What is Xref in AutoCAD? How to use it Effortlessly!

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 the external references. What is Xref in AutoCAD? An Xref in AutoCAD is a reference to an external drawing file that can … 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

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

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