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

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 use AutoCAD Dimension Grips (Reset Text Position)

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 Raise or Lower Multiple Feature Lines in Civil 3D

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

Make a Single page Landscape in Microsoft Word (2 Simple Methods!)

make a single page landscape in microsoft word

Have you ever tried to create a great report with eye-catching graphics, charts or tables? I am sure you did! it would even look better if the said graphics are Landscape oriented! The first thing that comes to mind is to set the Microsoft Word Sheet layout to Landscape, but then all the pages turn … Read more Make a Single page Landscape in Microsoft Word (2 Simple Methods!)

How to Split Dimensions in AutoCAD? (No Lisp Required!)

Learn how to split dimensions in AutoCAD

One of the most important parts of any drawing are Dimensions, however, some times we could create a mistake or two while using them. Or not even a mistake, some times we need to add a new dimension or if we could Break an existing One into two. To Split or Break an existing dimension … Read more How to Split Dimensions in AutoCAD? (No Lisp Required!)

Fix Missing Ruler in Microsoft Word! (Missing Vertical Ruler)

Missing Ruler Microsoft Word

Your Microsoft Word grips are missing? Missing ruler in Microsoft word? What to do now? How to show Microsoft Word ruler? How to set up the sheet margins, and how to properly set paragraphs? These are just a small part of the questions we start asking when the grips or ruler disappears from the Microsoft … Read more Fix Missing Ruler in Microsoft Word! (Missing Vertical Ruler)

Best Free Online AutoCAD Viewers (Online Drawing-DWG Viewers)

Find out 5 great Online AutoCAD Viewers

AutoCAD drawing files are everywhere, they are used by engineers, drafters, architects, surveyors, and field workers. There are a number of different software that can create and view DWG files. Some are more expensive than other, some are lighter weight, and so on. However, today we are going to look at some Free Online AutoCAD … Read more Best Free Online AutoCAD Viewers (Online Drawing-DWG Viewers)

Make Multiple Blocks Annotative or Non-Annotative in AutoCAD

Make multiple blocks annotative or non annotative in AutoCAD

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

Rotate Multiple Objects Around Their Base Point in AutoCAD

Rotate multiple Object around their Base point

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