How To Raise or Lower Multiple Feature Lines in Civil 3D

Raise Lower Feature Lines Civil 3D

It is quite a common task, to raise or lower the elevations of all vertexes of a feature line in a drawing. The reasons can be anything, from using the wrong benchmark to revisions by the client. No matter the reasons, it is great to have the opportunity to automatically raise or lower vertexes by … Read more

Bring Back Deleted Objects in AutoCAD!

The Problem It is a common problem to select and delete an object by accident and realize that the object is missing after you have done some more things on your drawing. Other situation would be if you have deleted something and after a little time you realize that it would be good to have your … Read more

Create Polyline around the Outside of Multiple Objects!

Polyline around Multiple Objects

As we discussed in the previous post related to Civil 3D – How to find Closest Distance Between 2 Objects? there are a lot of great drafting tools that can improve our work. Create Outside boundary of Multiple objects For today’s post, we are going to look at a tool that automatically creates Polyline around the Outside … Read more

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

From CAPITAL to small Letters with 2 clicks in AutoCAD!

CAPITAL letter text? Today we are going to look at one really simple task – writing text in capital letters.  There are many people who prefer writing text in drawings in capital letters. There are also people who like writing with small letters. Why do we even have to read about something like this we … Read more

I forgot to send it! Never again, with eTransmit!

How many times have you forgotten to send a referenced drawing, .ctb file, font or image? I personally a lot, of course after that there is an angry call from a client who can’t see the attached files or images. It is very depressing to make such a mistake especially for young professional. There is … Read more

What is the better choice Xref or Block in AutoCAD?

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 a 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

Using Xref first step! How to attach Xref?

In the previous post about Xrefs we talked about the definition of external references and what are they used for. Here we will learn how to properly attach an Xref and what are the different options. How to attach Xref? Before we attach drawing we need to have it, so in this example we will use … Read more