How to Convert Circle to Polyline in AutoCAD? (3 Simple Tricks!)

Learn how to convert Circle to polyline!

In this post, we are going to look at 3 Simple Ways to Convert Circle to Polyline. This can be very useful when drawing a complex geometry consisting of several lines and circles. As well as, when drawing a polyline that needs to have an Arc section with a specific Radius or Diameter. I am … 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

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

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

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

Additional EXTRAS with Xrefs! What options do we have?

We already know why Xrefs are so useful but let’s take a deeper look at what additional Extras they offer. Layers First and one of my favourite “Extras” is freedom to change reference’s layers in current drawing without affecting the reference drawing. When we open Layer Properties we see all layers coming from references with xref’s … 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

Xref Attach or Overly? What is the difference?

As we continue to tear apart those Xrefs we come across Reference type. As promised in  Using Xref first step! How to attach Xref? we will look at two different reference types we have – Attachment and Overly. Attached external reference Attached will mean that referenced drawing (for example “A.dwg”) will be part of current drawing (for … Read more

Enter name of drawing? Uninstall AutoCAD? (Easy Solution!)

Enter name of drawing to open? Have you ever faced this issue – when you hit Open AutoCAD shows you this message Enter name of drawing to open <.> ? Bet you have, unless you are new to AutoCAD. The first time I saw this I had uninstalled the whole program and then installed it again.. … Read more