How to Draw an Arc with a Specific Length in AutoCAD?

Not long ago, a colleague of mine asked me how to draw an arc with a specific length in AutoCAD. This question struck me, as I was never thought of this before.

In the process of drawing, together we came up with a couple of ways to draw an Arc with a Specific Length. Today I am going to share our suggestions and hope they will be useful to you too!

Draw an Arc and Measure it!

The first method for drawing an arc with a specific length will be a three-step process. First, we will draw the arc, then measure it and lastly trim the unnecessary part. Here is how it is done:

  1. Draw Arc in AutoCAD.
  2. Type on the command line ME to trigger the MEASURE command.
  3. Select the Arc.
  4. When prompted to Specify length of segment or [Block]: type in the desired length of the Arc.
  5. Break the arc where AutoCAD placed the point.
  6. Erase the unnecessary part of the arc and the point.

This method is pretty straightforward, my only problem is the number of clicks and commands needed to finish the job.

Draw an Arc and Measure it! Updated Version

This is just an extension of the first method. To improve upon it, we could use a trick that was previously discussed in How to Split Polyline into a number of Segments or at Intervals? More particularly we will Measure and Cut the Arc in one step!

  1. First, Download the Lisp from Here.
  2. Load the LISP into the AutoCAD. (How to Use AutoLISP in AutoCAD)
  3. Draw Arc in AutoCAD.
  4. Type on the command line MESCUT.
  5. Select the Arc.
  6. When prompted to Specify length of segment or [Block]: type in the desired length of the Arc.
  7. Erase the unnecessary part of the arc.

At first, this could look more troublesome, but if we are going to draw more than 1 arc this will be the faster and more intuitive way to do it (at least in my mind).

Change the length of the Arc using Lengthen

The last way to draw an arc with a specific length we came up with is to use the LENGTHEN Command. It is used to change the length of objects and the included angle of arcs.

With LENGTHEN we can specify changes as a percentage, an increment, or as a final length or angle. It could be used as an alternative to TRIM or EXTEND. How to Trim and Extend with Only One Command?

To draw an Arc with a specific length using LENGTHEN follow the steps below:

  1. Draw an Arc in AutoCAD.
  2. Type in LENGTHEN.
  3. AutoCAD will prompt to Select an object to measure or [DElta/Percent/Total/DYnamic] : type in T for Total
  4. Next AutoCAD will prompt to Specify total length or [Angle]: type in the desired length
  5. Finally, select the Arc.

AutoCAD will automatically trim the arc so its length is what you’ve requested.

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How to Easily draw Polygon in AutoCAD? (Hexagon, Octagon, etc.)

There are some times that we need to draw a specific simple 2D shape in AutoCAD as part of something bigger. But how for example to draw a hexagon or pentagon or even an octagon in AutoCAD?

In today’s post, this is the question we will be answering. For an easier understanding, we will look in detail at how to draw encircled/circumscribed 2D shapes using outer radius and how to draw 2d shapes using specific side lengths.

In AutoCAD, a figure with equal sides and a finite number of line segments connected to form a closed circuit is called POLYGON.
The categories of the polygon are triangle, quadrilateral, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, etc. A triangle is a figure with three sides, and an octagon is a figure with eight sides.

The maximum number of sides available to create a polygon in AutoCAD is 1024.

Draw inscribed or circumscribed polygon in AutoCAD

First, we will draw a figure, for example, a hexagon inscribed or circumscribed by specifying the radius. Follow the steps below:

  1. Type on the command line POLYGON or POL
  2. When prompted, specify the number of sides. For Hexagon we will type in 6.
  3. Now, Left-click on the screen to specify the center point.
  4. Next, Type I or C for inscribed or Circumscribed, then hit Enter.
  5. Lastly, type in the radius of the polygon and hit Enter.

The polygon will be drawn on the screen, Easy right?

Draw a polygon with a specific side length

Secondly, we will draw a new polygon this time an Octagon with a specific side length, as shown below:

  1. Type on the command line POLYGON or POL
  2. When prompted, specify the number of sides. For Octagon we will type in 8.
  3. AutoCAD will prompt us to Specify center of polygon or [Edge]:, we type E.
  4. Now, instead of selecting a center of the figure, specify the first endpoint of one of the sides on the screen.
  5. Lastly, when prompted to Specify second endpoint of edge: using the mouse, specify a direction and type in the length of the polygon side.

