Xref Attach or Overly? What is the difference?

As we continue to tear apart those Xrefs we come across Reference type. As promised in  Using Xref first step! How to attach Xref? we will look at two different reference types we have – Attachment and Overly. Attached external reference Attached will mean that referenced drawing (for example “A.dwg”) will be part of current drawing (for … Read more

Using Xref first step! How to attach Xref?

In the previous post about Xrefs we talked about the definition of external references and what are they used for. Here we will learn how to properly attach an Xref and what are the different options. How to attach Xref? Before we attach drawing we need to have it, so in this example we will use … Read more

What is Xref in AutoCAD! And How to use External References in AutoCAD!

Since I am using Xrefs in almost every project I think that Xrefs deserve special attention, so in the next few posts, I will try to explain everything you need to know about them. What is Xref in AutoCAD? In the first post, we are going to look at What exactly is a Xref in … 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

How to Assign Elevations to Feature line from Existing Surface.

Feature lines in AutoCAD Civil 3d are one of the most powerful objects in the software. They are very similar to normal 3d Polylines, but we have an extended number of tools to play with. Have you ever wondered how to quickly add elevations to a line/polyline/feature line automatically directly from a Surface? Surely I … 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