I forgot to send it! Never again, with eTransmit!

How many times have you forgotten to send a referenced drawing, .ctb file, font or image? I personally a lot, of course after that there is an angry call from a client who can’t see the attached files or images. It is very depressing to make such a mistake especially for young professional. There is … Read more

How to Copy Layer Settings to Another Drawing (Copy Layer Properties)

Are you trying to Copy Layer Properties from one drawing to another? Or Trying to Copy a Layer Settings between different Layout Tabs / Viewports? Well, Today we are going to look exactly at how can this be done in AutoCAD. Copy Layer Settings to Another Drawing To Copy and Paste the current Layer Properties … Read more

How to Turn off Annotation scale Preview

Annotation Scale Preview in AutoCAD – what is the problem? Here we are going to talk about Annotative objects, they are great! If you are wondering how to turn off Annotation preview of the object you would probably know what Annotative object is. However, I will paste here a small definition from Autodesk:Annotative objects and styles … Read more

Change multiple objects to ByLayer Effortlessly!

Set multiple properties of multiple objects to ByLayer with one command! Today we will look at one really interesting and very useful command that i recently found about. It’s called SetByLayer and what this command does is simply change Color, Linetype, Lineweight, Material and Transparency  of all object you have selected to “ByLayer“. It really comes … Read more

Use your own TEMPLATE! (Create your own CAD standards!)

Why do I need a template? The Title says it all, use your own Template! I hate when we at the office receive drawing with only one layer – Layer 0, Aahhh it can’t be worst (well for example if coordinates are wrong or local it could be..). Sometimes we will receive a drawing with some … Read more

Create Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in AutoCAD!

Many people like to use a keyboard to enter commands, that’s because it saves lots of time. However some commands are difficult to remember, but in AutoCAD, you can create your own keyboard shortcuts, or edit existing ones. For example, I use C for COPY, R for ROTATE, RVC for REVCLOUD. The first method – Change … Read more

How to Trim and Extend with Only One Command?

How to Trim and Extend at the speed of light! Preview in new tab Today I am going to share with you a little trick that I really like using! How to Trim and Extend with Only One Command in AutoCAD? Trim and Extend are both very, very useful commands and drafters usually use them … Read more

How to Bring all Text to Front in AutoCAD! (With 1 Command!)

Is it possible to Automatically Bring all Text to Front? The text is one of the most important things in our drawings. Text objects are Text, Mtext, Leaders, Dimensions, etc. It is so annoying to put dimension then draw some lines and then another dimension and in the end, all those lines, hatches cross your … Read more

Lighten up Xrefs in AutoCAD! (Quick Xref Fade options!)

In Today’s post, we will look at External references. More particularly how to make Xrefs more visible in our AutoCAD Drawings. The trick is hidden in the Xref Fade control options which we are exploring below. As previously said I like to work with lots of X-refs. Often times I am searching for a specific … Read more

AutoCAD Selection Method problem? (Select Command First then Objects)

Aaah, there are so many things that can go wrong with AutoCAD just because we are in a hurry and sometimes hit the wrong buttons… In this example we will look at what makes our program behave unusually – you pick a line hit the Del button and nothing happens? , When you double click … Read more