And this was the way to draw a figure (Octagon) with a specific side length in AutoCAD.

Draw Combined Pentagon and Hexagon in AutoCAD

Lastly, shall we combine the two methods of drawing polygons and draw a combined figure?
More particularly a Pentagon that has a common side with a Hexagon circumscribed about a circle with a radius of 2.

  1. First, to start with the Hexagon, type in POL to trigger the POLYGON command.
  2. Secondly, type in 6 for the number of sides.
  3. Then, select the center of the circle.
  4. Next, select Circumscribed about circle (or type C on the command line)
  5. Specify the radius of the circle.
  6. Now, to draw the Pentagon, again type in POL on the command line.
  7. Type in 5 for the number of sides.
  8. Then, type E to specify the polygon’s Edge.
  9. Now, select one point of the Hexagon’s side.
  10. Lastly, select the second point of the Hexagon’s side.

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How to Measure the Distance and Angle Between 2 Points in AutoCAD

In the past, we have looked at the easiest way How to find Closest Distance Between 2 Objects? today, we will improve our knowledge by finding the different ways to measure the distance and angle between 2 points in AutoCAD. Of course, we will pick the quickest and easiest way to do the job.

For better illustration, we will use the image above.
The distance we need is the distance between point A and point B. While the angle needed is the one between the imaginary line AB and the X-axis (horizontal line).

Measure Distance and Angle by adding Dimensions

The first way to find the needed data is to add standard AutoCAD Dimensions.

To measure the distance we will use either the Aligned dimension

or the DIM command (Which Creates multiple dimensions and types of dimensions with a single command.)
To measure the angle between the AB line and the X-axis, we need to draw a horizontal helper line and use DIM angular .

This method is quite easy, however, it consists of several steps and can be time-consuming.

Find the Distance and Angle between two points with Single command!

The Second method we are looking at is quicker and doesn’t require drawing additional objects in the drawing. We can find the desired information by using the DIST command. See how in the steps below:

  1. Type on the command line DIST or select the icon in the Home ribbon tab under utilities tab.
  2. Specify the first point.
  3. Specify the second point

Then AutoCAD will automatically return the results in the command line. (To Expand the command line Click the F2 key on the keyboard)

As you can see the information given is absolutely the same as the one using the first method. The only difference is the precision of the linear dimension. In addition to the Distance and angle between the two points. When using the DIST command AutoCAD gives us the difference between two points’ X coordinates and Y coordinates – Delta X and Delta Y.

DIST command can be also used in 3D, then the difference in Z coordinates could be more than 0.

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AutoCAD is running out of Memory (5 Quick Solutions!)

If you are presented with the message AutoCAD is running out of system memory, don’t worry, there are some steps you can take and try to make it work smoothly again.

The issue could pop up while opening or saving a file or working on one or more opened drawings. The problem can be present on one specific file or on any opened drawing. When system memory (RAM Memory) is getting fuller, the whole PC system could get sluggish and this can cause a loss of data (FATAL ERROR in AutoCAD!? How to Restore Drawing Data?).

Here we will go through some of the steps you can take to go on top of the AutoCAD is running out of memory problem.

Clean up temporary files

The first thing you can try is to clean up the Temp files folder. This could save some memory as AutoCAD won’t be keeping track of all the old temporary files.
Usually, the temp files are located under C:\Users\YOUR PC\appdata\local\temp\ when there, erase all .bak, .sv$ and .ac$ AutoCAD files.

Note: If you can’t find the AppData folder, check if you can see hidden files and folders as it is hidden by default.

Field update frequency

Make fields update less frequently. This can be done by typing on the command line FIELDEVAL and then changing the value to 4. That way fields will update only when plotting.

Cache model tab and last layout

Cacheing the model and last layout tabs will significantly reduce the switching time between those. And in addition, AutoCAD will consume less RAM memory. This can be done by right-clicking on the screen and opening the Options Tab.
There, go to the System tab and under Layout Regen Options, check the Cache model tab and last layout.

