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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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Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Adding Text To Status Bar
Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Adding Text To Status Bar
Explains how to add permanent text to the status bar using the MODEMACRO system variable.
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Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: String Linetypes
Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: String Linetypes
String linetypes are complex linetypes that consist of some text. Any string linetype may contain some dashes, spaces, and/or dots. You should be familiar with defining simple linetypes to be able to define String linetypes. For more information read the following tutorial....
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Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Simple Linetypes
Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Simple Linetypes
Simple linetypes are those that consist of dashes, spaces and dots. On the other hand complex linetypes may contain texts and/or shapes. Figure 1 shows some simple and complex linetypes. Here you learn how to define and use a simple linetype.
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Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Operating System Commands
Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Operating System Commands
AutoCAD Program Parameters file or rather ACAD.PGP enables users to call external operating system commands through AutoCAD command line. You can edit ACAD.PGP with the help of Notepad or any other text editor. Follow the instructions to open ACAD.PGP in Notepad and add a new external command to AutoCAD. The current tutorial has many common steps with the following one.....
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Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Shapes With Straight Lines, Part 1
Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Shapes With Straight Lines, Part 1
Shapes are defined within Shape files. Shape files are text files with SHP extension. If you are not familiar with compiling shape files and/or loading and inserting shapes read the following tutorial...
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Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Defining A New Command Alias
Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Defining A New Command Alias
Command aliases are alternative names for AutoCAD commands. For example you can invoke the LINE command by entering L in command line. The AutoCAD Program Parameters file or rather ACAD.PGP is used to define command aliases. Here you learn how to open and modify this file to add a new command alias.
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Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Customizing Ucs Icon
Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Customizing Ucs Icon
AutoCAD uses a special icon to show the user coordinate system (UCS) orientation and/or location. The icon is called UCS icon. The UCSICON command is responsible for management and customization of this icon.
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Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Creating A New Material Library
Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Creating A New Material Library
You can create your own material library. The material library can be defined based on the materials created or loaded in the current drawing file. The following tutorial is based on AutoCAD 2004 but applicable for most releases of AutoCAD.
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Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Search Paths
Autocad 2004 Customization Tutorial: Search Paths
If you attach a raster image or an Xref to a drawing, and later change the location of the attached file, AutoCAD will search for the file in its search paths. The same action applies for locating a drawing file. In general, AutoCAD searches the following locations respectively: current directory, drawing directory, directory specified in the support file search path, and directory containing the AutoCAD executable file, acad.exe.
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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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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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Autocad 2004 Level 1 Free Video Training
Autocad 2004 Level 1 Free Video Training
Excellent free AutoCAD, ADT and REVIT Video Tutorials
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Autocad 3d Modeling: Thickness And Elevation
Autocad 3d Modeling: Thickness And Elevation
Thickness is an object property that gives the object a 3D effect. If you apply thickness to lines, circles, ellipses, arcs, polylines, solid fills, and traces they will acquire some height. Thus by changing the shade mode they will look like 3D surfaces and/or solids. Elevation is the default distance from XY plane along Z axis. Although you can override this value with direct coordinate entry or by using OSnaps it might be useful. The current tutorial shows you how to draw a simple 3D table with the help of elevation and thickness.
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Autocad 3d Modeling: Tiled Viewports
Autocad 3d Modeling: Tiled Viewports
Viewports enable you to view the models from different view points at the same time. Various display settings such as zoom factor and shade modes can be applied to every viewport. There are two types of viewports available in AutoCAD: Tiled and Floating. Tiled viewports are applicable to Model space while Floating viewports are used in Paper space only. Note: The tutorial is designed for AutoCAD 2004 though might be applicable for other releases.
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