This is a guest post by AutoCAD guru Lee Ambrosius. Lee Ambrosius is a Principal Learning Content Developer at Autodesk, Inc. He worked on the user documentation for over six releases, but now primarily works on the developer documentation. Lee has authored a number of AutoCAD related books under the For Dummies brand and [...]
In previous posts, I explained how to insert blocks from the Tool Palettes window, the DesignCenter, and the Content Explorer. In this tip, I’ll explain how to create block library and use the INSERT command to insert blocks that are in that library.
You don’t need a special tool like the Tool Palette window, [...]
AutoCAD 2013 was recently released and as usual, I’m providing a summary of the major new features so you can decide if you want to upgrade.
New file format
AutoCAD is updated every year, but only every 3 years or so do they change the file format. A new file format means that people [...]
For those of you who celebrate holidays at this time of year, I want to wish you a happy holiday season. For everyone, a happy New Year.
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Just in time for the holidays, when you may want to rush out the door, here is a guest blog post from Paul Munford. Your family will thank you!
We’ve all done it. You are beavering away at the office, totally engrossed in the Music on your iPod in your work, when you [...]
Do you buy electronics and more on Amazon, Newegg, or other sites? If so, I’d like to introduce you to a new, free service that will help you get the lowest price.
Many people don’t realize that prices fluctuate constantly, particularly on websites like Amazon, which allow third party vendors to continually undercut one [...]
Thanks to Tommy Holden for this tip.
AutoCAD allows you to copy the command line history window to the clipboard by using the COPYHIST command. The command line history is the window just above the command line. This way you can keep track of previous commands already executed in case you want to:
You should have at least 1 text style for your dimensions and perhaps a text style for each dimension style.
When you create a dimension style, you can create a text style from within the New Dimension Style dialog box. On the Text tab, click the Ellipsis button as shown here.
The Text [...]
A reader of my book, AutoCAD & AutoCAD LT Bible (the 2010 version) wrote me the following:
“Whenever the mouse crosshairs land on a line in a drawing, a small ‘window’ appears, listing
Color. By layer
This is extremely annoying and I can’t see how I can prevent this [...]
I want to introduce you to a great resource: CADstudio and CADforum.
CADstudio is a free multi-language CAD portal (the link is to the English section) supporting CAD and GIS users, especially users of Autodesk products – both professionals and students, from all over the world. It offers offers thousands of practical tips [...]