Most of us have heard about AutoLisp before, but are usually scared of it because we are not software engineers. Others haven’t even heard of Lisp files. If you can find yourself one of these people don’t worry, you don’t have to be a software developer in order to use Lisp. You can dramatically accelerate … Read more Accelerate Your Work with AutoLISP! (Only 3 Easy Steps!)
To make multiple blocks annotative at once could be a challenge even for the most skilled AutoCAD draftsman. On the other hand it is a commonly occurring task. How many times you had to start with someone’s drawing? For example, a topographic survey and needed to scale it up or down? At that time all … Read more Make Multiple Blocks Annotative or Non-Annotative in AutoCAD
Hundreds of times I needed to Rotate multiple Objects around each object’s base point and every single time I hated it! It is a time consuming and repetitive task that needs to be automated in some way. Happily, not long ago, I found a great Lisp that does just that, and today we will take … Read more Rotate Multiple Objects Around Their Base Point in AutoCAD
Adding a constant to a number of different Text objects in AutoCAD was a task I used to hate not so long ago. There is nothing worse than wasting valuable time editing Text because suddenly you have realized that for example, the benchmark on the plan has typing mistake. And a number needs to be … Read more Add a constant Number to Multiple Text Entities in AutoCAD!
Breaking objects in AutoCAD is almost as repetitive and common task, as drawing them in the first place. The built-in Break command is great and used by thousands of drafters every day, however, it is limited in its functionality. Today, we would learn how to bring Break Command to the next level! Break Selected Objects: … Read more Break selected Objects in AutoCAD (Break Intersecting Objects!)
Today’s issue we are going to deal with will be converting anonymous block objects in normal AutoCAD Blocks. *U### blocks? Usually, anonymous blocks are really annoying and hard to work with. They have strange names for example block with * in front of a random name. The different types of names mean that things though … Read more Convert Anonymous Blocks *U### to Normal AutoCAD Blocks
Today, while working on a file that contained lots of different Block objects, I thought to my self, Wouldn’t it be great if there is a way to Add Block Name to a MultiLeader? As all blocks had unique Names and Descriptions it would save me a lot of time and effort. After some digging, … Read more Add Block Name to a MultiLeader in AutoCAD (Label Blocks Easy!)
In a previous post Create Separate Hatches Fast and Easy! We have discussed, how to create Separate Hatch objects as easy as possible. But what if, we or someone else has created Separate hatches and now we have to Join those hatch objects into one? This can be applicable for example when there are lots of … Read more Join Separate Hatches into One (Merge Hatch Objects in AutoCAD!)
As a continuation of our previous topic Automatically Assign Elevations to Polyline (Set Elevations to Polyline!) Today we will take a look at another Lisp. This time the program assigns elevation to contours by an Interval. We will set starting elevation, an Interval of the contours and color. To start using the program just follow … Read more Set Elevations to Polyline in an Increment! Automatically!
Bad behaving text objects? Have you ever seen some of those? I definitely have. Selecting a MText object and then trying to change the text style, but it stays the same. Whatever I do the text style won’t change. This is a fairly common problem with AutoCAD MText. The easiest way to deal with it … Read more Editing Multiple Text in AutoCAD! (One Click Solution!)