Nested XREFs and layer states

If you use a system of drawing sheet and drawing model in your practice where both are seperate files and the sheets are…

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Imperial dimension – metric drawing

One of my colleagues noted that she wanted all her measurements to be in imperial when dimensioning for her client. The drawing had…

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Hollow Dimensions

My colleague asks me today, “why are my dimensions hollow and not filled?” I thought, maybe FILLMODE is not set. But that was…

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MTEXT Slow to Start

If you have decided to place all AutoCAD items in a central location and link each machine across the network to those locations…

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Macros – More Advanced

In my next post on customisation I will be looking at more advanced macro writing. After this post there will be a few…

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Skewed World UCS

One of my colleagues had a drawing where the UCS had been rotated to suit a particular part of the drawing, however on…

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Qleaders Always Plotting Though Off

One of my colleagues found that qleader heads (not the lines but just the heads) would plot in a viewport even when turned…

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Advanced dimensioning

This tutorial follows on from the dimension style basics one. One of my colleagues was wanting dimensions that show a half (.5) after…

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Dimension style basics

This tutorial follows on from the text style one. So once you have created you default text style (NOT STANDARD), click on the…

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Text Style

As a small note in association with my another post of mine on trailing zero dimensions, I thought it would be handy to…

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