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

OVERKILL! Or how to erase duplicate objects Easy and Fast!

How to delete duplicate objects?

Duplicate objects!? A lot of times we have some lines, polylines, arcs, etc. placed on top of each other. This is very irritating and often times we make mistakes by accidentally clicking on wrong object. These duplicate objects also make our drawings big, bulky and slow.  So it would be great if we delete, rejoin … Read more

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

How to create Longitudinal Profile from Feature Line? Easy!

Surface profile from feature line

The Task! So what do we want to do? We want to create a longitudinal profile (Profile view and profile) from Feature line which we can use as a surface profile without having surface. In the example, we will create a feature through the New River Road and we will use the map’s elevations as a … Read more

Fake Dimensions? How dare you!

Fake Dimensions? Where? A lot of times we have received drawings from colleagues that have some “fake” Dimensions. The Dimension Text shows one thing but the real geometry is different. Lot of people would prefer to edit dim text, than edit the real geometry of the object. This can cause some real mess in future … Read more

FATAL ERROR again!? How to restore our data?

FATAL ERROR: unhandled access violation reading 0x01ff exception at 5c554951h or something like that. These Fatal errors are our worst nightmare, they come without warning and cause great irritation and anger. In most cases, AutoCAD gives us the opportunity to save one drawing before it collapses entirely. However, there are times that this doesn’t happen. Even though … Read more

Block vs Xref FIGHT! When and what to use?

Block or Xref what should we use? Blocks and Xrefs they look so similar if a person is new to AutoCAD. However there are a lot of experienced users who are so used to blocks that they don’t even try to learn what an Xref is. The main difference between Block and Xref is that … Read more

Open or Edit In-place? How to edit our Referenced drawing?

Our journey across Xref possibilities continues with one little task many of drafters would neglect and won’t spend time to learn more about it, but I personally think it is important to know When and How to edit your referenced drawings. Of course as most of the things in AutoCAD, editing can be done in … Read more

Xref – choosing our Path Type

We discussed What is Xref? Why should we use it? And learned First step of How to attach Xref? It is time to continue learning how to use Xrefs effortlessly. Another important setting of External References is Path type. It is important to choose it wisely to minimize some confusion later on. Now upon inserting an Xref we are … Read more

Layer States, EASY Job! (What is Layer States and How to Use them?)

In my opinion, Layer States are a bit more complex and are used by people who already have some projects done with AutoCAD. So let’s dive deeper into our AutoCAD knowledge and find out what is that mysterious thing. What is Layer States? Well Layer States is a picture of your existing Layer Settings, and you … Read more