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Design Review for NON-CAD Users

How do you break away from the inefficient workflow of printing hardcopies of a drawing and using a highlighter to markup revisions? You want to take this process into the digital age but how? You have engineers and surveyors who have years of experience but not much experience with AutoCAD. Using Autodesk Design Review® and Autodesk DWG TruView®, both are free programs from Autodesk, you can markup drawings and create digital checklists. The design review […]

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 […]