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 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 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

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

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

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

Add a constant Number to Multiple Text Entities in AutoCAD!

Add a number to Text entities 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