FATAL ERROR in AutoCAD!? How to Restore Drawing Data?

AutoCAD FATAL ERROR: unhandled access violation reading 0x01ff exception at 5c554951h or something like that. These Fatal errors in AutoCAD are our worst nightmare. They come without warning and cause great irritation and anger among the users.In most cases, AutoCAD gives us the opportunity to save One of the currently opened drawings before it collapses entirely. However, … Read more

Learn How to properly Send AutoCAD Drawings!

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 professionals.There is a … 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 the Annotation preview of an object, you would probably know what an Annotative object is and what does annotative mean. However, I will paste here a … 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 out about. It’s called SetByLayer and what this command does is simply change the Color, Linetype, Lineweight, Material, and Transparency of all objects you have selected to “ByLayer”. It … 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