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Automating Autocad
Automating Autocad
Over the last few weeks I have been fixing over 100 drawings for a customer and in so doing, have come across several features that I€™d like to share with you all. If you do repetitive procedures, having a €˜button€™ or tool to hit can be very efficient, especially if that tool combines several commands. This month I€™ll introduce custom toolbar fundamentals and we€™ll see where we go from there.
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Autocad Menus: User-defined Toolbar Buttons
Autocad Menus: User-defined Toolbar Buttons
Learn how to create toolbar buttons.
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Lisps `n` Scripts
Lisps `n` Scripts
This month, Michael looks at two methods of AutoCAD automation that all users should become familiar with. The smart use of Scripts and Lisp routines are key to having AutoCAD behave just the way you want it to. There are great productivity gains to be made by setting variables automatically with scripts and by automating common tasks with lisp. Michael also continues his exploration of raster images in AutoCAD.
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Who Needs Rectangles?
Who Needs Rectangles?
Do you ever get tired of rectangular viewports? Seriously, life does not hand us tidy, rectangular drawing environments. This month I thought I€™d review a couple old tools that have been around since the release of A2000 but that are under the radar for most users. We€™ll also take a look at a Trim/Extend treat that may increase your productivity, along with a command €˜modifier€™ you may be interested in.
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Express Train - Neocon 2004 Special
Express Train - Neocon 2004 Special
This month€™s coverage of Express Tools is in recognition of the attendees of my €˜AutoCAD Toolbelt€™ presentation at the NeoCon World€™s Trade Fair 2004 in Chicago June 14-16. I mentioned a few of my favorite Express Tools at the end of the handout, so I thought this would be an appropriate venue for an overview on those particular features.
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Views, Layers And 3d In Lt?
Views, Layers And 3d In Lt?
The features this month are some of those things that are buried more than one level deep or just don`t lend themselves to being the most obvious. For example, creating named views: Check. Naming a UCS position: Maybe. Combining the two: Seriously? Oh, yeah. Then there`s the whole Layer State thing that has now been relegated to a graphic button in AutoCAD 2005/2006, rather than the text `Save State` as in previous versions.
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Filters And Settings
Filters And Settings
In an effort to find a few bright spots in the Layer Properties Manager introduced in AutoCAD 2005, this month I look at a couple workable features in the Filter Tree side of that dialog box. And since very few of us work in a vacuum, somewhere along the line you will receive a drawing using a different plot style table than yours. There`s a very simple solution to that. There`s also a very simple solution to drawing and editing objects without using @distance
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Autocad 2005: Viewport Background
Autocad 2005: Viewport Background
Tutorial illustrates how to add a background image to shaded viewports.
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Oldies And Goodies
Oldies And Goodies
Every now and then I`m really glad Autodesk doesn`t take stuff out of AutoCAD. OK, maybe they`ve taken out one or two things (like the plain old Text command; replaced with Dtext), but I think the Boundary command is a nice little routine that can assist in calculating square footages. Then I got an email from somewhere praising the merits of the Dline command, especially the ability to cut door openings in parallel lines.
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Autocad Menus: Building A Menu Template, Part 4
Autocad Menus: Building A Menu Template, Part 4
AutoLISP programs play a great role in building menu macros. You can write AutoLISP routines and save them in the MNL file. Later you can use them as menu commands. You can also use AutoLISP statements as menu macros. This tutorial will show you how to use AutoLISP statements in menu macros.
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Fun, Final, And Fundamentals
Fun, Final, And Fundamentals
For the last several versions now, the Publish command has been largely overlooked. Sheet Sets are great, but when you have a number of layouts to plot, the Publish dialog box is the best `batch plot` utility. If you have a drawing open when you launch the Publish command, the drawing`s Model and Layout tabs are listed. In addition to managing the list of sheets, you can also opt to output the drawings to the device named in the page setup for each sheet listed, or create a multi-page DWF file.
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Selection Methods
Selection Methods
See tip link for description.
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Mm Computers: Drawing Autolisp
Mm Computers: Drawing Autolisp
Macros
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Saving Real Estate With Auto-hide Feature For Palettes - Part 1
Saving Real Estate With Auto-hide Feature For Palettes - Part 1
With the introduction of AutoCAD 2004 they redesigned the Dockable Container. The Dockable Container is the modeless interface that was used for Properties and Design Center when they were introduced back in 2000.
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