Adjusting windows for best performance

This tip works only for windows users. The latest Windows versions, such as 10 and 11 include lots of visual effects. These look great, but do you really need them in your work? These effects use additional system resources. This can cause the issue with AutoCAD running out of system memory.

To set the visual effects for the best performance follow the steps below:

  • Enter the Start Menu and in the search bar type in performance
  • In the list of results, select Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows
  • On the Visual Effects tab, select Adjust for best performance
  • Then hit apply and Restart your PC.

Close all unneeded programs

Windows operating system usually runs multiple programs at once, often times we don’t even know about those. One of the easiest ways to free up some System Memory is to close all unneeded programs.

To check what is the currently running programs and close the unnecessary ones open the Windows Task Manager by pressing CTRL + ALT + DEL. There find the unwanted applications and click End Task to close them.

Free up some Space on the Hard Drive

Another way to deal with the AutoCAD is running out of memory error is to free up some space on the Hard Drive. This will work only if there is not sufficient enough space for the system to work. Especially when there is no space for the Swap file to grow if it is dynamic. Also, if the swap file is static you can change the swap file size.

A swap file or virtual memory is a file stored on a hard disk (or SSD) where RAM data is written when the System Memory is full.

To speed up a specific drawing that is been the problem and slim it down, check How to Reduce Size and Increase Performance of AutoCAD Drawings and OVERKILL! Or how to erase duplicate objects Easy and Fast!

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AutoCAD Flickers and Flashes? Learn How to stop that!

Are you having problems with flashing AutoCAD? Or is the screen flickering when working on a specific drawing? Maybe the drawing window is jumping when scrolling/panning across? The model/layout tabs and the status bar jump from one to two rows and back to one.
This can be very frustrating behavior of the software and it can be caused by several things. In this article, first, we will look at when flickering is most commonly present. Secondly, we will discuss what are the causes, and lastly, we will try to “repair” the program by exploring different fixes.

When did AutoCAD start Flickering and Flashing?

You can take several actions to trigger the flashing of the AutoCAD window. If you find your trigger action below, don’t worry, it is a common thing and can be cured!

  • Flashing screen when Panning or Zooming in the drawing window.
  • Flickering when activating a viewport in a layout view.
  • Bouncing screen when switching between layout tabs.
  • Flickering when selecting particular objects/commands.
  • When creating a new drawing.
  • Jumping of the status bar occurs when selecting object snaps
  • Flashing can occur even while doing nothing in the drawing

Certainly, this behavior can dramatically decrease your productivity and worsen your mood.

What are the causes of AutoCAD bouncing the Status Bar?

The cause for the strange AutoCAD window behavior is a new feature introduced in AutoCAD Version 2016. This feature gives model/layout tabs the opportunity to move to a second row if they are interfering with the Status bar. Usually, the display flicker occurs when the program redraws its interface to change the status bar from one to two rows. That is why the constant flickering occurs when the status bar is right at the edge between the single and double-row display.

Stop AutoCAD Flickering!

Shrink the Status Bar

The first and probably most unproductive fix is to shrink the status bar. That way Model/Layout tab won’t get in the way of the status bar. You can do that by disabling some of the status bar features, like coordinates, as they are quite wide.

Dock Model/Layout tab above the status bar

The second way to deal with the flickering is to Dock the model/layout tabs above the status bar. That way the software won’t be redrawing its interface to change the status bar as the Model and Layout tabs won’t interfere with the status bar.

To do that, right-click on the Model tab and select Dock above Status bar

The biggest drawback of this solution is that the status bar is constantly set at two-row mode.

Stop Status bar Wrapping

You can also stop AutoCAD from flickering at once, by stopping the new AutoWrap function. To do that type on the command line STATUSBARAUTOWRAP and set it to Off or 0.

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3 Ways to Convert Spline to Polyline (How to Choose the Best!)

In the last article, we discussed How to Make the Best use of Splines in AutoCAD. We learned that a spline is a smooth curve that passes through or near points chosen on the screen.

