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 a constant Number to Multiple Text Entities in AutoCAD!

Add a number to Text entities 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

WHO and Major CAD Companies advise to Work from Home during COVID-19 Outbreak!

AutoCAD Work from home COVID-19

As the cases of the Novel Coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 continue to rise in the US and Europe, Major Tech & CAD companies advise their employers to work from Home if their position allows it to! On Wednesday, March the 11th officials at the World Health Organization said that the spread of the coronavirus … Read more

Rotate 2D Drawings in AutoCAD! (Rotate only Viewport content)

Rotate Drawings View in AutoCAD

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

Uniform LineType Scale for Different Viewport Scales

We’ve previously discussed the enormous benefits of using Layouts in AutoCAD Layouts (8 Reasons to Start Using them!). One of the benefits was that we can use different Viewports in one layout, which is great! However, we can stumble upon a very annoying issue – having different LineType scale in differently scaled viewports. Making the … Read more

Alignment Stations Through COGO Points! (Civil 3D Stations On COGO POINT!)

Working as a Civil Engineer more particularly doing Road Design, Often I have to work on Road rehabilitation/Reconstruction Projects. When doing design for rehabilitation it is of great importance to use correct point elevations, in order to calculate more accurately Asphalt quantities. Usually, when surveying an Existing road we try to survey at 10-meter sections. … Read more

Split polylines into equal segments!

Split polylines into equal segments

Divide polylines, arcs etc. We are going to look at one common problem that many of the AutoCAD users can already solve. However I will try to offer some additional information. Our task will be to divide polyline into X parts, or to devide it into parts of XX units. For example, we have fance … Read more