Tag: autocad

OSNAPZ command AutoCAD

The OSNAPZ command comes in so handy at times. Sometimes when you are trying to snap from an object/point that has a Z-coordinate, the Z-coordinate can mess things up, especially when you are working in a 2D drawing and you don’t care for the Z-coordinate. For instance, you overlaid a 3D model over a plan drawing, snapping to that model… Read more →

Assign a viewport override – AutoCad

“Plot Style tables are all well and good, and you get a big gold star if you’ve created your own. If you want something equally powerful, but a wee bit less technical, consider the Viewport Override columns in the Layer Properties Manager. How to Assign a Layer Color By Viewport (Viewport Override) On the Layout tab, activate the viewport in… Read more →

AutoCAD 2013 for Mac Documentation

AutoCAD 2013 for Mac documentation: AutoCAD 2013 for Mac users guide AutoCAD 2013 for Mac command reference guide AutoCAD 2013 for Mac customization guide This documentation, including Installation and Licensing, and Developer documentation can be found on the Autodesk website. Update: And also, the AutoCAD 2013 Tips & Tricks booklet by Lynn Allen: AutoCAD 2013 Tips & Tricks booklet Much… Read more →

Interesting AutoCAD posts

Below some interesting autoCAD related articles I came across. FUN with BASE.DCL “A big part of what got me into AutoCAD was learning how to mess with people. This is a classic for me. There is a file called base.dcl that is used by some dialog boxes as a template. With some simple editing you can change the “OK” and… Read more →