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

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

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

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

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

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

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