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

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 Auto-Rotate Multiple text Objects!

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 Block vs Xref FIGHT! When and what to use?

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

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 Additional EXTRAS with Xrefs! What options do we have?

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 – choosing our Path Type

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 Xref Attach or Overly? What is the difference?

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

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

Slow Drawings! (5 Ways to Improve AutoCAD Performance)

I am sure you have had this problem with drawing files, they become slower and slower until it is almost impossible to work with them. Suddenly you are starting to get some “FATAL errors” and random program crashes. Don’t worry, it is a common thing with AutoCAD, but now we have some solutions which can … Read more Slow Drawings! (5 Ways to Improve AutoCAD Performance)