This Week's Software Tips
Adjust Linetype Scale for Model vs. Paper Space
Shane Wells sent us a tip for controlling a drawing's linetype scale. "Ever experience linetype scales that won't cooperate in between model space and layout/paper space?" View the complete tip and post your feedback.
Change Space Without Changing Text Size
Carol McKeough shared a method to get text objects to and from paper space and model space. "I use the Changespace (Chspace) command to ensure my text size remains consistent between model space and paper space." View the complete tip and post your feedback.
Shift Key Shortcuts
Mike O’Flaherty sent us eight tips that will make you more efficient in AutoCAD with the press of one key! For example, "While in the Extend command, pressing Shift lets you trim an object." View the complete tip and post your feedback.
Cycle Through Drawings
Craig McGrath sent us a method to instantly cycle through AutoCAD drawings. "Simply Ctrl+Tab to cycle between drawings in AutoCAD and the same to cycle between open windows in any other program." View the complete tip and post your feedback.
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