Below is a combination of good and bad things about AutoCAD’s Search bar for help. The Search Bar in AutoCAD’s title bar can be customized to include your own library of tips and tricks and other documents you may have accumulated. The less than convenient limitation is you must link each file individually. You can also add a link to an RSS Feed through the Communication Center. The disappointing limitation is RSS Feeds are not searchable from the Search Bar in AutoCAD. Clear the “Hide results older than..” check […]
Category: CAD Skills
Learning habits, information resources, skills measurement
Paste Special Keyboard Shortcut
2 things. 1) I don’t want the “Select Shape File” dialog to appear when I open a drawing. 2) What’s inside a .shx file.
Redefine blocks using Design Center
In most recent version of AutoCAD when a toolbar is visible it is easy to control which toolbars are displayed. 1. Right clicking on any toolbar that is visible displays a list of toolbars for that menu group. 2. Right clicking on a blank area of the screen where you can dock a toolbar and you get a list of all the Menu Groups. Simply pick a toolbar from within one of the menu groups listed. All very […]
This post is for people new to drawing templates. You have created a custom drawing template by creating a new drawing. You added your title block and border to a layout. How do you use this template to create new drawings?
US National CAD Standard Presentation.
Switching between open drawings can be made easier if they are displayed side-by-side (tiled). This tip shows you how to make the Tile Vertically command appear on the Quick Access Toolbar in AutoCAD 2010.
Create a layout for your Project CD Label and add it to your sheet set.
I like to switch between multiple open drawings by clicking on the Windows Taskbar. You use this technique for switching to another open application so why not be able to do this with each drawing you have open. To enable this behavior in AutoCAD just type TASKBAR and set the value to 1.