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Entity Level Reactors in VBA   1 Mar, 2001

Reactors are functions we write that run in response to something happening in the computer system.More>>

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Software updates: Patches and service packs   1 Feb, 2001

My December column generated quite a bit of feedback, most of it agreeing with my concerns about the fast pace of software upgrades. This month I'll discuss a related subject: how to control and manage the update patches and bug fixes that are also released rapidly. In...More>>

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LT On-line: Lesson 11   1 Feb, 2001

Xrefs: layers, loading, and logsMore>>

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Explore parallel universes   1 Feb, 2001

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

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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>>

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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>>

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LT On-line: Lesson 10   1 Dec, 2000

Managing xrefsMore>>

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Rtext automatically updates drawing text   1 Dec, 2000

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

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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>>

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LT On-line: Lesson 9   1 Nov, 2000

Xrefs: blocks writ largeMore>>