CAD Management Articles
Explore parallel universes   1 Feb, 2001

Long, long ago, the AutoCAD world was flat.More>>

Revenge of the paper space cadets   1 Jan, 2001

In my July 2000 column, "Lost in paper space", I took on the contentious question of whether to use paper space as your standard operating procedure to set up all AutoCAD drawings. That article unleashed a flood of e-mail from both supporters (the x-ruffians) and dissenters (the paper...More>>

To AutoLISP or VBA?   1 Jan, 2001

What's the difference between AutoLISP and VBA?I want to learn how to program AutoCAD, but I'm not sure which tool to learnfirst. Which one is better?More>>

LT On-line: Lesson 10   1 Dec, 2000

Managing xrefsMore>>

Rtext automatically updates drawing text   1 Dec, 2000

Rtext is much like AutoCAD?s Xref command, except that it works with text files.More>>

Elegant AutoCAD customization eliminates problems   1 Nov, 2000

General-purpose CAD programs such as AutoCAD beg to be customized. AutoCAD’s out-of-the-box program menus and default settings have improved over the years, and the Express Tools add a lot of the functionality that we used to cobble together from various...More>>

LT On-line: Lesson 9   1 Nov, 2000

Xrefs: blocks writ largeMore>>

Attaching Data to AutoCAD Entity Objects   1 Nov, 2000

Do you know what differentiates AutoCAD from a drawing program of lesser value? The quick answer is AutoCAD has programming interfaces.More>>

AutoCAD 2000's Parallel and Extend options   1 Nov, 2000

Let's discuss the new parallel object snap in AutoCAD 2000.More>>

Inkjet plotter features   1 Oct, 2000

Inkjet, thermal, and LED plotters reviewedMore>>