Happy New Year! I'm crossing my fingers that 2017 will be a great year for you and for me (are you in?). Let me help you kick it off by sharing a tip that will enable you to quickly bring layers from one drawing into another!
Note: You can also use these techniques to bring in dimension styles, text styles, blocks, etc!
I know you want it...how can you resist? Nearly all the latest features in AutoCAD 2017 in one convenient booklet. What a great Father's Day Present! : )
Do you 3D? If you do, you most assuredly are familiar with the 3DORBIT command (or at least one would hope!)
For years - AutoCAD has determined the centroid of the display when orbitting based on the center of the entire model. This center doesn't always work effectively when you have objects off in one or more directions.
Do you ever get tired of hitting that pesky "enter" key to repeat the previous command? If so, you should check out the handy MULTIPLE command in AutoCAD. Run it before any command to automatically repeat it (Escape to exit). Who wants to type out such a long command? Put that baby on a toolbar, panel or better yet the Quick Access toolbar for speedy access!
Check out my latest Cadalyst video!
I am certainly behind on blogging! I haven't posted since the holidays! I seem to be more of a Twitter-holic these days...so if I'm late on blogging - you can get your fix by following me on twitter @Lynn_Allen
Adding your own panel to the AutoCAD ribbon:
Happy Thanksgiving to those of you in the US! The awesome Volker Cocco reminded me of this cool trick for cleaning up your lines using the good old (top secret) CHANGE command in AutoCAD. You can go to many webinars that Volker and the Autodesk Knowledge Network team do to brush up on all your Autodesk Product skills!
It's not uncommon to need to frame various text objects in AutoCAD - why not learn all the ins and outs about doing so? Check out my latest Cadalyst Video where I show you three different ways to do exactly that. Hint: It's easiest in AutoCAD 2016!
You are probably aware that you can double-click on a block with attributes to edit it...but there are just SOOO many steps involved when all you want to do is a quick modification to the attribute value. Wouldn't you just like to get straight to the point?
Check out my Cadalyst video and learn the secret!
Happy September everyone!