This Week's Software Tips
Quickly Resize Text
Frequent tipster Len Nemirovsky sent us a routine he wrote to simply change AutoCAD text to the proper scale. "This small routine, TXS, scales text according to your current DIMSCALE settings, very similarly to standard AutoCAD functions for updating dimensions." View the complete tip and post your feedback.
cHANGE tEXT cASE
Skip Millett sent us a tip demonstrating a command that will alter the case of text in many different ways. "The Express tool Tcase is probably more helpful when converting text to uppercase or some other case. It works for single-line text and mtext, and you can select multiple entities." View the complete tip and post your feedback.
Plotting When Plot Styles are Missing
Kevin Mukbel sent us a quick method he uses to better plot files he receives from outside sources that do not include a plot style file. "Have you ever received a drawing file from a consultant and tried to plot it and you then found out that it is an STB file and you could not use any of your plot style pen (CTB) settings?" View the complete tip and post your feedback.
Open Drawings In The Application Of Your Choice
Al Thibault shares a tip that works with AutoCAD files or any other files you access via Windows Explorer. "Opening a drawing with the desired [software] product can make a CAD user's day much more enjoyable." View the complete tip and post your feedback.
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