Today our task will be to Convert Spline to Polyline, this is an important skill as not all programs or commands can work with Spline objects.
There are at least 3 different ways of converting splines into polylines and the results could be different too.
In addition to converting a single Spline, we will go through a way to convert multiple Splines to Polylines with ease!
Lastly, we are going to look at How to Convert a Spline-Fit Polyline to a Spline!

Convert Spline to Arc Polyline

The first method we are going to look at converts Splines to Polylines composed of arcs. This method is only available for users of the full AutoCAD version as it is part of the Express Tools and is not available for AutoCAD LT users.
The resulting arced polyline looks very similar to the starting spline and is quite easy to modify later on. Follow the steps below to do the trick:

  1. Draw in the Spline you want to Convert.
  2. Type on the command line FLATTEN.
  3. Select the Spline object.
  4. A prompt will appear: Remove hidden lines? type N for No and hit Enter.

The Spline is now Polyline arcs that look very similar to the original Spline object.

Note: If you choose to remove hidden lines, AutoCAD will convert the Spline to a polyline consisting of lots of lines and in addition to this will erase any parts of the spline that are not currently displayed.

Convert Spline to Polyline adjusting the Precision

The second method we are looking at will convert the spline to a polyline consisting of lots of straight lines. Using this method we are able to adjust the Accuracy of the polyline, the more accurate we are, the more vertexes there will be on the Polyline, which would make adjustments very hard later on. You can check our post on How to Remove Polyline Vertexes (Remove Multiple Vertexes at Once!!) for simplifying existing polylines.

In fact, we can achieve absolutely the same results in two separate ways, we are exploring the methods below:

Using SPLINEDIT

  1. Draw in the Spline you want to Convert.
  2. Type on the command line SPLINEDIT.
  3. Select the Spline.
  4. Type P to choose convert to Polyline option.
  5. AutoCAD will prompt to Specify a precision: type in a number between 0 and 99. Hit Enter!

Note: Remember the bigger the number you specify the closer to the original spline you are, but more vertexes will be added to the polyline.

Using PEDIT

  1. Draw in the Spline you want to Convert.
  2. Type on the command line PEDIT.
  3. Select the Spline.
  4. AutoCAD will ask Do you want to turn it into one? type in Y for yes.
  5. Then will prompt to Specify a precision: type in a number between 0 and 99. Hit Enter!

Convert Multiple Splines to Polylines

Often times we need to convert multiple Splines, this could take a considerable amount of time if the Spline objects are tens or even hundreds.
To convert multiple splines to polylines with one command follow the steps below:

  1. Have your Splines drawn and type on command line PEDIT.
  2. Then, before selecting anything type in M for Multiple.
  3. Now, select all the Splines and hit Enter.
  4. AutoCAD will prompt Convert Lines, Arcs and Splines to polylines [Yes/No]? type in Y for yes.
  5. Then will prompt to Specify a precision: type in a number between 0 and 99. Hit Enter twice.

That is how all Splines got converted to Polylines at once with just one command.

Convert a Polyline to Spline

Lastly, we will show you How to convert a Polyline to Spline in AutoCAD. To do that follow the steps below:

  1. Draw the Polyline the usual way.
  2. Type on command line PEDIT and select the Polyline.
  3. Then type S for Spline. And hit Enter.
    This will convert the polyline to a spline-fit Polyline that still exhibits Polyline properties.
  4. Now, to convert this 2D Splined Polyline to true Spline type in SPL on the command line.
  5. When AutoCAD prompts to Specify first point or [Method/Knots/Object]: type O to trigger the Object option.
  6. Lastly, select the Polyline and hit Enter.

Note: The method works for a single Polyline as well as for multiple Polylines, the only difference is that you have to type M for multiple after PEDIT command is triggered, before selecting the polylines.

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Drawing SPLINE in AutoCAD (Best Practices!)

In this article, we are going to look at one very mysterious AutoCAD Object – AutoCAD Splines and try to make working with them easier for us all!
For better understanding, we will be looking at different examples of How to draw Spline and their best uses.

First, what is a Spline in AutoCAD?

