How to Create Automatic Area Label (4 Step Solution!)

Checking the area of a closed object, a polygon is a common practice when working with AutoCAD. We all know the AREA command that displays the area in the command line. Previously we have even looked at a way to get automatically a summarized areas of several objects. The issue with these practices is that … Read more

How to Edit Mline Styles and Draw Parallel Multi-Polylines with Ease!

how to dral multiple parallel polylines

Mlines in AutoCAD are quite a forgotten thing. In my practice, I see those objects rare, and when I do it tends to be very limited use. That is strange though because with Mline we can draw Multiple Parallel Polylines at once. We can also predetermine the number of parallel lines drawn. Together with their … Read more

How to Quickly Copy from Xref (Copy from Block) in AutoCAD

Learn how to copy from Xref and Block in AutoCAD

Many times I have wondered how to Quickly Copy objects from an Xref or from a Block without opening it first and then using the good old Copy and Paste. I know it sounds silly, but, often times when coping from external reference or from a block, we end up with the very big or … Read more

How to Break a Line into Two in AutoCAD? (5 Easy Steps)

How to break line into two AUTOCAD

To Break a Line or Polyline into two seems quite easy, just use the BREAK command right?The short answer is Yes! But do you know How to Break a line into two at a specific point without any gap/space between the two new lines?If you are asking this question let us help you find out … Read more

Top 10 Bad AutoCAD Practices to Avoid! (Most Common AutoCAD Mistakes)

bad autocad practices to avoid

Today we are doing something different. We are going to discuss the most Frequent and Annoying AutoCAD Mistakes that we should avoid at all costs!Most of the people I know and work with are self-thought AutoCAD users, just like me. This is all well, however, sometimes we tend to do some quite shocking drafting Mistakes. … Read more

Easily Rotate/Scale AutoCAD Viewports with Align Space!

Orient Viewports in AutoCAD With Ease!

Rotating a Viewport in AutoCAD is quite an easy job. In fact, we have already discussed 3 ways on how to do that the right way: Rotate 2D Drawings in AutoCAD! (Rotate only Viewport content). This is all good, however, if we want to Align a random line from the viewport to another line on … 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

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