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 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 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

How to Draw Circle Tangent to Two Lines/Circles (or even Three!)

circle tangent to two objects

Drawing a Circle between two lines (or circles) has been a constant issue that many young professionals have to face. It seems like an extremely simple task that needs to have a simple solution. And indeed it has! The tool, however, is a bit hidden. Draw Circle Tangent to Two Lines (Circles) To complete the … Read more

How to use AutoCAD Dimension Grips (Reset Text Position)

How to use dimension text Grips

Time and time again, we see that Dimensions are one of the most important objects in AutoCAD. Previously we have talked about Splitting Dimensions, Resetting Dimensions Value, and Using Alternate Dimension Values. Here we will see how to use Dimension Grips, how to Reset Text Positions, and even how to Reset Text positions of multiple … Read more

How to Quick Select objects by Color! (AutoCAD trick)

How to Quick Select objects by Color in AutoCAD

Quick select objects by Color or by any other object property in that matter, is a crucial knowledge that every AutoCAD drafter needs to know. The inspiration to write this came from a colleague of mine. She had to select all text objects in a drawing and insulate the red ones. Red Text also needed … 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

Add/Subtract a constant Number to Multiple Text Entities in AutoCAD!

Add a number to Text entities AutoCAD

Adding or subtracting 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 … Read more