When triggered SPLINE, the software creates a smooth curve that passes through or near points we choose on the screen. By default, splines are a series of blended cubic curve segments. They are called non-uniform rational B-splines (NURBS), but we are calling them Splines in short. According to Autodesk’s site, cubic splines most closely represent the line created by using flexible strips that are shaped by weights at data points (About Splines).

Draw SPLINE in AUTOCAD

To draw a Spline type on the command line SPL, by default AutoCAD will display Current settings: Method=Fit Knots=Uniform and ask us to Specify first point or [Method/Knots/Object]: Here we can either start drawing, using the current settings or choose a different setting. Let’s see what are the different options we have:

Method

When we select the Method setting, AutoCAD gives us two options Enter spline creation method [Fit/CV] : in other words create spline using Fit Points or using Control Vertices.

Fit

The Fit points method creates blended Cubic curves (degree 3) by specifying fit points that curvature must pass through or if the tolerance value is greater than 0, the spline within the specified tolerance from each specified point.

There are several specific settings for using the Fit method:

  1. Knots use different computational methods to draw different ways to blend the curves between the fit points. (SPLKNOTS system variable)
    • Chord – draws the connecting knots with proportional distances between each pair of fit points.
    • Square root – draws the connecting knots with spaces proportional to the square root of the distance between each pair of fit points.
    • Uniform – draws the connecting knots with spaces equal regardless the spacing of the fit points.
  2. Start Tangency specifies the tangency of the spline at the start point of the object.
  3. End Tangency specifies the tangency of the spline at the end point of the object.
  4. Tolerance specifies the maximum distance by which the blended curves can deviate from the specified fit points.

    Note: The tolerance for starting and ending points is always 0

Control Vertices (CV)

The Control Vertices method creates linear (degree 1), quadratic (degree 2), cubic (degree 3), and up to degree 10 splines. (SPLMETHOD system variable)

  1. Linear Spline (degree 1)

  2. Quadratic Spline (degree 2)

  3. Cubic Spline (degree 3)

  4. Degree 6

Object

When we choose the Object setting, AutoCAD will ask us to select 2D or 3D quadratic or cubic spline-fit Polyline to convert to SPLINE.



Note: By default, the original polyline will be erased, to save the polyline change the DELOBJ system variable to 0.

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How to convert Solid to Hatch in AutoCAD

In this article, we will check the quickest and easiest way to Convert a Solid to Hatch in AutoCAD. To do the trick, we will use an AutoLISP. You can find out what a LISP is and how to use it in Accelerate Your Work with AutoLISP! (Only 3 Easy Steps!)

2D Solids are created with SOLID command. The software creates solid-filled triangles and quadrilaterals. 2D solids can be seen (filled) only when the FILLMODE system variable is on (1).

Sometimes, Solids are created by extracting objects from other programs like Civil 3D. For example, when you try to pull Slopes out from a Civil 3D TIN Surface, you end up with lots of Solid objects.

I personally prefer to work with hatches instead of Solids as they are way more customizable and work better for me. So how to convert those objects into Hatches?

Convert Solid to Hatch in AutoCAD

As previously said, to convert a solid object to Hatch we will use a lisp. The steps for conversion are below:

  1. Download the lisp from Here.
  2. Load the Lisp into AutoCAD and type on the command line CD to trigger the routine.
  3. Next, the software will ask you to select the objects to convert.
  4. After selecting the solids hit Enter and you are Done!

You will find that in addition to hatches, AutoCAD will export polylines for the solid objects boundaries.

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How to perform AutoCAD Spell Check the Easy Way!

As a non-native English speaker, I tend to make quite many spelling mistakes. This, in an everyday speech or writing, could not be a problem, however, the Drawings we create are a significant part of our portfolio and they should be flawless in every way.

It would be very unproductive for us to spend lots of time, making sure all the text objects are visible (How to Bring all Text to Front in AutoCAD! (With 1 Command!)) and properly aligned (Rotate multiple Text objects in AutoCAD), looking good, and then having spelling mistakes all across the drawings.
Wouldn’t it be great if there was an easy and free way to spellcheck all your text in AutoCAD?

