Rotate Crosshairs in AutoCAD (In just 2 Simple steps!)

“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!)

Move, Copy and Rotate. All with one command!

Move, copy and rotate with one command

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!

Can’t Select More Than One Object (AutoCAD gone crazy!)

Select objects is not working properly

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!)

15 Shortcut Keys of AutoCAD, that will Accelerate your work!

15 shortcut keys for AutoCAD

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 a Polyline in AutoCAD? But How and Why?

Export coordinates of polyline

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?

Edit Vertexes and use Linetype Polylines!

Edit vertexes and use Linetype

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!

Copy AutoCAD Text to Excel! A piece of Cake!

Copy AutoCAD Text to Excel! Piece of Cake!

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!

Auto-Rotate Multiple text Objects!

Rotate manually? We have multiple text objects aligned to a specific object. However, when we go to layout rotate the view and our text is turned upside down. What should we do? Rotate, rotate, rotate… until all the text is facing the “correct” way. Maybe if we are new to AutoCAD… Auto-Rotate Text in AutoCAD … Read more Auto-Rotate Multiple text Objects!

Auto-Number Multiple Text Objects!

Auto-number multiple text objects with one command!

It is absolutely normal for us to add numbers in AutoCAD. Sometimes there are hundreds of numbers and if we have to renumber them (which happens very often) it is really a pain. For example, we have to number all the columns in a building, or we have to renumber the stations of road alignment. … Read more Auto-Number Multiple Text Objects!

Automatic Block Count with 1 Click!

Bill of quantity We all have to take care of the quantity of different materials in our projects. After all, everyone’s first concern is the price. This is why it is crucial for us to be aware of quantities in every moment during the design of our project. Using Blocks is one of the best way … Read more Automatic Block Count with 1 Click!