Tip: AutoCAD's Big Problem7 Sep, 2006 By: Bill Burchard,Michael Partenheimer
For years, AutoCAD hasn't worked well with large coordinates in civil engineering and survey drawings. Here, we offer some workarounds.
There's a bug in AutoCAD that's been around for years: AutoCAD doesn't work well when using large coordinate values. Hatches won't fill, the Trim command doesn't always work and other annoying "gotchas" can occur.p>
So what is a "large" coordinate value? We're referring to x,y values in the millions. Of course, this is not a problem for the many users who work with much smaller coordinate values. But if you do work with large coordinate values, we have some workarounds to help you overcome AutoCAD's shortcomings. Read more >>
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About the Author: Michael Partenheimer
Autodesk Technical Evangelist Lynn Allen guides you through a different AutoCAD feature in every edition of her popular "Circles and Lines" tutorial series. For even more AutoCAD how-to, check out Lynn's quick tips in the Cadalyst Video Gallery. Subscribe to Cadalyst's free Tips & Tools Weekly e-newsletter and we'll notify you every time a new video tip is published. All exclusively from Cadalyst!