AutoCAD Tips 2017-10-15T02:39:57+00:00

Six efficient ways to clean AutoCAD drawings

If you are thinking that your drawing does not need optimization then think again, maybe you are missing great benefits of having a clean drawing. An optimized drawing with a [...]

An introduction to Wildcard characters in AutoCAD

Wildcards are special characters that represent one or more characters in a string of characters. AutoCAD supports most of the popular wildcard characters. You can see a list of supported wildcard characters [...]

Six useful AutoCAD command line tips

AutoCAD command line may look very insignificant to new users but it's rather very useful tool and it can increase your productivity in many ways. Here I will introduce you [...]

Divide AutoCAD objects into equal parts

Using DIVIDE and MEASURE commands of AutoCAD you can divide 2D drawing objects like Line, Polyline, Arc, Spline and Ellipse in equal parts without knowing their length. These commands will not [...]

Everything about LOFT command of AutoCAD

LOFT is one of the most basic 3D commands which is generally used for making complex and even organic shaped geometries with relative ease. This command works in a little [...]

An Introduction to AutoCAD Sheet Set

AutoCAD Sheet set manager is just like any normal palette of AutoCAD but it also has very powerful features in it. With the help of Sheet Set, you can organize [...]

Making and using AutoCAD Dynamic Blocks

One of the most powerful features of AutoCAD is dynamic blocks. I mostly use this feature to create dynamic symbols that can be used in drawings, like Section arrows, 2D [...]

All you need to know about AutoCAD clipboard

When you copy data from drawing it is temporarily parked in the clipboard and when you paste that data then it is accessed from that clipboard. AutoCAD clipboard has many tools [...]

An introduction to QuickCalc AutoCAD calculator tool

With QuickCalc AutoCAD Calculator command you can measure the length of geometry, its angle and coordinate points like midpoint or centroid. You can perform complex calculations using the scientific calculator [...]

Migrate custom settings of AutoCAD using profiles

Drafters generally have their own set of custom AutoCAD settings like default project file paths, template locations, linetypes, hatch patterns and printer defaults. When you change your workstation these settings [...]

Creating your own Font symbol in AutoCAD

In AutoCAD, you can easily add custom symbols using the text editor and windows character map. For most of the situations the symbols of character map are enough but if [...]

How to divide object with blocks in AutoCAD

You can divide object with blocks in AutoCAD like Polyline, Spline or Circle in equal segments or at equal intervals using divide and measure command. You can also divide objects [...]

Make Array with COPYM command of AutoCAD

COPYM command can save time allowing you to perform multiple tasks with a single command, using this express tool you can perform array, divide and measure operations. Let's start with Divide option [...]

Open AutoCAD drawings without using AutoCAD

DWG is a native AutoCAD file format but it can be opened with other software's and online tools as well. When you don't have access to AutoCAD software and you really need [...]

How to print AutoCAD drawing to PDF

One of the most popular output formats of AutoCAD drawing is Portable Document Format or PDF. A drawing exported in PDF format can preserve layer data, custom font styles, and [...]

How to rename named objects in AutoCAD

Using RENAME command you can rename named objects in AutoCAD like block, layer, and linetypes. This command can be used to rename individual objects as well as multiple objects, let's see how [...]

How to enter fields in AutoCAD drawings

Fields are special texts which update itself automatically when its linked object or property changes. For example, you can add a field which represents the area of an object and [...]

How to Password protect AutoCAD drawing

Update: With AutoCAD 2016 and later versions the feature of password protecting AutoCAD files has been disabled because it no longer meets the present security standards. You can open password protected [...]

Six tips to boost performance of AutoCAD

There can be nothing more frustrating than working with a software that cannot perform well. Although when it comes to speed a lot depends on hardware configuration, there are other factors [...]

How to make 2D isometric drawing in AutoCAD

Isometric drawings are not actual 3D drawings, they are made with 2D geometries but they appear like 3D. Isometric drawing in AutoCAD can be made by tilting viewing angle to [...]

How to make 2D from 3D drawing in AutoCAD

There are at least three different ways by which you can make 2D from 3D drawing in AutoCAD. The method which offers maximum flexibility in drawing conversion in model space [...]

100 AutoCAD commands you should know

In this massive list of AutoCAD commands, I have tried to include some of the most useful commands which every AutoCAD user must know. Some of the commands in this list [...]

20 AutoCAD bad practices you should avoid

Recently I asked my blog subscribers and LinkedIn connections about the AutoCAD bad practices which they come across in their workplace. I got some really great responses, big thanks to [...]

Eight best Mice for CAD software users

Recently I asked many CAD software users regarding their opinion of the best mouse for CAD software and which one they themselves use or prefer to use and I got some [...]

Understanding annotation scale of AutoCAD

The annotative property was added in the AutoCAD 2008 version and it is by far one of the most useful tools of AutoCAD. Prior to induction of annotation scale of [...]

Six new features of AutoCAD 2017

Autodesk has released its new AutoCAD 2017 version and there are some exciting enhancements in this release. In this article I have listed six new features of AutoCAD 2017 version that [...]

What is the Defpoints layer in AutoCAD

You must have noticed Defpoints layer in layer property manager of AutoCAD which is automatically created. Have you wondered why this layer is created automatically and what is the use [...]