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!
Spending time in some repetitive tasks is a thing that nobody likes to do. There are some basic commands in AutoCAD that we just can’t work without like Copy, Rotate and move. However, when we have to copy several objects and then align or rotate them we can get annoyed fast! This process can take lots … Read more Move, Copy and Rotate. All with one command!
Hiding objects in AutoCAD Why would we want to hide something already drawn? Well, there are numerous times we need to hide parts of our drawing. Of course the easy solution is to delete what the objects, however sometimes this is not a solution. For example: We have an image or pdf and we want … Read more Shhh, Hide me! How to Hide parts of Drawing?
The Problem It is common problem to select and delete object by accident and realize that the object is missing after you have done some more things on your drawing. Other situation would be if you have deleted something and after a little time you realize that it would be good to have your object back. … Read more OOPS!! It is not possible, I haven’t deleted it!
Objects select is not working properly I bet everyone has had this problem. You are trying to select objects one by one, but oops, there is something wrong with selecting. Only the last object is selected. The other problem you might have is trying to deselect an object using shift + left click, but AutoCAD doesn’t … Read more Can’t Select More Than One Object (AutoCAD gone crazy!)
Shortcut Keys for AutoCAD Working with shortcut keys is a certain way to accelerate our productivity. There are some widely known Shortcut keys like CTRL + C to copy, CTRL + V to paste, CTRL + Z for Redo and CTRL + S for save. Yet every software has some unique shortcuts that can also be … Read more 15 Shortcut Keys of AutoCAD, that will Accelerate your work!
Coordinates of polyline. Coordinates are one of the most important properties in our drawings. Unless you are an architect, architects don’t like coordinates, they usually work in orthogonal projection somewhere in drawing. However even if you are working in local system you can find this tip useful. As we previously dissguesed, polylines are very powerful … Read more Coordinates of a Polyline in AutoCAD? But How and Why?
This will be a very short post about some really, really basic stuff. More especially how to edit our Polylines. Polyline A polyline is a connection of line segments created as a single object. You can create straight line segments, arc segments, or a combination of the two. Why would we use polylines? As one of … Read more Edit Vertexes and use Linetype Polylines!
The task? Have you ever tried to copy AutoCAD text objects to Excel? Usually when you copy an object from AutoCAD and copy it to excel it looks like a picture. If we double click on that picture AutoCAD automatically launches and opens fragment of our drawing which we have copied as a new .dwg … Read more Copy AutoCAD Text to Excel! A piece of Cake!
Separate hatches in AutoCAD? Everyone knows that! This week we had in our office some engineering students from Architectural University who wanted to see how work look in the real world. Their task was to make some typical cross sections of roads. Usually, we place different hatches for different layers, so they had to do the … Read more Create Separate Hatches Fast and Easy!