How to Import new Hatch Patterns in AutoCAD (for Windows)

How to insert hatch in autocad

The Hatch object in AutoCAD is used to fill a pattern inside an enclosed area. (How to Hatch non-closed Area in AutoCAD) There are several hatch patterns already preset in AutoCAD. You can choose the desired pattern from a list of preset hatches according to the requirements. Oftentimes, we need to use different, hatches than … Read more

How to Add a Break-Line in Dimensions? AutoCAD Tips!

How to add Break-line symbol to Dimensions in AutoCAD

Oftentimes, when drawing Details or Sections we need to show only a part of the whole drawing. To illustrate the continuation of the part usually we use Breaklines or Jog lines. These line breaks could be easily drawn by hand or by using the Break-line Symbol tool from the Express Tools. It gets more challenging … Read more

How to Convert Circle to Polyline in AutoCAD? (3 Simple Tricks!)

Learn how to convert Circle to polyline!

In this post, we are going to look at 3 Simple Ways to Convert Circle to Polyline. This can be very useful when drawing a complex geometry consisting of several lines and circles. As well as, when drawing a polyline that needs to have an Arc section with a specific Radius or Diameter. I am … Read more

How to Change Background Color in AutoCAD (And Other Color Settings!)

Learn how to change the background color in AutoCAD

AutoCAD Model Space Drafting Area is the place where every user spends most of their time. The drafting Area in AutoCAD is the blank canvas on which all the information is placed. This is why it is very important to set it the way you feel most comfortable working. In the past when our colleagues … Read more

How to Change the Default Save Location in AutoCAD?

Default save location in AutoCAD

AutoCAD is computer-aided design software that uses .dwg file format for its drawing files. Today we will go through the steps to change the default save location of those .dwg files as well as explain the main file formats used in the software. What is a .DWG file DWG is a proprietary file format used … Read more

How to Use Offset in AutoCAD, an in-depth Article!

how to offset in AutoCAD

In this post, we are going to learn everything about Offset in AutoCAD. We are going to look at what exactly the Offset command means and does, how to use Offset in AutoCAD, the different types of offset distance specification. Furthermore, we are going to elevate our knowledge even further. Learning tricks like creating Multiple … Read more

How to Add Center Mark and Centerline in AutoCAD

how to add centerline or centermark in AutoCAD

Have you ever heard of Center Mark and Centerline tools? These are great features introduced in the AutoCAD 2017 version.With the help of Center Mark, you can now add an interactive object to both Circles and Arcs, that represents the center of the circle with just one click of the mouse.The centerline tool, as the … 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

How to Export objects to DXF (In just 5 Simple Steps!)

Learn how to Export objects to DXF in AutoCAD!

Oftentimes, when using AutoCAD, in collaboration with other software we need to export parts of a drawing to DXF. That is because not every software can read the information from a dwg file. Also, it would be a nightmare to navigate through the whole drawing with its hundreds and thousands of objects. This is why … Read more