AutoCAD Check Spelling

Fortunately for us, AutoCAD has a free built-in Spell Checking function. And even better is that there are several different English dictionaries (American English, British English, and Canadian English) depending on where your drawings would be reviewed.
For a better understanding of how to use Spell Check in AutoCAD follow the steps below:

  1. First, to launch the checking function type on the command line SPELL
  2. A window will popup, there on the very top is a drop-down menu called Where to check: and the options are as follows
    • Entire Drawing
    • Current Space/layout – Checking all the objects in the layout/model space
    • Selected Objects – Spell checking only selected objects
  3. To change the language, click on the Main Dictionary: drop-down menu and the one you need.
  4. Hit Start
  5. Complete the task by doing one of the following options:
    • Correct the misspelled word by selecting one of the Suggestions list or type in a new word in the Suggestions box.
    • Leave a word unchanged by clicking Ignore.
    • Or Leave a word unchanged and add it to the dictionary by clicking Add to Dictionary.
  6. Repeat the previous step for all misspelled words, or click Change all/ Ignore all.

How to additionally set up the Spell Check function.

To include block attributes, dimension text, and/or external references, when you trigger the SPELL Command, Click on Settings.

There, under Include, you can mark the additional objects you want to be Spell Checked by AutoCAD. The options are Dimension Text, Block Attributes, and External References.

Under Options, you can choose if the spell-checker should ignore one of the following:

  • Ignore capitalized words (Autodesk)
  • Ignore Words with mixed Cases (TrueType)
  • Ignore words in uppercase (DWG)
  • Ignore words with numbers (ISO9000)
  • Ignore words containing punctuation (A/3)

How to add new Words or Custom Dictionaries

To add a custom dictionary or additional words to the existing one, trigger the SPELL Command and then click on Dictionaries.

A new window will pop up, there under Current Main Dictionary, you can choose the main Language to use.
From the Current Custom dictionary drop-down menu, choose Manage Custom Dictionaries to add a new dictionary.
To add additional words to the existing Custom Dictionary, either type in the new words under Content:, or click on Import to import a new list of words (custom dictionary).

Turn On/Off the AutoCAD Spell Check while typing

To make AutoCAD Check words directly while you are typing when you start editing/adding text in an MText object, on the Text Editor ribbon tab, click on the Spell Check icon. That way AutoCAD will continuously underline the misspelled words while typing.

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How to Create Hatch From Block in AutoCAD?

In this article, you will learn how to create your own Hatch pattern from a Block object. Instead of using the standard hatches preset in AutoCAD or importing custom hatch .PAT files from the internet.

Keep in mind, that we are going to use the AutoCAD Express Tools that are only available in the full AutoCAD software and not in the AutoCAD LT version.

How to create Hatch from Block in AutoCAD

For better understanding, we are going to separate the process of creating a hatch from a block into several easy-to-follow steps you can find below.

  1. The first and most obvious step is to either create or choose a block for the new Hatch pattern. It is important to have well defined insertion point of the block.
  2. Go to Express Tools ribbon tab and click on the Super Hatch Icon.
  3. A new window will pop-up, there, click on the second option Block…
  4. On the next screen, select the Block you would like to use for the hatch by name. Then you can choose to either Specify parameters on Screen, or directly fill them in here.

    For the example we will choose to Specify on screen.
    • After clicking on OK, AutoCAD will prompt for Insertion point on the screen for the Block. You can also select one of the following options: Basepoint/Scale/X/Y/Z/Rotate.
    • When Inserction point is specified, AutoCAD will then prompt to enter the X scale factor.
    • Next, enter the Y scale factor.
    • Lastly, specify the rotation of the block on the screen.
    • When finished, the software will show you the block as you have specified it and ask you to confirm the placement.
  5. When the block is placed on the screen, AutoCAD will ask you to specify the block boundary. This is important if you would like to have a gaps around the block see the example below.
  6. The final step is to pick inside of an enclosed area to add the Hatch. Or click on Advanced options to select the Boundary set/Island detection.

This was the fastest and easiest way to create a custom Hatch from Block in AutoCAD!

Note: The Super Hatch is now a “group” of objects and not a true hatch. This is why if you decide to modify the boundary, it will not be “associative”.

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