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 Make Multiple Blocks Annotative or Non-Annotative in AutoCAD
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 Rotate Multiple Objects Around Their Base Point in AutoCAD
Adding a constant to a number of different Text objects in AutoCAD was a task I used to hate not so long ago. There is nothing worse than wasting valuable time editing Text because suddenly you have realized that for example, the benchmark on the plan has typing mistake. And a number needs to be … Read more Add a constant Number to Multiple Text Entities in AutoCAD!
Breaking objects in AutoCAD is almost as repetitive and common task, as drawing them in the first place. The built-in Break command is great and used by thousands of drafters every day, however, it is limited in its functionality. Today, we would learn how to bring Break Command to the next level! Break Selected Objects: … Read more Break selected Objects in AutoCAD (Break Intersecting Objects!)
Today, we are going to learn How to Fix AutoCAD Hatch Holes and How to add new Hatch Boundaries! But What are the holes in Hatch objects in the first place? A Hole in Hatch is usually created when we remove an object that was present when the Hatch was made. In most of the … Read more How to remove Hatch Holes in AutoCAD (With 2 Clicks!)
Today, while working on a file that contained lots of different Block objects, I thought to my self, Wouldn’t it be great if there is a way to Add Block Name to a MultiLeader? As all blocks had unique Names and Descriptions it would save me a lot of time and effort. After some digging, … Read more Add Block Name to a MultiLeader in AutoCAD (Label Blocks Easy!)
“How to rotate crosshairs in AutoCAD?” can seem like a pretty strange question, however, there are several instances when you might need to do just that.For example, You have received a drawing with its crosshair rotated randomly, and you want to bring it back to horizontal/vertical position. Or you have rotated your viewport but the … Read more Rotate Crosshairs in AutoCAD (In just 2 Simple steps!)
Rotate the view of AutoCAD Drawing, but Why? Why would we need to Rotate an AutoCAD Drawing? Well, I can think for a dozen of reasons just on top of my mind. So let’s take a look at several examples:You receive a drawing which Coordinate System is rotated and X,Y are not directing the horizontal … Read more Rotate 2D Drawings in AutoCAD! (Rotate only Viewport content)
All of the sudden when I select block I can see all the grips within the actual block, not only one (or several if it is a dynamic block). Do you have the same problem? If yes, don’t worry! We are going to explain how to bring back the old behavior of AutoCAD! Selecting block having … Read more Selecting Block in AutoCAD Having too Many Grip Points!
Usually, when we think of drafting, we assume that it is a slow process of expressing our engineering or architectural thoughts. This is partially true, that’s why we are trying to improve our drawing skills and complete tasks faster and easier! Move, Rotate, Scale and Mirror with one click! Those commands are the most commonly … Read more Move, Rotate, Scale and Mirror as Fast as Lightening in AutoCAD!