Tip of the Month
Tip... You can add a ribbon button to the Quick Access toolbar (at the very top of your screen) by right clicking on any ribbon button and click add to quick access toolbar. Use this with ONE PICK PLOT for true one pick Plotting!!
Tip of The Month... When using trim or extend you can Hold down the shift key to do the Opposite Trim if in extend an Extend if in Trim
also you can select everything on the screen by hitting 2 enters instead of selecting an object
Tip Of the Month... Having a problem with AutoCAD sticking after hitting the F8 key to toggle Ortho.Type TEMPOVERRIDES on the command line and set it to zero
Tip... With AutoCAD 2017 you can use PDFImport to import a PDF as linework
Tip.... Bloated drawings? If you have AutoCAD 2015 or above and after PURGE the drawings are still bloated try purging registered applications.. On the command line type -Purge <enter> R <enter>*<enter>N<enter> if that doesn't work try AUDIT<enter>Y<Enter> then purge registered apps again. Also in the purge window make sure Automatically purge orphaned data and Purge zero length geometry are checked
Tip ...You can use the Extension Osnap to stretch at the current angle of an object. Type Osnap on the command line and check the Extension box. stretch as you normally would select the first point either an endpoint or intersection then the second point near the angle of the object, as you are picking the second point when the angle is correct you will see a small X near the center of the cross hairs.
Tip...Select Similar... You can select an object on a drawing then right click and choose select similar to select all objects with the same object type and Layer.
Tip... Have a floor plan from an architect that uses the AEC package and have walls joined to doors and walls that are one piece. You can use the EXPORTTOAUTOCAD command to make the drawing more usable.
Tip...You can copy and paste text from single attributes by holding down the Ctrl key and double clicking on an attribute then Hit Ctrl+C to copy the text (no need to select the text its already selected). You can then paste the text into whatever application you need to. Ex. Excel or Filemaker Etc
Tip..When Using the FILLET command you can hold down the shift key to fillet with ZERO Radius no matter what your current radius is set for.
Tip...When using Extend or Trim you can Trim or Extend from all entities on the drawing by hitting an extra enter.
Tip.. Are you somewhat of an expert and would like to have more screen area free of toolbars and menus? Try CTRL+0 ("Zero") to get a "Clean Screen" and get more drawing area. Note sometimes on toggling back the ribbon disappears to get it back type Ribbon on the command line.
Tip...Have a viewport inside a viewport in paperspace and can't switch to the inner one, Use CTRL+R to switch between viewports.
Tip... Have a drawing where colors and linetypes are not bylayer you can use the SETBYLAYER command to fix it.
Tip...Have a drawing with overlapping lines and duplicate text. You can use the OVERKILL command to fix it.
Tip ... Edit Attributes in place by holding down the Ctrl key and double clicking on an attribute. You can also hold down the Ctrl key and single click on several attributes then use properties or quick properties to change the values all at the same time.
Tip ... Use CHSPACE to transfer objects from papaerspace to modelspace and Vice versa. Hint... you must be in a layout tab other than Model to use it
Tip when selecting objects you can remove them by holding down the shift key and selecting them.
Tip .. Use TORIENT to fix the rotation of text to a readable rotation.
Tip... Use TJUST to change the justification of text and attribute definitions without having the text "JUMP"
Tip ... Having trouble with xrefs on multiple drawings..use reference manager to change the all at once. Reference manager is located under Start->All Programs->Autodesk->Autocad 20XX->Reference Manager
Tip... You can copy to clipboard with a basepoint by hitting CTRL+SHIFT+C
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