are some steps you can take and try to make it work smoothly again. The issue could pop up while opening or saving a file or working on one or more opened drawings. The problem can be present … Read more

AutoCAD Flickers and Flashes? Learn How to stop that!

Stop autocad flickering

Are you having problems with flashing AutoCAD? Or is the screen flickering when working on a specific drawing? Maybe the drawing window is jumping when scrolling/panning across? The model/layout tabs and the status bar jump from one to two rows and back to one. This can be very frustrating behavior of the software and it … Read more

3 Ways to Convert Spline to Polyline (How to Choose the Best!)

how to convert spline to polyline

In the last article, we discussed How to Make the Best use of Splines in AutoCAD. We learned that a spline is a smooth curve that passes through or near points chosen on the screen. Today our task will be to Convert Spline to Polyline, this is an important skill as not all programs or … Read more

Drawing SPLINE in AutoCAD (Best Practices!)

Drawing SPLINE in AutoCAD

In this article, we are going to look at one very mysterious AutoCAD Object – AutoCAD Splines and try to make working with them easier for us all!For better understanding, we will be looking at different examples of How to draw Spline and their best uses. First, what is a Spline in AutoCAD? When triggered … Read more