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AutoCAD Tutorial - Tools in the Status Bar
AutoCAD Tutorial - Tools in the Status Bar
This AutoCAD Tutorial will be your guide to the drawing aids on the status bar.
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Think3 Parts Modeling: Gui Concepts
Think3 Parts Modeling: Gui Concepts
Tutorial shows how to create a part using 2D sketching tools, then convert it into a solid and fillet, think3, August 19, 2003
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Autocad Menus: Standard Flyouts
Autocad Menus: Standard Flyouts
Explains how to add flyouts to a new toolbar.
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Autocad Menus: User-defined Flyouts
Autocad Menus: User-defined Flyouts
Define a new toolbar and then add it as a flyout to an existing toolbar.
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How Do I Make An Object In The Current Drawing Appear In The Xref Drawing?
How Do I Make An Object In The Current Drawing Appear In The Xref Drawing?
They might sometimes feel cumbersome to work with, but xrefs are an excellent tool for organizing your drawings, and they can help maintain design consistancy when several people are working on the same layout. George Omura helps you make sense of xrefs in this AutoCAD Q&A.
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Autocad Menus: Partial Menus
Autocad Menus: Partial Menus
AutoCAD menus, toolbars, and shortcut keys are defined with a base menu. This menu is by default acad.mnu. If you wish to add new menus to AutoCAD it is better to define them separately and add them as partial menus. Partial menus are managed with MENULOAD command. Although this tutorial is designed for AutoCAD 2004, it might be applicable for other releases.
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Create Your Own Tool Palette -- Without Network Permissions
Create Your Own Tool Palette -- Without Network Permissions
See tip link for description.
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Lesson 1-10: Changing The Properties Of Objects
Lesson 1-10: Changing The Properties Of Objects
Now that you have learned how to draw objects and modify them using special commands, you need to know one more way changing the properties of an object. For instance, you may have made a spelling mistake in your text. You could erase it and re-create it, or you could double-click on it and just correct the error. This method is an extremely important tool to help you with your CAD work.
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New Text Management Tools
New Text Management Tools
In AutoCAD 2002, you`ll find two new commands, SCALETEXT and JUSTIFYTEXT, that make working with text easier and less frustrating.
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Customizing Toolbars(part Ii)
Customizing Toolbars(part Ii)
Creating new toolbars is about as easy as modifying existing ones. One use of a new toolbar is to reconfigure existing AutoCAD toolbar buttons to your own tastes. Another is to create a palette of custom buttons which launch custom commands such as VBA, Lisp, or other macros. If you follow our belief in the 80-20 rule, custom toolbars are for you.
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Frame With Raised Panel And Mitered Sticking
Frame With Raised Panel And Mitered Sticking
The following tutorial assumes that the reader has the 2D proficiency necessary to draw closed profiles and is familiar with these 3D tools: 3D Box, Normal Extrude, 3D Intersect, Imprint, and Facet Editor. An understanding of the Mirror Copy tool is also needed.
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Keeping Up To Date With Communication Center
Keeping Up To Date With Communication Center
AutoCAD 2004 and 2005 introduced a new tool called the Communication Center. It provides a way to make sure that your software is up to date and to bring you the latest information about the software you are using. Things like tips, articles and announcements for the product you are using can be just clicks away. If you haven`t enabled your Communication Center yet you are missing out on valuable information that could help save you time.
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Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Open And Save Settings
Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Open And Save Settings
The Open and Save tab in Options dialog box consists of a few useful tools and options. Let`s check out some of them.
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Use The Original Properties Toolbar Pen Color
Use The Original Properties Toolbar Pen Color
Use the original Properties Toolbar Pen Color -simply put your cursor over the pen color drop down menu and right click it.
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Custom Icons For Tool Palettes
Custom Icons For Tool Palettes
When you create Tool palette tools to insert blocks, the default icon image is a €œPlan€ view of the block. This may be okay for most blocks, but there may also be times when a plan view is inadequate to represent your blocks, especially when multiple blocks may look similar in plan view.***Free Registration Required***
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