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Month: May 2009

Listing a 2D Distance in AutoCAD

I type DI on the command line then pick two endpoints to list a distance in AutoCAD.  This distance is 3D, a slope distance.  How do I get a horizontal distance?  Set the System Variable, OSNAPZ to 1 then use the DI command.  I could tell you all about OSNAPZ but then you would not develop the skills to look up information on your own in the AutoCAD help file.  (Remember, the theme of this blog is to improve […]

AutoCAD User Groups – learn and network

I recently participated in a Civil 3D User Group meeting in Ft. Myers, FL, organized by the Southwest Florida AutoCAD Professionals.  We had some great discussions on Points, Surfaces, Styles (you can’t get very far in any Civil 3D discussion without mentioning styles), hardware recommendations, and basic configuration tips for sharing settings.  This group is very active and provides a great environment to share your knowledge.  You will most likely pick up new tips and tricks from […]